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 Every ten miles or so we would come across giant colonies of flying foxes hanging upside down in the paperbarks. As we went by they would leave their roost and turn the sky black and settle in another tree about half a mile further down. Sometimes we would see the same group four or five times before they decided to head back upstream. Bird life was very good - cockatoos, galahs, cranes, ibises, spoonbills, eagles, pelicans, ducks, waterhens, etc, and Marco spent a lot of his time until his camera was wrecked at the St. George weir, perched on the front of the canoe taking pictures. Every now and again we would stop at a homestead and find out where we were and often they would feed us up with lots of goodies. Once we even had a fortnight'​s supply of fruit, which was much appreciated. Every ten miles or so we would come across giant colonies of flying foxes hanging upside down in the paperbarks. As we went by they would leave their roost and turn the sky black and settle in another tree about half a mile further down. Sometimes we would see the same group four or five times before they decided to head back upstream. Bird life was very good - cockatoos, galahs, cranes, ibises, spoonbills, eagles, pelicans, ducks, waterhens, etc, and Marco spent a lot of his time until his camera was wrecked at the St. George weir, perched on the front of the canoe taking pictures. Every now and again we would stop at a homestead and find out where we were and often they would feed us up with lots of goodies. Once we even had a fortnight'​s supply of fruit, which was much appreciated.
  
-One day we found an echnidna ​swimming across the river. He was travelling very slowly so we decided to take him in. That night I heard a scratching at the canoe. I wondered what it was and then I realised I hadn't let the echidna out. I got out of my mosquito-proof tent and went over and with a paddle tried to get him out of the canoe. Meanwhile I was having trouble staying on the ground as the mosquitoes were just about carrying me up into the sky. The echidna wedged himself under the seat and I had lost three litres of blood so I decided he could stay there until the morning and went back to bed. Next morning I had to sink the canoe before I could get him out.+One day we found an echidna ​swimming across the river. He was travelling very slowly so we decided to take him in. That night I heard a scratching at the canoe. I wondered what it was and then I realised I hadn't let the echidna out. I got out of my mosquito-proof tent and went over and with a paddle tried to get him out of the canoe. Meanwhile I was having trouble staying on the ground as the mosquitoes were just about carrying me up into the sky. The echidna wedged himself under the seat and I had lost three litres of blood so I decided he could stay there until the morning and went back to bed. Next morning I had to sink the canoe before I could get him out.
  
 This country is very flat, whereas the country up till now was not so flat. We had been used to the river rising about 1 ft. overnight, so when we were looking for a campsite we wanted something at least one or two feet above the river level. We travelled for miles and miles and the highest bit of land was only 6 inches above river level, so well into the night we decided 6 inches would just have to do. It turned out quite O.K. as the river now was spreading out and not up; the locals reckoned a 12 ft. rise at St. George would only cause a 3 or 4 inch rise where they were. This country is very flat, whereas the country up till now was not so flat. We had been used to the river rising about 1 ft. overnight, so when we were looking for a campsite we wanted something at least one or two feet above the river level. We travelled for miles and miles and the highest bit of land was only 6 inches above river level, so well into the night we decided 6 inches would just have to do. It turned out quite O.K. as the river now was spreading out and not up; the locals reckoned a 12 ft. rise at St. George would only cause a 3 or 4 inch rise where they were.
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 __7 p.m. sharp__ __7 p.m. sharp__
  
-All you dancers who enjoyed the Scottish Folk Dancing evening in September (and that was everyone) - we offer you one hour's worth of folk dancing per favour of the Kameruka Club (Brydon Allen is the experienced ​mastro ​- he's got the goods).+All you dancers who enjoyed the Scottish Folk Dancing evening in September (and that was everyone) - we offer you one hour's worth of folk dancing per favour of the Kameruka Club (Brydon Allen is the experienced ​maestro ​- he's got the goods).
  
