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                    ' Walter's wiggles', there are twenty one of these switchbacks, named after one of the guys who built them. How this part was climbed before these I do not know!

The third part...

                    ' Walter's wiggles', there are twenty one of these switchbacks, named after one of the guys who built them. How this part was climbed before these I do not know!

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2017, 00:40
It is cleverly and tastefully constructed, Frank, although I prefer places like this to be "unimproved".
Frank L Croston.: It is, Ray, but I'm with you on that, though the erosion would be so bad without it.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2017, 01:55
Un peu raide comme escalier et il ne faut pas avoir le vertige.
Frank L Croston.: It was steep, I didn't get dizzy, but I did get short of breath!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Apr 2017, 04:38
Compared to yesterday's picture this is the real deal.. I doubt there would be that many people if there were not these 'stairs'.....
Frank L Croston.: Oh yes, Astrid! Probably not....
Not for the weak of heart or limb, Frank, for sure. I can imagine the thrill of such a place!
Frank L Croston.: Indeed not, Ginnie, though I made it! smile It was a real thrill.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Apr 2017, 06:02
Hard to believe there is a zigzag pathway up there, Frank
Frank L Croston.: It does take you by surprise, Elisabeth. Then leaves you breathless!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Apr 2017, 06:30
With the greatest difficulty I expect Frank. This looks incredibly steep!
Frank L Croston.: Well its a 250ft gain in height, bottom to top of the 'wiggles', something like 1 in 3 ( before % ) going off other hills I have seen in England, which I could never get up on my bike! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Apr 2017, 07:46
I think the initial surface of the path tempts those people that perhaps should be going to give it a go; they probably regret their decision long before here, though! Good old Walter!
Frank L Croston.: It probably does tempt a lot of people, Alan, but even if they stopped here it would have been a great walk.
THis looks even more exhausting than the version your missus posted
Frank L Croston.: Thats 'cos she was at the top, looking down ! smile
This would be a great exercise regime, running up and down, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: It certainly would, Andrew, once up, once down was enough for me. smile
It looks perfectly manicured here. Amazing. The cliff on the left is a beautiful swirl.
Frank L Croston.: It is, Mary, a nice mix of wild and maintained. The rock faces were beautiful.
This would be a dead cert (dead being the salient word) to give me another heart attack, it looks good but this is where I would trun round and go back to the tearoom smile
Frank L Croston.: No shame in that, Brian, they don't give medals. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Apr 2017, 15:32
It looks amazing if rather tiring!
Frank L Croston.: Correct on both counts, Anne. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Apr 2017, 15:57
Impressive! Two steps and a rest and so on. Should make it before midnight smile
Frank L Croston.: Very, Louis, I admit to stopping a couple of times, only to let younger people pass of course....smile
  • Sam
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2017, 20:54
That looks high. But I Iove the colour of the stone . Is it a type of sand stone.
Frank L Croston.: 250ft height gain on the switchbacks, Sam. It is a great colour, I think it is, yes.
wonderful shot Frank... this is the point where i would sit down for an hour and contemplating going further up the trail grin
....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Peter, I thought about that, but was encouraged ( more like threatened) to carry on upwards...smile
I think the answer is, With difficulty! smile
Frank L Croston.: Great difficulty, Tom, I would have loved to see this before they built the trail, it must have been pretty rugged country.
I would like this part... it has trees to cling to! smile
Frank L Croston.: Ha, ha... If you can get to them, Larry smile

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