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 Some rears ago (,quite soMe.yearseago in eact) the Sydney Bush Iliralkers Pzoduced a series,oa; p-ublications with-the _title The Bushwalker Annual",​ copies of 71.ich.elay'​be occasionally sighted either in the darkest depths Some rears ago (,quite soMe.yearseago in eact) the Sydney Bush Iliralkers Pzoduced a series,oa; p-ublications with-the _title The Bushwalker Annual",​ copies of 71.ich.elay'​be occasionally sighted either in the darkest depths
-of the Club archives.or'​in closely -guarded private ​c011ections. Such is the value of those unique ​Ittle,,​bockletsithaeowners. ​guard their possessions with jealousy and pride, refusing to part with their treasures for love or money, These ,​early-ssue-of "​The.Bushwalker Annual"​...are in.faot, collectors'​ iteees, presenting a valuable documentation of bushwalking history.+of the Club archives.or'​in closely -guarded private ​c0o1ections. Such is the value of those unique ​little booklets that owners ​guard their possessions with jealousy and pride, refusing to part with their treasures for love or money, These ,​early-ssue-of "​The.Bushwalker Annual"​...are in.faot, collectors'​ iteees, presenting a valuable documentation of bushwalking history.
 IT,hen the New. South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs was famed, tho rosp)nsibility for .publishing such literature as "The Annual"​ was IT,hen the New. South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs was famed, tho rosp)nsibility for .publishing such literature as "The Annual"​ was
 handed over by. this Club in line with the aims. and aspirations of Federation. The name "​Anrual"​ was dropped and the magazine became known simply as 'Tho -3uelieoaker";​ presumably because; it didn't come out every year. Some cr:cellent wrb was Ceoe...e by Feeration and some very worthwhile results were ELehicorec",​ r tably those issues under the editorship of Geoff Wags, Dot Butler, handed over by. this Club in line with the aims. and aspirations of Federation. The name "​Anrual"​ was dropped and the magazine became known simply as 'Tho -3uelieoaker";​ presumably because; it didn't come out every year. Some cr:cellent wrb was Ceoe...e by Feeration and some very worthwhile results were ELehicorec",​ r tably those issues under the editorship of Geoff Wags, Dot Butler,
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 Amongst those present were four completely new members - Maria Ce10- vic9 David Younger, John Atkins and Warren Doherty - while Keith Muddle collected the, symbols of membership which he had actually attained a couple of months befot.e. Amongst those present were four completely new members - Maria Ce10- vic9 David Younger, John Atkins and Warren Doherty - while Keith Muddle collected the, symbols of membership which he had actually attained a couple of months befot.e.
 The Half-Yearly Meeting'​s minutes aroused no comment, and in correspondence the only items of interest related to events that will be history before this is published, so - onward to reports, where the Treasurer pronounced for September an opening balance of $1419. We have now entered that time of the year when working funds usually go into a decline. The Half-Yearly Meeting'​s minutes aroused no comment, and in correspondence the only items of interest related to events that will be history before this is published, so - onward to reports, where the Treasurer pronounced for September an opening balance of $1419. We have now entered that time of the year when working funds usually go into a decline.
-Alan Pike, with aid from a few leaders, recorded how September'​s trips went, at least how 14 out of the 16 on the programme went. On the first week end Julie Frost had a trip in the Cox River - Megalong country: the Cox was flooded, but the walk poceeded ​with four people - other de- + 
-tails unknown. Starting Saturday morning Sam Hinde had a group in the Dharug Park area down from Wiseman'​s Ferry, looking at abo carvings and doing a little cave-dwelling. +Alan Pike, with aid from a few leaders, recorded how September'​s trips went, at least how 14 out of the 16 on the programme went. On the first week end Julie Frost had a trip in the Cox River - Megalong country: the Cox was flooded, but the walk proceeded ​with four people - other details ​unknown. Starting Saturday morning Sam Hinde had a group in the Dharug Park area down from Wiseman'​s Ferry, looking at abo carvings and doing a little cave-dwelling. 
