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 For those who don't know, Jones Creek is an exquisite granite staircase and ascends with a rapidity that, if you are into maps, takes the breath away. The only difficulties,​ overwhelmingly beautiful as it is, are the waterfalls. One after another, each one more beautiful than the next. They reach their height in a beautiful drop of some fifteen metres, that falls into a large pool. Speaking anachronistically for a moment, the other day when I was there, there was a ball of rainbow coming out from the centre of this great drop that can't be caught on film or words. Anyhow the natives in their usual casual style just proceeded to ascend the cliff on the right hand side of the fall, quite a breathtaking climb, while the rest of us poor mortals scrambled up through the bush on the left, where the exposure is not so great as to give the uninitiated premature grey hair. For those who don't know, Jones Creek is an exquisite granite staircase and ascends with a rapidity that, if you are into maps, takes the breath away. The only difficulties,​ overwhelmingly beautiful as it is, are the waterfalls. One after another, each one more beautiful than the next. They reach their height in a beautiful drop of some fifteen metres, that falls into a large pool. Speaking anachronistically for a moment, the other day when I was there, there was a ball of rainbow coming out from the centre of this great drop that can't be caught on film or words. Anyhow the natives in their usual casual style just proceeded to ascend the cliff on the right hand side of the fall, quite a breathtaking climb, while the rest of us poor mortals scrambled up through the bush on the left, where the exposure is not so great as to give the uninitiated premature grey hair.
  
-At this point Jones Creek is well and truly vanquished, but to tell the truth I can not remember all the fine details of the 1971 ascent. We did reach the Ettremi ​Ridge road. Our intrepit and wonderful leaders had a surprise for us at this point. (I am glad to finally put this incident to print - as it seems to be all but forgotten in the minds of many of the participants - yet it is etched in my memory forever....). The road forked. Recalling that we had __two__ leaders on this walk, and remembering because I say it that it was a joyous and happy, but very tired, group that were now treated to this event, will help you to comprehend it better.+At this point Jones Creek is well and truly vanquished, but to tell the truth I can not remember all the fine details of the 1971 ascent. We did reach the Ettrema ​Ridge road. Our intrepit and wonderful leaders had a surprise for us at this point. (I am glad to finally put this incident to print - as it seems to be all but forgotten in the minds of many of the participants - yet it is etched in my memory forever....). The road forked. Recalling that we had __two__ leaders on this walk, and remembering because I say it that it was a joyous and happy, but very tired, group that were now treated to this event, will help you to comprehend it better.
  
 At the fork, the leaders disagreed about which road was the correct one, and threw down the maps, so to speak, for anyone to comment or perhaps enlarge. We were mute. So after much heated altercation the leaders shouldered their packs and each took his respective way. Imagine the consternation this caused in the large tired delegation now sitting on the roadside, when suddenly you had to declare an unequivocal allegiance to the leader of your choice. Talk about consumer pressure. Well in the scramble that followed all of the happy bushwalkers made a quick choice and our party was now two. I think I followed Finch - honestly I can't remember - so off we went, approximately half our previous number. At the fork, the leaders disagreed about which road was the correct one, and threw down the maps, so to speak, for anyone to comment or perhaps enlarge. We were mute. So after much heated altercation the leaders shouldered their packs and each took his respective way. Imagine the consternation this caused in the large tired delegation now sitting on the roadside, when suddenly you had to declare an unequivocal allegiance to the leader of your choice. Talk about consumer pressure. Well in the scramble that followed all of the happy bushwalkers made a quick choice and our party was now two. I think I followed Finch - honestly I can't remember - so off we went, approximately half our previous number.
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 We were taken in and if we cared to, we knew it. We trudged on and reached the Sassafras Road sometime after nine o'​clock. We gladly sat on the damp ground in the darkness while the obviously able leaders organised the cars to take us back to civilisation. So ended my first successful traverse of Ettrema - Jones. We were taken in and if we cared to, we knew it. We trudged on and reached the Sassafras Road sometime after nine o'​clock. We gladly sat on the damp ground in the darkness while the obviously able leaders organised the cars to take us back to civilisation. So ended my first successful traverse of Ettrema - Jones.
  
-The second traverse of Ettrema - Jones was in the company of the redoubtable Peter Harris. I did a number of walks with Peter down in the Ettrema region and I remember them with great affection. By this time I was a better (perhaps accomplished?​) walker and made for Peter a good companion to explore the catchment of Ettrema Creek. Who else could put up with a walker who carried a torch that weighed almost 3 kilos! I was puzzled when I first saw it but after many a midmight ​walk along the Ettrema Plateau I came, through sheer necessity, to see its value and life-enhancing qualities. I eventually bought a larger torch myself, though never quite as large as Peter'​s.+The second traverse of Ettrema - Jones was in the company of the redoubtable Peter Harris. I did a number of walks with Peter down in the Ettrema region and I remember them with great affection. By this time I was a better (perhaps accomplished?​) walker and made for Peter a good companion to explore the catchment of Ettrema Creek. Who else could put up with a walker who carried a torch that weighed almost 3 kilos! I was puzzled when I first saw it but after many a midnight ​walk along the Ettrema Plateau I came, through sheer necessity, to see its value and life-enhancing qualities. I eventually bought a larger torch myself, though never quite as large as Peter'​s.
  
