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-====== The August General Meeting ======+==== The August General Meeting ====
  
 by Jim Brown by Jim Brown
  
-The August meeting got off the ground at 8,15 p m with a welcome to new member Neville Lupton: Leigh Sheridan, also admitted by the August Committee (no pun) was not on hand, and after the July minutes were read and agreed to, no one wished to stir any ashes from that meeting.+The August meeting got off the ground at 8:15 p.mwith a welcome to new member Neville Lupton: Leigh Sheridan, also admitted by the August Committee (no pun) was not on hand, and after the July minutes were read and agreed to, no one wished to stir any ashes from that meeting.
  
-In Correspondence we heard the Pedder Action Committee was circularising all conservation-minded organisations with proposals for a national campaign on conservation questions generally. There had also been several other shifts in membership affairs, with Steve Guthridge going active, while Margaret and Brian Vasey and Roe Edgerton (nee Painter) had taken non-active status. Arising from the Pedder Committee's letter, Dave Brown said he had heard of discussion on mineral rights in the New Lagoon area of Tasmania and felt this may be a matter worth looking into.+In Correspondence we heard the Pedder Action Committee was circularising all conservation-minded organisations with proposals for a national campaign on conservation questions generally. There had also been several other shifts in membership affairs, with Steve Guthridge going active, while Margaret and Brian Vasey and RoS Edgerton (nee Painter) had taken non-active status. Arising from the Pedder Committee's letter, Dave Brown said he had heard of discussion on mineral rights in the New Lagoon area of Tasmania and felt this may be a matter worth looking into.
  
-The Treasurer's surreptitious reading of a copy of the Little Red School Book was suspended while he reported we had 386 in the trading account at the end of July.+The Treasurer's surreptitious reading of a copy of the Little Red School Book was suspended while he reported we had $860 in the trading account at the end of July.
  
 At this point, with no Federation Report available and the Walks Secretary still to arrive, we had come to General Business with nothing better than a few announcements to put before the assembly. Then, however, Ray Hookway appeared and gave the Federation story, the salient points of which were printed in the August magazine. At this point, with no Federation Report available and the Walks Secretary still to arrive, we had come to General Business with nothing better than a few announcements to put before the assembly. Then, however, Ray Hookway appeared and gave the Federation story, the salient points of which were printed in the August magazine.
  
-Once again we seemed to be at a standstill,and it had just been agreed to adjourn the meeting until the Walks Secretary arrived when he did appear.+Once again we seemed to be at a standstill, and it had just been agreed to adjourn the meeting until the Walks Secretary arrivedwhen he did appear.
  
-The account commenced with Phil Butt's cross-country Ski Instructional, which encountered icy conditions; while Laurie Quaken's trip in the Merrigal Greek country had four starters and went well in fine cool weather. Roger Gowing also had four people out on a leisurely camp at Era, and although John Campbell's rugged day walk was cancelled owing to lack of starters, the other two jaunts were well attended - 19 on Jim Brown's St. Helena trip and 18 on Sam Hinde's Marley walk - in all 51 people were out on the weekend's activities.+The account commenced with Phil Butt's cross-country Ski Instructional, which encountered icy conditions; while Laurie Quaken's trip in the Merrigal Creek country had four starters and went well in fine cool weather. Roger Gowing also had four people out on a leisurely camp at Era, and although John Campbell's rugged day walk was cancelled owing to lack of starters, the other two jaunts were well attended - 19 on Jim Brown's St. Helena trip and 18 on Sam Hinde's Marley walk - in all 51 people were out on the weekend's activities.
  
-On the second weekend Ray Hookway went with a team of 7 to Yerrand erie via Bats Camp. Snow was encountered near Mt. Werong and on the way back road conditions were difficult and icy. At Yerranderie some further cottages are being restored by the Water Board for VIP visitors. There were 13 along on Roger Gowing's Dharug National Park trip, and two groups of abo carvings were examined. Nancye Alderson led a party of 13 to some historical Blue Mountain sites on the Sunday.+On the second weekend Ray Hookway went with a team of 7 to Yerranderie via Bats Camp. Snow was encountered near Mt. Werong and on the way back road conditions were difficult and icy. At Yerranderie some further cottages are being restored by the Water Board for VIP visitors. There were 13 along on Roger Gowing's Dharug National Park trip, and two groups of abo carvings were examined. Nancye Alderson led a party of 13 to some historical Blue Mountain sites on the Sunday.
  
