We will travel up to Wilmot to visit forth falls.
A 5.5km return trip that heads down to and then along Lake Barrington. We will look at the upper and lower falls as well as some cascades so bring your camera.
Starting from the Pine Lake carpark (at about 1200m) on the Highland Lakes Road we’ll commence this completely off-track ramble approximately following the southwest escarpment of Liffey Bluff to the summit at 1219m – that’s not much of a climb. From here we’ll proceed east for about 2km to the top of Whitehorse Hill, which is only 5m higher. It’s then just a matter of picking a more direct route to the vehicles to complete the circuit. Throughout the day we’ll be using maps, compasses and GPS devices to allow us to avoid bands of scrub and unnecessary climbing and distance, so if you’d like some navigation practice then come along.
There are some attractive names of some Hills and Places in Tasmania and two of these I would like to climb as a day walk. The first is Starvegut Hill and the second Windmill Top. These are both situated near Sandbanks Tier and the walk to them is via non tracked country that consists of some open country as well as a bit of scrub and some rock hopping and scrambling. Although this walk is on the program as a day walk I intend to spend a few nights in the area exploring. Any one interested in joining me are welcome, but be aware that there will be some rough walking. Please contact me if you are interested in this adventure.
Paddle will start from Cynthia Bay at Lake St Clair where we will have a 10km paddle to Ida Bay where we will base camp for the weekend. The next two days we will climb Mt Ida, do some paddling and a bit of relaxing. Feel free to join us just for the paddle if you like.
Grade Kayak K2 Walk 4
Map Rufus Olympus
Every time I've visited Mt Campbell we haven't had the time for a relaxed exploration of the plateau atop this mountain. This is the time to try it. The pace should be relaxed as this will be my first decent climb for quite a long time and the walk isn't a long one. If the weather is foul we can try for the more sheltered Dove Canyon walk.
Guest speakers: Paula & Adrian McCulloch will discuss their trip into the Southern Ranges.
This will be longish walk in the lovely Rocky Cape National Park. Apart from a section of rocky beach it will all be on a good formed track. Starting at Rocky Cape we’ll follow the Blandfordia Cct track down to the beach near Cathedral Rocks. A couple of klicks along the beach will bring us to Anniversary Bay. From here we’ll go inland to pick up the Sisters Hills Traverse track back to the start. There will probably be not much change out of 20km.
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
My understanding is, this is the last track cut by the late Bill Sheppard . We did have a flash walk there about 2 years ago before the track was completed.
Having recently walked this track can assure you it has many viewing spots where one can rest when needed.
a simple car shuffle will be required so we dont have to retrace our steps , after the walk it will be an easy 30 minute drive to the Mole Creek Hotel with time for wash before our Annual Dinner.
Walk off your Annual Dinner with this short Grade 3 walk in the Marakoopa area. It does involve a steep climb, however the bonus is looking down into two impressive huge dolines (sinkholes) and a nice waterfall. All will be on-track/route.
Gary Hayes from Aspire Adventure Equipment will talk about his trip when he cycled across Tibet. He will also bring a range of sleeping bags and talk about them.
This is a walk of about 12km or so. Give or take. Probably give. It starts from the end of Blairs Rd at Mole Creek. We follow an old road up to the top of the Tiers and from there we'll either follow the old Yeates Track. Or simply just go along the escarpment edge. Whatever. We'll get there somehow as it's pretty open going of about 4-5km or so return on the plateau.
The North West Region suffered an extreme wind event in July and we know there are trees down. Also with spring vegetation growth starting to bloom there will be some pruning required. We are hopeful of starting some trial poisoning of the foxgloves at Loongana and along the Leven River. Come along for a day out and help keep the Club’s track open for the summer season.
This will be a repeat of last year’s highly successful trip. Highlights include: -- three rides on quiet back roads through our spectacular rural countryside, lunch at the Raspberry Farm, two relaxing nights at Quamby Corner, dinner at a pub and a guaranteed fun time. If you intend going you need to book your own accommodation. Any bike will do, well almost; touring bike, road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, ebike, hybrid bike, recumbent bike, cyclocross bike….. but perhaps not a penny-farthing!
The weekend will begin with a leisurely drive down to Lake St Clair on Friday so that we can begin walking just before lunch. We will set up camp at one of the lakes on the way, depending on the weather and group we may camp on Hugel Plateau, but camping on the plateau is limited and exposed. Sunday we'll summit both peaks and Monday home.