 Come and get the blood coursing in your veins before sitting down to a couple of hours' earbash at the General Meeting. This is an experiment. If you like it we can make it a regular thing. Get-togethers with other clubs are to be encouraged. Be there! Come and get the blood coursing in your veins before sitting down to a couple of hours' earbash at the General Meeting. This is an experiment. If you like it we can make it a regular thing. Get-togethers with other clubs are to be encouraged. Be there!
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 In "​Correspondence"​ we heard that the transfer of property to provide an easement for an electricity line across a section of Coolana had been signed by the Trustees and was now going to the Solicitor. The Treasurer'​s account showed our bread-and-butter funds to be $1784 at the close of August. In "​Correspondence"​ we heard that the transfer of property to provide an easement for an electricity line across a section of Coolana had been signed by the Trustees and was now going to the Solicitor. The Treasurer'​s account showed our bread-and-butter funds to be $1784 at the close of August.
  
-No doubt the matters mentioned in the Federation report will have been covered by the bulletin which accompanied the September magazine, but there was one question which arose from an advice that the people now re-developing Yerranderie were asking for more direct road access - probably via Burragorang. We debated this and concluded we should tell Fedarmtion ​we were opposed to construction of a new road, or the opening to general traffic of the Water Board'​s access route. Alex Colley remarked on revived interest in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park project, with various bodies urging establishment of reserves around Bindook, on the Nattai Tableland, and the N.P.A. seeking the region north of the Colo River. Peter Scandrett commented on growing interest in bush parklands by the National Trust.+No doubt the matters mentioned in the Federation report will have been covered by the bulletin which accompanied the September magazine, but there was one question which arose from an advice that the people now re-developing Yerranderie were asking for more direct road access - probably via Burragorang. We debated this and concluded we should tell Federation ​we were opposed to construction of a new road, or the opening to general traffic of the Water Board'​s access route. Alex Colley remarked on revived interest in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park project, with various bodies urging establishment of reserves around Bindook, on the Nattai Tableland, and the N.P.A. seeking the region north of the Colo River. Peter Scandrett commented on growing interest in bush parklands by the National Trust.
  
 We now pushed on to walking activities, with John Redfern reporting on Tony Denham'​s Myall Lakes trip of August 13-15: what with bad weather and one car party which didn't reach the walking ground, things were not good and the trip was abandoned on Saturday afternoon. Alastair Battye'​s Megalong journey went generally as planned, but one member suffered an injury and two others returned with him: the depleted team went on, arriving back to the cars quite late on Sunday night. We now pushed on to walking activities, with John Redfern reporting on Tony Denham'​s Myall Lakes trip of August 13-15: what with bad weather and one car party which didn't reach the walking ground, things were not good and the trip was abandoned on Saturday afternoon. Alastair Battye'​s Megalong journey went generally as planned, but one member suffered an injury and two others returned with him: the depleted team went on, arriving back to the cars quite late on Sunday night.
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 '​Eidex'​ hooded oilskin zip front parkas, considered by experienced walkers to be an indispensible item of their gear. Weight 1 lb 7ozs. Improved model made to Paddy'​s specifications. All sizes. '​Eidex'​ hooded oilskin zip front parkas, considered by experienced walkers to be an indispensible item of their gear. Weight 1 lb 7ozs. Improved model made to Paddy'​s specifications. All sizes.
  
-Everything for the 'well dressed'​ bushwalker... heavy wool shirts, wind ackets, duvets, overpants, string singlets, bush hats, webbing belts etc.+Everything for the 'well dressed'​ bushwalker... heavy wool shirts, wind jackets, duvets, overpants, string singlets, bush hats, webbing belts etc.
  
 ===Bunyip rucksack.=== ===Bunyip rucksack.===
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-=====Emotinoal ​Conservationists.=====+=====Emotionalist ​Conservationists.=====
  
 by Marie B. Byles. by Marie B. Byles.
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 In the case that the editor mentioned, the offenders were trail bike riders who are believed to have tied bushes to their vehicles, set them on fire, and dashed through the disused tunnels thereby destroying the exquisitely beautiful glow worms. They were doubtlessly perfectly pleasant lads, but they were considering their own fun regardless both of the needs of others and the needs of nature. In other words, it was their own self interests that guided their activities - just a lark, why not? In the case that the editor mentioned, the offenders were trail bike riders who are believed to have tied bushes to their vehicles, set them on fire, and dashed through the disused tunnels thereby destroying the exquisitely beautiful glow worms. They were doubtlessly perfectly pleasant lads, but they were considering their own fun regardless both of the needs of others and the needs of nature. In other words, it was their own self interests that guided their activities - just a lark, why not?
  
