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LOGAN AND

BEAUDESERT BUSHWALKERS Inc. THE

April 2016 Next Meeting

Tuesday 10th May Logan Village Community Centre Old School 30 Wharf Street, Logan Village At 7:00 pm


West Canungra Creek and beyound

Committee Members President

Treasurer

Vice President

Sue Simpson

Lynne Lucas

Brian Watson

5546 8781

3287 4934

5543 1261

0414 575 509

lmlucas@primus.com.au

watsonpab@bigpond.com

Secretary & Publicity Officer

Website Manager

Editor

Heather O’Keeffe

Mark Filius

Denise Bouyer

3208 6420

3848 6039

0417 743 127

dizzycat1@hotmail.com

mark@filius.cc

kdbouyer@bigpond.com General Enquiries

Equipment Officer

loganbbw@gmail.com

David Nickson

www.bushwalkers.com

3287 3312

www.facebook.com/loganbeaudesertbushwalkers

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING Logan & Beaudesert Bushwalkers Meeting opened at 7.05pm

12th April, 2016

Visitors: Mark McCarron Members: Heather O'Keeffe, Brian Watson, Peter Rice, Lynne Lucas, Malcolm Hill, Bruce Ludlow, Denise & Ken Bouyer, Gary Logan, Alice Bennet-Alder, Jon Jablocki, Vicki Orr and Karen Roache Apologies: Sue Simpson, Andrew & Sue McLeod, Mark Filius, Dave Nickson, Diane Howlin and Paulette Watson Minutes of previous meeting: As per March newsletter. Peter Rice accepted the minutes as being accurate. Seconded by Bruce Ludlow Business arising from the minutes: Nil


Treasurer's Report: Reconciled Balances for the period from 12/04/2016 - $4,207.44 ____________________________________________ Plus memberships received Grants Sausage sizzle Gold Coast Water Stall Hire Refund Interest -------------

$ $ $

00.00 0.00 0.00 $

0.00

$

0.00

Less Outgoings Rent Equipment 1st Aid Course Christmas Party

$

$ 00.00 $ 00.00 0.00 $ 0.00

-------------$ Balance held at end of period ------------

0.00 $4,207.44

Funds made up of Account Balance Cash on Hand Unreceipted Memberships Reconciled Balances

$

$ 4,109.69 97.75 ------------$4,207.44 ------------

Lynne moved that the report be received. Seconded by Alice Bennet-Alder

Incoming correspondence  April newsletters Gold Coast and Brisbane walkers  Email from Bunnings re new BBQ allocation process  Letter from Scenic Rim Council confirming club details are correct. NFA Outgoing correspondence  Our newsletter  Email and letter to Bunnings Browns Plains requesting a sausage sizzle for 2 nd half of 2016 Heather moved that the correspondence be approved. Seconded by Alice Bennet-Alder General Business • •

Acting President Brian welcomed our visitor Lynne advised that the two Epirbs that we currently have will continue to be monitored. However, there is no guarantee how long the signal would last. Jon advised that BCF have a marine one that has a 10 year battery life. A decision was made not to replace them at the moment. Heather advised that we can apply to Logan Council (Division 4 Councillor) for a grant to purchase new ones. A Spot was suggested as well, though there are fees per year of around $100 to use them Lynne tabled information re 000 for mobile phones and the Emergency Plus application for mobile phones


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Lynne mentioned the chocolate drive and the raffles being done by the club to raise money for the Kokoda Challenge Heather advised that the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle procedure has changed. She has applied for one for the second half of 2016 but it is now selected by a ballot, so no guarantee that we will be successful The number to ring for an emergency on a mobile phone is 112 The Easter weekend at Lake Moogerah was once again a success. On the Saturday the walk was Wilsons Peak and Waterfall. On Sunday it was Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock. Apart from a storm on the Saturday night the weather was great. The people who didn’t walk on the Saturday went to the Mt Alford Pub for lunch. Andrew and Sue’s family came for the day which was lovely The dinner for Friday 15th April has been changed to Friday 22nd. The dinner will be at Tabla Indian Restaurant on Bryants Road. Alice is the coordinator The walk for Saturday 16th April is Karrawatha Park. Bruce Ludlow will lead. Heather is coordinator The Jenny’s waterhole walk has changed. The area looking very different to the last time this walk was done. This is possible due to severe storms through the area. The walk for Sunday 24th April will now be Stairway Falls. Meeting at the toilet block car park in Canungra at 7am Brian raised a question about what is covered by the Club Insurance. This link has all the information on what is covered. Those interested can look it up. http://www.bushwalkingaustralia.org/insurance The prin out tabled by Heather was very difficult to read Brian also asked if we had reciprocal entitlements with other clubs. There is nothing formal re this although other clubs have been willing to let us walk with them. It is a matter of approaching another club and asking Nothing further has been done re the purchase of a new gazebo. Sue did get a quote for a different brand. The prices are about the same. If we purchase the same style as we have now we would had some extra side walls Malcolm stated that the Nepal Trip will commence on the 7 th November, for 22 days. Contact Malcolm if you are interested in this trip Lynne has the raffle tickets for the Toblerone Raffle Heather has the BBQ and accessories to be raffled for fundraising. Lynne has the raffle ticket books Peter will donate a bottle of Whisky for second prize in the BBQ raffle The Shepherd’s Walk will be held on Saturday 16th July

