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-THE.QMIZ+=====The Quiz.===== 
 By Dot Butler. By Dot Butler.
-Frankly I was disappointed in the Quiz, (possibly + 
-because I was one of the contestants and couldn'​t answer the +Frankly I was disappointed in the Quiz, (possibly because I was one of the contestants and couldn'​t answer the questions). Having debated the subject last month and agreed that Bushwalkers are morons I was expecting to be asked questions compatible with our mental development,​ but it seemed ​as if the Quiz-master ​went out of his way to ask questions demanding at least a Q.C. standard of education. To be asked in grim earnest what was the date of the founding of South Australia, and what was the date of the founding of Western Australia, and what was the date of the discovery of gold in Australia, I felt was putting too much of a strain on our limited mental capacities. 
-questions). Having debated the subject last month and agreed that Bushwalkers are morons I was expecting to be asked questions compatible with our mental development,​ but + 
-it eemed as if the Quiz-raster ​went out of his way to ask +The men's team of three was the chosen cream of half a roomful of males: whereas the unlucky women'​s team had to be selected from the mere 6 or 8 girls present, so naturally they started at a disadvantage. At 1/4 time the score was 3 for the men and 1/2 for the women. ("Strong in the legs but weak in the mind" murmured a spectator.) Brian Harvey, who seemed to be most familiar with the blah put out by the daily papers, ​disappointed ​the audience by not being able to supply the name of the vessel which brought home the three girl deportees from the U.S. Neither could he give their names, nor their 'phone numbersAnd I thought he said the fire in "River Clarence" ​was caused by the explosion of a drum of Sodium ​Chloride. ​The judge gaVe him full marks so he __may__ ​have said Sodium Chlorate. Anyhow, Chloride or Chlorate, what's the difference?​ 
-questions demanding at least a Q.C. standard of education. + 
-To be asked in grin earnest what was the date of the founding of South Australia, and what was the date of the founding of Western Australia, and what was the date of the discovery of +Throughout ​the Quiz Mavis Jeans sought mental refuge in her knitting, much to the annoyance of the cross-examiner who said testily that he didn't see how she could knit __and__ ​think at the same time. But Mavis had the complete ​answer ​to that one; she had asked sweetly before being selected as a contestant "Do you mind if I knit while you ask me questions, then I won't feel that my time is being __completely__ ​wasted!" Somehow this seemed vaguely disparaging to the cross-examiner; it rankled but gave him nothing to get his teeth into. However when Kevin Ardill, finding the questions too overwhelming,​ adopted the usual small-boy method of escape by raising his hand and asking permission to leave the room, his examiner snapped out an emphatic "No!" 
-gold in Australia, I felt was putting too much of a strain on our limited mental capacities. + 
-The men's team 'of three was the chosen cream of half a roomful of males: whereas the unlucky women'​s team had to +The questions on astronomy had everyone tricked. The women'​s team didn't know that Mira is in the constellation of Cetus. As a matter of fact the lass who was given that question answered it by posing another: "​What",​ she asked the Quiz-master,​ "is a constellation?"​ I could have answered that one: a constellation is the prize you get for having tried to answer the questions but failed. 
-be selected from the "​re ​6 or 8 girls present, so naturally they started at a diONvantage. At time the score was 3 +
-for the men and for the women. (Strong in the legs bUt +
-weak in the mind" murmured a spectator.) Brian Ilarvey, who +
-seemed to be most familiar with the blah put out by the daily papers, ​disapPointed ​the audience by not being able to supply +
-the name of the vessel which brought home the three girl +
-deportees from the U.S. Neither could he give their names, nor their 'phone numbersAnd I thought he said the fire in "River Clarence' ​was caused by the explosion of a drum +
-of Sodium ​Chlordde, ​The judge gaVe him full marks so he mai +
-have said Sodium Chlorate. Anyhow, Chloride or Chlorate, what's the difference?​ +
-Throughput ​the Quiz Vavis Jeans sought mental refuge +
-in her knitting, much to the annoyance of the cross-examiner +
-who said testily that he didn't see how she could knit and think at the same time. But Yavis had the complete ​an-iilier +
-to that one; she had asked sweetly before being selected as a contestant "Do you mind if I knit while you ask me questions, then I won't feel that my time is being completely_ ​wasted:" Somehow this seemed vaguely disparaging to Thecal'​oss- +
-- examiner; it rankled but gave him nothing to get his teeth into. However when Kevin.Ardill, findingthe questions-too +
-overwhelming,​ adopted the usual mall-boy method of escape by raising his hand and asking permission to leavethe roam, his examiner snapped out an emphatic "Nol+
-The questions on astronomy had everyone tricked. The women'​s team didn't know that Yira,is in the constellation of Cetus. As a matter of fact the lass who was given that question answered it by posing another: "​What",​ she asked the Quiz-master,​ "is a constellation?"​ I could have answered that one: a constellation is the prize you get for having tried to answer the questions but failed. +
-9.+
 The men's tear didn't know that Acheron is in the constellation of Osram, coiled-coil and all. The examiner didn't know either, and neither apparently did the audience, and neither, for that matter, did I, (and neither, at the time of writing, does the Oxford and Cambridge Dictionary.) The men's tear didn't know that Acheron is in the constellation of Osram, coiled-coil and all. The examiner didn't know either, and neither apparently did the audience, and neither, for that matter, did I, (and neither, at the time of writing, does the Oxford and Cambridge Dictionary.)
