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 Magazine Editor: George Mawer Committee Members: Morie Ward & , Annie Maguire Magazine Editor: George Mawer Committee Members: Morie Ward & , Annie Maguire
 Delegates to Confederation:​ Ken Smith Delegates to Confederation:​ Ken Smith
-WilfHilder, Jim Callaway+Wil fHilder, Jim Callaway
 The Man From Medlow Gap The Man From Medlow Gap
-In the July edition...of the maga4ne ​the editor SBW +In the July edition...of the magazine ​the editor SBW records the passing-- of -bar y - member, Margery Croker, saying his source of information was a letter from another senior member, Graham (Mouldy) Harrison:: The Crokers were.. a bit before , my time,. but I have clear memories ​of Mouldy, who I always think of as my "man at Medlow Gap"​. 
-records the paSsing-- of -bar y - member, Margery Croker, saying his source of information was a letter from another senior member, Graham (Mouldy) Harrison:: The Crokers were.. a bit before , my time,. but I have clear inemmies ​of Mouldy, who I always think of as my "man at Medlow Gap"​. +On the Saturday, of the -Australia Day (then Anniversary,​ pay) week-end, 25th January, 1941, a scrawny young fellow of 22 1/2 years set out from Wentworth Falls on what was planned to he an eight day walk ii' Kumba.- ​Coxs River, ​Jenolan ​Caves, Kanangra, ​Yerranderie ​and Wollondilly Riven to Bowral. At the time this skinny, ill equipped. character. had an ambition of becoming -a tpaSsibl bUsliwalker;​. b bcaniSb. it' Wai. a pastime.'​ kr Which he found a great deal of satisfaction,​ but he had misgivings as to his physical capacity, and was far, from sure, he had the resolution to-persevere with what could be a testing apprenticeship. Yes I admit I was not at all sure I could make it. 
-On the Saturday, of the -Australia Day (then Anniversary,​ pay) week-end, 25th January, 1941, a scrawny young fellow of 22 1/2 years set out from Wentworth Falls on what was planned to he an eight day walk ii' Kumba.- ​Cox'​S ​River, ​Jenolen ​Caves, Kanangra, ​Yernanderie ​and Wollondilly Riven to Bowral. At the time this skinny, ill equipped. character. had an ambition of becoming -a tpaSsibl bUsliwalker;​. b bcaniSb. it' Wai. a pastime.'​ kr Which he found a great deal of satisfaction,​ but he had misgivings as to his physical capacity, and was far, from sure, he had the resolution to-persevere with what could be a testing apprenticeship. Yes I admit I was not at all sure I could make it. +The Saturday night, was spent in tiny overhang Defile, but on Sunday morning I found a lush growth of nettles along the grassy banks of Coxs River. At the time I didnt know the botanical name for nettle. was "​nitica",​ but I found, they’d onnibly, and at Black Dog Ridge I gave the rest of the river away, and toiled up towards Medlow. Gay, headed. for Megalong, where I had hidden a: cache of small tins of food, intended to get Me as far as Yerranderie. 
-The Saturday night, ​-wasspent in tiny +Just as I came up to Medlow Gap I saw a small party of walkers, equipped with a lot of well-made gear, coming down the last slope from Debert Nob. A sturdily made woman was in front, and close behind a slender man, who I tool to be a few years older than was. Drawing closer, I realised the man must have suffered from polio in his earlier years, and his arms and legs were so wasted that  even my skinny limbs looked almost corptifetif by comparison. He was stepping carefully down the last steep pinch, but gave me a cheerful grin and a "hellowhere are you off to?" We all exchanged a few pleasantries before heading off on our different courses.
-overhang Defile, but on Sunday morning I found a lush growth of nettles along the grassy banks of Cox'​s ​River. At the time I didn':know the botanical name for nettle. was "​nitica",​ but I found,they'​ud ​onnibly, and at Black Dog Ridge I gave the rest of the river away, and toiled up towards Medlow. Gay, headed. for MFgalong, where I had hidden a: cache of small tins offood, intended to get Me as far as Yerranderie. +
-Just as I came up to Medlow Gap I saw a small party of walkers, equipped with a lot of well made gear, coming down the last slope from Debert Nob. A sturdily made woman was in frpnt, andclose behind a slender man, who I tool to be a few years olden than was.' ​Drawing closer, I realised the man must have suffered from polio in his earlier years, and his arms and legs were so wasted that '.even my skinny limbs looked almost corptifetif by connprison.' ​He '​Was ​stepping carefully down the laststeeppinch, but gave me a cheerful grin and a "hello:. where ire you off to?" We all exchanged a few pleasantries before heading off on our different courses.+
 NOVEMBER 1995 NOVEMBER 1995
--, +Turning. north east towards Glen Allen, Canlon'​s,​ and Megalong, I found myself considering the difficulties that would confront a man with such a problem, and at one stage said aloud to his image in the forest around "​Struth,​ mate, you're game!, but I guess if you can do it, I should, be able to."
-Turning. north ''​est. ​towards Glen Allen, Canlon'​s,​ and Megalong, I found myself considering the difficulties that would confront a man with such a -problem,and at one stage said aloud to his image in the forest around "​Struth,​ mate, you're game!, but I guess if you can do it, I should, be able to."+
 Over the next fe,,f years, whilst undertook some unintended-walking in 'the bush of Western Over the next fe,,f years, whilst undertook some unintended-walking in 'the bush of Western
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 of Our earlier en6ounter: of Our earlier en6ounter:
-And quite a few years later, there was at least one. occasion,- maybe, more when --Mouldy travelled With u's to a Club Reunion. I recall thinking "Well, there he is: -sitting about a metre behind you-your Man from MedloWr ​Gap... the bloke who told you that could be a bushwalker if you vvanted ​enough to do it... not in sb many words, but after seeing him you knew all you had to do was to get shut of your doubts and give it A go; it worked for film... and it worked for me It's been wonideiful".+And quite a few years later, there was at least one. occasion,- maybe, more when --Mouldy travelled With u's to a Club Reunion. I recall thinking "Well, there he is: -sitting about a metre behind you-your Man from Medlow ​Gap... the bloke who told you that could be a bushwalker if you wanted ​enough to do it... not in sb many words, but after seeing him you knew all you had to do was to get shut of your doubts and give it A go; it worked for film... and it worked for me It's been wonderful".
 Jim 13rown. Jim 13rown.
-COngratulatiops.., b the Carr +Congratulations.., b the Carr Government 
-Government +The cancellation ​of the planned raising of the Warragamba ​Dam has engied yet another of the threats to the Blue Mountains ​wilderness ​which the Colong Foundation has been continually, fighting since its inception. 
