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    Lincoln Bomber, Mt Superbus, Australia.

    Have been wanting to walk this one for ages... day trip, off track.

    Without waking the whole household, I quietly drove out of our driveway at 4am, moon still full & bright in the heavens above.
    I'm always a little anxious driving into the area where this track is located....there's 4 river crossing to negotiate before
    you park your car & walk the last couple of km's to the start of the track.
    Since my car's only 2wd, I was counting on a recent dry spell, to keep those crossings nice & low. No problems....

    After a couple of hours of constant climbing under the forest canopy, over, under fallen tree's, through patches of stinging nettles,
    around landslides, I finally located the overgrown crash site.
    Only view on the way up....


    Getting close....



    Fuselage..




    5 mins climb above the crash site is small shaded camp area, where I slung my Grand Trunk double, fell into it,
    ate a few snacks & drank from my camelbak while my body cooled down.

    Except for a small tiger, a pencil thin white lipped & a gorgeous 2m python warming themselves in the sunny patches on the track,
    the return trip was fairly uneventful.



    The crash is covered in more detail here. It's a sad sad story.
    http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/superbus.htm
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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    Very Cool!

    The snakes gave me the chills. They look deadly

    Awesome
    Expect the Best,
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    Attributed to some poor guy who ran into Murphy,
    Too many times

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    Thanks for sharing the pictures and story. Looks like an amazing area.

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    Great pictures and story-------thanks for sharing!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixxr5 View Post
    Very Cool!

    The snakes gave me the chills. They look deadly

    Awesome
    Thanks Fixxer5......you could cuddle the python, but the rest are poisonous.
    Last edited by ofuros; 09-20-2013 at 07:15.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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    Cheers spectactical & stevebo.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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    Really is a sad story ... thanks for sharing the pictures and the link.

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Nice walk, cool pics. Thanks!
    YMMV

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    Hawk-eye & nothermark, thanks fella's.

    I like the fact that, even in such a remote area, in dense forest, on a steep sided mountain,
    and that it happened so many years ago....they are not forgotten.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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