-I like to think that bushwalkers,​ who were first among the conservationists following Myles Dunphy (the father of Mylo), would never do such a dastardly thing as those trail bike riders. But are we really any better, when we follow our own self interests regardless of the interests of nature and of other peole?+I like to think that bushwalkers,​ who were first among the conservationists following Myles Dunphy (the father of Mylo), would never do such a dastardly thing as those trail bike riders. But are we really any better, when we follow our own self interests regardless of the interests of nature and of other people?
  
-When there was a proposal to take a road along Narrow Necks the bushwalkers to whom I talked about it, remarked, "Good oh! We can then get out to the Gangerangs (or whatever their pet objective) in a short week end." They were oblivious of the superb beauty of the Narrow ​Nedks and the views that the cars rushing through would never reveal. They cared nothing that this area provided the best bushwalking country within easy reach of the railway; they knew nothing of the tourist type of bushwalker who '​adores walking'​ nor of the numerous children who enjoy it.+When there was a proposal to take a road along Narrow Necks the bushwalkers to whom I talked about it, remarked, "Good oh! We can then get out to the Gangerangs (or whatever their pet objective) in a short week end." They were oblivious of the superb beauty of the Narrow ​Necks and the views that the cars rushing through would never reveal. They cared nothing that this area provided the best bushwalking country within easy reach of the railway; they knew nothing of the tourist type of bushwalker who '​adores walking'​ nor of the numerous children who enjoy it.
  
 If we bushwalkers are seeking only our own selfish pleasures regardless of others and of the well being of nature, are we any better than those trail motor cyclists who were merely having a good lark? If we bushwalkers are seeking only our own selfish pleasures regardless of others and of the well being of nature, are we any better than those trail motor cyclists who were merely having a good lark?
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 It was indeed a pleasant change to see the difference in culture between the Sherpa people and Gurung people, the most striking difference is the construction of dwellings. Sherpa houses are chiefly made of disorderly stones or mud, with either nonconforming slate or bamboo as roofing material, whilst Gurung houses are more neat, comprising walls chiefly made of mud, and either thatched or neat slate roofs. The Gurung people are less outgoing by nature than the Sherpas, and their mode of dress is more stereotyped. It was indeed a pleasant change to see the difference in culture between the Sherpa people and Gurung people, the most striking difference is the construction of dwellings. Sherpa houses are chiefly made of disorderly stones or mud, with either nonconforming slate or bamboo as roofing material, whilst Gurung houses are more neat, comprising walls chiefly made of mud, and either thatched or neat slate roofs. The Gurung people are less outgoing by nature than the Sherpas, and their mode of dress is more stereotyped.
  
-At Henja we pitched the tent in the river bed. Having been in many similar, embarrassing situations like this one before, I was well awre of the possilility ​of rain and flood. Suffice to say, nature did not spoil my unbroken record, and early morning saw me floating, tent and pack in hand, through flood waters to high ground in the form of a leaking tea house. It was the only house that I have ever been in where full waterproof gear and umbrella were needed to keep dry.+At Henja we pitched the tent in the river bed. Having been in many similar, embarrassing situations like this one before, I was well aware of the possibility ​of rain and flood. Suffice to say, nature did not spoil my unbroken record, and early morning saw me floating, tent and pack in hand, through flood waters to high ground in the form of a leaking tea house. It was the only house that I have ever been in where full waterproof gear and umbrella were needed to keep dry.
  
