Rob Powell has been walking in the Blue Mountains since he was a lad. He has very recently moved the Upper Mountains to live.
Rob grew up in a scouting family. His Dad (Jack) has been involved in the Scouting movement in various capacities since the 1930s. Rob's love of the bush and outdoors began at the age of 7 when he attended a Cub weekend at Camp Coutts (Waterfall). Rob's first serious walk was in 1977 (age 16) when he and 3 friends walked from Blackheath to Richmond via the Grose River in 4 days. After being part of Venturers (Senior Scouts) he qualified as a Scout Leader, passing on the valuable lessons he had learnt. It was about this time he became involved with the National Parks Association attending a number of canyoning weekends in Kanangra Gorge and the Northern Blue Mountains. There was also involvement in a few Search and Rescue missions, graciously supported by his employer (Wormald Int.) at that time.
In more recent years Rob has explored the tracks around the lower Blue Mountains before moving up to Leura and then Blackheath. With the encouragement and aid of John Cooper he has been actively exploring and re-exploring sections of the Upper Mountains. This web site was started because of the lack of good up to date track notes on the Jamison Valley.