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

Postby eggs » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 4:30 pm

Lovely shot John.
Would this be looking at the Hump & Cathedral on the Mt Buffalo plateau?
Can you climb the Cathedral without ropes?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 7:18 pm

eggs wrote:Lovely shot John.
Would this be looking at the Hump & Cathedral on the Mt Buffalo plateau?
Can you climb the Cathedral without ropes?

Yes, well done eggs. It is The Cathedral and The Hump on Mt Buffalo. Not sure if you can climb the Cathedral without ropes as I didn't attempt to go up there. We were returning from a longer walk through a fair bit of unseasonal early snow to another spot and the view struck me as worthy of a photo. I know there is a short track that goes up from the road which looks quite steep, but I think it's probably better known as a rockclimbing location. Anyway your turn...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 7:31 pm

Where are they sheltering from a very cold wind?
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Sheltering from the wind on Uluru - Olgas on the horizon
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 7:53 pm

I am probably wrong but I am going to guess on top of Uluru.

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

Postby eggs » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 7:58 pm

Well done - I was hoping it was not too hard.
We were on top of Uluru just after sun rise - the Olgas [Kata Tjuta] are on the horizon.
I had actually seen sunrise from the top many years before this.

You just need to put in a shot from ACT now and we can wind down the competition on page 4 :lol:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 8:18 pm

eggs wrote:You just need to put in a shot from ACT now and we can wind down the competition on page 4 :lol:


This might be quite hard but I will try anyway.

I am after the name of the peak in the distance just to the right of center or I will accept where am I. (hint: the peak or Mt has the same name as the NP)
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Mt Namadgi in the distance, walking across the old Gudgenby property
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 8:36 pm

Bimberi Peak?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 8:49 pm

johnw wrote:Bimberi Peak?


Sorry John it is not Mt Bimberi, we are in a more easterly direction.

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

Postby michael_p » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 10:45 pm

Namadgi, perhaps?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Taurë-rana » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 11:03 pm

That was my thought too.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 11:24 pm

Tinderry Peak?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 5:05 am

michael_p wrote:Namadgi, perhaps?


Correct it is Mt Namadgi which is in the Namadgi National Park.

Over to you Michael.

Mt Namadgi is one of the most beautiful, interesting and most difficult places in the park to visit. It was used by the local indigenous people as ceremonial grounds and to collect Bogong Moths, lines of rocks can still be seen on the large flat granite slabs.

In the photo we are walking west across the old Gudgenby property, we started at the Yankee Hat Rock Art Car Park on the Old Boboyan Road.

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

Postby michael_p » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 1:01 pm

Thanks Tony. Lucky guess really.

Name the Gap and if you can the spot the photo was taken from. To quote the Ramones "Hey Ho, Lets Go":
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Byrnes Gap taken from Yerranderie Peak.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 1:21 pm

Mmm, looks kinda familiar but not 100% sure. I'll say looking towards Medlow Gap and the Wild Dog Mountains from somewhere on Mt Solitary, maybe The Col (again)?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 1:31 pm

Sorry, not Medlow Gap.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby tasadam » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 2:44 pm

Cunningham Gap? (Only one I can think of)... It's been a while.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 3:00 pm

Cunningham Gap is a huge drop off tasadam.
And the road through it is a main road - not a dirt road.
This seems to have a NSW / Bue Mountains feel to it, rather than Queensland?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 3:34 pm

Mmm, yes definitely looks like the Blueys. Michael, can you confirm it's in NSW?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 4:32 pm

johnw wrote:Michael, can you confirm it's in NSW?

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

Postby tasadam » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 5:59 pm

OK I am getting desperate...

I think I've wasted enough time looking
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 8:39 pm

Hi Michael,

I have no idea, like Tasadam I have spent a lot of time looking, you might have to start giving some clues.

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

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 8:40 pm

This one has me stumped at present. It definitely looks central Blue Mtns on the southern side. Although I couldn't necessarily rule out the region around the Wolgan and Capertee Valleys. Absolute stab in the dark - Wolgan Gap?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 7:24 am

I am surprised this is stumping people.
johnw wrote:It definitely looks central Blue Mtns on the southern side.

Yes, central to southern end of BMNP sounds about right. KBNP is to my left when I took the photo.

johnw wrote:Medlow Gap

Further south.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby HitchHiking » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 8:32 am

Is it Tonalli gap?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 8:47 am

HitchHiking wrote:Is it Tonalli gap?

No. The right area but not the right gap.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 9:00 am

Byrnes Gap?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 9:06 am

Correct.

Photo of Byrnes Gap taken from Yerranderie Peak. You can just see Yerranderie Private Town in the bottom right corner and one of the old mines in the bottom centre.

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

Postby Tony » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 9:09 am

michael_p wrote:Correct.

Photo of Byrnes Gap taken from Yerranderie Peak. You can just see Yerranderie Private Town in the bottom right corner and one of the old mines in the bottom centre.

Your turn johnw.

John beat me by a about minute, I had just found this map on Dave Nobles site.

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

Postby johnw » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 10:29 am

Tony wrote:
michael_p wrote:Correct.

Photo of Byrnes Gap taken from Yerranderie Peak. You can just see Yerranderie Private Town in the bottom right corner and one of the old mines in the bottom centre.

Your turn johnw.

John beat me by a about minute, I had just found this map on Dave Nobles site.

Sorry Tony, for a while there I didn't think any of us would get it. My only trip to Yerranderie was by 4WD some years ago. We stayed overnight but only did a small amount of bushwalking, so didn't see the view from Yerranderie Peak. I'd planned to go up there very early in the morning but slept in :oops: and missed it as we'd organised a tour of the old town with Yerranderie owner Val Lhuede after breakfast. Unfortunately it's such an isolated spot that short-trip planning is awkward. I've occasionally toyed with the idea of flying in by light aircraft from Camden Airport for a weekend visit to do some short walks; might happen one day, else the other way would be as a stopping point on a multi-day walk.

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

Postby juju » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 10:44 am

Yuraygir national park? south of Lake Arragan?
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