 The second traverse was easy, sometime in 1979 (?). I was by now fully acclimatised and found no real difficulty in negotiating all the obstacles of Ettrema and Jones Creeks, Boulder-hopping was by now a specialty of mine and besides I wore sandshoes and a costume (when needed) so, no trouble. We proceeded down into Ettrema and reached the junction of Jones by late afternoon. We made a comfortable camp on the point of the junction, beneath the towering walls of Thompsons Cliff. The second traverse was easy, sometime in 1979 (?). I was by now fully acclimatised and found no real difficulty in negotiating all the obstacles of Ettrema and Jones Creeks, Boulder-hopping was by now a specialty of mine and besides I wore sandshoes and a costume (when needed) so, no trouble. We proceeded down into Ettrema and reached the junction of Jones by late afternoon. We made a comfortable camp on the point of the junction, beneath the towering walls of Thompsons Cliff.
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 I didn't see quite so much of her after she married Maurie Berry (a one-time Club President) and moved to the central coast, but we kept close in touch by phone for many a long year. I didn't see quite so much of her after she married Maurie Berry (a one-time Club President) and moved to the central coast, but we kept close in touch by phone for many a long year.
  
-Tuggle ​died in her home on August 30th, and so - a fond farewell to a rollicking "Good Companion"​.+Tuggie ​died in her home on August 30th, and so - a fond farewell to a rollicking "Good Companion"​.
  
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 === Durras Lake. === === Durras Lake. ===
  
-In an attempt to save 509 ha. of land with a 5 km frontage to Durres ​Lake from development,​ Friends of Durras are trying to raise $1 million to buy the property. The land has little rural value. It is zoned rural, and the price can be justified only if the purchaser expects to obtain development consent. This would be contrary to the Government'​s coastal guidelines, which require urban and tourist development to be limited to areas adjacent to existing cities and towns. A firm commitment to adhere to the guidelines, together with a permanent conservation order, would reduce the price of the land to its rural value, but this will not be done.+In an attempt to save 509 ha. of land with a 5 km frontage to Durras ​Lake from development,​ Friends of Durras are trying to raise $1 million to buy the property. The land has little rural value. It is zoned rural, and the price can be justified only if the purchaser expects to obtain development consent. This would be contrary to the Government'​s coastal guidelines, which require urban and tourist development to be limited to areas adjacent to existing cities and towns. A firm commitment to adhere to the guidelines, together with a permanent conservation order, would reduce the price of the land to its rural value, but this will not be done.
  
-Further information is available from Friends of Durres, P.O. Box 174, Batemans Bay 2536.+Further information is available from Friends of Durras, P.O. Box 174, Batemans Bay 2536.
  
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 To David McIntosh and Janet Waterhouse who were married on the 30th of September. Our warmest wishes to both of you. May your marriage be like a delightful bushwalk - all sunshine and flowers, with no hard slog! To David McIntosh and Janet Waterhouse who were married on the 30th of September. Our warmest wishes to both of you. May your marriage be like a delightful bushwalk - all sunshine and flowers, with no hard slog!
  
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 === Congratulations! === === Congratulations! ===
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 By Jan Mohandas By Jan Mohandas
  
-__Friday, 11th__: Ian Rannard (leader), Bob King and I started this walk at the turn off to Narrow Neck Road from Cliff Drive at 8.00 pm. We travelled to Katoonnba ​in my car which was left about 2 Km away near some new houses. A cold spell had hit the mountains and it was freezing as we walked along the road, each carrying about 8 kg. Arrived at Golden Stairs by 8.15 pm. The moon was kind to us and shone brightly between scattered clouds. Ian advised us to ration our efforts during this night stroll to Cox River and conserve our strength for the gruelling two days ahead. With occasional use of torchlight we reached the end of Narrow Neck road by 10.30 pm. By torchlight we went down the side track to Taro's ladders and reached the bottom by 11.00 pm.+__Friday, 11th__: Ian Rannard (leader), Bob King and I started this walk at the turn off to Narrow Neck Road from Cliff Drive at 8.00 pm. We travelled to Katoomba ​in my car which was left about 2 Km away near some new houses. A cold spell had hit the mountains and it was freezing as we walked along the road, each carrying about 8 kg. Arrived at Golden Stairs by 8.15 pm. The moon was kind to us and shone brightly between scattered clouds. Ian advised us to ration our efforts during this night stroll to Cox River and conserve our strength for the gruelling two days ahead. With occasional use of torchlight we reached the end of Narrow Neck road by 10.30 pm. By torchlight we went down the side track to Taro's ladders and reached the bottom by 11.00 pm.
  
