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 It is thus the weight of the body, correctly applied, which is the all-important factor in ascending a fairly smooth track or path. With rough bed rock tracks, where many steps may be several inches higher than the preceding ones, some conscious lifting of the feet and bending of the knees will be necessary. But even over that class of track the swerving roll of the body will have its influence both in ensuring normal breathing and also in minimum energy expenditure. This method of travelling, if perhaps unbeautiful,​ is really the only effective means of covering long distances uphill with very little more effort than when travelling upon the flat. It is thus the weight of the body, correctly applied, which is the all-important factor in ascending a fairly smooth track or path. With rough bed rock tracks, where many steps may be several inches higher than the preceding ones, some conscious lifting of the feet and bending of the knees will be necessary. But even over that class of track the swerving roll of the body will have its influence both in ensuring normal breathing and also in minimum energy expenditure. This method of travelling, if perhaps unbeautiful,​ is really the only effective means of covering long distances uphill with very little more effort than when travelling upon the flat.
  
-One of its minor results, also, is that it assists in bringing the complete lower surface of the boot into a perfectly flat contact with the ground at every +One of its minor results, also, is that it assists in bringing the complete lower surface of the boot into a perfectly flat contact with the ground at every step, and thus tends to avoid the temptation - so prevalent on severe angles - of ascending only upon the sole of the foot, with the heel an inch or two off the ground. The latter should be strictly guarded against, causing, as it does, a severe strain upon the ankles and not improbably a damaged cuticle upon the toes. Upon certain tracks where the angle slopes to left or right a similar flat-footed tread should prevail. Soaping the heels and toes of stockings is also a good idea under all conditions.
-step, and thus tends to avoid the temptation - so prevalent on severe angles - of ascending only upon the sole of the foot, with the heel an inch or two off +
-the ground. The latter should be strictly guarded against, causing, as it does, a severe strain upon the ankles and not improbably a damaged cuticle upon the toes. Upon certain tracks where the angle slopes to left or right a similar flat-footed tread should prevail. Soaping the heels and toes of stockings is +
-also a good idea under all conditions.+
  
 Straight-line short cuts across a zigzag track when ascending tend to upset rhythm and throw the breathing apparatus out of gear, but every short cut should be utilised during the descent. Straight-line short cuts across a zigzag track when ascending tend to upset rhythm and throw the breathing apparatus out of gear, but every short cut should be utilised during the descent.
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 Frequent halts under the well-known camouflage of "​admiring the scenery"​ should be avoided as also tending to destroy the rhythm. Given an average surface of track with speed carefully regulated during the initial stages, two thousand feet of altitude over an area of three miles of ground should be easily accomplished,​ non-stop, in an hour and a half. Stopping to admire the scenery seems unnecessary,​ for it is the writer'​s experience that the most intense quality of scenic beauty is realised more completely when glimpsed instantaneously under conditions of physical and mental effort rather than when viewed during a state of bodily inertia. Frequent halts under the well-known camouflage of "​admiring the scenery"​ should be avoided as also tending to destroy the rhythm. Given an average surface of track with speed carefully regulated during the initial stages, two thousand feet of altitude over an area of three miles of ground should be easily accomplished,​ non-stop, in an hour and a half. Stopping to admire the scenery seems unnecessary,​ for it is the writer'​s experience that the most intense quality of scenic beauty is realised more completely when glimpsed instantaneously under conditions of physical and mental effort rather than when viewed during a state of bodily inertia.
  
-But all rests must be dominated by considerations of maintaining that somewhat elusive term "​form"​. It is difficult to diagnose this term with any exactitude, but in the lower part of the abdomen, about five inches below the +But all rests must be dominated by considerations of maintaining that somewhat elusive term "​form"​. It is difficult to diagnose this term with any exactitude, but in the lower part of the abdomen, about five inches below the solar plexus, there is a location, perhaps partly physical and partly psychological,​ which appears to be the central fulcrum and initiating machinery of all physical and mental effort. It is probably an intense and continuous grasp of this centre which denotes the maintenance of "​form"​. Some ancient once described the spot named as the seat of the soul, which, in the absence of all evidence, seems a plausible diagnosis. Whenever a personal grasp of this centre is relaxed, owing to exhaustion or lack of concentration,​ form and style will be lost and the continuance of physical effort under such circumstances may be more harmful than beneficial. A bodily condition will have been reached which may also be described as "​walking upon one's uppers,"​ and a long rest may be necessary to restore the old grip .....
-solar plexus, there is a location, perhaps partly physical and partly psychological,​ which appears to be the central fulcrum and initiating machinery of all physical and mental effort. It is probably an intense and continuous grasp of this centre which denotes the maintenance of "​form"​. Some ancient once described the spot named as the seat of the soul, which, in the absence of all evidence, seems a plausible diagnosis. Whenever a personal grasp of this centre is relaxed, owing to exhaustion or lack of concentration,​ form and style will be lost and the continuance of physical effort under such circumstances may be more harmful than beneficial. A bodily condition will have been reached which may also be described as "​walking upon one's uppers,"​ and a long rest may be necessary to restore the old grip .....+
  
