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-=====The Sydney Bushwalker=====+====== The Sydney Bushwalker. ======
  
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms, "Northcote Building", Reiby Place: Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462.+A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms, "Northcote Building", Reiby Place: Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462.
  
-====No. 315 March 1961 Price 1/-====+=== No. 315 March 1961 Price 1/- ===
  
 |**Editor**|Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. WJ3514| |**Editor**|Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. WJ3514|
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 |**Typed by**|Jean Harvey| |**Typed by**|Jean Harvey|
  
-=====contents=====+===== Contents =====
  
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 |A Troppo Bush Walker|R.C.|18| |A Troppo Bush Walker|R.C.|18|
  
-=====Advertisements=====+===== Advertisements =====
  
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-|Sanitarian Health Food| 7|+|Sanitarium Health Food| 7|
 |Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service| 9| |Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service| 9|
 |Paddy's|13| |Paddy's|13|
  
-=====Whither Or Wither?=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== Whither Or Wither? =====
  
 Referring of coarse to Bushwalkers, who, at the start of the new Club year, may now examine their pals to find the answer to questions such as "Does the Committee need me?" (and how!) or, "What Walks can I put on the Walks Programme?" (just ask the Walks Secretary, you'll soon find out), or "How cat I help secure more National Parks and better National Parks Service?" (Join the N.P.A!) Referring of coarse to Bushwalkers, who, at the start of the new Club year, may now examine their pals to find the answer to questions such as "Does the Committee need me?" (and how!) or, "What Walks can I put on the Walks Programme?" (just ask the Walks Secretary, you'll soon find out), or "How cat I help secure more National Parks and better National Parks Service?" (Join the N.P.A!)
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 At this time of the year, the Editor doesn't know whither but is certainly withered (Editorially speaking in both cases) and can only be revived by large doses of new literary blood from the new and old talent at present lying dormant. To these he throws out a challenge for 1961-62. To the Old Hands who kept the presses rolling (and thumped the typewriter and stapled the pages and collected the shillings) he expresses his profound thanks and admiration for a job well done. At this time of the year, the Editor doesn't know whither but is certainly withered (Editorially speaking in both cases) and can only be revived by large doses of new literary blood from the new and old talent at present lying dormant. To these he throws out a challenge for 1961-62. To the Old Hands who kept the presses rolling (and thumped the typewriter and stapled the pages and collected the shillings) he expresses his profound thanks and admiration for a job well done.
  
-=====The Annual Reunion.=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== The Annual Reunion. =====
  
 Date: 11th-12th March. Date: 11th-12th March.
 Location: Wood's Creek (On Grose River). Location: Wood's Creek (On Grose River).
  
-Train: 1.09 p m. from Central on Saturday - arrives Richmond 2.51 p m. Private transport will be used to take train travellers to Wood's Creek. If you can't organise a lift for yourself __OR__ If you can provide transport far one or two... Please contact The Transport Organiser, Eric Adcock. 'Phone: UA3257.+Train: 1.09 p.m. from Central on Saturday - arrives Richmond 2.51 p.m. Private transport will be used to take train travellers to Wood's Creek. If you can't organise a lift for yourself __OR__ If you can provide transport far one or two... Please contact The Transport Organiser, Eric Adcock. 'Phone: UA3257.
  
 __Note__: If rivers are flooded, Reunion will be held at Long Angle Gully. __Note__: If rivers are flooded, Reunion will be held at Long Angle Gully.
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 If you can sing, dance, play the mouth organ, recite, stand on your head, or in any other may amuse your fellow Reunioners, please contact Malcolm McGregor, JX1400, or see him at the Reunion! If you can sing, dance, play the mouth organ, recite, stand on your head, or in any other may amuse your fellow Reunioners, please contact Malcolm McGregor, JX1400, or see him at the Reunion!
  
-=====Walks Programme.=====+---- 
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 +=== Walks Programme. ===
  
 The Walks Secretary needs Leaders for the next Walks Programme (May - August). Recommended routes available for those who can't think where to go. Other inspiration available in Past Programmes in the old issues of the Sydney Bushwalker, and in the Club Map Collection. The Walks Secretary needs Leaders for the next Walks Programme (May - August). Recommended routes available for those who can't think where to go. Other inspiration available in Past Programmes in the old issues of the Sydney Bushwalker, and in the Club Map Collection.
  
-=====Social Past.=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== Social Past. =====
  
 During January Keith Renwick and Bill Gillam gave illustrated talks on America and Mt. Isa respectively - both were informative and entertaining and drew capacity audiences. During January Keith Renwick and Bill Gillam gave illustrated talks on America and Mt. Isa respectively - both were informative and entertaining and drew capacity audiences.
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 He dealt with birds of the Sandstones, Shales, Scrubs, Lakes and Seashores. The slides were excellent and opened a new field of nature observation to many of the audience. Mr. Waterhouse also spoke briefly on the technique of photographing birds and showed slides of the gear used. He dealt with birds of the Sandstones, Shales, Scrubs, Lakes and Seashores. The slides were excellent and opened a new field of nature observation to many of the audience. Mr. Waterhouse also spoke briefly on the technique of photographing birds and showed slides of the gear used.
  
