IYDM Trip #2 Yarramun Creek Canyons

YARRAMUN CREEK – Wollangambe Fire Trail > Unnamed Ridges > Captains Canyon > Up Ya Bum Canyon > Captains Canyon and return – 7 – 10 March 2019.  An “In Your Dreams M” trip proposed by John G … the walk in and out would be 5 – 6 hours.  We would camp on Thursday night to get an early start.  I wasn’t at all confident, particularly as my backpack weighed in at 15k – way too heavy for me! Continue reading

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What’s that white stuff on the rock?

MT WILSON – Dalpura Canyon, 24 February 2019
More about that white stuff later …  the plan for the day was to go down the unknown section of Upper North Bowens Creek, but, with the outside temperature of 11ºC, did we really want to do a canyon which might have numerous compulsory swims?
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I’m pretty sure this is the fire trail

NEWNES PLATEAU – Zorro Canyon, 23 February 2019
After a night of rain (the weather and temperature hasn’t improved at Mt Wilson) I met up with the “crew” for Saturday’s canyon, Serendipity. None of us were overly enthusiastic about a really “wet” canyon so we started tossing around dry options.  Rod came up with Zorro, he and I were both familiar with it, Steve R, Alan G and Alan C hadn’t done it before.  Zorro here we come!
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Canyoners in the Mist

MT WILSON, Corkscrew Canyon – 22 February 2019
I looked at the weather forecast before leaving home, and it really didn’t look that bad, but by the time I got up to the mountains (3 hours later), it was raining, drizzle and cold-as. Rather than camp in the wet, I rocked up at Marcia’s with a good bottle of wine and stayed the night there. Next morning she and I drove out to Mt Wilson to meet up with Anna and John. None of us was keen to start walking in the mist. Continue reading

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I’m liking these 3 day canyoning weekends!

BLUE MOUNTAINS – Canyoning – 8 – 10 February 2019
Finally took Aine & Colin G to M***m canyon (the one they’d helped me find); followed it up with a run through South Bowen (always a favourite), and then sussed out some of the upper section of Bowen Creek (for a bit off off-track exploratory canyoning – lawyer vine optional).  A great weekend, although three canyons in three days, what was I thinking? Continue reading

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