Mittagong to Katoomba Walk - 3 - 9 July 2011

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Walkers - Sarah, Saul, Dave (and James walked down to the Nattai River with us on the first day). This walk was organised for SUBW.

We started from Hilltop by walking down Starlights Trail to the Nattai River. We then followed the river downstream to Vineyard Flat and then crossed to the Wollondilly Valley via Beloon Pass. Then it was a roadbash into Yerranderie. We had originally intended to then head into the Blue Breaks - traversing the Axehead Range and then out along Lacys and Bimlow Tablelands. However - we encountered very strong and cold winds - and they ruled out high level routes involving scrambling - so we then intended to go via the Kowmung River and the Low Gangerangs. The weather forecast had changed from "damaging winds" to "destructive winds"! However, we found the Kowmung River quite high - and crossing it once was a quite cold and unpleasant experience. So the next route change was to go via Kanangra Walls and the High Gangerangs. This would bring us into the wind again - but the route would be quite straightforward. We finished by descending Nurla Morella Ridge to the Coxs River and then climbing "The Bitch" (Howling Dog) to ourt last campsite at Splendour Rock. It reamined cold and windy on our kast day walking to Katoomba via Narrow Neck.

Page 1 - Nattai River - Beloon Pass - Wollondilly River

Page 2 - Yerranderie - Scotts Main Range - Kowmung River

Page 3 - Kanangra Walls - Mt Cloudmaker - Coxs River - Splendour Rock - Wild Dog Mountains - Narrow Neck

Above - The Kowmung River

Links -

A walk from 2006 from Katoomba to Picton