Mt Cooke early on a misty morning
Information about a recent fire on the Track
"... then cross another Wandoo lined creek"
The mist just starting to lift from 'natural amphitheatre'?
Views North during the climb to Mt Cooke
The summit of Mt Cooke
View to Albany Highway from Mt Cooke
The start of the descent from Mt Cooke
3.9 Re-enter forest and continue to descend
At the foot of Mt Cooke
Crossing small creek near Nerang campsite
The broad open flat lands beyond Nerang campsite
Open Wandoo with Casuarina
Forest above Cowcher Road
Walk trail after Cowcher Road
Mixed Wandoo, Jarrah and Marri
View to the creek
11.0 Pass flat granite outcrop
On the way to dinner!
Waiting for dinner
Dawn Day 9 from inside Gringer Creek shelter
Dawn clouds at Gringer Creek
The clouds captured our attention for quite some time
The track to Three-Ways Roadhouse
Dawn at Gringer Creek campsite
Grafitti at Gringer Creek campsite: not what we expected
Crossing Wearne Road
Access to the Bibbulmun Track on the Albany Highway
The only times we saw this sign was right next to the track, never understood "close by"?
5.1 Views of Boonerring Hill
Wetting the bandanas
I've got a feeling that the horse has bolted?
Boot cleaning station.
Beginning the ascent of Boonerring Hill
7.4 [7.7] Views North from exposed granite slab
Left our packs on the Track and took our Morning Tea up to Boonerring Hill
Arriving at Boonerring Spring
Boonerring Spring does not look very tempting
Old vehicle track through Wandoo forest
Rinsing the clothes in a wee stream
The wee stream had to be dammed to make it usable
Just about missed this turn...
Cleaning boots before entering White Horse Hills
Sandi mid-trip and fall
White Horse shelter
White Horse toilet
White Horse Hills campsite
Recently burnt bush around White Horse Hills campsite
...soon after pass through area of large scattered granite boulders and outcrops.
1.9 [1.57] Skirt granite slab with large vertical tombstone rock?
2.5 [2.1] Pass large balancing rock.
Mining not too far away
Domed granite summit of White Horse Hills
Searching for frogs in freshwater pools
Lots of frogs
A surprise boot cleaning station!
Morning Tea Spot
Approaching Hume Tank Road
Hume Tank Road
7.5 At junction in tracks by water tank keep right.
11.1 [11.5] Turn left onto vehicle track
12.9 At fork in road keep right and begin to ascend towards Mt Wells
Not so old or very eroded track
Mt Wells viewing platform and shelter
Mt Wells campsite
Very happy to be inside eating soup in the midst of rain
Sundown at Mt Wells
Pre-Dawn from Mt Wells fire tower
Dawn: Mt Wells
Dawn Mt Wells
View from Mt Wells toilet
3.6 Cross gravel road and continue on old vehicle track to the left of rainwater tank (no water)
Old rainwater tank with no water
4.1 Cross creek. Really?
6.1 [6.24] Pass beneith major powerlines
Wandoo lined creek
8.3 [8.47] At Y-junction turn left.
9.9 [10.1] Crossing Pindalup Road
11.5 [11.6] Crossing Coach Road
12.5 Cross broad flat watercourse among swamp banksia and tall balga.
Old vehicle track
The well at Chadoora
Moving the FUSE around camp to get as much sun as possible
The view across the Track from Chadoora campsite
Not sure if this was one of those Y-junctions?
Interupted crossing McRae Road
Another dry creek crossing: but the rounds are fun!
2.0 [2.1] Turn left on Inglehope Road
Old road formation
Bush Sculpture: Moray Eel attacking Sandi
5.3 [5.66] Turn right on walk trail (suptle)
5.9 [6.18] Turn left on Inglehope Road
Tall trees around a broad creek.
6.1 [6.45] Where Inglehope Road turns left (CW 69/4) continue straight ahead on old vehicle track
7.3 [7.5] Cross broad watercourse amidst mature Swamp Banksias.
Approaching Inglehope Road
The Dwellingup - Boddington line (disused thankfully)
We wondered why we didn't walk the line all the way into town: this was one reason.
Dwarfed among the trees
Gravel road toward Etmilyn Siding
Changing ends at Etmilyn Siding
"Extensive" granite outcrops on left of Track
The train on its return journey to Dwellingup
Holyoake Mill Site
17.9 [18.8] Stone rail siding
The Sleepercutter at Dwellingup
First job: get the clothes on to wash...
Charging the FUSE Battery
Charging the GPS Batteries
Drying tent and stuff in the covered drying area
Dwellingup Caravan Park
Steaming up for the days' rides
Dwellingup Catholic Church
The inauspicious start of the Track
Just before the rain came...
The SPOT sending the morning tea Check-in/OK message
5.5 [5.4] Cross another old vehicle track
7.4 [7.1] Arrive at road and turn right and immediately after turn left at crossroads
7.6 [7.38] 50 metres before T-junction in roads turn right onto walk trail.
Crossing River Road
10.2 [10.0] Trail traverses slope of steep hill with glimpses into valley.
11.7 [11.3] Turn left on walk trail
Rim approaching views through to Murray Valley
Approaching Swamp Oak campsite
Swamp Oak shelter
The approaching storm
Swamp Oak campsite
The start of Day 14
Having crossed a small ridge -- descending to Swamp Oak Brook
1.5 [1.57] At very faint crossroads turn right and continue to descend
2.1 [2.15] Turn left joining Swamp Oak Road
Swamp Oak Road
Views over Swamp Oak Brook
Swamp Oak Brook
4.3 [4.34] Turn right onto very old vehicle track and begin steep ascent
Walking track - final ascent to rim of Yarragil Valley
Beginning the descent to Yarragil Brook
Descending through dense forest of huge, old Jarra and Yarri
7.4 [7.23] Cross Yarragil Brook on footbridge
Walk trail ascending from Yarragil Brook
Bush Sculpture: Pelican
9.3 Pass through extensive Jarrah / Banksia woodland
Jarrah - Banksia woodland
9.9 [9.68] Turn right onto old railway formation
Parts of the old railway
Old railway formation (Loop Road)
Old railway formation
13.2 [13.6] Turn right off Loop Road onto walk trail and descend
13.2 [13.7] Cross creek on footbridge
13.6 [14.0] Cross Murray River Fireline
A rain event in the Murray Valley
15.1 [15.6] Cross creek and immediately veer left onto walk trail climbing again
Early sunset Murray campsite