Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Upcoming Events

2019 weekend away - we have booked the Blue Mountains (Katoomba) YHA for 23/24 August. We have exclusive use of rooms, lounge. kitchen. Couples will almost certainly have their own rooms. Cost will be about the same as 2018. Decisions re catering will be made later. Dave C.

Next walk

Saturday 22 June: Garigal NP. Lovely upper middle harbour walk starting on the west side on Two Creeks Track crossing over the very upper reaches of middle harbour and coming back on the Governor Phillip Walk to Carroll Creek where we will make a little climb to the cars. Forest, wide water ways, narrow creeks make for a beaut all on track walk.
Grade: Medium
Distance: Approx 12 Km
Risk assessment: Mostly level walking. May be some wet areas if rain prior to/during walk. Ascent of 200m to cars at end
Meeting: 8:30am - Gate at the end of Ferguson St, Forestville, just past Woodlands Rd. Car shuffle to start.
Leader: Michael. Contact on 0438 217 194 or
Walking: Michael, David & Val(but we'll be watching the forecast! - so will I), Pauline, Justin, Wendy,

Last Walk

Morning tea at Baltzer Rock
Morning tea at Baltzer Lookout
Waterfalls everywhere
Garry & Justin on Hanging Rock
An easy walk in perfect conditions. Morning tea saw us enjoying inspiring views of the Grose Valley from Baltzer Lookout. Most walkers managed the scramble down to Hanging Rock and a couple of brave walkers took the leap to the Rock for more inspiring views. A curious group wandered further on to another lookout point before returning to Baltzer Lookout and the trek back to the cars. The early finish saw walkers disperse in various direction- to the pub, on to other walks or home.

Member Updates

May 14: Dawn visited fractures clinic at Hornsby Hospital today. All going well, can return to work next week but continue with the boot & crutches for another 5 weeks. Elephant in the room though was a blood clot in the left calf. Thank goodness that's been picked up before it did something awful!

General News & Information

Next craft AFTERNOON: 1-3pm, Tuesday 18 June. Text Pam on 0407069736 if you are coming along.

Article at bottom of page re ticks is very informative. Please read. Val does carry a can of stuff to freeze them off on walks, but depending on where you live you might like to obtain your own.

The current program is available here. Activities_Guide__Feb_to_July_2019.docx

Deep (& Meaningful?) Thoughts from Members

people say "You only Live once" They are way off the mark, you Live every day and you only Die Once!!! Live and enjoy what we have. Dawn Carrington

Also people say life begins at 40 (or 50) but life begins at 0 and it is upwards for as long as you like

Tip: Don't say Dad Joke Anymore. Better to say Grandfather Joke. One step worse Ah, Ha, Ha, Greg!

Tick Guidelines Allergic-Reactions-to-Tick-Bites-presentation-17_3_13-pdf_(1).pdf