Meeting closed at 8.05 Heather and Sue are away until 7th June. Brian is Vice President and Peter will be acting Secretary. Enquiries to be directed to them

Future Walks Notes for Saturday walkers

If possible, please email or sms your intention to walk to the walk coordinator instead of phoning. The walk coordinator will always reply to confirm that you are listed for the walk and provide you with any necessary details. Please sms at a respectful hour

Alternatively, please phone the walk coordinator between the hours of 6pm to 8pm on the Thursday before the walk or as requested by the coordinator.

Please check the walks list to see when you have been nominated to coordinate a walk

The weekly walks will also be on the Facebook page which is updated every Wednesday night www.facebook.com/loganbeaudesertbushwalkers

Walks List

APRIL


Sun Apr 24th Sat Apr 30th

Stairway Falls-West Canungra Creek

D.W.

M-4-4

Lyn

3287 4934

Nixon Creek, Bogabahn Falls – Binna Burra, Info Centre Car Park. Meet at Canungra at 7am - 2nd Walk-Bell Bird Circuit led by Bruce

D.W.

M-4-4

Brian

5543 1261

Upper Ballanjui, Binna Burra Meet at Canungra at 7am Lead by Bruce

D.W.

S-3-3

Peter

5543 1261

Balancing Rock & Lyre Bird Lookout

D.W.

M-4-4

Lyn

3287 4934

Aracauria Lookout, Binna Burra Meet at Canungra at 7am

D.W.

L-3-3

Peter

5543 2108 0400 260 639

Maroon Mountain Falls/Caves

D.W.

M-4-4

TBA

D.W.

M-4-4

Brian

D.W.

L-9-6

TBA

Mt Joyce – Long and Short Walks

D.W.

M-4-3

Brian

Pomona Mountain and Eumundi Markets

D.W

S-4-4

TBA

MAY Sat May 7th Sun May 8th Sat May 14th Sun May 15th Fri May 20

th

Sat May 21st Sun May 22nd Sat May 28

th

Sun May 29th

CLUB DINNER

SOCIAL

West Canungra Creek Circuit (Doing it the right way this time) Meet at Canungra at 7 am Alice’s awesome anniversary walk – Egan’s Creek – Rum Jungle

5543 1261

5543 1261

JUNE Sat Jun 4th

Box Forest Circuit, O’Reillys Meet at Canungra at 7 am

D.W.

M-3-3

Peter

Sun Jun 5th

Pomona Mountain & Eumundi Markets

D.W.

S-4-4

TBA

Warrie Circuit, Spring Brook

D.W.

Castle Rock/Castle Crag, O’Reillys

D.W.

M-4-4

TBA

Sat Jun 18th

Binna Burra Old Track Meet at Canungra at 7 am

D.W.

M-4-4

Brian

Sun Jun 19th

Maroon Cave from below/above

D.W.

M-5-5

Sat Jun 11th Sun 12th

Fri Jun 24th

CLUB DINNER

M-4-4

5543 2108

Brian

5543 1261

SOCIAL

This is a proposed list of walks which may be changed. Changes will be published each month.

