An overnight camp at Ryde Falls, Mt Oxford Forest Park
|Ryde Falls, Mt Oxford Forest Park|
Tramping the Ryde Falls Track, Mt Oxford Forest
|DOC sign, start of the Ryde Falls Track, Coopers Creek entrance|
|Ryde Falls car park at Coopers Creek|
|Ryde Falls Track: Ascending through broken scrub, Mt Oxford Forest|
|Mt Oxford and Coopers Creek area, Mt Oxford Forest|
|Looking down on Coopers Creek and the Mt Oxford Massif|
|Descending the Ryde Falls track towards the Falls|
|Ryde Falls Track, travelling along the first rideline|
|Mt Oxford Forest: junction of Wharfedale/Ryde Falls track|
|The track to Ryde Falls descending to Coopers Creek|
|Area of old growth forest, Ryde Falls Track, Mt Oxford Forest|
There was an old tramway for moving the timber out of the area, this is mostly overgrown now but there is an option to explore the area near these information panels. The Wharfedale Track turn off is close to this point, it is all down hill to Ryde Falls from this point.
|Info board at site of old tramway, Coopers Creek, Mt Oxford Forest|
|Descending towards Ryde Falls on the Ryde Falls Track|
|Ryde Falls Track: just before the descent to Ryde Falls|
|View down Coopers Creek from the end of the Ryde Falls Track|
Visiting Ryde Falls from the campsite
|Next to Ryde Falls camp-site, Mt Oxford Forest|
The area immediately in front of the Falls is sand fly hell, when I stopped to take these photos about a thousand of the sods attacked me at once.
Be warned, cover up before you come down to the falls.
|Ryde Falls in Oxford Forest Park|
|View of Ryde Falls, Mt Oxford Forest|
I had my lunch here and after the day trippers had left set up my tent, had dinner and settled down next to a fire with a brew before turning in early.
|Camp site near Ryde Falls, Mt Oxford Forest|
|View upstream of Coopers Creek, this is next to the camp-site|
|Jon at Ryde Falls camp-site|
|Tent set up in the small camp site at Ryde Falls, Mt Oxford Forest|
|Small campfire at Ryde Falls for some night ambience|
Home via the Korimako, Wharfedale and Connector Tracks
|Map: The relationship between the Korimako, Link and Ryde Falls Tracks|
|Lots of ferns on the Korimako Track, Oxford Forest Park|
|Korimako Track: Ascending track towards Wharfedale track, Mt Oxford Forest|
|On the Wharfedale Track heading for the Link Track to Coopers Creek|
|Track sign at the Wharfedale Track - Link Track junction|
|On the Link Track heading back to Coopers Creek, Mt Oxford Forest|
I passed some examples of windfall on the track heading back to the car park. This beast was at least 2-3 times taller than me (I'm 6'3") I'm glad I wasn't in the forest when that wind storm came through. There was a whole area of windfall and all of the dead trees were the same size.
|Massive windfallen tree, Connector Track, Coopers Creek|