-The cancellation ​f Of the planned raising of the +The decision has very significant implications. The raising of the- dam would have permitted residential subdivision Lon low - land,' which development would ineVit,414 '​Spread under the policy of ,​.unlimited'​ -population ; ''​growth ​followed by all previous governments':​
-Warragamba,Pam has engied yet another of the threats +
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-to the Blue Mountains*lderriess;​.:​which the Colong Foundation ​;.has been:: contillually, fighting since its inception.. : +
-The decision has very signifiCantimplications. The raising of the- dani would have permitted ​:residential subdivision Lon low - land,' which development would ineVit,414 '​Spread under the policy of ,​.unlimited'​ -population ; ''​grOWth ​followed by all previous governments':​+
 macpac macpac
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 We offer you personalised knowledgeable service to help you purchase the correct equipment for your needs, naturally we offer the best prices too. We offer you personalised knowledgeable service to help you purchase the correct equipment for your needs, naturally we offer the best prices too.
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 First Aid Weekend 2nd and First Aid Weekend 2nd and
 3rd December. 3rd December.
-This is another residential first aid weelcend, giving you the opportunity of gaining a senior first aid certificate. ​+This is another residential first aid weekend, giving you the opportunity of gaining a senior first aid certificate. ​
 Cost is only $58.00. (about half normal cost) Cost is only $58.00. (about half normal cost)
 Qualified St John instructor Alan Donally. Qualified St John instructor Alan Donally.
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 Overland Track Upgrade Overland Track Upgrade
 One of Tassie'​s most popular outdoor attractions,​ the 85 km walking track from Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair, which traverses the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain in Lake St Clair National Park, is being upgraded. One of Tassie'​s most popular outdoor attractions,​ the 85 km walking track from Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair, which traverses the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain in Lake St Clair National Park, is being upgraded.
-With the aid of a $65,000 Commonwealth grant, Tasmania'​s Parks and Wildlife Service will be placing a dual plank track through about 2.5 kms of Pine Forest Moor, which often proves to be a muddy hassle.+With the aid of a $65,000 Commonwealth grant, Tasmania'​s Parks and Wildlife Service will be placing a dual plank track through about 2.5 km’s ​of Pine Forest Moor, which often proves to be a muddy hassle.
 Work is also almost complete on the rough sections of Frog Flats, Pelican Gap and Windermere. Work is also almost complete on the rough sections of Frog Flats, Pelican Gap and Windermere.
 Work should be finished by early December in time for the annual sharp increase in walkers and will go a long way towards improving walking conditions as well as dramatically reducing erosion and protecting the fragile alpine flora. 0 Work should be finished by early December in time for the annual sharp increase in walkers and will go a long way towards improving walking conditions as well as dramatically reducing erosion and protecting the fragile alpine flora. 0
 Coolana Bush Care Group Coolana Bush Care Group
-Our lovely ​Coola na is suffering from weed infestation in some places. Although this is quite common for most bushland close to developed areas, we of course we don't want the problem to grow to unmanageable proportions. Accordingly some club members are currently assessing the extent of the infestation and the best methods of control and will shortly make recommendations for a plan of management. +Our lovely ​Coolana ​is suffering from weed infestation in some places. Although this is quite common for most bushland close to developed areas, we of course we don't want the problem to grow to unmanageable proportions. Accordingly some club members are currently assessing the extent of the infestation and the best methods of control and will shortly make recommendations for a plan of management. 
-As it is simiily ​not possible to eliminate weeds permanently. (they keep coming back), a "​Coolana Bush Care Group" is being formed to provide a workforce of members who are prepared to go to Coolana occasionally and to work under supervision to do weed control work. +As it is simply ​not possible to eliminate weeds permanently. (they keep coming back), a "​Coolana Bush Care Group" is being formed to provide a workforce of members who are prepared to go to Coolana occasionally and to work under supervision to do weed control work. 
-If you feel that you might be able to spare a few weekends throughout the year(or even a few days), please phone me to register your name.+If you feel that you might be able to spare a few weekends throughout the year (or even a few days), please phone me to register your name.
 It is hoped that we will get about thirty or more people to register so that from time to time the various members of the group can be contacted until we get enough to form a working party. Or perhaps a notice in the magazine and or the walks program will advise of "​Coolana Weeding Days" It is hoped that we will get about thirty or more people to register so that from time to time the various members of the group can be contacted until we get enough to form a working party. Or perhaps a notice in the magazine and or the walks program will advise of "​Coolana Weeding Days"
 The Club Recipe The Club Recipe
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 after all. after all.
 With some early snow falls on the Snowy Mountains, two heroes and a lady decided to make an early start to the ski season. On their trip down to the snow it became clear that all the snow that had fallen had been washed away by rain storms and some very temperate weather. Thus with all their wealth of knowledge of the area, their many years of skiing, and many days of battling the elements in that rugged country, they discounted the possibility of, there being any snow on which to ski once they '​reached the high parts of the 'high country'​ and that if it did by some unlikely event actually snow whilst they were there, well there would not be enough to ski on anyway! With some early snow falls on the Snowy Mountains, two heroes and a lady decided to make an early start to the ski season. On their trip down to the snow it became clear that all the snow that had fallen had been washed away by rain storms and some very temperate weather. Thus with all their wealth of knowledge of the area, their many years of skiing, and many days of battling the elements in that rugged country, they discounted the possibility of, there being any snow on which to ski once they '​reached the high parts of the 'high country'​ and that if it did by some unlikely event actually snow whilst they were there, well there would not be enough to ski on anyway!
-Notwithstanding the opinion of their companion, a mere novice and a woman as well, the two heroes made the decision that they would leave their skis down with the cars and walk across the tops, camping on the splendid snowgrass slopes which the precipitate thaw had exposed. Well it was a very wet tramp to the first pass and very wet and somewhat disenchanted they eventually decided to stop the night in an old hut which was equipped with an admirable ​pot bellied ​stove and a plentiful supply of fire wood. The weather was very wet and stormy outside and they were very cosy in their little hut with a good fire going. They were obliged to make it a very early, night as they only had a small candle and anyway had had a fairly strenuous day. So they talked in the dark and gradually fell asleep as they listened to the rain and wind lashing the hut - all very satisfying.+Notwithstanding the opinion of their companion, a mere novice and a woman as well, the two heroes made the decision that they would leave their skis down with the cars and walk across the tops, camping on the splendid snowgrass slopes which the precipitate thaw had exposed. Well it was a very wet tramp to the first pass and very wet and somewhat disenchanted they eventually decided to stop the night in an old hut which was equipped with an admirable ​potbellied ​stove and a plentiful supply of fire wood. The weather was very wet and stormy outside and they were very cosy in their little hut with a good fire going. They were obliged to make it a very early, night as they only had a small candle and anyway had had a fairly strenuous day. So they talked in the dark and gradually fell asleep as they listened to the rain and wind lashing the hut - all very satisfying.
