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-After leaving late from Sydney due to somebody'​s inability to read railway indicators, the Woziborn bucket arrived at Budthingaroo Clearing during the early hours of Saturday morning. The contents of the vehicle extracted themselves and upon finding a suitable nic curled up for limited sleep. Doone Wyborn was supposed to lead this walk. However, as Doone was working at Cootamundra at the time D. Finch was for some unknown reason elected leader. The rashness of this decision first became apparent at 5.30 a.m. Saturday morning when the aforementioned leader lit a fire, startedon breakfast and of course, expected everyone else to do the same. It was not use protesting and before long all of the party was up, with the exception of the Wyborns who lay in bed until five minutes before departure time and were then fifteen minutes late. Gerry Sinzig and John Powell rolled up at 8 a.m. just in time to help Rosso with his breakfast. Dot Butler had a bit of trouble sewing up a leaking flea-bag while the Pen sewed the only button back onto his shorts.+After leaving late from Sydney due to somebody'​s inability to read railway indicators, the Woziborn bucket arrived at Budthingaroo Clearing during the early hours of Saturday morning. The contents of the vehicle extracted themselves and upon finding a suitable nic curled up for limited sleep. Doone Wyborn was supposed to lead this walk. However, as Doone was working at Cootamundra at the time D. Finch was for some unknown reason elected leader. The rashness of this decision first became apparent at 5.30 a.m. Saturday morning when the aforementioned leader lit a fire, started on breakfast and of course, expected everyone else to do the same. It was not use protesting and before long all of the party was up, with the exception of the Wyborns who lay in bed until five minutes before departure time and were then fifteen minutes late. Gerry Sinzig and John Powell rolled up at 8 a.m. just in time to help Rosso with his breakfast. Dot Butler had a bit of trouble sewing up a leaking flea-bag while the Fon sewed the only button back onto his shorts.
  
 The first car finally rolled off at 8.15 and the second at 8.16 with all its doors open. The convey turned off the Kanangra Road along a fire trail at 056065 - after travelling along this trail for about one mile a junction was reached at 064079 (Kanangra L.D.) The first car finally rolled off at 8.15 and the second at 8.16 with all its doors open. The convey turned off the Kanangra Road along a fire trail at 056065 - after travelling along this trail for about one mile a junction was reached at 064079 (Kanangra L.D.)
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 After a couple more bombs the party arrived at the last abseil before the camp site for the night. The old manila sling from a trip early this year (1968) was still in the piton. It was replaced with a nylon sling. A few people climbed down the rope hand over hand while Dot climbed around a ledge, slid down a tree and arrived at the bottom in an avalanche of leaves, dirt and a cloud of dust. After a couple more bombs the party arrived at the last abseil before the camp site for the night. The old manila sling from a trip early this year (1968) was still in the piton. It was replaced with a nylon sling. A few people climbed down the rope hand over hand while Dot climbed around a ledge, slid down a tree and arrived at the bottom in an avalanche of leaves, dirt and a cloud of dust.
  
-The camp site was about 200 ydsfurther down the creek and was on an island in the creek. A convenient rock shelf for the fire with a 2 ft drop to grass for sleeping on, plenty of firewood and easy to get water made a very pleasant camp. Dirty people went for a swim. After tea a group centring around Rosso discussed some of the horror movies and told jokes. Most people went to bed about 9 pm while a small group went hammer and tongs until the wee hours. The three favourite topics each got a bash until the origin of the universe and the theory of evolution with religious overtones promoted some lively conceptions.+The camp site was about 200 yds further down the creek and was on an island in the creek. A convenient rock shelf for the fire with a 2 ft drop to grass for sleeping on, plenty of firewood and easy to get water made a very pleasant camp. Dirty people went for a swim. After tea a group centring around Rosso discussed some of the horror movies and told jokes. Most people went to bed about 9 pm while a small group went hammer and tongs until the wee hours. The three favourite topics each got a bash until the origin of the universe and the theory of evolution with religious overtones promoted some lively conceptions.
  