-When a representative of the men's team was asked, "What are leonids?"​ (the dictionary says fleonides'​), prompted by the opposition he answered "lion cubs" and wa: courted ​out. The Quiz-raster ​said they were a shower of+ 
-meteorites from the constellation Leo. This answer has +When a representative of the men's team was asked, "What are leonids?"​ (the dictionary says "​leonides"​), prompted by the opposition he answered "lion cubs" and was counted ​out. The Quiz-master ​said they were a shower of meteorites from the constellation Leo. This answer has worried us considerably. We don't know much about astronomy but somehow with Leo such a helluvanuthber of light years away we wonder how its meteorites are visible ​from the Earth. ​Perhaps someone ​who is more versed in astronony ​might elucidate. (There'​s nothing hanging on the answer as far as the Quiz results are concerned.) 
-worried us considerably. We don't know much about astronomy but somehow with Leo such a helluvanuthber of light years away we wonder how its meteorites are visible ​fro/​b. ​the Earth. ​rerhaps saleone ​who is more versed in astronony ​night + 
-elucidate. (There'​s nothing hanging on the answer as far aS the Quiz results are concerned.) +A representatihe of the girl's team showed her native intelligence when asked what date the Sydney ​Bushwalkers ​was founded - (You heard me! No, I didn't say what date it foundered!) As she was a prospective ​member and hadn't any idea she filled in the fifteen seconds allowed for the answer by saying "1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 and so on till she was told time was up, but she had just managed to get in 1927 before the gong went so was awarded full marks. I had tried the same lurk with the discovery of gold in N.S.W., but, 15 seconds didn't give me time to get from 1770 to 1851. 
-A representatihe of the girl's team showed her native intelligence when asked-what date the Sydney ​Bush- walkers ​was founded - (You heard me! No, I didn't say what date it founderedi) As she was prospe'​ctiV.e ​member and hadn't + 
-any idea she filled in the fifteen seconds allowed for the +"What are the Christian names of Mr. Attlee?"​ The contestant hesitated. "Go on", said the Q.M. encouragingly,​ "Try all the A's first, then the B's, and so on". 
-answer by saying "1920, 1921,,1922, 1923 and so on till she was told time was up, but she had just managed to get in 1927 + 
-before the gong went so was awarded full narks. I had tried the same lurk with the discovery of gold in N.S.W., but, 15 seconds didn't give me time to get from 1770 to 1851. +Time was upThe gents scored by various guesses a total of 7 whereas the ladies, who only answered when they really knew what they were talking about, totalled ​5 1/2. Prizes were awarded to the gents, but it was a back-handed blow because, as the prizes were chocolates they were politely handed round to the ladies first, and as there weren'​t very many the winning team had to go without. Virtue is its own Reward. 
-"What are the Christian names of Yr. Attlee?"​ The + 
-contestant hesitated'. "Go on", said the Q.M. encouragingly,​ +---- 
-"Try all the A'​s ​'first, then the B's, and so on". + 
-Time was up The gents scored by various guesses a total of 7 whereas the ladies, who only answered when they really-knew what they were talking about, totalled Prizes were awarded to the gents, but it was a baok-handed blow because, as the prizes were chocolates they were politely handed round to the ladies first, and as there weren'​t very many the winning team had to go without. Virtue is its awn Reward. +We are pleased to welcome back John and Dora Harvey after their long sojourn in Tasmania, where, we hear, they "did" quite a bit of the country. They hope again to appear on the active list, and we look forward to seeing ​them renew their acquaintance with the N.S.W. bushlands again. How about giving us your impressions of walking in Tasmania, John, and what the Hobart Walking Club is doing about conservation over there? 