 After studying the rather suspect sediment in my tea, and standing over the water pot to ensure that it boiled, we made our way up the river valley to a tiny group of tea houses called Suikhet, and left the standard path to begin the arduous climb to Dhumpus. The rhododendron forest was almost jungle-like in its density, with much lichen and mosses hanging from the branches and with bright sunshine the branches were shimmering with the early morning rain, After a climb of 4,000 feet, and passing through the terraced village of Astern, we arrived at an inn on the ridge top. Here, at lunchtime, my sherpa complained of headaches, so feeling the part of the big white medicine man, I supplied him with two aspirin. Poor chap nearly died! How was I to know he was allergic to A.P.C.? I carried the pack and gear up to our campsite at Dhumpus, and returned to the inn to assist the sherpa back to Dhumpus. After studying the rather suspect sediment in my tea, and standing over the water pot to ensure that it boiled, we made our way up the river valley to a tiny group of tea houses called Suikhet, and left the standard path to begin the arduous climb to Dhumpus. The rhododendron forest was almost jungle-like in its density, with much lichen and mosses hanging from the branches and with bright sunshine the branches were shimmering with the early morning rain, After a climb of 4,000 feet, and passing through the terraced village of Astern, we arrived at an inn on the ridge top. Here, at lunchtime, my sherpa complained of headaches, so feeling the part of the big white medicine man, I supplied him with two aspirin. Poor chap nearly died! How was I to know he was allergic to A.P.C.? I carried the pack and gear up to our campsite at Dhumpus, and returned to the inn to assist the sherpa back to Dhumpus.
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 About here I fell into conversation with a Nepalese farmer who was later described to me as a "very rich man" because he owned 60 sheep. He was very keen for my little knowledge of fruit cultivation and described his country as a useless place which will grow nothing. Questions also directed at me were in regard to the number of wives I had in Australia, number of children from each wife, and my "​extra-curricular"​ sex life. Being somewhat on guard, I bade him farewell at Landrang and made a most knee-jarring descent to the Mode Khola River, glancing unbelievingly at the route up the cliffs opposite the village of Ghandrung perched high above the river. About here I fell into conversation with a Nepalese farmer who was later described to me as a "very rich man" because he owned 60 sheep. He was very keen for my little knowledge of fruit cultivation and described his country as a useless place which will grow nothing. Questions also directed at me were in regard to the number of wives I had in Australia, number of children from each wife, and my "​extra-curricular"​ sex life. Being somewhat on guard, I bade him farewell at Landrang and made a most knee-jarring descent to the Mode Khola River, glancing unbelievingly at the route up the cliffs opposite the village of Ghandrung perched high above the river.
  
-A break at a tea house about one-third of the way up the climb refreshed me for the remainder of the ascent, and it was with a feeling of deep exhaustion that I stumbled into the Hotel Annapurna at Ghandrung, making all sorts of noises and signs for food and water. With me in the hotel were a French hippie, a Japanese couple, an Australian girl and a Frenchman who later accomparied ​me up into the Sanctuary. In this hotel you pay only for the food you eat, and nothing for accommodation,​ and the evening was passed by drinking much "​chang",​ which is an alcoholic drink fermented from rice, and discussing the qualities of hashish, both good but more bad.+A break at a tea house about one-third of the way up the climb refreshed me for the remainder of the ascent, and it was with a feeling of deep exhaustion that I stumbled into the Hotel Annapurna at Ghandrung, making all sorts of noises and signs for food and water. With me in the hotel were a French hippie, a Japanese couple, an Australian girl and a Frenchman who later accompanied ​me up into the Sanctuary. In this hotel you pay only for the food you eat, and nothing for accommodation,​ and the evening was passed by drinking much "​chang",​ which is an alcoholic drink fermented from rice, and discussing the qualities of hashish, both good but more bad.
  
 The following morning was wet, and as we made our way through the orderly, neat slate-roofed houses of Ghandrung, it was possible to see way up the Mode Khola Valley into the canyon area, about two day's walk away. I was shattered! The rain continued as we passed through the slate quarries for Ghandrung village, and finally took shelter in a tea house perched high on a ridge before the 2500 feet descent to the Khumnakhola. The following morning was wet, and as we made our way through the orderly, neat slate-roofed houses of Ghandrung, it was possible to see way up the Mode Khola Valley into the canyon area, about two day's walk away. I was shattered! The rain continued as we passed through the slate quarries for Ghandrung village, and finally took shelter in a tea house perched high on a ridge before the 2500 feet descent to the Khumnakhola.
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 +=====A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To Kala Pattar! - Part 2.=====
  
