On this trip to West Takone Area, we set out to find a couple of waterfalls but found much more and got the opportunity to test out the Zook.
Initially on this trip, we set out to look for a possible waterfall on the Black River but unfortunately, it was a false lead and only lead to a small cascade that was very hard to get to.
After not having much planned after this we decided to go down to the Actual Black River and have a look
and whilst I was there I couldn’t help but have a look for some fungi.
After having a good look around it was still pretty early so we decided to head in an easterly direction and soon found ourselves down near Cann Creek and decided to look for another possible waterfall but the creek was in a very steep Gorge and was too hard going unless we got our feet wet so we decided to leave it until summer. At this point we where getting sick of the disappointment so my mind started drifting to 4wding and testing the Zook out a bit so we found a little track nearby that seemed alright until we came across a gnarly little creek crossing and decided that attempting without a winch would be asking for trouble so we did a hundred point turn and then I noticed (another fungus haha)
another track off to the right and it was a nice slippery clay hill and the temptation was just too strong… but first Jacinta had to give it a go and loosen the surface.
and give the Zook a bad name but I soon redeemed it.
After having a bit of fun we decided to go and get our waterfall fixation over and done with and went down to McGowan’s Falls (one of my favourite)
After taking in the scenery we decided to go and find the elusive (to us) Monkey Puzzle Tree at West Takone. We drove past the approximate location about 10 times and even managed to find the old West Takone Timber Mill
even found an old Zook gearbox in the area haha.
After walking around the Mill site for about an hour getting frustrated we decided to give up and head home via another little 4wd track but just as we where leaving I managed to get some reception and downloaded some GPS coordinates (Thanks Dion)and finally after about 5 years of half looking we found it
By this time it was starting to get late but Wally had told us about a waterfall in the area that we had yet seen so we decided to go and have a look and found that It will be a ripper as it is another 2 for 1 deal but very hard to get to. With only an hour of daylight left and the thirst kicking in we only managed to get to the top of the top one
but will return very soon to suss them both out some more.
Hope you enjoyed.
Full Video here.