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 Established June 1931 Established June 1931
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-AL-PrNE; +===== September, 1993 ===== 
-A monthly bulletin ​matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers Inc, Box 4476 GPO, Sydney 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli+ 
 +A monthly bulletin ​of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers Inc., Box 4476 GPO, Sydney 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli
 (near Milson'​s Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday. To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager. (near Milson'​s Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday. To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager.
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-George Mawer, 42 Lincoln R , Georges Hall 2198 Telephone 707 1343 
-Joy Hynes, 36 Lewis st, Dee Why 2099 Telephone 982 2615 (H), 888 3144 (B) 
-Fran Holland, Telephone 484 6636 
-Kenn Clacher, Kay Chan, Barrie Murdoch, Margaret'​ Niven & Les Powell 
-**-X-***-/​e.. -***-3C-**-rrn-**-3HCX-** 
-EDITOR 
-BUSINESS MANAGER 
-PRODUCTION '​MANAGER TYPIST LAY-OUT ILLUSTRATOR PRINTERS 
- K441 Brown Mar ag Ryder  
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-SEPTEMBER 19.93: 
-Easy Medium....??​ 
-Travelling in Alaska 
-Wattle Time 
-Soial Notes 
-From the Clubroom - 
-McPherson Ranges & Mount Barney 
-Canoeing 400 Miles Down the Yukon River Conederation of BW ClUbs NSW - 
-July, August and Annual General Meetings Europe Revisited During Autumn/​Winter 1991 The August General Meeting 0 
-SBW Annual Re-Union 
-Page 
-by Morag Ryder 2 Shirley Dean 
-Morag Ryder 6 
-John Hogan 6 
-Maurice Smith 8 
-Jim Callaway 10 
-Rudi Dezelin 13 
-Maurice Smith 17 
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-Advertisements:​ Alpsports 
-Willis'​s Walkabouts 
-Blue Mountains Outdoor Clothing Specialists '​Eastwood Camping Centre 
-Mountain Equipment 
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-Leader - George Mawer. Followers - Judy Mahaffey, Greta & Patrick Jameth, 
-Peter Lafferty, John Nazy, Joanne (?), Morag Ryder. 
-"Easy medium....no need for t'​entS..'​suit'​beginners"​ said the..program,​. "Suits me too", thought I A cold Friday nightwas followed by a wilder 
-but Cloudy Sat..utday, when we began the energetic wriggle down Blayden'​s Pass. 
-Some time later we arrived at the outlet, breathless but reasonably intact. Morning tea on Booligah Creek, in a forest of wattles heavy with flowers, sitting on soft grass and befriended by the occasional 
- ​leech. 
-Packs weighted with water for lunch; we began the slow ascent to Danjera Plateau. Speedy Peter and 'John stood on the escarpment. making encouTaging.. noises, as we searched far Harris 
-Hole. "I can't get in there" said judy, eyeing the...tunnel,​laut-she 
-BLAYDEN'​S-PASS- DANJERA_PLATEAU ETC., ' 7/8 AUGUST, 1993  
-BLAYDEN'​S PASS 
-THE 1ti'​S4.ALKER",,​E.:​ 
--:?​q7mBER,​1993- 
  
-EASY. MEDIUM ​ + 
-:....amobworow.1 +|Editor:|George Mawer|42 Lincoln Rd, Georges Hall 2198|Telephone 707 1343| 
-I should have kept +|Business Manager:​|Joy Hynes|36 Lewis St, Dee Why 2099|Telephone 982 2615 (H), 888 3144 (B)| 
-to my diet.. +|Production Manager:​|Fran Holland||Telephone 484 6636| 
-liarris must have been +|Typist & Lay-Out:​|Kath Brown||| 
-a lot thinner +|Illustrator:​|Morag Ryder||| 
-than I am..., +|Printers:​||Kenn Clacher, Kay Chan, Barrie Murdoch, Margaret Niven & Les Powell| 
-where was the slot? More + 
-last - Gemma'​s ​Slot+ 
-A warm, lazy lunch in the sun, with views overDanjera Creek. Fortified, we plunged into the flowering scrub and '​scrambledacross ​three gullies, +|Easy Medium....??|by Morag Ryder|2| ​ 
-two dry and one with deep water.' ​Our resourceful ​reader ​found the perfect crossing-log:​ complete with a long branch which served as ahhandrail+|Travelling in Alaska|Shirley Dean|4| 
-More scrub, combined,​with..Careful +|Wattle Time|Morag Ryder|6| 
-navigation. "I know it's here," muttered,George, as we battled through thescrub along the cliff edge....; John Peeredover ​the edge, and cried t riumPhantly."​That ​jooks like the +|Social Notes|John Hogan|6| 
-.cave!" Our leader agreed. But  +|From the Clubroom -||| 
-searching an&More Scratches.;. then at-last,at +|McPherson Ranges & Mount Barney|| 
-SEPTEMBER 1993 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE 3 +|Canoeing 400 Miles Down the Yukon River|Maurice Smith|8| 
-For the third time that day, we towed our packs through a crevice and then went' ​down to the beautiful Discovery Cave. Definitely worth the +|Confederation of BW Clubs NSW - July, August and Annual General Meetings|Jim Callaway|10| 
-effort. Having booked our accommodation,​ George said, "​Let'​s have a look at the '​Passage of Time' on the other side of Bundundah Creek"​. Away they galloped, with Peter leading the charge. +|Europe Revisited During Autumn/​Winter 1991|Rudi Dezelin|13| 
-All except yours truly, who collected water and stayed to enjoy the sunny overhang in peace. Close to dusk I lit a small fire, just as Greta and +|The August General Meeting|Maurice Smith|17| 
-Patrick returned. The others returned about dark, a trifle muddy but+|SBW Annual Re-Union||18| 
 +^Advertisements:​^^^ 
 +|Alpsports||7| 
 +|Willis'​s Walkabouts||9| 
 +|Blue Mountains Outdoor Clothing Specialists||12| 
 +|Eastwood Camping Centre||15| 
 +|Mountain Equipment||16| 
 + 
 +===== Easy Medium ​... ?? ===== 
 + 
 +by Morag Ryder 
 + 
 +|Leader:​|George Mawer| 
 +|Followers:​|Judy Mahaffey, Greta & Patrick James, Peter Lafferty, John Nazy, Joanne (?), Morag Ryder| 
 +==== Blayden'​s Pass - Danjera Plateau etc.,  7/8 August, 1993 ==== 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +"Easy medium....no need for tents...suit beginners"​ said the program. "Suits me too"thought I.  A cold Friday night was followed by a wilder but cloudy Saturday, when we began the energetic wriggle down Blayden'​s ​Pass. 
