Showing posts from January, 2017

Yellow Cliffs 2017

Spectacular Cliffs Tuesday 31 January 2017 Our most pressing matter before departing was locating the key to close Nigel’s back car window, which fortunately Neville found in the grass. A little over an hour later we arrived at Glen Dhu Rivulet and after a break started the Yellow Cliffs leg. Yellow Cliffs central section Initially we found ourselves too high, although this did provide very good views of Yellow Cliffs. On descending stinging nettles provided an unpleasant effect to the unwary; I could still feel the effects from touching against them at 5PM; perhaps I am a bit sensitive to nettles nowadays. Once underneath it was spectacular walking with constant views of the huge cliffs, overhangs and various rock features. Surprisingly there were occasional tapes marking route for part of the way. After some 450 metres a point was reached that presented a few difficulties and lunch was called. Although it seemed feasible to access the next level up, we decided it best

Yellow cliffs 2015

Wrote this after the walk in 2015 but forgot to post at the time Tuesday 8 September 2015 Several years ago when a trip to Yellow Cliffs was discussed there was a suggestion of tackling it from Glen Dhu Road, but the conventional approach from Myrtle Forest was chosen. On that trip we actually missed the cliffs because we found a good way up and then realised we had bypassed the cliffs. The plan was to go out via the plateau, Gumtop Ridge and Ringwood fire trail and that part of the walk was achieved. Today a drizzle persisted in the early morning but it was better up Glen Dhu Road, but what confronted us was a short steep descent to the rivulet followed by a very steep ascent to the cliff line about 300m above. The last part of the road became narrow and slippery and we decided to drive to the end to turn round. A timber residence was perched up the slope and it was decided to knock on the door to seek permission to cross the land; however it seemed no one was home. Further

Mount Hull Loop

Tuesday 24 January Pink Mountain Berry Most of the walk was on fire trails, until turning off for the section up and over Mount Hull. It was debated whether we ascend Hull from the northern side and descend to the saddle on the southern end.  The only advantage to that way would be if it was decided to continue the prominent knoll further south, involving an addition 500 metres of walking each way. Party on the Mount Hull summit The decision was to tackle Hull from the south and that may have given us the advantage of seeing what is known as Leamans Knob. By going the reverse could easily have meant that it was bypassed without being noticed. The route up that we took had several cairns and sometimes tape and was reasonable walking terrain. The summit plateau has several flat rocky areas that make attractive gaps in the bush, one of which we had lunch on.  Unfortunately, one of these also had a lot of healthy Erica, most of which got pulled out, but a few big ones

Mount Wellington - Pinnacle & Sawmill Circuit

Pleasant morning with plenty of Christmas Bush (Prostanthera lasianthos) and Cheeseberry (Cyathodes glauca) on display. Went down Sawmill to the large sandstone monolith below Sphinx Rock and also walked under the cliffs of the latter. Took 3 ½ hours with morning break and lunch Photo album Prostanthera lasianthos on  Pinnacle Track Organ Pipes viewed through the trees Senecio Sawmill Track Cyathodes glauca Cheeseberry