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 I'm feeling in a better mood this month so you won't have to put up with a tirade about lack of walks on the programme, not enough articles for the mag. etc etc. (I'm saving this for next month.) I'm feeling in a better mood this month so you won't have to put up with a tirade about lack of walks on the programme, not enough articles for the mag. etc etc. (I'm saving this for next month.)
  
-August looks an interesting month from where I sit. Apart from visiting my Mother-in-law,​ there is Knightley'​s walk to Bungonia to consider. Unlike the leader, the country in this area is most fascinating,​ and worth repeated visits. (Besides, you won't have to carry packs.) Frank Leyden'​s ​wal Mumbedah Creek - Harrys River etc. cannot be overlooked either and Bob Godfrey'​s to Blue Gum is equally attractive. On the same weekend as Bob's, Wilf will take whoever'​s interested to 7 Gods Mtn and The Castle, so you'll have a tough decision to make that weekend. Fortunately,​ I won't have to risk an ulcer solving this conundrum. (see reference to M.I.L. above). If you can't get on with Frank Leyden, (no comment) Audrey Kenway has a delightful walk on the same weekend - Lilyvale-Palona Brook etc. All the day walks this month look good too, so you've plenty of choice.+August looks an interesting month from where I sit. Apart from visiting my Mother-in-law,​ there is Knightley'​s walk to Bungonia to consider. Unlike the leader, the country in this area is most fascinating,​ and worth repeated visits. (Besides, you won't have to carry packs.) Frank Leyden'​s ​walk Mumbedah Creek - Harrys River etc. cannot be overlooked either and Bob Godfrey'​s to Blue Gum is equally attractive. On the same weekend as Bob's, Wilf will take whoever'​s interested to 7 Gods Mtn and The Castle, so you'll have a tough decision to make that weekend. Fortunately,​ I won't have to risk an ulcer solving this conundrum. (see reference to M.I.L. above). If you can't get on with Frank Leyden, (no comment) Audrey Kenway has a delightful walk on the same weekend - Lilyvale-Palona Brook etc. All the day walks this month look good too, so you've plenty of choice.
  
 On top of all this, you lucky people, there are two attractive evenings arranged - Malc. McGregor'​s "Wild Flowers"​ and Mrs. McComish'​s "With the Pearling Fleet"​. Molly will probably have more to say about this elsewhere (Bill says this is not unusual). On top of all this, you lucky people, there are two attractive evenings arranged - Malc. McGregor'​s "Wild Flowers"​ and Mrs. McComish'​s "With the Pearling Fleet"​. Molly will probably have more to say about this elsewhere (Bill says this is not unusual).
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 Apart from the regular fab. features, this month we have the second of a trilogy from Jim Brown on "​Who'​d be a Walker",​ this one on mist and fog and very interesting reading you'll find it - probably remind you of those times you have staggered around in the pea soup. Apart from the regular fab. features, this month we have the second of a trilogy from Jim Brown on "​Who'​d be a Walker",​ this one on mist and fog and very interesting reading you'll find it - probably remind you of those times you have staggered around in the pea soup.
  
-We also have one of Kath NbKay's captivating efforts - the big day in the life of Ben the goat. You'll read it several times just as I have.+We also have one of Kath McKay's captivating efforts - the big day in the life of Ben the goat. You'll read it several times just as I have.
  
 As well, there is a short burst on a very worthwhile organisation - the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, which, apart from offering you some interesting activities, affords you the opportunity of doing something active in the struggle going on to preserve our fast-dwindling bushland and wild-life from axe, gun and dozer. As well, there is a short burst on a very worthwhile organisation - the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, which, apart from offering you some interesting activities, affords you the opportunity of doing something active in the struggle going on to preserve our fast-dwindling bushland and wild-life from axe, gun and dozer.
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 Rachel Askew in June. Rachel Askew in June.
  
-Also cdngratulations ​to Roy and Mary Braithwaite on the arrival in July of a son.+Also congratulations ​to Roy and Mary Braithwaite on the arrival in July of a son.
  
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 Alex. Colley Alex. Colley
  
-The meeting commenced with a welcome from the Presdent ​to Bob Duncan, back from the U.S., and looking very fit. Then a welcome was extended to five new members, Sandra Bardwell, Elayne Metcalf, David and Judy Balmer and Don Hodge.+The meeting commenced with a welcome from the President ​to Bob Duncan, back from the U.S., and looking very fit. Then a welcome was extended to five new members, Sandra Bardwell, Elayne Metcalf, David and Judy Balmer and Don Hodge.
  
 Advertising material received included literature on safe boating - no doubt word of the Rudolph Cup has reached the publishers - also a moral hot from the advertising agency - "Every woman has to hoodwink her man sometime."​ Advertising material received included literature on safe boating - no doubt word of the Rudolph Cup has reached the publishers - also a moral hot from the advertising agency - "Every woman has to hoodwink her man sometime."​
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 (i) "In camp that evening the carriers warned us that we might meet hostile natives the next day and the guns were unpacked and assembled."​ (i) "In camp that evening the carriers warned us that we might meet hostile natives the next day and the guns were unpacked and assembled."​
  
-(ii)"​The bowmen fired indiscriminately on carriers and '+(ii)"​The bowmen fired indiscriminately on carriers and 'tuans', and were only driven out of arrow range by firing in their general direction."​
-uans', and were only driven out of arrow range by firing in their general direction."​+
  
 The only inference that I can draw from these statements is that a member of this Club planned an expedition to climb mountains in New Guinea, and that included in the plans of that expedition was the intention that, under certain circumstances,​ human beings might be gunned down in the interests of reaching the mountains he decided to climb. The only inference that I can draw from these statements is that a member of this Club planned an expedition to climb mountains in New Guinea, and that included in the plans of that expedition was the intention that, under certain circumstances,​ human beings might be gunned down in the interests of reaching the mountains he decided to climb.
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 Then, looking desperately through the window, she heard the clonk of a bell and saw - Ben. Quietly she went to the door and called: "Come here, my love!" Then, looking desperately through the window, she heard the clonk of a bell and saw - Ben. Quietly she went to the door and called: "Come here, my love!"
  
-Greatly wondering, Ben advanced. Was he actually being invited into the house? Memories of doors shut in his face, of windows hastily closed while hands frenziedly beat the air to ward off the pungent goat-smell: these rose before ​himh and he hesitated. But no, there was his beloved Ray still beckoning and smiling. Proudly he threw out his chest and climbed the steps deftly into the hall. Ray encircled his neck with thankful arms and together they entered the living room.+Greatly wondering, Ben advanced. Was he actually being invited into the house? Memories of doors shut in his face, of windows hastily closed while hands frenziedly beat the air to ward off the pungent goat-smell: these rose before ​him and he hesitated. But no, there was his beloved Ray still beckoning and smiling. Proudly he threw out his chest and climbed the steps deftly into the hall. Ray encircled his neck with thankful arms and together they entered the living room.
  
-The stange ​man's jaw dropped.+The strange ​man's jaw dropped.
  
 "​Unless"​ said Ray sweetly, polite as ever, "you are out of this room in one minute, I shall let the goat go." "​Unless"​ said Ray sweetly, polite as ever, "you are out of this room in one minute, I shall let the goat go."
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 +===== Who'd Be A Walker - Part 2. =====
  
 +=== Wandering 'round in mist and rain. ===
 +
 +Jim Brown.
 +
 +"​Grandpa - you know that song you're always singing?"​
  
