Dulhunty Creek to Twin Falls

A short day today. Challenging riding but short distances.

Before leaving Dulhunty a troop of guys on a motorcycle tour came through all on DRz400s.

TheTip (60 of 93)

One of the more enthusiastic riders

TheTip (61 of 93)

Some of the slower riders are the rear of the pack

 

Raman crossing Dulhunty

Raman crossing Dulhunty

 

 

Approaching Gunshot creek and the infamous "Gunshot" which is to the right and the "chicken track" is in front of me. Neither look appealing! There is now another easier chicken track. I have nothing to prove. The easy way around it is for me.

Approaching Gunshot creek and the infamous “Gunshot” which is to the right and the “chicken track” is in front of me. Neither look appealing! There is now another easier chicken track. I have nothing to prove. The easy way around it is for me.

 

Crossing Gunshot creek.

Crossing Gunshot creek.

 

Parts of four wheel drives are hanging from the trees everywhere here.

Parts of four wheel drives are hanging from the trees everywhere here.

TheTip (63 of 93)

TheTip (65 of 93)

Latches ripped off my left side box from riding next to the bushes. One has to ride in one or the other wheel rut. I will stick to the left now to conserve the latches on the right side box

TheTip (64 of 93)

 

 

 One of the four wheel drives in the queue crossing before us

One of the four wheel drives in the queue crossing before us

Cockatoo Creek

Cockatoo Creek

Raman keeping to the shallower right hand side

Raman keeping to the shallower right hand side

TheTip (69 of 93)

Fruitbat Falls

 

Gee its been a while since I had a massage. The tumbling water is pretty darn good.

Gee its been a while since I had a massage. The tumbling water is pretty darn good.

TheTip (67 of 93)

Crystal clear waters above Fruitbat Falls

TheTip (68 of 93)

We had lunch at Fruit bat Falls.

 

Heading toward Elliot and Twin Falls from Fruitbat Falls

Heading toward Elliot and Twin Falls from Fruitbat Falls

Ready to cross the next stream

Ready to cross the next stream

 

 

TheTip (73 of 93)

One of the many chewed up and subsequently abandoned entrances to the crossing

TheTip (71 of 93)

TheTip (74 of 93)

 

A short distance on and we stopped at Elliot and Twin Falls although.

Spent the afternoon swimming in this amazing water, jumping from the falls and in every way possible lapping up this oasis in a vast tough land. I understand these streams are artesian spring fed. Perhaps the most amazing thing was discovering the source of the artesian water that feeds these year round streams. Apparently the water is Asian! Yes, it comes under the ocean from, presumably, the New Guinea high lands.

 

The camp ground was pretty average and we heard there was a better bush camp just down the track. Not 5 minutes down the track we came across many little spots along the a crystal clear stream.

2 Responses to Dulhunty Creek to Twin Falls

  1. Lorelei September 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Did you see any Fruitbats at the falls? What a beautiful place to swim! I was wondering ….what do you use such a long rope for?

    • Oliver Holmgren September 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Up at Nowlsn’s Brook we did see lots fly over during the evening.

      The rope is useful for lots of things but its primary purpose is for recovering a motorcycle from off the edge of the track when it is too steep to ride or push the bike. We have little pulley blocks with us to use with the rope.

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