Monthly Archives: May 2011

Donkey Mountain Weekend

Donkey Mountain in the Wolgan Valley (Wollemi National Park – Northern Blue Mts) is a most interesting and spectacular place to visit. It was a good place to go to celebrate Rik’s birthday and Wendy finishing off her job. It … Continue reading

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Gardens of Stone – Needs Your Help

Its important to help protect the Gardens of Stone. Part of the area lies within Ben Bullen State Forest and is danger from open cut coal mining. You can read more about it by going to the Nature Conservation Council’s … Continue reading

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Jaffles and Jaffle Irons

A staple of family bushwalks when I was growing up was the jaffle at lunchtime. These would be cooked easily on a fire using a jaffle iron. When I joined Sydney University Bushwalkers (SUBW), I found jaffles were popular there … Continue reading

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Boiling Water – Lid on or off?

Boiling water is something we all do on bushwalks – whether we are making a billy of tea or heating water for dinner. So if you want to boil some water – is it better to have the lid on … Continue reading

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Sydney Cycleway Ride

On the Sunday of last weekend, I left around noon for a ride along some of Sydney’s best cycleways. I started along the Cooks River Cycleway from Dulwich Hill and followed it to Homebush. Then a short bit of road … Continue reading

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Mt Annan – Mountain Biking

During the past two weekends I have spent part of a day on the new mountain bike trails at Mt Annan Botanical Gardens. Last Sunday I went on a ride with Digi Dave and today I went on a ride … Continue reading

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Vale – John Atkinson

It is sad to report that an old bushwalking and mountaineering friend died recently. I knew John Atkinson from his days back in the mid 70’s in the Kameruka Bushwalking Club. He was also active in the 1980’s and 90’s … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Fagus and Fungi

I was recently on an eleven day solo walk through some nice Tasmanian Wilderness. I started from near Deloraine and walked up onto the Central Plateau via Higgs Track. Once on the Plateau – the walking is easy and excellent. … Continue reading

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