Tor Creek (NOT Mt Tor)

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Tor Creek (NOT Mt Tor)

Postby Son of a Beach » Sun 13 Apr, 2008 2:25 pm

As described in a recent post to this topic, I did a bit of a walk along Tor Creek yesterday (it was originally planned to climb up Mt Tor, but that didn't work out).

As I climbed up onto this log jam, from the downstream side, I saw a platypus lazily swinging it's tail in a somersault sticking out of the water. Despite waiting quietly for a while, it never reappeared. But the log jam had created a rather pretty pool, with the logs causing the creek to split into 3, as it made its way out through the logs in different places.
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The same pool and log jam as seen from upstream:
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A bit further upstream again, I started encountering a lot of Horizontal scrub. At the point where this next photo was taken, I was getting in the the thick of it, and apart from going out the way I came in, this was the easiest way through and the photo shows exactly the direction I went next - I ended up climbing up and over from this point to the far side of what ended up being quite an extensive Horizontal thicket:
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Looking back down Tor Creek once I eventually got out of the Horizontal, by climbing it right over the creek:
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A wooden waterfall (ie, over a large fallen tree) about half way back along Tor Creek, just near where I dropped my mate's expensive UHF radio in the creek:
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Re: Tor Creek (NOT Mt Tor)

Postby Son of a Beach » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 8:26 am

I've now got the photos from delphin's camera (who I left fishing at Dempster Creek), so here's a few more from him...

Fording Dempster Creek:
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All that's left of the Dempster Creek Bridge:
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(Compare to Tastrekker's photo of more of the bridge remains a few years ago HERE.)

Wading across the Leven River:
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When wading across at the start, I borrowed delphin's spare set of waders, to keep my legs and feet dry. This ended up making wading a lot more difficult, without good boots, and with a lot more for the water to push against. On the return trip, when already saturated, I waded across in just my boots and thermals, and it was a lot easier.
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Re: Tor Creek (NOT Mt Tor)

Postby frank_in_oz » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 9:29 am

Great post Nik....Coming from Victoria where we are still in drought it is great to see all that beautiful Tassie water (even if you got wet!)
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Re: Tor Creek (NOT Mt Tor)

Postby corvus » Tue 15 Apr, 2008 9:14 pm

Gees sob you were game carrying your boots in one hand with that much water against you ,I normally tie the laces together and sling them round my neck.
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Re: Tor Creek (NOT Mt Tor)

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 15 Apr, 2008 9:28 pm

corvus wrote:Gees sob you were game carrying your boots in one hand with that much water against you ,I normally tie the laces together and sling them round my neck.


Mate, I was so absent minded about everything with preparing for this walk. It's no surprise I didn't get very far. I'd brought two different maps with me - a close up of the Dempster Creek area for my fishing mate, and the full map for me. As I was about to head off to leave the ute, my mate calls me back to tell me I've taken his map and left mine behind for him.

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