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Trip Reports 2023-11-29-Mt Lowry

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Alison with Astelia solandri.
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Flower of Parsonsia heterophylla.
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This article was first published in the Tararua Tramper Volume 96 No.1 February 2024

Lees Grove to Lowry E

Wednesday 29 November

Nine from TTC met at the start of the Lees Grove Track to do this attractive bush circuit. It's quite a steep climb to Mt Lowry and to the bench at the viewpoint for morning tea. From there we went back down to the Rata Ridge Track, had lunch en route and soon arrived at Fern Gully Track and back to the cars. Four hours.

A very pleasant day with quite a bit of botanising and bird listening. Alison spotted Drymoanthus adversus orchids which grow insignificantly mostly on tree trunks. Michele saw several Astelia solandri in flower and I saw a lovely bush of Parsonsia heterophylla in flower.

Party members
Julia Fraser (leader and scribe), Alan Benge, Anne Bond, David Campbell, Michele Dickson, Lois Kluger, Liz Martin, Anna Shum-Pearce, Alison Stephenson.

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