Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

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Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby rodb2013 » Thu 09 Nov, 2017 8:13 pm

Two Mexicans are heading north of the border for another adventure. We drove into Glen Davis after our last Kunangra Walls - Kowmung adventure and liked the look of the place. So we've plotted a route as noted above and allowed 7 nights. Also hoping to explore some canyons and maybe spot a Wollemi Nobilis (Dave if you read this is there any hope?). Heading out this weekend. Any suggestions welcome.
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby tom_brennan » Fri 10 Nov, 2017 11:44 am

Pipeline Track is closed. See this thread for a possible way around the closed section
http://www.bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic ... 36&t=15767

I don't think you have much chance on the Wollemia nobilis...

Have fun. What canyons are you looking to explore?
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby Allchin09 » Sun 12 Nov, 2017 6:40 pm

tom_brennan wrote:What canyons are you looking to explore?


I assume Jurassic Canyon would be on the list! :lol:
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby Grabeach » Mon 13 Nov, 2017 4:55 am

rodb2013; You may not be aware, but unless I've been getting it completely wrong, the David Noble who discovered the Wollemi Pine is not the one who regularly contributes here. That there were two David Nobles with similar interests had me confused for quite a while.
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby puredingo » Mon 13 Nov, 2017 6:30 pm

Grabeach wrote:rodb2013; You may not be aware, but unless I've been getting it completely wrong, the David Noble who discovered the Wollemi Pine is not the one who regularly contributes here. That there were two David Nobles with similar interests had me confused for quite a while.


Huh?... Two Dave Nobles you say. I've got an old bushwalking book and that's also by a Dave Noble, so which one wrote that?

And if you tell me there's a third Dave Noble I'll know there's a cloning device in play and the rise of the machines is near...
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby Allchin09 » Mon 13 Nov, 2017 6:57 pm

puredingo wrote:Huh?... Two Dave Nobles you say. I've got an old bushwalking book and that's also by a Dave Noble, so which one wrote that?


There are at least two David Nobles in the NSW bushwalking / canyoning scene.

The one of Wollemi Pine fame has a Wikipedia page here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Noble_(canyoner) and in some circles referred to David Noble Junior.

The one who contributes here, has written for Wild and other publications about canyoning and bushwalking and has a blog here - http://www.david-noble.net/blog/ is a different person, and in some circles referred to David Noble Senior.
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby rcaffin » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 8:12 pm

The Wollemi Pine Dave Noble is (was?) an NPWS Ranger. Possibly retired now.
I think the other DN is/was a teacher.

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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby rodb2013 » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks for the clarification re the Dave Nobles. Wasn't a Wollemi Pine on sight. Will try to post a report soon. 2 days down Capertee, 1 day down Colo and back (quicksand!), 3 days up Wolgan and over Pipeline Track.
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby kanangra » Thu 14 Dec, 2017 8:37 am

I did that exact same trip in the reverse direction back in c. 1983. Camped at the junction. Will be interested to hear how you got on.

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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby rcaffin » Sat 16 Dec, 2017 7:40 pm

1 day down Colo and back (quicksand!)

Oh yes, quicksand - lots and lots of quicksand. All the way.

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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby rodb2013 » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 5:06 pm

No trip report yet, but you might get a laugh out of me trying to get out of quicksand.
https://youtu.be/ilSOWRjaLhA
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby Lizzy » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 5:19 pm

Wow that’s pretty impressive Rod!
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby LachlanB » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 6:43 pm

Next time, can we have the show with a backpack on as well?

Would definitely be interested in your trip report when it comes out!
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby Allchin09 » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 7:05 pm

rodb2013 wrote:No trip report yet, but you might get a laugh out of me trying to get out of quicksand.
https://youtu.be/ilSOWRjaLhA


Haha, I had a very similar experience on the Colo last year, except I was walking by myself... was stuck in there for a good 10 minutes I reckon!
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Re: Glen Davis - Capertee - Wolgan - Pipeline Track

Postby rcaffin » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 9:16 pm

I quickly found that a stout 2 m long stick would work wonders for leaning on when we sank in the quicksand. It seemed to spread the load enough.
It was also useful as an extension arm for pulling my wife out.
And yes, this was all with full packs!

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