Monica Gerth was visiting from Dunedin to give the School seminar and so we took the opportunity to head up for a day walk in the lower Blue Mountains. Joel had been scouting out trails in the area and had done a bit of a reconnaissance a couple of months ago using OpenStreetMaps - an amazing resource for accurate trails...
Anyway, we filled up the two spare spots in the car with Jason and Taylor and headed up to Warrimoo, where we parked, grabbed a passing train to Faulconbridge and hit the trails. We walked down the Victory Trail along Sassafras Gully all the way down to Glenbrook creek. There, we turned downstream and, after a brief detour up to Martin's lookout for the view, crossed the creek and headed up a decent climb to a lookout for lunch. From there, there were a few km along the ridge before a hair raising (at least Taylor's hair was well raised) descent back down to the creek and a final climb back up to the car at Warrimoo.
Weather was perfect and a good day was had by all (terrifying descents notwithstanding).
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