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Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc

PO Box 31, Red Hill Qld 4059

www.bcbc.bwq.org.au

e-mail: briscathbushclub@yahoo.com.au

For General Enquiries, Phone Greg on Ph: (07) 3351 4092

For Specific Information About Events, Phone The Nominated Leader

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

WARNING: All persons, adult or child, member or visitor, undertake all activities of the Club at their own risk.

 

Please read the Important Notice at the bottom of this page.

To The Acknowledgment of Risks and Obligations by Non-Members (Visitors)

To The Full 2018 Events Calendar

BCBC Membership Application Form

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TRIPS still leave from St Brigid's car park at Musgrave Rd, Red Hill unless the Jilalan Article states otherwise.


SATURDAY 14th JULY

VINEGAR HILL (Q)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

Meet at: St Brigid's Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.

Time: 6.00am.

Cost: $25 (car pool) $2 (private).

Grade: S34.

Emergency Officer: Greg 3351 4092.

 

Vinegar Hill is a 393m hill in the Lockyer National Park some 15kms from Helidon. We will drive west to Helidon before turning north to our starting point. We will then follow old tracks down to Lilydale Creek which is attractively dotted with tree fern. We will down go off track for some distance as we climb to the ridge that leads to Vinegar Hill.

 

After a short break we will wander back to where we reached the ridge and follow another track back to the main road and back to our cars.

 

There will not be a pre outing done on this walk so it will all be exploratory. The distance of the walk is only about 8kms with some climbing.


MONDAY 16th JULY

MONTHLY MEETING

 

Contact: Greg 3351 4092

Time: 7.30pm – Doors open & meeting starts soon after.

Where: St Michael’s Parish Hall, 250 Banks St, Dorrington (in the lower carpark behind the church. Drive down the ramp at the left.)

Web: http://www.bcbc.bwq.org.au/page4.html

 

Come along to hear about what has been really happening at recent club events, as well as our coming events and past walks.

Ask questions of our leaders about their coming events, so that you can make up your mind as to whether to come on the walk.

Nominate for a walk.

Nominate to lead an outing.

SATURDAY 21st JULY

SHEPHERD’S WALK (Q)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Terry 3355 9765.

Meet at: St Brigid’s Car Park, 78 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill.

Time: 6.45am.

Cost: $10 + $20 (car pool), $2 + $20 (private).

Grading: M34.

Location: In the Kerry Valley near Beaudesert.

Web: http://beaudesertmuseum.org.au/main/component/content/article/1-latest-news/75-shepherds-walk.html

Emergency Officer: Carol 3269 4795.

 

This event is run by The Beaudesert Historical Society. They provide the Leader and Tail End Charlie. There are usually over one hundred walkers on the event and the pace is determined by the slowest walker as there is a great range of fitness and ability. Numerous rest breaks are taken and we have morning tea, (which you need to bring), on the saddle of the Gin Broken Range before we commence our descent to the famous Sausage Sizzle Lunch which The Historical Society provides.

 

During the walk excellent views of the surrounding countryside can be had. A number of areas in which we walk can be seen. As usual, the countryside is looking quite spectacular. (So don't forget your camera.)

 

I believe that all our members are capable of doing this short walk and it is my wish that all our members do it at least once. You should not delay doing this walk as I do not know how many more years it will be staged, particularly as many of the volunteers are quite elderly.

 

Even though this is a short walk (about three and a half hours) it is mainly off track with some long grass and uneven ground along with a steepish climb followed by a descent. At the end of the walk there is a water crossing where, unfortunately, you will get your feet wet. (The fact that I continue to do this walk even though I get wet feet, speaks volumes about how great I think this walk is.)

 

The Sausage Sizzle Lunch is supported by the famous damper and syrup washed down with tea, coffee, cordial or water. There is usually plenty of food including some home baked cakes and biscuits. (The cakes and biscuits are sometimes hidden, but if you watch me, you should not miss out.)

 

The Historical Society provides the busses to take us to and from their complex in Beaudesert to a monument in the Christmas Creek valley where a short informative address is given on the significance of the Shepherd's Walk and the era of Chinese shepherds in the area. Then the busses take us a little way down the valley to where the walk starts. After lunch, (all too soon), the busses return us to Beaudesert, thus allowing us to return to Brisbane before dark. No coffee stop is made as usually, everyone is too full.

