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Re: Budawangs

Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 23 Sep, 2020 8:56 pm

goanna wrote:Re viney ck/murrumbooie ck. Pre fire Viney was fairly open. Just dodge around the lawyer vine. Murrumbooie is one of the best cks in the Budawangs. Easy going. Ihaven't been in the upper section with the falls.


Thanks. Hopefully it still looks good around the creek.
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Re: Budawangs

Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 23 Sep, 2020 8:57 pm

yogibarnes wrote:Not sure of all of your proposed route but the gap in the top cliff line at the head of Canowie Brook is very walkable. Explored that area a few years ago.
Might have to give it a go one day.
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Re: Budawangs

Postby bernieq » Wed 07 Oct, 2020 9:49 am

In "Pigeon House and Beyond" (thanks, crollsurf), there are a couple of references to passes off Quilty Mtn to the south and down onto Styles Creek - Colleys Pass and Kirkbys Pass (aka ZigZag Pass). The Nth Budawangs sketch map (Ed 6) doesn't show either, nor do any of the sketch maps in the book. Does anyone know either of them?

Above in this thread (page 2) is a photo (by yogibarnes) of Sluice Box Falls, post 2020 fires. Below is a 1967 photo by Colin Watson and a pre-fire 2019 one of mine. Vegetation is thickest in 2019. Interesting (to me, at least) that there is no discernable change in the rocks over 50 years - gives some small appreciation of the time it takes to erode. Fortunately, recovery from the fires will not take as long - I suspect it will be hard-going off-track in a few years.

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Re: Budawangs

Postby potato19 » Fri 20 Nov, 2020 6:50 pm

Has anyone been to the castle/corang peak area recently? What's the water situation like?
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Re: Budawangs

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sat 21 Nov, 2020 8:25 pm

Haven't but having been in similar environs of late i would expect water to be plentiful in all the usual budawangs spots

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Re: Budawangs

Postby Chatty » Tue 24 Nov, 2020 3:14 pm

potato19 wrote:Has anyone been to the castle/corang peak area recently? What's the water situation like?


I walked from Nerriga to Wog Wog the weekend before last and there was plenty of water around then. We didn't go via The Castle but I think it's a safe bet that Cooyoyo Creek would have a healthy flow at the moment.
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Re: Budawangs

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 24 Nov, 2020 3:35 pm

Water in the area is plentiful. We've had plenty rain recently. Creeks and waterfalls are pumping.
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