I was travelling up the mountains with Bob for a daywalk. The weather however was not that great. We had cancelled our original plans and had decided on the way up that we would work out a substitute based on local conditions. It was a bit misty and rainy.
In the end, we chose to start at Evans Lookout and walk along the clifftop track to Govetts Leap and then continue to Pulpit Rock and return the same way.
So we set off from the lookout. It was quite atmospheric as we started off along the track. There was nice lighting on the Grose Gorge – so I grabbed a few photos.
We went off track a short distance to look at Gossamer Falls on Hayward Gully. They were not flowing that much.
At the lookout above Govetts Leap – the waterfall was not flowing that much – perhaps Blackheath had not had that much rain lately?
We continued on to Govetts Leap Lookout, and there watched a helicopter working near Popes Glen. We wondered if we would be able to continue with our walk. We talked to a NPWS worker – and he told us the track was closed as a new bridge was being constructed over Popes Glen Creek. So we backtracked a short distance to the top of Govetts Leap and then walked up the Braeside Track.
The Braeside Track is always a nice walk, and we soon arrived at the small dam just below a firetrail. On past trips I have turned right here and walked into Blackheath shops. This time we turned left and walked through nice forest to Evans Lookout Road. Nearby was the start of the Grand Canyon Track – so we decided to walk back to Bob’s car at Evans Lookout via the canyon.
It was quite cool in the canyon, so we chose a warmer spot, just before the steep drop into the floor of the canyon for lunch.
As we climbed up the track to the Lookout, we could not help noticing all the birds. We had seen a lot of birds on the whole walk – but near the lookout they seemed quite used to humans. They included a lyrebird, rosellas and a scrub wren that even went into Bob’s car for a look.
More photos of this walk are online here on my website.