 + 
 +Some time later we arrived at the outlet, breathless but reasonably intact. Morning tea on Boolijah Creek, in a forest of wattles heavy with flowers, sitting on soft grass and befriended by the occasional leech. 
 + 
 +Packs weighted with water for lunch; we began the slow ascent to Danjera Plateau. Speedy Peter and John stood on the escarpment making encouraging noises, as we searched for Harris'​ Hole. "I can't get in there" said Judy, eyeing the...tunnel,​ but she did. 
 + 
 +A warm, lazy lunch in the sun, with views over Danjera Creek. Fortified, we plunged into the flowering scrub and scrambled across ​three gullies, two dry and one with deep water. Our resourceful ​leader ​found the perfect crossing-log:​ complete with a long branch which served as a handrail. 
 + 
 +More scrub, combined, with careful ​navigation. "I know it's here," muttered George, as we battled through the scrub along the cliff edge; John peered over the edge, and cried triumphantly. "​That ​looks like the cave!" Our leader agreed. But where was the slot? More searching and more scratches. then at last, at last - Gemma'​s slot. 
 + 
 +For the third time that day, we towed our packs through a crevice and then went down to the beautiful Discovery Cave. Definitely worth the effort. Having booked our accommodation,​ George said, "​Let'​s have a look at the '​Passage of Time' on the other side of Bundundah Creek"​. Away they galloped, with Peter leading the charge. 
 + 
 +All except yours truly, who collected water and stayed to enjoy the sunny overhang in peace. Close to dusk I lit a small fire, just as Greta and Patrick returned. The others returned about dark, a trifle muddy but
 well satisfied with the Passage - Timely or otherwise. well satisfied with the Passage - Timely or otherwise.
-whisk wattle blossoms through the'​ait. + 
-George had intended to return via Danjera Creek, but it-was very slippery. Peter said, "​I'​ve been down another way - we go to the end,. of the plateau and down a narrow, rock nose, which will eventually take us down to Booligah ​Creek"​. George considered this for a while and said - "All right, let's give it a go." +George had intended to return via Danjera Creek, but it was very slippery. Peter said, "​I'​ve been down another way - we go to the end of the plateau and down a narrow, rock nose, which will eventually take us down to Boolijah ​Creek"​. George considered this for a while and said - "All right, let's give it a go." 
-Trustfully, we trotted along behind George and Greta, his 2 IC. for navigation. Heavy clouds above, while below the scrub bloomed and the wind blew - hard enough to + 
-Across the saddle was easy enough, but the long, curved escarpment with its +Trustfully, we trotted along behind George and Greta, his 2IC for navigation. Heavy clouds above, while below the scrub bloomed and the wind blew - hard enough to whisk wattle blossoms through the air. 
-many gullies and little noses was a navigational trap. "I think this is + 
-it," said George looking hopefully through the scrub. But after a short +Across the saddle was easy enough, but the long, curved escarpment with its many gullies and little noses was a navigational trap. "I think this is it," said George looking hopefully through the scrub. But after a short 
-distance, Greta began'to mutter and shake her head. A consultation,​ +distance, Greta began to mutter and shake her head. A consultation,​ "​We'​ve gone too far," said George. About turn, back through the scrub to something which agreed with the compasses. Peter murmured, "I seem to remember we had same trouble last time"(Now he tells us!) 
-"​We'​ve gone -too far," said George. About turn, back through the scrub to something which agreed with the + 
-compasses. Peter murmured, "I seem to remember we hadsame trouble +The next nose was nice and open. The sun popped out and George declared lunch. Fed and tea-ed, we wandered along. - only to be confronted by a sheer drop. Another consultation,​ "We haven'​t gone far enough,"​ said George. 
