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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby gayet » Mon 04 Jul, 2011 11:26 am

OK, I did meander out that way, but on Sunday when the weather was less inviting. Bit grey, drizzling to light rain etc. Judds Creek Rd was damp, not wet, nor slippery. BUT am I a wimp or has there been some wash out of the approach to the creek crossing? It looked like lots of large rocks without any smaller packing around them to provide a reasonable route to the crossing itself. I was in a 4wd but given the increasing rain and darkening sky, I decided I'd just turn round now and go back.

Nice drive though
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Mon 04 Jul, 2011 8:38 pm

gayet wrote:OK, I did meander out that way, but on Sunday when the weather was less inviting. Bit grey, drizzling to light rain etc. Judds Creek Rd was damp, not wet, nor slippery. BUT am I a wimp or has there been some wash out of the approach to the creek crossing? It looked like lots of large rocks without any smaller packing around them to provide a reasonable route to the crossing itself. I was in a 4wd but given the increasing rain and darkening sky, I decided I'd just turn round now and go back.

Nice drive though



Interesting. I live just down the road, i'll go up for a look sometime and report back. It's usually ok for me to clear in my Falcon
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby gayet » Tue 05 Jul, 2011 7:55 am

I made it part way across the approach but was being tossed around a bit - maybe I chose the worst line possible, and I turned on the grassy verge to the right hand side. I would have got across but decided the outlook wasn't great and the effort to get there with cameras etc probably not worth it.
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby gayet » Fri 19 Aug, 2011 7:04 pm

Has anyone been out there recently? Is the approach still looking a bit dishevelled? I might venture out again this weekend - leaving my wimpness behind this time....
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby ben.h » Thu 17 Nov, 2011 9:33 pm

I'm hoping it is still there (I assume it is?)
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby gayet » Fri 18 Nov, 2011 6:34 am

ben.h wrote:I'm hoping it is still there (I assume it is?)


Hoping what is still there? My wimpness or the falls? :oops:
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby ben.h » Fri 18 Nov, 2011 6:56 am

GerryDuke wrote:I drove up to the start of the falls last week. Quite a long way up. The road was fairly steep after crossing Judds Creek.The sign was very clear. However, the start conflicts with the comment made by Ben.h below. Coincidently, John Cannon described the walk in his weekly column in the Sunday Tasmanian on June 19th.


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ben.h wrote:I walked the track today.

There are a few things to clear up:
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[*] The start of the track is no longer from the wooden sign (as mentioned by huonforest), rather, it is another 50 metres further up the road on the right hand fork (i.e. the new road, not the old tasmanian trail). Here you will see a plastic sign on the right hand side of the road. [/*]



That wooden sign is on a track that is intersected (and cut off by) by the logging road on the right fork. The start of the trail now is accessed from just a little way along that right hand fork and is marked by a plastic sign as I stated in my original post.

Having said that, that was almost 18 months ago so it could well be very different now.
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby gayet » Fri 18 Nov, 2011 8:11 am

I can 't answer that as I didn't get that far - the track you refer to is on the other side of the creek I didn't cross.....
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby vagrom » Fri 25 Nov, 2011 6:51 pm

Does anyone know? Has John Cannon wound up his column in the Sunday Tasmanian?
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby GerryDuke » Fri 25 Nov, 2011 11:13 pm

I remember reading that it has been moved to another day - Saturdays from memory.
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Re: Billy Brown Falls

Postby GerryDuke » Tue 17 Jul, 2012 4:25 pm

Headed up to Billy Brown Falls this week. There was a nice flow coming over the falls. Very slippery in places. The sign indicating the start of the falls has been moved as per ben.h's posts.


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