The Dry Canyon (or Wolgan View Canyon, or Noble’s Canyon, e.t.c.) is one of those little trips that never gets done, because it’s too easy. Not long enough to fill a day, but just a bit too inconvenient to squeeze in on the way home from something else. So I figured I should do it … More The Dry Canyon by Bike
Aaaaah Bell Creek, the old nemesis, the canyon trip that just never seemed to happen. Just mentioning the name seemed to conjure bad weather forecasts and obstacles. I remember at least two planned trips which were cancelled before they left Sydney, and a third attempt with Steve Hare that actually departed, but ended up with … More For Whom The Bell Tolls: traversing Bell Creek complete in a day
Aah, now this was a classic day out. With Wilbus Magicbus, Gorgeous George, and a questionable forecast of cold drizzle we were on the road at the bright hour of 6 AM. (While also known as Mt Hay canyon, it’s actually next to Butterbox Point, and not really near either Mt Hay or Mt Hay … More Butterbox Canyon
Well Bulti is off to New Zealand to walk five miles up a hill in the snow with inadequate shoes or something, so in the meantime I’ll update on some new canyons I’ve visited, and a very pleasant start to summer. Some purists will say that canyoning is a year-round sport. But I maintain that … More Canyon Season Is Here
Just as the first waves of homesickness and what-the-hell-am-I-doing-here-ness hit me in Zurich (about day 2 or 3), and I was riding around on the number 7 tram and crying into my 90c supermarket beer, I got a text telling me to get over to Kiran’s house. On the Toblerstrasse, yeah, as in the surname … More Sam in Europe, Part 4: Lombardy
As I was doing the cool annotated map for the last post, I thought, “Hey, having the Mt Wilson and Wollongambe maps scanned and spliced together like that just by themselves would have been MIGHTY HELPFUL when we were attempting the canyon”. So for future reference, here you go.
Bell Creek is becoming a bit of a nemesis. Not only does it have an ability to call up bad weather forecasts as soon as you mention its name, it’s also the trickiest of all the Mt Wilson canyons to get to. After two attempts called off due to rain (one a few weeks ago, … More Mini-epic debriefing: Bell Creek Canyon attempt 24/2/12