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-=====The Sydney Bushwalker.=====+======The Sydney Bushwalker======
  
 Established June 1931. Established June 1931.
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 A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Incorporated, Box 4476 GPO, Sydney, 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli (near Milsons Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday. A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Incorporated, Box 4476 GPO, Sydney, 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli (near Milsons Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday.
  
-|Editor|Morag Ryder, Box 347 PO, Gladesville 2111. Telephone 809 4241| +|**Editor**|Morag Ryder, Box 347 PO, Gladesville 2111. Telephone 809 4241| 
-|Production|Fran & Bill Holland Telephone 484 6636| +|**Production**|Fran & Bill Holland Telephone 484 6636| 
-|Typist|Kath Brown| +|**Typist**|Kath Brown| 
-|Illustrator|Morag Ryder| +|**Illustrator**|Morag Ryder| 
-|Printers|Kenn Clacher, Les Powell, Margaret Niven & Barrie Murdoch|+|**Printers**|Kenn Clacher, Les Powell, Margaret Niven & Barrie Murdoch|
  
 ====January, 1991.==== ====January, 1991.====
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 |Cooking with Spices in the Bush|Jan Mohandas| 7| |Cooking with Spices in the Bush|Jan Mohandas| 7|
 |New Member| | 7| |New Member| | 7|
-|A Taleof Three Rivers - Part 1....The Styx|Michele Morgan| 8|+|A Tale of Three Rivers - Part 1....The Styx|Michele Morgan| 8|
 |Boots and Sandshoes|Errol Sheedy|11| |Boots and Sandshoes|Errol Sheedy|11|
 |The Lighter the Boot-er the Better| |13| |The Lighter the Boot-er the Better| |13|
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 Having had one of the snowiest winters in years, it seems we will have one of the hottest summers. Which means being restricted to walks along major rivers, unless you fancy carrying 4 litres of water. Having had one of the snowiest winters in years, it seems we will have one of the hottest summers. Which means being restricted to walks along major rivers, unless you fancy carrying 4 litres of water.
  
-It also means that the pyromaniacs will be busy, with their kero and matches, happily burning down anything they can find. A recent blaze at Balgawlah is a good example. After being thwarted three times, the firebug finally made it. Recent fires near Gosford were deliberately lit, and I'm sure you remember the disasterous fires in The Royal a few years ago. They too, were deliberately lit.+It also means that the pyromaniacs will be busy, with their kero and matches, happily burning down anything they can find. A recent blaze at Balgowlah is a good example. After being thwarted three times, the firebug finally made it. Recent fires near Gosford were deliberately lit, and I'm sure you remember the disasterous fires in The Royal a few years ago. They too, were deliberately lit.
  
-Even in these days of 'envionmental awareness', people find bushfires exciting and trivialise the destruction of our dwindling natural heritage. Anything for a bit of 'fun'.+Even in these days of 'environmental awareness', people find bushfires exciting and trivialise the destruction of our dwindling natural heritage. Anything for a bit of 'fun'.
  
 I'm amused by people who say that Australian bush just naturally bursts into flames in dry weather. Or those who solomnly assure me that fire is 'good for the bush' and plants will not seed without fire. I know a (secret) place on the Hawkesbury which hasn't been burned for 50 years. The bush is thick, flowers prolific and young plants are everywhere. I'm amused by people who say that Australian bush just naturally bursts into flames in dry weather. Or those who solomnly assure me that fire is 'good for the bush' and plants will not seed without fire. I know a (secret) place on the Hawkesbury which hasn't been burned for 50 years. The bush is thick, flowers prolific and young plants are everywhere.
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 Our route then followed some very pleasant open heath-type country towards the Strongleg Ridge. The gently undulating Strongleg Ridge provided easy walking and some lovely views, particularly of Paralyser, Marooba Karoo and Guouogang away to our left, together with our first view of the Cox's River far down below, looking still and calm from up on high. We were soon to see just how deceptive that particular illusion was. Our route then followed some very pleasant open heath-type country towards the Strongleg Ridge. The gently undulating Strongleg Ridge provided easy walking and some lovely views, particularly of Paralyser, Marooba Karoo and Guouogang away to our left, together with our first view of the Cox's River far down below, looking still and calm from up on high. We were soon to see just how deceptive that particular illusion was.
  
-Arrived at the top of the knob past Mount Strongleg at 11.15 and took another food break. A steep descent to the Cox followed (great for the knees) and we reached it, just downstream of Kanangaroo, at 12.20. The Cox was deep and wide and flowing strongly; a formidable obstacle confronted us. However, a little way downstream we found a viable crossing place, observing as we walked along the evidence of just how high the river had been recently as it had carved its way along the bank. We were half an hour in the actual crossing, having to negotiate the river with the aid of a rope and by clinging on to semi-flattened, strongly rooted trees in the path of the floodwater. Afterwards, we reflected on how demoralising it would have been had we not been able to cross the river and had had to retrace our steps to Kanangra - starting by flogging the 600 steep metres back up Strondleg from whence we had just come. What a hideous thought! How thankful we were to our far-sighted rope carriers and those resilient little trees.+Arrived at the top of the knob past Mount Strongleg at 11.15 and took another food break. A steep descent to the Cox followed (great for the knees) and we reached it, just downstream of Kanangaroo, at 12.20. The Cox was deep and wide and flowing strongly; a formidable obstacle confronted us. However, a little way downstream we found a viable crossing place, observing as we walked along the evidence of just how high the river had been recently as it had carved its way along the bank. We were half an hour in the actual crossing, having to negotiate the river with the aid of a rope and by clinging on to semi-flattened, strongly rooted trees in the path of the floodwater. Afterwards, we reflected on how demoralising it would have been had we not been able to cross the river and had had to retrace our steps to Kanangra - starting by flogging the 600 steep metres back up Strongleg from whence we had just come. What a hideous thought! How thankful we were to our far-sighted rope carriers and those resilient little trees.
  
