Splendour Rock ANZAC Day Dawn Service (24-25 Apr 2015)

Total distance: 34.2 km
Max elevation: 920 m
Min elevation: 562 m
Total climbing: 1320 m
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This year I was joined with Sarah, Andy and Cal for the annual Dawn Service at Splendour Rock. We left Carlon’s Farm at 20:00 and headed out via the fire trail (Medlow Gap). It was good weather and made decent pace, getting in at Mobbs Swamp at midnight to get some rest. We set the alarms for 03:30 to make it up to Splendour Rock in time for the dawn service.

Andy at Splendour Rock waiting for the dawn service to begin.

Sarah and Cal at Splendour Rock waiting for the dawn service to begin.

Sarah and I at Splendour Rock waiting for the dawn service to begin.

This year we had fantastic weather and a beautiful sunrise.

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Heading down from Splendour Rock to Mobbs Swamp

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Fungi along the way

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More fungi…

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There were loads of Banksia’s out which was nice to see.

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After all the rain we were quite worried about the creeks being up, luckily they had gone down quite a bit and were easy enough to cross.
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Almost back at Carlons Farm – the final stint!

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Over the fence and back Carlons Farm.

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Afterwards we headed out to Hargraves Lookout to look at the crazy hail storm just missed us.
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So much hail fell in Blackheath that snowmen could be made!

 

20150425 - Splendour Rock - IMG_6791All in all a fantastic hike out to Splendour once again.

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