 The morning came and they awoke and rather slowly and reluctantly abandoned the pleasant warmth of their sleeping bags to put on boots and in the small area of the hut, get their breakfast. A glance out of the window revealed an extraordinary sight, the whole area was covered with snow! They ventured outside. Covered with snow and to a depth of about one foot! They would have been the only skiers on the mountains, completely surrounded by snow, and without their skis! Definitely an embarrassing moment. The morning came and they awoke and rather slowly and reluctantly abandoned the pleasant warmth of their sleeping bags to put on boots and in the small area of the hut, get their breakfast. A glance out of the window revealed an extraordinary sight, the whole area was covered with snow! They ventured outside. Covered with snow and to a depth of about one foot! They would have been the only skiers on the mountains, completely surrounded by snow, and without their skis! Definitely an embarrassing moment.
-Needless to say, the lady companion was rather superior about the matter. They tramped through the snow back to Schlinlc ​Pass (which rather ​describedtheir ​feelings on encountering other skiers, WITH skis) and it was here thatone of the heroes, no doubt seeking to redeem some of his wounded pride, offered to run down to Munyang, get the skis and return. A fierce argument developed, for the other hero had some pride too, but he eventually agreed to this. +Needless to say, the lady companion was rather superior about the matter. They tramped through the snow back to Schlink ​Pass (which rather ​described their feelings on encountering other skiers, WITH skis) and it was here that one of the heroes, no doubt seeking to redeem some of his wounded pride, offered to run down to Munyang, get the skis and return. A fierce argument developed, for the other hero had some pride too, but he eventually agreed to this. 
-Thus it was that the 'Schlink Pass - Munyang half marathon'​ was born and our hero became the proud record holder for 1995, It is hoped to run the event in future years, and it will probably be restricted to males. Women don't seem to have the need to indulge in this sort of thing.+Thus it was that the Schlink Pass - Munyang half marathon'​ was born and our hero became the proud record holder for 1995, It is hoped to run the event in future years, and it will probably be restricted to males. Women don't seem to have the need to indulge in this sort of thing.
 Eomer Eomer
 Snake and Spider bite first aid Snake and Spider bite first aid
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 These obsolete notions have now been replaced by the use of a "​pressure immobilisation bandage",​ combined with rest and reassurance and, of course, urgent medical aid. These obsolete notions have now been replaced by the use of a "​pressure immobilisation bandage",​ combined with rest and reassurance and, of course, urgent medical aid.
 The pressure immobilisation bandage exerts moderate pressure around the whole of the bitten limb to slow down the circulation of venom without cutting off the blood supply completely, as with a tourniquet. The pressure immobilisation bandage exerts moderate pressure around the whole of the bitten limb to slow down the circulation of venom without cutting off the blood supply completely, as with a tourniquet.
-An elastic bandage ​abOut 10 cms wide is applied firmly around the bitten area then along the limb towards the fingers or toes, and finally up to the armpit or groin. The limb is then immobilised using a splint if necessary, with a second bandage. +An elastic bandage ​about 10 cm’s ​wide is applied firmly around the bitten area then along the limb towards the fingers or toes, and finally up to the armpit or groin. The limb is then immobilised using a splint if necessary, with a second bandage. 
-Usually, a pressure immobilisation bandage is not required for non lethal bites and stings, such as those of bees, wasps, and red-back spiders. A cold compress will suffice.+Usually, a pressure immobilisation bandage is not required for non-lethal bites and stings, such as those of bees, wasps, and red-back spiders. A cold compress will suffice.
 The St John Envenomation Pack contains two 4.5 metre, heavy duty elastic compression bandages and a single use, instant ice pack. Also included is an information sheet on bites and stings and a first aid quick reference booklet. The St John Envenomation Pack contains two 4.5 metre, heavy duty elastic compression bandages and a single use, instant ice pack. Also included is an information sheet on bites and stings and a first aid quick reference booklet.
 The pack is available from St John Centres or by phoning 008 809187. St John has a range of high quality first aid kits for all situations such as home, workplace, motoring, boating and special interest groups. D The pack is available from St John Centres or by phoning 008 809187. St John has a range of high quality first aid kits for all situations such as home, workplace, motoring, boating and special interest groups. D
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 suspect it was never much better, even in 1941." This was the edifice that we were to track down. suspect it was never much better, even in 1941." This was the edifice that we were to track down.
 Like Ian, 1 Was thwarted'​ by the elements for a ..couOle of years, but the signs early in the 1995 season Were auspicious. By a week before the planned trip 'they were decidedly inauspicious,​ but then the '​heatwave-breaking snowfalls of early September Occurred and guaranteed sufficient snow for the trip. Like Ian, 1 Was thwarted'​ by the elements for a ..couOle of years, but the signs early in the 1995 season Were auspicious. By a week before the planned trip 'they were decidedly inauspicious,​ but then the '​heatwave-breaking snowfalls of early September Occurred and guaranteed sufficient snow for the trip.
-The party of five gathered at Munyang on Saturday morning and were.':away early. The day was perfect after some overnight.: snOw, then rain. The snow, '​although being Skiable after just a couple of hundred '​metres elevation gain up Disappointment Spur, was far less than perfect. In fact, it was the gooiest, most gelatinous snow I have encountered since skiing r Sierra Cement"​ in the Sierra Nevada a few years ago. ,4t stayed that way for the whole weekend but this did not deter our band of hut-hunters. Up, up into the beckoning blue we plodded, through ​Gungarten ​Pass then pushed ourselves downhill to a late lunch at Tin Hut. This hut is claimed to accompany the highestdunny ​in Australia.. Whatever its altitude, it could have beenabout three metres higher; this would have enabled entry without the need for an abseil down through the snow to get to floor level.+The party of five gathered at Munyang on Saturday morning and were away early. The day was perfect after some overnight ​snow, then rain. The snow, '​although being Skiable after just a couple of hundred '​metres elevation gain up Disappointment Spur, was far less than perfect. In fact, it was the gooiest, most gelatinous snow I have encountered since skiing r Sierra Cement"​ in the Sierra Nevada a few years ago. ,4t stayed that way for the whole weekend but this did not deter our band of hut-hunters. Up, up into the beckoning blue we plodded, through ​Gungartan ​Pass then pushed ourselves downhill to a late lunch at Tin Hut. This hut is claimed to accompany the highest dunny in Australia.. Whatever its altitude, it could have been about three metres higher; this would have enabled entry without the need for an abseil down through the snow to get to floor level.