-last time"(NoW he tells us!) + 
-The next nose was nice and open. The sun popped out and George,. declared lunch. Fed and tea7ed, we wandered along. - only to be confronted by a sheer drop. Another consultation,​ "We haven'​tgone far enough,"​ said George. +The flowers bloomed and the wind blew - and George'​s scratches began to bleed. Consultation No.3. "​This ​**must** be it," growled GeorgeThe spur curved in the right direction, growing ​thinner ​and thinner, with cliffs on both sides. The end at last - a tangle of mighty rocks and crevices. On the left was a sheer drop with a large cairn - (interesting) 
-The flowers bloomed and the wind blew - and George'​s scratches began to bleed. Consultation No.3. "This must be it," growled George+ 
-The spur curved in the right direction, growing ​thinnr ​and thinner, with' ​cliffs on both sides.. The end at last - a tangle of mighty rocks and crevices. On the left was a sheer drop with a large cairn - (interesting +On the right were no markers, but Peter said."I'​m ​sure we went down on the right"​. Five minutes later he called "This way!" and we had an easy slither down through the ferns. Back around to the point again - choice of three spurs to the creek. More consultation with 21C Greta, then George signalled us down. And down, and down....... 
-Perhaps + 
-they used parachutes.. +Boolijah Creek at last! A well earned rest and drink, followed by a steep climb and the reverse-wriggle up Blayden'​s ​Pass. With packs only slightly tattered, we meandered back to the cars. Close to dusk, George led the cavalry charge back to Nowra and food, glorious food... 
-PAGE 4 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER SEPTEMBER 1993 + 
-On the right were no markers, but Peter said."Itm sure we went down' ​on the right"​. Five minutes later he called"​This way!"and we had an easy slither down through the ferns.Back around to the point again- +A great walk George, lets go back and do it all again! 
-_a choice of three spurs to the creek. More--consultation with 21CGreta, then George signalled us down. And down, and down...... +===== Travelling in Alaska ​===== 
-all dgainl + 
-....and I should have put my pack on a diet +by Shirley Dean 
-Boolijah Creek at lasts. ​A well earned rest and drink, followed by a steep climb and the reverse-wriggle up Blaydents ​Pass. With packs only slightly tattered, we meandered back to the cars. Close to dusk, George led the cavalry charge back to Nowra and fbod, glorious food... +
-A great walk George, lets go back and do it +
-Travelling in AlaskaShirley Dean+
 There is no doubt about it, the friends you make in the SBW are friends for life, alnd in a very special way. When Marjorie Johnston, whom I met on a walk from Kanangra to Katoornba in 1943, suggested that I join her in 1993 to travel in Alaska I did not hesitate. After all we had shared the agony of Rick-Rack-Roar and Rumble on a hot summer'​s day only a decade or so ago. There is no doubt about it, the friends you make in the SBW are friends for life, alnd in a very special way. When Marjorie Johnston, whom I met on a walk from Kanangra to Katoornba in 1943, suggested that I join her in 1993 to travel in Alaska I did not hesitate. After all we had shared the agony of Rick-Rack-Roar and Rumble on a hot summer'​s day only a decade or so ago.
 As trips goAlaska provides all a bushwalker mighed,ream of Walking, scenery,1 snow, glaciers, wildlife; plenty of glorious national parks and wilderness areas. 1 As trips goAlaska provides all a bushwalker mighed,ream of Walking, scenery,1 snow, glaciers, wildlife; plenty of glorious national parks and wilderness areas. 1
 We planned to Spend as much time as possible in Glacier Bay National Park and also the Denali National Park, as well as being shoe-string travellers in the Southeast and the Kenair eninsular. We planned to Spend as much time as possible in Glacier Bay National Park and also the Denali National Park, as well as being shoe-string travellers in the Southeast and the Kenair eninsular.
 The State Marine Highway which runs from Bellingham to Skagway was a very relaxing',​ scenic and cheap way in travel the first section of the State - Prince Ruport to Skagway is also called the panhandle, a reminder of the gold rush days in the late 1800s. The ferries run all the' year-round, but in the /ate Spring and Summer their numbers increase to handle the'​huge road vans, caravans etc4 and their owners who want to spend summer in Alaska.'​ The cheapest way is to pay for a passage and then either put a tent up on the deck, or take up a banana lounge in the solarium, and sleep there or turn up early and park in a reclining chair. There are also cabins at an extra cost.. The food on board and service is good, cheap and very friendl. The State Marine Highway which runs from Bellingham to Skagway was a very relaxing',​ scenic and cheap way in travel the first section of the State - Prince Ruport to Skagway is also called the panhandle, a reminder of the gold rush days in the late 1800s. The ferries run all the' year-round, but in the /ate Spring and Summer their numbers increase to handle the'​huge road vans, caravans etc4 and their owners who want to spend summer in Alaska.'​ The cheapest way is to pay for a passage and then either put a tent up on the deck, or take up a banana lounge in the solarium, and sleep there or turn up early and park in a reclining chair. There are also cabins at an extra cost.. The food on board and service is good, cheap and very friendl.
