Parachlina Gorge after rain [pics]

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 14:52
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Took these pics on our daily drive around the Flinders,it was 3 days after Parachlina had 30 odd mills,one pic shows 3 female backpackers in the creek shifting rocks so they could get through and this was the first crossing they had came accross on there way to Blinman the car is a Merc fully loaded i told them that they have no chance but they told me they would be fine.cheers GREENDOG Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found[fi]/Members/13838Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found8/Forum/13[/fi]
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Reply By: Member - GREENDOG - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:05

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:05
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:27

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:27
Hi Greendog

The first pic looks like where we spent a night in the rain in April 2006. Rain came over when we were driving through Brachina, and we didn't know how much to expect or how high the creek crossings would rise, so we moved on. The rain seemed to be clearing when we reached this spot along Parachilna which was the first place to get off the road, so we stayed and monitored both rainfall and creek level during the night. The creek was flowing quite quickly and a number of cars went through without slowing just after dark, putting out curtains of water. It did not rise any more during the night and the rain had cleared by morning. Both Gorges are lovely drives; even in the rain.

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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:32

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:32
Just before the first pic is were you turn of to Glass Gorge,we have camped in Parachilna Gorge for years it's great i would love to see the creeks flowing.cheers GD
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 18:24

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 18:24
I can't wait, I can't wait.

Three more sleeps!


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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 19:02

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 19:02
I would'nt be able to sleep buy now,have fun.cheers GREENDOG
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Reply By: Fab72 - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 19:23

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 19:23
Ha, ha....I passed them on my way out of the gorge. I was in a burgundy VE Commodore. After having lunch at the Prairie, we decided to try our luck in getting across to Blinman.

The first two creek crossing were dry but washed out. The third one had been crossed by 4X4's and had firm wheel tracks but the silted hump in the middle of the track prevented us from going any further.

There were two blokes on the other side of that crossing in an Econovan camper. I spoke to them and told them not to bother.

On our way out, we saw the girls in the black Merc. General consensus by all in our car was "They'll never make it"

T'was the weekend before last. How about the locust? Getting bad hey?

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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 21:09

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 21:09
Hay Fab can't remember seeing you,we to had lunch at the Prairie then headed south the Locust were shocking.cheer's GD
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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 12:33

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 12:33
We had lunch before we headed into the gorge. We ate in the front bar. There were some guys having a BBQ on the other side of the railway line. Not long after our trip into the gorge and back out, we headed south and passed the north bound coal train. I'm guessing if you saw the Merc in the gorge, you arrived after us. We passed it on our way out as it was heading in, just near the windmill with the poly tank next to it.
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Reply By: lizard - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 22:17

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 22:17
Well , I have to fess up , it was me and the missus broke the drought in the Flinders Range - we had our Billabong van in Willow Springs Station... took the Patrol ute on the Skytrek Drive - fascinating for us 'flatlanders' - that night we had 50 mm of rain .....owners had to rebuild the track out .....that was a couple of weeks ago ...back home in WA now
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Reply By: hunty01 - Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 01:03

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 01:03
Gday peeps,

Love it up there. Ive been stuck on that road before. Went out for a nice sunny day loop drive and coming back we watched the water pass infront of us and then behind. No idea where it came from. Crossed it a few times but had to get the ranger to come out and get us as we were in sedans and waste height water didnt go well with the cars. Pretty freaky experience.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 13:40

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 13:40
Gday Greendog,
We were also fortunate to be in that area when the heavens let loose some years ago. Here's a few photos:
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During the night, the frogs that lie underground came out to feed and procreate. The following morning, it was all gone:
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