Ettrema – No Country for Old Women

ETTREMA WILDERNESS – 29 March – 2 April 2018
Greta Road > Rogers Hill > Cinch Creek > Billys Hill > Billys Pass > Hamlet Crown > unnamed spur > Ettrema Creek > Tullyangela Creek > Puckett Pass > Pinchgut Hill > Cinch Creek > Tilly Anne Gap > Possibility Point > Tilly Anne Gap > Greta Road
This was a walk Jeff did 7 years ago and he thought that it was so good that I should do it – he admits now that he’d forgotten about some bits over the years (don’t we all?). Continue reading

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Lucid Pools Canyon

BLUE MOUNTAINS – 24 March 2018
Trish M and I had a Saturday free and Trish wanted to do Bell Canyon as she hadn’t done it before, it sounded like a good idea at the time.  But then there was a week of rain, and I wasn’t feeling in top form on the day so I hijacked her trip and suggested doing an exploratory canyon instead (sorry Trish), Alan G joined us for the day.  I’ve changed the name slightly and will explain that later. Continue reading

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Cooleman Adventure

COOLEMAN PLAINS – 17 March 2018
It was a long way to go for a day’s caving, but a weekend with MSS and CSS members was too good to pass up.  In the end Rod S and I drove down together (thanks for all the driving Rod!).  Plus, I got to go on an adventure with the amazing Regina looking for A-tents. Continue reading

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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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