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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Fri 26 Jul, 2019 11:54 am

johnw wrote:I thought this looked familiar - Fletchers Lookout, Wentworth Falls

Where-is-it Blue Mountains I find hard, you see the photo, you know you've been there but can't remember where
Fletchers Lookout, Wentworth Falls is spot on, your go johnw
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 26 Jul, 2019 4:04 pm

crollsurf wrote:
johnw wrote:I thought this looked familiar - Fletchers Lookout, Wentworth Falls

Where-is-it Blue Mountains I find hard, you see the photo, you know you've been there but can't remember where
Fletchers Lookout, Wentworth Falls is spot on, your go johnw

Thanks crollsurf. Yeah, I reckon I've probably visited every constructed lookout in the upper mountains a number of times. It remains a struggle to remember where they all are. This one jumped out for the wrong reasons. When I was last there some halfwit foreign tourist, with no apparent understanding of English, thought it was hilarious to fly his drone right in front of people's faces. I was trying to decide whether to spend time reporting it, since it was at the start of a walk and my priority was elsewhere. Then thankfully he left.

Still NSW, this one might be harder:
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Yileen Gully (Falls) exit from Yileen Canyon - Grose Valley North, Blue Mountains NP via Mt Tomah NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sun 28 Jul, 2019 1:31 am

I visited this as a short unmarked side trip from a quite popular track.
But people are more likely to be abseiling to the left of the falls.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 29 Jul, 2019 10:10 am

Looks like I've broken the game. To help narrow it down, it's in the Blue Mountains.
The waterfall flows into a major valley and is the abseil exit route from a canyon.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Mon 29 Jul, 2019 10:21 am

John,

The only place I can think of Empress Falls. If it is Empress you must have been in an interesting location to get that shot.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 29 Jul, 2019 2:52 pm

michael_p wrote:John,

The only place I can think of Empress Falls. If it is Empress you must have been in an interesting location to get that shot.

Not Empress Falls, but good logic Michael. This is in a different valley system north of there.
This is probably better known among canyoners, but the major track I accessed it from is well known to bushwalkers.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Mon 29 Jul, 2019 4:04 pm

Thanks John. Well I'm stumped.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Mon 29 Jul, 2019 6:33 pm

Judging from the clues, could it be the waterfall exit to Hat Hill Canyon, accessed from Grose River track?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Mon 29 Jul, 2019 8:10 pm

Exit to Yileen Canyon, next to the Pierces Pass walking track.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 29 Jul, 2019 10:00 pm

jonnosan wrote:Judging from the clues, could it be the waterfall exit to Hat Hill Canyon, accessed from Grose River track?

Getting close jonnosan, you're almost opposite on the other side of the valley.

ribuck wrote:Exit to Yileen Canyon, next to the Pierces Pass walking track.

That's it ribuck. Short traverse from the track across to Yileen Gully and falls.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Tue 30 Jul, 2019 1:20 am

Thanks johnw.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 30 Jul, 2019 2:37 pm

Uluru?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Wed 31 Jul, 2019 8:56 pm

That's correct, eggs. I find it fascinating that there's a "forest" growing close to the summit.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 31 Jul, 2019 9:32 pm

This might be tough .. or easy ..?

In SA
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Looking north to the Elder Range and Wilpena Pound from Castle Rock near Hawker
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 8:41 am

Wilpena Pound Range and Bunbinyanna Range.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 9:56 am

The Pound is at the back. It appears the Bubinyunna Range is what we crossed later on that trip - being a low range of foothills in front of the Wilpena wall.
The large range on the LHS is still to be named - and a name of where I am or approx location would be good.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 11:11 am

eggs wrote:The Pound is at the back. It appears the Bubinyanna Range is what we crossed later on that trip - being a ow range of foothills in front of the Wilpena wall.
The large range on the LHS is still to be named - and a name of where I am or approx location would be good.


The shape of the LHS range appears to be the southern end of the Heysen Range. So perhaps you are walking eastish on Moralana Creek.

I checked the spelling of the low range. It is Bunbinyunna. (Yes, Mark F and Lophophaps, pendants must you knight.)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby north-north-west » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 11:31 am

peregrinator wrote:...pedants must, you knight.


Punctuation matters. Although I must admit, I've never before seen that word used as a pejorative.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 11:34 am

Its not the Heysen Range.
Some clues - I am looking north.
Moralana Creek runs between the range on the LHS and the Pound.
It was a short stroll from the car to this designated lookout spot.

[huh - pendants versus pedants?? cute with the "unite" = "you knight"]
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 1:06 pm

eggs wrote:Its not the Heysen Range.
Some clues - I am looking north.
Moralana Creek runs between the range on the LHS and the Pound.
It was a short stroll from the car to this designated lookout spot.

[huh - pendants versus pedants?? cute with the "unite" = "you knight"]


http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=30125#p379335

I haven't been able to make much sense of the angles of the various ranges. The other likely one would of course be Elder. But that means the low one cannot be Bunbinyulla. When you say "designated lookout", do you mean it has a name, or not?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 1:43 pm

Aha
The link uses Pedant though :)

Yes to the Elder Range on the LHS - and the low range is not Bunbinyulla.
I can see you thought the LHS was Wilpena, so your first answer threw me a bit.
Makes you see red, doesn't it?
Yes - this spot has a name - ..... Rock!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 3:32 pm

eggs wrote:Aha
The link uses Pedant though :)

Yes to the Elder Range on the LHS - and the low range is not Bunbinyulla.
I can see you thought the LHS was Wilpena, so your first answer threw me a bit.
Makes you see red, doesn't it?
Yes - this spot has a name - ..... Rock!


That link uses both, thanks to Mark F.

No, I identified Wilpena in the BG, Pompey through to Rawnsley. Red Range seemed to be there too, but nothing quite matched up. As for Rocks, what is out there that's not a rock? My maps have numerous anonymous, possibly splendiferous 'rocky outcrops'. Yes, I knew this was going to be both easy and tough!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 5:07 pm

Some context might help.
We had spent all day coming up from Adelaide and planting a waterdrop and then a car at Wilpena ready for a 3 day hike.
We were about 2 km out from our B&B digs for the night when I suggested dropping in on the local lookout rock pile - which is quite isolated and distinctive from the road.
Try searching via a "tourist" web site.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 7:39 pm

Thanks for the prompts, eggs. I'll go for Castle Rock, just out of Hawker.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Fri 02 Aug, 2019 10:55 am

That was hard work - I would have lived with "somewhere near Hawker" but Castle Rock is spot on.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Fri 02 Aug, 2019 11:21 am

eggs wrote:That was hard work - I would have lived with "somewhere near Hawker" but Castle Rock is spot on.


Hard work, indeed. Probably caused largely because your photographic equipment is far superior to mine. As I forgot to take that into account to begin with, I assumed you were much closer to the Pound. I could capture only an amorphous blob from that distance of over forty kilometres. I had guessed you might have been about ten.

Name this feature in SA, just a few paces from the pre-digital camera.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Fri 02 Aug, 2019 7:53 pm

Would be a pleasant spot to share a bottle of Bolly in the spring or autumn sun.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Sat 03 Aug, 2019 10:52 am

Not enough water to float an Ark. (Probably even less since 2012.) But it is a pleasant Sanctuary, with or without a Bollinger.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Sat 03 Aug, 2019 11:37 am

Saunders Gorge
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Sat 03 Aug, 2019 12:17 pm

crollsurf wrote:Saunders Gorge


Crollsurf, go 500 km north. To a pleasant Sanctuary, but not a (Mt) Pleasant Sanctuary.
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