-=====Around the Wollangambe - Northern Blue Mountains=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== Around The Wollangambe - Northern Blue Mountains=====
  
 - Alan Round - Alan Round
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 The dense tree growth and six or more inches of leaf mould on the ground in the bottom of the gorge reminded Paul of New Guinea. It was a noisy place at night. Some animals, possibly wombats, made a lot of noise stamping through the undergrowth, night birds kept calling, while frogs and insects put in a chorus, but we all slept well. Earlier in the evening we had almost caught an eel in the creek, but the fishing line was too weak and the fisherman too excited, so it got away. Large red crayfish are very plentiful in this creek and a couple went into the billy can. The dense tree growth and six or more inches of leaf mould on the ground in the bottom of the gorge reminded Paul of New Guinea. It was a noisy place at night. Some animals, possibly wombats, made a lot of noise stamping through the undergrowth, night birds kept calling, while frogs and insects put in a chorus, but we all slept well. Earlier in the evening we had almost caught an eel in the creek, but the fishing line was too weak and the fisherman too excited, so it got away. Large red crayfish are very plentiful in this creek and a couple went into the billy can.
  
-On Sunday we travelled up Yarramun Creek about two miles. After making a right angle bend the gorge gradually narrows down to a chasm about fifteen feet wide and one hundred feet deep, along which we mostly had to swim in the icy water for about half an hour. At a point where a small side creek came in from the right, we took the opportunity to thaw out and climb out of the gorge to the top of the main ridge between Yarramun and Dumbano  Creeks. We then travelled west giving us a course made up of plenty of easy rock scrambling to reach the saddles in the ridge then generally over or round a large, rocky outcrop in the middle of the saddle before ascending the other side of the saddle. Most alteration in levels in terrain here are marked by some rock faces or rock outcrops like huge warts all over the country, with Boronia and a type of ti-tree with a flower as big as a halfpenny growing around the base of rocky outcrops and ledges. A white Boronia was spotted in one place along here.+On Sunday we travelled up Yarramun Creek about two miles. After making a right angle bend the gorge gradually narrows down to a chasm about fifteen feet wide and one hundred feet deep, along which we mostly had to swim in the icy water for about half an hour. At a point where a small side creek came in from the right, we took the opportunity to thaw out and climb out of the gorge to the top of the main ridge between Yarramun and Dumbano Creeks. We then travelled west giving us a course made up of plenty of easy rock scrambling to reach the saddles in the ridge then generally over or round a large, rocky outcrop in the middle of the saddle before ascending the other side of the saddle. Most alteration in levels in terrain here are marked by some rock faces or rock outcrops like huge warts all over the country, with Boronia and a type of ti-tree with a flower as big as a halfpenny growing around the base of rocky outcrops and ledges. A white Boronia was spotted in one place along here.
  
 One member of the party suddenly remembered there was a packet of salted peanuts he had forgotten to remove from the outside pocket of his pack before swimming up the creek and was discarding the unstuck cellophane packet on a rock when the other three members of the party soon taught him by example that they were possibly all the better for being well soaked when eaten on a dry ridge, as the sun, which had been hidden most of the weekend, began to shine quite strongly and the wind was warm from the West. One member of the party suddenly remembered there was a packet of salted peanuts he had forgotten to remove from the outside pocket of his pack before swimming up the creek and was discarding the unstuck cellophane packet on a rock when the other three members of the party soon taught him by example that they were possibly all the better for being well soaked when eaten on a dry ridge, as the sun, which had been hidden most of the weekend, began to shine quite strongly and the wind was warm from the West.
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 Walkers could make some new and interesting trips in this area. Walkers could make some new and interesting trips in this area.
  
-=====The Kowmung commandos.=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== The Kowmung Commandos. =====
  
 - "Sybarite". - "Sybarite".
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 Note, too, that it's music is never more enchanting than when accompanied by the roar of Kowmung Cascades. Note, too, that it's music is never more enchanting than when accompanied by the roar of Kowmung Cascades.
  
-=====Day Walks.=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== Day Walks. =====
  
 - David Ingram. - David Ingram.
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 See also the same compiler's 'Gangerang Map' and the 'Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map'. See also the same compiler's 'Gangerang Map' and the 'Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map'.
  
-=====Plateau Plodding.=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== Plateau Plodding. =====
  
 - Frank Mort. - Frank Mort.
  
-One December evening, in the wilds of Ultimo, 'Myles Dunnhy chanted magical words such as Guouogang, Budthingeroo, Whengee-Whungee , Wooglemai, to seven very interested youths.+One December evening, in the wilds of Ultimo, 'Myles Dunphy chanted magical words such as Guouogang, Budthingeroo, Whengee-Whungee , Wooglemai, to seven very interested youths.
  
