Beraking to Mount Dale
5th June 2017
The Hike - With Beraking being the last of the Helena Valley campsites, make sure you catch the sunrise as the valley fills up with sunshine (and if you're lucky, a bit of morning mist). With the wide open space in front of the shelter and a fairly flat elevation it can get chilly there, especially if the morning easterly is blowing. Luckily the shelter is perfectly positioned to provide a barrier as you brew a morning coffee and prepare for the day. Leaving the campsite you are straight out onto the 4x4 track you walked in on for some pleasant forest hiking. The area leading away from the campsite is far from mature forest and has a bit of a scrappy look to it in places, more so since they've recently burnt the area to protect the small patches of pine plantation.