Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

CHRISTMAS DO

PLEASE SEE CHRISTMAS DO DETAILS BELOW IN UPCOMING EVENTS.

NEXT WALK

Saturday 4 December 2021 : Royal National Park. Waterfall Station to Engadine Station via Kangaroo Creek. Come enjoy the last walk of the year in the cool forests of Royal National Park

Meeting time: 8.15AM TO MAKE THE 8.32AM TRAIN TO WATERFALL FOR START OF THE WALK

Meeting Point: Engadine Ave, Engadine next to Prestons Park

Distance: 15km
Grade: Medium
Risk Assessment: Could be slippery after the rain. No significant creek crossings.
Major Ascents/Descents: Long mild ascent after lunch
Leaders: Garry
Walking: Garry, Julie, Iren, Justin, Wendy, Hazel(V), Pauline, David, Val, Michael, Colleen, Eva,

NOTE START TIME OF 8.15AM. BRING OPAL CARD

Contact: Garry 0449 626365 or NEW EMAIL

Last Walk

The Cascades were a sight to behold.
Bright Yam Daisies cheered us on our way
Saturday 27th November 2021: Garigal NP. Davidson to Killarney Heights via The Cascades and then following Middle Harbour Creek. The rain blowing in all directions making the sign on sheet soggy was not an auspicious start to the day. However, 11 walkers set off. It wasn't long before our boots were filled with water, but the water soon warmed up , and our feet couldn't get any wetter after that.
The cascades were a sight to behold, with water rushing and gushing from one bank to the other. The roar of the water filled our senses as we gazed in awe.
The rain stopped by morning tea, leaving the bush dripping and gleaming, and our rain hoods thrown back.
The track mostly followed the water ways, which ranged from wide, brown, and swift but silent to a deafening torrent raging over rocky passages. Our day was cheered by an abundance of bright yellow yam daises on the sides of the track, and the amazing colours in the wet angophora trunks.
Lunch at Davidson Park seemed luxurious, with tables, chairs, paved flooring, plenty of cover and toilets close by. What more could a walker want!
We didn't see any of the ducks which supposedly love the wet weather, but we did see (and feed) plenty of leeches. We lost count of the number of leeches removed very early in the day.
The bush looks, feels and sounds very different in the wet. Well done to all who braved the unfavourable beginning and maintained good spirits through out the day.

Walk schedule for rest of 2021

Hi all, While we are recommencing walks from 16/11, we've decided not to re-issue a walks program for the rest of the year. Please check the website each week for details of the next walk. Hope to see you on track soon. Regards Garry

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CHRISTMAS DO
Our Christmas Do is on at 12.00 pm, Sunday, 12 December, in Shelter 1 (we have it for the whole day) at Fagan Park again this year. Use the Carrs Road entrance. There is a parking fee. (If you have a problem on the day, Dave C’s mobile no is 0414582664)
Please bring you own plates, glasses, cutlery, drinks, a chair (in case needed).
Please indicate your intention to attend by entering your name(s) below next to the type of food you intend to provide. Please try to ensure an appropriate distribution of dishes.
Nibbles :- Jenny, Peter, Christine Y,
Mains :- Pauline, David W, Val, Iren, Michael,
Desserts :- Dave C, Alison, Lyn, Dawn, Greg,

Some dates for your diaries.
Our weekend away at Abernathy House in the Hunter Valley has been booked for 3/4/5 June, 2022.
Dave C.

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