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 by Morag Ryder by Morag Ryder
  
-He is the greatest ​trayeller ​Australia'​s ever seen\\+He is the greatest ​traveller ​Australia'​s ever seen\\
 No matter where you go, __he'​s__ already been\\ No matter where you go, __he'​s__ already been\\
 From Jagungal to Guougang and out to Mount Pritchard\\ From Jagungal to Guougang and out to Mount Pritchard\\
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 Blue Plastic. Blue Plastic.
  
-From Deadhorse Gap to Frenchians ​Cap and on the Crosscut Saw+From Deadhorse Gap to Frenchmans ​Cap and on the Crosscut Saw
 On Ti Willa or Mother Woila and even Mount Baw Baw\\ On Ti Willa or Mother Woila and even Mount Baw Baw\\
 When you're standing up on Tyan Pic or on The Viking high\\ When you're standing up on Tyan Pic or on The Viking high\\
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 by Tom Wenman by Tom Wenman
  
-(First published in the SBW Magazine in December 1982, it is timely to re-print this story in this April issue as the Confederation of Walking ​Blubs is planning a 45th Anniversary observance of teh unveiling at Splendour Rock of a plaque in memory of those former bushwalkers who did not return from active service in Work War 2. The Confederation gathering is to be held on April 24-25 to mark Anzac Day.+(First published in the SBW Magazine in December 1982, it is timely to re-print this story in this April issue as the Confederation of Walking ​Clubs is planning a 45th Anniversary observance of the unveiling at Splendour Rock of a plaque in memory of those former bushwalkers who did not return from active service in Work War 2. The Confederation gathering is to be held on April 24-25 to mark Anzac Day.
  
-In his story Tom enthuses over the view from Splendour Rock, and it does command a vast panorama of the mountains and valleys which were the birthplace and nursery of the bush walkking ​movement in teh Sydney region. This was the reason for its selection as the site of the memorial plaque, which was unveiled at a ceremony attended by more than 140 walkers on Anzac Day 1948. Jim Brown.)+In his story Tom enthuses over the view from Splendour Rock, and it does command a vast panorama of the mountains and valleys which were the birthplace and nursery of the bush walking ​movement in the Sydney region. This was the reason for its selection as the site of the memorial plaque, which was unveiled at a ceremony attended by more than 140 walkers on Anzac Day 1948. Jim Brown.)
  
 Bill Capon'​s walk beginning at Carlon'​s Farm and following the traditional route via the Blackhorse Range, Mob's Soak and Splendour Rock to the Cox, and back via Breakfast Creek, seemed the ideal way to resume bushwalking after an enforced absence of several months. So it was, with some pleasurable anticipation of the delight of reacquaintance with that wonderful area which starts with the hills running down to the Cox River, that I joined his walk. Bill Capon'​s walk beginning at Carlon'​s Farm and following the traditional route via the Blackhorse Range, Mob's Soak and Splendour Rock to the Cox, and back via Breakfast Creek, seemed the ideal way to resume bushwalking after an enforced absence of several months. So it was, with some pleasurable anticipation of the delight of reacquaintance with that wonderful area which starts with the hills running down to the Cox River, that I joined his walk.
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 The start is certainly easy of access; with the prelude of a pleasant and fast early Saturday morning drive to Carlon'​s Farm, which on this occasion, in view of the inclement weather during the preceding week, enabled me to make a fairly late decision to go. The start is certainly easy of access; with the prelude of a pleasant and fast early Saturday morning drive to Carlon'​s Farm, which on this occasion, in view of the inclement weather during the preceding week, enabled me to make a fairly late decision to go.
  
-Some eleven walkers joined Bill and we set off through Carlon'​s Farm for the descent via Carlon'​s Creek to Breakfast Creek and the foot of the Blackhorse Range. On the way clematis in profusion and heavy with small white flowers provided a happy contrast to the nettles in the creek. The climb up the Blackhorse Range certainly blows the cobwebs out of the system and at the same time gives some delightful glimpses of Carlon'​s Head on the one side, and the ranges towards and beyond the Cox on the other. The boronias were quite delightful towards the summit of the range and subsequently,​ after some rest and recuparation ​for blown lungs and tired limbs, the summit ridge provided a variety of bush flowers; yellow pea, wild iris and creek rose amongst many which I could not name.+Some eleven walkers joined Bill and we set off through Carlon'​s Farm for the descent via Carlon'​s Creek to Breakfast Creek and the foot of the Blackhorse Range. On the way clematis in profusion and heavy with small white flowers provided a happy contrast to the nettles in the creek. The climb up the Blackhorse Range certainly blows the cobwebs out of the system and at the same time gives some delightful glimpses of Carlon'​s Head on the one side, and the ranges towards and beyond the Cox on the other. The boronias were quite delightful towards the summit of the range and subsequently,​ after some rest and recuperation ​for blown lungs and tired limbs, the summit ridge provided a variety of bush flowers; yellow pea, wild iris and creek rose amongst many which I could not name.
  