Phone numbers for Park Rangers and the web address for park alerts Binna Burra - 5533 3996 Boonah - 5463 5041 Main Range - 4666 1133 O'Reillys - 5544 0634 Park alerts can be found on the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/index.php

Emergency Numbers if you are unable to get through to 000 use 112 on your mobile phone

Please Note


THURSDAY is the deadline to notify the Coordinator for through walks, base camps and Saturday walks FRIDAY is the deadline to notify the Coordinator for Sunday walks Some walks may be changed at the last minute due to weather or other conditions PLEASE ensure you contact the coordinator before your chosen walk or check the Facebook page

When car pooling, passengers are to pay $7 petrol money to the driver at the Drivers discretion Make sure these are in your pack Every Week & Every Walk

*Hat *Food *Jumper *Raincoat

* First-aid Kit *1-2ltr Water *Paper & Pencil *Map & Compass

*Torch *Watch *Whistle *Lighter / Matches

* Insect Repellent *Sunscreen

Walk Grading’s Walkers Guide: Participants are required to read and understand the Grading System for activities as listed. They should ensure that they are able to complete the listed walk. New members will normally start with two shorter and easier walks with the Club, such as easy terrain, easy fitness, and or short to medium length and progress by one grading step per activity. Distance S M L XL

Short - Under 10km Medium - 10 – 15 km Long - 15 – 20 km Extra Long - 20+ km

Fitness

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Terrain

Basic - suitable for beginners, up to 4 hours walking, flat Basic - suitable for beginners, up to 4 hours walking, minor hills Easy - suitable for beginners, up to 5 hours walking, undulating terrain Reasonable level of fitness required -up to 5 hours walking Moderate - up to 6 hours walking, agility required Moderate - up to 6 hours walking, agility required High - up to 8 hours walking, high fitness, endurance and agility required High - up to 8 hours walking, high fitness, endurance and agility required Challenging - up to 12 hours walking, very high fitness, endurance and agility required


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Smooth, reasonably flat path Graded path / track with minor obstacles Graded track with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings Rough unformed track or open terrain with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings Rough or rocky terrain with small climbs using hands or rock hopping Steep, rough or rocky terrain with large climbs using hands or rock hopping Climb / descend step rock using hands or footholds, may be some exposure, good upper body strength Climb / descend near vertical rock with exposure, climbing skills may be required Sustained climbing or descending of vertical or near vertical rock with exposure, advanced climbing skills required, good upper body strength

Activity DW Day Walk BC Base Camp TW Through Walk SOC Social Activity S&T Safety and Training Bush Qld Bush Walking Qld FMR Federation Mountain Rescue


The Saturday Walkers’ Journey to “Who knows where.” The past couple of months have seen me become physically lazy. It’s been far too hot to venture out and spend as much time in the garden as I usually might, I accepted an offer to become organiser of our Orchid and Foliage Shows this year and the bane of my life, my skin, has needed ongoing attention. Thus, I haven’t walked on Saturdays as regularly as I would like to have. The Montserrat/Upper Portal walk proved to be a great challenge, especially the homeward section up the terraced 4WD track and the Grassy Ridge back to the vehicles. At the start of the 4WD track, I had had it and my condition was not helped by the fact that I developed cramp in my right thigh and, simultaneously, varicose veins in my left thigh knotted, only the third time they have done so in about forty years. To my rescue came Malcolm who had stayed with me on the way back from the Upper Portals because I was lagging behind while the most of the others comfortably continued on their way. Malcom eased my struggle by carrying my pack and for this I am/was extremely grateful. Thus, it was important for me to do the next available walk which occurred a fortnight later and was to be West Canungra Creek, a walk that we had not done for years because of the windfall caused by cyclonic winds that had brought down huge trees that blocked the track about four years ago. [The gazetted walk/climb was to have been the Cougals but it was changed at the last moment due to the ongoing hot days.] This would build up my confidence, something about which I was concerned. Twelve of us met at Canungra at 7.00 a.m. on the Saturday and, after travel arrangements had been finalised, we set off up the sometimes narrow, tortuous road to O’Reillys, a road that becomes wider and wider every time it is negotiated. [Its ascent is the only time that I wish my 4WD had automatic gears.] Ken and Denise, Vicky, Jenny, Gail, Kathy, Jon, Barry, Brian, Bob and Wayne, a visitor from the Gold Coast and myself, Peregrine Ponsonby, comprised the walking party and, after having organised ourselves we pretended to clean our boots at a decidedly dilapidated cleaning station and began our walking, taking particular notice of the sign reminding us that we would have to be reasonably fit, not to undertake the walk down to West Canungra Creek but to be able to ascend the 1 346 foot climb from the bottom of the valley below, more than climbing a skyscraper over 100 storeys tall, to get back to Green Mountain. Uneventfully we made our way downwards, ever downwards, where the forest displayed the damage done to its trees by cyclonic winds three or four years ago and this became more and more obvious as we walked further down the track, a track that was unmistakeable in its construction. When we had the chance to look down, the bottom of the valley through which West Canungra Creek flowed was just so far below us, still not visible because the canopies of the rainforest giants hid it from view. Down, down we continued and still there was not the hint of flowing water below, so far below us did this creek be and we had already descended a substantial distance. Morning tea beckoned, at long last, so this was taken leisurely at Darraboola Falls.