-We are pleased to welcome back John and Dora Harvey after their long sojourn in Tasmania, where, we hear, they ',did" quite a bit of the country. They hope again to appear on the active list, and we look forward to seeing ​then renew their acquaintance with the N.S.W. bushlands again. How about giving us your impressions of walking in Tasmania, John, and + 
-what the Hobart Walking Club is doing about conservation over +---- 
-there? + 
-10. +=====It Was Good Walk.===== 
-IT WAS GOOD WALK + 
-by "Igumbedah+by "Mumbedah" 
-"Did you have a good walk?" was the query the "​Friday night after"​. "​Yes",​ says I, "We had to stand all the way as far as Leura, and then the trair -1f an hour late at Black- + 
-heath. Camped down in Green GuLy '​1(11' ​was the frost a beaut +"Did you have a good walk?" was the query the "​Friday night after"​. "​Yes",​ says I, "We had to stand all the way as far as Leura, and then the train was ha1f an hour late at Blackheath. Camped down in Green Gully and was the frost a beaut - ice round the heads of our sleeping ​bags the next morning. Out at the Dogs we had to carry the water over a quarter of a mile to the standing camp. Snowed during lunch time at Splendour Rock on the Sunday - noses and ears dropped off in the bitter wind. That night a largish piece of glowing charcoal hopped into the cuff of my second-best grey pants and promptly put an airhole therein. Then trod on my spectacles with my heaviest pair of hobnails on the Monday morning - cost me 25/- for the experimentArrived back in Katoomba ​to see the red tail light of the 6.13 p.m. disappear behind ​the "​California" and learnt, (with some regret) that the next was 2.17 a.m. - eight hours to wait. Saw a rotten picture at local show where we passed away three hours, then back to the hard seats of the waiting room till 2.17. Home - and an hour in bed and so to work, to find I had to work back that night. Yes, it was a good walk." ​Should be more of them. 
-ioe round the heads of our sleeping ​b?.ss the next morning. Out + 
-at the Dogs we had to carry the water over a quarter of a mile to the standing camp. Snowed during lunch time at Splendour Rock on the Sunday - noses and ears dropped off in the bitter +---- 
-wind. That night a largish piece of glowing charcoal hopped + 
-into the cuff of my second-best grey pants and promptly put an +=====The Page Holiday Camp.===== 
-airhole therein. Then trod on my spectacles with my heaviest + 
-pair of hobnails on the Monday' ​morning - cost me 25/- for the +After six month'​s holiday, during which they have entertained many of their bushwalker and other friends, Peter and Rae Page are now prepared to offer camping facilities to paying guests. Their place, in case you haven'​t heard about it, is on the Jamberoo Pass. They now have two army tents for hire complete ​with stretchers, mattresses and linen. They will also hire out walkers tents and have them ready pitched, and provided with firewood, if required. These facilities are available for one night or for a long stay, so that anyone wanting to do a light weight walk could spend the night there and return to Jamberoo, Kiama or Berry by any one of a number of routes. Saturday evening meals will be provided for small parties if arranged in advance. They will procure food, including milk, bread, meat and fresh fruit and vegetables for campers. They will also meet parties in the "jeep" ​at Jamberoo or Kiama. These are the main services available at present, but cabins are on the way for those who do not want to camp. Paddy knows all about it if any one wants to know more. Intending visitors should write to Peter (address Mountain Road, Jamberoo) a fortnight in advance. 
-experiment Arrived back in Kat.-,​omba ​to see the red tail light of the 6.13 p m. disappear behind ​j,e JOalifOrnia" and learnt, + 
-(with some regret) that the next was 2,17,a m. - eight hours to wait. Saw a rotten picture at local -show where we passed away +---- 
-three hours, then back to the hard seats of the waiting room till 2.17. Home - and an hour in bed and so to work, to find I had + 
-'to work back that night. Yes, it was a good walk Should be +Have you heard about the Federation Party to be held at North Sydney Town Hall on Friday 21st Noverber? - Details later - reserve the date. 