-SEPTEMBER 1993 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE 5+
 So we spent a week or more travelling the pan-handle, getting on and off the ferry, staying two or three days where the fancy took us. All the towns, Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg, Juneau and Wrangell have mountains to climb, day walks, more than one day walks and also little float planes which will take you into the middle of A forestry area or National Park Where you can stay a week in a rented log cabin or camp. So we spent a week or more travelling the pan-handle, getting on and off the ferry, staying two or three days where the fancy took us. All the towns, Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg, Juneau and Wrangell have mountains to climb, day walks, more than one day walks and also little float planes which will take you into the middle of A forestry area or National Park Where you can stay a week in a rented log cabin or camp.
 Denali National Park (a subarctic park) is different but also worth the time and effort of getting there. We returned to Juneau from Glacier Bay and took the ferry to Skagway, and then the bus up through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, through Whitehorse to Fairbanks. The train from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and then on to Anchorage, with its glass dome and commentary from an Alaskan rail worker makes the journey exciting and gives the passengers a perspective , historically as well as socially; something I had not encountered anywhere else. We stayed just outside Denali National Park and spent our days travelling on the Free Shuttle Bus provided by the Park, to anywhere on the road where we thought we might like to do some walking. We had plenty of daylight hours for this as the sun rose at 2.30am and set at 11.30 pm. Mt. Denali (or Mt. McKinley) is the biggest massive I have seen and it of scenic interest in. that it rises from an elevation of 610 metre so that at 6194 metres it stands out hugelyfrorn the rest of the range. While we were there a woman from Adelaide successfully climbed it, even though there had been a climbing death earlier in the month. Denali National Park (a subarctic park) is different but also worth the time and effort of getting there. We returned to Juneau from Glacier Bay and took the ferry to Skagway, and then the bus up through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, through Whitehorse to Fairbanks. The train from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and then on to Anchorage, with its glass dome and commentary from an Alaskan rail worker makes the journey exciting and gives the passengers a perspective , historically as well as socially; something I had not encountered anywhere else. We stayed just outside Denali National Park and spent our days travelling on the Free Shuttle Bus provided by the Park, to anywhere on the road where we thought we might like to do some walking. We had plenty of daylight hours for this as the sun rose at 2.30am and set at 11.30 pm. Mt. Denali (or Mt. McKinley) is the biggest massive I have seen and it of scenic interest in. that it rises from an elevation of 610 metre so that at 6194 metres it stands out hugelyfrorn the rest of the range. While we were there a woman from Adelaide successfully climbed it, even though there had been a climbing death earlier in the month.
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 We flew out of Juneau to Gustavus (about one and a half hours) and then by road to Glacier Bay National Park where we stayed for a week - some of the time in a dormitory provided by the National Park,, and some of the time on the Bay in something the size of a Halvorson Cruiser. Glacier Bay was discovered in 1774 and in the late 1800s John Muir found that the end of-the bay had retreated some 32 kms in that time and in 1994 the Bay is some 100 kms from Icy Strait. So it is immense interest to the environmentalists etc. There are 16 tidewater glaciers within the-Bay spilling out of the mountains and the cruise on and around the Bay was most worth while. There is also a lot of interest in the surrounding area, and the National Park Rangers give an excellent range of lectures and act as guides both on and off the water. We saw brown bears, humpback whales, sea otters, moose and a variety of birds. Vti We flew out of Juneau to Gustavus (about one and a half hours) and then by road to Glacier Bay National Park where we stayed for a week - some of the time in a dormitory provided by the National Park,, and some of the time on the Bay in something the size of a Halvorson Cruiser. Glacier Bay was discovered in 1774 and in the late 1800s John Muir found that the end of-the bay had retreated some 32 kms in that time and in 1994 the Bay is some 100 kms from Icy Strait. So it is immense interest to the environmentalists etc. There are 16 tidewater glaciers within the-Bay spilling out of the mountains and the cruise on and around the Bay was most worth while. There is also a lot of interest in the surrounding area, and the National Park Rangers give an excellent range of lectures and act as guides both on and off the water. We saw brown bears, humpback whales, sea otters, moose and a variety of birds. Vti
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-PAGE 6 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER SEPTEMBER 1993+
 I could go on and on about the variety of Parks and the varie of activities around the Parks in Alaska, but the purpose of this article I think is mainly to say how Cheaply ozte can do it and hoW easily. At every point there are camping facilities, and at every point there is a mountain to be. climbed, a view to be seen and a glacier to gaze at. From Bellingham to Bellingham (5 weeks) with travel, food and the odd accommodation it cast me about an Oz dollar a mile. I could go on and on about the variety of Parks and the varie of activities around the Parks in Alaska, but the purpose of this article I think is mainly to say how Cheaply ozte can do it and hoW easily. At every point there are camping facilities, and at every point there is a mountain to be. climbed, a view to be seen and a glacier to gaze at. From Bellingham to Bellingham (5 weeks) with travel, food and the odd accommodation it cast me about an Oz dollar a mile.
