Exploratory Canyoning - Northern Blue Mountains - 26 - 31 December 2010

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Party - Rik, Chuin Nee, John, Rob, Sarah, James, Dave

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On Boxing Day each year - a group of us head out into the Wollemi Wilderness for some remote canyoning. Often we return to favorite canyons and throw in a bit of exploration as well. This year, was a return to our roots - looking for new canyons. There had been a lot of rain in the period just before Xmas and it was also raining a little on Boxing Day when we set out.

The photos are spread out on four pages -

Page 2 - covers a deep and exciting new canyon
Page 3 - the walk out from the new canyon a the moving of our base camp
Page 4 - exploring two more new canyons

and there is a short video of some of the trip on YouTube here.

Rik organised the trip and chose likely looking creeks for us to explore.

Day 1

Above - Mist in the trees

Above - walking along a fire trail to get to our campsite

Above - Chuin Nee

Above - Rik near the planned campsite.... hmm....

Above - but we do find a relatively clear area to camp


Above - we head off through canker to our first canyon

Above - Rik and Rob in the first canyon. Rik had been through this one before. It looked good!

Above - Chuin Nee just visible in the canyon

Above - canyon formation

Above - Sarah on the second abseil

Above - Chuin Nee on the second abseil

Above - John in the canyon

Above - most of the party at the end of the canyon

Above - Chuin Nee climbing down the last small drop

Above - hibiscus orchid

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