 At Tin Hut we met Chris, who asked if we realised that Bolton'​s Hut was not in the marked spot. We replied that yes, we knew where it is not, but we did not know where it is. Chris volunteered its location on the map by covering about two square kilometres with a stubby finger and saying "its there"​. The problem was, this was a little away from where its location is suggested eference he was trying to finger he has been there so many times he just knows where to go, without bothering with maps. He also suggested that the position shown on the CMA map is that of the original hut and that the "​new"​ hut was built on a different spot, which accounts for its apparent wandering ways. At least this gave some encouragement that we would not have to actually chase the hut through the snow as it tried to sneak away on detecting our approach. At Tin Hut we met Chris, who asked if we realised that Bolton'​s Hut was not in the marked spot. We replied that yes, we knew where it is not, but we did not know where it is. Chris volunteered its location on the map by covering about two square kilometres with a stubby finger and saying "its there"​. The problem was, this was a little away from where its location is suggested eference he was trying to finger he has been there so many times he just knows where to go, without bothering with maps. He also suggested that the position shown on the CMA map is that of the original hut and that the "​new"​ hut was built on a different spot, which accounts for its apparent wandering ways. At least this gave some encouragement that we would not have to actually chase the hut through the snow as it tried to sneak away on detecting our approach.
-After lunch we pushed on over Mount Porcupine and into the headwaters of Farm Creek. An earlier plan to ski along Bar Ridge was abandoned in favour of skiing along the creek, asthe timber on the ridge looked rather thick and the snow cover thin. An exciting descent into the creek was punctuated by occasional"​ head plants in ,'the gooey snow but we eventually made it to the flats. Having been told by Chris: at Tin;Hut that Farm: Creek was a little rocky 'just before the hut, we left the creek at the bend at 305 822 with the intention of skiing over the ridge and down to the hut. This discounted my famous capacity to encounter scrub where more sensible people fear to tread: Well we had skied around 20 km, a short walk presented a welcome change iri- the. means of locomotion. The: next time I ;would still go over the ridge but Somewhat ​closer to Farm Creek, as the timber is less dense close to the creek. The line of approach was however intended to cross the path of the hut. Just as was '​thinking that it might be somewhere close by if it were inde6d in the location nominated by Huts ,Of the High Country, I almost skied right into it. ;,'​Perhaps our unusual point of: approach caught it unawares, not giving it the Chance to race off and hide. +After lunch we pushed on over Mount Porcupine and into the headwaters of Farm Creek. An earlier plan to ski along Bar Ridge was abandoned in favour of skiing along the creek, as the timber on the ridge looked rather thick and the snow cover thin. An exciting descent into the creek was punctuated by occasional"​ head plants in ,'the gooey snow but we eventually made it to the flats. Having been told by Chris: at Tin;Hut that Farm: Creek was a little rocky 'just before the hut, we left the creek at the bend at 305 822 with the intention of skiing over the ridge and down to the hut. This discounted my famous capacity to encounter scrub where more sensible people fear to tread: Well we had skied around 20 km, a short walk presented a welcome change iri- the. means of locomotion. The: next time I would still go over the ridge but somewhat ​closer to Farm Creek, as the timber is less dense close to the creek. The line of approach was however intended to cross the path of the hut. Just as was '​thinking that it might be somewhere close by if it were inde6d in the location nominated by Huts ,Of the High Country, I almost skied right into it. ;,'​Perhaps our unusual point of: approach caught it unawares, not giving it the Chance to race off and hide. 
-What we found was a really delightful hut that is provided luxuries 'like wooden floors, benches, bunks and the like are not high on your list of priorities. The hut is about 21/2 metres wide and 31/2 metres long, not counting the fireplace. Because of its '​relative isolation there is plenty of dead wood around the hut, and the fireplace works well. 1> continued on page 8 +What we found was a really delightful hut that is provided luxuries 'like wooden floors, benches, bunks and the like are not high on your list of priorities. The hut is about 21/2 metres wide and 31/2 metres long, not counting the fireplace. Because of its '​relative isolation there is plenty of dead wood around the hut, and the fireplace works well. 
-PAGE 8 THE SYDNEYBUSHWALKER NOVEMBER 1995 +There were half a dozen cut logs for stools and the usual useful hut hardware; old rabbit traps, old bottles ​with burnt-out candles, bits of wire and an old jumper. You would not want to sleep in the hut unless in a dire emergency because the floor is somewhat damp, but the airiness mentioned by Klaus Heuneke Was not particularly evident. Perhaps we had had too recent an encounter with Teddyonditioning. You do have to keep the door open if you want any natural light..
-BOLTONS GOTCHA, +
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-There were half a dozen cut logs for stools and the usual useful hut hardware; old rabbit traps, old bottles ​With burnt-out candles, bits of wire and an old jumper. You would not want to sleep in the hut unless in a dire emergency because the floor is somewhat damp, but the airiness mentioned by Klaus Heuneke Was not particularly evident. Perhaps we had had too recent an encounter with Teddyonditioning. You do have to keep the door open if you want any natural light..+
 None of this worried us as we pitched our, tents nearby and were treated to one of the most agreeable nights I have spent in the mountains. Absolute stillness, together with a clear sky and full moon, made it a night to cherish. All that was missing was good snow on which to ski on in the moonlight. That would have made it perfect. None of this worried us as we pitched our, tents nearby and were treated to one of the most agreeable nights I have spent in the mountains. Absolute stillness, together with a clear sky and full moon, made it a night to cherish. All that was missing was good snow on which to ski on in the moonlight. That would have made it perfect.
-On the return journey we took a more direct route than on the outward leg and skied up the Finn River. The going was a little slow because of thin snow cover near. the river, but we pressed on steadily and caught up with our outward tracks near Gungarten ​Pass. Bynow some wind and cloud had arrived and, surprise surprise, the Rolling Grounds were in whiteout! Still, to get home from there was a mere formality as, alternating flowing poleplant and headplant, we pushed our way downhill through the goo, now somewhat diminished from the previous day.+On the return journey we took a more direct route than on the outward leg and skied up the Finn River. The going was a little slow because of thin snow cover near. the river, but we pressed on steadily and caught up with our outward tracks near Gungartan ​Pass. By now some wind and cloud had arrived and, surprise surprise, the Rolling Grounds were in whiteout! Still, to get home from there was a mere formality as, alternating flowing poleplant and headplant, we pushed our way downhill through the goo, now somewhat diminished from the previous day.
 As for Bolton'​s Hut, it was last seen lurking on a small scenic saddle at around 303 810. But don't count on it staying there until next you are in the vicinity. May it be free to forever roam around the lower reaches of the Finn River and give shelter to those who are fortunate enough to have it cross their path. As for Bolton'​s Hut, it was last seen lurking on a small scenic saddle at around 303 810. But don't count on it staying there until next you are in the vicinity. May it be free to forever roam around the lower reaches of the Finn River and give shelter to those who are fortunate enough to have it cross their path.
