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    PICS - Einasleigh - Gilberton - Forsayth loop

    I recently spent a bit of time poking around the old copper fields and gold fields of the Etheridge Shire to the South West of Cairns. It is about a 5-6 hr drive and is not on everyone's usual tourist routes. Although two of the main attractions out there are the Georgetown Minerals Museum and Cobbold Gorge, we didn't stop at those locations, preferring the less beaten path.

    We copped some fantastic storms and heavy rain whilst out there and the drive was awesome.

    Gilberton Station is open to the public for fossicking and camping and Agate Creek is the same. Costs were minimal.

    Below are a couple of pics from along the way.

    Copperfield Rocks by Ben Kincade

    Copperfield Ranges by Ben Kincade

    Cycads by Ben Kincade

    Copper ore by Ben Kincade

    Einasleigh Gorge by Ben Kincade

    Einasleigh Gorge by Ben Kincade

    Night skies after the storm by Ben Kincade

    Moon rising over the camp by Ben Kincade

    Searching for rock art by Ben Kincade

    Rock Art on sandstone cliffs by Ben Kincade

    Sunset on route to Gilberton by Ben Kincade

    Incoming Storm on the Gilbert River by Ben Kincade
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    great looking area ,,you're going to romp in the next photo comp
    if the theme is "ROCKs" lol
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    Ha! Yeah, lots of rocks out that way.
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    you like getting away in the wet eh
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    Great pics of some great country I haven't seen yet. Thanks Ben.

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    Love the wet season TD. Best time of year without a doubt.

    As we came back into Einasleigh from the Gilberton area, we got hammered with a big storm. Dumped a couple of inches at least on us and got the river running brown and about a foot deep. Luckily we had the shelter and comfort of the pub for a couple of hours.

    It went from those couple of nice gorge shots at the top, to this in no time. Was quite surprising. The sky out the back of this photo shows how dark and menacing it was.

    After the rain by Ben Kincade
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    Here's a shot of us after the storm departing Einasleigh and heading North again. Drove for a few hours into the night to make up time, then found a camp site in one of the many old quarries around the place. The shot with the moon rising above the trucks was taken there.

    Post storm driving by Ben Kincade
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    Great pics, thanks for sharing!
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    You take a cracking photo mate!
    Thanks for posting.

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    Quality pictures indeed. Almost felt like I was there.

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