-NHO'D BE A NALHER - PART 2. 
-WANDERING '​R.OUND IN TEST AND RAIN -  Jim Brown. 
- "​Grandpa you know that sorgyou'​re always singing?"​ 
 "Which one is that son -? The Catalogue Aria?" "Which one is that son -? The Catalogue Aria?"
-"No, that one about being a walkerThere'​s one part that goes '​wandering round in mist and fog'. At least, that's what it sounds like when you've got your teeth in, and you haven'​t been to a smoko."​ + 
-"Ah, yes - Who'd be a walkeri +"No, that one about being a walkerThere'​s one part that goes '​wandering round in mist and fog'. At least, that's what it sounds like when you've got your teeth in, and you haven'​t been to a smoko."​ 
-Scrambling for a train+ 
 +"Ah, yes - Who'd be a walker,\\ 
 +Scrambling for a train\\
 Wandering round in mist and fog." Wandering round in mist and fog."
-"​That'​s it, Grandpa. Well, did you ever wander round in mist and fog?" "Did I ever? ----- look son - have you got six or seven hours? Well ---- + 
-I started off as a freelance walker and never had any fog trouble worth +"​That'​s it, Grandpa. Well, did you ever wander round in mist and fog?" 
-mentioningBut I'd only been about three months with the Walkers when I first + 
-ran into it That doesn'​t necessarily signify that you must be a member of an affiliated Club to have mist, though, +"Did I ever? ----- look son - have you got six or seven hours? Well ---- 
-"​Anyway it was Easter '471 and a party of us was coming over the Gangerang + 
-Range from Kanangra. Easter Saturday night we were going to can on Dex Cteek, +I started off as a freelance walker and never had any fog trouble worth mentioningBut I'd only been about three months with the Walkers when I first ran into itThat doesn'​t necessarily signify that you must be a member of an affiliated Club to have mist, though
-but all that afternoon while we scrambled up from Gabes Gap on to Cloudmaker, the mist thickened, and at the top we had a view of 30 yards of weeping scrub. + 
-"We knew flex Creek was about north we dropped off the summit on that side +"​Anyway it was Easter '47, and a party of us was coming over the Gangerang Range from Kanangra. Easter Saturday night we were going to camp on Dex Creek, but all that afternoon while we scrambled up from Gabes Gap on to Cloudmaker, the mist thickened, and at the top we had a view of 30 yards of weeping scrub. 
-and an hour later we were tossing aside fallen trees and uprooting vegetation + 
- to clear space for a tvt, It wasn'​t ​flex Creek, of course, but it would have to +"We knew flex Creek was about north, so we dropped off the summit on that side and an hour later we were tossing aside fallen trees and uprooting vegetation to clear space for a tent. It wasn'​t ​Dex Creek, of course, but it would have to do. 
-do. + 
-"Next morning was still murky, but we climbed over a low stony ridge to the +"Next morning was still murky, but we climbed over a low stony ridge to the east, and came out on the clearing along Dex CreekThis all seemed extra grouse until we discovered two of the party were astray, ​We halloo'ed, and they answered back in the forest and we waitedAfter a bit, when they didn't show up through the haze, we yelled again and this time there was no answer. 
-east, and came out on the clearing along flex CreekThis all seemed extra grouse + 
-until we discovered two of the party were astray, ​Wehr...11oo'ed, and they answered back in the forest and we waitedAfter a bits when they didn't show up through the haze, we yelled again and this time there was no answer. +"​Alarm, ​panic! We downed packs and leaving a couple to mark our place, fanned out into the creeping fog. After a short while we got answers to our calls, this time far away; and a good deal later, having shouted to them to stay put and yell, we picked 'em up. They were both people wearing hearing aids, which apparently give "​one-side"​ reception and had been steadily following a course parallel to our calls. 
-"​Alarm, ​panicl. ​downed packs and leaving a couple to mark our place, fanned + 
-out into the creeping fog. After a short while we got answers to our calls, +"All in all it was about an hour before we were all assembled again, and almost immediately the cloud began to blow away
-this time far away; and a good deal latar, having shouted to them to stay put and + 
-yell, we picked 'em up. They were both people wearing hearing aids, which +"I suppose it was because that wasn'​t ​"​my"​ trip, but I wasn't overly impressed with the problems that roll up enveloped in mist. Two years later, same place, same holiday weekend, I was. 
-apparently give "​one-side"​ reception and had been steadily following a course parallel to our calls. + 
-"All in all it was about an hour before we were all assembled again, and almost immediately the cloud began to blow away, +"Once again the clouds rolled up as we clambered over Rip, Rack, Roar and Rumble. Because we had a sloppy party with fast breakaways up front, and a slow rearguard, including one sick man, I scarcely noticed, being too fully occupied running up and down the line checking the leaders and coaxing the tail. 
-8  The Sydney Bushwalker August 1962 "I suppose it was because that wasn't + 
- ​t114 ​but I wasn't overly +"The view from Cloudmaker was exactly the same as at Easter '47, but warned by that occasion, I led off slightly east of north - and almost ran the party into Ti-Willa Canyon. Finally, after some groping around in wet scrub we got on to the Dex Creek clearings in the last glimmers of daylight. 
-impressed with the problems that roll up enveloped in mist. Two years later, same nlace, same holiday weekend, I was. + 
-"Once again the clouds rolled up as we clambered over Rip, Rack, Roar +"​Next ​morning ​was still closed down. Cautiously we edged up from Dex Creekwith once a sight of a ghostly hump of Bolworra ​Mt. over to our right. The plan was to take the west branch of Lower Gangerang, down past Noorilla and over Strongleg, and presently ​I paused to make observations. 
-and Rumble. Because we had a sloppy party with fast breakaways up front, and a slow rearguard, including one sick man, I scarcely noticed, being too fully + 
-occupied running up and down the line'checking the leaders and coaxing the tail. +"I can still remember the crawling clouds, the damp chill air, the occasional glimpses of straggly trees lining the edge of Kanangra Creek Valley. The highest ground (and so the most obvious) led away just a shade east of north. A compass sight on to some vaguely seen trees something west of north gave me fresh heart and I looked around - to see our runaways, already almost out of recall, bettling off on the NE ridge. 
-"The view from Cloudmaker was exactly the same as at Easter '47, but warned + 
-by that occasion, I led off slightly east of north - and almost ran the party into Ti- Nina Canyon. Finally, after some groping around in wet scrub we got +"Of course, I should ​have let the slobs stew in their own juice, and taken the rest off to Noorilla: instead I followed weakly, and an hour later, when the cloud began to rise, it was all too obvious we were on our way to Gentle'​s Pass.  At least I had the perverse satisfaction of refusing to go back with a sick member in the party, and we finished up reaching the Cox via Narcott'​s Ridge. 
-on to the Dex Creek clearings in the last glimmers of daylight. + 
-7"​Next ​moyning ​was still closed down. Cautiously we edged up from Dex +"​Don'​t think I'll ever forget the infuriating helplessness of that moment on the fork of the Gangerang - that feeling of oh-dear-oh-dear - if only I could see something! You can get the same feeling sometimes in dense scrub, but never quite so badly as in a good pea-soup mountain mist. 
-Creekwith' Ohce a sight of a ghostly hump of Bolworra ​Et. over to our' ​right. The plan was to take the west branch of Lower Gangerang, down past Noorilla and + 
-over Strongleg, and prwatEly ​I paused to make observations. +"Well, I had a pretty good trot after that for a few years: plenty of rain, a fair share of winds, but not really lousy fogs. Until I was doing a Victorian Alps trip with three other folk in '55 -- just a tick, now, I've got it in an old magazine here, and if Editors won't reprint me, I can at least quote myself. Here it is - 
- "​I can still remember the crawling clouds, the damp chill air, the + 
-occasional glimpses of straggly trees lining the edge of Kanangra Creek Valley. The highest ground (and so the most obvious) led away just a shade east of north. A compass sight on to some vaguely seen trees something west of north gave me +'In the notes given me by Stuart Brookes (not the slob who was Editor back in '62, but a very pleasant cover in the Vic. Mountain Tramping Club) was a caution. "By the wayon the section from Mt. Wellington to Mt. Howitt, it's not uncommon to run into misty weather - it is best to stay put until the weather improves."​ 
-fresh heart and I looked around - to see our runaways, already almost out of recall, bettling off on the NE ridge. + 
-"Of course, I Should ​have let the slobsstew in their own juice, and taken the rest off to Noorilla: instead I followed weakly, and an hour later, when the +Well, I ask you, who would stay put while the track is six feet wide, striding away before you? Then, if there were a real change brewing, we hoped to take shelter in Guy's Hut on Bryce'​s Plain. 
-cloud began to rise, it was all too obvious we were on our way to Gentle'​s Pass.  At least I had the perverse satisfaction of refusing to go back with a sick member in the party, and we finished up reaching the Cax via Narcott'​s Ridge. + 
-"​Don'​t think I'll ever forget the infuriating helplessness of that moment on the fork of the Gangerang - that feeling of ch-dear-oh-dear - if only I could +'The mist thickened, but the approach landmarks to the Plain all tallied with the map - a little stream running west, fences and sliprails. Time 5 p.m. and ahead was the vagueness of a snow plain. Bearing to hut across plain NW. Distance 500 yards. Below is a picture of what we saw in the next hour. 
-see something! You can get the same feeling sometimes in dense scrub, but never + 
-quite so badly as in a good pea-soup mountain mist. +'Some time past 6 p.mwe groped back and settled thankfully under a couple of large trees, fairly close to our original entry to the Plain. There was water below in the creek. We had written off the Hut - look for it in the morning. 
-"Well, I had a pretty good trot after that for a few years: plenty of rain, a fair share of winds, but not really lousy fogs. Until I was doing a Victorian + 
-Alps trip with three other folk in '55 -- just a tick, now, I've got it in an old magazine here, and if Editors won't reprint me, I can at least quote myself. +'Once or twice during the night I aroused enough to look out at the mistand it was still there at first light. Voices in the other tents fetched me back to life again at 5.50, and through the rift at the foot of the tent I could see a gray light - and trees across the plain. I stuck my head out. Guy's Hut was 5 minutes walk away, at the edge of the forest opposite. (Last night we couldn'​t even find the forest.) 
-Here it is - +
-'In the notes given me by Stuart Brookes (not the slob who was Editor back in '62, but alery pleasant cover in the Vic. Mountain Tramping Club) was a caution. +
-"By the wayon the section from Et. Wellington to Et. Howitt, it's not uncommon to run into misty weather ​-- it is best to stay put until the weather improves."​ +
-August 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 9 +
-Well, I ask you, who would stay put -while the track is six feet wide, striding away before you? Then, if there were a real change brewing, we hoped to take shelter in Guy's' ​Hut on Bryce'​s Plain. +
-'The mist thickened, but the approach landmarks to the Plain all tallied with the map - a little stream running west, fences and sliprails. Time 5 p m. and ahead was the vagueness of a snow plain. Bearing to hut across plain NW. Distance 500 yards. Below is a picture of what we saw in the next hour. +
-'Some time past 6 p mwe groped back and settled thankfully under a couple of large trees, fairly close to our original entry to the Plain. There was water below in the creek. We had written off the Hut - look for it in the morning. +
-'Once or twice during the night I aroused enough to look out at the mistand it was still there at first light. Voices in the other tents fetched me back to life again at 5.50, and through the rift at the foot of the tent I could see a gray light - and trees across the plain. I stuck my head out. Guy's Hut was 5 minutes walk away, at the edge of the forest opposite. (Last night we couldn'​t even find the forest.)+
 "Of the following afternoon I wrote - "Of the following afternoon I wrote -
-'We saw the bald dome of Mt. Howett a few times before mist closed in again, and crossed a series of pocket-handkerchief snow plains. Each time the path ,​disappeared in the grass, but popped up again, clear as a highway amongst the 
-timber. 
-'​Towards 4.0 o'​clock a couple of miles short of Nacalister Springs, we crossed another clearing, and saected a good trail, sidling the east face of the range. Presently we came back to the top, after outflanking the highest point. The track became rather obscure in some burnt scrub, and we halted - the mist blew apart for a moment to reveal a timbered ridge where the bare top of Howett should be. I dragged out a compass, all suspicious-like. Our north-bound 
-ridge was now bearing 80 degrees. 
-'There was, I considered, only one place where we could have erred - back 
-at our sidling we must have taken a side-ridge, -which gradually veered east, while the track vent on north along the highest ground. Back, we went, along the crown of the ridge till we came to an extensive open top, the sort of place that 
-usually marks a junction of spurs. We swung west, the tension becoming unbearable - and in 3 minutes intersected (obviously) the main trail, The moisture I rubbed 
-from my forehead was not entirely due to the mist or my exertions ----. 
-"For the next day, when we crossed the serrated Narrow Neck of The Cross 
-Cut Saw, I reported. '​Rarely we glimpsed the Thurat-like spires which from the 
-shoulders rising fromWonongatta (Terrible Hollow) but mostly we were stumbling, mind-tossed,​ in moist fleeting cloud. 
-10  The Sydney Bushmalker August 1962 
-'We traversed the narrow, rocky, middle section, climbed Mount Buggary, 
-and dropped below the mist for the first time into a 4,600 ft. saddle. We could see the terraced slope of Et. Speculation looming ahead, it's upper 
-700 ft.. spiking the racing clouds. 
-'​Nearing sweaters for the 1000 ft ascent, we beat up into it. There 
-was almost an Everest-ish touch as one paused, bent against the gale, peering, 
-into obscurity. At 2 o'​clock we assembled on the summit cairn, and for the 
-first time it occurred to me it would be fun and games to find the small camp 
-site below the mountain - considering our battle to pick up Guy's Hut and Macalister Springs with a fair trail to follow. 
-'Well, the valley is NE of the mountain, so out with the compass again. 
-Try to steady oneself against the wind so that the needle settles: pick 'a ghostly snow gum in the right direction and march to it then again  ​ 
-We walked almost right onto the camping spot, with the next stage of track 
-leading north towards Mount Koonika.'​ 
-"After all that, I had another good spell, if you except a couple of - 
-occasions when I was trying to pick the right ridge down from MeMahon'​s Lookout 
-onto the Cox. You had to strike the ridge or you finished up over a cliff. Each 
-time the cloud began to disperse as the crucial part of the descent was reached. NO one mill worry about that place again, I fancy, since the valley floor is now 
-flooded 'by Warragamba. 
-- "​But.Huey turned it on again for me on my holiday in March '62 when I went out from the Sassafras Rd past Tianjara Trig, target Mount Talaterang. 
-"You know, Paddy Pallin once went to Mount Talaterang coming in from Milton and reported 'The view from Talaterang should not be mist. I wouldn'​t know: I didn't get that far. The morning was fine and bright, but -- 
-"About foUr hours from the Sassafras Rd, and maybe 2i - 3 hours short of Talaterang I was groping along with the SE mind on my left Shoulder blade',​ 'a .scraggy forestaine on myright. Visibility 50 yards - I t'​alkecl righteround 
-the north and then the west Slope of Mount Bushwalker without seeing it. Finally, at 4 p m. I Was at Gadara Point - l miles north of Talaterang, with a connecting saddle. 
-"​Finding a saddle seemed a faintly dirty joke, so.I camped in a patch of 
-dense scrub just back from the point, and spent thp night wondering (a) was I really'​ at Gadara Point? (b) assuming the morning was, fine, could I reach Talaterang 
- and still be back on the road the same evening? In between pondering this,' I dislodged a. few hundred little golden ants which emerged from' their nest Under my pack,​-pillow;​ fortunately a non-biting species. 
-"​Morning resolved it all - still closed in Pnd raining. I decided to cut my losses, get out and go on with a part of the trip that needed less visibility 
-August 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 11 
-So long. as T could find my way out After all, I still didn't know for sure I was*.ctiLG-adara. ​ 
  
