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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  May - June  2018

 

DW  Sat 12 May   Daves Ck Circuit

Grade: M 3 4

Leader: John Marshall

Walk: 12km

Fuel: $17

Water: 2 litres

This is the all-time favourite of graded track walks out from Binna Burra in Lamington National Park.

It takes in all the various vegetation types of the park, has fantastic views, offers a rock scramble option, and is mostly at elevation so cool without descending any deep valleys.

Suitable for beginners. Come along and enjoy our beautiful Lamington NP with friends. 

DW Sun 13 May  Mt Warning WALK NOW CANCELLED

Grade: M 4 3

Leader: Euey Mangan

 

Distance: 8km return

Water: 2 litres

Fuel: $20

Captain Cook named Mt Warning because of the reefs off Point Danger. It's clearly visible from many points and the most famous, recognisable mountain in the district.

There's a viewing platform at the summit which affords incredible views, but you have to be there early to avoid the clouds, hence the early start from Sunnybank.

It's a steep climb right from the start, but I've seen all ages do this walk, so should be OK for beginners.

DW Sun 20 May    Mt Blaine 
Grade: M 6 5 
Leader: Euey Mangan,  
Meet: 8am Flinders Plum Carpark. 
Turn left just before Peak Crossing at Mt Flinders Road. Follow bitumen until you reach dirt road, continue for 3km until you reach the car park. The dirt road has some minor creek crossings, blind corners and is narrow in sections. If the car park is full, continue around and park on the grass. 
Water: 2 litres 
Mt Blaine is just to the north of Flinders Peak. The walk's only about 5km, but there is some scrambling and scrub near the summit, so I'd recommend gaiters and gloves. There are 360deg views from the summit of Blaine of Flinders Peak, Fassifern Valley, Springfield and Brisbane City. We'll descend via a different track, which is very steep, but because of the short distance we have plenty of time to negotiate it.

SOC Tue 22 May Dinner

Venue: Asian House, Shop 3, 82 Meadowlands Rd, Carina

Meet: 

Nominations: Chris/Kym Schluter 

DW Sat 26 May Bally Mountain

Grade: S 6 5

Leader:  Neil Douglas

Petrol: $18

Water: about 1˝ litres

Bally Mountain (apparently pronounced “ball-ee”), is only 490m high but is very interesting – there are several good viewpoints offering views of features such as the Cougals, part of Springbrook, Mt Warning and the Gold Coast, a razorback and even a short natural tunnel! 

This walk is being offered again this year because some people who were interested couldn’t go on the first outing last May.

There are several approaches to the mountain but we will start and finish at the end of Bonogin Road on the northern side, going first to Little Bally and then across the saddle to Bally Mountain.

The ascent is on a very old farm road and we will pass a ruined farmhouse near the summit.  The traverse across to the main peak is partly on a fairly wide razorback with some short, mild scrambling and some exposure.

The descent is on a faint footpad which is steep in places and involves negotiating a cliff break at one point.  Lunch will probably be beside pools at the base of the mountain.

This outing is for experienced walkers only.  If there is any rain around it will be modified or postponed because of potentially slippery conditions 

DW Sat 2 June Springfield to Redbank Plains

Grade: M 3 4

Leader: Mal Dorricott 

Distance: 15km

Water: 2 litres

From Grande Park we will walk up Wild Iris Terrace and then follow the Frill Necked Lizard Circuit to the Ironbark Track, which takes us up to Spring Mountain reservoir where we join the Yaddumun Trail.

We will follow this trail, with a couple of interesting detours, through to Paperbark Flats where we will have lunch, before a car shuttle to drop the drivers back to Grande Park to collect their cars.

We will have morning tea along the trail. The walk is quite hilly, so reasonable fitness is required.

Bring morning tea and lunch. 

DW Sun 3 June The Cougals

Grade: M 5 5

Leader: Euey Mangan 

Water: 2 litres

Petrol: $15

Distance: 8.5km

The Cougals are just to the east of Springbrook National Park, after driving up the Currumbin Valley. They have views to Mt Warning, Tweed Valley and east to the coast.

If we do the west peak it'll be 10km return all up and is much harder with more scrambling. We can decide on the day to do this, but it is very rewarding.

I think it's nearly 3 years since we've been here, so come and enjoy this interesting walk. 

DW Sat 9 June Mt. Ernest ridge from Cronan Creek exploratory

Grade: M 5 5 (estimated)

Leader:  Neil Douglas

Tel: 3875 1090 or 3349 1949

Meet:   7.00 a.m. Sunnybank station (south carpark)

Petrol: $20 ex Sunnybank

Water: about 1˝ litres 

This walk was originally going to be another attempt to walk from the Lindesay border gate (Collins Gap) along the border, out along the Ernest ridge and down to Cronan Creek (which was on the programme last year but was curtailed to a walk along the border ridge when the Mt. Ernest ridge was found to be horrendously scungy on a recce). 