 Kenn Clacker Kenn Clacker
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 Correspondence saw the receipt of letters froth MauriCe Smith. as Confederation secretary public liability insurance and sports injury insurance. There was a letter from a member pointing out the growing tendency for some walkers to dash off to.. catch the early train, Correspondence saw the receipt of letters froth MauriCe Smith. as Confederation secretary public liability insurance and sports injury insurance. There was a letter from a member pointing out the growing tendency for some walkers to dash off to.. catch the early train,
 . leaving the rest of the party to make shift as best they can. We also received a preliminary response to our questions to interstate walking clubs regarding their experiences with the accreditation process for walks' leaders. The South Australian walking clubs',​ confederation have provided a preliminary response by Way of a clipping from rre;.of their local newspapers and promised more when their secretary returns from holidays. A letter from John Faulkner, federal minister for conservation,​ provided us with a news release from his office. As fax as I recall he wasn:t boasting about renewing extended woodchip export licenses or explaining why Australia'​s main response to greenhouse gas reduction strategies is to resist them. . leaving the rest of the party to make shift as best they can. We also received a preliminary response to our questions to interstate walking clubs regarding their experiences with the accreditation process for walks' leaders. The South Australian walking clubs',​ confederation have provided a preliminary response by Way of a clipping from rre;.of their local newspapers and promised more when their secretary returns from holidays. A letter from John Faulkner, federal minister for conservation,​ provided us with a news release from his office. As fax as I recall he wasn:t boasting about renewing extended woodchip export licenses or explaining why Australia'​s main response to greenhouse gas reduction strategies is to resist them.
-. Someone else sent us survey forms asking that we provik ​infOrrnation ​for a project examining the folk-law of cooking (?). Outgoing mail was 'sent to the AC.F, providing information requested for a Green Pages listing, to Wild magazine providing'​Yfinformation. ​they requested,, audio various interstate bushwallcing clubs asking for the. , information mentioned above. We also wrote to our new members.+. Someone else sent us survey forms asking that we provik ​information ​for a project examining the folk-law of cooking (?). Outgoing mail was 'sent to the AC.F, providing information requested for a Green Pages listing, to Wild magazine providing ​information ​they requested,, audio various interstate bushwallcing clubs asking for the. , information mentioned above. We also wrote to our new members.
 There was some debate on the matter. of walkers dashing off at the end of walks to catch early trains and even one report of a leader leaving the end of walk before all party members were satisfactorily accounted for. There was general. agreement that such practises were unaCdeptable.':​ Mention of this will -be incorporated into leadership training nights in future. There was some debate on the matter. of walkers dashing off at the end of walks to catch early trains and even one report of a leader leaving the end of walk before all party members were satisfactorily accounted for. There was general. agreement that such practises were unaCdeptable.':​ Mention of this will -be incorporated into leadership training nights in future.
 The treasurer reported that we earned $5,488, spent $2,247 and closed the month with $2,557. - The treasurer reported that we earned $5,488, spent $2,247 and closed the month with $2,557. -
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 In any case they all made it to Katoomba in reasonable shape. Ian Debert had similar conditions on his Perrys Lookdown to Lockleys Pylon car swap trip. The party of 9 'must have hurried a bit, they were out at the pars by' 1530. There were no reports of anyone bolting to catch the early car, however. Geoff Dowsett led 17 on his Sunday walk in the Wattagans. They started late, ended late, and it rained all day. In any case they all made it to Katoomba in reasonable shape. Ian Debert had similar conditions on his Perrys Lookdown to Lockleys Pylon car swap trip. The party of 9 'must have hurried a bit, they were out at the pars by' 1530. There were no reports of anyone bolting to catch the early car, however. Geoff Dowsett led 17 on his Sunday walk in the Wattagans. They started late, ended late, and it rained all day.
 The Coolana training weekend, over the weekend of 22, 23, 24 September, was conducted at Bill Holland'​s place. Ron Howlett'​s walk in the vicinity of Orroral Tracking station went, but there were no details. Eddie Giacomel cancelled his Coxs River walk due to lack of interest. The two people who did go on the walk said it was pleasant enough until steady rain set in after lunch on Sunday. There was no report for Allan Donnelley'​s Narrow Neck walk and Maureen Carter'​s Bungonia trip was cancelled Mora,g Ryder'​s walk to Mount Solitary Went, led by Greg Bridge. There were 4 starters. Dick Weston led his Grose River walk on the Sunday with a party of 3. They modified the route somewhat on the return leg. I must admit that when the reporter started talking about the need to "keep both feet on the ground at the same time" whilst returning up the ridge I lost the thread somewhat. I feel sure it was a nice walk. Errol Sheedy led a group of 8 on his walk from Heathcote to Sutherland in coolish conditions. The Gymea Lilies and Waratahs along the route were great to behold. Ken Smith and the party of 7 on his Glenbrook area walk had paused to view the kangaroos at Eurolca Crater when a busload of tourist turned up and put them all to flight. There was no information on Geoff Dowsett'​s walk along the Great North Walk on Thursday. The Coolana training weekend, over the weekend of 22, 23, 24 September, was conducted at Bill Holland'​s place. Ron Howlett'​s walk in the vicinity of Orroral Tracking station went, but there were no details. Eddie Giacomel cancelled his Coxs River walk due to lack of interest. The two people who did go on the walk said it was pleasant enough until steady rain set in after lunch on Sunday. There was no report for Allan Donnelley'​s Narrow Neck walk and Maureen Carter'​s Bungonia trip was cancelled Mora,g Ryder'​s walk to Mount Solitary Went, led by Greg Bridge. There were 4 starters. Dick Weston led his Grose River walk on the Sunday with a party of 3. They modified the route somewhat on the return leg. I must admit that when the reporter started talking about the need to "keep both feet on the ground at the same time" whilst returning up the ridge I lost the thread somewhat. I feel sure it was a nice walk. Errol Sheedy led a group of 8 on his walk from Heathcote to Sutherland in coolish conditions. The Gymea Lilies and Waratahs along the route were great to behold. Ken Smith and the party of 7 on his Glenbrook area walk had paused to view the kangaroos at Eurolca Crater when a busload of tourist turned up and put them all to flight. There was no information on Geoff Dowsett'​s walk along the Great North Walk on Thursday.