 also had the added pleasure of having a meal. with Ross Wyborn and family in Vncouver, loss is a second generation SW who migrated to Canada in the 70s and is how happily and successfully making,​manaarturing and bike gear. He showed Marjorie and me his slides on kayaking in Glacier Bay, which were glorious+ also had the added pleasure of having a meal. with Ross Wyborn and family in Vncouver, loss is a second generation SW who migrated to Canada in the 70s and is how happily and successfully making,​manaarturing and bike gear. He showed Marjorie and me his slides on kayaking in Glacier Bay, which were glorious+
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-Gold upon gold upon gold - who would have thought these old dry twigs 
-had so much gold in them 
-Erupting from green ridges then flowing molten, down pouring into the stony gully and blazing up the other side 
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-Flinging showers of pure gold high against the winter sun votive offerings to their creator gold returning to gold again. + 
-7 +===== Wattle Time ===== 
-SOCIAL NOTES  + 
-Please note changes,to the'Social ':​everse the order of our "​speakers",​ r: -"​Summer Activities"​ on 20th October+Gold upon gold upon gold -\\ who would have thought\\ these old dry twigs\\ had so much gold in them 
 + 
 +Erupting from green ridges\\ then flowing molten,\\ down pouring into the stony gully\\ and blazing up the other side 
 + 
 +Flinging showers of pure gold\\ high against the winter sun\\ votive offerings to their creator\\ gold returning to gold again. 
 + 
 +===== Social Notes ===== 
 +by John Hogan 
 + 
 +Please note changes,to the Social ':​everse the order of our "​speakers",​ r: -"​Summer Activities"​ on 20th October
 "Crazy Whist Night" on October 27th by John Hogan "Crazy Whist Night" on October 27th by John Hogan
 Programfor October. We have had to so that Kenn Clacher. ,will speak on and Olvier Crawford will arrange the Programfor October. We have had to so that Kenn Clacher. ,will speak on and Olvier Crawford will arrange the
 Don't forget the RE-UNION at Coolana on 23/24th October. This is always Don't forget the RE-UNION at Coolana on 23/24th October. This is always
-.a fun weekend. ​GOOD WALKING! +.a fun weekend. ​
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-Special prices for club members. + 
-Week or weekend rates. +triple ​act comprising David Roston, Tony Holgate and Sprio Hajinakitas ​presented a slide evening of their walk undertaken in late May and early June this year.  ​The party comprised 10 intrepid ​members of the club, including the three slide presenters. 
- DISCOUNT FOR CLUB MEMBERS + 
-IMMION1111111111111111111r +David started the evening by telling us about the constant problems caused by lack of adequate water, ​despite the recent rain that had fallen in the areaIt would seem that the vegetation manages to survive on the occasional rainfall and water in the form of mists and dew. Some further details can be found by reference to Barry Wallace'​s write-up in of the July general meeting published in the July issue of the club's newsletter. 
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-1111:​101111011.1. +Among the scenes ​shown on the slides that caught my eye were the vertical face of Mt. Mitchell, the black boy forests, rain forest pockets, wildflowersmists. The ridge line access to Mt Barney appeared to be an interesting ​walk. While the camp site on Mt. Barney provided a delightful view of the mountain. 
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-ard. +David drew considerable laughter from the audience when in a delightful scene he seemed to be lecturing three lady party members who looked incredibly bored. I think it deserves to be used in a "​supply the caption competition", with the question being "what is David proposing that we do tonight?"​
-our 'One Stop`_ Adventure Shop + 
-1045-1047 Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114. Ph: (02) 858 5844 +Folks, thanks for sharing your trip with us. 
-PAGE 8 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER SEPTEMBER 1993  + 
-FROM THE CLUBROOM +==== Canoeing 400 miles down the Yukon River ==== 
-By M4Irite Smith MC PHERSON RANGES AND WIT. BARNEY + 
-triple_ ​act comprising David Roston, Tony Holgate and Slirc Hajipakitas ​presented a siide evening of theirwalk undertaken in late May and early June this year The party comprised 10 infrepid, ​members of the club, including the three slide presenters. +When John Hogan announced this item on the social calendar at a recent general meeting considerable laughter was brought forth by the question from Maurie Bloom to Dot "​was,​that an overnighter Dot7'. We now know that In June 1975, Dot paddled for a fortnight downAhe Alaskan Yukon River. The party included Dot, her daughter Rona, son- in-law Jack, and various other friends, including a quite young child, travelling in five canoes
-David started the evening by telling us about the constant problems caused by lack of adequate water, ​'​despiteAhe ​recent rain that had fallen in the area It would seem that the vegetation manages to survive on the occasional rainfall and water in the form of mists and dew. Some further details can be found by reference to Barry Wallace'​s write-up in of the July general meeting published in the July issue of the club's newsletter. +
-Among the scerlei ​shown on the slides that caught my eye were the vertical face of Mt. Mitchell, the black by forests, rain forest pockets, wildflowersmists. The ridge line access to Mt Barney appeared to be an Interesting ​walk. While the camp site on Mt.Barney provided a delightful view of the mountain. +
-David drew considerable laughter from the audience when in a delightful scene he seemed to be lecturing three lady party members who looked incredibly bored. I think it deserves to be used in a "​supply the caption competition''​, with the question being "what is David proposing that we do tonight?"​ +
-Folks, thanks for sharing your trip with+
-NOEtNGOO MILES Dovoljtty t.micRi_mR +
-When John Hoganannounced this item on the social calendar at a recent general meeting considerable laughter was brought forth by the question from Maurie Bloom to Dot "​was,​that an overnighter Dot7'. We now know that In June 1975, Dot paddled for a fortnight downAhe Alaskan Yukon River. The party included Dot, her daughter Rona, son- in-law Jack, and various other friends, including a quite young child, travelling in five canoes+
 retlowing tha malt of tho vim thp Yukon River fIQw ta raPici rate and considerable volume (and very cold) through significant areas of Alaskan wilderness. The population of the wilderness, seen !Fiy, Dot seemed to be composed of a large number of insect living out their short aggressiVe lives in the brief AlaSkan summer, bears building up their _layers of fat for next winter, and large tasty fish. retlowing tha malt of tho vim thp Yukon River fIQw ta raPici rate and considerable volume (and very cold) through significant areas of Alaskan wilderness. The population of the wilderness, seen !Fiy, Dot seemed to be composed of a large number of insect living out their short aggressiVe lives in the brief AlaSkan summer, bears building up their _layers of fat for next winter, and large tasty fish.