 As a result of these incantations, on Monday the 21st December, seven of our party, tuckered for ten days, invaded the Caves Express with 50-65 lb. packs. As a result of these incantations, on Monday the 21st December, seven of our party, tuckered for ten days, invaded the Caves Express with 50-65 lb. packs.
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 At Katoomba, Don Wallace and a touring car awaited us and we did the 58 miles to the Kanangra turn-off in record time, arriving at 3.45 p.m. At 6.45 we sighted, and shortly after camped within view of, Cunningham's Hut. Old Cunningham seemed quite pleased to see us, and after paddling in the Budthingeroo Creek running through his selection, we cut bedding, swatted spiders, and by eleven o'clock were s'endormix profondement. At Katoomba, Don Wallace and a touring car awaited us and we did the 58 miles to the Kanangra turn-off in record time, arriving at 3.45 p.m. At 6.45 we sighted, and shortly after camped within view of, Cunningham's Hut. Old Cunningham seemed quite pleased to see us, and after paddling in the Budthingeroo Creek running through his selection, we cut bedding, swatted spiders, and by eleven o'clock were s'endormix profondement.
  
-Next morning, without packs, we made cur may to "Green Hillock", 4,300' and took prismatic bearings to all the prominent points. The Paralyser, Cyclops and Baldy Harry on the Thuurat Range were facing us, whilst Gangerang, Guouogang (Goo-wo-wo-gang) and Mount Jenolan were plainly visible.+Next morning, without packs, we made cur may to "Green Hillock", 4,300' and took prismatic bearings to all the prominent points. The Paralyser, Cyclops and Baldy Harry on the Thurat Range were facing us, whilst Gangerang, Guouogang (Goo-wo-wo-gang) and Mount Jenolan were plainly visible.
  
 Roly Whalan's old selection and the Swamps heading Mumbedah and Kanangaroo Creeks lay below us. Descending we made our may to the place where the Kanangaroo dives over the divide, but a dense fog obscured the scene and its persistence lost us a fine view. Roly Whalan's old selection and the Swamps heading Mumbedah and Kanangaroo Creeks lay below us. Descending we made our may to the place where the Kanangaroo dives over the divide, but a dense fog obscured the scene and its persistence lost us a fine view.
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 The return journey was more difficult than the previous night's, for there was no moon to help us. Luther's slash blazed dray track, very ill-defined, proved a godsend and with much relief we again set our feet on the Kanangra Track (12 miles with short cuts). The return journey was more difficult than the previous night's, for there was no moon to help us. Luther's slash blazed dray track, very ill-defined, proved a godsend and with much relief we again set our feet on the Kanangra Track (12 miles with short cuts).
  
-__Friday__: Breaking camp early, we set off for the "T" (Thurat) tree from which we reblazed the track to the Upper Morong or Boyd Creek, and camped at the first water. We all felt tired, but set out lightheartedly enough for Gentle'Sheerdomn, after lunch. At the Thurat Trig we found a message left by Max Gentle in a syrup tin and shortly after topped the Thurat Range.+__Friday__: Breaking camp early, we set off for the "T" (Thurat) tree from which we reblazed the track to the Upper Morong or Boyd Creek, and camped at the first water. We all felt tired, but set out lightheartedly enough for Gentle'Sheerdown, after lunch. At the Thurat Trig we found a message left by Max Gentle in a syrup tin and shortly after topped the Thurat Range.
  
 The view was most comprehensive and beggars description by its vastness. Crossing Danae Creek we followed down a ridge through thick jungle growth to Gentle's Sheerdown, reached by crossing a narrow neck with a sheer drop either side. The view was most comprehensive and beggars description by its vastness. Crossing Danae Creek we followed down a ridge through thick jungle growth to Gentle's Sheerdown, reached by crossing a narrow neck with a sheer drop either side.
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 Those comprising the party were :- Myles Dunphy (Leader), Len Bourne, Herman (Norm) Colton, Herbert Freeman, Norm. Hodges, Jack Osborne, Don Wallace, Frank Mort. Those comprising the party were :- Myles Dunphy (Leader), Len Bourne, Herman (Norm) Colton, Herbert Freeman, Norm. Hodges, Jack Osborne, Don Wallace, Frank Mort.
  
-=====The Car Trial.=====+---- 
 + 
 +===== The Car Trial. =====
  
 - David Ingram. - David Ingram.
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 In true Bushwalker fashion, the urge to return home set in, and by 3.30 p.m. on a lovely afternoon all except one car had departed on the homeward journey. All agreed, prior to departure, that they had had a most enjoyable trip in an area which is not generally as well known as it should be. In fact, several competitors were keen enough to inquire when we could have another outing of this nature. However, Jim and I both feel that, even though we had a lot of fun organising the trial, the response did not justify the hours we and our helpers put into it. When one sees the number of members' cars leaving the vicinity of the Club room on Wednesday evening, our efforts to induce the car owners to travel off the beaten track by car seem to have been unsuccessful. In true Bushwalker fashion, the urge to return home set in, and by 3.30 p.m. on a lovely afternoon all except one car had departed on the homeward journey. All agreed, prior to departure, that they had had a most enjoyable trip in an area which is not generally as well known as it should be. In fact, several competitors were keen enough to inquire when we could have another outing of this nature. However, Jim and I both feel that, even though we had a lot of fun organising the trial, the response did not justify the hours we and our helpers put into it. When one sees the number of members' cars leaving the vicinity of the Club room on Wednesday evening, our efforts to induce the car owners to travel off the beaten track by car seem to have been unsuccessful.
  
