Margarita Madness

CORANG RIVER, Morton National Park – 8 & 9 December 2018
The Legendary Louise suggested that we walk into the Corang River (one of her special places) and float around on pool rings drinking margaritas!  It sounded like a good spring adventure so we put a trip together which morphed into a true MSS Decadence Walk.
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Back to the 80s Canyoning

BUNGLEBORI CREEK – Waratah Ridge > Dead Log Canyon > Bunglebori > Luna Park Canyon > Bunglebori > Hailstorm Retreat Canyon > Waratah Ridge – 23 – 25 November 2018
Luna Park was always an IYDM (in your dreams M) canyon – a 10 – 12 hour day, easy for the young and fit but a killer for someone my age, so, I came up with a solution, camp on the ‘Bori, and then another bright idea … go down Dead Log to get there (with overnight packs). Continue reading

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According to the forecast …

CANYONING BLUE MOUNTAINS – 17 – 18 November 2018
The lead up to this weekend was fraught with changes … I had booked in on Rod’s trip to Fortress Canyon on Saturday and had put Kamarah Gully on for the Sunday.  When I got back from NZ on Sunday night, I discovered that Rod had a cast of thousands and so I offered to lead a second group if he split the participants.  I ended up with four on my trip to Fortress and Rod had about 12.  By Friday Rod had canned his trip as, according to the weather forecast the weather would be miserable at best and he had all beginners, but I decided to go ahead with my group to Fortress – you never can tell what the weather will be. Continue reading

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My New Zealand Adventure – Part 3 Wrapping it up

PUKETITI STATION – November 11, 2018
We had finished all the planned caving and the day we set aside for scrubbing our gear was superfluous when we had all scrubbed our stuff and hang it out to dry after Thunderer Cave. So, what to do on our penultimate day … after much discussion we decided to do an easy “short” walk in the area, the Gorge Track and possibly Double Falls Track. Continue reading

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My New Zealand Adventure – Part 2 the Caving

PUKETITI STATION, NZ – 4 – 10 November 2018
So many people had raved about the caving in New Zealand, so when David S decided to put a trip on, limited to eight cavers, I was quick to put my name down.  Planning for the trip started 12 months ago, but was complicated by the location of the caves that we wanted to explore … permits to obtain, avoiding the lambing season and booking the shearers’ quarters.  But in the end it all came together thanks to David’s organisational skills. Continue reading

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