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Old 08-09-2014, 02:17 AM   #1
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Eagle makes it to Yellow Rock (Pokolbin SF)

Well late yesterday evening the Minister for War & Finance told me to get out of the house for a half day ride as she was feeling a tad better after having a rough week from her Chemotherapy treatment,
I needed to be told only once, as this wasn`t related to any house chores :laugh: and it would also give me a great chance to finally get out to Yellow Rock, which I had failed to find last ride due to running out of time & daylight.
Made a call to hit Millfield for 8-8.30 am for a coffee, which hit the spot after a freezing run over the Sugarloaf Range and 30 klms of peasoup fog and around 8 degrees temp. :unsure:
And for the record, it was a Cappucino (Not a LATTE) and a Vanilla Slice that I had already consumed before grabbing a pic :P

Then headed out to the intersection of Wollombi & Cedar Creek Rd then up into the mountains to find the trail head that leads onto one of the many ridgelines , the question was , which one leads to Yellow Rock ?
I was in luck and in for a treat today, as the first one I took was indeed the right one.
I was greeted beautiful warm winter sunshine with this for a view B)



The valley far below was full of fog which was going to take some time to clear, so I decided to just hang about, have a good look around and grab some pics.





This Bloke kept getting in the way of the pics (thanks to timer option on the Nikon) :silly:


After a couple of hours, I headed back along the ridge and poked the 690 down some more trails off to the left & right, but all ended up being too overgrown & disused and not giving access to any better views due to the massive trees that have grown on the sides of the escarpments.
Then I took a leisurely run back down the mountain and took a few pics at the creek and crossing on Sawpit Rd and the old timber bridge near Wollombi Rd.






All in all a fantastic morning run that got me to where I wanted to go, great views, beautiful stress free silence and was still home for a 12.30 lunch.
Am I happy ? Damn oath I am :) :) :) ;)
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:19 AM   #2
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Some more random pics,




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Old 08-09-2014, 03:06 AM   #3
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Cheers for posting..looks a lot warmer up there than it was at the Cessnock swap meet around the same time. Been a while since Ive been to Yellow rock. Maybe a cafe Tenere run up that way soon.

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Old 08-09-2014, 05:17 AM   #4
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Wow, great scenery and great pics.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:13 PM   #5
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Great spot!

Looks like a great spot!
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:20 PM   #6
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Yeah, it is a fantastic spot to get some great views of the valley below and beyond.

Riding up to Cessnock was freezing and wet through the fog, requiring turning he head from side to side every 20 seconds to clear the water off the visor (thank god I had the Fly Trekker on & not the motocross style helmet)
Once at Millfield the fog had cleared (literally 100m before the store)
Up at Yellow Rock it was like sunbathing weather

I will be a regular visitor up there I think from now on, don`t think I`d ever get sick of the solitude or the view
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:15 AM   #7
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Yellow Rock

Like the Adventure Pig man says ,gotta get the old tenere up there soon.
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:36 AM   #8
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looks like you had a great time mate...jealous...
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