 So at 12.50 the Cox crossing safely completed, we put our dry socks back on, or wrung them out as the case may be, and at 1.05 pm left the Cox to commence the long climb up Yellow Pup, reaching the top of Yellow Dog at various times between 1.50 and 2.05, and time for more food. Slightly restored for the food break, we left Yellow Dog at 2.25; now with the 600 metre Yellow Pup climb behind us, we justifiably felt the end of the walk was in sight and could sense Katoomba getting nearer (give or take another four or five hours), and so it was with winged feet that we sped along the track which now took us through familiar Blue Mountains country past the Splendour Rock turn-off; Mobbs Soak and through the mud towards Medlow Gap. So at 12.50 the Cox crossing safely completed, we put our dry socks back on, or wrung them out as the case may be, and at 1.05 pm left the Cox to commence the long climb up Yellow Pup, reaching the top of Yellow Dog at various times between 1.50 and 2.05, and time for more food. Slightly restored for the food break, we left Yellow Dog at 2.25; now with the 600 metre Yellow Pup climb behind us, we justifiably felt the end of the walk was in sight and could sense Katoomba getting nearer (give or take another four or five hours), and so it was with winged feet that we sped along the track which now took us through familiar Blue Mountains country past the Splendour Rock turn-off; Mobbs Soak and through the mud towards Medlow Gap.
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 ====Meat or Vegetable Curry==== ====Meat or Vegetable Curry====
  
-__Ingredients: (for one person)__:+===Ingredients: (for one person):===
  
-250 Gms cubed meat (beef, pork, or lamb) or vegetables\\ +  * 250 Gms cubed meat (beef, pork, or lamb) or vegetables 
-1 Clove garlic crushed or cut to fine pieces - (or dried)\\ +  1 Clove garlic crushed or cut to fine pieces - (or dried) 
-1 Onion cut to small pieces - (or dried)\\ +  1 Onion cut to small pieces - (or dried) 
-Small piece of ginger, finely cut\\ +  Small piece of ginger, finely cut 
-Fresh chillies, capsicum cut to small pieces\\ +  Fresh chillies, capsicum cut to small pieces 
-Mix of spices (cumin, coriander, paprika, chilli, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, all together one teaspoon full)\\ +  Mix of spices (cumin, coriander, paprika, chilli, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, all together one teaspoon full) 
-1 Teaspoon full tomato powder\\ +  1 Teaspoon full tomato powder 
-1 Tablespoon coconut milk powder\\ +  1 Tablespoon coconut milk powder 
-2 Tablespoon oil, 1 cup water\\+  2 Tablespoon oil, 1 cup water
  
-__Method__:+===Method:===
  
-Heat oil, add ginger and garlic and fry until light brown\\ +  - Heat oil, add ginger and garlic and fry until light brown 
-Add onion and fry until light brown\\ +  Add onion and fry until light brown 
-Fry chillies and capsicum for about 3 mins\\ +  Fry chillies and capsicum for about 3 mins 
-Cool down the mixture a bit, add spices and mix well\\ +  Cool down the mixture a bit, add spices and mix well 
-Add tomato puree or powder, mix to paste\\ +  Add tomato puree or powder, mix to paste 
-Add meat or vegetables and fry for 5 mins turning pieces in the spice mix\\ +  Add meat or vegetables and fry for 5 mins turning pieces in the spice mix 
-Add water, bring to boil and simmer until meat is tender\\ +  Add water, bring to boil and simmer until meat is tender 
-Add coconut powder in vegetable curry+  Add coconut powder in vegetable curry
  
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 ====Boxing Day, Monday, 26 December 1988.==== ====Boxing Day, Monday, 26 December 1988.====
  
