Robins Collins will be talking about hypothermia, its prevention, causes, recognition, and treatment in the wild. We welcome member's input into this this topic: past stories/ experiences etc.
Meet at 9am Banjo's Campbell Town for morning tea. Continue on the Lake Leake Highway and have a look at the spiky bridge, Mayfield Bay area and have a walk and lunch at Lisdillon Saltworks and Beach for 2 hours. Continue to Camp at 219 Swanston Rd, Little Swanport. Ring Tom on 0488 718 749 for an unp site $20, pow site $25, or cabin $100 p night and make your own bookings! Good amenities, camp kitchen, firepots, please bring wood, bbq. Its set on 149 acres and lake Mulga is in a beautiful setting. Wed - Orford Walks include Three Thumbs 3 hours and Shelley Beach to Spring Beach 2 hours. Thurs - Bluff River Gorge near Buckland if weather suitable and tea at Spring Bay Hotel Triabunna after walking on way back to camp! If weather wet we will find something else to see and do like Tasmanian Bushland Garden and a walk around Triabunna. Join me for a winter camp on the East Coast!
Meander Falls are usually worth a visit in winter. Icy, frozen falls look amazing. Fingers crossed for cold weather and a bit of snow. Approximately 10kms with over 400m climb, expect 5-6 hours return.
As winter is with us the working bees will more than likely be closer to the coast, especially with shorter daylight hours. Come join us for an outing, with some gentle exercise along the way.
The intention is to go where the weather is more mild and hopefully with no rain. I would like to do several small walks up to the tops of some mountains in the NE part of Tassie. We will head out to Swimcart Beach climbing Doctors Peak on the way. Next day we will do a walk from our camp to Mount Pearson. Both these walks are in open forest with some amazing rock formations. There is no track and only a few rock cairns along the way. This trip is a car camping trip and we will have a nice fire to sit around in the evening times.
Members are invited to share their photos of club events.
This walk is designed to beat the high petrol prices so all walkers are asked to catch the Merseylink Bus from the bus stops in Rooke St Devonport, Wongi Lane Ulverstone and Cattley St Burnie. Please catch the 9.00 am bus from both Devonport and Burnie. Bus 708 Depart Burnie 9.00, Arrive Penguin 9.18 am. Feeder buses from Wynyard and Emu Heights. Bus 708 Dep Devonport 9.00 am, Depart Ulverstone 9.23 am, Arrive Penguin 9.39am. Feeder busses from Latrobe, East Devonport and Ambleside. We will meet in Penguin then walk and climb to Mt Montgomery for our lunch stop. After lunch we will retrace our steps to Penguin and sample the bakery before catching the bus home. This is a great opportunity to be on a NWWC walk using public transport.
Lake Poa is a pretty little lake just past lake Myrtle, it is a lovely walk through a variety of different vegetations. We will start at the Lake Bill track which is quite steep, so we will warm up quickly. We will leave the track just past Lake Myrtle, so expect some off track walking through low alpine scrub.
A weekend based at Lake St Clair to climb Mt Rufus & Mt King William 1. Should be some snow. Lake St Clair accommodation includes cabins, bunk house & camping options. Medium/moderate walks but prepare for snow and cold. The road conditions may be a factor. Text me on 0428 451 528
From a quick scan of previous Walkers, I found that Quamby Bluff hasn't been offered as a day walk on the published program since December 2017 so it's probably time for it to be there again. It is a fairly short and straight forward walk (starting from the Lake Highway) that involves a bit of scrambling over scree. On a clear day the 360 degree panorama from the summit plateau is quite spectacular, so join me and see it for yourself.
The annual combined NWWC-LWC “Snowshoeing Surprise” returns for its fourth iteration. Assuming that we get good snowfalls every two years then this year should be great. As previously, the “Surprise” is that I won’t decide where we are going and what time we’ll start until probably just a few days before the trip date when we’ll have a better idea as to where the best snow and likely weather conditions exist. Perhaps it’ll be to Cradle, the Central Plateau, the Walls or the Ben. Beginner snowshoe users are welcome – if you don’t have your own pair maybe you could borrow some from a friend. Alternatively, they can be hired from both Paddy Pallin and Aspire Adventure Equipment in Launceston (contact me for details).