-A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO KALA PATTARI ​ 
-PART 2, 
 by Gordon Lee. by Gordon Lee.
 +
 Chest infections, necessitating anti-biotics delayed us half a day at Panghoche but we enjoyed the rest. Forgot to mention that Lin also paid off her porter at Tenghoche so we were both "going it alone"​. Chest infections, necessitating anti-biotics delayed us half a day at Panghoche but we enjoyed the rest. Forgot to mention that Lin also paid off her porter at Tenghoche so we were both "going it alone"​.
-From Tenghoche the landscape is dominated by Khantega and Thamserku, two quite awesome peaks, but as you approach Panghoche Ama Dablam leaves no doubt in the mind why the Sherpas revere this as the sacred mountain. + 
-Sherpa Mother they call it and will not allow it to be cliMbed. As you +From Tenghoche the landscape is dominated by Khantega and Thamserku, two quite awesome peaks, but as you approach Panghoche Ama Dablam leaves no doubt in the mind why the Sherpas revere this as the sacred mountain. Sherpa Mother they call it and will not allow it to be climbed. As you near it and pass it, the everchanging ​aspect ​of this ice-corniced tooth of rock draws your attention with irresistible magnetism. 
-near it and pass it, the everchanging ​aspe6t ​of this ice-corniced tooth of rock draws your attention with irresistible magnetism.+
 Periche, that tiny village cradled in the hollow of a giant palm, the fingers of Ama Dablam, Towoche, Khantega, Thamserku and Awi rending the azure above, but these, like figurines on the hand of a puppeteer look down benignly, smiling on the tiny mortals whom they have allowed to occupy this portion of the Khumbu Valley. Periche, that tiny village cradled in the hollow of a giant palm, the fingers of Ama Dablam, Towoche, Khantega, Thamserku and Awi rending the azure above, but these, like figurines on the hand of a puppeteer look down benignly, smiling on the tiny mortals whom they have allowed to occupy this portion of the Khumbu Valley.
-We had been lucky so far. The altitude demon had let us off lightly. We had been wary however, for it does not pay to disregard him. A number of trekkers have already paid the penalty. One Japanese died while we were there. However except for leaden feet and a little shortage of + 
-breath things were fairly normal. By the time we reached Periche we +We had been lucky so far. The altitude demon had let us off lightly. We had been wary however, for it does not pay to disregard him. A number of trekkers have already paid the penalty. One Japanese died while we were there. However except for leaden feet and a little shortage of breath things were fairly normal. By the time we reached Periche we had climbed to 16,​000'​. Periche was at 14,​000'​ and temperatures had dropped correspondingly. To go out in the middle of the night to seek relief was quite an experience. 
-had climbed to 16,​000'​. Periche was at 14,​000'​ and temperatures had + 
-dropped correspondingly. To go out in the middle of the night to seek +At Loboche, the Tea Man not being present, there was only one hut that could be used. A small, windowless, doorless (it had a doorway and window openings) stone structure. And we were not alone. Nine bodies had to be accommodated. ​When you have to share accommodation with Sherpa guides and porters whose idea of water is something either to walk over, drink or make tea withwear the same boots and sox unchanged and unwashed for God knows how long, and the same clothes; and you are forced of necessity to sleep head to foot with one of these, or they roll across or over you during the night or they and others emit strange sounds, gurgles, snores, coughs and grunts during the nightthen, dear reader, you may well imagine the comfort of some of the nights left something to be desired. 
-relief was quite an experience. + 
-At Loboche, the Tea Man not being present, there was only one hut that could be used. A small, windowless, doorless (it had a doorway and window openings) stone structure. And we were not clone. Nine bodies had to be accommodated. ​nen you have to share accommodation with Sherpa guides and porters whose idea of water is something either to walk over, drink or make tea with wear the same boots and sox unchanged and +We stepped out into crisp, frosty air and clear skies at 7.30 a.m. Prospects certainly looked good. Up the Khumbu, turned on to the base of the glacier, then along it till the glacial, frozen lake above Gorok Shep is reached. Unbeknown to us at the time the lake spilled over a "​waterfall"​ - all was frozen, of course - to the glacier below, many feet below, and tracks crossed just as the edge of the fall. Our guide (for such we had at the time - another story) wisely took us some distance further up, dusted the surface with sandy gravel, for the surface was like glass and twice as slippery, and crossed there. 
