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Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:31 am

Thursday, 2 July 2009 (day 1 of 4)
Harbour Bridge Climb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Harbour Bridge, Sydney
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Climbed to the top
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Cockatoo at the park
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Gray Headed Flying Fox
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A few of them waking up
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Wrestling cockatoos
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Re: Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:48 am

Friday, 3 July 2009 (day 2 of 4)
Sydney to Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

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Short hike near the Mount Tomah Lodge
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Really windy, crawled to the edge to look down
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Mt Victoria Post Office, at one time this town was named "One Tree Hill" on a map dating back to 1834
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Quick stop at Govett's Leap (really cold)
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Last stop before turning back, Echo Point, Three Sisters to the left, Mount Solitary on the horizon (tomorrow's hike)
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Then back to the lodge where our hosts Bill and Gail served a 3 course meal and everything was perfect!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:27 am

Saturday, 4 July 2009 (day 3 of 4)
Mount Solitary from Golden Staircase - Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

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We started down the Golden Stairs, about 1000' descent
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Mount Solitary
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Walked thru a rainforest
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Fun climb to Mt Solitary
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Ruined Castle is the pointy hill, top of Golden Stairs is behind on the high ridge
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Close-up
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Summit shot
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Steep descent, Ruined Castle is the pointy peak down there
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Three sisters from the rainforest area, before the Golden Stairs
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Re: Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Postby ERIC » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:36 am

Snow Nymph wrote:Wrestling cockatoos


Is that what that's called? ;)
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Re: Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:32 am

maybe they were doing something else? :D

I forgot to post this
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090719/ap_ ... backpacker

this kid got lost the day before we hiked it and got lost . . . for 12 days! Totally unprepared. We couldn't figure out HOW he could have gotten lost. We didn't go up to Ruined Castle, we decided to go for Mount Solitary and catch Ruined Castle on the way back, but ran out of time (3 course meal was on the agenda for that night). I hope he donated the money he got from the interview.
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