Bulwer Mountain Day Hike
Photos & Report by Dave Sclanders
4 Hardy hikers met at Bulwer to experience the Bulwer Mountain Day hike.
The morning was fresh, and clear, with slightly nippy breeze snapping at us all day. I have not done this hike for many years, however as we hiked, old memories started to come back. In one place the path disappeared completely, and after a short scout around, we found it at a higher level. There seemed to be no logical reason why it should just stop where it did. Later , we decided to do a “short cut” up the slope to get to the summit quicker – just remember there are no “easy short cuts” in the berg. The path was longer, but may have been easier. The view was a bit hazy in the distance, but one could still get an idea of the surrounding countery side.
We spent some time with the para gliders, who were needless to say very well dressed for the occasion. They commented that it was not the warmest day to fly in , however the wind was “just right” to practice take off and landings.
Nearing the end , we could lack back up the mountain side and say – “WE WAS THERE”, a good day enjoyed not far from home.