Arthur’s Canyon – unfinished business

BLUE MOUNTAINS – Waratah Ridge > unnamed spurs > Bunglebori > Jeff’s Pass > Oliver’s Campsite > Arthur’s Canyon > Bunglebori > Hailstorm Retreat – 3 & 4 March 2018
On a bushwalk a while ago, John G and I were talking and John said he’d like to go back to Arthur’s Canyon because he didn’t take his camera last time.  Arthur’s Canyon is what Jeff and I had been calling Oliver’s Canyon and we had unfinished business there – so the trip was planned! Continue reading

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Sidewinder and Yarramun Creeks

BLUE MOUNTAINS – Dumbano Trail > unnamed ridges > Sidewinder Canyon > Yarramun Creek – 10 – 11 February 2018

John G and I had talked about visiting Sidewinder Canyon.  Years ago he’d walked up from the bottom to a side creek and couldn’t find anything positive to say about the scrubby creek.  But you know me, seeing is believing, so he very kindly put it on the MSS calendar to take me there (I’m a bit over leading these days after my last couple of epics).  Jeff B, Trish M, Anna O-B, Alan G and Ebony A joined us.  This would be Alan’s first trip after our Fergies epic and Ebony’s first ever canyon and overnight walk … my fingers were crossed that the weekend would be a positive experience for both of them! Continue reading

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My Northern Lights Adventure

NORWAY – FINLAND – THAILAND – 11 – 29 January 2018

This trip was conceived in a casual conversation with Christine.  Me: “I wouldn’t mind seeing the Northern Lights”.  Christine:  “ok, let’s do it”, and next thing we knew we had a date set and had invited a few other friends, Jane, Lynn, Ashild and David.  I maybe should have done a bit more research about the Northern Lights!

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Are the canyon gods trying to tell me something?


The day started out perfectly, everyone arrived on time, we nailed the route we wanted to take and explored the creek we wanted to explore, but by the end of the day, I’d be spending two hours in Lithgow’s emergency room.  And I still don’t know how I managed to injure not one but two legs! Continue reading

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ALCATRAZ CANYON – January 5, 2018

A repeat of Alcatraz Canyon ordinarily wouldn’t be blog worthy.  However, based on the next day’s adventure, I thought Alcatraz was worth a mention as it shows that not all of my trips are epics, and from time to time, everything goes to plan!

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