Twister Canyon

14/01/2017

Mandy, Sharon, Sean, Tom, Claire, Tillie, Mick and Robbie.

And Me!

Aaaaand Weeze!!!

Last weeks blog about Sheep Dip Canyon addresses the naming confusion between these two canyons. I wont go over it again but todays canyon is Twister. It’s near the Rocky Creek Canyon car park and now days most people use it as a warm up (should that be cool down?)on their way into Rocky Creek Canyon. A Lot of people still mistakenly refer to it as Sheep Dip.

Anyway this was a cruzy morning with family and friends where we did Twister on it’s own, which is kinda unusual, but it is a fun little trip to show beginners down. I was a bit busy looking after the kids (and adults) to concentrate of either photos or video so they are not my best work but I got a little  bit and I’ll let them tell the tale.

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Tom keen to get the party started. The small stream drops down into a labyrinth between the mighty pagodas behind him
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Tillie was a little apprehensive at first
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It’s not deep or overly dark but Twister has some nice canyon sections

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Weeze had been lamenting she was the only one of my siblings who had not been canyoning before. I’m sure it wasn’t the first time she had been invited
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The smile on Tom’s face says it all. It’s a very fun slide. Unfortunately I didn’t have the GoPro going as Sharon came down out of control in what I am sure was a deliberate attempt to skittle her whole family
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Some of the jumps can be intimidating to those not use to it. There was very little hesitation in the group today.

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Tillie had been a little reluctant on the first few jumps. By the end, while still a little scared, she was still willing to take the leap of faith
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Sean and Tillie in the water. Robbie about to do the slide.
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Claire is a bigger adrenaline junky than I am and was keen to lead the way. Nothing daunts this super chick
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Tom on the last drop into the plunge pool.
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I never seem to get a good shot of this section
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The secret is out. All good so long as you are not after that wilderness feel (and there are other canyon that offer that.) The car par was so full it seems the camera had to cut that subaru in half.

Party size 10. 2 experienced the rest beginners

time: 2hrs car to car taking our time and enjoying it.

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While it is an easier canyon it has beenthe scene of many rescues over the years and at least 1 death so it still needs to be treated with respect. You are a long way from help so need to have the right gear and know how to get out of trouble when things go wrong.

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