Sugar pine walk
In a land of Giants
I am utterly speechless, lost for words. This place was absolutely breathtaking.
and as home became a spec in the mirror my excitement grew like a little kid on Christmas...
Turn right into the Bago Forest along Knopsens Road just after the village of Laurel Hill. Follow this logging road for about 400 metres and on your right you will see the entrance to the Sugar Pine Walk. The walk is about half a kilometre. Even though it is situated in Bago State Forest in Batlow, it is well worth the 4.5 hour drive southwest of Sydney across the scenic country of NSW.Known as the “Pine Cathedral” and the “Fairytale Forest”, the Sugar Pine Walk was planted in 1928, rows of these towering trees give an aura of majesty. It is an awe inspiring experience – especially in winter, with snow dusting the soft carpet of fallen pine needles. As you walk the sunlight glimmers through the fine canopy, guiding visitors for at least a 500 metre walk . You can take a connecting stroll through the park’s other trails such as the 440-kilometre Hume and Hovell Track. From there, you can explore the park’s other natural attractions – including Blowering Dam, historic gold mining spots and the Paling Yards for horse riders and mountain bikers. Although the actual walk is only 500m in length it is an awe-inspiring experience. The canopy of the towering pine trees meet overhead while every footfall is softened by the carpet of pine needles. The walk links with other forest trails so if you would like a longer walk get a map and explore further.
Winding dirt roads, tall trees
Camera ready, two steps, one look up…
The rings on trees show the passing of time- years, weeks, days and seconds full of memories and I find that beautiful.