-SEPTEMBER 1993 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE 9+
 Although Dot and the party oniy saw one non-party person during their fortnight, there were plenty of '​signs. of previous human habitation, This evidence was decaying log cabins, boats, a. paddle steamer and ghost towns. What a hard life it must have been to live in the land of the midnight sun in mid-winter, The scenery -along the Yukon was grand, with granite mountains frequently coming down to the river side Although Dot and the party oniy saw one non-party person during their fortnight, there were plenty of '​signs. of previous human habitation, This evidence was decaying log cabins, boats, a. paddle steamer and ghost towns. What a hard life it must have been to live in the land of the midnight sun in mid-winter, The scenery -along the Yukon was grand, with granite mountains frequently coming down to the river side
 The decaying ,cabins were the source of wild fruit and vegetables that supplemented the fresh fish and the rations carrieo. in the canoes. The cabins were also the source of the Occasional hip bath wherein various members indulged in their ablutions. The decaying ,cabins were the source of wild fruit and vegetables that supplemented the fresh fish and the rations carrieo. in the canoes. The cabins were also the source of the Occasional hip bath wherein various members indulged in their ablutions.
 The trip ended in pawsoh City that had the appearance of a wild west pioneer. town, with more hotels than residents (well almost), including the Flora Dora Hotel (two storeys , galvanised iron) and the Occidental Hotel. The trip ended in pawsoh City that had the appearance of a wild west pioneer. town, with more hotels than residents (well almost), including the Flora Dora Hotel (two storeys , galvanised iron) and the Occidental Hotel.
 The evening came to a conclusion 'with Dot reciting the poem written by a well-known Canadian poet. The poem titled "The Cremation. of Jack McGee" deserves to. be printed in this newsletter, Maybe Dot will allow US to print the words in a future editibn. The evening came to a conclusion 'with Dot reciting the poem written by a well-known Canadian poet. The poem titled "The Cremation. of Jack McGee" deserves to. be printed in this newsletter, Maybe Dot will allow US to print the words in a future editibn.
-* * * * * * * * * + 
-THE KIMBERLEY COAST+===== Advertisement - Willis'​s Walkabout ===== 
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 +=== The Kimberley Coast === 
 Our most ambitious expedition - five weeks during March and April 1994 exploring the area between the Berkeley and Drysdale Rivers. Our most ambitious expedition - five weeks during March and April 1994 exploring the area between the Berkeley and Drysdale Rivers.
-Three sections: Berkeley to King George; ​,King George Falls area; King George to Drysdale. A float plane provides food drops and transport for those doing only one section. + 
-For further information about this unique opportunity to experience this magnificent wilderness at a time when the creeks and pools are all full, contact: +Three sections: Berkeley to King George; King George Falls area; King George to Drysdale. A float plane provides food drops and transport for those doing only one section. 
-Willis ​!S Walkabouts +For further information about this unique opportunity to experience this magnificent wilderness at a time when the creeks and pools are all full, contact: Willis'​s ​Walkabouts. 
-12 Carrington Street + 
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-PAGE 10. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER SEPTEMBER 1993- +
-CONFEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS (NSW)+
 by Jim Callaway by Jim Callaway
-MONTHLY MEETING JULY 1993+ 
 +==== Monthly Meeting July 1993 ==== 
 A letter was received 'from the Premier of NSW stating that the 1995 extension to Warragamba Dam was for flood mitigation purposes only. A letter was received 'from the Premier of NSW stating that the 1995 extension to Warragamba Dam was for flood mitigation purposes only.
 .George Souris ,​acknowledged a complaint that fluorescent paint had been used to mark the Six Foot Track for the annual marathon. .George Souris ,​acknowledged a complaint that fluorescent paint had been used to mark the Six Foot Track for the annual marathon.
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 In natural or navy blue, the "​Stormboy"​ is exclusive to Blue Mountains Outdoor Clothing Specialists. In natural or navy blue, the "​Stormboy"​ is exclusive to Blue Mountains Outdoor Clothing Specialists.
 Sizes 12, 14, 16 only $114; 18, 20, 22, 24 only $129. Sizes 12, 14, 16 only $114; 18, 20, 22, 24 only $129.