 Down from the open areas, we felt warm and it was quite pleasant to walk up Mt. Debert and then down to Medlow gap by 11.30 pm. Occasional moonlight shone through the trees, and we felt warm at least part of the way. The temperature dropped rapidly as we went down and it was freezing cold and dark at 1.00 am near the Cox. We looked for flat, but rock free spots to settle for the night. Ian and Bob had tentflys and I took a gortex bivvy bag. We were soon inside our sleeping bags but I was very hungry and thirsty. Since Cox's water is suspect, we each carried about a litre of water. I ate the carrot cake which I had brought for Saturday morning tea and had some water. After the 5 hour walk, it took a while to go to sleep. It was an extremely cold night. I lay there, about 10 metres from the Cox, listening to the water flowing fast over the rocks. I had about 4 hours sleep that night. Down from the open areas, we felt warm and it was quite pleasant to walk up Mt. Debert and then down to Medlow gap by 11.30 pm. Occasional moonlight shone through the trees, and we felt warm at least part of the way. The temperature dropped rapidly as we went down and it was freezing cold and dark at 1.00 am near the Cox. We looked for flat, but rock free spots to settle for the night. Ian and Bob had tentflys and I took a gortex bivvy bag. We were soon inside our sleeping bags but I was very hungry and thirsty. Since Cox's water is suspect, we each carried about a litre of water. I ate the carrot cake which I had brought for Saturday morning tea and had some water. After the 5 hour walk, it took a while to go to sleep. It was an extremely cold night. I lay there, about 10 metres from the Cox, listening to the water flowing fast over the rocks. I had about 4 hours sleep that night.
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 Having picked the side ridges correctly, we walked into Konangaroo clearing at 12.15 pm. Lunch was on the eastern bank of Kanangara Creek where I drank the rest of my Whalania Creek water. Before we left at 12.40 pm, I took half a litre of water from Kanangara Creek. There were plastic bags and other unsightly things lying around where we had lunch and so I didn't wish to drink that water unless I had to. Having picked the side ridges correctly, we walked into Konangaroo clearing at 12.15 pm. Lunch was on the eastern bank of Kanangara Creek where I drank the rest of my Whalania Creek water. Before we left at 12.40 pm, I took half a litre of water from Kanangara Creek. There were plastic bags and other unsightly things lying around where we had lunch and so I didn't wish to drink that water unless I had to.
  
-We crossed the Cox at start of Yellow pup track. The Cox was flowing strongly and there was a lot of water. We crossed near the rapids and discovered that wasn't a wise thing to do as the current was too sirong. Ian managed to cross without much trouble and I was doing fine until I suddenly made one slip and fe11 right in, but managed to avoid drinking the dreaded Cox's water. After crossing the river without further mishap, I had to strip and squeeze water from my clothes for the second time when crossing the Cox. I also had wet shoes and socks to go up Yellow pup.+We crossed the Cox at start of Yellow pup track. The Cox was flowing strongly and there was a lot of water. We crossed near the rapids and discovered that wasn't a wise thing to do as the current was too strong. Ian managed to cross without much trouble and I was doing fine until I suddenly made one slip and fe11 right in, but managed to avoid drinking the dreaded Cox's water. After crossing the river without further mishap, I had to strip and squeeze water from my clothes for the second time when crossing the Cox. I also had wet shoes and socks to go up Yellow pup.
  
-At 1.10 pm we left the Cox and began the climb. The sun was shining, it was comfortably warm and I didn't mind the wet clothes. At least the sun helped me feel my clothes were getting less damp. Top of Yellow pup at 2.20 pm. We moved fast from there, only stopping for 10 minutes around 3.30 pm for more sproggin. The sun disappeared behind thick clouds as we started again. When we reached the white dog fire trail, light showers came down. At Medlow gap by 4.30 pm, and the sun started to come back again. Gentle plod up Mt. Debert with the evening sun shining through. At the saddle before Taro's ladders, we stopped to admire the beautiful views towards Lake Burragorang in the red glow of the evening sun. At the bottom of Taro's ladders by 5.00 pm and on the Narrow Neck road by 5.15 pm.+At 1.10 pm we left the Cox and began the climb. The sun was shining, it was comfortably warm and I didn't mind the wet clothes. At least the sun helped me feel my clothes were getting less damp. Top of Yellow pup at 2.20 pm. We moved fast from there, only stopping for 10 minutes around 3.30 pm for more scroggin. The sun disappeared behind thick clouds as we started again. When we reached the white dog fire trail, light showers came down. At Medlow gap by 4.30 pm, and the sun started to come back again. Gentle plod up Mt. Debert with the evening sun shining through. At the saddle before Taro's ladders, we stopped to admire the beautiful views towards Lake Burragorang in the red glow of the evening sun. At the bottom of Taro's ladders by 5.00 pm and on the Narrow Neck road by 5.15 pm.
  