-On the second week end there was Snow Brown'​s Kanangra-Kommung.Cox River - Paralyzer jaunt, which went to programme, and Was brieflrides- + 
-cribed ​by Dot Butler. Wilf Deck had a snow touring trip on the pro- +On the second week end there was Snow Brown'​s Kanangra Kommung Cox River - Paralyzer jaunt, which went to programme, and was briefly described ​by Dot Butler. Wilf Deck had a snow touring trip on the pro- 
-gramme and conditions were blizzardy,.curtailing the plans, and Sheila Binns had a party of four in Megalong, where the river was by now cross- able. There were two day walks, one ledby Bill Hall with 17 folk in the Waterfall-Otford area, while John Noble and party of five found rather overgrown conditions in the Tunks Creek country near. Hornsby. +gramme and conditions were blizzardy,​curtailing the plans, and Sheila Binns had a party of four in Megalong, where the river was by now cross-able. There were two day walks, one led by Bill Hall with 17 folk in the Waterfall-Otford area, while John Noble and party of five found rather overgrown conditions in the Tunks Creek country near. Hornsby. 
-Don Finch had an instructional in tlle Angorawa Creek territory next week end - he enthused over the bare rock shelves just above the Colo, but was less enthusiastic over the land holder ​-who built a fence across the trail while they were out on it - enquiries being made as to his entitlement to close it off. Again two day walks, with Jim Ca:laway + 
-.leading 13 in the Heathcote-Bundeena cross country, and Sam Hinde with at Era. +Don Finch had an instructional in the Angorawa Creek territory next week end - he enthused over the bare rock shelves just above the Colo, but was less enthusiastic over the land holder who built a fence across the trail while they were out on it - enquiries being made as to his entitlement to close it off. Again two day walks, with Jim Callaway ​leading 13 in the Heathcote-Bundeena cross country, and Sam Hinde with at Era. 
-For the final week end there was Keith Muddle'​s Kanangra-KowmungKanangra ​exploit, with one other starter. Owing to thick mist the return was via Gingra Range instead of the creek. Frank Taeker'​s ​GrOse River trip had seven people and the trip was slightly curtailed, but preserved as a test walk. Again two day walks in the rain, David Ingram in the very flowery land behind Wondabyne with party of 279 and Nan cy Alderson looking at historical rail and road formations at Glenbrook,​ + 
-Pa :e A THE SYDNEY BUBHWALKER November 1970+For the final week end there was Keith Muddle'​s Kanangra ​Kowmung Kanangra ​exploit, with one other starter. Owing to thick mist the return was via Gingra Range instead of the creek. Frank Taeker'​s ​Grose River trip had seven people and the trip was slightly curtailed, but preserved as a test walk. Again two day walks in the rain, David Ingram in the very flowery land behind Wondabyne with party of 279 and Nancy Alderson looking at historical rail and road formations at Glenbrook,​ 
 . . . .
 - With 17 po6Die ​ a grand total of 44 day walkers on a sousingly wet Sunday. - With 17 po6Die ​ a grand total of 44 day walkers on a sousingly wet Sunday.
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 for October 17-18. In relation to -bilis Keith Muddle said he considered for October 17-18. In relation to -bilis Keith Muddle said he considered
 this should have been shown on the walks programme - the last S & R Practice haa been poorly attended by S.B.W. this should have been shown on the walks programme - the last S & R Practice haa been poorly attended by S.B.W.
-Coming to general business, Kath Brown remarked.:that the present duplicator had, by all accounts, just about done its dash, and moved +Coming to general business, Kath Brown remarked that the present duplicator had, by all accounts, just about done its dash, and moved formation of a sub-committee to lock into purchase of a replacement. 
