Up and Downers Bushwalking Club
I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas Do. Thank you all for making it a success.
All the best for Christmas and New Year. Dave C.

Last walk

Saturday: 15 February, 2020. After rain, comes sunshine; and after sunshine comes....goannas! It was a walk full of surprises- the sound of water rushing over boulder strewn creeks beds, a pair of lyrebirds on a rock ledge high above, goannas of varying sizes shimmying up trees, our visitors playing with a soccer ball all the way up the hill (where do they get the energy!),angophoras in the best red coats, new fungi, mangroves teeming with crabs, and the NP Officer informing us at Bobbin Head that all the walking tracks were closed (but couldn't tell us how we could get out). It was a muggy day but well worth the effort, pushing over, under and through the fallen trees. Drinks at the Terry Hills Tavern were appreciated.

Next walk

Saturday February 22: Note that the walks scheduled on Feb 22 and May 9 are being swapped due to the closure of many many walks in the Blue Mts NP including the walk to Redhands Cave and Jelly Bean pool. So this Saturday we will be walking in Ku-ring-gai NP (West Head area) on the Elvina Track around Lovett Bay to Birnie Lookout and out the Towlers Bay Track.
Distance: 12km
Grade: Medium. Ascent of approx. 150m
Risk Assessment: Who knows due to recent rain but should be ok. Not fire affected. But normal bush track conditions and may be wet. Some fire trails in and out.
Meeting Point: 8:30 am. Yulong Ave, Terrey Hills. Consolidate cars with NP passes to end and then shuffle to start.
Leader: Michael

Walking: Michael, Chris H, David, Val, Justin, Wendy, Christine Y, Kurt, May, Colleen, Pauline,

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General News & Information

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__Jan_to_July_2020__ISSUED_14_JAN_.pdf

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Deep (& Meaningful?) Thoughts from Members

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