 With only about 12 Km to go the souls of my feet felt a bit tender on the rocky road, but the rest of my body was feeling fine. The temperature fell rapidly and it became very cold indeed. At 5.45 pm we reached the stream and stopped for 15 minutes for a good drink and some scroggin. I hadn't had a drink since leaving Kanangara Creek about 5 hours ago. The moon was shining brightly by now and we reached Golden Stairs at 7.30 pm; the end of Narrow neck road by 7.50 pm. With only about 12 Km to go the souls of my feet felt a bit tender on the rocky road, but the rest of my body was feeling fine. The temperature fell rapidly and it became very cold indeed. At 5.45 pm we reached the stream and stopped for 15 minutes for a good drink and some scroggin. I hadn't had a drink since leaving Kanangara Creek about 5 hours ago. The moon was shining brightly by now and we reached Golden Stairs at 7.30 pm; the end of Narrow neck road by 7.50 pm.
  
-I thanked Ian for his excellent leadership, his navigational skill and above all for his companionship. We changed at my car and went to the Thai Restturant. Arriving at 8.40 pm, a sign on the door said "​Closed"​ and we could not see Bob. We were both desperate for something warm to drink, so we went to Papa Dino's and had hot pumpkin soup and garlic bread which made us both feel very comfortable. We returned to the Thai Restaurant and found Bob inside, just finishing his meal.+I thanked Ian for his excellent leadership, his navigational skill and above all for his companionship. We changed at my car and went to the Thai Restaurant. Arriving at 8.40 pm, a sign on the door said "​Closed"​ and we could not see Bob. We were both desperate for something warm to drink, so we went to Papa Dino's and had hot pumpkin soup and garlic bread which made us both feel very comfortable. We returned to the Thai Restaurant and found Bob inside, just finishing his meal.
  