-I left Sydney aboard a Greyhound bus, departure at 6.15 am - delayed to 7.00 am, delayed to 8.00 am... I took the front double seat on the bus and slept the whole way except for a lunch stop where all the passengers went inside to dine a la frozen, fried, oily petrol station fare. I set up my mini stove and boiled water for tea and dined on Mum's Christmas pudding and left over Christmas leg ham, mmmm... Arrived at Armidale 4.45 pm instead of 4.00 pm. Bbb had been and gone and left a message with an old man that he would be back. He was - he had met Edith's train due in at 4.30 pm, now delayed to 5.15 pm - so he came back to collect me first and then back to Edith's train. Janet and David had just arrived at the station and thought they were the first! No appearance of Wayne Steele suggested that he was not coming. After a quick search around all the closed Armidale shops (after all, it was both Boxing Day __and Uni holidays__) Janet and myself managed to acquire foot plaster and sunburn cream; then it was off, into the Wilds of New England for the start...+I left Sydney aboard a Greyhound bus, departure at 6.15 am - delayed to 7.00 am, delayed to 8.00 am... I took the front double seat on the bus and slept the whole way except for a lunch stop where all the passengers went inside to dine a la frozen, fried, oily petrol station fare. I set up my mini stove and boiled water for tea and dined on Mum's Christmas pudding and left over Christmas leg ham, mmmm... Arrived at Armidale 4.45 pm instead of 4.00 pm. Bob had been and gone and left a message with an old man that he would be back. He was - he had met Edith's train due in at 4.30 pm, now delayed to 5.15 pm - so he came back to collect me first and then back to Edith's train. Janet and David had just arrived at the station and thought they were the first! No appearance of Wayne Steele suggested that he was not coming. After a quick search around all the closed Armidale shops (after all, it was both Boxing Day __and Uni holidays__) Janet and myself managed to acquire foot plaster and sunburn cream; then it was off, into the Wilds of New England for the start...
  
 The guys parked us girls and equipment near a creek (with some mighty friendly cows as neighbours) and zipped off to do a 1 1/2 hour car shuffle - it got dark and started to rain on and off. Three hours after they left we began to suspect the worst. Marauding space bandits... car drove over a cliff... car stopped... No, it had just taken longer than expected. Meanwhile, we had put up tents/flies, lit the fire, cooked dinner, eaten dinner, eaten dessert, talked, talked, talked, and Edith and I retired to bed. The guys did eventually return - "Weren't gone that long, were we?..." The guys parked us girls and equipment near a creek (with some mighty friendly cows as neighbours) and zipped off to do a 1 1/2 hour car shuffle - it got dark and started to rain on and off. Three hours after they left we began to suspect the worst. Marauding space bandits... car drove over a cliff... car stopped... No, it had just taken longer than expected. Meanwhile, we had put up tents/flies, lit the fire, cooked dinner, eaten dinner, eaten dessert, talked, talked, talked, and Edith and I retired to bed. The guys did eventually return - "Weren't gone that long, were we?..."
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 Over the electrified barbed wire fence we heaved our packs, then with great expertise we all followed, each doing quite different styles of highjumping. Bob, map and compass in hand, was leading - up hill, down creek, around and around - at the top of a mighty steep descent he wavered... then pointed right at yet a higher spur, said that was the one we needed and zoomed up. At the top he wavered and then again pointed right at a higher spur and sped up! Over the electrified barbed wire fence we heaved our packs, then with great expertise we all followed, each doing quite different styles of highjumping. Bob, map and compass in hand, was leading - up hill, down creek, around and around - at the top of a mighty steep descent he wavered... then pointed right at yet a higher spur, said that was the one we needed and zoomed up. At the top he wavered and then again pointed right at a higher spur and sped up!
  
-Stagger, stagger - he was carrying two litres of port as well as all else! At the top of the third peak we spied a much higher spur to our right and all groaned - except for our fearless leader who sald this was the one and skated and skittered down. Slip, slide, skid, "ROCK!" was the story down that steep descent - perhaps even the Man from Snowy River would have walked his mount. At last, the bottom - with torrents of dark, cold, rushing water - and lunch in the sun.+Stagger, stagger - he was carrying two litres of port as well as all else! At the top of the third peak we spied a much higher spur to our right and all groaned - except for our fearless leader who said this was the one and skated and skittered down. Slip, slide, skid, "ROCK!" was the story down that steep descent - perhaps even the Man from Snowy River would have walked his mount. At last, the bottom - with torrents of dark, cold, rushing water - and lunch in the sun.
  
 Then lilos away, we were off in the force of the water. A look of innocent, do-anything glee was upon the face of our leader as he took on one then two fearful rapids that all others except Michele walked around. On the second most ferocious rapid our fearless fairskinned leader lost his one and only hat (watchoutforthatsunnnnn) - and it never surfaced. I came off on this, the second rapid of the trip, and bashed my right leg (front bone) against a rock and it hurt badly. There was no hole in my thermals, but skin came off underneath - lots of pain, a bruise, a hole in my leg!  Then lilos away, we were off in the force of the water. A look of innocent, do-anything glee was upon the face of our leader as he took on one then two fearful rapids that all others except Michele walked around. On the second most ferocious rapid our fearless fairskinned leader lost his one and only hat (watchoutforthatsunnnnn) - and it never surfaced. I came off on this, the second rapid of the trip, and bashed my right leg (front bone) against a rock and it hurt badly. There was no hole in my thermals, but skin came off underneath - lots of pain, a bruise, a hole in my leg! 
  
