19-20/11/2011 - photos
Participants: Tom Brennan, Andrew "Smiffy" Smith
Smiffy also has photos from this trip
Smiffy in a garden of flowers on the ridge
Flax Lily (Dianella caerulea)
Smiffy on a ledge in a short section of canyon high up in the creek
Climbing out to avoid a swim
Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)
Little waterfall we climbed down with the aid of the log
Just before the start of the main canyon in the south branch...
...which starts with a jump (or abseil)
Smiffy on the other side of the pool - which took over a minute of fighting with the log!
Beautiful clear pool
Looking down the top of the abseil, the arch can be seen straight across
Smiffy on the abseil
Looking back at the arch and abseil
The swims start coming!
Contemplating a possible swim
Waterfall in side canyon
Smiffy climbing back out of the side canyon
Just about at the start of the main canyon
Smiffy at the first swim in the main canyon...the north branch is just around the corner to the left, but it is so narrow that we swim past without even noticing!
Looking back at the swim
The canyon continues
A more open section
Then it closes up again
It continues through interesting shelves...
...interspersed with pools!
Smiffy in the canyon
Another short pool
Another long section of canyon..
...and we reach what we decide will be our camp for the evening.
A big overhang, high above the creek
The next day, Smiffy indulging in a bit of photography
We drop back in and this time we successfully find the north branch!
Smiffy in the lower canyon
There is a long straight section, and then it opens out
In the Yarramun Tunnel
Smiffy in the tunnel
Further upstream there is more canyon - this pool required some interesting manoeuvres to stay dry
Canyon formation - the light was quite contrasty, so we took less photos than the previous day, even though the north branch was probably prettier
Looking down a tricky climb
Climbing out after a short swim
Wild flower in the canyon
Wollangambe wilderness views
Massive bunch of flannel flowers (Actinotus helianthi)
Conospermum ericifolium (Cone seeds)