-====The winners:-====+---- 
 + 
 +=== The Winners:- ===
  
 |Bob Binks' Party|92 Points| |Bob Binks' Party|92 Points|
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 |Reg Meakins' Party|90 Points| |Reg Meakins' Party|90 Points|
  
-=====Paddy Made.=====+---- 
 + 
 +=== Paddy Made. ===
  
 Put your best foot forward and step down to Paddy's for some Easter shopping, for we have a whole shop full of gear for you. Put your best foot forward and step down to Paddy's for some Easter shopping, for we have a whole shop full of gear for you.
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 Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. 201 Castlereagh St, Sydney, BM2685 Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. 201 Castlereagh St, Sydney, BM2685
  
 +----
 +
 +===== National Parks Association Outings. =====
 +
 +__Quarterly General Meeting__: __Monday, March 13th, at 7.30 p.m.__ Meeting Room is on the Seventh Floor, G.U.O.O.F. Building, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Members bring slides of areas visited over Christmas Break.
 +
 +__The long Weekend, 28-30th january__. Twenty four members and children attended the N.P.A. Outing to Colo River at Central Colo.
 +
 +A very suitable camp site was selected right on the bank of the Colo, and owing to the heat (it was 106 degrees in Sydney on the Sunday) swimming was the chief pastime throughout the weekend. An interesting fact is that the river at Central Colo, though fresh and drinkable, rises and falls several feet with the tide.
  
-NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION OUTIM-S 
-"Qua rter3z1,_yL..__,/a.._rch.1.3112.1_2b7.23.9....aat Meeting Room is on the Seventh Floor, G.U.O.O.F. Building, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Members bring slides of areas visited over Christmas Break. 
-The long Weekend, 28-30th... january. Twenty four members and children attended the N.P.A. Outing to Colo River at Central Colo. 
-A very suitable camp site was selected right on the bank of the Colo, and owing to the heat (it was 106 degrees in Sydney on the Sunday) swimuri..n,g was 
-the chj_ef pastime throughout the weekend. An interesting fact is that the river at Central Colo, though fresh and drinkable, rises and falls several feet with the tide. 
 Some short side excursions were done during the weekend, including trips to Gee's Lagoon, Ferrari Farm Sanctuary and the scenic and historic Parr's Brush Road. There is still a need for more reserves for Public Recreation in the Colo Valley. Some short side excursions were done during the weekend, including trips to Gee's Lagoon, Ferrari Farm Sanctuary and the scenic and historic Parr's Brush Road. There is still a need for more reserves for Public Recreation in the Colo Valley.
-As a result of the Outing, we were pleased to welcome to N.P.A. Membership H.,Fitzgerald, owner of "Shady Acres", Picnic Park and Sanctuary. + 
-EASTERNarch 31 - April 1, 2, 3rd -- Endrick River near Nerriga. Suggested Route:Princes Highway through Nowra to Tomerong where Nerriga-Braidwood Road turns off on right. Follow this road up the Turpentine Range over the Sassafras Mountain for thirty five miles to campsite about two hundred yards short of the Endrick River Bridge. Campsite will be established in Travelling Stock Reserve (T.S.R0 about one hundred (100) yards off road to right. A call at Tianjara Falls leaves road near notice advising road liable to flooding and about fifty (50) yards before splash crossing. Return could be made through Braidwood, Goulburn or Marulen, if desired. +As a result of the Outing, we were pleased to welcome to N.P.A. Membership Mr. H. Fitzgerald, owner of "Shady Acres", Picnic Park and Sanctuary. 
-Miff 6-7TH BUNG-ONIA. Camp on the Bungonia Caves Reserve. + 
-Take Hume Highway to point about two miles south of Marulan, take road marked "Bungonia, 11 mil  es" turn left at junction of Goulburn Road, cross bridge, take first turn left and proceed six miles to Reserve. As tank at Reserve is unreliable (punctured with bullet holes) it would be wise to carry some drinking water. +__Easter__March 31 - April 1, 2, 3rd -- Endrick River near Nerriga. Suggested Route: Princes Highway through Nowra to Tomerong where Nerriga-Braidwood Road turns off on right. Follow this road up the Turpentine Range over the Sassafras Mountain for thirty five miles to campsite about two hundred yards short of the Endrick River Bridge. Campsite will be established in Travelling Stock Reserve (T.S.R) about one hundred (100) yards off road to right. A call at Tianjara Falls leaves road near notice advising road liable to flooding and about fifty (50) yards before splash crossing. Return could be made through Braidwood, Goulburn or Marulen, if desired. 
-i5. + 
-WATCH OUT FOR THE INDIANS+__May 6-7th Bungonia__. Camp on the Bungonia Caves Reserve. Take Hume Highway to point about two miles south of Marulan, take road marked "Bungonia, 11 miles" turn left at junction of Goulburn Road, cross bridge, take first turn left and proceed six miles to Reserve. As tank at Reserve is unreliable (punctured with bullet holes) it would be wise to carry some drinking water. 
-- Keith Renwick. Carlsbad Caves+ 
-There are different tour $ leaving all the time, but we went on the first one of the day at 8.30 a m. (3i hours for $1.50). Contrasting with other cave systems, where they go to great lengths to prevent people taking photos, here they encourage it. So much so that they have special tours on for Photographers on which you can'go unless you have got a cameraAltogether the number of visitors per year runs into the millions mark. +---- 
-The natural entrance into the cave, which was the way we metie going ins was o4:5?a hundred yearde or so to the side of the 'main building and it was here that our "party" gathered, only about 'DO this timeit being early in the morningThe guide, one of three or four with the part, then yapped for about 5 minutes on he rigours of the trail, how long it took, what to expect and time and time again said that if anyone was at all dubious about going, to drop behind now and they can go back to the"ticket office and dhange their tickets for a less strenuous expedition. After alls this was the longest and hardest trip they had to offer. All 11-miles of down hill tar seal hand rail encrusted track.  + 
-lib move on two hundred yards and sit down on rows of picnic-like benches.  Another guide and another discourse, this time the usual on cave formation finishing up with a minute or so lecture to parent s on keeping control of their children who apparently, apart from breaking off formations and jumping into bottomless pits, are also guilty of chalking rude Slogans on the wall, biting other toul'ists on the ankles, and scaring the living daylights out of people with 'weak hearts. +===== Watch Out For The Indians===== 
-The contrast between the children of Americans and the children of some of the + 
-other countries is really an eye-opener. In places where life doesn't come so easily theyreally appreciate life and other people's feelings, but where everything is provided for them they appreciate nothing and are thoroughly bored with +- Keith Renwick. 
-life. (Most certainly not all Americans are like this, but the groups you meet + 
-in crowds often are.) +__Carlsbad Caves__. 
-The guides did a good job with the descriptions of caves and their formation + 
-and once again made as much educational use as possible of the natural scenery. +There are different tours leaving all the time, but we went on the first one of the day at 8.30 a.m. (3 1/2 hours for $1.50). Contrasting with other cave systems, where they go to great lengths to prevent people taking photos, here they encourage it. So much so that they have special tours on for Photographers on which you __can't__ go unless you have got a cameraAltogether the number of visitors per year runs into the millions mark. 
-They even have a Ranger who wanders back and forth along the line so that the people can ask him questions instead of trying to get up to the front of the line to ask the guide there. I'm afraid I asked too many awkward ones and he moved on as SD on as he could. + 
