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Category Image Snowshoeing Surprise This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 13 August 2022 07:00 3

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).

Category Image Anniversary Bay Loop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 14 August 2022 08:00 3

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. ?. 

Category Image Meeting with reviews and Guest Speaker Les Griffin: Flight over Tasmanian Mountains. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 15 August 2022 19:30

Fasten your seatbelts for an amazing flight over Tasmanian snow covererd Mountains.
Gary McArthur (Wandering Foxbat ) is our pilot. Hostess is Lesleigh Griffin.

Category Image Dixons Track This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 20 August 2022 07:00 4

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.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 21 August 2022 08:00 3

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.

Category Image Moina Waterfalls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 27 August 2022 07:30 2

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.

Category Image The Walls of Jerusalem in the Snow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 27 August 2022 07:30 4

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. 

Category Image EXECUTIVE MEETING This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 29 August 2022 19:30

Meeting of the executive of the Club

Category Image Lady Lake Hut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 31 August 2022 08:00 3

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!

 

 

Category Image Training Day This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 03 September 2022 09:00 1

Training day for prospective members

Category Image Mother Cummings Head This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 04 September 2022 07:30 4

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.

Category Image Arm River Outdoor Education Centre & Day Walks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 10 September 2022 07:30 3

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?

Category Image Meeting with reviews and Guest Speaker Jason Stephens: Photographic tips & Photo editing. Walker out. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 12 September 2022 19:30

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.

Category Image Speeler and Pencil Pine Tracks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 18 September 2022 09:00 3

Time to try and complete this walk and gain some walk fitness. This is a very variable walk with ancient rainforest, alpine scrub and button grass. Conditions range from boardwalk to rough and root-strewn tracks with mud (depending on the weather) and even a little rock scrambling. I plan it as a relaxed walk and there are no big hills, Come and join me for my resumption of coordinating walks.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 24 September 2022 07:30 3

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.

Category Image Forth Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 01 October 2022 07:30 3

 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.

Category Image Starvegut Hill and Windmill Top This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 08 October 2022 07:00 4

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.

Category Image Mt Ida This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 08 October 2022 10:30

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

Category Image Mt Campbell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 09 October 2022 09:00 3

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.

Category Image Meeting with reviews and Guest speakers Paula & Adrian McCulloch: Southern Ranges. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 10 October 2022 19:30

Guest speakers: Paula & Adrian McCulloch will discuss their trip into the Southern Ranges.

Category Image Rocky Cape Loop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 15 October 2022 07:30 4

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.

Category Image Mt Anne, Schnells Ridge & the Sentinels This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 20 October 2022 07:30 4

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

Category Image President's walk: Devils Big Holes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 23 October 2022 09:30 3

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.

Category Image Meeting with reviews and Guest Speaker. Gary Hayes: Cycling across Tibet. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 24 October 2022 19:30

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.

Category Image Mt Parmeener This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 29 October 2022 07:30 3

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.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 30 October 2022 07:30 3

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.

Category Image Rural Rides This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 02 November 2022 09:00

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!

Category Image The Hugels This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 05 November 2022 08:00 5

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.

Category Image Federation Pk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 07 November 2022 07:30 6 The peak will be accessed via Farmhouse Creek. The summit day involves very steep vertical scrambling. text me on 0428 451 528 before booking. The start date is flexible by a day or two if weather so necessitates.
Category Image Ben Lomond Plateau Explore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 19 November 2022 07:00 4

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.

Category Image Theme Night: Photo Competition This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 21 November 2022 19:30

Theme Night: Photo Competition Presentation

Category Image Mt Gell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 23 November 2022 07:00 5

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.

Grade 5

Map   Rufus Colingwood

Category Image EXECUTIVE MEETING This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 28 November 2022 19:30

Executive meeting of the WALKING CLUB

Category Image Howells Bluff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 03 December 2022 07:30 4

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. 

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 03 December 2022 07:30 3

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.

Category Image Meeting WALKER OUT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 05 December 2022 19:30

Topic TBA

Category Image Mt Seal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 07 December 2022 07:30 6

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.

Category Image Training Day This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 11 December 2022 09:00 1

Training day for Prospective members

Category Image Possible date for final meeting of the year. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 19 December 2022 19:30

TBA

Category Image Olegas Bluff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 01 March 2023 07:30 None or not selected

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.