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“Conexiones”

https://www.flickr.com/photos/complicando/sets/72157644055360763/ Its is a short drive from Cali over the misty peaks of Los Farallones, past El Dieceocho, to the pacific slope of Colombia’s Western Cordillera.  But in this  distance, many things change, both in terms of the visible environment, … Continue reading

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Day 6: Finch Hatton State School

Friday morning we had saved the closest site until last, so we only had to walk a few hundred metres into the forest to start surveying.  That completed, we headed back to Platypus Bushcamp, ate breakfast and headed into Finch … Continue reading

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Days 4 and 5: the decathlon continues

The next two days follow much the same pattern of early starts, a short ride up to the trail head, followed by substantial walks up into Finch-hatton Gorge to survey at my standard sampling sites.  For access we use the … Continue reading

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Day 3: daily decathlon commences

Day 3: the decathlon commences: Event 1: Try to get as much sleep as possible on a constantly-deflating thermarest.  This is not as bad as it sounds if you approach it with vey low expectations of comfort, from there, the … Continue reading

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Day 2 continued: Platypus Bushcamp

Arriving in Finch-Hatton Gorge after our first 70 km of ride was a palpable relief.  Turning of the main road east of the township and leaving the traffic behind, we crossed cattle creek in the waning afternoon light, and winding … Continue reading

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Day 2: Mackay to Finch-Hatton Gorge

Day 2:  Woke at about 6 am am in the delightful Central Caravan Park, to the insistent cries of Blue-faced Honeyeaters and the tooting of Peaceful Doves… still audible over the rumble of passing traffic. My exped mattress was deflating … Continue reading

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