-After about a mile we came to the escape route. Here he went all over the  +The natural entrance into the cave, which was the way we were going in, was only a hundred yards or so to the side of the main building and it was here that our "party" gathered, only about 100 this timeit being early in the morningThe guide, one of three or four with the part, then yapped for about 5 minutes on the rigours of the trail, how long it took, what to expect and time and time again said that if anyone was at all dubious about going, to drop behind now and they can go back to the ticket office and change their tickets for a less strenuous expedition. After all, this was the longest and hardest trip they had to offer. __All 1 3/4 miles of down hilltar sealhand rail encrusted track.__ 
-rigmarole again and some mare felt they had done too much, so they took the short cut to the lunch :roam. They missed the best part of the trip, because now we +  
-came into the chambers which had formations in then. The formations mere good but dry. We did a circular tour of the se, then back to the lunch room where you could bay practically anythihg - at a price - and then into the Big Room which as caves go is pretty big, and well filled with formation (also dry). It has a +We move on two hundred yards and sit down on rows of picnic-like benches.  Another guide and another discourse, this time the usual on cave formation finishing up with a minute or so lecture to parents on keeping control of their children who apparently, apart from breaking off formations and jumping into bottomless pits, are also guilty of chalking rude slogans on the wall, biting other tourists on the ankles, and scaring the living daylights out of people with weak hearts. The contrast between the children of Americans and the children of some of the other countries is really an eye-opener. In places where life doesn't come so easily they really appreciate life and other people's feelings, but where everything is provided for them they appreciate nothing and are thoroughly bored with life. (Most certainly not all Americans are like this, but the groups you meet in crowds often are.) 
-relatively level floor and is about 2,000' long, 400' wide and 200' high. + 
-Then back to the lunch room for the big lift. They really shove the people through this cave in vast quantities. There isn't just one lift to the surface, there are four, each carrying 25 people 800' through solid rock in 3 minutes up +The guides did a good job with the descriptions of caves and their formation and once again made as much educational use as possible of the natural scenery. They even have a Ranger who wanders back and forth along the line so that the people can ask him questions instead of trying to get up to the front of the line to ask the guide there. I'm afraid I asked too many awkward ones and he moved on as soon as he could. 
-16. + 
-(2 minutes down) and that adds up to about 100 people in five minutes, and that's moving people - as far as caves are concerned: +After about a mile we came to the escape route. Here he went all over the rigmarole again and some more felt they had done too much, so they took the short cut to the lunch room. They missed the best part of the trip, because now we came into the chambers which had formations in then. The formations were good but dry. We did a circular tour of these, then back to the lunch room where you could buy practically anything - at a price - and then into the Big Room which as caves go is pretty big, and well filled with formation (also dry). It has a relatively level floor and is about 2,000' long, 400' wide and 200' high. 
-Carlsbad Caves was the turning point and now it was back to San Francisco by another round about route. This called for a look over Hoover (Bouldet) + 
-Dam 724 feet high. What a hunk of concrete! One of the police chaps there said he'd have to stop the bus for me, as he did, otherwise they wouldn't have stopped thinkingI was only a hitchhiker. Through Las Vegas with its forest of flashing Neons to Reno. Here I took to gambling in a big way. I loaded 5 +Then back to the lunch room for the big lift. They really shove the people through this cave in vast quantities. There isn't just one lift to the surface, there are four, each carrying 25 people 800' through solid rock in 3 minutes up (2 minutes down) and that adds up to about 100 people in five minutes, and that's moving people - as far as caves are concerned
-cents-into one of them there one armed bandit things and pulled the lever. Fastly the fruit whizzed round and round. First one stopped, then the second one stopped - oh, the suspense was killing - then the third one stopped but, nothing happened. I didn't even get my 5 cents back so I reckoned the game wasn't fair and didn't play any more. + 
-Well, you know how people like to collect souvenirs from each place they visittypical of that place. I thought perhaps I might be able to get in +Carlsbad Caves was the turning point and now it was back to San Francisco by another round about route. This called for a look over Hoover (Boulder) Dam 724 feet high. What a hunk of concrete! One of the police chaps there said he'd have to stop the bus for me, as he did, otherwise they wouldn't have stopped thinking I was only a hitchhiker. Through Las Vegas with its forest of flashing Neons to Reno. Here I took to gambling in a big way. I loaded 5 cents into one of them there one armed bandit things and pulled the lever. Fastly the fruit whizzed round and round. First one stopped, then the second one stopped - oh, the suspense was killing - then the third one stopped but, nothing happened. I didn't even get my 5 cents back so I reckoned the game wasn't fair and didn't play any more. 
-Reno a commodity -which is really typical of the area - a divorce. Now divorces are easy to get in Reno as you've no doubt read, but unfortunately I wasn't able to satisfy my desire, because - you have to be married first! + 
-ARE YOU WALKING?+Well, you know how people like to collect souvenirs from each place they visittypical of that place. I thought perhaps I might be able to get in Reno a commodity which is really typical of the area - a divorce. Now divorces are easy to get in Reno as you've no doubt read, but unfortunately I wasn't able to satisfy my desire, because - you have to be married first! 
