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vievems [The Sydney Bushwalkers List of New Members for August 1994]
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 ===== From the Editor ===== ===== From the Editor =====
  
 My special thanks to all of those people who have written to me about mobile telephones and other modern means of communication. We could only publish a few of your letters but the others were not wasted effort. They will all be considered in forming the Clubs "​Recommended Code of Conduct"​ for the use of these electronic contraptions. My special thanks to all of those people who have written to me about mobile telephones and other modern means of communication. We could only publish a few of your letters but the others were not wasted effort. They will all be considered in forming the Clubs "​Recommended Code of Conduct"​ for the use of these electronic contraptions.
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 ===== A novice camps in the snow ===== ===== A novice camps in the snow =====
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 ===== Development Threats To National Parks ===== ===== Development Threats To National Parks =====
  
-There is no end to development threats' ​to national parks. In the last issue the proposal to permit 400 helicopter flights over the Blue Mountains was 'deseribed. Two further threats have Surfaced ​recently - a Subdivision ​at Helensburgh ​an the Hacking River catchment anda.. horse manure composting.. proposal' ​for an inholding in Wollemi. ​, +There is no end to development threats to national parks. In the last issue the proposal to permit 400 helicopter flights over the Blue Mountains was deseribed. Two further threats have surfaced ​recently - a subdivision ​at Helensburgh ​on the Hacking River catchment and a horse manure composting proposal for an inholding in Wollemi. 
-TheLady Carrington Estate at fielensburgh ​would comprise 1,300 lots.. , Camp Creek, belowthe subdivision,​ which contains one of the last patches of rainforest near Sydney, Would be cleared and turned into a series of artificial ponds designed to prevent run-Off from reaching ​'theHacking River. Such containment ponds are notoriously unreliable. Over 10,0004 local residents petitioned against the proposal ​Which has been :twice rejected by Wollongong Council and opposed by Sutherland Council. There would be a high risk of + 
- ​Sediment ​and pollution entering the Hacking.Nevertheless the Minister for Planning has ordered a Commissidn of Inquiry to look into it . " +The Lady Carrington Estate at Helensburgh ​would comprise 1,300 lots. Camp Creek, below the subdivision,​ which contains one of the last patches of rainforest near Sydney ​would be cleared and turned into a series of artificial ponds designed to prevent run-off from reaching the Hacking River. Such containment ponds are notoriously unreliable. ​ Over 10,000 local residents petitioned against the proposal ​which has been twice rejected by Wollongong Council and opposed by Sutherland Council. There would be a high risk of sediment ​and pollution entering the Hacking. Nevertheless the Minister for Planning has ordered a Commissidn of Inquiry to look into it. 
-The proposalby Mushroom + 
-ont,​positor ​PtyLtd to transfer its +The proposal by Mushroom ​Compositor ​Pty Ltd to transfer its operations from Ebenezer to an inholding at Mebbin Swamp on Tinda Creek poses a very serious threat to Wollemi National Park and wilderness. The company is under 
-operations from Ebenezer to an +pressure from the Land and Environment Court to relocate its Operations from Ebenezer, where they are definitely "on the nose." 
-inholdingat Mebbin Swamp onTinda ​Creek poses a very serious + 
-threat to Wollemi National Park and +Some 1200 tonnes of horse manure per week would be taken to the Tinda Creek drains into the protected waters of Wollemi Creek and the Colo. The 3.3 kin
-wilderness. The company is under +
-pressure from,. the Land and +
-Environment ​:Court to relocate its +
-Operations from Ebenezer, where +
-they are definitely "on the nose."​ +
-Some 1200 tonnes of horse manure +
-per week would be taken to the +
-Tinda Creek drains into+
-the protected waters of Wollemi +
-Creek and the Colo. The 3.3 kin+
 access road crossing the swamp access road crossing the swamp
 would be upgraded and sealed. In would be upgraded and sealed. In
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 George George
  