 Mob's Soak cave always provides water, and a salutary reminder of the messiness of humans, and it ran true to form on this occasion, with, surprisingly,​ somewhat less water than might otherwise have been expected. Mob's Soak cave always provides water, and a salutary reminder of the messiness of humans, and it ran true to form on this occasion, with, surprisingly,​ somewhat less water than might otherwise have been expected.
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 Wayne Steel was out there doing it again over the weekend of 5,6,7 March with a trip in the Budawangs. The party of 13 enjoyed what Wayne described as a good hard walk, with rain. There were tales of Wayne having a damp night up on top of Mount Tarn, having been lured there by an early evening spell of fine moonlit conditions. Ian Debert'​s team of 9 were joined in their passage down the Six Foot Track to the river by some 300 marathon runners. They could stand the dust, and the haze of liniment, for Saturday morning but the rain on Sunday drove them home earlier than scheduled. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s Davies Canyon trip, but the other day walks were conducted in overcast but fine weather with Zol Bodlay reporting 9 starters for his Faulconbridge to Blaxland walk, and Brian Holden '​biking'​ it with a party of 7 around Picton and The Oaks for a pleasant day despite the fact that most of the route lay along main roads rather than the byways. Wayne Steel was out there doing it again over the weekend of 5,6,7 March with a trip in the Budawangs. The party of 13 enjoyed what Wayne described as a good hard walk, with rain. There were tales of Wayne having a damp night up on top of Mount Tarn, having been lured there by an early evening spell of fine moonlit conditions. Ian Debert'​s team of 9 were joined in their passage down the Six Foot Track to the river by some 300 marathon runners. They could stand the dust, and the haze of liniment, for Saturday morning but the rain on Sunday drove them home earlier than scheduled. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s Davies Canyon trip, but the other day walks were conducted in overcast but fine weather with Zol Bodlay reporting 9 starters for his Faulconbridge to Blaxland walk, and Brian Holden '​biking'​ it with a party of 7 around Picton and The Oaks for a pleasant day despite the fact that most of the route lay along main roads rather than the byways.
  
-Conservation Report was next, wtih news that the Road Transport Authority has responded to Alex's letter re pollution of the Nattai, pointing out that there is no turbidity entering the Nattai River from the sedimentation control works installed around the Mittagong bypass roadworks. It seems that a New Areas Bill drafted in part by the National Parks Association will be presented to State Parliament in the near future. Indications are that the government will effectively give the green light to mining which will disrupt the Mount Airly area.+Conservation Report was next, with news that the Road Transport Authority has responded to Alex's letter re pollution of the Nattai, pointing out that there is no turbidity entering the Nattai River from the sedimentation control works installed around the Mittagong bypass roadworks. It seems that a New Areas Bill drafted in part by the National Parks Association will be presented to State Parliament in the near future. Indications are that the government will effectively give the green light to mining which will disrupt the Mount Airly area.
  
 Detailed Confederation Notes appeared in last month'​s magazine, so we will not attempt to cover those matters here. Detailed Confederation Notes appeared in last month'​s magazine, so we will not attempt to cover those matters here.
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 ====Kakadu Expeditions.==== ====Kakadu Expeditions.====
  
-Leave the traffic, telephones and stress of the city behind. Join us on one of our two longest Kakadu wilderness expeditions. Swim in beatitiful ​pools by day, relax around a campfire at night and wake up to the call of the birds.+Leave the traffic, telephones and stress of the city behind. Join us on one of our two longest Kakadu wilderness expeditions. Swim in beautiful ​pools by day, relax around a campfire at night and wake up to the call of the birds.
  
