On Sunday I had the pleasure of joining Tom and a troop of six other SBW members on a pleasant and most enjoyable 11hr canyoning trip through Geronimo and Horseshoe Canyons in the Blue Mountains.
It was a rough start to get to the canyon on time after a last minute discovery that the gate to Euroka Campground doesn’t open until after 7:30am. Arriving at the canyon meeting point 20 minutes late prompted a very brisk walk down to meet the rest of the group at the Pagoda before Wollangambe 1 entrance. After joining the group we all continued down to the Wollangambe River and back up the other side towards the canyon entrance. Tom’s expert navigation meant that could just enjoy the walk and lament the lack of coffee that morning.
Anyway we were soon in the creek and preparing for our adventure by donning our wetsuits and harnesses. Given the warm weather, and my intentions to experiment with canyoning I had chosen to wear my exciting multicoloured thermals and a thin weskit top instead of the heavy weight wetsuits I normally wear. At the start of the day this was a a great idea as the canyon was relatively dry and the sun was out, but as the day cooled down the clouds came out I started to fill the chill and by the end of the day in Horseshoe Canyon I was well and truly cold. Anyone who notice how grumpy I was I apologise!
Anyway here is a selection of photos. I had actually taken my nice new helmet cam through the canyon but the outcome and photos were rather disappointing so here is the limited selection that seemed to work. For more photos see Tom’s Post on OzUltimate
Categories: Australia, New South Wales
Tags: Adventure, bushwalking, Canyoning, central australia, crazy people, Euroka Campground, Horseshoe Canyon, National Parks, outdoors, photography, photos, SBW
Wow that was a big day – no wonder you are looking forward to a quiet weekend this one. Great trip though! Tom’s pics are excellent, and yours do give a good idea if the trek too.
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Wow, what an adventure. Looks like so much fun.
Your coldness probably wasn’t helped by me sending you down first more often than not, while I stayed up top in relative warmth 🙂 Though I didn’t notice your grumpiness … maybe because I was up top and you were down bottom? 🙂
Oh I actually only got grumpy on the walk out so don’t worry. Cake and hot tea fixed it pretty quickly back at the car!