Again we resumed our downwards trek and eventually heard the rushing water as it gurgled along its rocky bed. We had almost finished the first stage of our walk but soon, something was to go awry. We passed an ”ACHTUNG” sign, warning us of potential hazard and then a “Track closed” sign that was lying on its side, and was a sign out of the past. Beneath the “ACHTUNG” sign was a laminated A4 sign indicating that researchers were doing an “altitudinal transect” study of the area and that we were not to touch their markers which comprised the usual coloured tape. Soon the creek was reached, its water flowing quickly downwards. We stopped, surveyed our surroundings but any markers indicating an ensuing track were not obvious. Eventually Jon crossed the creek and, after a bit of scouting around, found a blue marker to indicate that there were signs that walkers had passed this way. Across the creek we all went and this was where we encountered many of the obstructions resulting from the storm damage of yesteryear. Huge trees blocked out path in sections, some that needed to be crawled under and others that had to be crawled over, requiring great care as some of the bark was slippery and no good could come of a slip. Not only did these require careful negotiation but Gympie saplings were rushing to be first to reach canopy height where fallen trees had exposed the sunlight. Having learnt from previous experience, Ken carried his trusty secateurs, removing the occasional “wait-a-while” to make progress easier. On we went losing the marker ribbons and picking them up again, finding vestiges of a not well defined track here and losing it there, carefully crossing the occasional creek as it wended its way downhill. Where, oh where, was this track leading! Not seeming to be getting anywhere, Brian decided to give Karen Brauer a call as Karen had done this walk previously but Karen was not able to help us out so on we went, eventually passing a wonderful waterfall where water, instead of going over the top, ran down the side. Jon and Ken dropped down to investigate while the rest of us continued on the track [?] some thirty metres above. On and on we trudged, not finding anything that might indicate where we were until the track petered out and there was no further progress to be made. How could we possibly be on the re-opened West Canungra Creek Circuit? We were all together, contemplating out situation with suggestions being made as to what we should do when there was a phone call for Brian in the middle of nowhere. Brian spent many minutes on the phone, often referring to the map that he carried. When the lengthy phone call had finished, Brian informed us that we had gone too far and had to retrace our steps over the most difficult part of the track as we had missed the turn-off. [It was only after an email from Brian several days later that I found out who had called.] Unbeknown to us, the falls that we had passed were the Stairway Falls, 1.9 kilometres from the Blue Pool. We actually had gone well past these falls up a side creek so we had walked and scrambled and climbed and crawled about two and a half kilometres past The Blue Pool. We had no time to waste as the afternoon was getting away from us so we could not dawdle. As we neared the place where we first crossed the creek earlier, two things came into view. There was a group of teenagers getting out of a pool and making their way to who knows where. Whether we had scared them off, I know not but they didn’t wait around. There were also two signs, one giving the Aboriginal name of the Blue Pool , Yerralahla, inhabited by large, ready to attack eels, and the other indicating that Green Mountain was 4.9 kilometres away and that there was another nine kilometres to go if we were to complete the West Canungra Creek Circuit. We had missed Blue Pool on our outwards trek by no more than fifty metres as well as the large, clear signs indicating where we should have gone. No sooner had we had we realised our folly when half a dozen well-seasoned bushwalkers from Queensland Bushwalkers appeared out of the bush after having come down Bullant Spur. They told us that the shorter route back to Green Mountain was the easier to negotiate as its gradient was slight so, back on the right track after having unnecessarily visited Stairway Falls and beyond, we started the 4.9 kilometre ascent, sorting ourselves into groups according to how fit we were, how soon we wanted to get back to Green Mountain and then the dawdlers, accompanied by those prepared to tag along with the slower walkers. I was fourth last to get back to the junction of the Border Track and the Blue Pool Track, 250 metres from O’Reillys, and rarely have I been so pleased to be so close to our vehicles. It was just on dusk and the early arrivals were just leaving the


restaurant [?] after having had their coffee. The management couldn’t be persuaded to stay open to give the latecomers a well-deserved cool drink. We were all home safe and sound and weary after a long day, venturing at times into unknown territory. All that remained was the drive down the mountain in the dark, something that all were all able to do successfully, tired though we be. Till Brian puts on another mystery walk, Peregrine.