-unwashed for God knows how long, and the same clothes; and you are forced of necessity to sleep head to foot with one of these, or they roll across or over you during the night or they and others emitstrange sounds, + 
-gurgles, snores, coughs and grunts during the night then, dear reader, +From above the lake, before we descended, we could see the two stone huts of Gorak Shep alongside the glacier, the icefall and the black-looking patch of boulders known as Base Camp at the foot of the icefall. 
-you may well imagine the comfort of some of the nights left something to be desired. + 
-We stepped out into crisp, frosty air and clear skies at 7.30 a m. Prospects certainly looked good. Up the Khumbu, turned on to the base of the glacier, then along it till the glacial, frozen lake above Gorok +Since the trek is known as Everest Base Camp some may have been wondering what the hell is all this bit about Kala Pattar. Kala Pattar or "Black Rock" is a bare stony ridge that runs off Pomari, one of the lesser peaks in the area. It is 18,​000 ​high, is close to Gorak Shep and is the one high point which affords good views of the Everest massif. So we climbed it rather than going to Base Camp. 
-Shep is reached. Unbeknown to us at the time the lake spilled over a "​waterfall"​ - all was frozen, of course - to the glacier below, many + 
-feet below, and tracks crossed just as the edge of the fall. Our guide (for such we had at the time - another story) wisely took us some distance further up, dusted the surface with sandy gravel, for the surface was +The magnificent grandeur was overwhelming. There they were Nuptse, Lhotse and Sagaramatha. We stayed up on the Rock for 1 1/2 hours in a piercing cold wind and some snow. But high cloud was blowing over and Saganamatha, ​like a modest Moslem lady, refused to lift her veil and reveal her face. 
-like glass and twice as slippery, and crossed there. +
-From above the lake, before we descended, we could see the two stone +
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-huts of Gorak Shep alongside the glacier, the icefall and the black looking patch of boulders known as Base Camp at the foot of the icefall. +
-Since the trek is known as Everest Base Camp some may have been wondering what the hell is all this bit about Kala Patter. Kala Pattar or "Black Rock" is a bare stony ridge that runs off Pomari, one of the lesser peaks in the area. It is 189000 ​high, is close to Gorak Shep and is the one high point which affords good views of the Everest massif. So we climbed it rather than going to Base Camp. +
-The magnificent grandeur was overwhelming. There they were Nuptse, Lhotse and Sagaramatha. We stayed up on the Rock for 1i-hours in a piercing cold wind and some snow. But high cloud was blowing over and Saga4amatha9 ​like a modest Moslem lady, refused to lift her veil and reveal her face.+
 Disappointed though we were the quest had not been in vain, for Everest is only one mountain among many and its main claim is its height. So the hazards had gotten the better of us and we had to admit defeat. Disappointed though we were the quest had not been in vain, for Everest is only one mountain among many and its main claim is its height. So the hazards had gotten the better of us and we had to admit defeat.
-************* + 
-The 5.8.W. Epicurians are going Lebanese again +---- 
-for their premeeting ​dinner in November (Wednesday 10th.)/ + 
-Venue is a Lebanese restaurant called "​Dmascus Hut" and is located on the Pacific Highway (number 18) at St. Leonards. You will find it a little north of St Leonards railway station, +====S.B.W. Epicurians.==== 
-Gather there at 6.00 p m. Everybody is welcome. Contact Peter Miller (home telephone 95-2689) if you would like further details+ 
-'Page 18. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICR October, 1976+The S.B.W. Epicurians are going Lebanese again for their pre-meeting ​dinner in November (Wednesday 10th.) 
-BUSHWALKER BOB+ 
-41122La_t_L92.21116.2ittit! +Venue is a Lebanese restaurant called "​Dmascus Hut" and is located on the Pacific Highway (number 18) at St. Leonards. You will find it a little north of St Leonards railway station
