Monthly Archives: January 2012

Western Arthurs – Visitation Figures

While waiting for ¬†our bus at Scotts Peak Dam after the Western Arthurs walk I had a bit of time on my hands. So I perused the intentions logbook at the trailhead and made a few notes. Back home, I … Continue reading

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Hat Hill Canyon

A return visit to Hat Hill Canyon. It was supposed to be a trip down Claustral Canyon but recent rain made this unwise. None of the others had been down Hat Hill Canyon so this made it a good alternative. … Continue reading

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Western Arthurs – Tasmania

One of my favourite walks is a traverse of the Western Arthur Range in South West Tasmania. I first visited this range as part of a long walk back in 1975, and it is one place that I have been … Continue reading

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Canyoning at Newnes

Newnes in the Wolgan Valley is a great place for a lot of outdoor activities. Its good place for bushwalking, mountain biking, rock climbing and canyoning. Earlier in January I spent an enjoyable weekend camping at Newnes with a group … Continue reading

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New Dunlop Volleys – Fail

For a long time Dunlop Volleys have been the shoe of choice for a lot of bushwalkers and canyoners in NSW. They are particularly good for canyoning. The sole, favoured by roofers for a long time, has very good grip. … Continue reading

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National Pass – Bushwalk

After visiting Empress Canyon, we did a walk along the excellent and spectacular National Pass at Wentworth Falls. This track starts at the bottom of Empress Canyon at the Valley of the Waters and then follows the half-way ledge to … Continue reading

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Empress Canyon – Revisited

After the Boxing Day canyoning trip, John was staying in the mountains with his wife Claire and kids. Other friends – Sarah and James were also around. It was a good chance to meet up, do an easy canyon and … Continue reading

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Wildflowers – Northern Blue Mountains

A few (mainly) flower photos from the Boxing Day canyoning trip.

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Canyon Exploration – Northern Blue Mountains

For many years now, I have been fortunate to be able to leave on Boxing Day for an extended canyoning trip in the Northern Blue Mountains. Some of these six day trips have been visiting known but remote canyons, others … Continue reading

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