Postscript. *Whereas I had warned relative newcomers about the dangers of Gympie leaves, I had finished up grabbing one, inadvertently, with my left palm. It didn’t take long to feel the pain of the stings and develop a redness. Cunjevoi juice seemed to give little relief but then I dunked it in cold water when crossing the creek and that gave temporary relief. The sting bothered me well into the night and only disappeared fully the following afternoon. Hopefully Stingose proves to be an active antidote in future. *There were some leeches, small in size, but they weren’t a problem. The phone call that Brian received was from Bernie – who on earth was Bernie? Karen Brauer had done some work with Bernie in that area beforehand so Karen rang Bernie who was responsible for the research that was being done in the area and he knew the area very well. He put Brian on the right track but had offered to come out and bring us out in the dark, if we still found ourselves unsure of our safe return. [Well that is the essence of the story, hopefully. Otherwise Brian can elucidate.]


WEST CANUNGRA CREEK 2 April 2016 nd

12 Members assembled at Canungra at 7:00am (ish) to car pool for the ¾ hr ride to O”Reillly’s. The walk started at about 8.30 AM from the car park. We sprayed our boots at the entrance to the Boarder Track and proceeded to the start of the West Canungra track, 300 meter on the left, along the Boarder track. We were advised it’s always best to do this walk in a clockwise direction. The track dropped 400 metres over 4.9 Km to the Blue Pool. Smoko was had at a small tributary prior to arriving at the Pool. Well I say pool for I was led to believe that this was the Green Pool not the Blue Pool. I had not done this walk for many years and then I was following someone else. Since this pool was supposed to be the Green Pool we continued downstream on a path that came and went. After a considerable time, several river crossing and tree obstacles to climb over or under, we came to a series of pools with about a 10 metre water fall. These pools and water fall were far more impressive than the previous (Green ?) pool. The track now seemed to have disappeared completely and there was some concern that we were not where we thought we were. Meaning we were not at the Blue Pool. After a couple of phone calls we were informed by an Advisor to O’Reilly’s that we were in fact at the Staircase Falls and we must return up stream to where we first met the River. The Green Pool was in fact the BLUE POOL. There was no sign at the Blue Pool to indicate which pool we were at and the signage to continue on the circuit was poorly located. I was informed later that O’Reilly’s will be informed of the signage problem and they will be recommended to rectify the issue. People could get lost! We had a short break at the Blue Pool for some refreshments and while Ken had his usual Dip in the water. I don’t know if anyone had told him of the biting eel, but he survived. At 3.30 PM we started to ascend the 400 metre climb and 4.9 KM back to the cars, the way we had come down. We did not want to get caught in the rainforest when the sun went down. The quicker walkers were able to grab coffee just before the shop closed. We were all back, still in the day light, by 5.10 PM. Thanks to all those walkers who assisted with locating the track and helped at river crossings. Brian Watson


MT FEATHERTOP, VICTORIA’S Second Highest Mountain . Avid readers of the newsletter may recall that in 2015 Rob Jan Regina Carrin and Lesley tackled Mt Feathertop but had to turn back about 30 minutes from the summit due to bad weather. And that in 2014 Rob and I had driven to Harrietville to attempt Mt Feathertop, but with heavy rain on the one day we had, we opted to give it a miss. Come 2016, having spent a wonderful week in the Grampians, Rob Jan, Regina and Carrin arrived in beautiful Bright with 3 days in which to tackle that elusive mountain. I had been keeping an eye on the forecast for the Hotham area while in the Grampians, and it was not looking good. We arrived Saturday March 12th at our very spacious apartment and found that, being a long weekend, there was a festival which featured music, motorbikes and classic cars. Carrin had booked a table at a restaurant, which overlooked the park, and as we dined on the deck we were treated to a free concert featuring Daryl Braithwaite and other vintage rockers. On rechecking the weather forecast, it was decided Monday March 14th looked the best day, and Sunday could be spent enjoying the amazing array of cars and bikes gathered in Bright. In 2015 we had ascended via the Bungalow Spur from Harrietville-22k return with an ascent of about 1300m the summit of 1922m, but we only made it to about 1750m. This time we decided to tackle the Razorback ridge- a 21k return trip but starting much further up near Mt Hotham around 1700m. After an early start and a long twisty drive up the mountain we started on the track at 8.05am. The weather was cool but almost completely cloud free, which boded well for our walk as the Razorback ridge is the most exposed route in bad weather, being mainly above the tree line. I was up the front and being determined to get to the top this time, I rattled along at a faster pace than my usual plod uphill. The views were just magical-being on daylight saving it was really only 7am and the air was clear giving great views of the many mountains surrounding us. We could see Mt Feathertop in the distance, but in-between was a fair bit of up and down! After a brief stop for a rest, where Carrin pulled out her super lightweight chair to enjoy the magical scenery, we arrived at the junction where the Bangalow Spur joins the track a little above Federation Hut at 11.30am. We had passed quite a few walkers coming down, as being a long weekend many had camped at Federation Hut or nearby for the night. There were also a couple of day walkers ascending whom we passed a few times as we rested in different spots. Along the track there were pockets of yellow and white wildflowers, and some many dead trees from previous bushfires.

