Always have a Plan B

ETTREMA – THE WAVE CAVE – 13 – 14 October 2018
After a week of rain up and down the east coast of NSW, I was struggling with the idea of walking down Tail Race Creek (on wet rock in the 1-5ml of forecast showers), camping on the Shoalhaven (in the forecast rain) and then walking out on Sunday (again in 1-5ml of drizzle/ showers).  So, just in case, I came up with a Plan B. Continue reading

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The walk that just wasn’t meant to be

WOLLEMI WILDERNESS – 22 – 23 September, 2018
Culoul Trail > Culoul Creek > Tinda Creek > Wollemi Creek > Culoul Trail
About 12 or 13 years ago Geoff Sherwood put this walk on the calendar, I didn’t get to do it, but I put it on my wish list for the future.  I can’t believe I keep this sort of stuff for so long! Continue reading

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Return to Yagby

YARRANGOBILLY KARST AREA – 7 – 14 September 2018
As far as caving areas in NSW is concerned Yarrangobilly (Yagby) has to be one of the best there is for both sporty caving and good formations.  David S agreed to lead some trips for MSS so we locked in the dates and applied for permits – my only concern was “do I really want to do the Hughies Dig squeeze again?”
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Jeff & John – my heroes!

GLEN DAVIS CANYONING – 18 & 19 August 2018
By now you’ve (possibly) read about the wonderful Friday canyoning on Newnes Plateau.  Well … here’s how the rest of my weekend went! Continue reading

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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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