Yarrangobilly and Jounama NSW

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 23:00

Member - Michael O (NSW)

With the mercury predicted to hit 42 degrees at home, the mountains looked a much cooler proposition.
Out of Wagga and up to Jounama Creek, a delightful camping area opposite the entrance to the township of Talbingo. There was plenty of shade and some cool spots to sit in the creek.
Up the mountain to Yarrangobilly where the thermal pool was a very pleasant 27deg. The walk down from the parking area is steep but worth it as there is plenty of shady lawn to sit on, as well as the pools. There are 2 pools at Yarrangobilly, fed by a natural thermal spring that runs at 100,000litres per hour.
We spent a large part of the afternoon there. It was just too hot to leave...
Eventually we had to move on and a River walk leads to the Glory Hole cave and a self-guided stroll through the caverns. Can recommend this one as the caves are well lit and safe, and being self-guided, you can wander through at your own pace.
A quick cuppa in the shade in the carpark and we headed down Talbingo Mtn as large storm clouds were gathering in the west.
When we pulled into Adelong, the temperature was still over 40 so we went into the Adelong S&C Club for tea. Cold beers and a nice little restaurant filled us up before the trip back to Wagga.
We decided to take a back road and visit some friends in Livingstone Gully as a late afternoon thunderstorm became a lightning show to rival NYE on Sydney Harbour! The inevitable lightning strike had started a fire in the nearby Cheviot Hills so we headed for home passing a convoy of brave fire-fighters heading out into the night....
Monday I have Friday on my mind...
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