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Mount Talaterang in a Day - by Yvonne White

Nowra, 9th October 1991, 6am. Fog and drizzle - just the day for an ascent of Talaterang Mountain by sixteen Wednesday walkers. Our walk started at 7:45am from the carpark on Little Forest Plateau, taking the track to Mount Bushwalker where the heath flowers were growing in profusion.

Our first sight of Talaterang was of a mountain shrouded in cloud, but as we moved towards Gadara Point the clouds lifted and we could see the Castle, Shrouded Gods Mountain, Byangee Walls, Pigeon House and Talaterang - a spectacular wilderness area. With the Clyde Gorge and Folly Point on our right, it seemed no time before we reached Gadara Point, a beautiful area with rock and pencil orchids covering the rocks and ledges. It was a great place for morning tea and a welcome break.

Here our group split into two, a faster group who pushed on to the top of Talaterang while the slower group reached Pallin Pass and explored the area and the wildflowers. Nine walkers reached the top and signed the visitors book. Harry, who has a way with words, added some suitable remarks. This group then returned to Pallin Pass and rejoined the other group for lunch, then all returned to the cars for a welcome cup of tea before the drive home.

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