Mailes Cave (3-4 Oct 2015)

Total distance: 11.37 km
Max elevation: 341 m
Min elevation: 35 m
Total climbing: 536 m
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Sarah, Andy, Cal & I headed down to the Colo River on the long weekend. Water levels were still quite low (~0.6m at the BOM gauge) despite the recent rain, so we decided to head upstream from the bottom of Bob Turners track to check out Mailes Cave once again. Water levels upstream were more than adequate for the lilo trip upstream.

Andy at the sign at the start of Bob Tuners Track.
  
It was a pleasant walk down to the Colo River before the heat of the day. 

There was allot more grass on the sandy section at the bottom of Bob Turners.
We had a nice paddle up the river until we came to Mailes Cave (just past the second set of rapids). The obligatory “National Park” sign photo on the way out.

All the photos are in my gallery here.

 

 

Dr Darks Cave (7 Jun 2015)

Rusty, Ryan, Steph, Sarah and I headed to Dr Darks Cave for a shortish walk. We decided on this one as it had a bit of history around it and due to the 50km/h+ winds.

It is believed that in 1937 Dr. Dark’s discovered this cave which is located in the Fortress Ridge area of the Mt. Hay. It was used as a family home for a couple of weeks at a time. The main room comes complete with a shower (waterfall) and his rusty metal cooking items still remain in place (see photos below). Near the fire ring there is a square rusty metal box which contains a visitors book.

A short walk past the waterfall leads to you some fantastic views!

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