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old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby dnaylor » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 6:53 pm

Any one have info on where this track starts and finishes (other than the points i have noted) I spotted it on google maps (satellite view) while looking for places to walk to in the RNP near Waterfall.. its between Kangaroo Creek and Cridland Brook i was first interested in the exposed rock areas and spotted the track...
https://goo.gl/maps/Vj91EEyQqXhjpid68
https://goo.gl/maps/LaaHFqD7Zo7YF9ve8
Im assuming it goes to the rock formation at https://goo.gl/maps/8L8YNixDHQyeXH2LA
i think there may be a track at this point also thats connected..
https://goo.gl/maps/3EcmL8U3RXZ4GxR8A
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby michael_p » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 7:02 pm

Could be the Kangaroo Creek Track: https://osm.org/go/uN89QKkr--

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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby dnaylor » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 7:11 pm

doubt it, i've walked that track from waterfall all the way along Kangaroo creek to where kangaroo creek crosses the Engadine track, the track i noted is almost 1km as the crow flys from the second falls down on Kangaroo creek... :)
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby michael_p » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 7:42 pm

I just looked at this area in Google Earth and set the historical imagery to 2009. Looking at the 2009 images there appears to be a number of trails in that area. I suspect that they are just old trails that are no longer used.
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby dnaylor » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 7:47 pm

oooh... hadn't thought of that... i'll have a look and see... :)
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby dnaylor » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 8:25 pm

drats, my computer wont run google earth easily... did find a branch track off the kangaroo creek track near waterfall at https://goo.gl/maps/MpJ6ihNTL4EES5pG7.. suspect it may head up towards where i want to go... :)
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby michael_p » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 8:47 pm

Only one way to find out. :)
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby dnaylor » Thu 10 Oct, 2019 8:53 pm

lol... might have a look tomorrow..hope its not overgrown by our local armored bushes... they must be a throw back to out ancient mega fauna period because i don't think we have anything currently that requires huge thorns to protect against being eaten... :D
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby bush-walk-swim » Tue 15 Oct, 2019 6:46 pm

Look forward to an update if/when you get a chance to explore the track.
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby michael_p » Tue 15 Oct, 2019 7:03 pm

I was researching a nearby area when I came across some information. Apparently the Broad Headed Snake has been found in this part of the RNP. NPWS closed off trails to the north (nearer Heathcote) to protect the snake. Not sure if this is correct but it may be why these trails stopped being used. But as I said I could be wrong.
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby dnaylor » Mon 21 Oct, 2019 4:55 pm

hmm.. need to look into how to access the area better... the track i thought i could use that branched off the kangaroo creek track went straight to a nice old guy in a tent.... mind you i followed the kangaroo creek track down to the larger second falls/cascade with a nice water pool and had lunch there before returning to waterfall station... :)
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby dnaylor » Mon 21 Oct, 2019 4:56 pm

michael_p wrote:I was researching a nearby area when I came across some information. Apparently the Broad Headed Snake has been found in this part of the RNP. NPWS closed off trails to the north (nearer Heathcote) to protect the snake. Not sure if this is correct but it may be why these trails stopped being used. But as I said I could be wrong.

oooh.. thankyou for that info! :)
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Re: old walking tracks in RNP near Waterfall

Postby mandragara » Wed 23 Oct, 2019 1:09 am

I did a bit of research and all I can find is the following:

1) These tracks don't appear on the WWII aerial imagery of Sydney

2) According to the Port Hacking map prepared by the Department of Lands, 1935, there are some falls and pools off to the south of Kangaroo Ridge, so *possibly* your tracks could be part of an old access route to them. Pure speculation though

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