When looking over the topographic maps for the southern parts of the Blue Mountains, especially the Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness area, a virgin navigator would be forgiven for never wanting to step foot in this part of the world, due to the array of fear inducing, high blood-pressure invoking place names.
After putting off tackling Mt Paralyser all my life, I found myself there twice last year. They were both such enjoyable trips (thanks Roysta for the first one and then I led this group from Sydney Bush Walkers club there a few months later), that I wonder why I put it off for so long.
Here’s a selection of my favourite gut-wrenching, fear inducing Kanangra-Boyd place names:
- Mt Paralyser
- Mt Strongleg
- Mt Despond
- Mt Great Groaner
- Mt Savage
- Mt Misery
- Mt Hopeless
- Sombre Dome
… I wonder if I can plan a route that will take in all of them in the one trip? 🙂
What are some place names that you visit which would put off the less fearless? Please share your suggestions in the comments below!