Upper Bowens Creek South Branch
Today was the first of Sydney North Region Scouts summer canyoning adventure weekends and I was excited to note that I’d been allocated to Upper Bowens Creek South Branch, an awesome canyon that I had done five years ago.
Woo Hoo! 3rd and final EPIC training trip for a private NZ Mountaineering Trip next week and a huge one off my bucket list - I’ve now completed all the Kanangra Canyons flowing into Kanangra Creek - mind you, I haven’t done Kanangra Main …
Woo Hoo! It’s only taken four years on my fourth trip down Whungee Wheengee to finally write up a trip report of one of my favourite canyons and a great one to do in preparation for our forthcoming Mountaineering Trip.
Thurat Rift and Thurat Spires
Epic! That’s what the boys reckon. I thought it was awesome. It has everything you could ask for and more! A demanding and remote adventure with absolutely stunning waterfalls and abseils, pristine creek walking, an optional side trip to Danae …
Today signalled the start of a week of daily thunderstorms. We were going to do Upper Bowens Creek South but with a forecast of storms and 15mm of rain from 10:30am Matt suggested we tackle Dalpura Canyon instead as this would give us time to get out …
Day 2 of the annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course and yet another canyon I hadn’t done before, with an end of day speed run through Twister.
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.
Tiger Snake Canyon
Day 2 of the bi-annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course and one of my favourite canyons. It’s a dry canyon, which means you only get your feet wet - it’s a shame that it’s not longer.
Breakfast and Rocky Creek Canyons
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 - …
Tambo Gooches Crater
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.
Tambo Ironmonger Hill and Breakfast Creek Bushwalk
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.
Bushwalking Gear List for Scouts
A list of gear aimed for Scouts undertaking a weekend, three day walk or Scouthike.
A few Golden Rules to remember when packing for a weekend bushwalk:
Wollangambe Two Dot Two
What a great Day. This is my favourite section of the Wollangambe. Wollangambe 1 seems to be the more popular, but I just like this section better.
Twister and Rocky Creek Canyons
This is the inaugural Tambo Canyoning Trip.The twelve of us set off from the Rocky Creek Car park at 10:30am and after a leisurely stroll arrived at the start of Twister Canyon around 11:00am when Adrian discovered that he’d had a bit of a …
This trip started as the result of strange coincidences. When we did Twister and Rocky Creek the weekend before, Ian mentioned that a leader from Sailor’s Bay was going to do Wollangambe on the Sunday - which was cancelled due to water levels.