-After a few walks around rapids and a bit of a float, we set up camp, Five Star I thought. My little Macpac Microlite tent set up ten feet frgm the fire and six feet from the water on a dug out and flattened platform - I could sit in the doorway and survey all - wonderful. David and Janet also had a nifty site, a large, well balanced rock formed part of their roof, and a tent fly the rest. Edith just had a flat spot and Bob a four foot grave which he swears (but none believes) was comfy.+After a few walks around rapids and a bit of a float, we set up camp, Five Star I thought. My little Macpac Microlite tent set up ten feet from the fire and six feet from the water on a dug out and flattened platform - I could sit in the doorway and survey all - wonderful. David and Janet also had a nifty site, a large, well balanced rock formed part of their roof, and a tent fly the rest. Edith just had a flat spot and Bob a four foot grave which he swears (but none believes) was comfy.
  
 ====Wednesday, 28 December 1988.==== ====Wednesday, 28 December 1988.====
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 Edith and I were paddling lazily in a long, wide, deep and crystal clear pool during the afternoon soaking up sun, when Edith said, "Watch out for that trailing thing as it might catch on the stick," (or something like that). The stick and the trailing thing was in fact a snake with its head out of the water, probably just about to climb aboard my vessel. When Edith spoke, I turned around quickly and reached out my hand, which must have frightened the beast, for suddenly both stick and trailer disappeared and a red-bellied black snake about two and a half feet long surfaced some three feet away and then dived again. We both paddled carefully but rapidly from the scene. Edith and I were paddling lazily in a long, wide, deep and crystal clear pool during the afternoon soaking up sun, when Edith said, "Watch out for that trailing thing as it might catch on the stick," (or something like that). The stick and the trailing thing was in fact a snake with its head out of the water, probably just about to climb aboard my vessel. When Edith spoke, I turned around quickly and reached out my hand, which must have frightened the beast, for suddenly both stick and trailer disappeared and a red-bellied black snake about two and a half feet long surfaced some three feet away and then dived again. We both paddled carefully but rapidly from the scene.
  
-Edith acquired a 'slow that got faster and faster' leak in the afternoon and had to walk the last hour or so. We set up camp at 4.15 pm on a split level, extremely flat grassy area kmles from the river. Edith and I were collecting wood and dressed in dry clothes, when there was a (male) yell. Seems Bob went over a large rapid and got caught in a stopper. Dave and Janet had to help him out - drama! Dave and Janet then spent the remaining daylight on hot rocks down by the river - hugging hot rocks became a wonderful pastime on this trip!+Edith acquired a 'slow that got faster and faster' leak in the afternoon and had to walk the last hour or so. We set up camp at 4.15 pm on a split level, extremely flat grassy area miles from the river. Edith and I were collecting wood and dressed in dry clothes, when there was a (male) yell. Seems Bob went over a large rapid and got caught in a stopper. Dave and Janet had to help him out - drama! Dave and Janet then spent the remaining daylight on hot rocks down by the river - hugging hot rocks became a wonderful pastime on this trip!
  
 It was a very windy afternoon and we had to take great care with the fire - lots of surrounding dry grass - potential to start a decent bushfire. After dinner Dave and Janet shared the port around, and Bob shared around the port. It was getting heavy and didn't look as if it was going to last to New Year's Eve... And so to bed. It was a very windy afternoon and we had to take great care with the fire - lots of surrounding dry grass - potential to start a decent bushfire. After dinner Dave and Janet shared the port around, and Bob shared around the port. It was getting heavy and didn't look as if it was going to last to New Year's Eve... And so to bed.
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 There were doubtless lighter boots available but we didn't know about them in those days. In my quest for lighter footwear I decided to experiment with gym boots which had rubber soles, canvas uppers and laced up as high as a boot. Although they had no heels they were the closest lightweight alternative to real boots I could think of. I bought a pair of gym boots and decided to put heels on them. Then, as now, the manual arts were not my forté and after a few kilometres of straight track walking the rubber heels which I had fastened to the soles with split-pins parted company with the soles as the split-pins pulled out. The idea might have been good but the execution of it left something to be desired so it was back to proper boots once again. There were doubtless lighter boots available but we didn't know about them in those days. In my quest for lighter footwear I decided to experiment with gym boots which had rubber soles, canvas uppers and laced up as high as a boot. Although they had no heels they were the closest lightweight alternative to real boots I could think of. I bought a pair of gym boots and decided to put heels on them. Then, as now, the manual arts were not my forté and after a few kilometres of straight track walking the rubber heels which I had fastened to the soles with split-pins parted company with the soles as the split-pins pulled out. The idea might have been good but the execution of it left something to be desired so it was back to proper boots once again.
  