-The October long weekend saw Bill Capon with a no- go for his rather nebulous proposal for a walk in the Budclawangs. There was no report for Ian Wolfe'​s cross country skiing trip, but one would-think it may have been hampered by lack of an essential ingredient. Tony Holgate led 16 on his Danjera Plateau walk. They had a problem with access to the starting point due to a rough section in the fire trail but otherwise it was a pleasant trip with abundant wildflowers. Dick Weston and Don Brooks led the party of 3 who went on Dick's walk down the Grose River. The Grose, as is its way, was rugged and slow going. The party managed to'.do the classic thing of almost camping on a heap of rocks as light faded only to go on another 500 metres and find a perfectly good campsite. It is not known whether they were'successful in keeping both feet on the ground at all times whilst climbing the ridge. Ian Rennard led 17 on his walk out from Budthingeroo. They reported pleasant weather. Jim Rivers had the 6 on his Talaterang mountain walk back at the cars early enough on the Monday to have afternoon tea back at Moruya. The party of 4 on Ken Smith'​s Monday walk from Starlight'​s Trail up the Nattai River to Mittagong fell foul of the imperceptible transition from Nattai River to Rocky Waterholes Creek. Their noses should have told 'them.+The October long weekend saw Bill Capon with a no- go for his rather nebulous proposal for a walk in the Budawangs. There was no report for Ian Wolfe'​s cross country skiing trip, but one would-think it may have been hampered by lack of an essential ingredient. Tony Holgate led 16 on his Danjera Plateau walk. They had a problem with access to the starting point due to a rough section in the fire trail but otherwise it was a pleasant trip with abundant wildflowers. Dick Weston and Don Brooks led the party of 3 who went on Dick's walk down the Grose River. The Grose, as is its way, was rugged and slow going. The party managed to do the classic thing of almost camping on a heap of rocks as light faded only to go on another 500 metres and find a perfectly good campsite. It is not known whether they were successful in keeping both feet on the ground at all times whilst climbing the ridge. Ian Rennard led 17 on his walk out from Budthingeroo. They reported pleasant weather. Jim Rivers had the 6 on his Talaterang mountain walk back at the cars early enough on the Monday to have afternoon tea back at Moruya. The party of 4 on Ken Smith'​s Monday walk from Starlight'​s Trail up the Nattai River to Mittagong fell foul of the imperceptible transition from Nattai River to Rocky Waterholes Creek. Their noses should have told 'them.
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-The Nattaiat ​that point usually smells faintly of all the cheap detergent perfumes in all the world.. They caught a Taxi back from Hilltop after emerging very close to their starting point+The Nattai at that point usually smells faintly of all the cheap detergent perfumes in all the world.. They caught a Taxi back from Hilltop after emerging very close to their starting point
 Undaunted by all this Ken Smith was out again over the weekend of 6, 7, 8 October with a party of 3 on his trip in the Snowball area. They reported the area as spectacular and pleasant. Eddie Giacomel had 15 on his Saturday walk in Dharug National Park. Bronny Niemeyer reported 23 brave souls venturing out from the Town Hall steps in rain and drizzle on her Sunday walk along the Sydney Harbour Foreshores. The weather improved as the day wore on and the ferry ride back was considered a fitting finale. Things were so tough that only 17 survived the succession of ice cream and cappuccino stops. One participant even left a set of keys at the ice cream Shop at Parsley Bay. The owners handed them on to the Rose Bay police station so if whoever is still living on the footpath outside, that's where to find them. Undaunted by all this Ken Smith was out again over the weekend of 6, 7, 8 October with a party of 3 on his trip in the Snowball area. They reported the area as spectacular and pleasant. Eddie Giacomel had 15 on his Saturday walk in Dharug National Park. Bronny Niemeyer reported 23 brave souls venturing out from the Town Hall steps in rain and drizzle on her Sunday walk along the Sydney Harbour Foreshores. The weather improved as the day wore on and the ferry ride back was considered a fitting finale. Things were so tough that only 17 survived the succession of ice cream and cappuccino stops. One participant even left a set of keys at the ice cream Shop at Parsley Bay. The owners handed them on to the Rose Bay police station so if whoever is still living on the footpath outside, that's where to find them.
 Geoff Dowsett almost had to refund deposits to the 28 who came on his Sunday walk in the Wattagans. There was no rain and no leeches. David Trinder'​s walk on Narrow'​ Neck Plateau went, but no details were available. Maurie Bloom'​s cycling trip around Hilltop went, with a party of 8. Conditions were generally good, with some rain. Here endeth the walks reports for this month at least. Geoff Dowsett almost had to refund deposits to the 28 who came on his Sunday walk in the Wattagans. There was no rain and no leeches. David Trinder'​s walk on Narrow'​ Neck Plateau went, but no details were available. Maurie Bloom'​s cycling trip around Hilltop went, with a party of 8. Conditions were generally good, with some rain. Here endeth the walks reports for this month at least.
 Conservation report brought news of a demonstration at the Sydney Water Corporation Limited'​s headquarters building. The demonstrators sang some of the songs from the Old chronic operas. The issues haven'​t'​ changed all that Much it seems. We are told that the new NSW government has plans for 24 new National Parks. The department for the environment,​ either state of commonwealth,​ has had a budget increase so watch for more glossies telling how well it's all going. The National Forest Policy debate is proceeding, but given the three week period allocated by the government to decide all the issues successive governments have evaded for the last 150 years or so, it will probably be over, rather than completed, by the time you read this. Conservation report brought news of a demonstration at the Sydney Water Corporation Limited'​s headquarters building. The demonstrators sang some of the songs from the Old chronic operas. The issues haven'​t'​ changed all that Much it seems. We are told that the new NSW government has plans for 24 new National Parks. The department for the environment,​ either state of commonwealth,​ has had a budget increase so watch for more glossies telling how well it's all going. The National Forest Policy debate is proceeding, but given the three week period allocated by the government to decide all the issues successive governments have evaded for the last 150 years or so, it will probably be over, rather than completed, by the time you read this.
 Confederation report indicated that discussions are continuing on the Sydney Water Corporation Limited regulations. Confederation report indicated that discussions are continuing on the Sydney Water Corporation Limited regulations.
-Natural Areas Limited has held their AGM. It seems there will be a move to eillist ​support from shareholders for regeneration of the bushland held.+Natural Areas Limited has held their AGM. It seems there will be a move to enlist ​support from shareholders for regeneration of the bushland held.
 The meeting closed at 2128.  The meeting closed at 2128. 
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-Aripology +An apology 
-Regretably ​the "​September General Meeting Notes"+Regrettably ​the "​September General Meeting Notes"
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-printed, the October issue of the mAgazine ​were if fact the,​rneeting ​notes for September 1994..1 was quite amazed when Spiro phoned and told me about it. This was very easily done with the way the magazine files were stored in my,PC. The correct notes followsorry Ed+printed, the October issue of the magazine ​were if fact the meeting ​notes for September 1994..1 was quite amazed when Spiro phoned and told me about it. This was very easily done with the way the magazine files were stored in my PC. The correct notes follow sorry Ed
 The September General Meeting. The September General Meeting.
 There were around 20 members present by 2011 so the president called the meeting to order and began proceedings. Apologies were tendered on behalf of Joy Hynes and Ian Debert and Bill and Fran Holland. The minutes of the September general meeting were read and received with no matters arising other than a mention that Maurice Smith would address the meeting later on behalf of Confederation. There were around 20 members present by 2011 so the president called the meeting to order and began proceedings. Apologies were tendered on behalf of Joy Hynes and Ian Debert and Bill and Fran Holland. The minutes of the September general meeting were read and received with no matters arising other than a mention that Maurice Smith would address the meeting later on behalf of Confederation.