-"​.'​.11*11? ​I. 'Was (ori.Gadata) and I did (find mymay). The process was rather like a billiard ball doing a series of cannons: I bounced from the Cliff-line overlooking the Clyde River to tile Cliff on the east of the plateau and by +'We saw the bald dome of Mt. Howett a few times before mist closed in again, and crossed a series of pocket-handkerchief snow plains. Each time the path disappeared in the grass, but popped up again, clear as a highway amongst the timber. 
-di/it 'of."going.NE and-N1AT, then NE again, I managed to go generally north, find the two vital saddles, and presently, taking far too long, the end of the Army road near Tiangara Trig. + 
- +'​Towards 4.0 o'​clock a couple of miles short of Macalister Springs, we crossed another clearing, and selected a good trail, sidling the east face of the range. Presently we came back to the top, __after__ outflanking the highest point. The track became rather obscure in some burnt scrub, and we halted - the mist blew apart for a moment to reveal a timbered ridge where the bare top of Howett should be. I dragged out a compass, all suspicious-like. Our north-bound ridge was now bearing 80 degrees. 
--"All the while it rained - sometimes heavily, and once I stood on a soaked hillside, watching the clouds eddy past; and-yelled at the top of my voice, "Huey you turn it oft". The profanity helped my spirits, but + 
-Huey took no heed. +'There was, I considered, only one place where we could have erred - back at our sidling we must have taken a side-ridge, which gradually veered east, while the track went on north along the highest ground. Back we went, along the crown of the ridge till we came to an extensive open top, the sort of place that usually marks a junction of spurs. We swung west, the tension becoming unbearable - and in 3 minutes intersected (obviously) the main trail. The moisture I rubbed from my forehead was not entirely due to the mist or my exertions ----. 
-4Fiale ​last legof my holiday trip - five days later - was a day jaunt up + 
-to Currockbilly from the Mongarlowe Rd. I just managed ​tobeat ​the clouds to the top - me from tha vest, the mist from the east. I bent over to look at the map -.and Bingo- the whole landscape was snapped up with whirling cloud wraith.+"For the next day, when we crossed the serrated Narrow Neck of The Cross Cut Saw, I reported. 'Rarely we glimpsed the Thurat-like spires which from the shoulders rising from Wonongatta (Terrible Hollow) but mostly we were stumbling, wind-tossed,​ in moist fleeting cloud. 
-"Just to have the satisfaction,​ I groped through the murk for a couple of hundred yards to reach the Trig point then went down very thankful that I had spiked pieces of paper on the shrubs as I climbed just in case - + 
-"Well now, after that ----- I I +'We traversed the narrow, rocky, middle section, climbed Mount Buggary, and dropped below the mist for the first time into a 4,600 ft. saddle. We could see the terraced slope of Mt. Speculation looming ahead, it's upper 700 ft. spiking the racing clouds. 
-"But Grandpa - from all your experience ​mtnt do you think one should do if a mist comes up?" + 
-"Well son, I would say sit,domn and let it clear."​ +'​Wearing sweaters for the 1000 ft ascent, we beat up into it. There was almost an Everest-ish touch as one paused, bent against the gale, peering into obscurity. At 2 o'​clock we assembled on the summit cairn, and for the first time it occurred to me it would be fun and games to find the small camp site below the mountain - considering our battle to pick up Guy's Hut and Macalister Springs with a fair trail to follow. 
-"But Grandpa, you didn't do that did you? Not at Guy's Hut, or at Cloud- + 
- ​maker ​or Talaterang?"​+'Well, the valley is NE of the mountain, so out with the compass again. Try to steady oneself against the wind so that the needle settles: pick a ghostly snow gum in the right direction and march to it then again ----- We walked almost right onto the camping spot, with the next stage of track leading north towards Mount Koonika.'​ 
 + 
 +"After all that, had another good spell, if you except a couple of occasions when I was trying to pick the right ridge down from McMahon'​s Lookout onto the CoxYou had to strike the ridge or you finished up over a cliff. Each time the cloud began to disperse as the crucial part of the descent was reached. No one will worry about that place again, I fancy, since the valley floor is now flooded by Warragamba. 
 + 
 +"But Huey turned it on again for me on my holiday in March '62 when I went out from the Sassafras Rd past Tianjara Trig, target Mount Talaterang. 
 + 
 +"You know, Paddy Pallin once went to Mount Talaterang coming in from Milton and reported 'The view from Talaterang should not be mist. I wouldn'​t know. I didn't get that far. The morning was fine and bright, but -- 
 + 
 +"About four hours from the Sassafras Rd, and maybe 2½ - 3 hours short of Talaterang I was groping along with the SE wind on my left shoulder blade, a scraggy forest line on my right. Visibility 50 yards - I walked right around the north and then the west slope of Mount Bushwalker without seeing it. Finally, at 4 p.m. I was at Gadara Point - l½ miles north of Talaterang, with a connecting saddle. 
 + 
 +"​Finding a saddle seemed a faintly dirty joke, so I camped in a patch of dense scrub just back from the point, and spent the night wondering ​(a) was I really at Gadara Point? (b) assuming the morning was, fine, could I reach Talaterang and still be back on the road the same evening? In between pondering this, I dislodged a few hundred little golden ants which emerged from their nest under my pack-pillow;​ fortunately a non-biting species. 
 + 
 +"​Morning resolved it all - still closed in and raining. I decided to cut my losses, get out and go on with a part of the trip that needed less visibility. So long as I __could__ find my way out. After all, I still didn't know for sure I was on Gadara Point. 
 + 
 +"Well I was (on Gadara) and I did (find my may). The process was rather like a billiard ball doing a series of cannons: I bounced from the cliff-line overlooking the Clyde River to the cliff on the east of the plateau and by dint of going NE and NW, then NE again, I managed to go generally north, find the two vital saddles, and presently, taking far too long, the end of the Army road near Tiangara Trig. 
 + 
 +"All the while it rained - sometimes heavily, and once I stood on a soaked hillside, watching the clouds eddy past; and-yelled at the top of my voice, "Huey you ..... turn it off". The profanity helped my spirits, but Huey took no heed. 
 + 
 +The last leg of my holiday trip - five days later - was a day jaunt up to Currockbilly from the Mongarlowe Rd. I just managed ​to beat the clouds to the top - me from the west, the mist from the east. I bent over to look at the map - and Bingo- the whole landscape was snapped up with whirling cloud wraiths. 
 + 
 +"Just to have the satisfaction,​ I groped through the murk for a couple of hundred yards to reach the Trig point then went down very thankful that I had spiked pieces of paper on the shrubs as I climbed just in case - 
 + 
 +"Well now, after that ----- 
 + 
 +"But Grandpa - from all your experience ​what do you think one should do if a mist comes up?" 
 + 
 +"Well son, I would say sit down and let it clear."​ 
 + 
 +"But Grandpa, you didn't do that did you? Not at Guy's Hut, or at Cloudmaker ​or Talaterang?"​ 
 "Look, son, you do what I say, not what I do." "Look, son, you do what I say, not what I do."
 +
 "But Grandpa, what if the mist sticks around for days. You can't wait, can you?" "But Grandpa, what if the mist sticks around for days. You can't wait, can you?"
-"Here, off to bed you young varmint. -- These kids - no respect for the wisdom of their elders at all:+ 
-Ron Kennealey departed for Queensland a week ago. 'He hopes to start +"Here, off to bed you young varmint. -- These kids - no respect for the wisdom of their elders at all!" 
-a refrigeration business in his old home town, Grenslopes, so if all goes well, it may be some time before we see, and hear, Ron again. Best of Luck, Ron. + 
-7 +---- 
-12 The Sydney Bushwalker August 1962 The Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia.+ 
 +Ron Kennealey departed for Queensland a week ago. He hopes to start a refrigeration business in his old home town, Greenslopes, so if all goes well, it may be some time before we see, and hear, Ron again. Best of Luck, Ron. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== The Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia. ​===== 
 Now here's a gang that really deserves your support. Cheap too! Just compare these rates for value. Now here's a gang that really deserves your support. Cheap too! Just compare these rates for value.
-Individuals 15/- per annum. Husband and wife 25/- per annum, students 2/6 per annum. Life membership is 7+ 
-This group adtively ​pursues the study of nature in the bush. Geology, geography, bird life, plants, animals - the works. Their next meeting is on Saturday, August 18 and is a field day at the Stony Range Flora Reserve, Dee Why Lagoon. The leaders are Messrs. A. Blombery and E. Gordon of the Stony Range Reserve Committee and Hr. J. Waterhouse. Under their expert guidance, +Individuals 15/- per annum. Husband and wife 25/- per annum, students 2/6 per annum. Life membership is £7. 
-an interesting day is assured. Meet at the entrane ​to the Stony Range Reserve, adjacent to Whittakers Timber Yard, Pittwater Road, Dee Why at 10.30 a m. Visitors welcome. + 
-The Society'​s main aim is to secure for future generations,​ Australia'​s +This group actively ​pursues the study of nature in the bush. Geology, geography, bird life, plants, animals - the works. Their next meeting is on Saturday, August 18 and is a field day at the Stony Range Flora Reserve, Dee Why Lagoon. The leaders are Messrs. A. Blombery and E. Gordon of the Stony Range Reserve Committee and Mr. J. Waterhouse. Under their expert guidance, an interesting day is assured. Meet at the entrance ​to the Stony Range Reserve, adjacent to Whittakers Timber Yard, Pittwater Road, Dee Why at 10.30 a.m. Visitors welcome. 
-wealth of fascinating flora and fauna. This is no easy tas]..7. ​under the pressure of a rapidly growing civilisation. + 
-As Bushwalkers,​ it goes without saying that you're interested in all things in the bush; well, most of them, anyway.' ​So lend your support to this very worthwhile cause. If you would like to join, as every bushwalker should, see your editor or write direct to - +The Society'​s main aim is to secure for future generations,​ Australia'​s wealth of fascinating flora and fauna. This is no easy task under the pressure of a rapidly growing civilisation. 