-Then came the day of illumination, of revelation, of enlightenment (no pun intended). We were a small group of Rover Scouts camped at Corral Swamp, about eight km from Katoomba, on the track which, in those days before Warragamba Dam and the fire-trail went the length of Narrow Neck to Duncan's Pass. It was about three pm when a chap trotted down the hill to the creek. He carried a small frameless pack, wore shorts, a light windproof jacket, and on his feet were Volley sandshoes. He said he was heading for Katoomba, and that he had left Kanangra Walla at 6 am that morning. We said he must have been running most of the way, and he said he had. He told us his name was Peter Melhuish, a prominent distance runner in the men's Saturday afternoon Interclub Athletics Meetings. He told us that he hadn't been racing lately as he had a bit of an injury. Today's effort was just a training run. He was very obliging and showed us the nearby camping cave before jogging off to Katoomba.+Then came the day of illumination, of revelation, of enlightenment (no pun intended). We were a small group of Rover Scouts camped at Corral Swamp, about eight km from Katoomba, on the track which, in those days before Warragamba Dam and the fire-trail went the length of Narrow Neck to Duncan's Pass. It was about three pm when a chap trotted down the hill to the creek. He carried a small frameless pack, wore shorts, a light windproof jacket, and on his feet were Volley sandshoes. He said he was heading for Katoomba, and that he had left Kanangra Walls at 6 am that morning. We said he must have been running most of the way, and he said he had. He told us his name was Peter Melhuish, a prominent distance runner in the men's Saturday afternoon Interclub Athletics Meetings. He told us that he hadn't been racing lately as he had a bit of an injury. Today's effort was just a training run. He was very obliging and showed us the nearby camping cave before jogging off to Katoomba.
  
 Then the lights began coming on. If sandshoes were good enough for a little trot like he did, then why not give them a go? It did not take long to discover the delights of walking in sandshoes. They were much lighter than my old boots. If it wasn't too cold you could splash through creeks without taking off shoes and socks. The water soon squelched out and eventually you ended up with dry footwear. (I was also to discover that crawling out of a warm sleeping bag to put on wet sandshoes and wet socks at +3°C is a lot less pleasant than having breakfast in dry footwear at -4°C.) The sandshoes were not damaged by water, and were useful for those occasions when the easiest way to follow a creek was to be in the creek. The herringbone pattern of the soles gave a good grip, especially on rock, and in camp if you put your raincoat on top of them they made a good base for a pillow. Then the lights began coming on. If sandshoes were good enough for a little trot like he did, then why not give them a go? It did not take long to discover the delights of walking in sandshoes. They were much lighter than my old boots. If it wasn't too cold you could splash through creeks without taking off shoes and socks. The water soon squelched out and eventually you ended up with dry footwear. (I was also to discover that crawling out of a warm sleeping bag to put on wet sandshoes and wet socks at +3°C is a lot less pleasant than having breakfast in dry footwear at -4°C.) The sandshoes were not damaged by water, and were useful for those occasions when the easiest way to follow a creek was to be in the creek. The herringbone pattern of the soles gave a good grip, especially on rock, and in camp if you put your raincoat on top of them they made a good base for a pillow.
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 November 30, December 1, 2 saw Jim Oxley cancel his Wollongambe walk and there was no report of Bob Hodgson's walk in the same area. Kenn Clacher had 3 adults and 2 children on his Megalong Valley swimming trip. It is reported that even Don Matthews went swimming. The mapping instructional brought out a party of 9. November 30, December 1, 2 saw Jim Oxley cancel his Wollongambe walk and there was no report of Bob Hodgson's walk in the same area. Kenn Clacher had 3 adults and 2 children on his Megalong Valley swimming trip. It is reported that even Don Matthews went swimming. The mapping instructional brought out a party of 9.
  
-Jim Percy's mid Blue Mountains walk of December 8,9 had a party of 8, but there was no report of Sev Sternhell's Budawangs trip. Errol Sheedy's Deer Pool - Marley Creek day Walk had a party of 14 enjoying a pleasant day. Eddie Giacomel was unavailable to lead his Pierce's Pass trip. It has been podtponed to 15,16 December. All of which brought the Walks'Report to an end.+Jim Percy's mid Blue Mountains walk of December 8,9 had a party of 8, but there was no report of Sev Sternhell's Budawangs trip. Errol Sheedy's Deer Pool - Marley Creek day Walk had a party of 14 enjoying a pleasant day. Eddie Giacomel was unavailable to lead his Pierce's Pass trip. It has been postponed to 15,16 December. All of which brought the Walks'Report to an end.
  
 The Conservation Report indicated that there is logging going on in the Nattai River in the area covered by the national park proposal. ACF has accepted FRW as eligible for grants. An article covering this will appear in the magazine. We have received a news sheet from the South East Forest Alliance and copies of the Colony Bulletin are available for the asking. The Conservation Report indicated that there is logging going on in the Nattai River in the area covered by the national park proposal. ACF has accepted FRW as eligible for grants. An article covering this will appear in the magazine. We have received a news sheet from the South East Forest Alliance and copies of the Colony Bulletin are available for the asking.
  
-Jim Brown, although not an SBW delegate, provided a Confederation Report to the meeting. It seems FBW's financial statementshave,passed audit successfully. There were two searches during the period covered by the report, both for people who had strayed from retirement villages in the mountains. Speaking of missing persons, it seems that Vince Foskett is listed as missing. Anyone knowing the whereabouts (etc) please contact the authorities.+Jim Brown, although not an SBW delegate, provided a Confederation Report to the meeting. It seems FBW's financial statements have passed audit successfully. There were two searches during the period covered by the report, both for people who had strayed from retirement villages in the mountains. Speaking of missing persons, it seems that Vince Foskett is listed as missing. Anyone knowing the whereabouts (etc) please contact the authorities.
  
