Mermaids Cave and Orphan Rock - 20 July 2017

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Party - Bob, Dave

Above - At the Paul Harris Memorial Lookout - views of Mt Cloudmaker and Kanangra Walls

Above - we started out on the "Grand Clifftop Trail" - which was another name for the road that goes along the south side of the railway line between Blackheath and Medlow Bath

Above - A short way along, we turned off down the walking track that goes to the Mermaids Cave. This track is not signposted but it is shown well on Open Street Maps.

Above - As well as walkers this tarck seems to be also used by mountain bikers.

Above - The track took us down to the bend in the Megalong Road. Coming in on the left is a second track that goes back up to the escarpment.

Above - Now on the tourist track to the cave

Above - Mermaids Cave Falls

Above - We had followed down the track that goes down the cleft behind Bob.

We climbed up the cliffs at the far end of the cave - this was an easy scramble and then went back to the top - all off track.

Above - Orphan Rock from Reids Plateau at Katoomba

Above - The Three Sisters from Juliets Balcony

Above - Bob climbing up the old track up Orphan Rock

Above - Orphan Rock

Above - View from the top of Orphan Rock

Above - Bob on the way back down - there are two sets of rickety stairs. Care is needed!

Above - the second set of stairs

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