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Old 02-01-2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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I saw the turn off to Lima Falls as well, but it was getting late and it looked like it was going to bucket down, did not luckily. Maybe Lima Falls another day.[/COLOR]
I have also subsequently discovered its about an hours walk for the return trip from the car park
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:50 PM   #7
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...to see if I could see Jacks Falls which Glitch rode right past and never mentioned (as well as missing the turn off to Lima Falls but I won't mention that either!)

Speccy shots!!
Actually, Jacks Falls (the way they were yesterday, with quite a bit of water!) are nicer than the Lima Falls.

As Squiz said, it was getting late and the Blackbellies were hanging low in the south....our way home.

But....there's reason to go back for another look, tying a few other bits into it....maybe even make it a one-way-tar-only run to save a bit of time for the scenics.
There are LOTS of other things around the 'Bogies worth looking at...

Still sorting through the pics, somehow managed to get over 50 shots....upping tonight, post first thing in the morning.
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Some great pics and interesting route .


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its about an hours walk for the return trip from the car park
Ppffft. Walking-time estimates always seem to be made for 1 legged geriatrics. Halve it for normal people.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:27 AM   #9
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Some great pics and interesting route .
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It sure was an interesting route


Tiger in the mist....Acheron Way








Just short of the Acheron Gap





As always...flip-of-the-weather-coin, the other side of the Acheron Gap.






Buxton was still asleep on New Years-morning, not a single soul at the Buxton-Burger HQ.
Into the backblocks then.
Last time that hill had a 2" top-coat of wet, red slime...couldn't even walk down it....and made us turn around.

Nice and grippy this time!









It certainly felt like NZ-gravel on some stretches...just missing an extra 3" of depth











Looking north into the hills around Alexandra....sort of where we're heading next.





Looking back across Alexandra from Fawcett Hill, the town amongst the trees, The Cathedrals as a backdrop, the hills to the right is where the last shot was taken.
Old Fawcett Lane has lost its street-signs at both ends now, only the "No Thru Road" sign remains at the southern end...the north looks like a private driveway now, hiding one of the prime lookouts in the area.








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Old 03-01-2017, 11:08 AM   #10
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"Wave"-country near Fawcett





The one with the warts....the tree that is, not Squiz!!





Views towards Bonnie Doon and the foothills of the Strathbogies.





The eastern end of Ancona and Dry Creek Rd's have taken a beating by the late storms and downpours, lots of washouts/ deep runnels and tons of leaf-litter, sticks and branches adding to the washed out rocks, sometimes making it hard to find a clear line while climbing up into the Strathbogies.





FINALLY FOUND!!
Just short of abandoning yet another search for the blasted thing in the endless maze of logging tracks around the Toorour Plantations, some memory clicked with the layout of a couple of tracks ridden past... all previous signs have vanished long ago bar the last 2 which are within the final 100m of the place.
https://monumentaustralia.org.au/map


















A quick run up Police Rd. and across to Mt. Wombat, running about 1.5hrs late...just to find Dave/ Farawayman/Blydie (just bloody pick one and stick with it, too much to write down each time ) chatting with Geoff, the Fire Warden, in his metal-bungalow at the top.
Somehow, it was all like coming-home.
Geoff has been there for the annual fire-period for the last 20 years or so, baking away in the old timber hut without air-con in the old days, cracking lightning strikes a few feet away through the summer-thunderstorms, trying to hang onto his own butt in the howling winds at other times... the only company his little transistor radio with the footy on, the binoculars around his neck and a couple of squaking walkie-talkies.
It takes someone special, methinks...no wonder he likes the odd visitor and knows the annual regulars by face and voice.


No, he hasn't got a problem with his legs
..they breed 'em like that up here.






GREAT guy!!
If it doesn't work out again this season...we'll be back next year, same time, same place.


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