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 At this stage new members Patricia Bickley, Ken Cheng, Bill Ridley and Dianne Stewart were welcomed into membership with badge, constitution,​ and membership list. At this stage new members Patricia Bickley, Ken Cheng, Bill Ridley and Dianne Stewart were welcomed into membership with badge, constitution,​ and membership list.
 Then it was the treasurer'​s turn to regale us with tales or monetary splendour. It seems we closed the month with a balance of $300. Then it was the treasurer'​s turn to regale us with tales or monetary splendour. It seems we closed the month with a balance of $300.
-The walks reports began at the weekend of]!, 12, 13 August with no report for Ken Clacher'​s XCD trip in KNC. We did a bit better with Jan Mohandas'​s Cloudmaker trip, the same weekend, but not much. There were somewhere around 12 people on the walk. The first aid instructional weekend was transferred from Coolana to Bill and Fran's place due to the prevailing inclemency. All in all it turned out to be a fairly social event with some people sleeping over and others, who were not doing the course, dropping in for the barbecue(s). You can probably understand why we have no hard numbers for this one. We started out very well on the report for Alan Mewett'​s Saturday walk from Wondabyne to Kariong Brook, with someone from the floor providing a most detailed report. It all came apart badly when someone else pointed out that the description fitted one of Alan's other walks and that our!eporter ​had confused the two. Nothing is ever as it seems somehow. Don Brooks had 12 on his Sunday walk from Cowan to Havvkesbury ​River and Eddie Giacornel led  ​Continued on page 12 +The walks reports began at the weekend of]!, 12, 13 August with no report for Kenn Clacher'​s XCD trip in KNC. We did a bit better with Jan Mohandas'​s Cloudmaker trip, the same weekend, but not much. There were somewhere around 12 people on the walk. The first aid instructional weekend was transferred from Coolana to Bill and Fran's place due to the prevailing inclemency. All in all it turned out to be a fairly social event with some people sleeping over and others, who were not doing the course, dropping in for the barbecue(s). You can probably understand why we have no hard numbers for this one. We started out very well on the report for Alan Mewett'​s Saturday walk from Wondabyne to Kariong Brook, with someone from the floor providing a most detailed report. It all came apart badly when someone else pointed out that the description fitted one of Alan's other walks and that our reporter ​had confused the two. Nothing is ever as it seems somehow. Don Brooks had 12 on his Sunday walk from Cowan to Hawkesbury ​River and Eddie Giacornel led  20 something on his Evans Lookout to Perrys ​and return along the cliff top track the same day. 
-PAGE 12 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER NOVEMBER 1995 +The weekend of 18, 19, 20 August saw. Spiro conducting his annual visit to Mount Colong with a party of 18. Conditions that weekend were hotter than usual and the party managed to enjoy an appropriate level of suffering during Saturday afternoon by hauling the necessary water to the top of Colong to arrive at around 1800. The trip back to Kanangra provided a full day on the Sunday with the, party reaching the cars after dark. There was no report for Maurie Blume'​s weekend walk to Mount Carrialoo but there was a general belief that it did go. Tony Maynes led 
-.< Meeting Notes - Continued from page 11 +4 starters on his Bundeena to Otford the hard way trip on the Saturday and Sandy. Johnson had 9 walkers on his walk around the old sites near Medlow ​Bath the same day. Sandy'​s mob had to contend with rail problems due to track works but nonetheless reported it as an enjoyable walk. Dick Weston carried the flag on the Sunday with a party of 12 on his Govetts Leap to Bluegum and return trip. 
-led 20 something on his Evans Lookout to Periys ​and return along the cliff top track the same day. +Maurice Smith led a group of 12 on his Budawangs ​trip over the weekend of 25, 26, 27 August. The scrub was scratchy in the hot conditions that prevailed throughout the-day. on Saturday and the clear balmy evening around the fire gave no indication of the cold wind and rain that turned up in the early hours of Sunday morning. It was certainly, a surprise to Peter Miller who had elected to sleep out under the: stars. Reports indicated Peter struggling with a wind blown fly sheet and failed torch in the darkness and driving rain. Was it Pat Harrison who was seeking after people who did eccentric things? Ian Debert cancelled his Gingra Creek walk that weekend. Someone said. he went bush dancing instead, though why he did not combine the two activities was not clear. Rosemary MacDougal had a warm day for the 5. starters on her Winmalee to Faulconbridge via Grose River walk on the Saturday. Morag Ryder was also out that day leading some 7 souls through hot conditions on her Grand Canyon walk. They managed to catch the 1620 train despite the temperatures. Sunday saw David Trinder with a party estimated at 15 travelling fast to complete a Victoria Falls to Evans Lookout car shuffle. George Mawer'​s walk out from Glenbrook the same day had no report. 
-The weekend of 18, 19, 20 August saw. Spiro conducting his annual visit to Mount Colong with a party of 18. Conditions that weekend were hotter than usual and the party managed to enjoy an appropriate level of suffering during Saturday afternoon by hauling the necessary water to the top of Colong to arrive at around 1800. The trip back to Kanangra provided a full day on the Sunday with the,party reaching the cars after dark. There was no report for Maurie Blume'​s weekend walk to Mount Carrialoo but there was a general belief that it did go. Tony Maynes led +Over the period 30 August to 11 September Ian Wolfe led group of 7 on his extended NCD trip, in the Victorian Alps. They broke the trip into two segments of 4 days and 5 days' views were good but there was a problem with some unnamed official at one of the resort ski areas who threatened to arrest them for trying to go outside the resort boundary markers. The Six Foot Track in a day stampede went to program with some 35 or so pounding the track in cool wet condition. There was no report for Steve Ellis'​s Megalong Valley Sunday walk. Wilf, still operating asynchronously,​ led a party of 3 in warm conditions tempered by a breeze on a triumphant entry into Goulburn as the final section of the Great South Walk. All those of you who were oiling your cranks, or cranking your oils, or whatever it is cyclists do as preparation,​ will have had to wait until 7 October for Wilfs scheduled bicycle trip along Cooks River Cycleway. Bill Holland'​s Sunday stroll along the wetlands boardwalk of Grosvenor Track went with a group of 12. 
