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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 9:37 am

cajun wrote:Congrats on your 5000th post. :-)

Thanks cajun, I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it. For someone who is very quiet in real life that surprises me a little.

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cajun wrote:... the scouts arrived via public transport, but wouldn't be able to replicate that trip exactly today.

Hmm, it might have something to do with Royal National Park Station having closed in the 1990s.

I was thinking RNP also. Apparently there was a scout camp platform there. But what looks like cabbage palm debris is confusing me, as you get those mainly around places like Palm Jungle, Forest Island etc - areas of littoral rainforest. Lilyvale? I guess it's more likely but I can't find anything on it either.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby cajun » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 10:05 am

Liliyvale area it is John.

The 'Nasho continues to surprise me :-)

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 10:30 am

cajun wrote:Liliyvale area it is John.

The 'Nasho continues to surprise me :-)

All yours.

ribuck wrote:As I can't find any details of an old chapel near RNP station, I'm thinking maybe the scouts traveled to the now-closed Lilyvale station.

Often surprises me too, no matter how many times I've been there. Thanks cajun but ribuck mentioned Lilyvale first, so should go next.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby cajun » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 12:48 pm

Fair enough. I didn't see that post on the previous page. :-)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 4:31 am

Thanks cajun and john_w.

This old photo is from the NT. At least one of the regular players in this game has been there.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby icefest » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 4:24 pm

ribuck wrote:This old photo is from the NT. At least one of the regular players in this game has been there.

eggs has been everywhere

Looks like W maccas.
Near standley chasm?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 4:46 pm

icefest wrote:
ribuck wrote:This old photo is from the NT. At least one of the regular players in this game has been there.

eggs has been everywhere

Looks like W maccas.
Near standley chasm?


If by some chance eggs has not quite been everywhere yet, any place he's missed can probably expect a visit soon.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 5:33 pm

Indeed, eggs has been there.

It is in the West Macdonnell NP, icefest, but not near Standley Chasm. The camera was being held level for this shot, by the way.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 6:13 pm

Gosh guys - I have not been everywhere - nor will I get everywhere. NNW seems closest to that mantle.
On the LHS - out of view the cliff face will be steeper forming a deep V as the river channel.
I believe the name I had for this place was unofficial - so I think you will need to reference the point were you turn off to go up it.
Note - I have only written one trip report from the NT.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby icefest » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 6:59 pm

Ormiston Gorge?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby icefest » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 7:08 pm

eggs wrote:Gosh guys - I have not been everywhere - nor will I get everywhere. NNW seems closest to that mantle.
On the LHS - out of view the cliff face will be steeper forming a deep V as the river channel.
I believe the name I had for this place was unofficial - so I think you will need to reference the point were you turn off to go up it.
Note - I have only written one trip report from the NT.

Methinks thou doth protest too much [/joke]
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 7:25 pm

Clearly eggs recognises the place, but wants someone else to work it out. The place has two unofficial names, one given by Dot Butler, and a government-named spot is very close.

I'll post a wide-angle shot if it's not guessed tonight. And no, it's not Ormiston Gorge. It's a short distance off the main tourist circuit.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 8:35 pm

eggs wrote:Gosh guys - I have not been everywhere - nor will I get everywhere. NNW seems closest to that mantle.

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Who knows, who's counting, who cares? All I know is that you've both contributed many beautiful images here, adding great value to the site. Often from places I ain't been to, nor ever likely to get to.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 4:22 am

eggs wrote:On the LHS - out of view the cliff face will be steeper forming a deep V as the river channel.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby beardless » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 6:38 am

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 7:36 am

The clue was to check out my report.
I had called this place Waterfall valley - but it lies north from Bowmans Gap.

How far up to the waterfall face did you get Ribuck?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 5:45 pm

eggs wrote:I had called this place Waterfall valley - but it lies north from Bowmans Gap.

It's also known as Canyon of the Thirteen Pools, and is the watercourse that drains into Bowmans Gap from slightly north of east.

eggs wrote:How far up to the waterfall face did you get Ribuck?

It was 1980s, so I don't remember exactly, but I do remember climbing over the same scree slope that you did. We then climbed to the top and camped overnight on the top of Red Walls. It was a dodgy climb (easy to dislodge massive boulders), and I probably wouldn't do it again, given that there are two better ways to get there (using the next-north minor creek to gain the northern ridge then crossing over above the waterfall, or entering the northern efflux of the massif).

On doing a search, I see that eggs has himself posted this valley twice to this game (once in 2013, once in 2017). I hope to visit it again this autumn, so I'll try my hardest not to post it again so soon :)

And, by the way, we know that NNW hasn't been there, because one crosses Ormiston Pound to get there, and we know that NNW is uninspired by the Pound...

Over to you, eggs.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 9:50 pm

It would have been nice to have spent longer there, Ribuck.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 10:45 pm

It looks like The Crinoline.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 7:34 am

The Crinoline is correct
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 8:16 am

Thanks. The red gritty stones are fairly distinctive. NSW.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 11:54 am

Let's start somewhere. Are you on top of Mt Solitary?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 12:39 pm

Or on approach to ruined castle maybe?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 2:41 pm

The place where the pic was taken is near Solitary and The Castle in the Blue Mountains.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 5:56 pm

It looks a bit dry for it, but there are some rocks like this on one of the exits from Leura Forest.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 6:15 pm

I think it's either the summit of Mt Blackhorse or possibly the lower peak of Mt Mouin
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 6:21 pm

Mouin is much closer, but still not correct.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 8:25 pm

It's not approaching Duncan's pass /tarros ladders is it?

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 3:29 am

Near the saddle just north of Mt Dingo?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 5:55 am

Looking at Mt Merrimerrigal coming up from Warrigal Gap?
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