 Descents of mountain tracks are usually conducted at a fairly high speed, the rolling method being less necessary awing to the momentum of bodily weight at a descending angle tending to carry the legs with it. What appears to be the correct movement, given suitability of angle, is a sort of jog-trot ..... Descents of mountain tracks are usually conducted at a fairly high speed, the rolling method being less necessary awing to the momentum of bodily weight at a descending angle tending to carry the legs with it. What appears to be the correct movement, given suitability of angle, is a sort of jog-trot .....
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 Owing to the increasing amount of work to be done by the Federation Secretary and the difficulty of finding a suitable member with sufficient time to devote to this important task, Alex Colley proposed that a paid secretary be found to handle this position as a part time job. Alter some discussion the meeting agreed to support the proposal, provided that a secretary could be found with the necessary qualifications and that the amount paid would be one which the various clubs could afford to support. Owing to the increasing amount of work to be done by the Federation Secretary and the difficulty of finding a suitable member with sufficient time to devote to this important task, Alex Colley proposed that a paid secretary be found to handle this position as a part time job. Alter some discussion the meeting agreed to support the proposal, provided that a secretary could be found with the necessary qualifications and that the amount paid would be one which the various clubs could afford to support.
  
-Towards the end of the meeting Tom Herbert came along from the Garawarra +Towards the end of the meeting Tom Herbert came along from the Garawarra Park Trust meeting and informed us that the motion to merge Garawarra with National Park had been carried by four votes to three. It is understood that when the recommendation of the fusion comes before the Minister for Lands, the Federation will do all in its power to assure the Minister that it is in the best interests of walkers and the public generally, both now and in the future, that Garawarra be rededicated as a Primitive Area and not merged into the National Park.
-Park Trust meeting and informed us that the motion to merge Garawarra with National Park had been carried by four votes to three. It is understood that when the recommendation of the fusion comes before the Minister for Lands, the Federation will do all in its power to assure the Minister that it is in the best interests of walkers and the public generally, both now and in the future, that Garawarra be rededicated as a Primitive Area and not merged into the National Park.+
  
 Just before the meeting closed at 94.0 p.m. it was announced that the Era Surf Life Saving Association and the Era Camping Club are jointly petitioning for the resumption of the Andrew Byrne Estate and its addition to Garawarra Reserve as a Primitive Area. Just before the meeting closed at 94.0 p.m. it was announced that the Era Surf Life Saving Association and the Era Camping Club are jointly petitioning for the resumption of the Andrew Byrne Estate and its addition to Garawarra Reserve as a Primitive Area.
  
-=====Assistant ​Oficers ​1939/​1940=====+=====Assistant ​Officers ​1939/​1940=====
  
 At its first meeting the new Committee elected the following Assistant Officers: At its first meeting the new Committee elected the following Assistant Officers:
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 The ranks of the Federation were increased by the election of another Associate Member - Mr. C, Gabelle of Hurstville. The ranks of the Federation were increased by the election of another Associate Member - Mr. C, Gabelle of Hurstville.
  
-Several minor matters of conservation value were considered but the two main items were the suggested fusion of Garawarra Reserve with The National Park +Several minor matters of conservation value were considered but the two main items were the suggested fusion of Garawarra Reserve with The National Park and the proposed reservation of the Valley of Heathcote Creek for public recreation.
-and the proposed reservation of the Valley of Heathcote Creek for public recreation.+
  
 Circulars had been sent to the affiliated clubs and to various conservation and other organisations asking them to write to the Garawarra Trust and add their protests to that voiced by the Federation. Further action of various kinds to combat the proposed fusion with The National Park was considered and several decisions were reached, the most important being the resolution to write to the Minister for Lands requesting that the Garawarra Park be rededicated as a Primitive Reserve, as defined in the letter, and that the Garawarra Trust be reconstituted so that it would consist of one representative from each of the following:- Circulars had been sent to the affiliated clubs and to various conservation and other organisations asking them to write to the Garawarra Trust and add their protests to that voiced by the Federation. Further action of various kinds to combat the proposed fusion with The National Park was considered and several decisions were reached, the most important being the resolution to write to the Minister for Lands requesting that the Garawarra Park be rededicated as a Primitive Reserve, as defined in the letter, and that the Garawarra Trust be reconstituted so that it would consist of one representative from each of the following:-
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