-The Secretary,​ + 
-Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, ​Afrs Thistle Y. Stead (Harris) +As Bushwalkers,​ it goes without saying that you're interested in all things in the bush; well, most of them, anyway. So lend your support to this very worthwhile cause. If you would like to join, as every bushwalker should, see your editor or write direct to - 
-14 Pacific Street,+ 
 +The Secretary,\\ 
 +Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia,\\ 
 +Mrs Thistle Y. Stead (Harris)\\ 
 +14 Pacific Street,\\
 Watsons Bay. Tel. FU1838. Watsons Bay. Tel. FU1838.
-SOCIAL NEWS+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Social News. === 
 Two most fascinating lectures will be given during the month of August Two most fascinating lectures will be given during the month of August
-. MALCOLM McGREG-OR - WILD FLOWERS". + 
-Mrs. McComish - WITH TIE PEARLING FLEET-." +Malcolm McGregor ​"Wild Flowers". 
-August 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 13 + 
-PLUMBING TROUBLES???. +Mrs. McComish - "With The Pearling Fleet"​. 
-DO YOU NEED - + 
-NEAT ROOFGUTTERING ​and DOWNPIPES ​?? +---- 
-OR DOES + 
-THE ROOF AND GUTTERING NEED RE-PAINTING ​?? +=== Plumbing Troubles??? === 
-OR. PERHAPS - + 
-A NEW WATER SERVICE OR HOT-WATER INSTALLATION ​??+__Do you need__ new roofguttering ​and downpipes?? 
 + 
 +__Or does__ the roof and guttering need re-painting?? 
 + 
 +__Or perhaps__ a new water service or hot-water installation?? 
 No job is too small - for any plumbing installations or alterations No job is too small - for any plumbing installations or alterations
-YOU NEED ROY'S '​FRIENDLY'​ PLUIBING SERVICE - + 
-CONTACT ROY CRAGGS ​in the..B.0 Club-rooms ​or contact Joe Craggs,Carpenter and Painter, 41 Rosamond Street, Hornsby, ​TelephOne,.JU2203 +__You need Roy's friendly plumbing service__. 
-REMEMBER ​YOU NEED ROY 'S FRIENDLY SERVICE ​!!! + 
-FOR ALL YOUR TRANSPCRT FROM BLACEHEATH +Contact Roy Craggs ​in the S.B.W. Clubrooms ​or contact Joe Crags, Carpenter and Painter, 41 Rosamond Street, Hornsby, ​Telephone ​JU2203
-CONTACT + 
-HATSWELL'S TAXI AND TOURIST SERVICE +__Remember__ ​you need Roy's friendly service!!! 
-RINGWRITEWIRE OR CALL - ANY HOUR DAY' OR NIGHT + 
-BOOKING OFFICE:. 4 doors rom Gardners Inn Hotel (LOOK FOR THE NEON SIGN+---- 
-SPEEDY ​5 or 8 PASSENGER CARS AVAILABLE LARGE OR SMALL PARTIES CATERED FOR + 
-FARESKANANGRA WAUS 30/-per head (minimum 5 passengers) +=== Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service. === 
-PERRY 'S LOOKDOWN ​4/- + 
-JESOLAN STATE FOREST ​20/- +For all your transport from Blackheath contact Hatswell'​s Taxi & Transport Service. Ringwritewire or call any hour day or night. 
-CARLON'S FARM.,. . 12/6 + 
-WE WILL BE PLEASED TO QUOTE TRIPS OR SPECIAL PARTIES ON APPLICATION +'PhoneBlackheath W459 of W151. 
-WM.; Blackheath w459 or W151 + 
-11 +Booking office: ​4 doors from the Gardners Inn Hotel (look for the neon sign)
-t1 + 
-"Has the wild music of the hills taught +Speedy ​5 or 8 passenger cars available. Large or small parties catered for. 
-us an undreamt depth in the stream of life?  Was it the song of the creek and the melting + 
- sno w, the breeze ringing the silver bells of ice +Fares: 
-on the snQw gum leaves"... c-fi + 
-There is snow oh the Alps, chaps  let's +  * Kanangra Walls: 30/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
-away and_PLough,a furrow across the unblemished +  * Perry's Lookdown: ​4/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
-PADDY PAWN +  * Jenolan State Forest: ​20/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
-Lightweight Camp Gear +  * Carlon's Farm: 12/6 per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
-201 CASTLE REACH St SYDNEY + 
-13M2685 +We will be pleased to quote trips or special parties on application. 
-August 1962 The Sydney ​Buehwalker + 
-COALUDING +---- 
-REPORT ?,-3F THE 1961 EXPEDL'​IGY TO THE CARSTENSZ + 
-MOUNTAIN; (71, NETHEaLkans LTINtT GUINEA - :Leader Colin Putt, +=== Paddy Made. === 
-As this rolte up 'the North wall has only been seen and not actually_ ​traversed, a' ​future expedition approaching fromthe Worth' ​should hold its 'carriers at Lake piscovery, while making sure of this route, (there ​ie still a slight possibility'that itmight ​be necessary to push on to the Bakopa and the Dajak pass, and then get the _climbing ​food and equipment packed as close' ​to the ice asappears,to..be safe for naked carriers. + 
-Cratford ​and TempIe'​then returned to 'their previous nights bivouac, and on the next day, the 27th, they moved three miles down the valley ​beloW the bivouac, to where the North-south ridges have lost much of their height and steepnessand cut across three ridges to retrn to the valley in whichowasothe: ​base camp. They arrived in camp at dusk, in heavy rain, to find that the air- - drOp had failed. +"Has the wild music of the hills taught\\ 
-On June 25, Cootier ​and Barfoot had set off down the left bank of the base'r camp stream and followed it down to its junction with the.Komaboe, ​They followed the left bank of the Kema'​boe hero already a large river, ​forotkuo ​miles,'before it began to cut into a gorge of increasing depthwhile the shelfabove thegorge ​began to Support ​thick scrub  ​Thay ​therefore sought ​_easier ​going on the rolling ​tidges ​South of thEPZemaboe, and camped the first night at a native hunting.. bivouac on one of the ridges just beyond ​'the stream which drains Lake Discovery. On the 26th they crossed the ridge to the North,-;West of Lake Discovery, and dropped into the large valley below the middle of the North wall From this point to the end of the ice-cap at the West end of thewall, the North-South ridges running out'​. ​from the wall are comparatively low. Cooper and Barfoot walked along below the full length of the North wall, less than a mile from the cliffs, although very. Steep and continuous the actual cliff is hero only a thoelsand:feet:​hight ​at the +us an undreamt depth in the stream of life?\\ 
--most. At the West end of the wall, thy found their way intotheBakopa.-yalley +Was it the song of the creek and the melting\\ 
- blocked by the ridge on side, this ,is, near the wall', a very.6teep, +snow, the breeze ringing the silver bells of ice\\ 
-high, jagged rock ridgei ​to cross it it would be necessa.:​Ey ​to move several miles +on the snow gum leaves.... ?" 
-to the North-East ​tothere ​it loses height and severity - this would involve travelling through ​thibk: ​scrubAfter taking ​pl lotographsCo,​oper ​and.Barfoot,.: retraced their steps to near theirfirst night'​s bivouac, where they l'ound amuch + 
-better camp under a rock overhang. On June 28, they returned to camp directiy. ​across the ridges, which although broken and scrubby in apoearance ​yielded ​-a +There is snow oh the Alps, chaps let's away and plough ​a furrow across the unblemished ​snow. 
-reasonably fast and easy route.+ 
- A   '​ . , +Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear
-At the base camb,.three boffiresof ​fern fronds ​were_prepared:​and thatched over to'​keeP ​them dr. Tuesday, the 27th, the day on whichDe Eroonduif votild ​probably try to airdrop, began ivithrain,.but this stopped-at 8 a m(o-and the sky + 
- cleared'​-eXeept'​for some scattered' ​cloudand a eloudee cpon:​tha ​snow mountains. +201 Castlereagh ​St., Sydney. BM2685. 
-At 9030 am, a twin,engined aircraft was heard, but not seen, well to the North of the Kemaboe river, and the signal fires were lit, Ey 9.45 the fires were beginning to fill the whole valley with smoke, and the plane, a DC3, was + 
-16 The Sydney Bushwalker August 1962 +---- 
-heard and seen returning on an Easterly course at an altitude of about 16,000 feet and ten to twelve miles North of the snow. It circled twice when almost due North of the camp, and disappeared toward Wamena. The failure to locate us and drop the supplies was largely due to the use of a + 
-large aircraft such as a DC3, as explained earlier, no other plane was available, but the chances of success without radio contact with the ground party and without ​srabre ​parachutes were slight in such rough country, partly covered by cloud. The detailed low-level search of the ground, followed by the drop from extreme +===== Concluding Report Of The 1961 Expedition To The Carstensz Mountains Of Netherlands New Guinea. ===== 
-low level with cloud covered mountains ​Close by, all at altitudes over 10,000 ft, woad be unjustifiably risky to such a large and clumsy aircraft. The weather ​Closed ​in again with heavy rain at 11 a mand remained very bad for the next day, no further attempt could be made to Airdrop, ​Our last rather forlorn hope of getting our supplies delivered had gone, but at least the flight had been made expeditiously,​ and the expedition had been saved the heavy cOst of repeated + 
-unsuccessful attempts. The re- a_to Ila a+Leader Colin Putt
-On the afternoon of June 28, both the reconnaissance parties having returned to camp, we went carefully through all our equipment and abandoned any excess weight which could possibly be sparedClothing and personal effects, medical supplies, and the climbing rope, tent fly, and the tent floor were left behindWe left on the morning of the 29th, carrying between forty and fifty pounds each, and with three and a half days full rations for a distancerwhich ​had taken five days on the inward journey. In fact, the return trip was done with ease in three + 
-and a half days because we short cut two detours which our native guides had made +As this route up the North wall has only been seen and not actually ​traversed, a future expedition approaching from the North should hold its carriers at Lake Discovery, while making sure of this route, (there ​is still a slight possibility that it might be necessary to push on to the Bakopa and the Dajak pass, and then get the climbing ​food and equipment packed as close to the ice as appears to be safe for naked carriers. 
-to reach good camp spots, and because were were able to walk longer hours as we were better equipped to withstand the cold afternoon rain than the carriers had been. le now began to cook on our small emergency reserve of kerosine, which saved a Vast amount of time which would have otherwise been wasted in trying to light fires with the local wood. + 