 General Business brought advice that the next General Meeting will be presented with options on the site and timing of our Annual Reunion. Committee will be discussing this in the coming month. There are a number of the books on the Club history as yet unsold. These will be retained for sale to new members over the coming years. There was also comment on a letter from Joe Marton pointing out that he feels that some Club walks graded as medium are in fact hard. General Business brought advice that the next General Meeting will be presented with options on the site and timing of our Annual Reunion. Committee will be discussing this in the coming month. There are a number of the books on the Club history as yet unsold. These will be retained for sale to new members over the coming years. There was also comment on a letter from Joe Marton pointing out that he feels that some Club walks graded as medium are in fact hard.
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 Thornleigh Station to Chatswood Station Via the Great North Walk. Meet at Thornleigh Station at 8.30am. Easy/Medium. Map: Gregorys. Leader: Barry Ihle 449 1983 (h), 397 2072 (w). Thornleigh Station to Chatswood Station Via the Great North Walk. Meet at Thornleigh Station at 8.30am. Easy/Medium. Map: Gregorys. Leader: Barry Ihle 449 1983 (h), 397 2072 (w).
  
-__Feb 3 - Blue Mountains National Park - Glow Work Canyon Abseiling__+__Feb 3 - Blue Mountains National Park - Glow Work Canyon  Abseiling__
  
 Mt Wilson - Cavern Creek. Medium 12km. Map: Wollangambe 1:25,000. Leader: Peter Christian 476 1312 Mon/Tues only 7-9pm. Mt Wilson - Cavern Creek. Medium 12km. Map: Wollangambe 1:25,000. Leader: Peter Christian 476 1312 Mon/Tues only 7-9pm.
  
-__Feb 3 - Mid Blue mountains__+__Feb 3 - Mid Blue Mountains__
  
 Undercliff walk to Wentworth Falls, descend via Slack's Stairs, unmarked track to Vera Falls (swimming) climb to Empress Falls, return via short cut to Circular Drive. Train 7.15 (i) Meet Wentworth Falls Station 9.00 am. Medium 12km. Maps: Katoomba Blue Mountains Tourist. Leader: Jo Van Somers (047) 586 009. Undercliff walk to Wentworth Falls, descend via Slack's Stairs, unmarked track to Vera Falls (swimming) climb to Empress Falls, return via short cut to Circular Drive. Train 7.15 (i) Meet Wentworth Falls Station 9.00 am. Medium 12km. Maps: Katoomba Blue Mountains Tourist. Leader: Jo Van Somers (047) 586 009.
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 Starlight's trail - McArthur's Flat - Nattai River. Swimming, li-loing. Medium 17km. Map: Hilltop. Leader: Ian Debert 982 2615 (h). Starlight's trail - McArthur's Flat - Nattai River. Swimming, li-loing. Medium 17km. Map: Hilltop. Leader: Ian Debert 982 2615 (h).
  
-__Feb 1,2,3 - Kanangra__+__Feb 1,2,3 - Kanangra - Abseiling__
  
 Saturday: Kalang Falls 9 abseils. Sunday: Dione Dell (Wallara Falls) 4 abseils. Ideal for those who have had some instruction in abseiling, but little or no other abseiling experience. Leader: Kenn Clacher 449 4853 (h), 968 0059 (w). Saturday: Kalang Falls 9 abseils. Sunday: Dione Dell (Wallara Falls) 4 abseils. Ideal for those who have had some instruction in abseiling, but little or no other abseiling experience. Leader: Kenn Clacher 449 4853 (h), 968 0059 (w).
 +
 +----
  
 __Feb 9 - Eloura Bushland__ __Feb 9 - Eloura Bushland__
Line 383: Line 385:
 Waterfall - Kangaroo Creek - Karloo Pool - Heathcote. Train: 8.36 (s). Easy 10km. Map: RNP Tourist. Leader: Errol Sheedy 525 0316 (h). Waterfall - Kangaroo Creek - Karloo Pool - Heathcote. Train: 8.36 (s). Easy 10km. Map: RNP Tourist. Leader: Errol Sheedy 525 0316 (h).
  
