Mount Solitary- Blue Mountains


Mount Solitary in cloud
Mount Solitary in cloud

Mount Solitary is a dominant sandstone formation that rises 950 metres from within the jamison valley in the world heritage listed, Blue Mountains, Australia. Surrounded by a sea of  Australian native eucalyptus trees the local indigenous people called the mountain Korowal, meaning ‘the strong one’. You can take a hike to the top of the summit, though you might want to take your best set of legs for this one as it’s pretty arduous….hard, steep, bit of a slog….you get the idea. Though if you do manage to get up there the views are well worth the sweat.

One of the best spots to view Mount Solitary from is the viewing platforms at Echo Point. From here you are literally right in front of this majestic sandstone formation rising steeply from within the valley. In the late afternoon you can watch the sandstone turn a beautiful orange/ red as the last sunrays fade across the valley. On the mornings when the fog is still in the valley, Mount Solitary is one of the few distinct landmarks to be seen rising out of the white sea of fog. So if you are in the area go and have a look at this wonderful natural landmark, it won’t disappoint.

see you out there

cheers ben                                                                                                                                                                                           more solitary views

solitary glowing
solitary glowing
commanding a view
commanding a view
morning light
morning light
off in the distance
off in the distance
surrounded by smoke
surrounded by smoke
last light for the night
last light for the night
catching some rays
catching some rays
during the day
during the day
after the sun goes down
after the sun goes down
helping guide the fog through
helping guide the fog through
the steep climb up
the steep climb up
solitary confinement in bushfire smoke
solitary confinement in bushfire smoke
basking in dramatic light & low clouds
basking in dramatic light & low clouds

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