-During the whole time since we had left Ilaga, there had been unfailing cold rain or hail in the afternoon and at night, and usually in the mornings as well. On the return trip the cold began to be felt by all of us, because of the poor' ​diet and because our clothes and sleeping bags were by now saturated. However, the party arrived at Ilaga Mission at L. p m. on Sunday, 2nd July in good shape and just in time to contact the Mission Aviation Fellowship by radio and arrange to fly out to Marrena ​the next day as Back loading for planes which would be bringing Mission staff in to Ilaga. +Crawford ​and Temple ​then returned to their previous nights bivouac, and on the next day, the 27th, they moved three miles down the valley ​below the bivouac, to where the North-south ridges have lost much of their height and steepnessand cut across three ridges to return ​to the valley in which was the base camp. They arrived in camp at dusk, in heavy rain, to find that the air-drop had failed. 
-Titahelieu, the explorer and original discoverer of Ilaga, who was stationed at Ilaga during the Larsons'​ absence at the C,A.M.A. conference, made + 
-US welcome and provided us with food and accomodation ​for the night. On July 3 and +On June 25, Cooper ​and Barfoot had set off down the left bank of the basecamp ​stream and followed it down to its junction with the Komaboe. They followed the left bank of the Kemaboe here already a large river, ​for two miles, before it began to cut into a gorge of increasing depthwhile the shelf above the gorge began to support ​thick scrub. They therefore sought ​easier ​going on the rolling ​ridges ​South of the Kemaboe, and camped the first night at a native hunting bivouac on one of the ridges just beyond the stream which drains Lake Discovery. On the 26th they crossed the ridge to the North-West of Lake Discovery, and dropped into the large valley below the middle of the North wallFrom this point to the end of the ice-cap at the West end of the wall, the North-South ridges running out from the wall are comparatively low. Cooper and Barfoot walked along below the full length of the North wall, less than a mile from the cliffs, although very steep and continuous the actual cliff is here only a thousand ​feet high at the most. At the West end of the wall, they found their way into the Bakopa valley ​blocked by the ridge on its South-East ​side, this is, near the wall, a very steep, high, jagged rock ridge; ​to cross it it would be necessary ​to move several miles to the North-East ​to where it loses height and severity - this would involve travelling through ​thick scrubAfter taking ​photographsCooper ​and Barfoot retraced their steps to near their first night'​s bivouac, where they found a much better camp under a rock overhang. On June 28, they returned to camp directly ​across the ridges, which although broken and scrubby in appearance ​yielded a reasonably fast and easy route. 
-4 the whole party and its remaining equipment was flown out to Wamena, and at + 
-the same-time seven of our Tiome carrierswho had not been able to get home +At the base camp, three bonfires of fern fronds ​were prepared ​and thatched over to keep them dry. Tuesday, the 27th, the day on which De Kroonduif would probably try to airdrop, began with rain,.but this stopped at 8 a.mand the sky cleared ​except ​for some scattered cloud and a cloud cap on the snow mountains. 
-because of the fighting in the West Baliem, were flown to Tiome as back-loading. + 
-The Sydney- Bushwalker 17. +At 9.30 a.m. a twin-engined aircraft was heard, but not seen, well to the North of the Kemaboe river, and the signal fires were lit. By 9.45 the fires were beginning to fill the whole valley with smoke, and the plane, a DC3, was heard and seen returning on an Easterly course at an altitude of about 16,000 feet and ten to twelve miles North of the snow. It circled twice when almost due North of the camp, and disappeared toward Wamena. The failure to locate us and drop the supplies was largely due to the use of a large aircraft such as a DC3, as explained earlier, no other plane was available, but the chances of success without radio contact with the ground party and without ​some parachutes were slight in such rough country, partly covered by cloud. The detailed low-level search of the ground, followed by the drop from extreme low level with cloud covered mountains ​close by, all at altitudes over 10,000 ft, would be unjustifiably risky to such a large and clumsy aircraft. The weather ​closed ​in again with heavy rain at 11 a.mand remained very bad for the next day, no further attempt could be made to airdrop. ​Our last rather forlorn hope of getting our supplies delivered had gone, but at least the flight had been made expeditiously,​ and the expedition had been saved the heavy cost of repeated unsuccessful attempts. 
-flight from Wamena to Hollandia on the 4th July, we airdrop attempt in detail with the Chief Pilot, + 
-August 1962 +=== The return to Ilaga=== 
-On the De Kroonduif + 
-were able to discuss the Captain J. Vintges. +On the afternoon of June 28, both the reconnaissance parties having returned to camp, we went carefully through all our equipment and abandoned any excess weight which could possibly be sparedClothing and personal effects, medical supplies, and the climbing rope, tent fly, and the tent floor were left behindWe left on the morning of the 29th, carrying between forty and fifty pounds each, and with three and a half days full rations for a distance which had taken five days on the inward journey. In fact, the return trip was done with ease in three and a half days because we short cut two detours which our native guides had made to reach good camp spots, and because were were able to walk longer hours as we were better equipped to withstand the cold afternoon rain than the carriers had been. We now began to cook on our small emergency reserve of kerosine, which saved a vast amount of time which would have otherwise been wasted in trying to light fires with the local wood. 
-In Hollandia, we enjoyed the hospitality of the heqd of the Department + 
-of Indland Fisheries, Mr. J. De Vries, for five days before flying out to Australian New Guinea. +During the whole time since we had left Ilaga, there had been unfailing cold rain or hail in the afternoon and at night, and usually in the mornings as well. On the return trip the cold began to be felt by all of us, because of the poor diet and because our clothes and sleeping bags were by now saturated. However, the party arrived at Ilaga Mission at p.m. on Sunday, 2nd July in good shape and just in time to contact the Mission Aviation Fellowship by radio and arrange to fly out to Wamena ​the next day as Back loading for planes which would be bringing Mission staff in to Ilaga. 
-DAY WALKS + 
-SEPTEMBER ​12: Helensburgh - Wilson' ​Creek - Bola Heights - Burning Palms - +Mr. Titahelieu, the explorer and original discoverer of Ilaga, who was stationed at Ilaga during the Larsons'​ absence at the C.A.M.A. conference, made us welcome and provided us with food and accommodation ​for the night. On July 3 and 4 the whole party and its remaining equipment was flown out to Wamena, and at the same time seven of our Tiome carrierswho had not been able to get home because of the fighting in the West Baliem, were flown to Tiome as back-loading. 
-Otford. 12 miles. + 
-This approach from the Illawarra Railway to the Coast has not +On the De Kroonduif ​flight from Wamena to Hollandia on the 4th July, we were able to discuss the airdrop attempt in detail with the Chief Pilot, Captain J. Vintges. 
-been used for years. Something a little different. Could be scratchy in parts. + 
-8.42 a mWollongong train Central Steam Station to Helensburgh. Tickets: Otford return @ 7/8. MapPt. Hacking Tourist. Leader ​Jack Gentle. +In Hollandia, we enjoyed the hospitality of the head of the Department of Indland Fisheries, Mr. J. De Vries, for five days before flying out to Australian New Guinea. 
-SEPTEMBER ​9: Wahroonga - Gibberagong Creek - Bobbin Trig - Cowan Creek - + 
-St. Ives (Warrimoo Rd.) +---- 
-A walk through the Southern portion ​ofKUringai ​Chase. Some of the + 
-wildflowers,​ which abound in this region ​shouldbe ​in bloom. There +===== Day Walks. ===== 
-are some aboriginal rock carvings en route. + 
-8.40 a m. Horns-LT ​train via Bridge from Central Electric Station +=== September ​12: === 
-to Wahroonga. + 
-Rickets: Wahroonga return at 4/3 plus 1/1 bus fares Map: Broken Bay Military. +Helensburgh - Wilson'​Creek - Bola Heights - Burning Palms - Otford. 12 miles. 
-Leader: David Ingram. + 
-Bill Bourke and Ron Knightly are planning a week's walkabout in The Castle+This approach from the Illawarra Railway to the Coast has not been used for years. Something a little different. Could be scratchy in parts. 
-area, commencing on the October holiday weekend. Other starters welcome - first come, first served; numbers limited, No strenuous types, ​pleases+ 
 +8.42 a.mWollongong train Central Steam Station to Helensburgh. Tickets: Otford return @ 7/8. MapPt. Hacking Tourist. LeaderJack Gentle. 
 + 
 +=== September ​9: === 
 + 
 +Wahroonga - Gibberagong Creek - Bobbin Trig - Cowan Creek - St. Ives (Warrimoo Rd.) 
 + 
 +A walk through the Southern portion ​of Kuringai ​Chase. Some of the wildflowers,​ which abound in this region ​should be in bloom. There are some aboriginal rock carvings en route. 
 + 
 +8.40 a.m. Hornsby ​train via Bridge from Central Electric Station to Wahroonga. ​Tickets: Wahroonga return at 4/3 plus 1/1 bus fare. Map: Broken Bay Military. Leader: David Ingram. 
 + 
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 + 
 +Bill Bourke and Ron Knightly are planning a week's walkabout in The Castle area, commencing on the October holiday weekend. Other starters welcome - first come, first served; numbers limited, No strenuous types, ​please! 
 + 
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 If something'​s free, you can expect the bushwalkers to be in it. Thus, when the Sydney - Auckland telephone cable was officially opened in July, it wasn't long before Jack Hunter and Ron Knightly were having a chat "on the house"​. Jack, Joan and family are reported to be in good form. If something'​s free, you can expect the bushwalkers to be in it. Thus, when the Sydney - Auckland telephone cable was officially opened in July, it wasn't long before Jack Hunter and Ron Knightly were having a chat "on the house"​. Jack, Joan and family are reported to be in good form.
 +
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 +
 From "​Footprints",​ the journal of the Auckland University Tramping Club:- From "​Footprints",​ the journal of the Auckland University Tramping Club:-
