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Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 23 Sep, 2020 7:56 pm
by Huntsman247
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.

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 23 Sep, 2020 7:57 pm
by Huntsman247
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.

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 07 Oct, 2020 8:49 am
by bernieq
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.

SB Falls 1967.jpg
Colin Watson 1967 (from Pigeon House and Beyond)
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SB Falls Aug 2019.JPG
bernieq - Aug 2019

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Fri 20 Nov, 2020 5:50 pm
by potato19
Has anyone been to the castle/corang peak area recently? What's the water situation like?

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov, 2020 7:25 pm
by Walk_fat boy_walk
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

PostPosted: Tue 24 Nov, 2020 2:14 pm
by Chatty
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.

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Tue 24 Nov, 2020 2:35 pm
by Huntsman247
Water in the area is plentiful. We've had plenty rain recently. Creeks and waterfalls are pumping.

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Sat 05 Dec, 2020 3:35 pm
by yogibarnes
Just back from a four day amble across the Budawangs, Wog Wog to Long Gully. Water is disappearing, now only in the larger gullys and named creeks. Views are still magnificent. The green is starting to dominate the black. The last of the post-fire spring flower fields are lovely, the insects and many species of birds are returning. Even saw two snakes. The tracks are dry and still open but the ground level vegetation is starting to obscure the track in some places. i.e. conditions for walking in the Budawangs are still great!

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec, 2020 8:18 am
by davidp
Anyone interested in the Corang Lagoon issue is invited to join the facebook group "Keep Corang Open!" or to follow the thread on this forum "Private Property signs on Corang Loop"

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec, 2020 7:51 am
by Huntsman247
Has anyone followed kilpatrick ck between the vines and sluice box falls?
How bad it is to follow?

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec, 2020 10:49 am
by Zapruda
Huntsman247 wrote:Has anyone followed kilpatrick ck between the vines and sluice box falls?
How bad it is to follow?


I went through there in August. It was pretty easy going after the fires. I remember a few tight areas with burnt but close together trees.

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec, 2020 11:08 am
by Huntsman247
Zapruda wrote:
Huntsman247 wrote:Has anyone followed kilpatrick ck between the vines and sluice box falls?
How bad it is to follow?


I went through there in August. It was pretty easy going after the fires. I remember a few tight areas with burnt but close together trees.
OK cool. As far as negotiating any scrambles I take it that it's pretty straight forward? I'm thinking of doing that section on Friday in forecasted rain... But I'm not quite after a slip and slide.

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec, 2020 12:21 pm
by Zapruda
Huntsman247 wrote:
Zapruda wrote:
Huntsman247 wrote:Has anyone followed kilpatrick ck between the vines and sluice box falls?
How bad it is to follow?


I went through there in August. It was pretty easy going after the fires. I remember a few tight areas with burnt but close together trees.
OK cool. As far as negotiating any scrambles I take it that it's pretty straight forward? I'm thinking of doing that section on Friday in forecasted rain... But I'm not quite after a slip and slide.


I’m looking back through my pics to jog my memory and nothing is jumping out at me but caveat emptor...

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec, 2020 6:17 pm
by Huntsman247
Thanks Zapruda. Caution taken [THUMBS UP SIGN]

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Fri 01 Jan, 2021 9:51 pm
by Huntsman247
Zapruda, your memory serves you well.
Got through a lot quicker than I thought.

Re: Budawangs

PostPosted: Fri 26 Mar, 2021 8:32 pm
by Huntsman247
1 year after and they decide to close mt bushwalker track due to fires..... Sigh.... Closed till June... Some of these closures are quite ridiculous...Image