 

I highly recommend this walk as The Historical Society is famous for their country hospitality, the views are spectacular and the food is most enjoyable. What more could you want? The Historical Society does an excellent job of running this event. They charge $20.00 for the bus trip and lunch and our club charges $10.00 for car-pooling. Children are half price and non-walkers can wait at the lunch spot. I am sure that you will enjoy interacting with walkers from other clubs and areas. This walk has become an annual event for our club. The Historical Society has been running this walk for over a quarter of a century.

 

You will have to bring your own morning tea and water. Also, most importantly, you need to nominate ASAP as numbers are needed for catering purposes. I look forward to your company on the day which I am sure you will enjoy.

THURSDAY 26th JULY

THE COUGALS (Q)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Russ 3374 3534.

Meet at: St Brigid's Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.

Time: 6.30am.

Cost: $25 (car pool) $2 (private).

Grade: M44.

Emergency Officer: Greg 0418 122 995.

 

This walk follows the border fence line to the twin summits of Mt Cougal.  To begin the walk we enter Garden of Eden Road.

 

The distinctive rhyolite twin peaks of Mount Cougal are on the QLD/NSW border in the Upper Currumbin Valley.  They are in an area which is rich in resources and abundant water that attracted the first Europeans. Settlement of the lower Currumbin Valley began in the late 1860s and reached the upper valley in the late 1920s, forcing the Yugambeh (the local indigenous people) to move to reserves or become fringe dwellers on the outskirts of nearby townships. A small community of hardy settlers coped with the rugged terrain, many creek crossings that frequently flooded, poor roads, little capital and geographic isolation from markets and stores.

 

There are excellent views from the top!  Please contact me if you have any questions.

SUNDAY 5th AUGUST

MONTSERRAT/UPPER PORTALS

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

Meet at: St Brigid's Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.

Time: 6.00am.

Cost: $25 (car pool) $2 (private).

Grade: S47.

Location: Mt Barney National Park – Grace’s Hut.

Web: http://www.aussiebushwalking.com/qld/mt-barney/upper-portals

Distance: 9kms.

Height Gain: 683m.

Emergency Officer: Greg 3351 4092.

 

This is a great area to visit anytime but it is special during the winter months. The temperatures are down but the views of Barney from Montserrat are gorgeous as they are not too spoilt by the summer haze. The Upper Portals are magical with a narrow gorge spreading out to several pristine pools which are all so inviting. We will leave Brisbane early to avoid the traffic and allow us plenty of time to enjoy the day.

 

We park our cars at Cleared Ridge where Montserrat should be visible and follow the well-worn track down to Yamahra Creek and Grace’s Hut. From the creek we wander up a road and then a bush track to the amazing lookout at Montserrat. The ridge is gentle with flat spots appearing whenever you start to feel tired. The views of Barney from this vantage point have to be seen as describing the view is never enough.

 

After tearing ourselves away we will now follow another bush track to the junction of Yamahra and Barney Creeks. From this junction it is but a short stroll to the Upper Portals and the compulsory swims. After retracing our steps to the junction we will follow the gentle track back to our cars.

 

So ring me to discuss the walk. Unfortunately the numbers on the walk will be limited by the number of 4WDs going as the road to Cleared Ridge in unsuitable for 2WDs. Don’t forget to bring the usual equipment for a day walk, water, food etc.

THURSDAY 9th AUGUST

LIZARD POINT

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

Meet at: St Brigid's Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.

Time: 6.00am.

Cost: $25 (car pool) $2 (private).

Grade: M57.

Location: Main Range National Park – Teviot Gap.

Distance: 13kms.

Height Gain: 675m.

Emergency Officer: Greg 3351 4092.

 

This is one of the great walks in southeast Queensland. The views from the top of the Steamers and the Fassifern Valley are amazing.

