Mental Mountains: Perry’s Lookdown to Du Faur Head Return, Blackheath Blue Mountains NSW

“If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ― Dale Carnegie Whether we recognise it or not, each of us live with fear everyday. I don't think it's possible to conquer it entirely but I know for sure that we gain so much if we [...]

Mount Solitary in Autumn, Katoomba Blue Mountains

I nearly piked on this hike... because I thought I'd stay warm and read a book or paint at home instead, but on the trek to Mt Solitary, I soon felt that elation I always do and remembered why I do this at all. Why, also, it would have been crazy for me to have [...]

Exploring Kanangra-Boyd and Blue Mountains National Parks on Good Friday

I spent all of Good Friday in nature (and the car!), with my first trip to Kanangra-Boyd National Park (Kanangra Walls and Kalang Falls via Jenolan Caves) to see my man off on a hike. After dropping him off I drove back to the Blue Mountains to explore Hargraves Lookout, Perry's Lookdown and the Wind-Eroded Cave [...]