While most of our trips are fairly haphazard, and are generally born from someone spotting an interesting area on a map, getting excited by an old trip report, or hearing about a good area from a fellow bushwalker or canyoner, every so often we decided to be a little more methodical.
The Projects section is about bringing together the trip reports for areas where we doing a series of walks to more thoroughly explore a region. Generally these pet projects will focus on areas of particular aesthetic, historic, or environmental interest, although it’s amazing what odd themes can get embedded in the back of your mind, nagging you to follow them up.
An exploration of the historic bushwalkers’ and miners’ passed off Narrowneck, near Katoomba. This region is arguably the birthplace of Australian bushwalking, and for good reason, with the huge sandstone peninsula offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the Blue Mountains.
- Black Billy Head, Dunphys Pass, Glenraphael Head and Duncans Pass
- Redledge Pass, Rock Pile Pass*, Mitchells Creek and Devils Hole
- Carlons Head and Harmil Ledge
- Walls Pass and Golden Staircase
There are many other historic passes nearby, in the Jamison, Megalong and other valleys.
- Mount Solitary (via the back door) — Korrowall Ridge, Point Repulse and the Miners Pass
- Two historic passes off Radiata Plateau: Blacks Ladders and Esgate Pass
- Searching the Wollemi for Aboriginal art
- Epic canyoning fail… but a great walk on the Colo River to Wollemi Creek
- Colo River / Canoe Creek