Photo of the Week – Blue Sphinx

Another photo from Girraween N.P. this week. We were on our way back from a day climbing and came across this slightly different view of The Sphinx and Turtle Rock.

The sun had already ducked behind the horizon so we were well into blue hour, but there was still some good colour happening in the clouds when we arrived on this rocky slab. I raced down the hill far enough for the iconic rock formations to create a silhouette, then luckily found these cool formations on the ground for some foreground interest.

High and Wide: Landscape &emdash; End of the Day

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Girraween in July

New Boots (16) with Wattles at Turtle Rock

Date: 23 – 29 July 2012

After a busy first half of the year I was really looking forward to a bit of time off from work. The frequency of my bushwalking posts has diminished this year mainly because the majority of my spare time has been taken up with rock climbing instead. It is just another way to enjoy the bush and the outdoors and often includes walking as well. So basically it’s win win as far as I’m concerned.

So during the last week of July, Tom and I decided to get in a solid few days of climbing at one of our favourite places no matter what the activity: Girraween.

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Cold, Windy but Beautiful at Girraween

Date: 10 – 11 Sep 2011

Day 1:

Main Range at Sunrise from the Highway

Maree and I decided to get away for the weekend to Girraween N.P. near Stanthorpe. We got away to an early start on the Saturday morning which meant we got to the camp site by about 8:30 in the morning. There was a moderate number of people camping in both the Bald Rock Creek and Castle Rock Campsites and we chose the latter as we hoped there would be more exposure to the sun.

By 10:00 we were set up and ready to go. The plan for the day was to head out to The Sphinx and Turtle Rock to investigate the climbing opportunities there. The track heads off from the Southern End of the campsite and is also the starting point for the Mt. Norman and Castle Rock walks. The walking was extremely pleasant with the clouds clearing to a beautiful day and the good quality track providing easy walking up a gradual incline for most of the way. The only downside was the wind which was gusting to around 30 to 40KM/H. Continue reading