 In 48 hours, Ian and I had walked 85 Km with 4500 metres ascent and descent, including up and down the three 1000 metre peaks. Five hours walking on Friday, 11 hours on Saturday and 13 hours on Sunday. In 48 hours, Ian and I had walked 85 Km with 4500 metres ascent and descent, including up and down the three 1000 metre peaks. Five hours walking on Friday, 11 hours on Saturday and 13 hours on Sunday.
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-NECESSITY IS+===== Necessity Is .... ===== 
 by Errol Sheedy by Errol Sheedy
-There is in our Club a likely chap + 
-Whose learning has scarcely ​ang gap. +There is in our Club a likely chap\\ 
-Yes, Paul is of course a bright young lad - A Committee seat he's even had. +Whose learning has scarcely ​any gap.\\ 
-(To improve the human condition Has forever been his ambition.) +Yes, Paul is of course a bright young lad -\\ 
-He studed ​the problem walkers meet When leeches often attack their feet. +A Committee seat he's even had. 
-So he sat and pondered very hard, + 
-Then sprayed his footsies with Aerogard! Hoping by this ingenious ploy+(To improve the human condition\\ 
 +Has forever been his ambition.)\\ 
 +He studied ​the problem walkers meet\\ 
 +When leeches often attack their feet. 
 + 
 +So he sat and pondered very hard,\\ 
 +Then sprayed his footsies with Aerogard!\\ 
 +Hoping by this ingenious ploy\\
 To deter those crawlies that annoy. To deter those crawlies that annoy.
-And so upon the next bush outing, + 
-For those sly leeches ​he went scouting. The acid test was near the Hacking,+And so upon the next bush outing,\\ 
 +For those sly leeches ​__he__ ​went scouting.\\ 
 +The acid test was near the Hacking,\\
 Just where there were no leeches lacking. Just where there were no leeches lacking.
-Those nasty wormsies attacked his boots - Recoiled! from them as from old cheroots. + 
-"​Eureka! Success at last!" he cried, As their rout he joyfully espied. +Those nasty wormsies attacked his boots -\\ 
-"Cop that, you lot!" he gladly intoned +Recoiled! from them as from old cheroots.\\ 
-AS they met their match, sat up and groaned. Paul told his friends of his marvellous find: They were in awe of his mighty mind. +"​Eureka! Success at last!" he cried,\\ 
-Word of his method spread far and wide, And on a school outing it was tried. The bait was simple and deceptive Two hundred warm feet were effective. +As their rout he joyfully espied. 
-As a decoy they worked very well, + 
-Till leeches reached the Aerogard smell. And of all those feet most odorous But one boy had a bite onerous. +"Cop that, you lot!" he gladly intoned\\ 
-While most shoes were by leeches assailed The protection had not really failed. He from whose skin they did not retreat Was a lad who hadn't sprayed his feet! +As they met their match, sat up and groaned.\\ 
-Let him learn his lesson, the ninny: Next time, to spray, a 1; Mawhinney. +Paul told his friends of his marvellous find:\\ 
-Page 16 The Sydney Bushwalker October 1989 +They were in awe of his mighty mind. 
-THE SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING+ 
 +Word of his method spread far and wide,\\ 
 +And on a school outing it was tried.\\ 
 +The bait was simple and deceptive\\ 
 +Two hundred warm feet were effective. 
 + 
 +As a decoy they worked very well,\\ 
 +Till leeches reached the Aerogard smell.\\ 
 +And of all those feet most odorous\\ 
 +But one boy had a bite onerous. 
 + 
 +While most shoes were by leeches assailed\\ 
 +The protection had not really failed.\\ 
 +He from whose skin they did not retreat\\ 
 +Was a lad who hadn't sprayed his feet! 
 + 
 +Let him learn his lesson, the ninny:\\ 
 +Next time, to spray, a 1à Mawhinney. 
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 +===== The September General Meeting. ===== 
 by Barry Wallace by Barry Wallace
-The meeting began at 2011 with the President presiding and some 25 or so members more + 
- or less present. There was an apology for Alex Colley but he spoilt the effect by turning +The meeting began at 2011 with the President presiding and some 25 or so members more or less present. There was an apology for Alex Colley but he spoilt the effect by turning up a minute or so later. New member Neil Tuffley was called for welcome but was not present at the time. Bill Burke was present, however, so, although he is no new chum, he was called forward to be presented with his certificate of Honorary Active Membership, and gave a brief word of appreciation in return. 
-up a minute or so later. New member Neil Tuffley was called for welcome but was not present + 
-6- +The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. The only matter arising was the request that F.B.W. be allowed to hold their next Reunion at Coolana. The motion was put and carried. Is this a subtle ploy to increase S.B.W. attendance? 
-at the time. Bill BUrke was present, however, so, although he is no new chum, he was called forward to be presented with his certificate of Honorary Active Membership, and gave a brief word of appreciation in return. + 
-The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. The only matter arising +Correspondence included a letter from N.P.W.S. regarding walking in NSW alpine areas (this has been passed to the Editor, so watch these pages), a letter informing us of the Formation of "​Friends of Durras ​Lake" a conservation body, a copy of the minutes of F.B.W.'​s July meeting, a notice from A.N.U. of a coming conference on "​The ​State of Our Rivers",​ from the Paddy Pallin Foundation inviting applications for funding, from an organisation ​called the Nattai Foundation with attached pamphlet, a copy of the annual report of The Perpetual Trustees Ltd, a note of a Total Environment Centre course on how to get elected to local government, and last but not least, a letter to our new member advising him of election to membership. The correspondence was accepted. 
-was the request that F.B.W. be allowed to hold their next Reunion at Coolana. The motion + 
-was put and carried. Is this a subtle ploy to increase S.B.W. attendance?​ +The Treasurer was next, with advice that we spent $247.10, acquired income of $3,484.00 and with a balance of $2,106.70 in the cheque account at the end of last month. We were also regaled with tales of financial splendour, investments paying interest, investments maturing, bank balances rising; but it all turned out to be a softening up for the proposed expenditure of $7,000 in October on a duplicating machine to replace our infernal tabletop offset printer. 