-formation of a sub-committee to lock into purchase of a replacement. + 
-The operator, Owen Marks, gave a heart-rending description of its deficiencies,​ and Wilf,Hilder supported the proposal, saying a very good new electric machine should be available at about $330, allowing for trade- in.. The ,​w;​.otion ​was carried, and the three speakers to the cause became the sub-committee. +The operator, Owen Marks, gave a heart-rending description of its deficiencies,​ and Wilf Hilder supported the proposal, saying a very good new electric machine should be available at about $330, allowing for trade-in.. The motion ​was carried, and the three speakers to the cause became the sub-committee. 
-David Ingram reminded us that some day, soon or late, redevelopment + 
-of Circular Quay would almost certainly mean the end of the present club +David Ingram reminded us that some day, soon or late, redevelopment of Circular Quay would almost certainly mean the end of the present club room. He proposed we ask the Nurses Association if they had any advice of when or how, and if they had considered obtaining alternative quarters including a suitable hall. This too was carried. 
-room. He proposed we ask the Nurses Association if they had any advice of when or how, and if they had considered obtaining alternative quarters including a suitable hall. This too was carried. + 
-Dot Butler reported having had a surveyor down at the Coolana +Dot Butler reported having had a surveyor down at the Coolana property, and having located the correct boundaries Unfortunately it proved ​some of the trees we had planted were in the middle of the designed 
-property, and having located the correct boundaries Unfortunately it Proved.some of the trees we had planted were in the middle of the designed +"road% -After further negotiation with our neighbour, Mr. Holland, an approach would be made to the Lands Department about the access route. ​ 
-"road% -After further negotiation with Our neighbour, Mr. Holland, anapproach would be made to the Lands Department about the access route. ​. + 
-To wind up, Don Finch recorded that he was revising the list of S R +To wind up, Don Finch recorded that he was revising the list of S R volunteers and helpers. Dot Butler said she had heard that Muogamarra ​Sanctuary, near Cowan, was closed temporarily,​ and we called the whole thing over at 9.25 P.M. 
-volunteers' ​and helpers,. Dot Butler said she had heard that MUogamarra ​Sanctuary, near -Cowan, was closed temporarily,​ and we called the whole thing over at 9.25 P.M. + 
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-November 1970 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER Page 5 
 ****************************Pat Harrison********4(************************* ****************************Pat Harrison********4(*************************
-Jim Dawso4Bob ​Younger, and I reached the camping flat on the Cudgegong River about 12 miles east of Rylstone at I0015pm on a clear moonlight night late in October, and we were in our bags and asleep when Frank Tacker, Bill Terpstra (The Flying Dutchman), and Charlie Barnes+Jim Dawson, Bob Younger, and I reached the camping flat on the Cudgegong River about 12 miles east of Rylstone at I0015pm on a clear moonlight night late in October, and we were in our bags and asleep when Frank Tacker, Bill Terpstra (The Flying Dutchman), and Charlie Barnes
 arrived about an hour later and woke us up; but we heard nothing when Bill Gillam, Helen Gray, and Tina Matthews arrived at some later and unknown hour. arrived about an hour later and woke us up; but we heard nothing when Bill Gillam, Helen Gray, and Tina Matthews arrived at some later and unknown hour.
 +
 By camping here we still had the best part of an hour's driving to By camping here we still had the best part of an hour's driving to
 do on the Saturday morning before we would be ready to begin the walk, but do on the Saturday morning before we would be ready to begin the walk, but
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 under a yellow tent which was crusty with frost as I went and moused him at 5.15am with the good news that we were moving off at 6.00am. He gave every appearance of getting out of bed, but ever and anon I had to call out to him from where the rest of us were having breakfast; and despite all this encouragement he was still snugly ensconced under his frost covered tent at 6000am, whereupon he made a very hasty and. breakfastless uprising to be away with us. He actually packed up while we were scrap- under a yellow tent which was crusty with frost as I went and moused him at 5.15am with the good news that we were moving off at 6.00am. He gave every appearance of getting out of bed, but ever and anon I had to call out to him from where the rest of us were having breakfast; and despite all this encouragement he was still snugly ensconced under his frost covered tent at 6000am, whereupon he made a very hasty and. breakfastless uprising to be away with us. He actually packed up while we were scrap-
 ing the ice from car windows co that we could see where to go. ing the ice from car windows co that we could see where to go.
