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

Postby johnw » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 8:56 pm

Refining it a bit further, is it near the junction of Govetts Creek with the Grose?
And that that bank is where Shortridge Pass comes down from Du Faur Head?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:04 am

That is a plausible answer in terms of the landforms but still not the right location - the Hawkesbury has many tributaries. In a radical departure from the mores of the Where-is-it (Aussie) game I am putting up another picture taken at the same location showing the view to my right.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:07 am

And no, I was NOT standing on my head when I took the picture! Can't manage to rotate the image for whatever reason !!!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:12 am

This is better.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby keithj » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:19 am

Bank looks steep enough & river wide enough to be Coxs River. Near Breakfast Creek ?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:27 am

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

Postby GregG » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:43 am

Not the Colo Croll and not the Cox Keith. Paddle like mad and avoid those haystacks and stoppers ....
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:45 am

..... until just downstream you come to this scene
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:57 am

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

Postby GregG » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 10:04 am

The river is indeed the Nepean John but which part of its 178 km length?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 10:06 am

GregG wrote:The river is indeed the Nepean John but which part of its 178 km length?

A tough ask. Somewhere near the junction with Glenbrook Gorge?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 10:42 am

Most people got that this is a creek/river junction but which one, the various locations put forward emphasise the similarities of the mountain terrain bordering the Sydney Basin I guess. This is in fact the Glenbrook Creek/ Nepean River confluence as posted by John W only a few weeks ago under more normal river heights. Over to you John.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 2:11 pm

GregG wrote:Most people got that this is a creek/river junction but which one, the various locations put forward emphasise the similarities of the mountain terrain bordering the Sydney Basin I guess. This is in fact the Glenbrook Creek/ Nepean River confluence as posted by John W only a few weeks ago under more normal river heights. Over to you John.

Greg, Definitely a stark contrast to my visit many years down the track after your photo was taken. Maybe recent conditions would be a closer match.

Another from NSW:
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Overlooking lower Bungonia Creek near Bungonia Lookdown, Bungonia NP via Marulan NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 3:39 pm

Screes like those are common on the Shoalhaven, so I'm thinking your photo is of a tributary of the Shoalhaven. So I'll start with the obvious one and guess Lower Bungonia Creek.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 6:18 pm

ribuck wrote:Screes like those are common on the Shoalhaven, so I'm thinking your photo is of a tributary of the Shoalhaven. So I'll start with the obvious one and guess Lower Bungonia Creek.

Yes, good first guess ribuck. I think I was probably at or near Bungonia Lookdown and that is Lower Bungonia Creek below, with the slot canyon off to the left.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 7:09 pm

Thanks johnw.

Where in NSW is this chute which our party had just scrambled up?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 7:29 pm

Between Owen and Cole?

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

Postby Tyreless » Wed 31 Mar, 2021 6:58 am

Next to Goochs Crater?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Wed 31 Mar, 2021 7:50 am

Yes, Tyreless has it right. We were going to walk through Goochs Crater, but it's currently a lake. Three of our party swam the lake, while the other five made our way around to Goochs Cave then up that chute.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Wed 31 Mar, 2021 8:44 am

I've been down that chute a few times in the wet, when it becomes a water slide. Speaking of water...

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

Postby ribuck » Wed 31 Mar, 2021 9:50 am

Dalpura Canyon?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Wed 31 Mar, 2021 10:06 am

ribuck wrote:Dalpura Canyon?

Yes, that's right.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Wed 31 Mar, 2021 1:03 pm

Thanks Tyreless.

Anyone can go next.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sun 04 Apr, 2021 7:42 pm

To keep the game alive, NSW:
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The Pass of Sabugal/The Needles, Woronora River via Engadine NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Mon 05 Apr, 2021 7:14 am

It was a long time ago, and I have no photographs, but I'm reminded of the Merrica River crossing at the northern end of the Nadgee Wilderness.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 05 Apr, 2021 9:51 am

peregrinator wrote:It was a long time ago, and I have no photographs, but I'm reminded of the Merrica River crossing at the northern end of the Nadgee Wilderness.

A very long way north from the Nadgee area peregrinator. It looks remote but is pretty much the antithesis of that.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Mon 05 Apr, 2021 2:42 pm

Glenbrook Causeway?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 05 Apr, 2021 6:38 pm

Tyreless wrote:Glenbrook Causeway?

Much closer Tyreless, but not in the Blue Mountains. Head ESE.
This "pass" is not in a national park, but a couple of well known NPs are close by within walking distance.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Mon 05 Apr, 2021 9:26 pm

I haven't been there in forty years John but is it Goodmans ford?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby wildwanderer » Mon 05 Apr, 2021 9:33 pm

Ford over wattamolla creek?.

Actually don't worry.. just saw that it's not in a NP.
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