-'What unthinking person would send a copy of "​Footprints"​ to I. Sydney ​B ushwalker? Well, there was no nasty reply and "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ came as usual!"​ + 
-18 ThcSidneiBushwalker August 1962 +"What unthinking person would send a copy of "​Footprints"​ to Mr. Sydney ​Bushwalker? Well, there was no nasty reply and "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ came as usual!"​ 
-' + 
-SCIENCE NATURALLY. Torch Batteries +---- 
-"​Choice"​ magazine, the journal of The Australian Consumers Association,​ (El per annum and the best quid's worth you'll ever get, apart from your + 
-subscription)' ​has recently investigated torchbatteries. The standard size cell (Size u) is available in 5 "​models",​ Eveready 950, Eveready D50, Eveready 1050, Winchester 1511 (Hong Kong) and the Lamina (Japan). Costs are respectively 2/8, 3/-, 3/6, 3/2 and 3/2.per pair "​Choice"​ tested these batteries with two different tests - +===== Science Naturally===== 
-10 Continuous discharge with 2.5 V Lamp, + 
-2. On hour a day 5 days per week(This represents more typical domestic use and is actually the British Standards-Test)., +=== Torch Batteries. === 
-Life of the 5 types under these two tests mere as follows -- + 
-Eveready 950(1) 2.8 hours(2) 131 hoursCost per hour 2.4d. Eveready D50 (1) 4.0 hours(2) 20 hoursCost per hour 1.8 Eveready 1050 (1) 7.2 hours.- (2) 25i hoursCost per hour 1.65 d. Winchester 1511 (1) 5;27.,hours (2) 17 hoursCost per hour 2.2 d. Lamina (1) 502 hours (2) 17- hoursCost per hour 2.2 d. +"​Choice"​ magazine, the journal of The Australian Consumers Association,​ (£1 per annum and the best quid's worth you'll ever get, apart from your S.B.W. ​subscription) has recently investigated torch batteries. The standard size cell (Size D) is available in 5 "​models",​ Eveready 950, Eveready D50, Eveready 1050, Winchester 1511 (Hong Kong) and the Lamina (Japan). Costs are respectively 2/8, 3/-, 3/6, 3/2 and 3/2 per pair"​Choice"​ tested these batteries with two different tests - 
-The Eveready 1050 despite its initial higher cost, represents best value for money. Note the amazing increase in life due to intermittent rather than amntinuous ​use. + 
-Smaller torch batteries are muchemere ​expensive to run costing about 1/- per hour on intermittent use. The Eveready 1050 was even cheaper to run than the cycle lamp size battery. (Eveready 701) and "​Choice"​ recommends the use of a torch using D size cells. +1. Continuous discharge with 2.5 V Lamp
-We can't leave this absorbing topic without pointing out that your home electricity costs about *per Kilowatt hourThe equivalent amount of power from a torch battery would cost E13 if you use 1050's and up to E150 if you use the baby Eveready 927s. So next tims3 you get your electricity bill, pleaSe! don't complain, + 
-Ferns' ​family secrets, +2. On ½ hour a day 5 days per week(This represents more typical domestic use and is actually the British Standards Test). 
-There is a three letter word that, by tradition does not appear in the SIN magazine. ​Wc511 that'​s ​0.TC and we can still cover this topic because ferns just don'​t ​hate any. They reproduce in a' ​very interesting,​ round-about may. + 
-On the back of the leaves appear rusty spots in neat rows. These are ' ​actually pockets ​fill of spores. When the pockets (calledTbori") burst, the spores fall to the ground where if conditions are right, ​ice, damp and shaded, they grow into a new plant, which is nothing like afern. It is called a prothallus and is actually a'small single leaf growing flat in the ground to which it is attached +Life of the 5 types under these two tests were as follows - 
-by fine hair-'-like roots. On the underside of the prothallus, male and female cells are producedThe male cells are released and move through the water to unite with the stationary female cells. They grow into a young fern plant. Next time + 
-+|Eveready 950|(1) 2.8 hours|(2) 13½ hours|Cost per hour 2.4 d.
-ugust 1962 The Sydney B ushwalker '19 +|Eveready D50|(1) 4.0 hours|(2) 20 hours|Cost per hour 1.8 d.| 
-you see a clump of fernsgrowing near a creek, have a poke around and you will probably-see the sori,​prothalli*on the ground and perhaps a young fern plant growing from a prothallus. +|Eveready 1050|(1) 7.2 hours|(2) 25½ hours|Cost per hour 1.65 d.
-The whole of the stem ofmost ferns plants is on or under the ground, ​aiid all you see are the leaves growing above the ground on long stalks.+|Winchester 1511|(1) 5.hours|(2) 17½ hours|Cost per hour 2.2 d.
 +|Lamina|(1) 5.2 hours|(2) 17½ hours|Cost per hour 2.2 d.
 + 
 +The Eveready 1050 despite its initial higher cost, represents best value for money. Note the amazing increase in life due to intermittent rather than continuous ​use. 
 + 
 +Smaller torch batteries are much more expensive to run costing about 1/- per hour on intermittent use. The Eveready 1050 was even cheaper to run than the cycle lamp size battery. (Eveready 701) and "​Choice"​ recommends the use of a torch using D size cells. 
 + 
 +We can't leave this absorbing topic without pointing out that your home electricity costs about 2½d per Kilowatt hourThe equivalent amount of power from a torch battery would cost £13 if you use 1050's and up to £150 if you use the baby Eveready 927s. So next time you get your electricity bill, please! don't complain! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Ferns' ​Family Secrets. ===== 
 + 
 +There is a three letter word that, by traditiondoes not appear in the SBW magazine. ​Well that'​s ​O.K. and we can still cover this topic because ferns just don'​t ​have any. They reproduce in a very interesting,​ round-about may. 
 + 
 +On the back of the leaves appear rusty spots in neat rows. These are actually pockets ​full of spores. When the pockets (called "sori") burst, the spores fall to the ground where if conditions are right, ​i.e. damp and shaded, they grow into a new plant, which is nothing like a fern. It is called a prothallus and is actually a small single leaf growing flat in the ground to which it is attached by fine hair-like roots. On the underside of the prothallus, male and female cells are producedThe male cells are released and move through the water to unite with the stationary female cells. They grow into a young fern plant. Next time you see a clump of ferns growing near a creek, have a poke around and you will probably see the sori, prothalli on the ground and perhaps a young fern plant growing from a prothallus. 
 + 
 +The whole of the stem of most ferns plants is on or under the ground, ​and all you see are the leaves growing above the ground on long stalks. 
 Where conditions are too dry for the spores to grow into prothalli, the fern can multiply by the stem growing sideways through the soil, sending up new leaves as it goes along. Bracken is a good example of this. Where conditions are too dry for the spores to grow into prothalli, the fern can multiply by the stem growing sideways through the soil, sending up new leaves as it goes along. Bracken is a good example of this.
-THE PEOPLE'S CAR  + 
-Xmas was still a long way off, and so Snow Drown was both surprised and pleased when he found a large package waiting for him at SBW clubrooms. +---- 
-A few minutes later, he was still surprised, but not pleased, + 
-If you ever get an eyeful +===== The People's Car. ===== 
-Of a fella with a rifle, + 
-And a bloodhound panting by his side, You can put your last pound down, That its none but our Boy Brown,+Xmas was still a long way off, and so Snow Brown was both surprised and pleased when he found a large package waiting for him at SBW clubrooms. 
 + 
 +A few minutes later, he was still surprised, but not pleased
 + 
 +If you ever get an eyeful\\ 
 +Of a fella with a rifle,\\ 
 +And a bloodhound panting by his side,\\ 
 +You can put your last pound down,\\ 
 +That its none but our Boy Brown,\\
 As vengeance he is seeking, far and wide. As vengeance he is seeking, far and wide.
-Where is the hapless youth. - With manners so uncouth? + 
-Who left the parcel, brown and square, +Where is the hapless youth\\ 
-Simply labelled "David Brown, Clubrooms, Sydney Town",.+ With manners so uncouth,\\ 
 +Who left the parcel, brown and square,\\ 
 +Simply labelled "David Brown,\\ 
 +C/- Clubrooms, Sydney Town",\\
 Just as though the wee folk put it there? Just as though the wee folk put it there?
-With shrieks of great delight, Urged on by all in sight, + 
-The mystery pack was very quickly peeled., +With shrieks of great delight,\\ 
-But a battered, broken vessel, That 'neath the bed should nestle, Was all the opened lid revealed. +Urged on by all in sight,\\ 
-But the cruellest blow of all Was very soon to fail +The mystery pack was very quickly peeled.\\ 
-As Boy Brown quickly scanned the message through. +But a battered, broken vessel,\\ 
-"​Although its got no pep in it, IfQyoucan ​only step in it, Then it must be that grey V.W."​ +That 'neath the bed should nestle,\\ 
-Au,n)i st 1962 +Was all the opened lid revealed. 
-po + 
-The Sydney B ushWalker FEDERATION REPORT ​JUNE'1962 +But the cruellest blow of all\\ 
-* +Was very soon to fall\\ 
-Lands Department, ​Application by the Boy-Scouts'​ Association for a lease of an area within the Heathcote Primitive Area. The Federation'​s representations will be considered together with all other factors. +As Boy Brown quickly scanned the message through.\\ 
-Annual Ball. All Clubs have not beencircularised ​and tickets will be ready shortly for distributioni +"​Although its got no pep in it,\\ 
-BushwalkerAnnual. Owing to the pressure of business, Geoff. Wagg has had to resign as Editor, but will continue on the Publications Committee. Mrs. D. B utler was elected in this stead. +If you can only step in it,\\ 
-Canberra Walkin ​and Touring ​Club has been accepted as an affiliated member of Federation. +Then it must be that grey V.W."​ 
-Search E..nd Rescue ​was alerted for two members of this club who had not returned from a walk on May 28They returned safely on May 29. On Sunday June 3, Mr. T. Watts was reported missing between Newnes and Glen Davis without any suitable gear. He was found by Mountain Trails Members on Monday 4, and taken  to the Newnes HotelIn the meantime, S 8c. R were on the alert and had gone as far as Hatoomba, as a preliminary to organising a search. + 
-S  ​R Demonstration Week-end, is set down for October 19-21 to be held on the same site as last year on the Colo River, if permission can be obtained. +---- 