-When we reached Nullo Mountain we had to spend some time in placing + 
-the vehicles where we would need them after the walk, and it was during +When we reached Nullo Mountain we had to spend some time in placing the vehicles where we would need them after the walk, and it was during this time that Bill attended to his breakfast. At 8.45am all the preliminaries had been completed and we began the walk along the Widden Fire Trail from the front gate of The Range. An hour's walking brought us to a property that was surrounded by 8feet high double wirebetting ​fences, and another hour after that brought us to a good hut in a clearing. This hut was clean, it had a large fireplace, two beds and mattresses, a tank, and a verandah, and it would be a wonderful place to spend a snowy day looking out at the view. Between this hut and The Range we had caught tantalising glimpses of the rugged and dissected sandstone country around Widden, and soon after leaving the hut the trail took a switchback ​course through the escarpment and dived down to the bed of Myrtle Creek. 
-this time that Bill attended to his breakfast. At 8.45am all the preliminaries had been completed and we began the walk along the Widden Fire Trail from the front gate of The Range. An hour's walking brought us to a property that was surrounded by 8feet high doublewirebetting ​fences, and another hour after that brought us to a good hut in a clearing. This hut was clean, it had a large fireplace, two beds and mattresses, a tank, and a verandah, and it would be a wonderful place to spend a snowy day looking out at the view. Between this hut and The Range we had caught tantalising glimpses of the rugged and dissected sandstone country around Widden, and soon after leaving the hut the trail took a zwitbhback ​course through the escarpment and dived down to the bed of Myrtle Creek. +
-.Pge6 THE SYDNEY BVSHWALKER+
 November 1970 November 1970
 Once in the creek ,:the track..dodged.back.and forth, sometimes keeping close to the creek.and.S-ametiMes sidling high when the bed of the creek narrowedand,​was .enolosed,,,​v,​R...w4ils. that '​formed canyons. The creek had a good flow'​.oi4Water -Whi-c-ia,:​went underground from time to time and we anticipated no trouble: in finding a good pool downstream, so we decided to have lanch at the-first good spot we found after 1 O'​clock. Well, we found. miles of good spots after 12o'​clock but by this time we were .right down to the valley floor and the creek was as dry as a bone. We Once in the creek ,:the track..dodged.back.and forth, sometimes keeping close to the creek.and.S-ametiMes sidling high when the bed of the creek narrowedand,​was .enolosed,,,​v,​R...w4ils. that '​formed canyons. The creek had a good flow'​.oi4Water -Whi-c-ia,:​went underground from time to time and we anticipated no trouble: in finding a good pool downstream, so we decided to have lanch at the-first good spot we found after 1 O'​clock. Well, we found. miles of good spots after 12o'​clock but by this time we were .right down to the valley floor and the creek was as dry as a bone. We
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 we were close to the Great Divide. The watershed between Myrtle and Emu Creeks provided very spectacular scenery, one pinnacle in, particular being for all the world like one of the spires in the WarruMbunblges. we were close to the Great Divide. The watershed between Myrtle and Emu Creeks provided very spectacular scenery, one pinnacle in, particular being for all the world like one of the spires in the WarruMbunblges.