However, all the Mt. Ernest ridge was burnt in a bushfire last July and much or all of the scunge was burnt out.  It had therefore been hoped to put on the original walk this winter, but circumstances have meant that I will not be able to do a recce by the due date. 

This modified walk is therefore offered as an exploratory outing, and will hopefully serve as a recce for the original walk at a later date. 

We’ll start from Yellowpinch and walk in along the old road up Cronan Creek.  At the base of the easy ascent ridge up to the Mt. Ernest ridge, or thereabouts, we’ll hopefully find that the fire has burnt out the lantana and other scunge or at least that there’ll be a hole in it that we can get through.

If so, we’ll head up this ridge (which should be fairly easy going once above the creek as it will definitely have been burnt, and there are no technical difficulties).  Once on the main Ernest ridge we’ll explore along it in each direction – west to the rainforest boundary if scunge permits, and east to above the “Organ Pipes” near Mt. Ernest.  Expect spectacular views of the southern side of Barney and other peaks.  Return will be the same way.

If the worst comes to the worst and the scunge at the base of the climb is too bad, we’ll instead go to Cronans Falls and visit both the base and the top.

As this is an exploratory walk it’s only for experienced walkers. 

Bike Ride Sun 10 June Redbank to Forest Lake and back

Leader: Mal Dorricott 

Distance: 50km

Water: 1 bottle (can be refilled en route)

We will meet at Redbank Station carpark on the highway side. From here, we will follow mostly bike trails and some quiet roads through Goodna, Gailes, Wacol and Ellen Grove to Forest Lake, where we will have morning tea near a coffee shop on the lake.

We will ride around the lake and return via Carole Park, Camira, Springfield, and Brookwater to my house at Redbank Plains where we will have a BBQ brunch (everything provided).

We will then ride back to Redbank Station via Collingwood Park and Riverview. It is not a race so any type of bike will be suitable, but there are a couple of steady climbs, so gears are desirable and reasonable fitness is required.

Bring a snack for morning tea.

 

 

Tuesday 12 June 2018 Club Meeting 7.30pm

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



The walks planned for 16 and 30 June will now be swapped around:
  
Saturday 16 June  DW Stradbroke Island by Alison Horsley
Saturday 30 June  DW Somerset Trail by Bronwyn Menkens

 

ADVANCE NOTICE 

EXT 1-8 September  Flinders Ranges (Mt Remarkable NP and Wilpena Pound)

Leader: Neil Douglas

Meet:    11.30, 1 September at Adelaide airport

Flights: Please book to arrive by the meeting time on the first day and to depart on or after 12 noon on the last day

Expressions of interest now open.

This trip will have the option of doing a daywalk each day, or else one or two optional throughwalks plus daywalks on the other days. The proposed itinerary (which can be modified according to the wishes of the group) is as follows:

1/9: Meet Adelaide, drive to Port Pirie.

2/9: Daywalk to Hidden Gorge or Mt Cavern, OR start Mambray Creek to Melrose throughwalk.

3/9: Daywalk to Alligator Gorge or Mt Remarkable, OR finish throughwalk.

4/9: Daywalk to (Mt) Dutchmans Stern, drive to Wilpena Pound

5/9: Daywalk (e.g. Mt Ohlssen Bagge, Bridle Gap, St Mary Peak, Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge) OR start Cooinda Camp to St Mary Peak throughwalk

6/9: Daywalks as above, OR finish throughwalk.

7/9: More walks around Wilpena, or do Mt Brown walk (Quorn area). Drive to Port Pirie.

8/9: Drive to Adelaide.

EXT 24 November-1 December South-east Tasmania

Leader: Neil Douglas

This outing will spend most time on the Tasman Peninsula but we will also do at least one walk in the Hobart area.

Highest priority will be to do the newly rebuilt track to Cape Raoul. Second priority will be a long circular daywalk taking in the first part of the old Cape Pillar track, then the last part of the Three Capes Track via Retakunna Hut, Mount Fortescue and Cape Hauy (optional side trip). 

There are various other walks available in the area including Shipstern Bluff and Remarkable Cave to Mt Brown and Crescent Bay.

In Hobart, weather permitting, we will walk to Collins Bonnet on the western side of the Mt Wellington plateau.

There is an easier option walking across the plateau and a harder one climbing up from the western side. If the weather is unsuitable then lower altitude alternatives will be done.

Expressions of interest now open.

 

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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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