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Sprague Lake by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
 

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Looking south to Mt Vincent - Monadnocks National Park
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This was to be the last training walk before Ibu Anne took on the Oxfam Trailwalker 50km. Just a short one, 12 km circuit over Mt Cuthbert and Mt Vincent. At this point of the walk, we had joined the Bibbulmun Track and were closing in on the summit of Mt Cuthbert, the rain had hit, the southerly wind picked up and it was freezing on the exposed granite outcrops of Mt Cuthbert when I paused to photograph Mt Vincent to our south and our next and last peak for the day.

On a positive note, Ibu Anne having completed the 50 km walk, ticked off the Trailwalker in early October 2018.
 

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Looking south-west from Mt Vincent - Monadnocks National Park, Western Australia
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This was to be the last training walk before Ibu Anne took on the Oxfam Trailwalker 50km. Just a short one, 12 km circuit over Mt Cuthbert and Mt Vincent. At this point of the walk, we had joined the Bibbulmun Track and were commencing our descent of the western face of Mt Vincent. At least the rain had eased off at this time, but the wind was still blowing fiercely.

On a positive note, Ibu Anne having completed the 50 km walk, ticked off the Trailwalker in early October 2018.
 

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Man Bun - Bibbulmun Track {01} by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

One of the manny granite outcrops on the summit of Mt Cooke in the Monadnocks Conservation Park, Western Australia. Mt Cooke is the highest point on the Darling Scarp and is named after William Ernest Cooke, Western Australia's first Government Astronomer.

The long-distance bushwalking (hiking) trail, the Bibbulmun Track summits Mt Cooke as it heads south to Albany.

We were walking the park as part of Ibu Anne’s training to complete the Oxfam Trailwalker 50km.
 

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Beedoboondu rock art – Burringurrah, Western Australia by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Aboriginal rock art found on the class five Gully Trail which is an alternative route for the first few kilometres of the summit climb of Burringurrah (aka Mt Augustus) in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathway Exploration July-August 2020 - #GMOPE 60.
 

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Cameron Negotiating the Gully Trail by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Cameron who is not the greatest fan of rock scrambling working his way up the class five Gully Trail which is an alternative route for the first few kilometres of the summit climb of Burringurrah (aka Mt Augustus) in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathway Exploration July-August 2020 - #GMOPE 62.
 

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Cameron Negotiating the Gully Trail by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Cameron who is not the greatest fan of rock scrambling working his way up the class five Gully Trail which is an alternative route for the first few kilometres of the summit climb of Burringurrah (aka Mt Augustus) in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathway Exploration July-August 2020 - #GMOPE 62.
I'm just thinking of all the deadly Aussie critters hiding in those crevices. Yikes!
 

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Still Climbing the Gully Trail, Burringurrah, Western Australia by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Getting near to the top or rather first exit point from the Gully Trail to the Summit Trail. The Summit Trail, which is about 12 km return, continues to, you guessed it the summit of Burringurrah.

Both trails are 12 km return, but we exited to the Summit Trail for a bit more climbing with views.

The Wajarri people prefer everyone to be off the rock before sunset in accordance with their beliefs, so are fairly early start is preferable for both trails.

Mount Augustus is an ‘inselberg’, meaning ‘island mountain’, which rises 715m out of the surrounding alluvial plain. Arid shrubland dominated by wattles, cassias and eremophilas covers the inselberg and the surrounding plain.

The Mount Augustus Sandstone, at about 1.6 billion years old, is about three times older than the sandstone of Uluru. Importantly, this is different to the age of the actual landform – the island mountain (inselberg) called Mount Augustus.

Because Mount Augustus is composed of multiple rock types it is inaccurate to call it a monolith – meaning one rock type – or claim that it is the ‘world’s biggest rock’. Likewise, a monocline, meaning a one-sided slope connecting two horizontal or gently inclined strata (layers) is also inaccurate.

Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathway Exploration July-August 2020 - #GMOPE 63.
 

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Gully Trail, Burringurrah, Western Australia by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The first false ridge coming into sight. The Summit Trail is now becoming an option but still with quite a few kilometres to go to reach the summit.

Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathway Exploration July-August 2020 - #GMOPE 65.
Don't you love those trails where you scurry up the mountain for what seems like ages, then finally reach the ridgeline only to find out you're only halfway there?
 

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

6947 Riverview Road, Peninsula, the intersection of Boston Mills and Riverview roads, 44264 (81° 33.668' W) (41° 15.774' N)

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Aushiker

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Aushiker

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