Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

This trip was fruitful, with two routes being confirmed as worthwhile, multi-pitch gorge routes with nice waterfalls and refreshing pools to swim in. No-one else signed up so I shortened it to two days. On Monday morning I checked out an old track near Hindmarsh...
Blue Drum Creek

Blue Drum Creek

This was the 2nd attempt for Saul and I, as we tried this in Feb but baulked at crossing a very dodgy looking gap on an exposed and sloping ledge. My main memories of that first attempt were the panic at the thought of crossing that chasm, and the relentless scratchy...
Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos

Forget Halloween – this trip was SUBW with culture! This year we were keen to abandon Halloween and instead celebrate the Mexican celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) near a bush cemetery and when the opportunity arose we jumped in. After a few last-minute...
Loftus to Heathcote

Loftus to Heathcote

Because the weather was forecast to be a slightly unseasonable 19 Degrees and fine, I decided it was a good chance to go for a walk in the Royal National Park’s interior before summer really set in and it becomes a bot too hot for walking on the tracks which are...
Corker Trail to Wombat Creek

Corker Trail to Wombat Creek

(Not sure if this wins any records for the most belated trip report (!), but I thought I’d write it up anyway). The plan was to head up the Corker Trail in Barrington Tops National Park, neither of us having been there before, and check out the area. Planning was...