Up and Downers Bushwalking Club
Our Christmas Do will be held on Sunday, 8th December, at Piato Restaurant, 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahons Point. More info closer to the date.


Last walk

the original green wall
new growth in the Grand Canyon, despite the drought.
Saturday: 16 November 2019. 9 walkers set out from Pulpit Rock, with 8 finishing at Neates Glen car park, 1 opting for an early exit at Evans Lookout. High lights of the day included several appearances of a "wonder" (thanks Julie) of black cockatoos, amazing views of the valley and cliffs walls despite the smoke, water dragons, a few wildflowers and waratahs, lunch at the cool creek in the Grand Canyon and better than normal views to the depths of the Grand Canyon due to the thin foliage of drought stressed undergrowth. We caught up with the shorter option walkers at the New Ivanhoe for drinks.

Next walk

Saturday November 23: Patonga - Elephant Rock - Tony Doyle Lookout - Green Point Creek - Mt Ettalong Lookout: Terrific views and forests. Initial serious ascent of 200m but after that fairly good with no up or down of more than 100m
Distance: 12km
Grade: Medium
Risk Assessment: Normal bush track conditions, some fire trail and road walking
Meeting Point: 8:30am at the Water Reservoir/Mt Ettalong Lookout off Patonga Road just prior to Pearl Beach Drive. Car shuffle to start (let me know if driving)
Leader: Michael
Walking: Michael (car), David & Val (car),Justin & Wendy (car), Julie, Garry (car), Greg, Dawn, 4WD, Jenny (car)

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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__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