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Walks  Programme

 

 

Walk Gradings

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S  -  Up to 10 km

1 to 3  - Graded track or open terrain. No scrub

1 to 3  - Easy, suitable for beginners

M  -  Up to 15 km

4 to 7  - Bush. Minor scrub, rainforest,rock,creek,rock-hopping, scrambling.

4 to 7  - Medium, reasonable fitness required.

L  -  Up to 20 km

8 to 9  - Bush.  As above + thick scrub, major rocks, scrambling using hands, technical.

8 to 9  - Hard, strenuous.

Fit walkers only.

X  -  Over 20 km

Activity Type

Daywalk  DW       Basecamp  BC      Throughwalk  TW       Social  SOC      Rogaine  ROG

Safety & Training   S&T       Federation   FED       Federation Mountain Rescue   FMR

                Walks Program   February – March 2019

  

DW Sat 16 February  West Canungra Creek and Bullant Spur

Grade: M 4 5

Leader: Lynne Skaines 

Water: 3 litres minimum 

Petrol: $20 from Sunnybank

At time of writing, this walk remains closed for reconstruction / repair. It is anticipated, the track will have re-opened by date of proposed walk and a recce will have been completed.

It is proposed to undertake this beautiful, scenic walk in an anti-clockwise direction and incorporate the Bullant Spur which is a steep ascent and off-track.

The rest of the walk is on graded track with 7-8 creek crossings and numerous waterfalls to visit. Be prepared for wet feet, possible muddy, slippery conditions and leeches.

Walking poles (if you use them) and insect repellent recommended. Will be great to experience the repaired track conditions.

 

EXT February 16-27  New Zealand North Island

Nominations now closed.

 

SOC Tue 19 February  Dinner

Venue: The famous Brekky Creek

Meet: 6.45pm Breakfast Creek Hotel, 2 Kingsford Smith Dr, Albion. 

Nominations not necessary.

 

DW Sun 24 February  Yal-Yun-Man Track

Grade: M 4 4

Leader: John Marshall 

Water: 2 litres

This is a recently opened track following the rocky ridge between Mt Beerburrum and the Trachyte Circuit.  Return via the Soldier Settlers’ Trail and the alternative walking track off the bike route, about 9km total.

We will have a look at the historic Cemetery. Be prepared for steep sections and rocky surfaces – ensure good grip footwear. The café at Beerburrum may be open, but I will need to confirm.

 

SOC Thurs 28 February  Sunset Walk – Enoggera Ck Bikeway

Grade: S 2 2

Leader: John Marshall

Water: 1 litre

Join us for a pleasant afternoon walk of about 4km along Enoggera Ck from the Enoggera Reservoir to The Gap Village Shopping Centre. The walk will follow back streets, bike paths and formed trails along Enoggera Ck. Much is in shade under natural bushland or park plantings.

Wear normal walking shoes with good grip. There should be a café open at the shopping centre.

Either drive and park at The Gap Park ’n’ Ride bus terminus, or catch the bus from the Cultural Centre (Museum side). The Gap bus, Route 385, departs Cultural Centre 3.26, arrives The Gap terminus 4.01. 

After the walk, catch a bus from Stop 33 outbound back to the terminus to pick up your car, or Stop 33 inbound to the Cultural Centre. Buses run every 15 minutes. 

S&T Sun 3 March  Safety and Training Day: First Aid Essentials for Remote Walking – practising your skills

Grade: S 1 1 (some motor skill work will be required, e.g. bandaging and CPR)

Leader: Tom Bor 

Meet: Stockyard Creek, Brisbane Koala Bushland, Alperton Rd, Burbank

Directions: Travel east on Mt Cotton Rd and turn right into Alperton Rd and it’s just 1km on the left.

Distance: Nil

Duration: 8am until about 3pm (max) This event is longer than the last session as there is a focus on practise of skills.

Bring: Morning tea, lunch, pen and clipboard, elastic bandages, Seto bandages if available, first aid kits for review, sandals/joggers will do.

We will utilize a large open, sheltered complex with bench seating. If you prefer to sit in a camping chair bring it also.