-The weekend of 14-16 July was the occasion of Will Hilder's cross-country Ski Touring for novices. The Party was small - three - and the weather unfavourable. On the spot advice on ski waxes was obtained from Paddy. Max Crisp took a party of seven into the Capertee Valley to pay respects to Tyan Pic and the adjacent Crater, as well as the isolated mountain, Pantoney's Crown. The Instructional weekend under Geoff +The weekend of 14-16 July was the occasion of Will Hilder's cross-country Ski Touring for novices. The Party was small - three - and the weather unfavourable. On the spot advice on ski waxes was obtained from Paddy. Max Crisp took a party of seven into the Capertee Valley to pay respects to Tyan Pic and the adjacent Crater, as well as the isolated mountain, Pantoney's Crown. The Instructional weekend under Geoff Mattingley's direction was held down at Macarthur's Flat on the Nattai. And for the Sunday walk Sam Hinde assembled no less than 29 out from Wondabyne to Pindar Cave.
-Mattingley's direction was held down at Macarthur's Flat on the Nattai. And for the Sunday walk Sam Hinde assembled no less than 29 out from Wondabyne to Pindar Cave.+
  
-Then the 21-23 July, and Bill Gillam's Downhill Ski InstructionDespite the petrol scarcity it was found possible to get through and in fact something like 23 miles of snow was covered on the Sunday. Peter Franks inherited Spiro's trip in the Colong country and had 7 in his crew, while Elaine Brown collected 26 for the Cowan Creek day walk, despite some transport problems when the connecting bus from Turramurra +Then the 21-23 July, and Bill Gillam's Downhill Ski Instruction Despite the petrol scarcity it was found possible to get through and in fact something like 23 miles of snow was covered on the Sunday. Peter Franks inherited Spiro's trip in the Colong country and had 7 in his crew, while Elaine Brown collected 26 for the Cowan Creek day walk, despite some transport problems when the connecting bus from Turramurra didn't dwell on a delayed train arrival.
-didn't dwell on a delayed train arrival.+
  
-So to the final weekend, when Mike Short had five people on the Nattai, some staying by the river while others went to look at Surveyor's Crag. And there were two day walks, Max Crisp with a big rollup of 23 +So to the final weekend, when Mike Short had five people on the Nattai, some staying by the river while others went to look at Surveyor's Crag. And there were two day walks, Max Crisp with a big rollup of 23 along the Gunyah Point ridge it was reported that preventive burning of bush has taken place out along the spur. Kath Brown's team numbered 8 and made the orthodox Burning Palms and return (top and bottom tracks) trip.
-along the Gunyah Point ridge it was reported that preventive burning of bush has taken place out along the spur. Kath Brown's team numbered 8 and made the orthodox Burning Palms and return (top and bottom tracks) +
-trip.+
  
-Now there really was nothing to add and the meeting was called off at 9.p m.+Now there really was nothing to add and the meeting was called off at 9.50 p.m.
  
  
-====== East - West ======+==== East - West ====
  
 by Neville Lupton by Neville Lupton
  
-Walkers, once again affected by lack of petrol a curious fact but true still three individuals wore able to arrive at Sunnyside trig and the start of an Eastern Western Wolgan.+Walkers, once again affected by lack of petrol a curious fact but true still three individuals were able to arrive at Sunnyside trig and the start of an Eastern Western Wolgan.
  
 The night sky was illuminated by distant lightning, followed by gentle showers, heavy rain, and sheltering walkers. The night sky was illuminated by distant lightning, followed by gentle showers, heavy rain, and sheltering walkers.
  
-Saturday morning dawned indifferently, but a start made along logging roads through blooming wattle, bottlebrush, lyrebird feathers and other delights.' The cliff line was a wondrous sight the formations being rather terrific, that is until the task of piercing them. A steep drop into a side creek and a bash down the dense floor led to the Wolgan by 10. The well being after such a good start was lost in the fight down the densely clothed Wolgan. The drying bush was at its scratchiest, the only relief being in the intensity of the pain from different bushes.+Saturday morning dawned indifferently, but a start made along logging roads through blooming wattle, bottlebrush, lyrebird feathers and other delights.
  
-A climb back to the cliff line and a high sidle relieved the agony a little, steep sidling being a little more pleasant. We dropped down for a late lunch by the river and then pushed on down the valley floor. Several timed the going eased, the party relaxed, and then was in the middle of it again.+The cliff line was a wondrous sight - the formations being rather terrific, that is until the task of piercing them. A steep drop into a side creek and a bash down the dense floor led to the Wolgan by 10. The well being after such a good start was lost in the fight down the densely clothed Wolgan. The drying bush was at its scratchiest, the only relief being in the intensity of the pain from different bushes.  A climb back to the cliff line and a high sidle relieved the agony a little, steep sidling being a little more pleasant. 
 + 
 +We dropped down for a late lunch by the river and then pushed on down the valley floor. Several timed the going eased, the party relaxed, and then was in the middle of it again.
  
