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Jagungal + Geehi headwaters

Sunday

It was overcast in the morning and we had to pack up damp tents. It was a short walk along the fire trail to the weather station, then we headed up Jagungal. This was easier than it looked, as it was pleasantly cool and we took it easy.

I spotted what I though was the tail of a white-lipped snake disappearing into the bushes. And there were lots of skinks and spiders scurrying away as we approached. Kristina was good at spotting the spiders, and at waiting quietly for them to reappear from their holes.

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#9417 - 2008-12-28 09:16
54mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 100
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#9449 - 2008-12-28 10:50
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#9459 - 2008-12-28 11:09
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#9495 - 2008-12-28 12:23
eight image stitched panorama

After a photo stop on Jagungal's summit we returned to the saddle for lunch. From there we sidled along the mountain's southern flanks, through beautiful alpine meadows and bogs, then dropped down the ridge to the junction of the two Geehi branches. Here we found a nice little campsite next to the eastern fork, where the creek is extremely meandering and there's a rock "lounge chair".

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#9507 - 2008-12-28 13:28
31mm, f/9.0, 1/640s, ISO 100
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#9512 - 2008-12-28 13:33
14mm, f/8.0, 1/640s, ISO 100
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#9589 - 2008-12-28 15:12
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#9602 - 2008-12-28 16:35
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#9605 - 2008-12-28 16:38
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Jagungal across the headwaters of the Geehi

In the afternoon we went for a short walk to the east, where a big rectangular block of rock on the ridge has three artificially raised rocks (only half a metre high) on it.

Camilla and I looked for frogs at dusk, but didn't see any, though we heard the corroborree frogs in full swing. And there were excellent stars.

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