 +__Feb 8,9,10 - Wollemi National Park__
  
 +Newnes - Zobels Gully - Constance  Gorge - Deanes Creek - Wolgan River - Newnes. Medium 30km. Map: Mt. Morgan. Leader: Greta James 953 8384 (h).
 +
 +__Feb 8,9,10 - Blue Mountains National Park__
 +
 +Mt Wilson - Wollangambe River - Yarramun Creek - Camping cave. Lots of swimming with packs. Medium Wet. Map: Wollamgambe, Mt Wilson. Leader: Bob Hodgson 949 6175 (h).
 +
 +----
 +
 +__Feb 17 - Blue Mountains National Parl__
 +
 +Golden Stairs - Walls Pass (Chains) - Cedar Head - Ruined Castle - Golden Stairs. Medium 17km. Map: Jamison. Leader: Geoff McIntosh 419 4619 (h&w).
 +
 +__Feb 17 - Belanglo State Forest - Mapping Instructional__
 +
 +Mapping instructional day. Cost $1, or $3 if you wish to retain the map. Easy 10km. Map supplied. Leader: Maurie Bloom 525 4690 (h), 543 3637 (w).
 +
 +__Feb 17 - Heathcote National Park__
 +
 +Waterfall - Kingfisher Pool - Bullawarring Tk - Girromba Ck Dam - Lake Eckersley - Trailers Lake - Woronora River - Engadine. Swimming. Train.8.36 (s). Medium 15km. Map: RNP Tourist. Leader: George Mawer. 707 1343 (h), 774V 0571 (w).
 +
 +__Feb 15,16,17 - Shoalhaven - li-loing__
 +
 +Leisurely li-lo trip from Tallowa Dam downstream till we find a fabulous camp site for Saturday night. Lilo and/or walk back to dam. Medium. Map: Burrier. Leader: Les Powell 389 9968 (h).
 +
 +__Feb 15,16,17 - Wollemi National Park - Bass Fishing__
 +
 +Grassy Hill Fire Trail - Alidade Hill - Pass 11 - Colo River - Canoe Creek - Grassy Hill Fire Trail. Swimming, bass fishing, some rock scrambling. Medium 15km. Map: Colo Heights. Leader: Jim Rivers 908 1674 (h), 436 6569 (w) (phone before 9.30 pm).
 +
 +__Feb 15,16,17 - Blue Mountains National Park - Abseiling__
 +
 +Kanangra Road - Sally Camp Creek - Davies Canyon - Whalania Chasm - Kanangra Road. Medium 20km. Map: Kanangra. Leader: David Rostron 451 7943 (h).
 +
 +----
 +
 +__Feb 18-22 - South Coast - Coast Walking and Surfing__
 +
 +Bateman's Bay to Tabourie via coast. Train: South Coast daylight express 9.23am. Easy-medium 70km. Leader: Alex Colley 44 2707 (h), 247 4714 (w).
 +
 +__Feb 24 *T* - Wollemi NP__
 +
 +Mountain Lagoon - Colo river - Tootie Creek - Tootle Creek fire trail. Plenty of swimming. Meet at 7.45 am at the start of Mountain Lagoon road near Bilpin. Medium Test 20km. Map: Mountain Lagoon. Leader: Jan Mohandas 872 2315 (h) 516 7640 (w).
 +
 +__Feb 24 *T* - Royal National Park__
 +
 +Heathcote - Karloo Pool - Uloola Falls - Calala - Tamar Brook - Wises Track - Garie North Head - Figure Eight Pool - Otford. Rock hopping along coast and beach walking from Garie Beach to near Otford. Medium/Hard Test. Map: Royal National Park. Train: 7.36 (s). Leader: Jim Callaway 520 7081 (until 7.00pm), 219 1719 (after 8.15pm).
 +
 +__Feb 24 Blue Mountains National Park - 3 Canyon Li-lo Trip__
 +
 +Lower Du Faur - Lower Bell - Upper Wollangambe. Easy/Medium 14km. Maps: Mt Wilson, Wollangambe 1:25,000. Leader: Peter Christian 476 1312 Mon/Tues only 7-9pm.
 +
 +__Feb 24 - Brisbane Water National Park__
 + 
 +Palm Beach ferry - Patonga - Patonga Beach - Greenpoint Creek - Pearl Beach - Warrah Lookout - Patonga - Palm Beach. Swimming. Easy 12km. Map: Broken Bay. Leader: Alan Mewett 498 3028 (h).
 +
 +__Feb 22,23,24 - Ettrema Wilderness__
 +
 +Yalwal - Bundundah Creek - Corroboree Flat - Yalwal. Medium 25km. Map: Yalwal. Leader: Bob Younger 580 1158-(h).
 +
 +__Feb 22,23,24 - Morton National Park__
 +
 +Wog Wog Entrance - Corang R. - Cascades and Rock Ribs - Corang Arch - Corang Peak - Wog Wog Entrance. Swimming. Medium 23km. Map: Corang. Leader: Geoff McIntosh 419 4619 (h&w).
 +
 +----
 +
 +=====Social Program For February 1991.=====
 +
 +|February 6th|Committee Meeting|
 +|February 13th|General Meeting followed by wine and cheese|
 +|February 20th|The Water Board and the Environment. Talk and video by Paul French from the Sydney Water Board.|
 +|February 27th|Everest - Arun Valley. Talk and slides of the recent SBW trip|
 +
 +----
  
