Incredible, Fred, and very beautiful. Thanks for sharingThis is an outstandingly dramatic place I found while looking for some unique rock art. We were trying to track down some colorfully painted panels of indeterminate but supposedly ancient age done in a uniquely Australian aborigine style. Just another inexplicable example of the seemingly cross cultural fertilization seen in ancient societies that predate the accepted notion that civilization began in Mesopotamia some 4,500 years B.C. Not saying that since aborigines seemingly made it to Australia some 60,000 years ago that they could have also traveled to another continent. Just another enigma to stimulate the brain.
Anyways armed with just sketchy instructions and a copy of a crude hand drawn map we got hopelessly lost on maze of simple tracks and didn't find the right turn, would have needed the TW to explore properly.
Only found more modern pre-columbian crude pictographs.
Did end up at this fantastic location a stone's throw from mind warping verticality. Camping beneath a rock overhang got me in tough with my inner Troglodyte and kept me cool in the summer's heat. We stayed until we got low on water. The river is but a few hundred yards away horizontally but some 2,700 ft below, accessible only by a ridiculous goat trail descent to Lava Falls. No guard rails of course and a few sections of cliff were overhung for the first 300 ft or so. One could almost achieve terminal velocity before the first bounce.
Anyways always though this would be an excellent base camp for serious T-Dubbery. Certainly was one of the more memorable camp sites I have ever enjoyed. Would need to bring in fuel since it is 60 plus miles from leaving pavement.