Category Archives: Blue Mountains

New Radiata Plateau Video

This video shows the spectacular scenery of Radiata Plateau (Elphinstone Plateau) at Katoomba. It is accompanied by well known Blue Mountains bushwalker and botanist, Wyn Jones, reciting his poem about the Plateau. It is part of the campaign to keep … Continue reading

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Sassafras Gully Walk – 13 August 2018

This was a pleasant walk organised by Brian Everingham for the National Parks Association of NSW. On the walk, as well as Brian was Faye, Sharon, Janet, Bob, Mike, Sheila and myself. We met at Springwood Station and then set … Continue reading

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Bruce’s Walk (Western Section) – 26 July 2018

Neither Bob nor myself had visited Bruce’s Walk. It is a walking track constructed in the Blue Mountains, nor far north of the railway line, around 1931. It follows the easement of an electrical transmission line constructed shortly before, that … Continue reading

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Asgard Plateau Weekend 21-22 August 2018

This was a pleasant bushwalking and camping trip with friends to celebrate two birthdays. We headed to a nice campsite at Asgard Swamp on the Asgard Plateau at the head of the Grose Valley at Mt Victoria. It was a … Continue reading

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A New Pass on Lockleys Pylon – 12 July 2018

Bob had suggested this trip for a while. Earlier he had seen, from Pulpit Rock Lookout, a possible new pass on the side of Lockleys Pylon in the Grose Valley. He knew of a climbers pass from the Lockleys Pylon … Continue reading

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Birdwood Gully – Fungi and Orchids – 11 July 2018

This was an opportunity to catch up with an old friend – Don, and his daughter Elata and her cousin Elena for a nice walk down Birdwood Gully at Springwood. We were looking for fungi – but not a lot … Continue reading

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Sassafras Gully Fungi – 3 July 2018

As it had been so dry, I had not not bothered to visit Sassafras Gully to look for fungi for a fair while. But recently, there had been some rain – although the mid mountain had had far less than … Continue reading

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Dunphys and Duncans Passes – Narrow Neck – 21 June 2018

Over the years I had visited most of the Narrow Neck Passes but there was one I had not visited – Dunphys Pass. This was an early Narrow Neck pass found by Myles Dunphy and party. Bob suggested a walk … Continue reading

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Coachwood Glen Fungi – 16 June 2018

I attended the Field Activity of the Sydney Fungal Studies Group Inc at Coachwood Glen in the Blue Mountains near Blackheath. On the day, the weather was quite cold and windy. It was fairly sheltered in the glen – being … Continue reading

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Shipley Plateau Walk and Lookouts – 14 June 2018

This was a walk with Bob where we visited an obscure track that starts on the Shipley Plateau. It is described on Allan Wells Website on his Blackheath Page – walk number 11. We started out on cold windy day … Continue reading

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