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Stirling Range Third Arrow Central Gully
Australia

The Third Arrow is like an oasis for ridge walkers: it has the most reliable source of water - the water barrel collecting drips from the roof of the cave that's hidden in the gully between the central buttress and main peak (though considering increasing number of walkers even that can sometimes dry out). There's also a nice camping spot for couple of tents just below the gully which is very well protected from the wind and sun, making the stay very enjoyable and worthwhile hanging around for a bit longer to visit numerous interesting rock formations in the area - like the Central Gully shown on this panorama.

Of course if you happened to camp near the Exposed Corner at Pyungoorup Traverse, camping here wouldn't make much sense as it would only take you about two hours to get here, but if you were determined to push on on the first day of hike, this is a perfect place to stay overnight.

If you are unlucky enough and the spot below the water barrell is already occupied, there's another place where you can camp: a large cave located on the northern side of north buttress, which can accommodate up to eight people.

Copyright: Tomasz Makarewicz
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12746x6373
Taken: 29/12/2011
Uploaded: 07/01/2012
Updated: 25/03/2015
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Tags: stirling range; third arrow; western australia; australia; oz; wa; makarewicz; bush; mountains; hiking; climbing; bushwalking; camping; water barrell; barrell; tent; ridge walk; ridge; central gully; 3rd arrow; arrows
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