Surefire Canyon - 20 October 2012
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Party - Dan, Sharon, Gabe, Mica, Dave
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The photos are continued on this
page. The next day we visited Galah
This is a classic South Wolgan canyon. It was almost exactly 36
years since the first descent.
Above - at an old drill site above Surefire Canyon. This hole is
Above - this looks like the Tea Tree I had found on the Colo back in
the 80's - Leptospermum
spectabile - but that species is only suppsoed to growing
along the boulders near the river. Here it was growing on top of the
cliffs above the canyon. As well as red flowers, there were pink
flowers and white flowers (see below)
Thanks to Roger Lembit - according to him they are the red form of Leptospermum macrocarpum - this fits in with
the pink and white flowers close by.
Above - the same species?
Above - Gabe on the second abseil
Above - Mica on the second abseil
Above - Sharon on the second abseil
Above - Sharon
Above - Mica and Sharon
Above - we continue down the canyon
Above - Dan above the third abseil
Above - Sharon on the jumble of logs above the third abseil
Above - Mica and Dan
Above - Dan at the bottom of the third abseil
Above - Mica gets ready to abseil
Above - the party in a nice section of canyon - Sharon, Gabe, Mica
Above - looking down what used to be the fourth abseil. When I first
visited the canyon, a large horizontal log jammed up the canyon here
- and you had to abseil or jump off the end of it. Later the log
tilted down and it is now easy to scramble down. But can you see a
snake swimming in the pool?
Above - canyon formation
Above - Mica
Above - the snake - an Eastern Brown - it was very cold!
Above - ferns
Above - what has Dan spotted now?
Above - some type of skink?
Above - it had quite a spiky tail
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