-National ​Parks Association ​reported that a deputation to the Prime Minister was being arranged by interested bodies regarding the Primitive Area in the Koscuisko State Park, Georges_21172rIational Park between the Municipalities of Hurstville and Banksto-wn ​has come into being it consists of 500 acres, 200 of these being water area, 22EILEton_11221. A ski run is proposed by a Muswellbrook timber getter. Paul Barnes points out that the construction of such an amenity will involve cutting down the timber. ​LIEE2E12_2anst ​An additional strip, 20 chains ​vide, has been reserved along Bungonia Creek adjacent to the LimestonequarriesBlue Mountains National ​Park. 20,000 acres has been added in the Hungerford'​s + 
-..160.1a4.V.+11.410.1.. +===== Federation Report ​June 1962. ===== 
-Creek area + 
-Lots  ​Parish ​21131,1goz_Coun:​_tz_y Cumberland. All Clubs are urged to write to +__Lands Department__. ​Application by the Boy Scouts'​ Association for a lease of an area within the Heathcote Primitive Area. The Federation'​s representations will be considered together with all other factors. 
-the Lands Department supporting the proposal to add these blocks to the Garrawarra Primitive Area + 
-in Roads. Board. ​are reported to have rejected the Blue Mountains City Council'​s +__Annual Ball__. All Clubs have not been circularised ​and tickets will be ready shortly for distribution. 
-proposal to put a bitumen surface on the fire trail from King's Tableland to Warragamba Dam, + 
-Boyd Rack. Thanks were extended to the party who recently marked this route which is now easily followed. It affords access to the Colong Caves area. +__Bushwalker Annual__. Owing to the pressure of business, Geoff. Wagg has had to resign as Editor, but will continue on the Publications Committee. Mrs. D. Butler ​was elected in this stead. 
-WANTED ​- as an official record - one copy of The Sydney Bushwalker, No, 183 + 
-.M3M.1 +__Canberra Walking ​and Touring ​Club__ ​has been accepted as an affiliated member of Federation. 
-February 1950, + 
-August 1962 The Sydney B ushwalker 21 +__Search and Rescue__ ​was alerted for two members of this club who had not returned from a walk on May 28They returned safely on May 29. On Sunday June 3, Mr. T. Watts was reported missing between Newnes and Glen Davis without any suitable gear. He was found by Mountain Trails Members on Monday 4, and taken to the Newnes HotelIn the meantime, S R were on the alert and had gone as far as Katoomba, as a preliminary to organising a search. 
-MAX GENTLE + 
-On 14th July 1962, Max Gentle passed away suddenly at his home in Oatley at the age of 51. Max joined the Club in April 1929. He was essentially a solitary walker; he did many trips on his own and, in fact, it was not until he met Gordon. Stith - doing several trips with him - that he decided to join the Sydney Bushwalkers. Even then he very often walked many miles on his own, and cycled huge distances in this State and others. +__S & R Demonstration Week-end__, is set down for October 19-21 to be held on the same site as last year on the Colo River, if permission can be obtained. 
-As a bushman, a better man was hard to find and many were the successful Club and private walks conducted under his leadership;. After his return from interesting and usually unfrequented country, Max would + 
-sit down and write an article for "The Sydney Bushwalker",​ so that in future +__National ​Parks Association__ ​reported that a deputation to the Prime Minister was being arranged by interested bodies regarding the Primitive Area in the Koscuisko State Park. __Georges River National Park__ ​between the Municipalities of Hurstville and Bankstown ​has come into being it consists of 500 acres, 200 of these being water area. __Barrington Tops__. A ski run is proposed by a Muswellbrook timber getter. Paul Barnes points out that the construction of such an amenity will involve cutting down the timber. ​__Bungonia Gorge__. ​An additional strip, 20 chains ​wide, has been reserved along Bungonia Creek adjacent to the Limestone quarries__Blue ​Mountains National ​Park__. 20,000 acres has been added in the Hungerford'​s Creek area. 
-years, the information would be available to members wishing to traverse the area, a practice which could well be followed with advantage by present leaders. + 
-Max made no secret of the fact that he did not like rock climbing in high places, and yet he spent many hours on his own exploring the Kanangra and Gangerang areas, his name being perpetuated in GentLe's +__Lots 8-9, Parish ​of BulgoCounty of Cumberland__. All Clubs are urged to write to the Lands Department supporting the proposal to add these blocks to the Garrawarra Primitive Area. 
-Sheerdown and Gentle'​s Pass. He was a member of the original "​Tiger"​ group. + 
-Of all our bushwalking country the Colo River was his favourite, and +__Main ​Roads Board__ ​are reported to have rejected the Blue Mountains City Council'​s proposal to put a bitumen surface on the fire trail from King's Tableland to Warragamba Dam
-in 1931, in company with Gordon Smith, walked the length of the Colo River, with a 2 day side trip to Mt. Uraterer, the first and then fastest recorded trip by Bushwalkers in that areaAnother feat of his was -walking from Blackheath to Richmond down the Grose River in one day:- on his own. + 
-During the last couple of years, Max made infrequent visits to the Club, but was always assured of a warm welcome by his walking mates over so many years. He was also a member of the Bush Club and was to have led one of their walks on July 22.  ​+__Boyd Range Track__. Thanks were extended to the party who recently marked this route which is now easily followed. It affords access to the Colong Caves area. 
-Representatives from this Club and the B ush nub attended the burial service at the Methodist Section of the Woronora Cemetery. + 
- -  +---- 
-agINT BQKER + 
-t -+__Wanted__ ​- as an official record - one copy of The Sydney Bushwalker, No, 183 February 1950. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Max Gentle. ===== 
 + 
 +On 14th July 1962, Max Gentle passed away suddenly at his home in Oatley at the age of 51. Max joined the Club in April 1929. He was essentially a solitary walker; he did many trips on his own and, in fact, it was not until he met Gordon ​Smith - doing several trips with him - that he decided to join the Sydney Bushwalkers. Even then he very often walked many miles on his own, and cycled huge distances in this State and others. 
 + 
 +As a bushman, a better man was hard to find and many were the successful Club and private walks conducted under his leadership. After his return from interesting and usually unfrequented country, Max would sit down and write an article for "The Sydney Bushwalker",​ so that in future years, the information would be available to members wishing to traverse the area, a practice which could well be followed with advantage by present leaders. 
 + 
 +Max made no secret of the fact that he did not like rock climbing in high places, and yet he spent many hours on his own exploring the Kanangra and Gangerang areas, his name being perpetuated in Gentle's Sheerdown and Gentle'​s Pass. He was a member of the original "​Tiger"​ group. 
 + 
 +Of all our bushwalking country the Colo River was his favourite, and in 1931, in company with Gordon Smith, walked the length of the Colo River, with a 2 day side trip to Mt. Uraterer, the first and then fastest recorded trip by Bushwalkers in that areaAnother feat of his was walking from Blackheath to Richmond down the Grose River in one day - on his own. 
 + 
 +During the last couple of years, Max made infrequent visits to the Club, but was always assured of a warm welcome by his walking mates over so many years. He was also a member of the Bush Club and was to have led one of their walks on July 22. 
 + 
 +Representatives from this Club and the Bush Club attended the burial service at the Methodist Section of the Woronora Cemetery. 
 + 
 +---
 + 
 +===== Ron Baker. ===== 
 Old hands will learn with regret the passing on of Ron Baker a few weeks ago, at the early age of 39. Old hands will learn with regret the passing on of Ron Baker a few weeks ago, at the early age of 39.
-Ron joined the club about 1942 after much solo walking, mainly in the 
-Ku-Ring-gal Chase, his old home being on the-Chase fringe, at Wahroonga, where 
-22 The Sydney Bushmalker August 1962 
-the back fen was the boundary. He knew all the good camping caves so never carried. a "bent. 
-In his,​earlier'​club activities he joined in many heavy walkingtrips and did a share" Of'​canoeing:​ last,​bietrip was. a, Easter Oangerang- ​ 
-Tiwilla-Clear Hill walk with Alan Wilson, about 1957..'​His marriage Betty was another club romance and his two daughters are keenly appreciative of the bush.  As with most family club men, his'​malking. 
-activities tap6red Off as his home:​respohtibiliti:​es increased. More 
-recent indifferentchealth.Trevented.Ronfrom walking trips but nevertheless he enjoyed many car-camping outings with his family and other so-Situated. 
-club members and the N.PtA4 ​ We extend our sindere sYmpathy. to Betty, and his girls Rhondda and Robyh. - 
-" PATTERN :MALES. 
-At recent meetings,, the qUestioh,​6f:​test. walks has exercised -some 
-.   . . ,  
-members minds, and at the last meeting it was reSoIve-O*PUblish tbi:​s.4#:':​ 
-of walks, which were selected may back in 145 as tieing'​ representative..teStialks. One can imagine the argument and heartburning that went into the prepara:​biOht 
-of this list, so rather than 'go through all again, here. it is, 17 years: old, but sti.14.aPplicable. 
-Week-end walks (li days)  
-1, Bundeena, N.hrley, Wattamolla, Garie, Burning Palms f Bola '​Height,​ - Wlson'​s Creek, Helensburgh. 
-2. '​fBlackheath,​ GoVett'​s Leap, Blue Gum Forest, Grose River, Mt. Victoria, 3./​...Campbel,​ltown*,​ Minerva Pool (.Stokes. Creek):,​O'​Hare'​s Creek,, Pheasant'​s Creek, Wedderburn Bridge, Campbell-ix:​51m. ​ -, 
-Meek-end walks (2 days). . 
-1. ":​Icatoomba,​ Six Ft. Track, Gibralter Creek;Cox River, Tin Pot H41, Canons, Katoomba. 
-One Day Walks. 
-1. KUring-Gai, Crosslands, Beromra Creek, Fish Ponds, Hornsby. 
-2. Waterfall, Mt. Westmacott, Myuna Creek, Heathcote Creek, Scouters Mountain, Wbronora River, Sabigal Crossing, Engadine. 
-3. Waterfall, The Mill, Island Track, Palona Creek, Garie Trig, Era, Lilyvale, 
-4. Gordon, Roclw Creek, Middle Harbour Creek Cowan Creek, track to Sphinx, Cockle Creek, Wahroonga. 
-Despite a heavy casualty list, the reunion is npt classed as a test walk. 
- 
  