A pleasant and relatively easy stroll at Rocky Cape National Park. Proposing to walk from Sisters Beach along the inland track to Anniversary Bay with a couple of side trips along the way to Broadview Hill and Doone Falls. I'm intending to be at Anniversary Bay for lunch before heading along the beach (tide permitting) to pick up the track to Banksia Grove and thence back to Sisters Beach. Unfortunately high tide is around 1pm or so which may - or may not - be an issue for the beach section of the walk. We'll see. Hopefully we won't have too many people swept out to sea. ?.
Fasten your seatbelts for an amazing flight over Tasmanian snow covererd Mountains.
Garry McArthur (Wandering Foxbat ) is our pilot. Hostess is Lesleigh Griffin.
Dixons Track follows Staggs Creek from the Meander Falls carpark up to the plateau. It is a pretty track and sheltered for a good winter's leg stretch. If visibility is good and the weather conditions kind we will walk over to one of the pretty tarns on the plateau for lunch, so come prepared for some off track walking and the possibility of cold conditions.
Winter time is a great time to visit waterfalls. I plan to have a Grade 2/easy grade 3 walk to visit up to four waterfalls depending on time and enthusiasm of the group. Wet weather gear essential and photographic gear/tripod recommended. A good series of walks for Prospective members.
I want to walk up into the Walls and camp in the Snow again. So hopefully we get some snow and do just that. There are several options on where to camp and depending on how much snow there is will determine where we camp. If there is only a small amount of snow and the weather is nice I would like to camp at the East end of Lake Ball. If you would like to test out your winter gear then come and join me for a night in the Walls of Jerusalem.
Meeting of the executive of the Club
Meet at 8am York St Latrobe and drive via Dairy Plains and Western Creek to Westrope Road and the start of the Higgs Track. The walk takes about 2 hours of up with a morning tea stop on the way! Rug up and good gear is required as on reaching the plateau it can either be very cold or turn cold very quickly! We will have a look around Lady Lake before heading to the Hut for a well earned lunch inside sitting in an armchair or out on the verandah, depending on what weather we get!
Ring in on the Sunday night please!
Training day for prospective members
This is another walk in one of my favourite local areas; the Meander Forest Reserve. As with most walks in this region, it features nice rainforest, crystal clear creeks, small waterfalls and hopefully superb views from the alpine plateau that forms the summit. There is a little scree to negotiate but it is not a long walk so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the whole experience.
We'll be using the Arm River Outdoor Education Centre as a base "camp" for day walks in the area. Paula will be in the left hand seat for this trip so we'll come up with some suitable day trips depending on numbers and ability. The Centre has been booked for 3 nights but you don't have to come for the entire time - up to you. Accommodation will be a choice of dormitory with bunks and mattresses, camping or campervan. (BYO campervan - just to be crystal). Costs are: $15.40 per person per night in the dormitory. $5.50 per person per night if you're camping or campervanning (is that a word?). The place has electricity, hot showers, a stove and a fridge. You have to bring all cooking utensils, plates, cutlery etc plus sleeping bags or whatever. And yourself - you'd have to be a bit daft to forget yourself dontcha think?
Guest Speaker: -Jason Stephens will give us some photographic tips & hints on photo editing. Then we may all be able to take some fantastic photos.
Guest speakers: Paula & Adrian McCulloch will discuss their trip into the Southern Ranges.
Day trips to Mt Anne, Schnells Ridge & the Sentinels. Camped at the Edgar Pond camp ground at Lake Pedder. Very scenic. Mt Anne includes steep airy scrambling. Text me on 0428 451 528
Theme Night: Photo Competition Presentation
Executive meeting of the WALKING CLUB
Mt Seal ia accessed from the Frenchmans Cap track. The track is left near Philp Lead; off track through the scrub of cross lightning plains. As well as Mt Seal, I'd like to visit O'Boyles SL, Mt Counsel, Christmas Rock and Milligans Falls. Text me on 0428 451 528.
Olegas Bluff is on the Southern end of the Prince of Wales Range. I previously visited Olegas Bluff in 2003. It was scrubby; I expect it to be now very scrubby. The Denison River must be forded near the entrance to Marriotts Gorge; please be aware of this risk. The walk used to be three or four days, but due to the anticipated extra scrub, I have allowed six days. Please text me on 0428 451 528.