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 +===== Are You Walking===== 
 - Eric Adcock. - Eric Adcock.
-The suggestion at the last general meeting that the members of the Committee each prepare a black book of their recipes seems to me a veiled hint that we are like the lesser parts in Macbeth. Education is our only defence to this thinking. Even a black book in a filing cabinet containing what, when, and how is not going to be sufficient to let a prospective committee member know what he is in for. There is a need far an even more general education. This could be considered a disadvantage in some cases but in the case of the Walks Secretary   + 
-The job of Walks Secretary is a very obvious one. Three times a year the Walks Programme has to be filled with the results of blackmail and extortion. In each case, for a period of about six weeks previous to the appropriate committee +The suggestion at the last general meeting that the members of the Committee each prepare a black book of their recipes seems to me a veiled hint that we are like the lesser parts in Macbeth. Education is our only defence to this thinking. Even a black book in a filing cabinet containing what, when, and how is not going to be sufficient to let a prospective committee member know what he is in for. There is a need far an even more general education. This could be considered a disadvantage in some cases but in the case of the Walks Secretary... 
-member, one has to flit around the Club alighting on unsuspecting people and closing one's talons before they have a chance to escape. + 
-You hint, suggest, ask, urge, entreat, threaten and if need be, batter, people into submission. Finally they sign their name or put their mark and promise a -walk one dawn and fortynine to go. It is fortunate indeed that there are +The job of Walks Secretary is a very obvious one. Three times a year the Walks Programme has to be filled with the results of blackmail and extortion. In each case, for a period of about six weeks previous to the appropriate committee member, one has to flit around the Club alighting on unsuspecting people and closing one's talons before they have a chance to escape. 
-members of the Club mho lead more than their share of walks and actually volunteer + 
-their names. As Confucius once misquoted "May their tribe increase"+You hint, suggest, ask, urge, entreat, threaten and if need be, batter, people into submission. Finally they sign their name or put their mark and promise a walk one down and fortynine to go. It is fortunate indeed that there are members of the Club who lead more than their share of walks and actually volunteer their names. As Confucius once misquoted "May their tribe increase". 
-Persuasion, or Sheer persistence, can be helped considerably with a little plotting. Approach and surround the victim, holding up a sworn statement that he had during a moment of pressure before the Comittee said he would become a leader + 
-of walks l_ A display of the Walks Secretary's professional tools - thumb screws, +Persuasion, or sheer persistence, can be helped considerably with a little plotting. Approach and surround the victim, holding up a sworn statement that he had during a moment of pressure before the Committee said he would become a leader of walksA display of the Walks Secretary's professional tools - thumb screws, rack, noose and branding irons is often enough to clinch the matter. 
-rack, noose and branding irons is often enough to clinch the matter. + 
-17. +An office such as this ideally suits the members of the fairer sex! It represents chance for them to exercise their added persuasive powers as well as their innate vocal advantages developed from generations of practice. It is interesting to note that the aborigines have a legend describing how the two gods, the Moon and the Crow, combine their efforts to make people. It is the crow that predominates in the making of females. 
-An office such as this ideally suits the members of the fairer sax! It represents d,chance for them to exercise their added persuasive powersas well + 
-as their innate vocal advantages developed from generations of practice. It is interesting to note that the aborigines have a legend describing how tbe two +The other major duty of the Walks Secretary is to report at the Club each month all the interesting "goings onin the last four or five weeks. The obtaining of all this information is again often a reason for producing the thumbscrews. Even the official sheets that should be turned in by all leaders do not give the interesting snippets - those peculiar happenings on trips, or people lost, or shot, as they were too maimed or weak to return under their own steam, or people left for the betterment of mankind. 
-gods, the Noon and the Craw, combine their efforts to make people. It is the crow that predominates in the making of females. + 
-The other major duty of the Walks Secretary is to report at the Club each +Like the removal of a heavy pack, it is a wonderful feeling of relief when the programme is handed over for the final typing and printing. This feeling of elation is only marred by the odd blanks representing the weekends that are friendless and leaderless. That night you are relaxing when the 'phone rings. "You wish to lead a walk!" "No". "Two". 
-month all the interesting "goings on in the last four or five weeks. The obtain- + 
-ing of all this information is again often a reason for prodKcing the thumbscrews. Even the official sheets that should be turned in by all leaders do not give the interesting snippets - those peculiar happenings on trips, or people lost, or +It happens, not once, but twice, sometimes more, until you become a lump of quivering jelly. Next time you will rope up each person in turn and ... 
-shot, as they were too maimed or weak to return under their own steam, or people left for the betterment of mankind. + 
-Like the remotal of a heavy pack, it is a wonderful feeling of relief when the programme is handed over for the final typing and printing. This feeling of elation is only marred by the odd blanks representing the weekends that are friendless and leaderless. That night you are relaxing when the 'phone rings. Tcu wish to lead a walk:" "No". "Two"+===== Walking Guide===== 
-It happens, not once, but twice, sometimes more, until you become a lump of quivering jelly. Next time you will rope up each person in turn and   + 
-WALKING GUIDE+(See also Day Walks...
-(See also Day Walks   + 