-more of them. + 
-THE PAGE HOLIDAY CAMP +---- 
-After six month'​s holiday, during which they have entertained many of their bushwalker and other friends, Peter and + 
-Rae Page are now prepared to offer camping facilities to paying guests. Their place, in cas,e you haven'​t heard about it, is on +=====Federation News.===== 
-the Jamberoo Pass. They now have tao army tents for hire com- +
-plete with stretchers, mattresses and linen. They will also +
-hire out walkers tents and have them ready pitched, and provided +
-with firewood, if required. These facilities are available for one night or for a long stay, so that anyone wanting to do a light weight walk could spend the night there and return to Jam- +
-beroo, Kiama or Berry by any one of a number of routes. Saturday +
-evening meals will be provided for small parties if arranged in advance. They will procure food, including milk, bread, meat +
-and fresh fruit and vegetables for campers. They will also +
-meet parties in the."jeep' ​at Jamberoo or Kiama. These are the +
-main services available at present, but cabins are on the way for those who do not want to camp. Paddy knows all about it if any +
-one wants to know more.Intending visitors should write to +
-Peter (address Mountain Road, Jamberoo) a fortnight in advance. +
-Have you heard about the Federation Party to be held at North Sydney Town Hall on Friday 21st Noverber?- Details later - reserve the date. +
-11+
-FEDERATION NOTES+
 by Brian Harvey by Brian Harvey
-The last neng of the Council of the Federation of Bush- + 
-walking ​Clubs was happy to admit the University Bush Walking +The last meeting ​of the Council of the Federation of Bushwalking ​Clubs was happy to admit the University Bush Walking Club to its long list of affiliated clubs. The objects in their constitution leave nothing to be desired in their attitude towards conservation ​of our flora and fauna, ​and we hope they will lend the full strength of their specialised University learning in support of our ideals
-.Club to its long list of affiliated clubs. The objects in their + 
-constitution leave nothing to be desired in their attitude towards conservation ​cf o flora and faunal ​and we hope they will lend the full strength of their specialised University learning in support of our ideals, +The Adelaide Bush Walking Club also has been affiliated with the Federation, making ​an interstate link in the movement. It may not be long before ​we see the formation ​of a Federal ​body representing the walking conservationists - this will be particularly necessary in the event of the abolition of State Governments
-' ​The Adelaide Bush Walking Club also has been affiliated with the Federation ​raking ​an interstate link in the movement. It + 
-may not be long befoo we see the folAlation ​of a Federal ​bbdy representing the walking conservationists - this will be particularly necessary in the event of the abolition of State Govern- +The Annual Health Exhibition will be staged shortly at the Sydney Town Hallthe Federation conducting a section as in past years. Two special requests have been made, one for the loan of 16mm films depicting bushwalking and relevant scenery, etc. A theatrette is being provided with a trained ​operator ​so that walkers loaning films need have no qualms ​for the safety of their records. Secondly, helpers ​are wanted to man the Federation ​Exhibit during the day time. Will anyone ​able to assist please let Ron Knightley have their films or their name as a prospective assistant at the Stand. The show is on from 28th October until 6th November. 
-ments+ 
- , +It was with much regret that the resignation of Marie Byles was accepted and a motion was recorded expressing the Council'​s ​deep appreciation of the long association,​ steadfast interest and hard work on behalf of the bushwalking movement. Our delegate, Paul Barnes, was elected Vice-President,​ in her stead. 
-The Annual Health Exhibition will//staged shortly at the + 
-Sydney Town Hallthe 'Federation conducting a section as in past +---- 
--years. Two special requests have been made, one for the loan of + 
-16mmfilms depicting bushwalking and relevant scenery, etc. A +====Rolfe'​s Motor Service.==== 
-theatrette is being provided with a trained ​operaor ​so that +'Phone 102Est, 1891. 
-walkers loaning films need have no qualMs ​for the safety of their records. Secondly, helpers ​Are wanted to man the Feder- + 
-ation Exhibit during the day time. Will ANYONE ​able to assist +Govett'​s Leap Road, Blackheath 
-please let Ron Knightley have their films or their name as a + 
-prospective assistant at the Stand. The show is on from 28th October until 6th November. +Bushwalkers! We cater for large or small parties requiring transport from Blackheath. For a quote ring or write to the above address. 
