Managed to getaway last Saturday and Sunday night to a place called Turon Gate, between Lithgow and Mudgee. Ostensibly to give the new (2013) VW Multivan a run. Beautiful property there. They have a walk called the Devils Climb. 16km circuit marked as difficult. We decided to give it a go. Some pretty steep climbing over a couple of ridge lines. The downhill was brutal on the knees and ankles. No real walking track more of a washed out rain water gulch. Very few switch backs to take the pressure of the knees. Seriously thinking ‘ what have we gotten ourselves into’. But then after about four hours walking and back down in the bottom of the valley, the most amazing, secluded swimming hole. No other people on the entire trail so skinny dipping for the oldies. Then a long flat walk out along the river in beautiful dappled light. The payoff well worth the sore knees.