-Correspondence included a letter from N.P.W.S. regarding walking in NSW alpine areas (this has been passed to the Editor, so watch these pages), a letter informing us of the Formation of "​Friends of Durres ​Lake" a conservation body, a copy of the minutes of F.B.W.'​s July meeting, a notice from A.N.U. of a coming conference on "​The ​Stae of Our Rivers",​ from the Paddy Pallin Foundation inviting applications for funding, from an organiseation ​called the Nattai Foundation with attached pamphlet, a copy of the annual report of The Perpetual Trustees Ltd, a note of a Total Environment Centre course on how to get elected to local government, and last but not least, a letter to our new member advising him of election to membership. The correspondence was accepted. + 
-The Treasurer was next, with advice that we spent $247.10, acquired income of $3,484.00 and with a balance of $2,106.70 in the cheque account at the end of last month. We were also regaled with tales of financial splendour, investments paying interest, investments +The Walks Report began with the weekend of 11,12,13 August with Ian Rennard leading ​starters, only 2 of whom turned out to be finishers, on his Three Peaks jaunt. Hans Stichter'​s Narrowneck to Nellie'​s Glen car shuffle went to program with 13 or so starters ​finishing ​at the cars at 13.30. Chris Sonter had 14 on his Ku-Ring-Gai Chase walk, one of whom is reported to have distinguished himself by losing his wife somewhere before the beginning of the track. 
-maturing, bank balances rising; but it all turned out to be a softening up for the proposed expenditure of $7,000 in October on a duplicating machine to replace our infernal tabletop offset printer. + 
-The Walks Report began with the weekend of 11,12,13 August with Ian Rennard leading starters, only 2 of whom turned out to be finishers, on his Three Peaks jaunt. Hans +Over the weekend of 18,19,20 August Bill Capon cancelled his Wog-Wog hard exploratory walk due to a lack of starters but Don Finch reported a party of 12 on his Capertee River ramble which was described as pleasant. Of the day walks, Judy Mehaffey led a party of 20 on her Illawarra Escarpment walk, although they had to re-route the trip slightly due to the presence of trail bikes in one area, and Narelle Lovell led 16 on her Grand Canyon walk, which went to program. 
-+ 
-'Stichter'​s Narrowneck to Nellie'​s Glen car shuffle went to program with 13 or so starters ​Finishing ​at the cars at 13.30. Chris Sonter had 14 on his Ku-Ring-Gai Chase walk, one of +The snows had come at last for Kenn Clacher and his party of 6 over the weekend of 25,26,27 August, and it was still snowing as 5 of the 6 members of the party followed Kenn up to Guthega Village and out to the untracked wastes. The other member was struggling to overhaul some other party as they powered away to Guthega Trig, cursing Kenn Clacher the while for not waiting for him. Kenn's party all got it together eventually and camped a very snowy night up around Pounds Creek before retracing their trail of white rice back to the cars the next day. Jan Mohandas, not to be outdone, led his party of 10 up to Ti-Willa Plateau in deteriorating weather, and they too encountered snow as they struggled homeward across Kanangra Tops on Sunday afternoon. Errol Sheedy led 15 on his Bundeena to Audley day walk, and Alan Mewett reported a party of 14 on his slightly-modified-due-to-recent-surgery Cowan to Brooklyn trip. You could tell Alan was off his stoke a bit, he didn't report the times for the walk. 
-whom is reported to have distinguished himself by losing his wife somewhere before the beginning of the track. + 
-, +August 31, September 1,2,3,4 saw George Mawer leading a party of 8 from Kanangra to Katoomba ​on a walk in cold and windy conditions with good views. Oliver Crawford'​s ​September ​1,2,3,4 walk in Wollemi N.P. went, but the only firm detail is that it went September 1,2,3. There was also no report of Hans Stichter'​s Glenbrook to Lapstone day walk. Bill Holland had 17 starters suffering overgrown tracks and fine weather on his Mountain Lagoon, Colo River trip. 
- Over the weekend of 18,19,20 August Bill Capon cancelled his Wog-Wog hard exploratory walk due to a lack of starters but Don Finch reported a party of 12 on his Capertee River ramble which was described as pleasant. Of the day walks, Judy Mehaffey led a party of 20 + 
-on her Illawarra Escarpment walk, although they had to re-route the trip slightly due to the +September 8,9,10 was all a trifle confused but it went something like this: Les Powell, who planned to go on George Walton'​s trip to Kanangra Creek, diverted to Geoff Bradley'​s ​Carlons-to-Mobbs Soak in-support-of-the-Mohandas-sprinters walk when George'​s trip failed to attract any starters, and just possibly a leader. However Geoff Bradley was unavailable to lead his walk that weekend so Les (remember Les?) took over the leadership of the party of around 3 to 5 people. That was all very well, but when he entrusted the "​making of tea" for the Mohandas Sprinters to one of these members while he, Les, went to check the view from Splendour Rock it all came unstuck. Thus are the mighty ​fallen. It seemed Les returned to find nothing done and had only just managed to get a fire going when the thirsty hordes descended upon him.... and departed tea-less. 
-presence of trail bikes in one area, and Narelle Lovell led 16 on her Grand Canyon walk, which went to program. + 
-The snows had come at last for Kenn Clacher and his party of 6 over the weekend of +Jan Mohandas led his team of 16 cross-country sprinters from Kanangra to Katoomba (well actually the cars were at The Golden Stairs but who would quibble, after all they did miss out on tea at Mobbs Soak). George Mayer led a party of 11 around Mount Banks area on a trip that went to program. Amen brother! 
-25,26,27 August, and it was still snowing as 5 of the 6 members of the party followed Kenn + 
-A. up to Guthega Village and out to the untracked wastes. The other member was struggling to +That brought the Walks Report to an end, and as all you lot have steadfastly failed to swamp the Walks Secretary with slides of recent, or any, walks, we were spared the post-Walks Report slide show for this month. 
-overhaul some other party as they powered away to Guthega Trig, cursing Kenn Clacher the + 
