Day 2 of the annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course and yet another canyon I hadn't done before. Awesome!
The track to Deathtrap Canyon used to be an old logging road but it was now well and truly overgrown so the walk in was not straight forward.
Day 1 of of the annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course. My group had been allocated Closet Canyon, which was great as I'd never done it before and being slightly remote it promised a good bit of off track walking and navigation.
We set off just after 9:30am and followed the well defined track to Rocky Creek, which then petered out to a faint and difficult to follow track along the ridge line. We completely lost the "track" where the ridgeline did a bit of a dogleg and resorted to some good old fashioned bush bashing for a hundred metres or so until we got to the next section of ridgeline which was a bit more open but still required bush bashing.
An epic canyoning weekend to a few remote and rarely visited canyons in the Bungleboori wilderness.
The very original plan I had in mind was to do the Three Peaks but that was scrapped once Greg and I realised how hot it was going to be - plus Greg had come down with a bad case of ManFlu so we decided to do Wheengee Whungee in the Kanangra region instead.
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!