- 2r.2 2'1/+ 
- ​cliy; ​2c1 o2JR 44 Cap& al' +Gather there at 6.00 p.m. Everybody is welcome. Contact Peter Miller (home telephone 95-2689) if you would like further details. 
-doesn rt help me get this fire started! + 
-00000000000000 +---- 
-WALK NOTES FOR NOVEMBER + 
-by Len Newland. ​(Phone 43,2419 (B). TEST WALKS +====Bushwalker Bob.==== 
-Patrick ​McBridets ​test walk, formerly advertised for October ​22923,24 is now to be done on November ​596,7. A solid test walk varying from the low points of the Clyde River to the high points of Folly Point, ​Et. Cole and Mt. Tarn (in the Budawangs). + 
-The same weekend contains a one-day test walk ledby Joe Marton on November 7th. This is the Bundeena-Otford coastal walk. +[Cartoon or one bushwalker blowing onto a smokey pile of sticks, another reading from a book titled "​Carbon Chemistry"​ by FBug.] 
-A hard walk which qualifies as better than test standard is to be held on November 19,20921. This is a rugged trip in a rugged area which is on the cards for a future national park. Peter Harris heads from Mt.Moogarilla to Razor Back Creek, Mt. Bakar, Mt Kerr:​7 ​and Black:​water ​Creek Canyon. + 
-"I don't care if E +"__I__ don't care if E = {c.2~4.H#.dr + 2c3c2~42d + c2~f42H42dr} ​{c2~4#​.dr ​2c.c2#​41.42.dr + c2!42.dr}. That doesn'​t ​help me get the fire started!" 
-That + 
-Page 19. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER October, 1976. +---- 
-TEST WALKS (cont.) ​+ 
 +=====Walk Notes For November.===== 
 + 
 +by Len Newland. Phone 43,2419 (B). 
 + 
 +===Test Walks.=== 
 + 
 +Patrick ​McBride'​s ​test walk, formerly advertised for October ​22,23,24 is now to be done on November ​5,6,7. A solid test walk varying from the low points of the Clyde River to the high points of Folly Point, ​Mt. Cole and Mt. Tarn (in the Budawangs). 
 + 
 +The same weekend contains a one-day test walk led by Joe Marton on November 7th. This is the Bundeena-Otford coastal walk. 
 + 
 +A hard walk which qualifies as better than test standard is to be held on November 19,20,21. This is a rugged trip in a rugged area which is on the cards for a future national park. Peter Harris heads from Mt. Moogarilla to Razor Back Creek, Mt. Baker, Mt Kerry and Blackwater ​Creek Canyon. 
 The last test walk for this month is my own excursion dawn the Wolgan and back up the Capertee from and to Newnes. Date is November 26/27/28. The last test walk for this month is my own excursion dawn the Wolgan and back up the Capertee from and to Newnes. Date is November 26/27/28.
-WEEKEND WALKS+ 
-Beecroft Peninsula (Jervis Bay) is to be visited on November ​596,7 +===Weekend Walks.=== 
-by Jim Vatiliotis. Join him for a4 eaby weekend in good company and good bush. + 
-On the following weekend, ​12913 14, Helen Gray has a lilo trip - another mystery destination. +Beecroft Peninsula (Jervis Bay) is to be visited on November ​5,6,7 by Jim Vatiliotis. Join him for an easy weekend in good company and good bush. 
-The weekend November 19,209219 ​in addition ​td Peter Harris hard walk, there is another weekend trip to Bungonia Gorge. Peter Miller is the master here. + 
-The Budowangs ​is the destination of Tony Denham on 269279289 ​but I don't know whether his route is unknown, or secret, or exploratory,​ or whether he is searching for new morning tea sites. Ask him. +On the following weekend, ​12,13,14, Helen Gray has a lilo trip - another mystery destination. 
-DAY WALKS+ 
 +The weekend November 19,20,​21, ​in addition ​to Peter Harris' ​hard walk, there is another weekend trip to Bungonia Gorge. Peter Miller is the master here. 
 + 
 +The Budawangs ​is the destination of Tony Denham on 26,​27,​28, ​but I don't know whether his route is unknown, or secret, or exploratory,​ or whether he is searching for new morning tea sites. Ask him. 
 + 
 +===Day Walks.=== 
 On November 7th, Mary Braithwaite leads from West Head to Mackerel Beach and The Basin. On November 7th, Mary Braithwaite leads from West Head to Mackerel Beach and The Basin.
-The following Sunday, you have two possibilities:​ firstly, Evans Lookout to Blackwall Glen and Grand Canyon in the Grose Valley, led by Victor Lewin secondly, Lilyvale to Bundeena and the Coastal Track, with Roy Braithwaite.+ 
 +The following Sunday, you have two possibilities:​ firstly, Evans Lookout to Blackwall Glen and Grand Canyon in the Grose Valley, led by Victor Lewinsecondly, Lilyvale to Bundeena and the Coastal Track, with Roy Braithwaite. 