 Early afternoon and bush rolled back to grazing land, with scratchy bush replaced by blackberry. The pace quickened over pasture supporting cattle, sheep, wallabies, and kangaroos. The scenery around Wolgan is really worth the trip. This along with a large black kangaroo provided the afternoon's discussion. Early afternoon and bush rolled back to grazing land, with scratchy bush replaced by blackberry. The pace quickened over pasture supporting cattle, sheep, wallabies, and kangaroos. The scenery around Wolgan is really worth the trip. This along with a large black kangaroo provided the afternoon's discussion.
  
-Turning up the western Wolgan, nervous herds of cattle were passed by even more serious walkers. The road dragged on, the river seemed further away, all side creeks were dry and the sun was setting behind the so distant river. The cattle became bolder with the setting sun, the walkers wished for running water, warm camp fires and pleasant countryside free of wandering caws. At last, croaking frogs, it must be, it is, Oh, wonderous Wolgan. The late hour disguised the nearby road until a car came bearing down on the camp, only to pass by into the night.+Turning up the western Wolgan, nervous herds of cattle were passed by even more serious walkers. The road dragged on, the river seemed further away, all side creeks were dry and the sun was setting behind the so distant river. The cattle became bolder with the setting sun, the walkers wished for running water, warm camp fires and pleasant countryside free of wandering cows. At last, croaking frogs, it must be, it is, Oh, wonderous Wolgan. The late hour disguised the nearby road until a car came bearing down on the camp, only to pass by into the night.
  
-The night was memorable only for the heavy rain, inadequate tents, and freshly laundered sleeping bag soaking up the pure, clean country rain. Sunday morn saw cliffs clad in mist and Frank hitching back to Bell.+The night was memorable only for the heavy rain, inadequate tents, and freshly laundered sleeping bag soaking up the pure, clean country rain.  
 + 
 +Sunday morn saw cliffs clad in mist and Frank hitching back to Bell.
  
 The western Wolgan assumed the character of its eastern cousin, now that the pasture was left behind. The only difference being that scratched legs cried even louder in the cool morning air. The tendency to climb out of this mild form of hell left us high up the valley side after a couple of hours walking. The cliffs looked inviting, especially with that bush below. Looking up one could imagine great gulfs in the line - anyway, it was not as unbroken as the eastern branch. We climbed high to investigate - the great gulfs either disappeared or climbed the cliff leaving unscalable waterfalls at their head. The western Wolgan assumed the character of its eastern cousin, now that the pasture was left behind. The only difference being that scratched legs cried even louder in the cool morning air. The tendency to climb out of this mild form of hell left us high up the valley side after a couple of hours walking. The cliffs looked inviting, especially with that bush below. Looking up one could imagine great gulfs in the line - anyway, it was not as unbroken as the eastern branch. We climbed high to investigate - the great gulfs either disappeared or climbed the cliff leaving unscalable waterfalls at their head.
  
-Invincible, not quite - a small gap led to a climbable gulch allowing half the cliff to be scaled. A halt for a bite to eat, exploration, peering into the valley shrouded in mist, and boulder dropping. The +Invincible, not quite - a small gap led to a climbable gulch allowing half the cliff to be scaled. A halt for a bite to eat, exploration, peering into the valley shrouded in mist, and boulder dropping. The weather closed in, hail chucked down, but the remaining cliff had to be tackled. The bush on top looked thick and scratchy, but instead of a river there was a road. Along the road the wattles, wallabies thickthick as rabbits, cut timber and old oil drums to the rocky outcrop, Sunnyside trig and car. 
-weather closed in, hail chucked down, but the remaining cliff had to be tackled. The bush on top looked thick and scratchy, but instead of a river there was a road. Along the road the wattles, wallabies thickthick as rabbits, cut timber and old oil drums to the rocky outcrop, Sunnyside trig and car.+
 Little remains to be said, except lunch was at the car, mistaken navigation enabled us to pick up Frank at Lithgow and now the trip was worth it. Little remains to be said, except lunch was at the car, mistaken navigation enabled us to pick up Frank at Lithgow and now the trip was worth it.
  
-Participants:- Peter Levander (leader) Frank Molloy, Neville Lupton+Participants:- Peter Levander (leader)Frank Molloy, Neville Lupton.
  
