Splendour Rock Dawn Service (23-25 April 2017)

Another splendid 3 days in the Wild Dog Mountains to attend the Dawn Service at Splendour Rock. This time we did it a little different and went Carlons Farm > Black Horse Ridge > Mobbs Swamp > Mount Dingo > Splendour Rock > Wombat Parade (on the east side of Mt Warrigal) > Medlow Gap > Carlons Farm.

Total distance: 30.73 km
Max elevation: 945 m
Min elevation: 300 m
Total climbing: 3486 m
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Splendour Rock Dawn Service (23-25 April 2016)

Total distance: 31.05 km
Max elevation: 934 m
Min elevation: 578 m
Total climbing: 1186 m
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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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Cox’s River via Breakfast Creek (5-7 Oct 2013)

Trip Report: Weather was looking good, and we had the long weekend, so we set off to Cox’s River via Breakfast Creek. We headed up on the Friday night and camped at Carlon’s Farm (Green Gully). There were at least 30 Kangaroo’s hopping around, far more than we had seen there previously, and they definitely … Read moreCox’s River via Breakfast Creek (5-7 Oct 2013)