This was day 1 of the bi-annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course - coordinated by Chris Stanley.
On previous courses we've started from the Bell Heavy Vehicle Checking Station and then spread out all over the Bluies to do various Canyons - unfortunately due to the recent October bushfires, our choice was somewhat limited so Chris made a
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.
Spring skiing doesn’t get much better than this - good snow cover, nice temperatures and beautiful weather - what more could you ask for?
Due to a busy calendar last year we missed out on doing an X-C Ski trip, so I had to get a trip in this year. Anton had a couple of
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.