M***m canyon – a little gem

NEWNES PLATEAU – 17 August 2018
2½ years ago, when canyoning with Aine and Colin G, they mentioned that there was a canyon called M***m “in this area”.  My first expedition to find it after pouring over topo maps gave me hope (it looked like a canyon) so we did the second expedition to do what I thought was M***m but it was a dismal failure, I wasn’t even in the right area although we didn’t know it at the time.
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The Bloody Bunglebori

BUNGLEBORI CREEK – Waratah Ridge > Bunglebori & Return – 10 – 12 August 2018
For those bushwalking friends of mine who came up with a good excuse for NOT walking with me this weekend – consider yourselves having dodged a bullet! Continue reading

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What? Another Mogo Walk?

MOGO CREEK AREA – 21 & 22 July 2018
Mogo Creek Trail > unnamed ridge > Boree Trail > Frying Pan Rock > unnamed ridge >  Mogo Creek Trail
I know, three walks to Mogo in the space of a month is verging on the ridiculous, BUT, it’s virtually in my back yard!  Trish M was keen to get back out in the bush after a few weeks off, so we decided to cross another trip off my wish list.  I complicated it slightly by asking Trish to drive up to Boree Trail on Friday to do a water cache, what I thought would be 1.5 hours each way turned out to be a 5 hour round trip (probably should have looked at the route on whereis.com!). Continue reading

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IYDM Trip #1 Perryman Falls

ETTREMA TOPS – 13 – 15 July 2018
An IYDM trip is something I really want to do, but it would challenge me, a trip along the lines of “In Your Dreams M”.  I met up with the Legendary Louise out on Ettrema Tops last Easter and her enthusiasm about the area was contagious.  We started talking about all the places to explore including Perryman Falls.  By this time the long fire trail bash was a distant memory – I’d forgotten my words at Easter were “never doing that again”!
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Making assumptions always gets you into trouble

MOGO CREEK AREA – July 8, 2018
When planning a walk, half the fun is talking over the route, discussing the options and debating the assumptions that you make.  My usual walking partner, and who I rely on to call me out on sketchy assumptions, is taking a break so I was left to my own devices – turned out that pretty much every assumption I made was wrong!
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