12-23/06/2017 - photos
Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay, Mike Arnott, Rosemary McDonald, Marcia Kaye, Grace Love, Peter Love, Melissah Adams
Cascades leading into the next gorge
After descending the gorge for a bit, we climb out and re-enter further down via a side creek
Flower or stingray?
Various figures including a long necked turtle on the roof
These figures aren't quite as sophisticated!
Rachel near Wyulda Creek
Rachel exploring Wyulda Creek
Freshie in the pool
Rachel checking out an art site in Wyulda Creek
Bradshaw tassel figures
When we get back from our explore, we find that Ro has broken her wrist and the PLB has been set off - and a chopper arrives not long after
Melissah cooking laksa on night four
Dessert is damper - cook your own!
The next two days are expected to be the roughest - heading cross country to get to Garimbu Creek
Some kind of plant?
Crossing the watershed
Rachel in slow country in the gorge
Grace climbing down a small fall
Lovely pool and rainforest gorge at the junction, but it's been slow going to get here
After nearly giving up and camping at a scungy sandy pool, only 100m downstream we find rock slabs and clear flowing water! Heaven!
This one's a complete mystery!
Mike checking in on how Ro is going
Marcia on dinner duty
It's only 5km to Garimbu Falls, but it proves to be pretty tough, and a variety of terrain - slow going through spinifex...
Easy walking through burnt country...
Even slower going over rock outcrops with spinifex in between...
Even deeper spinifex!
Finally we break out into flat grassy country near the falls
First views of Garimbu Creek
Heading down the creek to the falls
Phew, our food bags are still there ... and mostly intact (a few nibbles)
Melissah above the "monster gorge"
Peter enjoying the views
Rachel looking down Garimbu Falls
Aerial view of the kitchen
Mike distributing the all important Chateau Cardboard
Happy campers enjoying a tipple
It looks like Mike and Melissah are putting on some kind of a show!
Another scrumptious dinner being served up
Mike's tent under the Milky Way