 We sat around for more than an hour in this vicinity, enjoying the views, while we waited for the tailenders to arrive. Charlie'​s feet were giving him trouble and I suggested that he not complete the route but either return the same way or go down the valley and catch a ride toDenman, but he declined and said he wanted to do the walk., We sat around for more than an hour in this vicinity, enjoying the views, while we waited for the tailenders to arrive. Charlie'​s feet were giving him trouble and I suggested that he not complete the route but either return the same way or go down the valley and catch a ride toDenman, but he declined and said he wanted to do the walk.,
 +
 However, the tail had slowed to a crawl as we rounded the bend into Widden Brook and we spent another half an hour guzzling sweet brown windmill water as we got the party together again. Has anyone ever had a sweeter or more pleasant drink than windmill water, with the sails of the windmill making music as they pump the water into the tank? However, the tail had slowed to a crawl as we rounded the bend into Widden Brook and we spent another half an hour guzzling sweet brown windmill water as we got the party together again. Has anyone ever had a sweeter or more pleasant drink than windmill water, with the sails of the windmill making music as they pump the water into the tank?
-A little later we passed through the wellkept ​Baramul Stud Farm, and not far beyond this delightful property we made camp on the lush:, bank of Widde,​n ​Brook under a grove of sapling SheOaks. The scenery around these parts is tremendous, and there was one massive bluff down valley that towered above the plateau and seemed sheer for hundreds of foe-b. + 
-November 1970 -THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER.-. Page 7 +A little later we passed through the well kept Baramul Stud Farm, and not far beyond this delightful property we made camp on the lush bank of Widden ​Brook under a grove of sapling SheOaks. The scenery around these parts is tremendous, and there was one massive bluff down valley that towered above the plateau and seemed sheer for hundreds of foe-b. 
-The day had been glorious, the night was glorious with moonlight later, and at 7.00lom ​I rolled out in my bag under the She-Oaks after arranging to start walking at 6.00am on Sunday. Oh! well! the best-laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley (as that well-known Scotsman once remarked), and little did I know what was in store for the morrow. + 
-Bob Younger was up at 5.00am and had the fire alight in a twinkling+The day had been glorious, the night was glorious with moonlight later, and at 7am I rolled out in my bag under the She-Oaks after arranging to start walking at 6.00am on Sunday. Oh! well! the best-laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley (as that well-known Scotsman once remarked), and little did I know what was in store for the morrow. 
-and at 6000am ​sharp we started moving up the valley in twos and threes. + 
-'Widden Valley is the most beautiful place imaginable. It is a land of +Bob Younger was up at 5.00am and had the fire alight in a twinkling and at 6am sharp we started moving up the valley in twos and threes. 
-well-kept stud farms surrounded by level paddocks of lucerne and barley + 
-and rye and the other nourishment that thoroughbred horses need, and in the centre of all this beauty the Brook winds its way between tree-lined banks, with mares and foals gambolling and frisking all around. Who +Widden Valley is the most beautiful place imaginable. It is a land of well-kept stud farms surrounded by level paddocks of lucerne and barley and rye and the other nourishment that thoroughbred horses need, and in the centre of all this beauty the Brook winds its way between tree-lined banks, with mares and foals gambolling and frisking all around. Who could get lost in Widden Valley? Consequently when we stopped after a couple of hours to assemble the party I wasn't worried when a count of skulls showed that Bill, Helen, and Charlie were missing, but a little later when Bill and Helen disembarked ​from a motor car on the other side of the Brook and said that they had not passed Charlie (although Charlie had left camp before them) I began to revise ​my opinion as to whether anyone could get lost in Widden Valley. 
