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Bluff River Gorge

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Thursday 12 July 2012Gradually the cloudy sky broke up and there was plenty of sun for this bushwalk taking us past the three caches in the Bluff River Gorge. After not being able to get across the river last year, we walked directly to the upper crossing point without walking the western side track within the gorge. Before heading down to the river we enjoyed sitting on the open ridge top with panoramic views of the gorge. Once over the river we gradually gained height and rounded a bend to come out into the sun, which remained with us for most of time on the eastern side. Numerous attractive caves and cliffs added to the dramatic country we were walking through. Apart from a the odd bloom it was too early in the season for the bushes to be in flower.During the walk three geocaches (Looping the Bluff !, Sanding Room Only, and No Bluffing, By Gorge !) were also collectedClick below for the photo albumBluff River Gorge 2012

Three Thumbs 2012

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Wednesday 27 June 2012Well the weather was just ideal for a bushwalk to the Three Thumbs and to collect a few geocaches during the trip. However, the geocaching part looked a bit shaky as Peter’s GPS did not display any in the area.  A later check at home showed the records were on the GPS and when overwritten with a new copy they displayed OK; puzzling!   All was not lost because Adrian had notes on the caches and the grid on his GPS.  This enabled us to locate the one near the cars.After morning tea at the lookout over Maria Island we commenced the walk to the Three Thumbs. Shady spots had plenty of frost but a fair bit of the way was along the tops of the main ridge and in the sun.  Eventually we were on the highest peak, presumably the third Thumband also what we presumed would be the hiding placed of the "Three Thumbs Up" geocache.   But when Adrian checked his GPS it indicated it was over 400 metres away on the peak previous climbed and descended from.   Oh well that w…