-MARCH 24-25-26 +|March 24-25-26|Yalwal, Bunbundah Creek - Point Possibility - Ettrema Rim - Ettrema Trig - Yalmal. A trip for the energetic. Unspoiled creek and gorge scenery. Spectacular cliffs and sheer dropdowns at Point Possibility... Car to Yalwal - see the remains of the old Gold workings. Some rock hopping and scrambling up Danjera Creek, over the pass into Bunbundah Creek and up onto the Ettrema plateau. See the views from the Point and along the cliffline - look down into Ettrema Creek. Circuit the tops and return to Yalwal. Map: Yalwal Military. Leader: Wilf Hilder (See leader early re transport.)| 
-Bunbundah Creek - Point Possibility - Ettrema Rim - Ettrema Trig -Yalmal. +|March 25-26|__Instructional__. Otford - Burning Palms - Lilyvale. Easy pleasant walking, good camping. Coastal scenery, swimming. Map: Port Hacking TouristLeader: Dick Child.| 
-A trip for the energetic. Unspoiled creek and gorge scenery. Spectacular cliffs and sheer dropdowns at Point Possibility .. Car to Yalwal - see the remains of the old Gold workings. Some rock hopping and scrambling up Danjera Creek, over the pass into Bunbundah Creek and up onto the Ettrema plateau. See the views from the Point and along the cliffline - look down into Ettrema Creek:. Circuit the tops and return to Yalta,Map: Yalwal Military. +|March 29-30-April 1-2-3|__Easter.__ Jerricknora Creek - MtRenwick - The Castle and return (2 week's notice for Transport arrangements). Route is along the Yadbora rim with views of Currockbilly, Pigeon House and coastal country. Easy climb onto Mt. Renwick from there magnificent views of The Castle and surrounding area can be had. For the intrepid, more magnificent views from The CastleThis is fascinating country. Be in it! Leader: John White.| 
-Leader: Will Hilder (See leader early re transport.) +|April 7-8-9Leura - Lockleys Pylon - Blue Gum - Blackheath. Road and track walk to Lockley's. Views across and down the Grose (MtsHay, King George, Tomah...). Steep descent to Blue Gun - good camping in forest of stately gums. Then mostly pleasant track climb to Blackheath, probably through the scenic Grand Canyon. Map: Katoomba Military. Leader : Frank Young.
-MARCH 25-26 Instructional. + 
-Otford - Burning Palms - +---- 
-Easy pleasant walking, good camping. Coastal scenery, swimming. Map: Port Hacking Tourist + 
-Leader: Dick Child. +Would readers please note that although Robert (Strawberry) Jones attended the recent Commando trip clad only in underpants and a boiler suit (and boots, of coarse), there is no move afoot to start a new fashion for S.B.W's. Nor should the word ICI, written over his heartbe allowed any Gaelic significance. Force of circumstances demanded the borrowing of this all purpose garment. 
-MARCH 29-30 -) APRIL 1-2-3 + 
-EASTER - +---- 
-Jerricknara Creek - MtRenwick:- The Castle and return (2 leek's notice for Tranqport arrangements). +
-Route is along the Yadbora rim with views of Currockbilly, +
-Pigeon House and coastal country. Easy climb onto Mt.Renwick +
-from there magnificent views of The Castle and surrounding ar'ea can be had. For the intrepid, more magnificent views from The +
-CastleThis is fascinating country. Be in it! Leader: John White. +
-18. WALE IG Gr.ETE (Cont 'd.)  +
-APRIL 7-8-9 Leura Locklay'Pylon - Blue Gum.- Blackheath. +
-Road and track walk to Lockley's. Views across and down the Grose (MtsHay, King George, Tomah .). Steep descent to Blue Gun - good camping in forest of stately gums. Then mostly pleasant track climb to Blackheath, probably through the scenic Grand Canyon. Map: Katoomba Military. +
-Leader : Frank Young. +
-Would readers please note that although Robert (Strawberry) Jones attended the recent Commando trip clad only in underpants and a boiler suit (and boots, of coarse), there is no move afoot to start a new fashion for 5.W's. Nor should the word ICI, written over his heartbe allowed any Gaelic significance. Force of circumstances demanded the borrowing of this all purpose garment.+
 Roy Craggs has had to return home earlier than expected, and regrets that he will not be able to lead the previously advertised Kokoda Trail Walk. Roy Craggs has had to return home earlier than expected, and regrets that he will not be able to lead the previously advertised Kokoda Trail Walk.
-A TROPPO BUSH WALEIR 
- 1..01=M. ..11 
-R.C. 
-Saturday morning, a beautiful morning, but than they always are in Port Moresby. What shall I do this weekend? I went swimming last weekend and fidling the one before. Perhaps I could go for a walk in the hills. 
-The small dull ember deep in my breast (which is Bush Walki..ng) fans to a small flame. Is there some hope? With sudden zeal I pack my neglected rucksack - it s gone a bit mouldy since I last used it, but never mind, the sun and fresh air will fix that. 
-"It's going to be very hot walking in the hills", said the little devil. "Ignore him", cried the Bush Walk m "what are you, a man or a mouse?" "I am a man" squeaked I, and throwing on my pack set off full of determination. 
-By great misfortune my path took me 1:)y the "Four Mile Toilers' Tavern': From it 's iTrterior drifted sounds of clinking glasses, air conditionino and ripples of laughter. 
-"Make it a Schooner Joe, I've gab an omber to extinguish." 
-DON'T FORGET THE FEDERATION REUNION. 
-IMILIATELZEI. 
-(See Notice Board for details.) 
  
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 +===== A Troppo Bush Walker. =====
 +
 +- R.C.
 +
 +Saturday morning, a beautiful morning, but than they always are in Port Moresby. What shall I do this weekend? I went swimming last weekend and fishing the one before. Perhaps I could go for a walk in the hills.
 +
 +The small dull ember deep in my breast (which is Bush Walking) fans to a small flame. Is there some hope? With sudden zeal I pack my neglected rucksack - it's gone a bit mouldy since I last used it, but never mind, the sun and fresh air will fix that.
 +
 +"It's going to be very hot walking in the hills", said the little devil. "Ignore him", cried the Bush Walker; "what are you, a man or a mouse?" "I am a man" squeaked I, and throwing on my pack set off full of determination.
 +
 +By great misfortune my path took me by the "Four Mile Toilers' Tavern". From its interior drifted sounds of clinking glasses, air conditioning and ripples of laughter.
 +
 +"Make it a Schooner Joe, I've gab an ember to extinguish."
 +
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 +__Don't forget the Federation Reunion__. March 18th-19th. (See Notice Board for details.)
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