-livers ​Walk in the +===== Olivers ​Walk in the Proposed Gardens Of Stone National Park ===== 
-Proposed Gardens +by Allan Wells\\ ​20th & 21st Aug 1994 
-Of Stone National + 
-Park +After missing out on Oliver Crawford'​s Freshwater Creek walk and being told how fantastic it Was by Jan Mohandas I was determined not to miss this one!. After picking :kip my mate Dave at 7arn we headed offfor the Baal Bane Gap area near Newnes'​. vvhere we met Oliver and the" others at 8:20. Introductions '​completed and John Hogan having weighed everyone'​s pack ("Oh no" said Dave, 'Not one of those Walks!"​):​ we - headed off for '​Maclean'​s Pass at an easy pace, NE,
-20th & 21st Aug' ​1994. +
-Allan Wells +
- After missing out onOliver Crawford'​s Freshwater Creek walk and being told how fantastic it Was by Jan Mohandas I was determined not to miss this one!. After picking :kip my mate Dave at 7arn we headed offfor the Baal Bane Gap area near Newnes'​. vvhere we met Oliver and the" others at 8:20. Introductions '​completed and John Hogan having weighed everyone'​s pack ("Oh no" said Dave, 'Not one of those Walks!"​):​ we - headed off for '​Maclean'​s Pass at an easy pace, NE,+
  along a dirt road: for a short distance before heading into the bush. We had to carry 4 litres of water each as the area is extremely dry.  along a dirt road: for a short distance before heading into the bush. We had to carry 4 litres of water each as the area is extremely dry.
 We soon came to a deep and beautiful grOttO which would make a top campsite, opening out to views of the Wolgan valley. After signing a small visitors book contained in a glass jar we backtracked,​ climbed out and pushed on to a deep ChaSm. "Good grief' I thought. ''​How on earth :do we get across this?​."'​ Someone had warned me to take a rope or tape when walking with Oliver but I thought they were joking! No worries. An easy scramble in and out sobn had us at our morning tea spot a large, flat, rock' area with strange wart like Stones scattered over its surface. Almost surrealistic,​ with excellent We soon came to a deep and beautiful grOttO which would make a top campsite, opening out to views of the Wolgan valley. After signing a small visitors book contained in a glass jar we backtracked,​ climbed out and pushed on to a deep ChaSm. "Good grief' I thought. ''​How on earth :do we get across this?​."'​ Someone had warned me to take a rope or tape when walking with Oliver but I thought they were joking! No worries. An easy scramble in and out sobn had us at our morning tea spot a large, flat, rock' area with strange wart like Stones scattered over its surface. Almost surrealistic,​ with excellent
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  Next morning, after a laid back breakfast we left at 9:10 with '​Oliver adding plenty. of interest and variation to the return'​ route. One pass led us onto a narrow cliff ledge. with spectacular views of the Capertee Valley as We edged around into Blue Rock 'Gap. In Maclean'​s Pass we came across this. amazing dome like chamber about 9 metres high sculpted out of a sheer cliff face in the gap. Soon, after the pass another Wonder to behold as we, went down a steep, narrow, but beautiful dry canyon which I was convinced would lead to a cliff edge but in reality brought us, into a secluded hidden valley. Easy level Walking through knee high bracken and then. onto an old overgrown timber cutter'​s road led to thefl dirt road , to Baal Bone Gap in one direction arid the Cars 1.5k in the other direction. We' dropped packs here and 'had a pleasant level walk towards Baal Bone Gap to check out, where a creek passed under the road. This confirmed it as a reliable source of water. in the. driest of weather, Heading back to collect our packs we arrived , at the cars around 4 pm to finish off one of the most interesting walks' I've ever been on Thank you Oliver!  Next morning, after a laid back breakfast we left at 9:10 with '​Oliver adding plenty. of interest and variation to the return'​ route. One pass led us onto a narrow cliff ledge. with spectacular views of the Capertee Valley as We edged around into Blue Rock 'Gap. In Maclean'​s Pass we came across this. amazing dome like chamber about 9 metres high sculpted out of a sheer cliff face in the gap. Soon, after the pass another Wonder to behold as we, went down a steep, narrow, but beautiful dry canyon which I was convinced would lead to a cliff edge but in reality brought us, into a secluded hidden valley. Easy level Walking through knee high bracken and then. onto an old overgrown timber cutter'​s road led to thefl dirt road , to Baal Bone Gap in one direction arid the Cars 1.5k in the other direction. We' dropped packs here and 'had a pleasant level walk towards Baal Bone Gap to check out, where a creek passed under the road. This confirmed it as a reliable source of water. in the. driest of weather, Heading back to collect our packs we arrived , at the cars around 4 pm to finish off one of the most interesting walks' I've ever been on Thank you Oliver!
 Oliver Crawford (leader), John Hogan, Lubo Huang, Dave Thurston,, Wells, Keith Bradbury, ob Oliver Crawford (leader), John Hogan, Lubo Huang, Dave Thurston,, Wells, Keith Bradbury, ob
-FloWers ​Of The + 
-Royal+===== Flowers ​Of The Royal ===== 
 Epacris obitusifolia Epacris obitusifolia
 Blunt-leaf Heath Family EpacridaCeae Blunt-leaf Heath Family EpacridaCeae
 Not as common as E longiflora, or E microphilla,​ this epacris is an erect shrub, 50-150 cm high, growing mostly in sandy swampy ground. Not as common as E longiflora, or E microphilla,​ this epacris is an erect shrub, 50-150 cm high, growing mostly in sandy swampy ground.
 Epacris. obtusifolia From NPWS Epacris. obtusifolia From NPWS
-The leaves are about 10 mm long, blunt and erect. 
-The Creamy-white'​. flowers',​ are bell shaped, about 8 mm long,- and are - crowded along the ends- of the branches: 
-Flowering June to November. 
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 ===== The Sydney Bushwalkers List of New Members for August 1994 ===== ===== The Sydney Bushwalkers List of New Members for August 1994 =====
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