-for not waiting for him. Kenn's party all got it together eventually and camped a +At this stage some sharp-eyed type noticed that Neil Tuffley ​was present amongst us so he was called forth and welcomed to membership. 
-'​.1,/​ery ​snowy night up around Pounds Creek before retracing their trail of white rice back to +
-the cars the next day. Jan Mohandas, not to be outdone, led his party of 10 up to Ti-Willa +
-Plateau in deteriorating weather, and they too encountered snow as they struggled homeward +
-across Kanangra Tops on Sunday afternoon. Errol Sheedy led 15 on his Bundeena to Audley +
-day walk, and Alan Mewett reported a party of 14 on his slightly-modified-due-to-recent- +
-surgery Cowan to Brooklyn trip. You could tell Alan was off his stoke a bit, he didn't report the times for the walk. +
-August 31, September 1,2,3,4 saw George Mawer leading a party of 8 from Kanangra to +
-ileKatoomba ​on a walk in cold and windy conditions with good views. Oliver Crawford'​s ​Sept- +
-rember ​1,2,3,4 walk in Wollemi N.P. went, but the only firm detail is that it went September 1,2,3. There was also no report of Hans Stichter'​s Glenbrook to Lapstone day walk. Bill Holland had 17 starters suffering overgrown tracks and fine weather on his Mountain Lagoon, Colo River trip. +
-October 1989 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 17 +
-September 8,9,10 was all a trifle confused but it went something like this: Les Powell, who planned to go on George Walton'​s trip to Kanangra Creek, diverted to Geoff Bradley'​s ​Carlongs-to-Mobbs Soak in-support-of-the-Mohandas-sprinters walk when George'​s trip failed to attract any starters, and just possibly a leader. However Geoff Bradley was unavailable +
-to lead his walk that weekend so Les (remember Les?) took over the leadership of the party +
-of around 3 to 5 people. That was all very well, but when he entrusted the "​making of tea" +
-for the Mohandas Sprinters to one of these members while he, Les, went to check the view +
-from Splendour Rock it all came unstuck. Thus are the mightly ​fallen. It seemed Les returned to find nothing done and had only just managed to get a fire going when the thirsty +
-hordes descended upon him and departed tea-less. +
-Jan Mohandas led his team of 16 cross-country sprinters from Kanangra to Katoomba +
-(well actually the cars were at The Golden Stairs but who would quibble, after all they did +
-miss out on tea at Mobbs Soak). George Mayer led a party of 11 around Mount Banks area on +
-a trip that went to program. Amen brother! +
-That brought the Walks Report to an end, and as all youlot ​have steadfastly failed to swamp the Walks Secretary with slides of recent, or any, walks, we were spared the post-Walks Report slide show for this month. +
-At this stage some sharp-eyed type noticed that Neil Tuff ley was present amongst us so he was called forth and welcomed to membership.+
 There was a Federation Report, it is probably covered elsewhere in the magazine. There was a Federation Report, it is probably covered elsewhere in the magazine.
-The Social Report dealt with past splendours and coming attractions. The Conservation + 
-Report will appear in the magazine so is not covered here. +The Social Report dealt with past splendours and coming attractions. The Conservation Report will appear in the magazine so is not covered here. 
-General ​Businessbrought ​the sad news that in recent times Gordon Redmond, Marion Ellis and Doreen Berry have all passed away. Man of you will know these people and will have walked with them in times past.+ 
 +General ​Business brought ​the sad news that in recent times Gordon Redmond, Marion Ellis and Doreen Berry have all passed away. Man of you will know these people and will have walked with them in times past. 
 The meeting closed at 2110. The meeting closed at 2110.
-BUNGLE BUNGLE & KEEP RIVER NATIONAL PARKS JAN MOHANDAS + 
-,`C41 the edge of the Bungle-Bungleso +---
-Two of Australia'​s most exciting parks make this a slide evening to remember. Note that date:​- ​NOVEMBER ​29. + 
-ATTENTION DAY WALKERS ​ +=== Bungle ​Bungle & Keep River National Parks Jan Mohandas. === 
-CHANGE OF WALK OCTOBER ​29th Alan Mewett'​s walk has been changed to + 
-Kuring-gai N.P. Cowan-Jeruselem Bay-Campbells Crater-Campbells Creek-Porto +Two of Australia'​s most exciting parks make this a slide evening to remember. Note that date:​- ​November ​29. 
-Ridge-PeakHill-Brooklyn 15Km medium. Map, Cowan.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Attention Day Walkers. === 
 + 
 +Change of walk - October ​29thAlan Mewett'​s walk has been changed to Kuring-gai N.P. Cowan - Jeruselem Bay - Campbells Crater - Campbells Creek - Porto Ridge - Peak Hill - Brooklyn15Km medium. Map, Cowan. 
 Ring leader for train time: 498.3028 (home) Ring leader for train time: 498.3028 (home)
-Page 18 The Sydney Bushwalker October 1989 
-FO 0 T N OT E S 
-, 
-I.;    
-COME DANCING AT ' COOLANA NOV. 4/5  
-,COme in the afternoon to swim and relax 'oh but property. Then dance the night away with a bush band. 
-,qontact Ian Debert on 982.2615 (H)  
-OALLOP.OF THE'​YEAR! ​ 
-On September 9th fine cool weather brought out 16 SBW sprinters. ​ ? fewhJap,​Mphafidqp1-.Kanagr,​to Katoomba, Day Walk., Starting at 6 am, 
-a,​ithpy,​reaQhjCpudma4r4p three hours,wid, the Cox,​iii.*o9lerAhreA':​ hours. Most of the party reached Katoomba around 7.15 
-capon somewhat earlier. This was because Bill started running Lo'ri- the"'​ 
-NaoVioNecdkf?​-tiddand) the' others cOuldn'​tcatch himF 
-forward to reading the full reportPboo 'fl 1. ro' 
-,1 OP. 
-THE WORLD'​S COLDEST WALK  
-nu 1-%! LJD.-; Litc  , F  
-During 120 days, starting from Novetber 1989, RtiNHOLb MEo8NER (44) 
-- - I Tg1(1,​-)"​ 
-plans to -,ross the Antarctic contInent - WithdUt-dbgs dr any othex" ebEiAnd?​calmapportior,​He,​-willpbe,​accompanis,​d Germ44{PP1arr9XNArqX,​ ATVreduPuahsrloThepvildr,​eveh.pull thei-sledge. withr,​theirequipmPat,​=m mid March they hope to finish the 3500 km trek, acroes,,​the,'​Xmozenw 
-continent'​. An exciting new book will be the fruit. 
-'J,1$ 
-(From the New Zealand Alpine Club Bulletin, via Dot Butler 
-IN OTHER LANDS 
-Bavaria'​ sal Mster '​Alfred Diek, ls-aSkingpeopledl"​ 
-n9k4-0,- 41:011,9., 8.,​y9,​17.j,​4,​11,​ Alps   ,​70.dP144Pg.k"​ he says,​Hisharmful imitefit, ​ and is searing the 'timid -goats ​ and '​driving 2'​--doiaerAilaes,​ 
-BLaalico'​ck and'​other.rare birds to extinction."​ (Actually, it's not thee 
  
