Newnes to Bylong

June 6th: Day 31 – Newnes to Bylong

Slept late this morning after all the hiking.

Headed off down the valley again with the towering cliffs on either side. Once out of the valley we hooked back around onto a track to ran along the top of the cliffs.

With the cliffs to the right and an area that signs informed us was dangerous to enter due to mine subsidence, we pushed on until we came to a short steep section of track descending into a valley filled with ferns with high cliffs on either side. The descent looked to be a one way trip.

Raman very nearly end for ended his bike going down the steep and badly stepped section of track. It really shook him up and he took it easy for the rest of the day. I went down the opposite side of the track and had better luck.

Crown Creek track is closed to motorcycles so we headed back out to Ben Bullen.

I really enjoyed these tracks and the riding out to Ben Bullen. Great tracks.

North to Rylstone. The caravan park in Rylstone leaves a lot to be desired! We opted to continue to Bylong which we had heard good things about from fellow adventure riders and indeed it is a lot better than the bloody Rylstone caravan park…and its free. Wow! Showers, toilets, undercover, power and a great big field to camp in.

Taking cover at Bylong from the coming rain.

Taking cover at Bylong from the coming rain.

The lady in the one and only shop here, the general store, is really nice. They have had the store for 15 years now.

Cooking up a great meal with both stoves at once.

Cooking up a great meal with both stoves at once. Sauce simmering on the right and boiling a 2L pot on the left. Both can be fed with the pot still in place

Day 31-5

Top view showing the fuel

When fired up, these little stoves go really well. Burning tiny amounts of wood or any combustible material really. At less than 300g they are light for travel too. A great alternative to the Trangia or gas stove.

Top view showing the secondary air vents producing clean combustion. When fired up, these little stoves go really well. Burning tiny amounts of wood or any combustible material really. At less than 300g they are light for travel too. A great alternative to the Trangia or gas stove.

 

3 Responses to Newnes to Bylong

  1. Dave June 12, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Great to see wood gasification cooking dinner.

  2. Dave June 14, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    now that your route is on the map, I’ve gone back and got the picture of where you went. That narrow fern gully looks pretty wild. I had never heard of Bylong. Looking at the map made me realise the huge slabs of NSW that I have never been near and that without considering the far western outback.

  3. Dave June 14, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    also Ol , this post appears to be out of order. It would be great to have all the posts listed on the side bar to aid in navigation especially for readers to come to the blog from now on. The galleries are great as another way to access the trip.

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