-It was with much regret that the resignation of Marie Byle,s + 
-was accepted and a motion was recorded expressing the Councills ​deep appreciation of the long association,​ steadfast interest and +---- 
-hard work on behalf of the bushwalking movement. Our delegate, + 
-Paul Barnes, was elected Vice-President,​ in herstead. +=====Budawang ​Currockbilly ​(continued)===== 
-!Phone 102 Est, 1891 ROLFE'​S MOTOR SERVICE +
- ​=1www.-mou..n.. ​+
-GOVETTTS LEAP ROAD +
-BLACKHEATH +
-BUSHWAIKERS +
-WE CATER FOR LARGE OR STALL PARTIES REQUIRING TRANSPORT FRU BLACKHEATH +
-FOR QUOTE RING OR WRITE TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS +
-BURI-1bANG CURROCKBILLY ​(continued)+
 by "​Prolix"​ by "​Prolix"​
-Eventually we came to a point directly opposite Currock 
-billy and struck in its direction, to camp at the first good 
-creek between us and OUT destination. Our turn-off point is 
-easily recognised as there are two farm houses fairly close 
-together, one (nearer Currockbilly) almost surrounded by Eng. lish trees and hedges. 
-That evening the customary cloud bank slowly welling up from 
-the seaward side settled down over Currockbilly and the ranges, shrouding them in a vaporous mantle. Now this cloud makes its 
-appearance nearly every day and at any time between 2.30 p m. and 4 p m. when any hope of a view from the tops has to be abandoned. 
-Note this fact well - for this tine of the year anyhow to save 
-disappointment,​ and make an early start or camp on top. 
-Our glorious weather still held and bright and early next 
-morning we moved off up the nearby slope. Strangely enough 
-we noted evidence, most of the way up, of the previous party'​s headlong des cent -0 hobnail marks, trampled bracken and small 
-bushes, disturbed undergrowth and soil cover. Strange, too, 
-how we walkers seem to follow very similar paths in new country we had had no idea where the previous party had descended. 
-At the end of the tree line, from which the bare head of 
-Currockbilly rises sheer and gaunt, we dumped packs about 12.30 
-and scrambled up to get a view before the mist cane over. tTwas 
-well. To seaward and to the North low clouds were fast approach. 
-ing, some heavy with rain. Pigeon House itself was making con- 
-tact with these, as were the higher points to the North. The trig offered a cyclorama, the eastern and northern half of which 
-was in cloud shadow and rain, while behind us to the West was warm sun and broken sky a wonderful contrast in weathers, 
-either of which could be enjoyed by merely turning round. 
-We had proposed to camp somewhere on top, probably two or 
-three miles to the north had seemed likely. Little did we know. 
-Our previous party had spoken of water running everywhere on top, 
-but this idea must have taken root from their observations along the base of the ranges. True, plenty of water flows out of the 
-mountains in deep gorges well below, the top, but, apart from one (Wog Wog Creek) which begins just northeast of Currockbilly,​ and 
-which we subsequently used, there is little in the way of water 
-within easy reach of the tops between Currockbilly and the Twins. Our advisers also suggested good camping should be available. Little did they know. There is no more inhospitable place, to 
-my knowledge, to rest a weary rump, let alone a body (two in this 
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 +Eventually we came to a point directly opposite Currockbilly and struck in its direction, to camp at the first good creek between us and our destination. Our turn-off point is easily recognised as there are two farm houses fairly close together, one (nearer Currockbilly) almost surrounded by English trees and hedges.
  
- A+That evening the customary cloud bank slowly welling up from the seaward side settled down over Currockbilly and the ranges, shrouding them in a vaporous mantle. Now this cloud makes its appearance nearly every day and at any time between 2.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. when any hope of a view from the tops has to be abandoned. Note this fact well - for this tine of the year anyhow to save disappointment,​ and make an early start or camp on top.
  
-ic al 3 +Our glorious weather still held and bright and early next morning we moved off up the nearby slope. Strangely enough we noted evidence, most of the way up, of the previous party'​s headlong descent - hobnail marks, trampled bracken and small bushes, disturbed undergrowth and soil cover. Strange, too, how we walkers seem to follow very similar paths in new country - we had had no idea where the previous party had descended. 
