Bell Creek Canyon - 30 November 2008

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Party - Rik, John, Chuin Nee, Col, Dave N

Bell Creek in the souther Wollangambe Wilderness is a very spectacular canyon. It has canyon section close to its source, but the best section is the last constriction not far upstream from its junction with Du Faurs Creek. On this trip - it was this lower constriction that we visited.

We went to Bell Creek from Mt Wilson by crossing Clatterteeth Canyon and dropping into the small Bellfry Canyon - a convenient and spectacular side tributary of Bell Creek.

Above - Col and Chuin Nee getting into wetsuits above Bellfry Canyon

Above - Chuin Nee on a hand over hand

Above - canyon formation

Above - canyon formation

Above - canyon formation

Above - John in the canyon

Above - Chuin Nee admires the beautiful clear water

Above - Chuin Nee in Bellfry Canyon near the Bell Ck junction

Above - Chuin Nee and Col in "Quicksand Alley" in Bell Creek

Above - John doing some bridging

Above - this part of the creek involves some tricky boulders to negotiate

Above - more boulders choke the creekbed

Above - canyon formation

Above - some jumping is necessary

Above - we catch up to another party in the lower constriction

Above - we need to scramble down this fall

Above - in the canyon

Above - lilo-cam - photography in this ultra pretty and spectacular section is very difficult

Above - Col floating through

Above - in the canyon

Above - enjoying the sun

Above - small water droplets falling into the canyon and getting tossed around by the breeze (- exposure about 1/6 sec)

Above - At the Du Faurs Creek junction - the end of Clatterteeth Canyon - we walked downstream

Above - a curious eel

Above - Chuin Nee in a cave

Above - more wades and swims

Above - Chuin Nee admiring the view over the Wollangambe Wilderness

Above - flannel flowers were abundant

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