[LINK] Lost in the Blue Mountains: triple-0 operator 'uncaring'
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sat Apr 18 12:54:52 AEST 2009
Peter Bowditch wrote:
> Danny said:
>> Jan Whitaker wrote:
>>> Note: I didn't say mandatory to carry them. I said that they were
>>> *at* the parks. That would then make them available instead of at
>>> outdoor stores or police stations away from where the devices are
>>> needed. Why not have them issued at the time of entry when you pay
>>> your fee?
>> The vast majority of NSW National Parks have no fees to enter and
>> indeed no formal entry points.
> In this particular case the hikers would have started their walk at a
> point where hundreds of tourists a day set out to the Three Sisters. I
> live two promontories east and I can be at the bottom of the valley in 30-
> 40 minutes from my back door. Mt Solitary doesn't look that far away.
It's not that far away ... a quick straight line on GA's online topos says it's
about 4.5 km from Echo Point as the crow flies. About 8 to 10 km on the Ruined
> Here's a nice walk. (The Queen Victoria Hospital is about 3k past my
> front door.)
The route I'd recommend!
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