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-====== The August General Meeting ======+==== The August General Meeting ====
  
 by Jim Brown by Jim Brown
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-====== 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)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. 
-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 
-holes on tap in case it's a bit warm. Special Excursion tickets to Et. Kuring-gai. 
-(13)914915 - 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)91445 - Instead of an.S. & R. demonstration this year its an. 
-S. & R. Practice. Full details on forthcoming circular. 14,15.- Roger Gowing carries the banner on this medium trip from 
-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. 
-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. 
-BUNYIP RUCKSACK 
-This 'shaped' rucksgck is excellent for children. Useful day pack. Weight 14ozs 
-SENIOR RUCKSACK 
-A single pocket, shaped rucksack. Suitable for overnight camping. Weight 1%lbs 
-BUSHMAN RUCKSACKS 
-Have sewn-in curved bottom for extra comfort in carrying. win I hold 30 lbs. 2 pocket model 1%lbs 3 pocket model 1%Ibs 
-KIANDRA MODEL 
-Hooded bag. Extra well filled. Very compact. Approx 3%lbs. 
-PIONEER RUCKSACK 
-is an extra large bag with four external pockets and will carry about 40lbs of camp gear. Weight 2%lbs 
-MOUNTAINEER DE LUXE Can carry 70lbs or more. Tough lightweight terylene/ cotton, proofed fabric with special P.V.C. reinforced 
-base. 20" x 17" x 9" proofed nylon extension throat with double draw cord for positive closure. F lap has full sized zip pocket of waterproof nylon. Outside pocket. Bag is easily detached from the frame to form a 3' sleeping bag cover for cold, wet conditions. 
-Weight 6lbs 
-CARRYING BAGS P.V.C. or nylon. 
-4 
-MOUNTAINEER 
-Same features as de luxe model except for P.V.C. bottom reinforcing. Weight 51hlbs 
-Compasses dry, oil filled or wrist types. 
-Maps. Large range. Bushwalking books. 
-Freeze dried and dehydrated foods.  
-Stoves and lamps. 
-Aluminium cook ware. Ground sheets. 
-Everything for the bushwalker, 
-TRAMPER FRAME RUCKSACK 
-Young people and ladies will find this pack a good one. It will carry sufficient camping equipment and food for 3 or 4 days or more. Has 3 pockets, capacity about 30 lbs. Weight 4Ibs. 
  
-Super warmBox quiltedAdded leg roomApprox 4%lbs+|(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.| 
-WALL TENTS +|(6),7,8|Evan Williams is organising this popular caving weekend at Wee Jasper on the Goodradigbee RiverAdmire the 'mites and 'tites of the Dip and Punchbowl Caves. Meet at Strathfield 19.30 hrs. north side station.| 
-Twothree or four manFrom 3% to-4tAil3S +|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.| 
-69 LIVERPOOL ST.., SYDNEY 26-268661-7215 +|Sunday 8|Good old Calna Creek - it's a while since we wandered down itFrank Malloy leads this classic wildflower walk with swimming holes on tap in case it's a bit warmSpecial Excursion tickets to Mt. Kuring-gai.| 
-Page 7 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER September1972+|(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.| 
-some of David's honey this should be a sweet trip. +|(13),14,15|Instead of an S.& R. demonstration this year its an S.& R.Practice. Full details on forthcoming circular.| 
-Saturday,21st Those oneday racehorses are at it again wild 'Calf +|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.| 
-October whips the neddies along on this mad dash thru Upper Kangaroo. Magnificent waterfalls glorious scenery but a little blurred. Navigational adjustments could easily add about 4 kilos to the total bring your own daylight saving. +|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.| 
- Sunday,22 Frank Malloy shepherds his charges on this interesting walk +|(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.| 
-around Mount Victoria. Good tracks most of the way. Excellent scenery in this corner of the mountains. Plenty of easy map reading practice. +|(20),21,22|A gimmick? David Cotton's barbecue Walk to explore upper Woronora River has a new angle - Friday night barbecue. With some of David's honey this should be a sweet trip.| 
-(27); 8,29 Barrington, beautiful Barrington with Uncle Ray Hookway. Tracks all the way thru the rain forest with open going across the snowgrass plains. Excellent views from Carcys Peak and Mount Barrington. Please note Ray's correct phone number is 644-6349, not as shown on programme. +|Saturday, 21st October|Those one-day racehorses are at it again - Wild Wilf whips the neddies along on this made dash through Upper Kangaroo. Magnificent waterfalls glorious scenery but a little blurred. Navigational adjustments could easily add about 4 kilos to the total bring your own daylight saving.| 
-Sunday,29 Could be daylight saving time on this walk so watch it. +|Sunday, 22|Frank Malloy shepherds his charges on this interesting walk around Mount Victoria. Good tracks most of the way. Excellent scenery in this corner of the mountains. Plenty of easy map reading practice.| 
-But whatever time it is it's always nice along Kangaroo Greek, with its superb swimming holes and lush lunch spots. Be guided by Sheilla Binns along a pleasant track. Special Excursion tickets to Waterfall. +|(27), 28, 29|Barrington, beautiful Barrington with Uncle Ray Hookway. Tracks all the way thru the rain forest with open going across the snowgrass plains. Excellent views from Carcys Peak and Mount Barrington. Please note Ray's correct phone number is 644-6349, not as shown on programme.| 
-The Summer Walks Programme (December, January, February) is already circulating in the clubroom. While summer and daylight saving bring +|Sunday, 29|Could be daylight saving time on this walk so watch it. But whatever time it is it's always nice along Kangaroo Greek, with its superb swimming holes and lush lunch spots. Be guided by Sheilla Binns along a pleasant track. Special Excursion tickets to Waterfall.|
-thoughts of canyons and swimming trips, what about putting on a Test Walk +
-as well you might even enjoy helping prospectives to become good members +
-of S.B.U. New Year resolution and all that. +
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-News from Abroad +
-John Holly reports receiving a letter from David Ingram, who has seen Frank Leyden in England and who is now visiting Ireland. +
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 +The Summer Walks Programme (December, January, February) is already circulating in the clubroom. While summer and daylight saving bring thoughts of canyons and swimming trips, what about putting on a Test Walk as well - you might even enjoy helping prospectives to become good members of S.B.W.  New Year resolution and all that.
 +
 +==== News from Abroad ====
 +
 +John Holly reports receiving a letter from David Ingram, who has seen Frank Leyden in England and who is now visiting Ireland.
  
-====== Up and Down, with Snow Brown ======+==== Up and Down, with Snow Brown ====
  
 by Spiro Ketas by Spiro Ketas
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