-2 vro I es  + 
-1.5+At the end of the tree line, from which the bare head of Currockbilly rises sheer and gaunt, we dumped packs about 12.30 and scrambled up to get a view before the mist came over. 'Twas well. To seaward and to the North low clouds were fast approaching,​ some heavy with rain. Pigeon House itself was making contact with these, as were the higher points to the North. The trig offered a cyclorama, the eastern and northern half of which was in cloud shadow and rain, while behind us to the West was warm sun and broken sky a wonderful contrast in weathers, either of which could be enjoyed by merely turning round
-Of quartzite boulders large and small are strewn for the whole length of the range, on top and sides, making walking very tiing. Butthe views are worth it. + 
-Lunched and harnessed we upped to the top with weary tread. The cloudbank now began to roll over from the East to the plateau +We had proposed to camp somewhere on top, probably two or three miles to the north had seemed likely. Little did we know. Our previous party had spoken of water running everywhere on top, but this idea must have taken root from their observations along the base of the ranges. True, plenty of water flows out of the mountains in deep gorges well below the top, but, apart from one (Wog Wog Creek) which begins just north-east of Currockbilly,​ and which we subsequently used, there is little in the way of water within easy reach of the tops between Currockbilly and the Twins. Our advisers also suggested good camping should be available. Little did they know. There is no more inhospitable place, to my knowledge, to rest a weary rump, let alone a body (two in this case). Round, square, oblong and every conceivable variation of quartzite boulders large and small are strewn for the whole length of the range, on top and sides, making walking very tiring. But the views are worth it. 
-side and disperse in the warmer air. Later it had its way and + 
-ipttled ​in. A very interesting observation on Currockbilly is +[Map titled "​Approaches To Mount Budawang.] 
-the sudden line of demarkation between rain forest jungle and + 
-stark bare rocks and tussocks. The eastern, or rainy side, of +This is the map promised in last month'​s issue. The original map and stencil arrived at Pitt St. from Coogee six days after posting. (The trans-Pacific Air Mail also takes six days). It then went to Neutral Bay and was directed to Armidale. Failing to intercept it at any of these points we asked "​Prolix"​ fclr another map and Dennis Gittoes reproduced it on the stencil. 
-the mountain is thick with typical rain forest jungle right up to the top, and yet on our side, as already described, it was + 
-relatively bare. Later we noticed a similar example this time +Lunched and harnessed we upped to the top with weary tread. The cloudbank now began to roll over from the East to the plateau side and disperse in the warmer air. Later it had its way and settled ​in. A very interesting observation on Currockbilly is the sudden line of demarkation between rain forest jungle and stark bare rocks and tussocks. The eastern, or rainy side, of the mountain is thick with typical rain forest jungle right up to the top, and yet on our side, as already described, it was relatively bare. Later we noticed a similar example this time in trees. 
-in trees. + 
-Some miles north of this point, and about the top line of the range, to the West, were :trees black and rough of bark and to the East, only a few feet away, smooth tall blue trunked gums - and neither species had mingled with the other, as though nature had said this far and no farther"​. +Some miles north of this point, and about the top line of the range, to the West, were trees black and rough of bark and to the East, only a few feet away, smooth tall blue trunked gums - and neither species had mingled with the other, as though nature had said "this far and no farther"​. 
-Now, surrounded by vaporous swirling cool mist, breaking at intervals to allow us a glimpse of the sunny valley below in late afternoon, we headed north, feeling on top of the world, the ground falling away sharply on both sides - to the East little being visible except cloud. Evening began to close in and still + 
-we were nowhere near our proposed camp and water. Luckily, through a break in the cloud, I looked down on the eastern ​sido and noticed what seemed like the shine of water in a couple of pools on the floor of an upland ​Valley ​which separated the nearby +Now, surrounded by vaporous swirling cool mist, breaking at intervals to allow us a glimpse of the sunny valley below in late afternoon, we headed north, feeling on top of the world, the ground falling away sharply on both sides - to the East little being visible except cloud. Evening began to close in and still we were nowhere near our proposed camp and water. Luckily, through a break in the cloud, I looked down on the eastern ​side and noticed what seemed like the shine of water in a couple of pools on the floor of an upland ​valley ​which separated the nearby parallel ridge from us. "This do?". "Yes!" - and down we went. It was a delightful spot, about 150 ft. below the top - no trees, sheltered, and falling away to the North into a tree lined, V-shaped frame of clouded distance. It was somehow like Kosciusko country in minature. The mist passed over our heads and thinly around us. 