-could get lost in Widden Valley? Consequently when we stopped after a couple of hours to assemble the party I wasn't worried when a count of skulls showed that Bill, Helen, and Charlie were missing, but a little later when Bill and Helen disembarded ​from a motor car on the other side of the Brook and said that they had not passed Charlie (although Charlie + 
-had left camp before them) I began to revise ​dy opinion as to whether +Bob and Helen took up a vantage point whence they commanded a view up and dawn the valley, the others lit a fire and boiled the billy, and I spent an hour and a half walking back down the valley calling out and looking for Charlie, but he was nowhere to be seen. There was a chap mowing lucerne but he said he had not seen Charlie; however, I left a message with him for Charlie where to find us and then I walked back up the valley to rejoin the others. Perhaps you can imagine my dark thoughts as I ambled back. I had executed Charlie in about three hundred different ways by the time I got back. Last year the English slowed us down on Pomany and we didn't get into Widden and here they were at it again and it seemed that we wouldn'​t ​get out of Widden. Well, I had different ideas. Bill did not have to go to work until Tuesday, Helen and Tina were housewives and their husbands could spare them for another day, so they very generously agreed to stay in the valley, alert the farmers, find Charlie, and bring him out on Monday. 
-anyone could get lost in Widden Valley. + 
-Bob and Helen took up a vantage point whence they commanded a view up and dawn the valley, the others lit a fire and boiled the billy, and I sioent ​an hour and a half walking back down the valley calling out and looking for Charlie, but he was nowhere to be seen. There was a chap +After this slight delay of more than three hours (what price early rising after this?) The Flying Dutchman, Bob, Frank, Jim, and I ret out up the valley to Hool 'Em Boy Creek, after assuring Bill that we would make a cairn at the foot of our exit route, which was the spur on the Nullo side of Hool 'Em Boy. The ramparts of Widden seem impregnable generally and there really aren't many ways out, but this is :Cale that looks the only '​goer'​ in twenty miles-there are others, but they don't look as
-mowing lucerne but he aaid he had not seen Charlie; however, I left a message with him for Charlie where to find us and then I walked back up the valley to rejoin the others. Perhaps you can imagine my dark thoughts as I ambled back. I had executed Charlie in about three hundred different ways by the time I got back. Last year the English slowed us down on Pomany and we didn't get into Widden and here they were at it again and it seemed that we wouldn7t ​get out of Widden. Well, I had different ideas. Bill did not have to go to work until_Tuesday, Helen ano Tina were housewives and their husbands could spare them for another day, so they very generously agreed to stay in the valley, alert the farmers, find Charlie, and bring him out on Monday. +
-After this slight delay of more than three hours (what price early +
-rising after this?) The Flying Dutchman, Bob, Frank, Jim, and I ret out up the valley to Hool 'Em Boy Creek, after assuring Bill that we would +
-make a cairn at the foot of our exit route, which was the spur on the Nullo side of Hool 'Em Boy. The ramparts.of Widden seem impregnable generally and there really aren't many ways out, but this is :Cale that looks the only '​goer'​ in twenty miles-there are others, but they don't look as+
 promising as this one. The spur provided good fast going to the first pinnacle, then a drop to the galD between the first and second pinnacles, then a scramble up a narrow gully, and finally a scramble around a e small tree providing a good hold. promising as this one. The spur provided good fast going to the first pinnacle, then a drop to the galD between the first and second pinnacles, then a scramble up a narrow gully, and finally a scramble around a e small tree providing a good hold.
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 When we reached the top a cold rain began to fall. Jim Brown had been out to Pomany the week before and he had warned me that a big snowfall in September had broken a lot of branches off the trees and these When we reached the top a cold rain began to fall. Jim Brown had been out to Pomany the week before and he had warned me that a big snowfall in September had broken a lot of branches off the trees and these
-had obliterated the neververygood ​Pomany Track; consequently I made +had obliterated the never very good Pomany Track; consequently I made no attempt to find the track at the top but trudged on shirtless and hatless through the prickly scrub, receiving an icy shower every time we bumped a bush. It was at last a pleasant sight to see the basalt ​boulders ​underfoot and the big trees overhead ​and to be rid of the sandstone. 
