Autumn in the Mountains – Part 3

The following day, it was time to explore the other side of Blackheath. The most popular lookout is Govetts Leaps, on northern outskirts of the town. The view into the Grose Valley, is spectacular no matter the weather.

Govetts Leap Lookout

A few k’s down the valley is Pulpit Rock. I’ve always wanted to go there, and was all set to walk it down – but I didn’t count on the track conditions – steep, eroded and slippery.

Govetts Leap Lookout

To the right of the lookout, the waterfall was still running down the cliff-face – the dry winter hadn’t yet arrived.

Govetts Leap Lookout

To the left, the horseshoe-shaped cliffs were a rich green with ferns and other temperate rainforest plants clinging to the sandstone for dear life.

Govetts Leap Lookout

I did manage to get to Pulpit Rock, but that’s for another post.

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