 The leader was up early at 5.15 - partly to the disgust and partly to the amazement of the party. The consequence was that an advance party moved off at 7.00 a.m. while the tail enders, Wyborns of course, moved off at 7.45 a.m. The leader was up early at 5.15 - partly to the disgust and partly to the amazement of the party. The consequence was that an advance party moved off at 7.00 a.m. while the tail enders, Wyborns of course, moved off at 7.45 a.m.
  
 After the usual run of small drops the party came to a large pool where the bombers bombed and the rest climbed around. Some people went up for a second bomb while super spoon climbed up a large tree trunk over the water with predictable results when she arrived at the moss covered section. Trundled off to the 215 ft fall marked on the Kanangra Sheet. It is possible to sidle this fall to the left. However, an abseil down to a low ledge was favoured. From the ledge a short sidle to the left and down through some scrub to the bottom where a large pool was used for cooling off while waiting for the end to catch up. Soon after this pool one more jump and then THE jump of about 45 ft. The rope was set up around a doubtful rock belay for use as a hardline by the less adventurous types who preferred to climb down instead of jumping. The Butler boys jumped and after some coaxing a few others followed. The really keen types went back for seconds. However, there weren'​t many of them. Then the real drama of the jump started. Lindsey and Margaret who had climbed down and had watched the jumpers from the warm rocks decided that it looked easy. It always does from the bottom. They climbed around the rocks and up the rope. Then they looked down. The Pen started pulling up and coiling the rope - a storm of protests when it was almost thrown over. Gerry, who was sun baking on a rock, became the custodian of the rope just in case the girls changed their minds. After the usual run of small drops the party came to a large pool where the bombers bombed and the rest climbed around. Some people went up for a second bomb while super spoon climbed up a large tree trunk over the water with predictable results when she arrived at the moss covered section. Trundled off to the 215 ft fall marked on the Kanangra Sheet. It is possible to sidle this fall to the left. However, an abseil down to a low ledge was favoured. From the ledge a short sidle to the left and down through some scrub to the bottom where a large pool was used for cooling off while waiting for the end to catch up. Soon after this pool one more jump and then THE jump of about 45 ft. The rope was set up around a doubtful rock belay for use as a hardline by the less adventurous types who preferred to climb down instead of jumping. The Butler boys jumped and after some coaxing a few others followed. The really keen types went back for seconds. However, there weren'​t many of them. Then the real drama of the jump started. Lindsey and Margaret who had climbed down and had watched the jumpers from the warm rocks decided that it looked easy. It always does from the bottom. They climbed around the rocks and up the rope. Then they looked down. The Pen started pulling up and coiling the rope - a storm of protests when it was almost thrown over. Gerry, who was sun baking on a rock, became the custodian of the rope just in case the girls changed their minds.
-After standing on the edge for five minutes or so a conversation between Margaret and Lindsay was after the style of - You go first then I will - No you go then I will - no you etc. Ten minutes of indecision. Then Margaret asks Pen to go first after bit of bartering he extracts a promise from Margaret that she will jump after him and a promise from Lindsey that she would try to. A second or two to balance on the edge, a jump, a splash, a head it's all over. Seconds pass. Margaret moves to the edge tenses it's now or never. It's now A falling body of blue and white with a golden streamer, a splash, a head, a short swim to the rocks and all eyes are on Lindsey leaning against the cliff. She moves forward to balance in mental conflict on the edge. Gerry finishes coiling tho rope. She relaxes and leans back against the cliff amongst shouts of encouragement and sighs of disappointment. Moving forward again, balancing on the edge, a hush, a jump and facial expressions of indescribable emotions - she descends into the ranks of the bombers. Gerry throws the rope to the Fon treading water in the middle of the pool. Then Gerry with a cry of Geronamo hops off his rock and into the water as if he were just getting into a bath. 
  