-SEPTEMBER 1993 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE 13 + 
-EUROPE REVISITED DURING AUTUMN/WINTER ​1991 +===== Europe re-visted during Autumn/Winter ​1991 ===== 
-by.Rudi Dezelin+ 
 +by Rudi Dezelin 
 1,/b7 primary '​reason for returning to Europe in 1991 was to revisit my relatives scattered in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, and whilst there took the opportunity to visit half a dozen different countries. My experiences 1,/b7 primary '​reason for returning to Europe in 1991 was to revisit my relatives scattered in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, and whilst there took the opportunity to visit half a dozen different countries. My experiences
 may_be of use to members contemplating overseas travel. may_be of use to members contemplating overseas travel.
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 State Opera, St. Stephens Cathedral, the Belvedere atd the Schoonbrunn Palaces. State Opera, St. Stephens Cathedral, the Belvedere atd the Schoonbrunn Palaces.
 After some skiing in the Austrian province of Styria, and a delightful "White Christmas"​ in the snow, it was with great sadness that I returned to Australia, flying out of Budapest with stopovers in London and Singapore, arriving back in Sydney in early January to face Sydney'​s oppressive heat and humidity. After some skiing in the Austrian province of Styria, and a delightful "White Christmas"​ in the snow, it was with great sadness that I returned to Australia, flying out of Budapest with stopovers in London and Singapore, arriving back in Sydney in early January to face Sydney'​s oppressive heat and humidity.
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-THE SYDNEY. BUSHWALKER +
-THE AUGU3ar GENERALMEETIfia+
 by Maurice Smith by Maurice Smith
-The August meeting was opened at 2015 with President an Debert in the chair and a large number of,​rrlerribers in attendance wafting eagerly for the festivities for Kath Brown'​s 80th birthday party to commence. An apology Was received from Barry VVallace, 
-Two new members were inducted into the club with the usual forMalities,​ they are Marian and Pau: Knight, a husband and wife team Welcome to the club folks and we look forVvard to enjoying your company on the track. 
-The minutes of the July general meeting. were read by Joy Hynes, Then followed correspondence incoming and outgoing,. The Treasurer'​s report followed with the advice that the club's bank account was in a healthy position. 
-Bill Holland then marched us through the Walks Report at a tigerish rate. There were no Major incidents on walks during the previous month. 
-Alex ,Col ley then proceeded to tell us briefly about current matters of interest on the 
-, 
-conservation scene. Advice has been received from the Australian, Conservation Foundation that donations to SBW can no longer be passed through them for the purpose of obtaining a tax deduction. A delegate to Natural Areas Ltd is required, after discussion it was agreed that Alex Colley be SBW's delegate: ​ 
-TheConfederation report was given by Bill Holland who advised that aircraft noise over national parks -is an issue which is being pursued. A new base radio- and a notebook computer are to be purchased for the Search and Rescue section of Confederation,​ The Water Board has advised of illegal helicopter flights over Lake Burragorang dropping off fisherpeople,​ any sighting 'of such, including, ideally, registration codes, are to be reported to the Euleburro branch, NPWS has spent $60,000 on e new boat ramp Pt RnnniR. Valp  
-.General Pusiness - Zol Bodlay advised that in a monument recently unveiled, in Burwood Park by thp Prime Minister, to commemorate the World War 11 Sandakan Death March, includes the name of one of the'​SBW'​s noted pre-war "​tiger"​ walkers Gordon Smith: Was n ou n cements then followed. 
-The meeting closed at 2100. Then followed the celebrations for Kath Brown'​s. 80th birthday. Kath is the long suffering typist of the club's newsletter. Brief speeches were made by our Social Secretary, President, and DotSutier, All members present offered their best wishes to Kath, A birthday toast was made followed by singing of songs appropriate to the occasion, Feasting on cake and drink by the assembled members then foilowed in the true busrvalker manner; that is, with great relish and in appropriate volume, 
-*****.**** ****** 
-THE SYDNEY PUSHWALKER 
-SEPTEMBER 199,3 
-spy ANNUAL RE-UNION 
-On 23/24th October the Club will hold the Annual Re-union at the Club's property "​Coolana"​ (see map below for those Who have never been there) in the ,Kangaroo Valley. This is an opportunity for old members to get together and for newmembers to see the:lovely property, meet older members, and have an 
-enjoyable time at a fixed camp. There will be a big campfire on the Saturday 
-night with singing and skits followed by supper provided by the Club. On the Sunday there is a damper-making competition'​ (using only S.R: Flour and 
-own).. This is in the ashes of the previous night'​s campfire._ , There is also swimming in the Kangaroo River with perhaps races and 
-Mid a lot of very pleasant bush to walk in. Water is laid on to the hut and the camping area. 
-ACCESS,- The entrance to the property is located at grid reference 692513 on CMA_map Burrier,​8928-2-N.'​ It is about two hours drive south of Sydney via 
-either the Hume or Prince'​s Highways, the distance approximately the same. DriVe to Mittagong via the Hume Highway, then turn off on the road to Moss Vale, then State Route 79 to Kangaroo Valley. Pass over the Hampden Bridge, 
-an impressive landmark complete with sandstone pylons, then turn at the second road to the right - Mount Scanzi Road which later veers right into Tallowa Dam Road. Coolana is about 5 km along and there is a signpost - "​Coolana 
-S.,​B.Walker"​ at the entrance of the access track. You can park along this track, then make your way downhill by foot - it only takes about 15 mihutes to the camping area.' 
