The Budawangs is home to some of the best Bushwalking in NSW. This particular Bushwalk from West to East or vice-versa is a Mega-classic offering humungously diverse and spectacular scenery and bushwalking. It is home to iconic features like The Castle, Monolith Valley, Seven Gods Pinnacles, Corang Arch, Burrumbeet Brook and more.
The level of interest amongst the boys was excellent with 16 boys in total. This meant that we could embark on the ideal trip by splitting the party into two, starting at opposite ends of the Bushwalk thereby visiting all the best bits without any backtracking.
After a ridiculous amount of pfaffing around with car hire and other logistical problems, we finally headed off on Friday afternoon to our campsite for the night at Bendeela in the Kangaroo Valley.
Stunning Bushwalking in a remote and largely untracked area!
One of the best Bushwalks I've done. Patrick had this walk on his Bucket List for at least year and Ian was dead keen as well as his brother had done it years ago. And after seeing the photos on David Noble's site ...
K2K ina day! Yay! Well, technically, as we finished at the Golden Stairs we didn't complete the walk - only 870m short of the official finish which is the Old Climbers Carpark at Narrowneck. But, if you have an engineering background as I do, as opposed to a theoretical mathematician's, you'll know that close enough is good enough!
A challenging bushwalk in the Kanangra region. Originally I had planned to do a three day walk from Kanangra to Katoomba for the Silver Qualifying Walk but alas the logistics of the car shuffle proved to be too complex so I settled for a three day circuit starting at Kanangra Walls, down the Gingra Ridge to the Kowmung River, up to 100 Man Cave via Compagnoni Pass and the Ti Willa Plateau
This fabulous bushwalk was recommended to me By Adrian Spragg - a leader at 1st Sailors Bay. The icing on the cake was that I was able to re-use most of his paperwork which made the admin work heaps easier.
A great introductory walk to the Wild Dog Mountains region, with a little of bit everything - Ridges, Steep Downhills, Firetrail, Bouldery Creek Walking, River Crossings and Chest High Nettle. Even though the distance is short, this is a bit of a tough walk as the walking is a bit slow due to the nature of the steep and bouldery terrain. The beach campsite on the Cox's is just fabulous with an abundance of firewood and the walk up towards the Jenolan or Harry's River is just great fun which led to all sorts of antics such as Freezing River Crossings, Horizontal Tree Walking and of course, Rock Skimming. What more could you ask for?
All up it is 13 clicks - if you're fit and fast you'd be able to do it as a day walk in around 5-6 hours. If you're taking novices allow two full days.
I can't quite remember how this all got started, I think I suggested to Anton that he might be able to organise his own DoE walk and soon enough Jason asked Anton if I could organise a Six Foot Track walk. After I had a look at the Six Foot Track walk, I decided that it looked pretty boring as the bulk of it is along firetrail which I generally dislike. It's OK in small doses, but I much prefer less travelled routes in wilderness areas.