-A sidle and a slide down loose dirt around the next fall brought the party up to Joan who had missed out on the drama at the jumpAfter three or four easy miles around small falls and a fast rock hop behind Dave the party arrived at Kanangra River junction. A rest was declarod in the absence of any dissenters i.e. the leaderThen up the Kanangra Riverthrough Whalania Chasm to the slippery dip where lunch was hadThe pool at the bottom was not very deep and it was not possible to free slide all the way without killing oneselfAlasLeeRoss and John were determined to get slippery dip. They worked out system ​of sliding down head first with the rope twisted through a crab for a brake and a sling around our ankle attached ​to the crabFortunately it worked.+After standing ​on the edge for five minutes or so a conversation between Margaret and Lindsay was after the style of - You go first then I will - No you go then I will - no you etcTen minutes of indecision. Then Margaret asks Pen to go first after bit of bartering he extracts a promise from Margaret that she will jump after him and a promise from Lindsey that she would try to. A second or two to balance on the edge, a jump, a splash, a head it's all overSeconds passMargaret moves to the edge tenses it's now or neverIt's now a falling body of blue and white with a golden streamera splash, a head, a short swim to the rocks and all eyes are on Lindsey leaning against the cliffShe moves forward to balance in mental conflict on the edge. Gerry finishes coiling tho rope. She relaxes ​and leans back against ​the cliff amongst shouts of encouragement and sighs of disappointmentMoving forward againbalancing on the edge, a hush, jump and facial expressions ​of indescribable emotions - she descends into the ranks of the bombers. Gerry throws ​the rope to the Fon treading water in the middle of the poolThen Gerry with a cry of Geronamo hops off his rock and into the water as if he were just getting into a bath.
  
-The party moved on up the river about 1 p.m, with the Wyborns last as usualOn top of the big waterfall an afternoon tea break was declared in the absence of any dissenters ​etc.......After two hours the party moved off againAbout a mile further ​up a likely ridge was followed to the top. A bash through ​scrub then onto lush grass under tall timber ​to the fire trailA mile or so along the fire trail to the cars and the end of another mighty trip.+A sidle and a slide down loose dirt around the next fall brought the party up to Joan who had missed out on the drama at the jumpAfter three or four easy miles around small falls and a fast rock hop behind Dave the party arrived at Kanangra River junction. A rest was declared in the absence of any dissenters ​i.e. the leaderThen up the Kanangra River, ​through ​Whalania Chasm to the slippery dip where lunch was hadThe pool at the bottom was not very deep and it was not possible ​to free slide all the way without killing oneself. Alas, Lee, Ross and John were determined to get a slippery dip. They worked out a system ​of sliding down head first with the rope twisted through a crab for a brake and a sling around our ankle attached to the crab. Fortunately it worked.
  
-Mighty trippers ​in order of the length ​of their little fingers were : Alan Kerns, Ross Templeton, Leroy, John Kitchener, Lawrence Quaken, Joan Rigby ,Lindsey Gilroy, Margaret and Ross Wyborn, Dot Butler, John Powell, Gerry Sinzig, Don Finch, Dave Rostrom.+The party moved on up the river about 1 p.m, with the Wyborns last as usual. On top of the big waterfall an afternoon tea break was declared ​in the absence ​of any dissenters etc. After two hours the party moved off again. About a mile further up a likely ridge was followed to the top. A bash through scrub then onto lush grass under tall timber to the fire trail. A mile or so along the fire trail to the cars and the end of another mighty trip.
  
 +Mighty trippers in order of the length of their little fingers were : Alan Kerns, Ross Templeton, Leroy, John Kitchener, Lawrence Quaken, Joan Rigby, Lindsey Gilroy, Margaret and Ross Wyborn, Dot Butler, John Powell, Gerry Sinzig, Don Finch, Dave Rostrom.
  
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