Early on the walk when some cloud still around.

Regina Carrin and Jan on summit

Looking at the way ahead to Mt Feathertop in the distance

Carrin’s chair with a view!

Wildflowers along the track


From the junction it is 1.5k to the summit and about 300m ascent. It sounds relatively easy, but coming on top of about 9 kms of up and down, it is an effort to get to past the two false summits and the various little bumps before the true summit. However at 12.30pm in glorious sunshine we finally made it to the top of Victoria’s second highest mountain, and the views were superb. We moved a little further down to have lunch and lingered for about an hour enjoying being in such magnificent surroundings on such a wonderful day. We could look over to the plateau across the valley where we had walked the Falls Creek to Mt Hotham 3 day walk last year. There were other trails leading north, and another one to a small hut, which led one to speculate on explorations for another day. At 1.30pm we reluctantly headed back down, at a fairly quick pace as we wanted to get the drive off the mountain done before dark. We reached the car just after 5pm.. where Carrin was able to give us the technical details on how much we had done as per her GPS. I think our total ascent was around 800m, so we had done a fair ascent as well as the 21k distance. It is probably the most scenic walk I have done in Australia, as for so much of the walk we were able to see amazing views which seemed to go on forever. Mt Feathertop was truly worth the wait to get to the top!

Jan Sammons

Looking west towards the Falls Creek to Mt Hotham walk

Looking north from the summit


Pilgrimage 2016


The Brisbane Bushwalkers Club Inc is proud to be the host for Pilgrimage 2016 • Venue: Baden Powell Park, 68 Cash Avenue, Samford Valley Qld 4520 • Date: July 29th to 31st 2016 • Cost: $50.00p/p Camping/Accommodation • There is a large camping area for tents and camper vans • Bunk accommodation (4 to a room with en-suite) • Bunk accommodation (dormitory style) What your registration fee will entitle you to • Accommodation at the venue Friday & Saturday night • Soup Friday night (bring your own cup) • Walks organised for Saturday • Light supper Saturday night – bring a plate • Bush Band “Stone the Crows” and dance at the hall in the grounds Saturday night • Special activities Sunday morning • Coffee and tea all weekend Facilities • Large hall with kitchen • Tables and chairs • Hot showers and toilet blocks How to get there From the City: • drive towards Samford via Samford Road • just after crossing the creek and before entering Samford itself, turn right into Cash Ave • entrance to the park is on the right From the North (Dayboro): • Follow Mt Samson Road into and through Samford Village • At the round-a-bout turn left • Cash Avenue is 3rd on your left • entrance to the park is on the right Program and Walks – TBA

The 2016 Pilgrimage is now 3 months away. Just a reminder: Planning is underway and we have at least 12 walks organised so far. There will be more nearer the time. The public website for Brisbane Bushwalkers Club http://www.bbw.org.au now has a "Pilgrimage 2016" tab which will be constantly updated over the next few months as more walks and activities are finalised. It also contains the registration form - a copy of which is attached. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you there - it will be wonderful, as always, to meet and share experiences with fellow bushwalkers from all over Queensland. And if anyone has any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards Marge Henry President - Brisbane Bushwalkers Club Inc mobile: 0413 337 530

Happy


Malcolm Hill

Rob Sammons Karen Roache

Rob Sammons

Karen Roache Happy birthday and best wishes to our club members celebrating their birthday in April

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