michael_p wrote:You were lucky it was a warm day. The walk to Lockleys is pretty exposed to the elements in parts and can be very cold on a windy day.
It wasn't luck. I was watching the weather pretty closely for this one. It was a toss up between organising it for the Wednesday or Thursday. The Thursday was slightly better (hottest Sydney day in 60 years) but the Wednesday wasn't far behind! A couple wet summers have made the amateur meteorology half the fun of trip planning.
FatCanyoner wrote: You feel more of the sun, the wind, the foliage, the rock ...
...the leeches, the ticks, the stinging nettles, the prickly Hakea, the thorns, the mosquitoes and sandflies, the sunburn . . .
All that was taken into account with the chosen route. I've never seen a leech in that area, or a tick. It's too dry for nettles and the scrub isn't too bad (a large section is very low heathland). The sun was probably our biggest risk. Although I did kill one or two of those little biting flies.