-io,dellinghe objects to, but rather the attempts.) +----
-FIANGEOFLYPELEPHONE-NUMBER +
-  +
-- -  , + "  +
-ct.--.-A6ith.:​DO:​chelitY:​Tnow has a new business number - 905 598547;.:: -''​-'​-7-iKenn:​Clacher czrinot be reached on the home phone number shown in-the'​i+
  
-+===== Footnotes=====
-Meiberstip: List,  Use his business number until further notified+
-!. , , i +
-BHOPAL; (INDIA) A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE NOV. 22nd +
-Tom Hayllar of the Explorers Club was in India at the time of the Bhopal tragedy. Come and hear what the newspapers didn't tell you+
  
 +=== Come dancing at '​Coolana'​ - Nov. 4/5. ===
 +
 +Come in the afternoon to swim and relax on our property. Then dance the night away with a bush band..
 +
 +Contact Ian Debert on 982.2615 (H) 
 +
 +=== Gallop of the year! ===
 +
 +On September 9th fine cool weather brought out 16 SBW sprinters for Jan Mohandas Kanangra to Katoomba Day Walk. Starting at 6 am, they reached Cloudmaker in three hours and the Cox in another three hours. Most of the party reached Katoomba around 7.15 pm, with Bill Capon somewhat earlier. This was because Bill started running on the Narrow Neck road - and the others couldn'​t catch him! You can look forward to reading the full report soon.
 +
 +=== The world'​s coldest walk. ===
 +
 +During 120 days, starting from November 1989, Reinhold Messner (44) plans to cross the Antarctic continent - without dogs or any other technical support. He will be accompanied by German Polar explorer, Arved Fuchs. They will even pull the sledge with their equipment. In mid March they hope to finish the 3500 km trek, across the '​frozen continent'​. An exciting new book will be the fruit.
 +
 +(From the New Zealand Alpine Club Bulletin, via Dot Butler)
 +
 +=== In other lands... ===
 +
 +Bavaria'​s Environmental Minister, Alfred Dick, is asking people no to yodel in the Bavarian Alps. "​Yodelling,"​ he says, "is harmful to the environment and is scaring the timid goats and driving Golden Eagles, Blackcock and other rare birds to extinction."​ (Actually, it's not the yodelling he objects to, but rather the attempts.)
 +
 +=== Change of telephone number. ===
 +
 +Keith Docherty now has a new business number - 905 5985.
 +
 +Kenn Clacher cannot be reached on the home phone number shown in the Membership List. Use his business number until further notified.
 +
 +=== Bhopal, (India) a personal experience - Nov. 22nd. ===
 +
 +Tom Hayllar of the Explorers Club was in India at the time of the Bhopal tragedy. Come and hear what the newspapers __didn'​t__ tell you.
 +
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