 +==== Walks Secretary's Notes - October ====
  
- 
-Walks Set21.21als Notes - October. 
 by Wilf Hilder. by Wilf Hilder.
-(6)9798 - Don and Maria Hitchcock lead this pleasant weekend to Blue + 
-October Gum. Glorious scenery from the pleasant Paths all the way to the Forest. Lush camping beside the Grose - but please boil your drinking water. Silver train leaves Central at 18.00 hrs. (6 p m.). Bring your Katoamba and Mt. Wilson maps and Don will help you with your map reading. +|(6),7,8 October|Don and Maria Hitchcock lead this pleasant weekend to Blue Gum.  Glorious scenery from the pleasant paths all the way to the Forest.  Lush camping beside the Grose - but please boil your drinking water.  Silver train leaves Central at 18:00 hrs. (6 p.m.).  Bring your Katoomba and Mt. Wilson maps and Don will help you with your map reading.| 
-(6)9798 - Evan Williams is organising this popular caving weekend at Wee Jasper on the Goodradigbee River. Admire the 'mites and 'tites of the Dip and Punchbowl Caves. Meet at Strathfield 19.30 hrs. north side station. +|(6),7,8|Evan Williams is organising this popular caving weekend at Wee Jasper on the Goodradigbee River. Admire the 'mites and 'tites of the Dip and Punchbowl Caves. Meet at Strathfield 19.30 hrs. north side station.| 
-Sunday 8 On again by special request - Alan Pike's hard day walk to Cedar Creek. Legendary views along the neck and a scenic scramble up the new chain at Walls Pass. Interesting going up Cedar to the inspiring Cedar Cave. +|Sunday 8|On again by special request - Alan Pike's hard day walk to Cedar Creek. Legendary views along the neck and a scenic scramble up the new chain at Walls Pass.  Interesting going up Cedar to the inspiring Cedar Cave.| 
-Sunday 8 Good old Calna Crock - it's a while since 7e wandered down it. Frank Malloy leads this classic wildflower walk9 with swimming +|Sunday 8|Good old Calna Creek - it's a while since we wandered down it. Frank Malloy leads this classic wildflower walk with swimming holes on tap in case it's a bit warm. Special Excursion tickets to Mt. Kuring-gai.| 
-holes on tap in case it's a bit warm. Special Excursion tickets to Et. Kuring-gai. +|(13),14,15|Myall Lakes the mighty. The great walk around the foreshores is led by Alan Hedstrom - your friendly guide. Fairly good going along the foreshores of the lake, with a few sand hills thrown in for good measure.| 
-(13)914915 - Myall Lakes the mighty. The great walk around the foreshores is led by Alan Hedstrom - your friendly guide. Fairly +|(13),14,15|Instead of an S.& R. demonstration this year its an S.& R.Practice. Full details on forthcoming circular.
-good going along the foreshores of the lake, with a few sand hills thrown in for goodmeasure. +|14,15|Roger Gowing carries the banner on this medium trip from Bundeena to Lilyvale. Tremendous views of the blue Pacific breakers thundering along the coast. Ideal country for map reading practice. Good tracks all the way.| 
-(13)91445 - Instead of an.S. & R. demonstration this year its an+|Sunday 15|Another chance to visit Palona Cave and its stalagmites.  Bill Hall leads this medium excursion from Waterfall to Lilyvale. Easy tracks all the way except along Neram Ridge and between Palona Cave and Colbee Knob. Special Excursion tickets to Lilyvale.| 
-S. & R. Practice. Full details on forthcoming circular. 14,15.- Roger Gowing carries the banner on this medium trip from +|(20),21,22|Jim Vatiliosis leads this interesting walk to Kanangra.  Splendid views along the knife-edged ridge to Cloudmaker. A 'fair climb but tracks all the way. Light scrub on MaroOba Karoo with good pads along Kanangra Creek.| 
-Bundeona to Lilyvale. Tremendous Views of the blue Pacific breakers thundering along the coast. Ideal country for map reading practice. Good tracks all the way. +|(20),21,22|A gimmick? David Cotton's barbecue Walk to explore upper Woronora River has a new angle - Friday night barbecue.
-Sunday 15 Another chance to visit Palona Cave and its stalagmites. + 
-Bill Hall leads this medium excursion from Waterfall to Lily- +
- vale. Easy trakcs all the way except along Neram Ridge and between Palona Cave and Colbee Knob. Special Excursion tickets to Lilyvale. +
-(20)921922 - Jim Vatiliosis leads this interesting walk to Kanangra. +
-Splendid views along the knife-edged ridge to Cloudmaker. A +
-'fair climb but tracks all the way. Light scrub on Marodba Karoo with good pads along Kanangra Creek. +
-(20)521,22 A gimmick? David Cotton's barbecue talk to explore upper Woronora River has a new angle - Friday night barbecue. With+
 Page 6 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICL,R September9 1972. Page 6 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICL,R September9 1972.
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