Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

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Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 3:25 pm

A couple of weekends back a mate and I set out tovisit this wreck which went down in bad weather in 1968 and which has been referred to on another post. We drove up to Dunphys late on Saturday and set out about 5:30PM.
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Pleasant light as we set out.


We climbed Ironpot Mt and soon located the turn off to Pots and Pans Spur.

(Can anyone tell me how to add another photo at this point? I can't seem to get the attachment button back?)

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby Allchin09 » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 6:40 pm

You've improved a lot from no photos Kanangra, don't give up yet!

When you insert your attachment into the post and you want to insert another, you need to click again on the "Upload attachment" tab beneath the "Save draft", "Preview" and "Submit" buttons.
It is next to the "Options" tab.
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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 9:37 am

Thanks mate I'll give that a go.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 10:10 am

As I was saying we headed off down Pots and Pans Spur which is a pleasant and open spur to Breakfast Ck.

We reached the creek at the Blackhorse junction and quickly walked down to Frying Pan Flat where we set up camp.

We were away early and had breakfast at the junction with the Cox's.

Before heading off we took a look at the memorial plaque to Oonagh Kennedy who drowned here in the flooded river in 1968.

TBC.
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View on the spur.
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Another view on the spur.
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Our camp before we set off next morning
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Coxs River at the junction.
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Plaque near the junction
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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 10:11 am

Now all I need to work out is how to put the text between the photos. Gee you guys must think I'm such a clutz!

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby Allchin09 » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 11:01 am

Haha, you're getting there!

What you need to do is to insert the photos into your post.

Once you have attached a photo, click on your post at the spot where you want the photo to appear (so that the little blinking line is there). Once you have done that, just click on the "Place inline" button for the photo that you want to insert. Then some text that looks like this

[attachment=0]Name of photo you are inserting.jpg[/ attachment]

will appear. That means that the photo listed above will appear there. You can then do the same process for the rest of your attachments.

Be sure that everything looks the way is should by clicking the "Preview" button next to "Submit" before posting.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 11:25 am

OK I'll give that a go.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 11:39 am

We then set off down river. The going here was very good with extensive grassy banks.

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Pleasant going downstream.


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Open banks.


We arrived at what we thought was the foot of Gaspers Buttress but were just a little downstream.

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River near Gaspers.


From there we set off uphill very steeply. Hadn't gone far when we startled this local.
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Goanna


Before long some views started to open up.

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View up valley.


I'm told 5 is the maximum attachments? Is that right? I was just getting on a roll.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 11:39 am

We then set off down river. The going here was very good with extensive grassy banks.

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We arrived at what we thought was the foot of Gaspers Buttress but were just a little downstream.

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From there we set off uphill very steeply. Hadn't gone far when we startled this local.
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Before long some views started to open up.

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I'm told 5 is the maximum attachments? Is that right? I was just getting on a roll.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 12:52 pm

We dragged ourselves up to Mt Heartbreaker and then Mt Jenolan. The ridge going was mostly clear.

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Typical going along the ridge.


Not far past Qeahgong on a particularly broken section of ridge we caught a glimpse of the wreck off to the side of the ridge on the right.

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First view of the wreck.


We made our way over to it and found quite a bit remaining.

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Tail piece.


A few had beaten us to it.

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Grafiti.


I couldn't resist this shot.

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The propellar was surprisingly heavy.


It was now past midday so after taking a souvenir each we headed back.

TBC

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 1:13 pm

On the way down we had some great views.

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View to the north east


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View to the north west


On the way back we located and took Gaspers Buttress which was clear all the way down.

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Gaspers Buttress


After the long descent we were greeted by a pretty flat at the bottom.

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Flat at bottom of Gaspers Buttress.


From there it was a pleasant walk back upstream in the afternoon light.

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River scene.


From the junction it was a stiff haul up Ironmonger Spur. We were back at the cars just on dusk. An excellent little trip.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 1:13 pm

What do you know I did it?

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby Lindsay » Thu 31 Oct, 2013 9:33 am

Great report Kanangara. Our paths must have crossed within a few ks that day. Is there a discernable route up Ironmonger spur or do you play it by ear?
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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Thu 31 Oct, 2013 9:38 am

No mate these days there is a very clear track all the way up. Very clear and easy to follow. There is a cairn at the top.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby melinda » Sun 17 Nov, 2013 7:52 pm

Wonderful photos Kanangra!
Looks like you had a great trip.
And I like the 'learn as you go approach!'
"Ahhh, I'm stuck, what do I do next???"
(I so understand this? :? )
And then Allchin09 helps out.
Awesome stuff! :D
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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby Chatty » Tue 19 Jul, 2016 2:10 pm

Hi all. I've only just joined the forum so I don't seem to have the permission to send private messages. I am very keen to check out the crash site. I'd be very grateful if someone could give me the grid reference so I know more than the fact that the site is located somewhere on the Southern end of Mt. Queahgong.
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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Sun 31 Jul, 2016 1:43 pm

Jenolan Sheet. 347:497.

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Sun 31 Jul, 2016 1:44 pm

Just above the "E" in Krungle. :wink:

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby Chatty » Sun 31 Jul, 2016 5:53 pm

Thank you so much :). I'm very keen to check it out!
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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby kanangra » Mon 01 Aug, 2016 3:53 pm

Let me know how you go. Tip; it is best if you go up the correct Gaspers buttress. All routes are steep but the one we took was a back breaker. :cry:

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Re: Trip to plane wreck near Mt Queahgong

Postby puredingo » Mon 01 Aug, 2016 6:05 pm

Hey Chatty If you need an accomplice I'd be very keen to check this out too!
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