Content: This session will focus on:

·                     Principles (e.g. prevention) and issues in remote first aid

·                     Critical situations (e.g. snake bite, cardiac arrest, anaphylaxis, dehydration etc)

·                     Basic requirements for first aid kits and medication for first aid kits

·                     Wound care

·                     Demonstrations by the leader

·                     An opportunity for all participants to practise their skills in a friendly environment

 

DW Sat 9 March  Daisy Hill Koala Reserve

Grade: M 2 3

Leader: Mal Dorricott 

Distance: 13km

Water: 2 litres

The Daisy Hill Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area encompasses several bushland and conservation areas to protect vital habitat for koalas and many other species. It comprises mostly eucalypt forest and melaleuca wetlands and is home to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

Our walk will take us on a network of shared trails around a large section of the area. We will do most of the Buhot Creek circuit with detours along the Grasstree, Sleepy Hollow and Spotted Gum trails.

We will have morning tea on the trail and lunch back at the picnic area. After lunch we can do a short educational walk from the picnic area and visit the resident koalas in the Koala Centre. Admission is free and there is a Wildlife Officer talk at 2pm.

Come and enjoy a leisurely day in one of our best urban bushlands. The walk will be cancelled if the forecast maximum temperature for Logan Central exceeds 32°C.

BOSQ Club Meeting Tuesday 12 March@ 7:30PM

Little Kings Hall, cnr O'Keefe & Carl Streets Buranda 


½ DW Sun 17 March  Gateway – Minnippi – Carindale walk

Grade: M 1 1

Leader: Graham Englart 

Water: 1 litre

Walk distance: 11km.

We will commence our walk at Metroplex Avenue Park and follow the walk / bikeway to the Carindale Shopping Centre.

Under the Gateway Bridge to Murarrie Railway Station around Murarrie Recreation Ground to Minnippi Parkland for a rest stop. Follow the Bulimba Creek walk / bikeway across Carindale Recreation Reserve to our finish at Carindale Shopping Centre for coffee and chat before car shuttle back to set off point.

Approximately a 3-hour walk with plenty shaded stop overs and conveniences. The first (Murarrie Rec Ground) being 50 minutes and 3.7km into the trek. Most of the walk is open so sunscreen and hats.

 

Advanced notices

EXT 15-21 June  Cairns area

Leader: Neil Douglas

Nominations and expressions of interest open.

This outing will include a number of daywalks to the south and west of Cairns. It will be accommodated, spending most nights at a caravan park in Innisfail but with one night, probably the first one, on the Atherton Tableland.

The group will meet in Cairns on 15 June and drive to the first night’s stop. The trip will end in Cairns on 21 June.

These are the walks that are planned:

·                     One of the Misty Mountains Trails in the Upper Tully-Ravenshoe area.

·                     Walshs Pyramid (outside Gordonvale).

·                     Mt Tozer (outside Tully).

·                     Either (harder option) Mt Bartle Frere or (easier option) Palmerston NP tracks.  An easier Bartle Frere option would be to go only as far as Broken Nose.

·                     Goldfields Track that runs between Babinda and the Atherton Tableland.  If the group was big enough for two vehicles to be hired, a two-way walk (with key swap) would be possible. 

EXT 29 July-5 August Jatbula

We have obtained approval for 5 participants for the above walk. Please register and commit to the walk before 1 June 2019.  First in best dressed.

Travel Brisbane to Darwin 29 July.  Commence walk at Katherine Gorge 31 July.  Six days, five nights. Complete walk at Edith Falls 5 August. 

Travel to Darwin afternoon 5 August. Can take late night flight (same night) about 1am from Darwin to Brisbane, landing about 5am, 6 August or, if overnighting in Darwin, later that day 6 August – or your own arrangements if sightseeing in Darwin.

The walk is one of the best in the country, with excellent camp sites and swimming holes each night.  The only catch is the heat; about 33 deg Celsius average maximum. Total distance about 60km. This time of the year, crisp mornings and warm days.

Contact Dallas Green.

 


                           

PLEASE ASSIST LEADERS BY NOMINATING FOR WALKS BY THE TUESDAY PRIOR TO THE WALK *

DW – Daywalk           BC – Basecamp           TW – Throughwalk           SOC – Social        S&T – Safety & Training

GTW – Graded Track Walk         ACC – Accommodated weekend           OS – Outings sec. to confirm leader

New or Potential Members and Guests are asked to come along to our monthly meeting and say Hi.     You can then discuss the walk with the Leader and nominate for your preferred walk, or social event.

Existing Members:-  If you are interested in nominating to come along to a walk or social event please contact the relevant Leader, preferably by the Tuesday night prior to the walk or social.  


                                                                                                     

   

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