-no attempt to find the track at the top but trudged on shirtless and + 
-hatless through the prickly scrub, receiving an icy shower every time we bumped a bush. It was at last a pleasant sight to see the basalt ​boul- +After reaching Jim's car in drizzling rain we then had the tedious task of driving miles across slippery paddocks and bringing back Helen's Kombi so that she and Bill and Tina could get out (Charlie'​s car was 
-ders underfoot and the big trees overhead ​ana to be rid of the sandstone. +here of course, but on Sunday afternoon it seemed probable that after he was found Bill would have to climb the ridge, get the Kombi, then drive around through the Bylong Valley and up Widden Valley if Charlie were unable to walk out). 
-After reaching Jim's car in drizzling rain we then had the tedious task of driving miles across slippery paddocks and bringing back Helen'sKombi ​so that she and Bill and Tina could get out (Charlie'​s car was + 
-here of course, but on Sunday afternoon it 'seemed probable that after +Well, we got home about 2.00am on Monday morning and after making a couple of phone calls to allay the fears of worried spouses and soaking Nullo'​s red mud off me in a hot bath I fell into bed for a few hours' sleep. 
-he was found Bill would have to climb the ridge, get the Kombi, then drive around through the Bylong Valley and up Widden Valley if Charlie were unable to walk out). + 
-Well, we got hole about 2.00am on Monday morning and after making a +And Charlie? Would you believe, he walked up the valley past us where we sent over three hours looking for him and he went up as far as the exit spur, then he walked back dawn tho valley past the five 
-couple of phone calls to allay the fears of worried spouses and soaking Nullo'​s red mud off me in a hot bath I fell into bed for a few hours' sleep. +of us who came out on Sunday, and he didn'​t ​see or hear us. He finally turned up at a farm house and was told where Bill was camped ​and rejoined him at 7.30pm. 
-And Charlie? Would you believe, he walked up the valley past us + 
-where we sent ove2 three hours looking for him and he went up as far as the exit spur, then he walked back dawn tho valley past the five +Widden is such a beautiful Place, but something always happens. Apart from this year's trip and last year's trip, I can recall reaching the junction of Red Creek and Widden ​Book in the dark from Kerry and Coricudssy with an unknown route ahead next day via Pinchgut and WE. worril to reach the car at the Sawmill, and another time when it took all afternoon to get off Mt. Cond. into Widden by dark, with a probe next day for a way out----that was how the spur at Hool 'Em Boy was found, the only one that really looks a '​goer'​ in twenty miles of ram- -Parted valley. And next year? Who's coming? 
-of us who came out on Sunday, and he didn'​t ​sea or hear us. He finally turned up at a farm house and was told where Bill was Camped ​and rejoined him at 7.30pm0 + 
-Widden is such a beautiful Place, but something always happens. Apart from this year's trip and last year's trip, I dan recall reaching the junction of Red Creek and Wiaden ​Book in the dark from Kerry and Coricudssy with an unknown route ahead next day via Pinchgut and WE. worril to reach the car at the Sawmill, and another time when it took all afternoon to get off Mt. Cond. into Widden by dark, with a probe next day for a way out----that was how the spur at Hod l 'Em Boy was found, the only one that really looks a '​goer'​ in twenty miles of ram- -Parted valley. And next year? Who's coming? +
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 A COUPLE OF GEMS FROM DAVID COTTON ON HIS BEE TRIP  A COUPLE OF GEMS FROM DAVID COTTON ON HIS BEE TRIP 
 "​People who have bees in their bonnet'​s,​ generally don't have sufficient to pollenate the fruits of their minds."​ "​People who have bees in their bonnet'​s,​ generally don't have sufficient to pollenate the fruits of their minds."​
 "Honey is like women; too much makes you sick." "Honey is like women; too much makes you sick."
  
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 *************xxx**************Baitara Bruoe******************************* *************xxx**************Baitara Bruoe*******************************
 It happened on Sunday, 8th November, when the clouds were mostly - grey, but the sun managed to sneak through for a while about midmorning, It happened on Sunday, 8th November, when the clouds were mostly - grey, but the sun managed to sneak through for a while about midmorning,
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