Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Solitary Walk

Mt Solitary borders the south side of the Jamison Valley. It is an easy bushwalk – and can be traversed both as a daywalk and a weekend walk. There are four passes onto the mountain – two are well known … Continue reading

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Yopyop

“Yopyop” was the name that, according to a story, either Olegas Truchanus or Reg Williams gave to the Southern Spur of the Prince Of Wales Range in Tasmania. Chris Cosgrove of SUBW tells this story – At the southern extremity … Continue reading

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Plastic Bottles!

Not too long ago, “The Onion” had a good headline – How Bad For The Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?’ 30 Million People Wonder What do you think? This afternoon was a nice time to ride home … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Walk

It was Wendy’s birthday – and a walk to the Red Rocks was organised to help her celebrate it. The Red Rocks is a great area for bushwalking. It is reached from Newnes in the Wolgan Valley and the main … Continue reading

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The Abels

What is an “Abel”? It is a “significant” Tasmanian peak – or more formerly a Tasmanian Peak over 1100m in elevation and separated by other peaks by a drop of at least 150m. The concept is largely modelled from the … Continue reading

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Spondonicals

When I started bushwalking a very useful bit of gear that was sold by Paddy Pallins was a pair of spondonicals (or spondonicles?). These were always referred to as a “pair” like a pair of scissors. Other names for these … Continue reading

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Vale – Wilf Hilder

Bushwalker – Wilf Hilder passed away recently. I did not know Wilf very well but he was certainly well known and well respected in the bushwalking community. The first time I had heard his name mentioned was just after I … Continue reading

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Mittagong to Katoomba Bushwalk

In early July, I was joined by Sarah and Saul on a week long bushwalk from Mittagong to Katoomba. This is a classic Blue Mountains bushwalking trip. It can be done as a very long and hard daytrip (by runners) … Continue reading

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Dulwich Hill to Kurnell Ride

July is a good time to jump on the bike and to head out to Kurnell and do some whale watching. On this trip I was accompanied by Albert and Meri – and then later we met up with John, … Continue reading

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Dulwich Hill to Botany Bay Bike Ride

Another nice bike ride on the Cooks River Cycleway. This time heading East from Dulwich Hill to Tempe and then to Botany Bay for a coffee stop before returning. I was accompanied by friends John and Chuin Nee. Chuin Nee … Continue reading

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