There is a place I have wanted to explore by kayak and that is the Sophia River at Lake Mackintosh. The plan is to prepare for kayak camping, as I know of a couple of places on the lake, but as this trip is dependent on the forecast it may end up as day paddles. This trip was planned for last Easter but due to weather, it didn't go ahead ... so we will try again. Prepare for an adventure somewhere. I would like a limit of 10 boats.
I have wanted to get back up onto the Plateau again and thought November would be a good time to go. Hopefully we have clear sunny weather and no snow. I intend to explore the Eastern and Southern parts of the Plateau and have two nights camping up there. It is all off track and there are some long boulder fields to scramble across. It can get extreme with the weather up there as there is not a lot of sheltered spots. Please contact me if you are interested in this adventure.
Theme Night: Photo Competition Presentation
Hopefully third time lucky with this one. Early start on Wednesday for a drive down pass Lake St Clair to Rufus Canal Road where the walk starts at the end of the road. Over the next few days we will climb 3 Abels, The Chimera, The Hippogriff and Mt Gell. We have plenty of options for camping along the way. If the Franklin River is to high we will do Pelion West etc instead.
Map Rufus Colingwood
An east grade 3 walk ( almost grade2! ) to some very nice waterfalls which should still have a reasonable flow. Come along and get some weight off in preparation for festive season overindulgence.
Executive meeting of the WALKING CLUB
Howells Bluff is accessed off the Walls of Jerusalem track. A little bit past Trappers Hut we'll head off track and make our way to the bluff high point. The part of the walk from the Walls track to Howells Bluff will be about 4km or so return and hopefully not too scrubby. Or rough. Or steep. Or hot. Or cold. Or muddy. Or dry. But we'll see - hence the Grade 4 rating.
Meeting with reviews and member photos.
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.
Training day for Prospective members
If paddling through crystal clear aquamarine waters beneath mountains of granite to secluded fine white sandy beaches sounds like your idea of fun then this trip is for you! The basic plan is to have about five relaxing days paddling the waters of the Freycinet Peninsula. Both the dates and itinerary for the trip are very flexible; they totally depend on the weather. I’d hope to have at least two nights on Schouten Island with other possible campsites being Hazards, Cooks, Bryans or Passage Beaches.
For this one we will catch the Stormbreaker sailing boat from Strahan to Sir Johns Falls with our kayaks onboard. Over the trip we will paddle back down the Gordon River and climb the Elliot Range. After that we will paddle back out into Macquarie Harbour and camp on one of the beachs and explore the area from there. At this stage our pick up point hasnt been decided on (more info and cost to come). Feel free to join us just for the paddle if you like. Cost is $290 per person.
Warning – At this stage Im allowing one day for the Elliot range.
Grade Kayak K2 Elliot Range 5-6
Map D’Aguilar Limekiln McCall Birchs Sarah
The plan is to launch from the Serpentine Dam boat ramp and spend about five days exploring the northern half of the lake. There is no fixed itinerary; it will evolve on a daily basis depending on the prevailing conditions and what the group wants to do. If the lake level is favourable there are many amazing campsites to enjoy. As with all paddle trips, if the forecast isn’t promising we’ll simply delay until it is!
This is a car camping style trip using Edgar Pond campsite as a base. The principal objective is to climb the South West’s highest peak, Mt Anne. Last year we got to within less than a kilometre from the summit but were beaten by the weather. Consequently I won’t head down until we have a good weather window so the trip dates might change. Once Anne is conquered we could have look at The Sentinels, Clear Hill, Tim Shea or The Needles.
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.
Paddle will start from the end of Clear hill road. Over the next four days we will climb The Pleiades, do some paddling and a bit of relaxing. Camping will be somewhere on the lake shore line. Feel free to join us just for the paddle if you like.
Map Pokana Wings
We will be leaving from Scotts Peak Dam and will have a crack at the following peaks on Lake Pedder: Mt Giblin, Folded range, Secheron, Mt Llord Jones and Terminal Peak. We will be base camping on one of the beaches on the lake and walking or paddling from there. Feel free to join us if you only want to do part of the trip or just want a paddle. Day 1 will be an approx. 9km paddle to our base camp.
Grade Kayak K2 Walk 4-5
Map Scotts Solitary Mcpartlan
We will be base camping at Lake Burbury for this one. Head down Saturday morning and set up camp, if we have time will go for short paddle. Sunday we will paddle @ 8km over to the start of the walk and climb Marble Bluff. Monday we will head home. Feel free to join us just for the paddle if you like.
Grade Kayak K2 Walk 5
Map Gormanstom Owen