Instead of our Sunday BiKeClUb ride we decided to hike the Lesmurdie falls.
Armed with my trusty S5 (a better camera than my canon ffs), we headed out along the level 3* 2hr walk.
Unbeknownst to us we’d picked the wrong direction to take our hike as we would later find out that counterclockwise was the better option.
We met an older couple as we descended the pathway who were stopped and looking at something interesting just off the path.
I was happy to assail them with my experience on taming them, which isn’t hard considering they consider humans non-threatening to begin with. They were very thankful as they didn’t know what the fuck it was.
My friend bought a Dr Lecter hat.
The weather yesterday was patchy and this incoming rainfuck had us a little worried…
The recent rains do make for an enjoyable waterfall hike though.
It’s wildflower season and it isn’t hard to see why hordes of the elderly traipse through the bush in spring. Perth has some cool flowers.
The bottom of the falls ends up here…
* If you do the clockwise route around the trail you end up bottlefucked in your asshole.
The ascent back up the opposite hill this direction is fucking killer due to huge rocky parts that are much more enjoyable to climb [i]down[/i]. My friend made the wise choice to doubleback the way we came as his knee was screaming at him. Dr Lecter and myself made the grave error of sticking to our original plan of doing the full hike. I watched as he took the worlds dodgiest rotten log across the stream and nearly fell in.
I erred on the side of caution and found a nice dry midstream rock to step across with and joined him as we found out what level 3 hiking truly means.
For a mild day of intermittent sunshine, we were both sweating like pigs within 5 minutes.
This is the sort of terrain you’ll deal with if you go the right way, so much more easier than what we’d just climbed.