 ===Kakadu Circle No. 2: May 9-30.=== ===Kakadu Circle No. 2: May 9-30.===
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-PAGE 12 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER APRIL 1993 +=====Confederation Of Bushwalking Clubs N.S.W. ​Meeting - March 1993.===== 
-. - CONFEDERATION OF BEHWALKING CLUBS.N.S.W. +
-METING MARCH 493 =+
 by Jim Callaway by Jim Callaway
-N.P.W.S. Blue Mountains advisory Committee - Confederation had made a nomination for this Committee to the Minister for the Environment. The nominee 'as not appointed to this Committee. The Confederation had sent 
-ajetter to the '​Minister '​questioning that there was no bushwalking representative on this Committee. The Minister replied that he considers that there is bushwalking representation as there is a member of Central West N.P,A. and there are other members who have been walks, leaders. 
-Insurance - Confederation would like toknow from each member club the rimportance of cycling in each club's activities so that cycling could be added as an activity in Confederation'​s Insurance Policy. 
-Nepean, Bushwalking & Outdoor Club_ - This club has been accepted as,a member club of the Confederation. ' 
-Treasurer'​s Report - Business arising. N.P.A. is now a financial member 
--of the Confederation. 
-Search & Rescue The meeting approved the purchase of a photocopier ($810) and punches (30 @ $6.50 each) for. the Rogaining event. 
-Concrete Sleeper Plant, - Ametex & Rocklea have plans for a factory at. WillowVale in the headwaters of the Nattai River. 
-Hacking'​Rivet Catchment Committee - Bob Cavill (Sutherland) was nominated by Confederation,​ and the Minister for the Environment had appointed Bob to this Committee last year, but there has not been a meeting of this Committee. A request was made that the Secretary write to the Minister asking "If this Committee is ever going to function"​. 
-Tracks & Access Maurice Smith (Sutherland) was appointed as the new Tracks & Access Officer. 
-. - 
-' Blue Mountains Community Workshop From the last workshop held at the District Office N.P.W.S. the "​Friends of Blue Gum" was formed. Varney Bridge -'​Royal National Park - This bridge is the wooden bridge 
-across the Hacking River at Audley upstream from the concrete causeway. is intended to renew the wooden decking on this bridge between April and October. This work will stop a crossing of the Hacking upstream of the Kangaroo Creek junction at Audley. 
  
