Tuesday 22 October 2013At one stage the Tuesday was the only decent forecast for the week, then it changed to being the worst with rain expected. However a couple of days later it had changed back to the best weather for the week after all.The initial bit of the walk from Braslins Road was a steady but not steep uphill past some remnant buildings, although one the highest private bits of land looked to have recent activity. At the first junction there was debate as to which way to go, but we opted to follow where the GPS pointed and went right. It was a bit confusing as the waypoints put in the GPS had a track further to our north and where we were walking did not appear on the map. Viewing our actual track from the GPS on return home showed that the map had the track in the wrong place.Some sections had plenty of vegetation growing in the track, but nothing too overgrown to require pushing through. There were a few boggy stretches and the one creek crossing had a rock bridge to…
Wednesday 30 March 2016
Long Marsh Dam has quite a history as it was the site where local landowners were going to use convicts as free labour in 1840’s but when it was decreed in 1844 that they had to be paid the landowners refused and the convicts walked off the job and that was the end of the project.
Shirley suggested that Honeysuckle Road be used as the access to Long Marsh and a perusal of the 1:25 maps and satellite images seemed to confirm that way would be possible. From Ross it was about 44k with the last 28 Along the gravelled Honeysuckle Road, which was not too bad although it was a bit rougher towards the end. A bridge that once spanned the Macquarie River has long gone which meant a walk along the road to the access 4wd track. It was most noticeable that the bush along beside it was literally carpeted with Hibbertia procumbens to an extent that I had never seen anywhere like this before,
At a junction Shirley took us to the old quarry sites where large stone had…
26-28 April 2016
After such a disastrous walk to Cape Pillar in October 2007 I was anxious to only go there in light
winds. On that trip I was blown into a rock and suffered deep cuts and a broken
nose and considerable lacerations and of course an abandoned walk. A four-day period was set aside to pick out
three for the walk and fortunately the weather was suitable for them all.
The idea was to use the
old Cape Pillar track for an hour then branch off turning west across several
plains on northern side of Crescent Mountain with final short ascent to Arthurs
Peak by this time using the new Three Capes track which will be followed
through to the junction where it meets with the old track. From there is not a long way to Lunchtime
Creek where the new track swings away on a new route.
Soon after setting out
Agnes Creek was reached where it was surprising to find a tree had knocked the
bridge down and all traces of it had been removed. The creek is however a very simple crossing