-parallel ridge from us. "This do?". "lbs.!" - and down we went. + 
-It was a delightful spot, about 150 ft. below the top - no trees, sheltered, and falling away to the North into a tree lined,' ​V- +A camp spot? Wellnot really. Luckily again, after much searching, a clump of hard tussocky grass gave sufficient space. It was the only spot available and was close to a tiny clear running ​stream ​and pools. The stream was so well established and free from erosion that it was invisible in most places but it could be heard gurgling deep in its channel beneath a closely woven mat of grassy vegetation. This proved to be the headwaters of Wog Wog Creek. 
-shaped,frame of clouded distance. It was somehow like Kosciusko + 
-country in minature. The mist passed over our heads and thinly +Wood, both for tent poles and fire had to be got from the tree area about a quarter of a mile below us. The firewood on hand consisted of a few meagre dried-out roots and trunks (if one may call them such) of old scrub protruding from around the nearby pool and showing black signs of a byegone bushfire. 
-around us. + 
-canp spot? Wellnot really. Luckily again, after much searching, a clump of hard tussocky grass gave sufficient space. It was the only spot available and was close to a-tiny clear +[Two maps] 
-running ​streari ​and pools. The stream was so well established and free from erosion that it was invisible in most places but it could be heard gurgling deep in its channel beneath a closely + 
-woven mat of grassy vegetation. This proved to be the headwaters +(As originally drawn, with particular reference to the Twins areaIn this map it would appear that there is direct access from teh Twins to Wog Wog Mt
-of Wog Wog Creek. + 
-Wood, both for tent poles and fire had to be got from the tree area about a quarter of a.Mile below us. The firewood on +As noted, the Twins are not quite so far apartThe creek and gorge around Northern ​Twin are as shown aboveDescent and follow ​down where shown as fence so as to avoid the gorgeThe Twins aer actually part of the range and not as isolcated as previously shown.) 
-hand consisted of a few meagre dried-out roots,and trunks (if one may call them such) of old scrub protruding from around the nearby pool and showing black signs ofa byegone bushfire. + 
-ORIGIIVAL4.Y DRekW +Next morning we followed the range towards the Twins and enjoyed a continuous series of grand views over the eastern ​side, with Pigeon House a prominent landmark - moving ever southward as we progressed. 
-7-1/ C6'​./​A/​Z- R &PER ivc + 
-re/WS Aki..5.4 +This trip was noteworthy for the variety of fungi observed. We saw at least 30 different ​kinds, varying in size, type and colour: ​many had not seen before. They were soft, delicate, pink rather shapeless ones; orthodox types were there too - of every hue. Yet others were very individual - such as one with a crimson coloured top and a fine yellow cellular construction beneath. One particular specimen was almost transparent amethyst shade, shimmering at the slightest touch. Everywhere were masses of tiny sulphur-yellow button sized fungi, ​the biggest barely half an inch in diameter, with just a few of the characteristic radiating membranes. On the road back big grey-white ones poked their domes up out of the hard road - yet they themselves were soft and delicate. 
-1.1 + 
-45 /V07-50 +When we reached the second knob of the Twins doubt as to the correctness of the map became a certainty. We used the Clyde River valley ​map issued by H.S. Freeman - Bushlanders' ​Club. It is O.Kas far as the Twins, but on to Wog Wog Mtn? No Sir! Wog Wog Mountain is on the other side of a very steep gorgewith a creek at the bottom, towards which the sides descend very steeply. This gorge starts ​right round at the western side of the Twins, in a rapid descent, and this is not shown on the map. (See sketch map). It is necessary to take the spur shown going to the left towards Corang Creek by descending near the first Twin to a saddle from which descend the headwaters of the gorge referred to above. A wire fence at present gives a lead down the side of the Twins and is worth following. 
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-cree4 and 9or9e aroand tvortherr? ​Twin a-re, as shown ahove. +Another night on one of the numerous creeks and an early brisk walk took us to the mail car. There was a canopy of heavy mist which lifted later giving us glimpses of the range and the urge to return for further exploration. 