 Sunday 21st, and again from Lilyvale, this time to Burning Palms and the Palm Jungle, led by your magazine typist, Kath Brown. Sunday 21st, and again from Lilyvale, this time to Burning Palms and the Palm Jungle, led by your magazine typist, Kath Brown.
 +
 Finally for this month, Waterfall via Kangaroo Creek to Karla Pool with swimming. The leader is Sheila Binns, and incidentally,​ I am intending a similar expedition myself in February. Finally for this month, Waterfall via Kangaroo Creek to Karla Pool with swimming. The leader is Sheila Binns, and incidentally,​ I am intending a similar expedition myself in February.
-WHAT DO YOU THINK+ 
-At the October General Meeting a site for the ClUb's 50th Anniversary Dinner (in October 1977) was discussed. +---- 
-It was resolved to seek the opinions of members as to a sultable ​place and to reach a decision at the November meeting.+ 
 +====What Do You Think?==== 
 + 
 +At the October General Meeting a site for the Club's 50th Anniversary Dinner (in October 1977) was discussed. 
 + 
 +It was resolved to seek the opinions of members as to a suitable ​place and to reach a decision at the November meeting. 
 If you intend to attend the dinner and have any suggestions,​ please let the Committee know before the November General Meeting. If you intend to attend the dinner and have any suggestions,​ please let the Committee know before the November General Meeting.
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-Page' 20. THE SYDNEY-BUSHWALKER October 1976+---- 
-Extract from the "​Sydney Morning Herald"​ + 
-"PM CHAMPIONS CAUSE OF TRAIL-BIKE RIDERS"​ +====="​PM Champions Cause Of Trail-Bike Riders."​===== 
-The Prime Minister, Mr. Fraser, appeared ​ace + 
-champion of trail-bike riders before a parliamentary committee yesterday. +===Extract from the "​Sydney Morning Herald"​=== 
-The House of Representatives Committee on the Environment and Conservation is enquiring ​info the impact of off-road vehicles on the environmentl,​ + 
-Mr. Fraser ​'appeared at his own request and said areas should be set aside for two-wheel and four-wheel off-road vehicles, and that they should be as accessible as possible.+The Prime Minister, Mr. Fraser, appeared ​as a champion of trail-bike riders before a parliamentary committee yesterday. 
 + 
 +The House of Representatives Committee on the Environment and Conservation is enquiring ​into the impact of off-road vehicles on the environment. 
 + 
 +Mr. Fraser appeared at his own request and said areas should be set aside for two-wheel and four-wheel off-road vehicles, and that they should be as accessible as possible. 
 Trail bike riding was "​infinitely preferable to burning up the asphalt with high-speed motor bikes on which people get killed",​ he said. Trail bike riding was "​infinitely preferable to burning up the asphalt with high-speed motor bikes on which people get killed",​ he said.
 +
 He criticised the Victorian legislation for the control of off-road vehicles. There, all Crown lands are out of bounds to off-road vehicles unless they are specifically designated for their use. He criticised the Victorian legislation for the control of off-road vehicles. There, all Crown lands are out of bounds to off-road vehicles unless they are specifically designated for their use.
 +
 The trouble with the legislation was that it implied that trail bike riding was bad and it should be prohibited, Mr. Fraser said. The trouble with the legislation was that it implied that trail bike riding was bad and it should be prohibited, Mr. Fraser said.
 +
 "That is the underlying assumption",​ he said. "I think it is starting from the wrong end." "That is the underlying assumption",​ he said. "I think it is starting from the wrong end."
 +
 Mr. B. Simon (Lib. Vic) said there was a cost factor in the enforcement of controls over the bikes. Mr. B. Simon (Lib. Vic) said there was a cost factor in the enforcement of controls over the bikes.
 +
 "Would you, agree that the 'user pays' principle should be applied?"​ he asked the Prime Minister. "Would you, agree that the 'user pays' principle should be applied?"​ he asked the Prime Minister.
-Mr. Fraser said he would :think that the user paid by paying the normal registration. 
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 +Mr. Fraser said he would think that the user paid by paying the normal registration.
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