  
-1-THANK YOU very much, bushwalkers,​ for the lovely party you arranged for my 8Qth birthday. It was a great evening. I renewed acquaintance ​with several old friends, and also spoke with many new ones, as well as the regulars that I know so well. There were about 60 people present, +The August meeting ​was opened at 2015 with President Ian Debert in the chair and a large number ​of members in attendance waiting eagerly for the festivities for Kath Brown'​s 80th birthday party to commence. An apology ​was received from Barry VVallace.
-we had balloons ​and light refreshments,​ speeches and photographs. And +
-lovely homemade birthday cake (thanks Fran). joining SBW was one of +
-the best things I did in my whole life - going to the bush every weekend with like-minded people ​was wonderful. And the social side of the Club +
-has been great too. So thank you all. +
-RATH BROWN+
  
 +Two new members were inducted into the club with the usual formalities,​ they are Marian and Paul Knight, a husband and wife team.  Welcome to the club folks and we look forward to enjoying your company on the track.
 +
 +The minutes of the July general meeting were read by Joy Hynes. Then followed correspondence incoming and outgoing. The Treasurer'​s report followed with the advice that the club's bank account was in a healthy position.
 +
 +Bill Holland then marched us through the Walks Report at a tigerish rate. There were no major incidents on walks during the previous month.
 +
 +Alex Colley then proceeded to tell us briefly about current matters of interest on the conservation scene. Advice has been received from the Australian Conservation Foundation that donations to SBW can no longer be passed through them for the purpose of obtaining a tax deduction. ​ A delegate to Natural Areas Ltd is required, after discussion it was agreed that Alex Colley be SBW's delegate.
 +
 +The Confederation report was given by Bill Holland who advised that aircraft noise over national parks is an issue which is being pursued. A new base radio and a notebook computer are to be purchased for the Search and Rescue section of Confederation. ​ The Water Board has advised of illegal helicopter flights over Lake Burragorang dropping off fisherpeople,​ any sighting of such, including, ideally, registration codes, are to be reported to the Bulaburra branch. ​ NPWS has spent $60,000 on a new boat ramp at Bonnie Vale.
 + 
 +General Business - Zol Bodlay advised that in a monument recently unveiled, in Burwood Park by thp Prime Minister, to commemorate the World War II Sandakan Death March, includes the name of one of the SBW's noted pre-war "​tiger"​ walkers Gordon Smith.
 +
 +Walks announcements then followed.
 +
 +The meeting closed at 2100. Then followed the celebrations for Kath Brown'​s 80th birthday. Kath is the long suffering typist of the club's newsletter. Brief speeches were made by our Social Secretary, President and Dot Butler. ​ All members present offered their best wishes to Kath.  A birthday toast was made followed by singing of songs appropriate to the occasion. Feasting on cake and drink by the assembled members then followed in the true bushwalker manner; that is, with great relish and in appropriate volume.
 +
 +===== S.B.W Annual Re-union =====
 +
 +On 23/24th October the Club will hold the Annual Re-union at the Club's property "​Coolana"​ (see map below for those who have never been there) in the Kangaroo Valley. This is an opportunity for old members to get together and for new members to see the lovely property, meet older members, and have an enjoyable time at a fixed camp. There will be a big campfire on the Saturday night with singing and skits followed by supper provided by the Club. On the Sunday there is a damper-making competition (using only S.R. Flour and water - bring your own). This is in the ashes of the previous night'​s campfire. There is also swimming in the Kangaroo River with perhaps races and lilo-floating. ​ And a lot of very pleasant bush to walk in.  Water is laid on to the hut and the camping area.
 +
 +**Access-** The entrance to the property is located at grid reference 692513 on CMA_map Burrier 8928-2-N. It is about two hours drive south of Sydney via either the Hume or Prince'​s Highways, the distance approximately the same. Drive to Mittagong via the Hume Highway, then turn off on the road to Moss Vale, then State Route 79 to Kangaroo Valley. Pass over the Hampden Bridge, an impressive landmark complete with sandstone pylons, then turn at the second road to the right - Mount Scanzi Road which later veers right into Tallowa Dam Road. Coolana is about 5 km along and there is a signpost - "​Coolana S.B. Walker"​ at the entrance of the access track. You can park along this track, then make your way downhill by foot - it only takes about 15 minutes to the camping area.
 +
 +<missing image - map of access to Coolana>
 +
 +===== Thank-you =====
 +by Kath Brown
 +
 +Thank you very much, bushwalkers,​ for the lovely party you arranged for my 8Qth birthday. It was a great evening. I renewed acquaintance with several old friends, and also spoke with many new ones, as well as the regulars that I know so well. There were about 60 people present, we had balloons and light refreshments,​ speeches and photographs. ​ And a lovely homemade birthday cake (thanks Fran). Joining SBW was one of the best things I did in my whole life - going to the bush every weekend with like-minded people was wonderful. And the social side of the Club
 +has been great too. So thank you all.
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