No Gaps on Maps walk #3

MOUNT WILSON – 11 February 2024
This started out as a suggestion from John G for that we do a small unpublished canyon that I’d done about 6 years ago.  It was nice of him to ask me, he could easily have done this by himself (even solo)! When looking at the map, I saw that the creek the canyon was on flowed into a 2k section of South Bowens that I hadn’t done, whoo hoo maybe I could close a gap on the map!  Continue reading

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A “we’ll just” trip with John

GLEN DAVIS, NSW – 2-3 February 2024
It was John G’s birthday weekend, and he always puts on some exploratory canyoning, it’s sort of a tradition.  This year it would be a car camp at Glen Davis and a couple of canyons.  On the drive up through the Hunter Valley on Friday afternoon to get to Glen Davis (a 4.5 hour drive) the car temperature gauge was reading 40ºC, I didn’t even want to get out of the car to have a rest break!  Continue reading

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Belly sliding through a streamway – what’s not to love?

DEUA NP – 27 January 2024
I first visited Wyanbene in May 2015, with Natalie, we were underground for a long time, probably started around 9 and didn’t get out until it was dark (admittedly, it was May, much earlier sunset!).  I wasn’t keen to go back, there was that ladder climb, and I recall crawling for hours in a streamway, groveling in water and mud. And yet, here I was again. Continue reading

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Marble Arch – not what I expected!

DEUA NP – 26 January 2024
I had this vision of an archway in the creek made out of white marble and a track going through it, the reality was it was nothing like that!  I’d visited The Big Hole and Wyanbene Caves in 2015 and 2014 but had never taken the time to do the walk down to Marble Arch.  When I finally did it this weekend, it more than met my expectations, what a great walk, and there’s a cave there! Continue reading

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IYDM Trip #12 – Canyoning with the Dream Team

MOUNT WILSON – Gobsmacker Exit >  > Waterfall Creek > Happy Valley Exit – 13 January 2024
When planning this trip, I sure that it wouldn’t be a “we’ll just” trip, so I measured out the distances, 3k on fire trail, 1k on a footpad, 3.5k down a creek, 4k up another creek and 1k on a track.  I researched the sunrise and sunset times … we’d have 12 hours of daylight.  I estimated that in the creeks we’d be doing about 1k/hour.  So, I put out the feelers to see if anyone else was interested in an “epic trip”. Continue reading

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