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Edwins Bicycle Tour Downunder
Thursday, 3 March 2005
Katoomba,Wentworth Falls, Tuesday 1 March

















1) Wentworth Falls

2) Queens Cascade

3) Empress Falls

4) Three Sisters






Today was a really good day with cloudless blue skies and temperatures getting to 26C. As with yesterday I used the bike to get to points of interest but much more of the day was spent walking up and down tracks than cycling.

My destination of the day was Wentworth Falls 5 miles east back down the highway. Most of the ride was on side roads avoiding the Great Western Highway.

Wentworth Falls is home to falls of that name and many other smaller falls cascading from the plateau to the remote valley below.

After parking the bike I started down the track to take in viewpoints of Wentworth falls and eventually down to the top of the falls where one track goes across using stepping stones. I took another track going up river alongside the Queens Cascade.

Back to the bike and a short ride on the road to the Conservation Hut Cafe for lunch. This has a terrace with great views over the Valley of the Waters.

In the afternoon I left the bike at the top and headed down a track with a long steep descent to the Empress Falls. A couple on the way up warned me of an aggressive baby snake on the track and that an adult might be near. Bearing in mind that the Blue Mountains has some of the worlds most poisonous snakes my descent was very careful and watchful but no snakes were encountered.

After returning to Katoomba I headed to Echo Point to take some pictures of the Three Sisters in the early evening light.

Cycling distance was 11.3 miles with 1145 ft of climbing and a ride time of 1hr 15mins

remote Posted by Edwin at 9:56 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 3 March 2005 10:42 AM EADT
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