NSW & ACT specific bushwalking discussion.
NSW & ACT specific bushwalking discussion. Please avoid publishing details of access to sensitive areas with no tracks.
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 1:57 pm
Anyone been down starlights recently? Going tomorrow and wondering how trashed it is after the fires.
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 4:16 pm
See my photos here: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=17036&p=390546#p390375
. The last two photos show the view down into the valley. Some bits got burnt but it mostly looks OK around the Starlights area.
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Fri 12 Jun, 2020 4:56 pm
Thanks Michael, soooo looking forward to getting out of town.
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 10:55 pm
Significantly burnt, particularly up high, and as a result the track is vague in places and there is some treefall. But still pretty straightforward and the bush is regenerating nicely
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Sat 13 Jun, 2020 12:24 pm
And you get a great view across the other side of the main creek that drains the valley....some great little camp caves if you were stuck.
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 5:00 pm
Just got back. Yeah, the creek is wide open. Lots of little caves.
The last time I was down there was in 2018 on the way to Katoomba. The starlights campground is unrecognisable. Gone are the finely manicured lawns, hello weed fest. Still nice though.
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