Trip to Pulpit Rock and the Painted Forest

Field Trip on Saturday 17th of November 2007, 08:30 AM (16 years ago)

Contact: Robyn Bridges | 021 235 8997

A botanical day tramp for the medium to fit; a 6-7 hour return trip. Following a ridge track to the site of the old Green Hut and then upwards to Pulpit Rock where we will descend to the Painted Forest. A 75 ha pure stand of silver beech reaching an altitude of 700 m, west of the tallest peak. It is thought beech cover was widespread in the Silver Peaks which has been reduced by early fires. The origins of the name of this stunningly beautiful primeval patch of beech is a mystery. This is exposed country where conditions can change quickly, so bring appropriate clothing, footwear and food. Meet 8.30am Botany Department carpark.