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

Postby peregrinator » Thu 21 May, 2020 10:58 am

Wabma Kadarbu CP?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 21 May, 2020 11:11 am

Based on my hazy recollections of around 44 years ago, either Nullarbor NP or Nullarbor Regional Reserve?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby north-north-west » Thu 21 May, 2020 2:29 pm

peregrinator wrote:Wabma Kadarbu CP?


In this case, first in was best dressed. Possibly the best reason to drive the Oodnadatta track, the mound springs at Wabma Kadarbu..
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Fri 22 May, 2020 10:25 am

Thanks for the recommendation; I'll have to get there. I've known about the mound springs through the work of an artist friend who has done many paintings at several locations in the area. She has also been active as a campaigner against corporate exploitation of the springs fed by the diminishing resource of the Great Artesian Basin.

Another SA picture. Name the gorge. Perhaps you could also name the central peak?

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Parachilna Gorge and Mt Samuel
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Fri 22 May, 2020 7:45 pm

Naming mountains in the Flinders is quite difficult in the absence of an online topo map.
I have the Emergency Services Map Book and although Parachilna Gorge with the road in it is reasonably easy,
the peak might be Mount Samuel.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Sat 23 May, 2020 12:57 pm

Yes, Parachilna Gorge is correct. Looking down from north of it to the junction with Oratunga Creek. And you got Mt Samuel too. All without a topo.

Have you looked at andrewp's OSM maps?

http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28893&p=374168&hilit=andrewp#p374168
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Sat 23 May, 2020 11:01 pm

The view was not dissimilar to one I took from the top of Mt Falkland, but the peaks do not come with labels.
I did not have an online topo, but the book I mentioned is an exhaustive topo mapping of the Flinders Ranges over 190 pages long.
It was a recent purchase and much appreciated.
However, your suggestion led me to Open Street Map online - which appears to have a number of peaks named - not quite Mt Samuel though, but its adjacent and smaller Mt Samuel Proper. I have book marked it now.

We will stay in SA for the next one.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Sun 24 May, 2020 12:11 pm

Are you on Granite Island looking across to The Bluff?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Mon 25 May, 2020 9:54 am

Yes - Granite Island off Victor Harbor
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Mon 25 May, 2020 1:56 pm

Thanks, another SA coast photo from back in the 80's although not in a NP.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Tue 26 May, 2020 10:21 am

Hint: Famous surfing spot
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 26 May, 2020 10:35 am

crollsurf wrote:Hint: Famous surfing spot

Could it be Cactus Beach?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Tue 26 May, 2020 10:45 am

johnw wrote:
crollsurf wrote:Hint: Famous surfing spot

Could it be Cactus Beach?

Sure is johnw, remember meeting a guy at Penong called Sharkbait. He'd been attacked by Sharks not once but twice!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 26 May, 2020 2:58 pm

crollsurf wrote:
johnw wrote:
crollsurf wrote:Hint: Famous surfing spot

Could it be Cactus Beach?

Sure is johnw, remember meeting a guy at Penong called Sharkbait. He'd been attacked by Sharks not once but twice!

:shock: That's probably why I've never taken up surfing. I vaguely remember travelling through Penong about 44 years ago when a mate and I drove across the Nullarbor to WA when a lot younger.

NSW:
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Near Gales Flat On Griffins Trail below Meryla Pass, Morton NP via Moss Vale NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Tue 26 May, 2020 5:49 pm

Tahmoor Gorge?

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

Postby johnw » Tue 26 May, 2020 6:28 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Tahmoor Gorge?

You're heading towards the right part of the state, but this is quite a long way from Tahmoor Gorge.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Tue 26 May, 2020 7:42 pm

Is it along the Kowmung?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Tue 26 May, 2020 10:05 pm

Griffins farm?

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

Postby puredingo » Tue 26 May, 2020 10:08 pm

Actually, now you say that FatBoy...maybe Gales flat?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Wed 27 May, 2020 10:18 am

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Griffins farm?


puredingo wrote:Actually, now you say that FatBoy...maybe Gales flat?

That's it puredingo, on Griffins Trail just near Gales Flat below Meryla Pass.
We did call in to Griffins Farm briefly much further down the hill, while attempting to discover an overgrown old track documented by Robert Sloss.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Wed 27 May, 2020 5:46 pm

NSW...creek name or valley it leads to will do.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:01 pm

This reminds me of Rocky Waterholes Creek and the Nattai Valley, although a bit different to my recollection.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:10 pm

Very similar set up John. Minor creek into major creek but S/E from your guess.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:24 pm

puredingo wrote:Very similar set up John. Minor creek into major creek but S/E from your guess.

The SE direction has thrown me, unless its not in the Nattai region?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:31 pm

Sorry, no not in the Nattai. Definitely down South but maybe only slightly East.

I’ll try and think of a clue if nobody else wants to hazard a stab.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:41 pm

Yeh SE has me stumped. Was thinking either Ettrema or tallowa gully/Bundanoon ck area but they're both more or less due south from the nattai

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

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:42 pm

puredingo wrote:Sorry, no not in the Nattai. Definitely down South but maybe only slightly East.

I’ll try and think of a clue if nobody else wants to hazard a stab.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Thu 28 May, 2020 6:30 am

You got the area right FatBoy, would you like to try for the bonus prize? A clue perhaps (Obscure as it is)

If Alan was to follow his creek he could camp under Jacks cliff.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 28 May, 2020 2:43 pm

puredingo wrote:...A clue perhaps (Obscure as it is)...

If Alan was to follow his creek he could camp under Jacks cliff.

In trying to unravel the clue I've come up with Jones Creek descending into Ettrema Gorge, which eventually confluences with Ettrema Creek below Thompsons Cliff...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Thu 28 May, 2020 5:03 pm

Exactly John. Just above the giant falls and before the mine as you wind down to the junction of the Ettrema, under Thompson cliff.... just as you described.
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