-4 starterson his Bundeena to Otford the hard way trip on the Saturday and Sandy. Johnson had 9 walkers on his walk around the old sites nearMedlow ​Bath the same day. Sandy'​s mob had to contend with rail problems due to track works but nonetheless reported it as an enjoyable walk. Dick Weston carried the flag on the Sunday with a party of 12 on his Govetts Leap to Bluegum and return trip. +Kenn Clacher'​s ski touring trip over the weekend of 8, 9, 10 September went, with an undetermined number of skiers. The snow was good on the upper slopes but fair to lousy lower down. There were no details for Peter Miller'​s instructional walk out from Glenbrook that same weekend. Three Saturday walks went that weekend. Alan Mewett led his trip from Woy-Woy to Wondabyne in reverse with a party of 12. They came across large displays of wildflowers and even a few Warraths. Greg Bridge had 5 on his extended car shuffle trip out along Narrow neck to Carlons Farm and Ron Howlett conducted a leisurely ​tour of a section of Warrimoo Track. It was an easy day, with stops to admire the wildflowers,​ and even fish if you had that much faith. Sunday saw Wilf Hilder leading a party of 13 on his walk from South Head to North Head. It went against the grain a bit when they were initially intercepted while surveying possible ingress points onto the navy land and then given a group pass to visit the chapel, legitimately! Greta James led 13 starters on her Bundeena to Bundeena walk the same day. The more observant of the party saw waratahs along the way. Not only that they ended the walks reports for this month.
-Maurice Smith led a group of 12 on his Buddavvangs ​trip over the weekend of 25, 26, 27 August. The scrub was scratchy in the hot conditions that prevailed throughout the-day. on Saturday and the clear balmy evening around the fire gave no indication of the cold wind and rain that turned up in the early hours of Sunday morning. It was certainly, a surprise to Peter Miller who had elected to sleep out under the: stars. Reports indicated Peter struggling with a wind blown fly sheet and failed torch in the darkness and driving rain. Was it Pat Harrison who was seeking after people who did eccentric things? Ian Debert cancelled his Gingra Creek walk that weekend. Someone said. he went bush dancing instead, though why he did not combine the two activities was not clear. Rosemary MacDougal had a warm day for the 5. starters on her Winmalee to Faulconbridge via Grose River walk on the Saturday. Morag Ryder was also out that day leading some 7 souls through hot conditions on her Grand Canyon walk. They managed to catch the 1620 train despite the temperatures. Sunday saw David Trinder with a party estimated at 15 travelling fast to complete a Victoria Falls to Evans Lookout car shuffle. George Mawer'​s walk out from Glenbrook the same day had no report. +
-Oyer the period 30 August to 11 September Ian Wolfe led group of 7 on his extended NCD trip, in the Victorian Alps:. They broke the 'trip into twosegments of 4 days and +
-5 days' views were good but there was a problem with some unnamed official at one of the resort ski areas who threatened to arrest them for trying to go outside the resort boundary markers. The Six Foot Track in a day stampede went to program with some 35 or so pounding the track in cool wet condition. There was no report for Steve Ellis'​s Megalong Valley Sundaywalk. Wilf, still operating asynchronously,​ led a party of 3 in warm conditions tempered by a breeze on a triumphant entry into Goulburn as the final section of the Great South Walk. All those of you who were oiling your cranks, or cranking your oils, or whatever it is cyclists do as preparation,​ will have had to +
-wait until 7 October for WiWs scheduled bicycle trip along Cooks River Cycleway. Bill Holland'​s Sunday stroll along the wetlands boardwalk of Grosvenor Track went with a group of 12. +
-Kenn Clacher'​s ski touring trip over the weekend of 8, 9, 10 September went, with an undetermined number of skiers. The snow was good on the upper slopes but fair to lousy lower down. There were no details for Peter Miller'​s instructional walk out from Glenbrook that same weekend. Three Saturday walks went that weekend. Alan Mewett led his trip from Woy-Woy to Wondabyne in reverse with a party of 12. They came across large displays of wildflowers and even a few Warraths. Greg Bridge had 5 on his extended car shuffle trip out along Narrow neck to Carlons Farm and Ron Howlett conducted a leisurely ​tourof ​a section of Warrimoo Track. It was an easy day, with stops to admire the wildflowers,​ and even fish if you had that much faith. Sunday saw Wilf Hilder leading a party of 13 on his walk from South Head to North Head. It went against the grain a bit when they were initially intercepted while surveying possible ingress points onto the navy land and then given a group pass to visit the chapel, legitimately! Greta James led 13 starters on her Bundeena to Bundeena walk the same day. The more observant of the party saw waratahs along the way. Not only that they ended the walks reports for this month.+
 Conservation report indicated that the re-gazetted Sydney Water Corporation Limited regulations prohibit anything but walking around in circles in the 'outer catchments. These areas include large chunks of the Upper Blue Mountains National Park. Discussions are continuing to try to resolve the problem in some way other than the Corporation agreeing to turn a blind eye. Watch this space. Conservation report indicated that the re-gazetted Sydney Water Corporation Limited regulations prohibit anything but walking around in circles in the 'outer catchments. These areas include large chunks of the Upper Blue Mountains National Park. Discussions are continuing to try to resolve the problem in some way other than the Corporation agreeing to turn a blind eye. Watch this space.
 Confederation report indicated that the strategic plan was further discussed and amended at the AGM to shift the focus outward a little more. The view still persists within Confederation that we can influence the course of events in the accreditation debate despite all signs to the contrary. A motion at the AGM that our organisations withdraw from participation in the process was defeated. Confederation report indicated that the strategic plan was further discussed and amended at the AGM to shift the focus outward a little more. The view still persists within Confederation that we can influence the course of events in the accreditation debate despite all signs to the contrary. A motion at the AGM that our organisations withdraw from participation in the process was defeated.
 General business saw Ian Debut and Patrick James, smarting from the most recent chain cutting incident at Coolana, moving a motion to provide funds to reinforce and refurbish a second hand sump-buster obstruction device. r Was that Acme brand? The motion passed after an amendment to increase the amount to $200. General business saw Ian Debut and Patrick James, smarting from the most recent chain cutting incident at Coolana, moving a motion to provide funds to reinforce and refurbish a second hand sump-buster obstruction device. r Was that Acme brand? The motion passed after an amendment to increase the amount to $200.
 Announcements included notice that Natural Areas Limited will hold their AGM on Friday 22 September and that they are considering forming a bush care group. We were also invited to join in the bicentennial re-enactment of a walk across the Blue Mountains by Everingham over 5, 6, 7, 8 October. Announcements included notice that Natural Areas Limited will hold their AGM on Friday 22 September and that they are considering forming a bush care group. We were also invited to join in the bicentennial re-enactment of a walk across the Blue Mountains by Everingham over 5, 6, 7, 8 October.
-Maurice Smith addressed the meeting in his capacity as searetary ​of Confederation,​ pointing out the services they provide to member clubs and answering questions from the floor.+Maurice Smith addressed the meeting in his capacity as secretary ​of Confederation,​ pointing out the services they provide to member clubs and answering questions from the floor.
 The meeting closed at 2209. The meeting closed at 2209.
 Barry Wallis Barry Wallis
  
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