Mega Thread Where is this? (No 11)

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Alex.C, Jun 15, 2007.

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    neb

    neb Just Registered

    Thanks for your help.... I will just post the url next time.... I've now realised there is method to the madness in this thread, I will now wait my turn and get one coorect first! Perhaps mine was a bit hard anyway.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    OK, where tis?

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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Clue: National Park in NSW.
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    coolah tops?
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Much closer to Sydney
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    In fact it is in the catchment of Sydney's largest dam and is easily reached by foot if you don't mind the 600 vertical metres down and back.

    The old farmland where this hut stands can be seen clearly from a well known Blue Mountains lookout.
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    doh!
    Maxwells at kedumba- bloody hell it's gone down hill.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Nice to see you beating off fierce competition for this one Majik (it was prolly a bit obscure for the Southerners).

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    BlueHue

    BlueHue Dedicated Member

    You'd think I'd have figured that one out since I used to visit that valley regularly for work!
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    NSW MWS&DB or NSW NP&WS or something else ?
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Had the privilege of meeting old Maxwell once...
     
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    BlueHue

    BlueHue Dedicated Member

    I used to do environmental monitoring for the SCA (not actually working for SCA) but unfortunately moved on to other stuff now.

    Was very nice work getting to spend a bit of time out in the Lake Burragorang catchment, might rustle up a few of the photos if I can find them, some specactular spots in there.
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    the views from Gogongolly and Dallawang Heads, are particularly spectacular, but I wouldn't be able to comment on how I could possibly know that. [​IMG]

    I miss the Phone Box on Kreswell Point/Island. The SCA are party poopers.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Sounds like a nice contract position BlueHue, and yes let's see the pics [​IMG]

    As for me I'm going back to Kedumba for the trout I saw in there.
     
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    wangaratta_bloke

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    OK, here is one that most of you would of seen at some point, but who can name it? and where is it?
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    currawong

    currawong Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    that clearing on top says Mt Emu (overlooking Tawonga) to me. Never seen it quite like that - some sort of tele effect I suppose.
     
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    wangaratta_bloke

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    Geeez, i had a feeling it would be too easy!!lol
    Certainly is Mt Emu, and your spot on, it was taken with a telephoto lens.
     
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    Bogong

    Bogong Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Gosh, thats a nice photo of what I always viewed as a slightly mundane location. I suppose when I'm there, my eyes are drawn to the much bigger hills further south. I will have to make an effort to gaze around next time I pass.

    I don't think I would have picked it, but Currawong lives nearby, so she could be expected to be the first person to get it right.
     
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    currawong

    currawong Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I haven't got to time right now to post a pic, and anyway I think majikthise is still owed a turn.
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    I'm holding mine back, go ahead anyone. [​IMG]
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Here's another "sort of telephoto" shot,

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    frazels

    frazels Dedicated Member

    on the road to falls?
     
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    currawong

    currawong Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I'm not convinced, but if it is taken from the falls creek rd, it would be the area near Fainter Falls.
     
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    Bogong

    Bogong Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    I reckon it's in NSW or somewhere way north like that, but if it is in Victoria, I'd go for the Avon Forest as seen from the Glenmaggie - Licola Road.
     
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    TeleTom

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    Kanangra Boyd NP?
     
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    Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    That one's definitely the wall opposite Kanangra Walls.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Yes, Kanangra it is !

    The "Thurat Spires" taken from the walls. Not a true telephoto, just a cropped image.

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    TeleTom

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    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

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    Kieran

    Kieran Addicted Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    I've got two places in mind, and I'm gonna start by guessing the Tinderies?
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    I'll second that.
     
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    seak

    seak Dedicated Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    Tinderry. What time of year was it to get that curious lighting?!

    Thurat Spires. Once lead a trip doing Danae canyon and up and over the spires in a 16 hour day. Pretty bad bashing through banksia scrub at the top, so close to the car.
    Also have a 10-part panorama of Kanangra Gorge with a rainbow below the 'Spires as seen through sleet and light snow. Memorable.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    Was that trip over the spires with SUBW ? Did you need ropes on the return trip up and over or could you scramble through ?