 +Ron joined the club about 1942 after much solo walking, mainly in the Ku-Ring-gal Chase, his old home being on the Chase fringe, at Wahroonga, where the back fence was the boundary. He knew all the good camping caves so never carried a tent.
 +
 +In his earlier club activities he joined in many heavy walking trips and did a share of canoeing. His last big trip was an Easter Gangerang - Tiwilla - Clear Hill walk with Alan Wilson, about 1957. His marriage Betty was another club romance and his two daughters are keenly appreciative of the bush. As with most family club men, his walking activities tapered off as his home responsibilities increased. More recent indifferent health prevented Ron from walking trips but nevertheless he enjoyed many car-camping outings with his family and other so-situated club members and the N.P.A. We extend our sincere sympathy to Betty, and his girls - Rhondda and Robyn.
 +
 +----
 +
 +===== Pattern Walks. =====
 +
 +At recent meetings, the question of test walks has exercised some members minds, and at the last meeting it was resolved to publish this list of walks, which were selected way back in '45 as being representative test walks. One can imagine the argument and heartburning that went into the preparation of this list, so rather than go through all again, here it is, 17 years old, but still applicable.
 +
 +__Week-end walks__ (1½ days) 
 +
 +1. Bundeena, Marley, Wattamolla, Garie, Burning Palms, Bola Height, Wilson'​s Creek, Helensburgh.
 +
 +2. Blackheath, Govett'​s Leap, Blue Gum Forest, Grose River, Mt. Victoria.
 +
 +3. Campbelltown,​ Minerva Pool (Stokes Creek), O'​Hare'​s Creek, Pheasant'​s Creek, Wedderburn Bridge, Campbelltown.
 +
 +__Week-end walks__ (2 days).
 +
 +1. Katoomba, Six Ft. Track, Gibralter Creek, Cox River, Tin Pot Hill, Carlons, Katoomba.
 +
 +__One Day Walks__.
 +
 +1. Kuring-Gai, Crosslands, Berowra Creek, Fish Ponds, Hornsby.
 +
 +2. Waterfall, Mt. Westacott, Myuna Creek, Heathcote Creek, Scouters Mountain, Woronora River, Sabigal Crossing, Engadine.
 +
 +3. Waterfall, The Mill, Island Track, Palona Creek, Garie Trig, Era, Lilyvale.
 +
 +4. Gordon, Rocky Creek, Middle Harbour Creek, Cowan Creek, track to Sphinx, Cockle Creek, Wahroonga.
 +
 +Despite a heavy casualty list, the reunion is not classed as a test walk.
 +
 +----
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