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    Kittys Gorge Walktrail

    This was fist put up by PhotomD and since then I have been looking at it and keeping an eye on things.
    The trail goes from Serpentine Falls along the Serpentine river then the Gooralong brook to Jarrahdale.
    It is 5.5km one way and some of it is steep.
    A lot of photo opportunities.
    I am offering it up for Mid September to Mid October. I am hoping that by then the rains will have stopped but there will still be water in the rivers and the wildflowers will be out.
    Interested?
    Entry to Serpentine Falls National Park is $10.00 per car of four people. Tom and I both have passes to the park so that means 8 at no charge.
    We would be best to organise that we get into Serpentine Falls then get collected at Jarrahdale and returned to Serpentine falls.
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    I am definitely interested! Can't do the weekend of 17-18 September but most dates after that are free for me at this stage. Sounds like a great location! Can't wait
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    I'm very keen too, can't do 17-18th either. What time of day are we thinking?
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    Current thinking, in light of where and what it is, it is likely to be an all day event. Starting at 8am at Jarrahdale. The plan is to meet at Jarrahdale, jump into minimum cars then go to Serpentine falls and drop us off. The cars, with non photog drivers return to Jarrahdale to collect us when we finish.
    I have just spoken to Tom and we are doing it on Sunday week. He agrees with me it is not something you can do in just one trip, so we are going to do it and pick out the best spots for a second and possibly third walk.

    Just checked the calendar for school holidays and as it is the week before they start, any interest in Sunday 25th Sept?
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    I am interested, so if my camera is back from servicing by then - count me in.
    I can also have one vehicle made exempt from entry fees.
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    Hi Pete
    I'm home on R&R so should be able to make it.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grug View Post
    I am interested, so if my camera is back from servicing by then - count me in.
    I can also have one vehicle made exempt from entry fees.
    Hi Michael, what happened to the camera??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milbs1 View Post
    Hi Michael, what happened to the camera??
    I tested the weather resistant capabilities of my poor 7D with crashing waves a few times too often =P

    No negative effects anywhere except for the tiny little flash presence sensor in the hotshoe - a tiny amount of salt has stuck it down. I don't mind a bit of DIY disassembly for repairs, but for this little bugger you have to move half the internal assembly... and I thought I might leave that to the professionals.
    My baby is in the US at the moment for warranty repairs; It seems that Mack believe in weather resistant ratings the same as I do =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grug View Post
    I am interested, so if my camera is back from servicing by then - count me in.
    I can also have one vehicle made exempt from entry fees.
    I'll take you up on the vehicle and if your body is not back in time I have a second that you are welcome to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterking View Post
    I'll take you up on the vehicle and if your body is not back in time I have a second that you are welcome to use.
    I am definitely in, then =)
    You are a complete gentleman Peter.

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    I'll be here (http://www.newzealand.com/au/article/franz-josef/) shame tho, would have love to made this one Peter, If I'm home in a week when you and Thomasss are looking at doing a recie, I may be able to make it. I'll keep looking.
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    Hi Peter,
    I'll be around on the 25th September.
    Let me know when all is confirmed.
    Wayne.

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    Am interested but will see how my (broken) foot is by then.

    I've walked the Kitty trail several times and there are areas that I would just want to avoid - lot's of nasty weeds (dense growth of Black Flag, Gladioli) and dead Marri. It's also been extensively grazed. Sorry if this darkens the prospect, but it's an area worth exploring as even the most degraded areas have some surprises.

    Jarrahdale and it's Wetlands Walktrail is a great site too.
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    Went on a reconnoitre with PhotomD on Sunday and got a lot of images.
    13 have been put on my website, that I am not going to post here, but this link will take you to it. The purpose of these images is to give an idea of what is available.
    This link will take you to the best map I can find of the walk. The map is not orientated correctly but it is useful.
    I have the intention of one more trial before I set my mind on what we will do on the 25th.
    The main reason for this thinking is that both Tom and I suffered from our 8.5 hour walk on Sunday and I want this to be a pleasure for all that attend.

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    Hey Peter, those locations at Kitty's Gorge you shot (posted on your site) look excellent. Never seen so much water in the area and as you say, the area has a lot of potential, more than I had realised before when hiking around.



    Quote Originally Posted by peterking View Post
    Went on a reconnoitre with PhotomD on Sunday and got a lot of images.
    13 have been put on my website, that I am not going to post here, but this link will take you to it. The purpose of these images is to give an idea of what is available.
    This link will take you to the best map I can find of the walk. The map is not orientated correctly but it is useful.
    I have the intention of one more trial before I set my mind on what we will do on the 25th.
    The main reason for this thinking is that both Tom and I suffered from our 8.5 hour walk on Sunday and I want this to be a pleasure for all that attend.

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    8.5 Hrs I'd be dead LOL
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    I'd be dead by about 4hrs!!!!!

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    8.5 hrs without the kids! I could do that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sueann View Post
    8.5 hrs without the kids! I could do that!!
    This can be arranged. For a suitable fee??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini2261 View Post
    8.5 Hrs I'd be dead LOL
    Tom sms'd me on Monday and he was.
    The real one is much easier and shorter.
    If you want we can do in less than 3hours with 2 of that being photography.
    It is not my intention that we do the whole walk but get to one of the best sites and click form there.

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