    Let's see the pano, pleeeease.
     
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    TeleTom

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    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    Well, that was no fun! I'll make it harder next time. I took that one on Sunday.
     
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    seak

    seak Dedicated Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    Ijay; the Danae/Thurat trip was with Springwood Bushwalking Club, co-inciding on the summer solstice, 7am -11pm car to car. I did it again, but overnight, with SUSS in January this year. There are 2 or 3 abseils off the spires - one is 47 metres.
    It is 'impossible' to scramble around the Spires.
    The 10-part pano (are prints taken on an FM2) was a bushwalking trip in high winds May 2000, camping on Kanangra Brook, and climbing the snow-capped Spires on Sunday morning before returning the same way over towards Cloudmaker and up the flanks. Drive back to Blackheath was interesting - so many little ladies/bubble cars OR big older V8's off the road. Oberon was cut off for 3 days. And a fortnight later 2 guys from Newcastle Uni died in Carra Beanga.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    seak, Thanks for the reply.

    Ian
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    This is a telephoto shot

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    iGlenn

    iGlenn Active Member

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    Could be anywhere in the high country, seen that sight from many places. Perhaps looking out from Mt Stirling?
     
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    Bogong

    Bogong Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Re: Where is this? (No.11)

    It looks a bit like the views you get from the Crows Nest - Grey Hills area near the Bogong High Plains, but I don't think they've done any post-fire timber recovery there.

    I'll guess somewhere in NSW, that's where most of Ijay's photos seem to be taken.
     
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    Shrek

    Shrek Old And Crusty Moderator

    One of my favourite camping spots is on top of the second taller spire, just a rock shelf, but the view it the morning is fantastic.
    There is a bottle of beer hidden up there if anyone cares to find it. I'm hoping to get there again this spring. A pair of 30 metres ropes are needed to get from the second spire to the saddle between it and spire head.
     
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    Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I'm having a stab and guessing that one is along the north spur of Alice Rawson. Crags are out of shot top left and lady northcottes canyon is bottom left.

    If so it would have to have been taken from somewhere near olsens lookout.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Close SB, close.
     
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    tinderrydave

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    I would guess Jacobs River from Barry Way
     
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    ChillieJillie

    ChillieJillie Just Registered

    That must be where you had the fever and thought you would fall off. (beer must be Coopers for you to remember it)
     
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    seak

    seak Dedicated Member

    If I may, Shrek - I recall two ropes of 50 metres are needed for one of at least two abseils.
     
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    Shrek

    Shrek Old And Crusty Moderator

    We do it in 3 pitches so that will probably account for it. Probably a number of routes down. Carry spare slings in case you need to replace some.

    I concur, not possible to climb around.

    Yes I had a fever, and was coughing up blood, but where I almost fell was close to the hump below the smaller spire, hanging over the other side above pookan hole.

    Ive also been there in a storm, almost got blown of the top.

    I also dearly wish for a leach proof bivy bag.

    Seak, if you can find it there is an easy walk back to kanagra car park, basically when you get to big misty turn left, and just skirt the top of kanagra falls. Saves that horrible scrub bash back to the fire trail.

    Danae/Spires in 16 hours is a very good effort.

    FM2? Your initials are not JG are they?
     
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    Snow Blowey

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    OK Ijay,

    It's actually the northern spur coming off the crags. Friars alp top left. Knew i'd seen it and wasn't confident about my first guess. Had to be main range though.
     
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    Ijay

    Ijay Active Member

    Yes SB,

    North side West aspect of lower crags taken from Olsen's last Nov. It's a hell of a big expanse of rock.

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    Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I'm off to the pub so if anyone else wants to have a go in the meanwhile feel free.
     
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    Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

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    ChillieJillie

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    Hmmmmm... SB...that profile looks a lot like that you would see a lot on Easter Island.