Su Li had organised a walk on the weekend to Colo Meroo – a nice campsite on the lower Colo River. We walked in via Mailes Ridge, starting off at Mountain Lagoon. On the walk were Su Li, Martin, Steffy, Col, Rik, Dave W, Albert, Rob and myself. In addition, a friend of mine, Doug, joined us for the first day.
I had been to the Colo along this route once before. That was back in the 1980′s. Not long after the track along Mailes Ridge was cut by the NPWS.
The walk starts with a fire trail up and around Condor Trig. Then it leaves the fire trail and works its way along Mailes Ridge before descending to the river. At many places along Mailes Ridge are nice rock platforms offering fine views of the Colo River and the surrounding country.
The Colo Meroo campsite is just upstream of an old poplar plantation. It is a nice grassy clearing. It has some facilities – toilets and a galley. The sandy banks of the Colo are about 200m away. The river at the point is quite shallow.
Overnight, we heard a lot of animal noises – the howling of wild dogs, the sound of possums in the trees and also the grunts made by feral pigs.
On Sunday, we returned the way we had come – along Mailes Ridge back to Mountain Lagoon.
More photos can be viewed on my website here.