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-15. +=====Social Notes For September.=====
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-Next morning we followed the rangetowards the Twins and enjoyed a continuous series of grand views over tha eaStern ​side, With Pigeon House aprominent landmark - moving ever southward as we progressed. +
-This trip was noteworthy for the variety of fungi observed. +
-We saw at least 30 different ​kirlds, varying in size, type and +
-'colour: ​manTI had not se6n before,., , They were soft, delicate, ​'pink rather shapeless ones.; orthodox types were there too - of +
-every hue. Yet others were very individual - such as one with a crimson coloured top and a fine yellow cellular construction beneath. One particular specimen was almost transparent amethyst shade, shimmering at the slightest touch. Everywhere were masses +
-of tiny sulphur-yellow button sized fungi, ​t he biggest barely +
-half an inch in diameter, with just a few of the characteristic radiating membranes. On the Toad back big grey-white ones poked +
-their domes up out of the hard road - yet they themselves were soft and delicate. +
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-When we reached the second knob of the Twins doubt as to the correctness of the map became a certainty. We used the Clyde River valley ​nap issued by H.S. Freeman - aushlanderst ​Club. It is 0.Kas far as the Twins, but on to Wog Wog Mtn? No Sinl +
-Wog Wog Mountain is on the other side of a very steep gorgewith +
-a creek at the bottom, towards which the sides descend very este eply. This gorge starts ​rightround ​at the western side of the Twins, in a rapid descent, and thisis ​not shown on the rap. (See sketch map).. It is necessary to take the spur shown going to the left towards Corang Creek by descending near the first Twin to a saddle from which descend the headwaters of the gorge referred to above. A wire fence at present gives a lead down the side of the.Twins and is worth following. +
-Another night on one of the numerous creeks and an early brisk walk took us to the nail car. There was a canopy of heavy mist which lifted later giving us glimpses of the range and the urge to return for further exploration. +
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR SEPTEYBER+
    
-First of all a reminder for those luCky people who are on the Social ​QaMmit tee donft forget the meeting on thelFonthly ​meeting night at 7 p.,m. And dor-lit ​forget it on succeeding months ​eitherl ' +First of all a reminder for those lucky people who are on the Social ​Committee - don'​t ​forget the meeting on the Monthly ​meeting night at 7 p.m. And don'​t ​forget it on succeeding months ​either! 
-We have proved that most Bushwalkers are morons, but' ​at least they are strong ​norons.' ​This will be proved beyond a shadow ​ct doubt at the Exhibition of Weight Lifting on Friday 19th Soptonbor.Watch Ray Dargan remove the shadow of doubt - + 
-with the assistance of his lusty confreres. There will be a display of masculine strength which will 'rock the building, shatter the stories about the deoadence ​of the race, knock splinters'​oft ​the female heart. (If you have any atoms, bring them along and +We have proved that most Bushwalkers are morons, but at least they are strong ​morons. This will be proved beyond a shadow ​of doubt at the Exhibition of Weight Lifting on Friday 19th September. Watch Ray Dargan remove the shadow of doubt - with the assistance of his lusty confreres. There will be a display of masculine strength which will rock the building, shatter the stories about the decadence ​of the race, knock splinters ​off the female heart. (If you have any atoms, bring them along and the boys will split them.) 
-Do you know the crotchetty, cranky ​incOnsiderate ​Public Servant who tells you at-tines ​in the Summer that you must not light fires in the open? If not, it is YrKingsvill ​(at least+ 
-he has something to do with it, anyway) and he has kindly consented to give us a lecture on some aspects of this same problem on the 26th. of themonth. The title of his lecture is "Bush Fire Prevention. +Do you know the crotchetty, cranky ​inconsiderate ​Public Servant who tells you at times in the Summer that you must not light fires in the open? If not, it is MrKingsmill ​(at least he has something to do with it, anyway) and he has kindly consented to give us a lecture on some aspects of this same problem on the 26th. of the month. The title of his lecture is "Bush Fire Prevention". 
-There are one or two things in October which deserve special mention so that you can book up your boy or girl'​frien'​d, or someone else'​s. On the 8th and 9th., at History House, ​Yo. 8 Young St. - down near the Quay - the S.B.W. Dramatic Group are presenting several one act plays for the Federation funds. Joan Savage is producing, so there is no need to elaborate. + 
-On the 24th. Oct. there is a lecture by Yr. McNeill from the Museum on he Barrier Reef. This lecture, which will be illustrated with slides, is guaranteed to be super extra. +There are one or two things in October which deserve special mention so that you can book up your boy or girl friend, or someone else'​s. On the 8th and 9th., at History House, ​No. 8 Young St. - down near the Quay - the S.B.W. Dramatic Group are presenting several one act plays for the Federation funds. Joan Savage is producing, so there is no need to elaborate. 
-the boys will split them.)+ 
 +On the 24th. Oct. there is a lecture by Mr. McNeill from the Museum on "​The ​Barrier Reef". This lecture, which will be illustrated with slides, is guaranteed to be super extra. 
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