-Anzac Day Service ​Confederation is holding a service at SPLENDOUR ROCK. Those who are unable to walk in,​thefull ​distance are requested to meet at Megalong Crossing at 10.30 hours so that arrangements can be made for transport to Medlow Gap. +===N.P.W.S. Blue Mountains advisory Committee=== 
-* * * * 73F + 
-APRIL 1993 THE SYDNEY, BUSHWALKER PADE +Confederation had made a nomination for this Committee to the Minister for the Environment. The nominee was not appointed to this Committee. The Confederation had sent a letter to the Minister questioning that there was no bushwalking representative on this Committee. The Minister replied that he considers that there is bushwalking representation as there is a member of Central West N.P.A. and there are other members who have been walks leaders. 
-NEW NATIONAL PARES + 
- 1111..11M01.111 ​by Alex Colley +===Insurance=== 
-.The National Parks and Wildlife (New Areas and Miscellaneous ​PTovisions)'Bill, prepared by the National Parks Association and moved by Dr. Macdonald, is now before State Parliament. ​Itseeks ​to create + 
-some of the 20 parks promised by the ALP at' ​the 1987 election and requires the National Parks and Wildlife Service to investigate some of the +Confederation would like to know from each member club the importance of cycling in each club's activities so that cycling could be added as an activity in Confederation'​s Insurance Policy. 
-Association'​s proposals. The legislation would" ​protect ​'many of the last refuges of biodiversity and endangered speciessuch as Ben Hall's Gap. In view of Australia'​s signature of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which Commits. ​us to establish and manage components of biological diversity, and the State'​s signature of the National Forest Policy, which commits NSW to preserve forests and wilderness with conservation values, the Bill should be passed. + 
--What-remains unmined of the "​Gardens of Stone" (headwaters of The Wolgan and Capertee Rivers) is included in the Bill as an area fon investigation.. The Colong Foundation is seeking an amendment which would create +===Nepean Bushwalking & Outdoor Club=== 
-Gardens of Stone" park, consisting of a section-extending from Mount Genowlan, through the Pantoney'​s Crown Nature ​Resserve arid along the Capertee-Wolgan divide to Wollemi National Park. If accepted'it will + 
-ensure that this remnant of the scenic "pa"​goda" country is preserved from the depredations of the miners. +This club has been accepted as a member club of the Confederation. 
-***********4***#'​. + 
-ADVANCE NOTICE ​ +===Treasurer'​s Report=== 
-LEADER: PETER CHRISTIAN + 
-476.1312 +Business arising. N.P.A. is now a financial member of the Confederation. 
-SOUTH AMERICAN ODYSSEY ​ + 
-APPROX DEC '​93 ​JAN '94.. +===Search & Rescue=== 
-'COMPREHENSIVE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSIVE ITINERARYIN CONJUNCTION WITH RUSSELL WILLIS OF WILLIS'S WALKABOUTS WHO HAS '​CONSIDERABLE EXPERTISE AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THIS AREAPLUS FLUENCY IN SPANISH+ 
-NOTETHIS TRIP WILL APPROX ​20-25% ​CHEAPER THAN OTHER SIMILAR COMMERCIALLY OPERATED VENTURES+The meeting approved the purchase of a photocopier ($810) and punches (30 @ $6.50 each) for the Rogaining event. 
-DURATIONMINIMUM 41/2 WEEKS. + 
-mAxImum 51/2 WEEKS+===Concrete Sleeper Plant=== 
-CONTACT TIMEPLEASE RING ONLY BEFORE MAY 20 (8 - 9.30 PM) + 
-OR BETWEEN JUNE 15- 21 +Ametex & Rocklea have plans for a factory at Willowvale in the headwaters of the Nattai River. 
-OR SHORT LETTER BY ,JUNE 21.+ 
 +===Hacking River Catchment Committee=== 
 + 
 +Bob Cavill (Sutherland) was nominated by Confederation,​ and the Minister for the Environment had appointed Bob to this Committee last year, but there has not been a meeting of this Committee. A request was made that the Secretary write to the Minister asking "If this Committee is ever going to function"​. 
 + 
 +===Tracks & Access=== 
 + 
 +Maurice Smith (Sutherland) was appointed as the new Tracks & Access Officer. 
 + 
 +===Blue Mountains Community Workshop=== 
 + 
 +From the last workshop held at the District Office N.P.W.S. the "​Friends of Blue Gum" was formed. 
 + 
 +===Varney Bridge - Royal National Park=== 
 + 
 +This bridge is the wooden bridge across the Hacking River at Audley upstream from the concrete causeway. It is intended to renew the wooden decking on this bridge between April and October. This work will stop a crossing of the Hacking upstream of the Kangaroo Creek junction at Audley. 
 + 
 +===Anzac Day Service=== 
 + 
 +Confederation is holding a service at Splendour Rock. Those who are unable to walk in the full distance are requested to meet at Megalong Crossing at 10.30 hours so that arrangements can be made for transport to Medlow Gap. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====New National Parks.===== 
 + 
 +by Alex Colley 
 + 
 +The National Parks and Wildlife (New Areas and Miscellaneous ​Provisions) Bill, prepared by the National Parks Association and moved by Dr. Macdonald, is now before State Parliament. ​It seeks to create some of the 20 parks promised by the ALP at the 1987 election and requires the National Parks and Wildlife Service to investigate some of the Association'​s proposals. The legislation would protect many of the last refuges of biodiversity and endangered speciessuch as Ben Hall's Gap. In view of Australia'​s signature of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which commits ​us to establish and manage components of biological diversity, and the State'​s signature of the National Forest Policy, which commits NSW to preserve forests and wilderness with conservation values, the Bill should be passed. 
 + 
 +What remains unmined of the "​Gardens of Stone" (headwaters of The Wolgan and Capertee Rivers) is included in the Bill as an area for investigation. The Colong Foundation is seeking an amendment which would create ​"Gardens of Stone" park, consisting of a section extending from Mount Genowlan, through the Pantoney'​s Crown Nature ​Reserve and along the Capertee-Wolgan divide to Wollemi National Park. If accepted it will ensure that this remnant of the scenic "pagoda" country is preserved from the depredations of the miners. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Advance Notice - South American Odyssey.==== 
 + 
 +Approximately December 1993 January 1994. 
 + 
 +Leader: Peter Christian
 + 
 +comprehensive journey with an extensive itineraryIn conjunction with Russell Willis of Willis's Walkabouts who has considerable expertise and local knowledge in this areaplus fluency in Spanish
 + 
 +__Note__This trip will be approximately ​20-25% ​cheaper than other similar commercially operated ventures
 + 
 +__Duration__Minimum 4 1/2 weeksMaximum 5 1/2 weeks
 + 
 +__Contact time__Please ring __only__ before May 20 (8-9.30pm__or__ between June 15-21 (8-9.30pm) __or__ short letter by June 21. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====Wet Weather Walking.===== 
 + 
 +by Morag Ryder 
 + 
 +In the Annual:​Report the Walks SecretaryBill Holland, commented that recently, walkers have cancelled weekend walks if the weather looked like rain. 
 + 
 +In times past walkers went out, no matter what the weather. Despite having only cape-groundsheets or oiled japara rain jackets. Their shelters were fly sheets, or a prized Golden Tan japara tent.
  
