Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Next walk

Saturday August 24: There will be options discussed during our social weekend at YHA Katoomba
Risk Assessment:
Meeting Point:

The following Walk: Saturday August 31: Brush Creek Rd (10km north Yarramalong) to The Basin Campground (part of GNW in the Olney State Forest).
Distance: 10km
Grade: Harder end of Medium.
Further details on WildWalks - http://www.wildwalks.com/­bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/­watagans/­cedar-brush-to-basin-campsite.html
Risk Assessment: 500m ascents and 400m descents in total. Read track details on program and TERRAIN notes on Wildwalks doco above..
Meeting Point: Meet: 86km, 1hr 15mins drive from Turramurra. Google Maps search: “The Basin Campground, Basin Forest Rd, Laguna NSW 2325” = (33°06'14.9"S 151°13'51.0"E)
Driving: Follow M1, LEFT at Peats Ridge Rd (B83) at Calga then straight on at Central Mangrove to George Downes Dr then 21km to Walkers Ridge Rd (14km north of Kulnura)-turn right into Walkers Ridge Rd. Head north-east on Walkers Ridge Rd towards Sternbeck Rd for 2.2 km. Turn left to stay on Walkers Ridge Rd for 3.7 km. Turn left on Basin Forest Rd to the Basin Campground for 1.3km

Leader: Peter Tuckwell
Walking: Peter Tuckwell, Jenny Clark, George Cambell, Ross Johnson, ...
Track Profile

Last Walk

Bahai Temple and bush fire in distance from Moon Rock
Waterfalls everywhere
Offending item in Michael's tyre
Saturday August 17 14 walkers all eventually found the meeting point and we set off on a great late winter day for an easy Medium stroll. Creek side walking pleasant and even some water, wildflowers profuse, aboriginal engravings baffling (as usual), plenty of mountain bikers encountered but no negative encounters. Early finish which allowed ample time to attend to a flat tyre before gathering at Parkway Hotel for refreshments. Thanks all.

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. Notice has been sent with further details. Need to get your room choice to Dave C by July 6.

General News & Information

Next craft AFTERNOON: 1-3pm, Tuesday 20 August. 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__July_to_December_2019.docx

Member Updates

Deep (& Meaningful?) Thoughts from Members

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