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Gone Walkabout

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by southy, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    I've been really lazy of late and now Summer is officially over here in Oz I decided to get off my but and get out for a bushwalk. No excuses when you live in the shadows of a World Heritage Listed National Park. During the last few weeks we have had a bit of rain so I decided the Valley of the Waters would be at it's best. Ended up doing a 10km (6 mile) loop along the magnificent National Pass trail.

    View from the top looking into the Valley of the waters.

    16080286153_75683eeef1_k. Valley of the Waters by scotty-70, on Flickr

    Heading down through the valley. First stop Empress Falls

    16513558690_3082efce3e_b. Empress Falls by scotty-70, on Flickr

    Next level down, Silvia Falls.

    16699560682_6328f750bb_k. Silvia Falls by scotty-70, on Flickr

    Water flowing everywhere.

    16674222556_8454a438b3_k. National Pass Trail by scotty-70, on Flickr

    The trail winds its way through the valley until reaching Wentworth Falls. These falls are over 180 metres (600 feet) in height and drops in two levels. This photo is from the middle shelf.

    16512501868_3f46ae6e00_c. Wentworths Falls by scotty-70, on Flickr

    The climb out of the valley is up the Grand Stair Case and along a track cut into the cliff face.

    16674035856_ed305e856c_k. National Pass Trail by scotty-70, on Flickr

    There was water everywhere, on a warmer day I would have been in for a nice dip.

    16674103946_047a58d9b3_k. Wentworth Falls by scotty-70, on Flickr

    16492543287_fbf54cd61e_k. Queens Cascade by scotty-70, on Flickr

    National Trail by scotty-70, on Flickr

    16698496671_0238092d53_k. Colours of the Bush by scotty-70, on Flickr

    Today I'm am a little sore and tired. I must make an effort to get out bushwalking more often.
     
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  2. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
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    Yves
    Stunning images mate! Love the scenery and vibrant greens!!!! Those waterfalls are gorgeous as well. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow, wow!!! Amazing set of photos! Stunning landscape
    Excellent work - bravo :thumbup:
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Neat stuff, I would be out there all the time.
     
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  5. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    Wonderful walkabout.
     
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    A terrific looking park / scenery for sure
     
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  7. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    William
    Breathless...
     
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Woof! Those are beautiful images of stunning scenery. Every one of them rocks. Well done. Makes me want to board a plane and go there.
     
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  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Nice!!!
     
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  10. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Yannis Marigo
    lucky you
     
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  11. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    A beautiful set of images Southy!
     
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  12. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Thanks for all the comments. It's a true wonderland out there. This is really just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. I really need to get up to some of the lookouts (there's literally hundreds) for some sunsets shots on a not so overcast day. I have another waterfall walk I plan on doing after the next really heavy rain which is only about 20mins from home. The Valley of the Waters walk is nice after mild rain but as you need to cross the falls it gets very dangerous after heavy rain resulting, in the past in rescues and loss of life.

    I even used the video on the A7. I think its the first time I've actually hit the video button. I usually take a Gopro but forgot it this day.

     
  13. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    What you've captured is already amazing and you this just tips the iceberg. Wow! I can't wait to see more
     
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  14. jeffmurray

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Great shots of a lovely place on earth.
     
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  15. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Heaven Down Under!
     
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  16. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Breathtaking scenery very well captured.