-FEB 8,9 WOLLEMI NATIONAL PARK +__Advance notice__: Jan Mohandas is planning another trip to Kakadu in May/June 1991. The length of this trip would be 16 days including a 14 days walk (food drop after 7 days) through the Kakadu wilderness. If you are interested, please contact Jan (872 2315 (h), 516 7640 (w)) as soon as possible.
-10 Newnes-n Zobels Gully. Constance. Gorge - Deanes CreekWolgan River - Newnes +
-Medium 30km Map: Mt. Morgan GRETA JAMES 953 8384 (h) +
-FEB 8,9 BLUE MOUNTAINS'ANTIONAL PARK +
-10 Mt Wilson - Wollangambe River' Yarramun Creek-camping cave. Lots of swimming with packs +
-Medium Wet Map: Wollamgambei Mt Wilson +
-BOB HODGSON 949 6175 (h) +
-FEB 17 +
-FEB, 17 +
-FEB 17 +
-BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK +
-Golden Stairs - Walls Pass (Chains) Cedar Head - Ruined Castle - Golden Stairs +
-Medium 17km Map: Jamison GEOFF MoINTOSH 419 4619 (h&w) +
-BELANGLO STATE FOREST MAPPING INSTRUCTIONAL +
-Mapping instructional day. Cost 51, or $3 if you wish to retain the map. +
-Easy 10km Map supplied V MAURIE BLOOM 525 4690 (h) +
-543 3637 (w) +
-HEATHCOTE NATIONAL PARK +
-Waterfall - Kingfisher Pool - Bullawarring,stk Girromba Ck Dam, +
-+
-Lakel Eckersley - Trailers V Lake - Woronora River - Engadine. Swimming V V V Train.8.36 (s) +
-Medium 15km Map: RNP Tourist +
-GEORGE MAWER 707 1343 (h) 774V 0571 (w) +
-FEB V 151 SHOALHAVEN LI-LOING +
-16,17 Leisurely li-lo trip from Tallowa Dam downstream till we find a fabulous camp site for Saturday night. Lilo and/or walk back' to dam. +
-Medium Map: Burner' tES POWELL 389 9968 (h) +
-FEB 15, +
-16, 17 +
-WOLLEMI NATIONAL PARK BASS FISHING Grassy Hill Fire Trail - Alidade Hill - Pass 11 - Colo River - Canoe Creek - Grassy Hill Fire Trail +
-Swimming, bass fishing, some rock scrambling +
-Medium 15km Map: V Colo Heights V V JIM RIVERS 908 1674 (h) +
-436 6569 (110 +
-(phone before 9.30 pm) +
-FEB 15, BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK V ABSEILING +
-16,17 Kanangra Road - Sally Camp Creek - Davies Canyon Whalania Chasm - Kahangra Road +
-Medium 20km Map: Kanangra DAVID ROSTRON 451 7943 (h) +
- FEB 18 - SOUTH COAST COAST WALK - SURFING +
-22 , Bateman's Bay to Tabourie via coast. +
-Train: South Coast daylight express 9.23am, +
-Easy-medium 70km ALEX COLLEY 44 2707 (h) +
-247 4714 (w) +
-SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS INC. SUMMER 1990/91 WALKS PROGRAM, +
-+
-FEB 24 WOLLET4I N   +
-*T* Mountain Lagoon - Colo river - Tootie Creek - Tootle Creek fire trail. Plenty of swimming. Meet at 7.45 am at the start of Mountain Lagoon road near Bilpin. +
-Medium Test 20km Map: Mountain Lagoon +
- JAN MOHANDAS 872 2315 (h) 516 7640 (w) +
-FEB 24 ROYAL NATIONAL PARK +
-*T* Heathcote Karloo Pool - Uloola Falls - Calala - Tamar Brook- Wises Track - Garie North Head.- Figure Eight Pool - OtfordRock hopping along coast and beach walking from Garie Beach to +
-near Otford.  +
-Medium/Hard Test Map: Royal National Park +
-Train: 7.36 (s)  'JIM CALLAWAY 520 7081 (until 7.00pm) +
-219 1719 (after 8.15pm) +
-FEB 24 BLUE MOUNTAINS, NATIONAL PARK.- 3 CANYON LI-LO.TRIP Lower' Du Faur - Lower Bell - 'Upper Wollangambe +
-Easy/Medium 14km Maps: Mt Wilson, Wollangambe 1:25,000 +
-PETER CHRISTIAN 476 1312 +
-Mon/Tues only 7-9pm FEB 24: BRISBANE WATER NATIONAL PARK   +
-Palm Beach ferry - Patonga Patonga Beach - Greengoint Creek - -pearl Beach - Warrah Lookout - Patonga - Palm Beach. Swimming. Easy'12km Map: Broken Bay ALAN MEWETT 498 3028 (h) +
-FEB 22, +
-23,24 +
-FEB 22, +
-23,24 +
-ETTREMA WILDERNESS +
-yalwal -Bundundah Creek - Corroboree Flat - Yalwal +
-Medium 25km Map:' Yalwal BOB YOUNGER 580 1158-(h) +
-MORTOWNATIONAL PARK +
-Wog Wog Entrance - Corang R. - Cascades and Rock Ribs - Corang Arch - Corang Peak - Wog Wog Entrance. Swimming +
-Medium 23kM Map: Corang GEOFF McINTOSH 419 4619 (h&w) +
-SOCIAL PROGRAM FOR FEBRUARY 1991  +
-FEBRUARY 6th' COMMITTEE MEETING +
- 13th GENERAL MEETING +
-followed by mine and cheese' +
- 20th THE WATER BOARD AND THE ENVIRONMENT +
-Talk and video by Paul French from the Sydney Water Board. +
- 27th EVEREST - ARUN VALLEY +
-Talk and slides of the recent SBW trip +
-ARRANSAAUTIgg: Jan Mohandas is planning another trip to Kakadu in May/ June 1991. The length of this trip would be 16 days including a 14 days walk (food drop after 7 days) through the Kakadu wilderness. If you are interested, please contadt Jan [872 2315 (h), 516 7640 (w)) as soon as +
-possible.+
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