Charles Darwin Track – Wentworth Falls + Korrowal Knife Edge and other Jamison Valley traverses

Currently reading: David Mitchell – Ghostwritten (still) | Peter Matthiessen – The Snow Leopard (still) | David Foster Wallace – Infinite Jest (back at it!) In addition to my usual local jaunts, I went for a couple of early morning rambles at Wentworth Falls and Katoomba over the past week. I was covering old ground … Continue reading Charles Darwin Track – Wentworth Falls + Korrowal Knife Edge and other Jamison Valley traverses

Late light hike – Giant Stairway to Furber Stairs + Faulconbridge Point with the dawn

I returned home from work one afternoon this week still itching to hit the trail, so I squeezed in a 2 hour ramble before the sun set on another day. I am trying to learn to differentiate between the different eucalypts that I find in the Blue Mountains area but I have my work cut … Continue reading Late light hike – Giant Stairway to Furber Stairs + Faulconbridge Point with the dawn

Gone Goastal: Hiking in the Royal – Heathcote Station to Loftus Station via Audley & Honeymoon Stairs + Pope’s Glen & Braeside, Blackheath

I'm book-ending this post with two unrelated shots of lovely sunrises. I have started rising with the birds again and it's amazing what you see in those early hours... I've been meaning to do some hiking in the Royal National Park for as long as I can remember. It's Australia's oldest National Park and provides … Continue reading Gone Goastal: Hiking in the Royal – Heathcote Station to Loftus Station via Audley & Honeymoon Stairs + Pope’s Glen & Braeside, Blackheath

Horseshoe Falls Reserve – North Hazelbrook

Currently reading: Jeff Greenwald – Shopping for Buddhas (still) | René Taton and Curtis Wilson (Eds.) – The General History of Astronomy Vol. 2: Planetary Astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of Astrophysics (dabbling for thesis) | Sir Isaac Newton – Opticks | David Foster Wallace – Infinite Jest (this one could take a … Continue reading Horseshoe Falls Reserve – North Hazelbrook

Amphitheatre Track – Leura Cascades

Currently reading: Levison Wood - Walking the Himalayas (still) | Cristina Garcia - The Lady Matador's Hotel (still) | Jeff Greenwald - Shopping for Buddhas I thought I'd hiked all the trails in the Leura Cascades area, but was pleasantly surprised to discover the Ampthitheatre track on yesterday's romp. Despite Sonia Overall's advice to never … Continue reading Amphitheatre Track – Leura Cascades

Paradise Pool and Hanging Rock – Blue Mountains NP

It was a perfect day for our Saturday hike to Paradise Pool. It used to be something of a secret spot, requiring local knowledge to locate its whereabouts, but the Blue Mountains City Council have actually put up several signs now. My guess is that local residents grew tired of intrepid hikers finding routes through … Continue reading Paradise Pool and Hanging Rock – Blue Mountains NP