-PAGE 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKE'​R APRIL. 993 
-WET- WEATHF'​T.R VIALX NG 
-- by Morag Ryder 
-In the Annual:​Report. the Walks Secretary, Bill Holland, commented that recently, '​walkers have cancelled weekend walks if the weather looked like 
-rain 
-In tiMes past walkers went out, no matter what the weather. Despite 
-having only cape-groundsheets or oiled jaPara rain jackets. Their shelters. were fly sheets, or a prized Golden Tan japara tent. 
 Now we have all manner of breathable waterproof fabrics, framed tents with '​seam-sealed tub floors'​ - and still the walkers cancel! Now we have all manner of breathable waterproof fabrics, framed tents with '​seam-sealed tub floors'​ - and still the walkers cancel!
-Have we all become a nation of wimps - so sugary sweet that we might dissolve in the wet? Or could it be that all the sales-talk hasn't quite convinced us of the effectiveness of these high priced, high tech goodies? 
-Provided your gear does keep you dry, walking in the wet can be exciting. Everythjing becomes more adventurous,​ and how the adrenalin flows! Creeks become a,​challengenavigation more critical, and a simple rock scramble 
-makes you feel positively intrepid., 
  
-One of the most enjoyable walks I can remember, was down Bonnum Pic Creek when it poured all weekend. Perhaps the rain made us all slightly mad,' but I have never heard so many jokes and stories, or laughed so much on any +Have we all become a nation ​of wimps - so sugary sweet that we might dissolve ​in the wet? Or could it be that all the sales-talk hasn't __quite__ convinced us of the effectiveness ​of these high pricedhigh tech goodies?
-other walk. And yes, we DID have fires. We built them under an awning, +
-until they were so big not even the rain could extinguish them. +
-Wilderness seems wilder and more dramatic ​in the wet. The flare and crackle of lightning over Clyde River; rain and wind driving me up Gordon Smith Pass with low cloud boiling up from Kanangra Gorge, like a witches +
-cauldron. Of these-things are' great memories made - I've enjoyed ​all the +
-wet walks I've done, both with the club and by myself. +
-Let the wimps stay at home and cringe; they'​ll never know what they have missed. The melodrama ​of a thunderstorm over Burragorang, ​the magic of a rainboW over Pigeon.House. nAnd ahthe bliss of dry shoes and socks when +
-you get back to the cars!! +
-Keep walking...,​ +
- ​74,​1..*.,​*.N.t1,​(7,:​i.* +
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR MAY +
-19 May "Top End" slides - Jo Hynes.& Margaret Niven. +
-26 May Hawaiian Slides.- Peter Miller. +
-DINNER before meeting 19th May at Thai Restaurant (upstairs) in Fitzroy Street, a few doors from the club.+
  
 +Provided your gear __does__ keep you dry, walking in the wet can be exciting. Everything becomes more adventurous,​ and how the adrenalin flows! Creeks become a challenge, navigation more critical, and a simple rock scramble makes you feel positively intrepid.
 +
 +One of the most enjoyable walks I can remember, was down Bonnum Pic Creek when it poured all weekend. Perhaps the rain made us all slightly mad, but I have never heard so many jokes and stories, or laughed so much on any other walk. And yes, we DID have fires. We built them under an awning, until they were so big not even the rain could extinguish them.
 +
 +Wilderness seems wilder and more dramatic in the wet. The flare and crackle of lightning over Clyde River; rain and wind driving me up Gordon Smith Pass with low cloud boiling up from Kanangra Gorge, like a witches cauldron. Of these things are great memories made - I've enjoyed all the wet walks I've done, both with the club and by myself.
 +
 +Let the wimps stay at home and cringe; they'​ll never know what they have missed. The melodrama of a thunderstorm over Burragorang,​ the magic of a rainbow over Pigeon House. And ah, the bliss of dry shoes and socks when you get back to the cars!!
 +
 +Keep walking...
 +
 +----
 +
 +====Social Notes For May.====
 +
 +19 May - "Top End" slides - Jo Hynes & Margaret Niven.
 +
 +26 May - Hawaiian Slides - Peter Miller.
 +
 +Dinner before meeting 19th May at Thai Restaurant (upstairs) in Fitzroy Street, a few doors from the club.
 +
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