 

The walk starts from The Head and follows a rough bush track virtually all day. Initially we will be in farmland before entering scatterings of rain forest. After wandering along creek banks we start the climb up Middle Ridge to the flanks of Mt Roberts. It is here we get a great view of the Steamers. Then it over Roberts down a small cliff line before reaching Lizard Point. After a break we retrace our steps to the cars.

 

This is not a hard walk but it is basically all along bush tracks, involves significant height gain and there is a small cliff line you need to get over. But the views are worth the effort. Don’t forget to bring the usual equipment for a day walk, water, food etc.

 

Ring me to discuss the walk before nominating.

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

KOBBLE CREEK CIRCUIT

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Richard 3353 2822.

Meet at: St Brigid's Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.

Time: 7.00am.       

Grade: M46.

Cost: $10.00 (car pool), $2 (private).               

Location: North of Mt Glorious.                  

Emergency Officer: Michele 0414 635 542.

 

Middle Kobble Creek Bush Camp is a picturesque camping area beside Kobble Creek at the top of Kobble Creek Falls.  It is walk in only with no facilities other than some log seats around a fire pit.  It is a beautiful place to camp on a clear night.  This will be the mid-point of our walk and a pleasant setting for lunch.  

 

We will leave Red Hill at 7.00am and drive directly through Mt Glorious to the car park at Lepidozamia Rd.  From the car park, we will walk roughly north along the track for about 3 kilometres until we come to a shelter and log seats, a good spot for morning tea. 

 

After smoko, we continue along the track for another kilometre before turning right.  From this point, we descend steeply (about 250 metres in 2 kilometres) to the bush camp where we can down packs, eat lunch and explore the falls. 

 

After lunch, we will return via the Middle Kobble Break which takes us back to Lepidozamia Rd near the shelter where we had morning tea. 

 

Hopefully, the coffee shops at Mt Glorious will still be open for some refreshments on the way home.

FRIDAY 17th AUGUST

FRITZENBERGER

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Michael 0419 620 714.

Address: 52 Petrie Terrace.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

What For: A chat and a beer and a meal.

Web: https://fritzenberger.com/

 

This is another new venue for us. The venue’s publicity describes itself as “You’ve found your way to Fritzenberger frites and burger brew pub. We do frites. We do burgers. We also brew beer. It’s pretty Fritzensimple, really.” I think that says it all really.

 

Check out their website for their pretty extensive list of beers and food. See you there.

SATURDAY 18th AUGUST

TOOHEY FOREST WILDFLOWERS

HALF DAY WALK

 

Leader: Phil Murray 5522 9702.

Meet at: Toohey Forest Carpark on Toohey Road at Nathan. UBD ref  Map 200 – ref D1.

Time: 8.30 am.

Cost: $2.00.

Grade: S22.

Distance: Approximately 9 km.

 

Toohey Forest is a remnant patch of bushland in the middle of suburbia. We will start on the western side of the forest and walk through to the eastern side. The main purpose of the day is to look for and identify the wildflowers. In particular we should see many pea flowers, several wattles and a few boronias.

 

We will also have a quick look at the university grounds and zip up to Mt Gravatt to enjoy the views over Brisbane. I intend to have morning tea up there. (We won’t be having lunch at the Cafe there as last time we had lunch there they took hours to serve the meals.)

 

Although it is an easy wildflower walk there are still a few hills and gullies to wander up and down.  Make sure you bring the usual day-walk stuff. Because of the early start the expected finish time is 12.30 ish. So there is no need to bring lunch.

 

If anyone needs to use Public Transport to get there – I can pick people up from the Holland Park bus station. Please ring and I will arrange a time to pick you up.

 

It is a nice little walk in the heart of Brisbane and is worth the effort to get out and see the bush and the little wildflower treasures.

MONDAY 20th AUGUST

MONTHLY MEETING

 

Contact: Greg 3351 4092

Time: 7.30pm – Doors open & meeting starts soon after.

Where: St Michael’s Parish Hall, 250 Banks St, Dorrington (in the lower carpark behind the church. Drive down the ramp at the left.)

Web: http://www.bcbc.bwq.org.au/page4.html

 

Come along to hear about what has been really happening at recent club events, as well as our coming events and past walks.

Ask questions of our leaders about their coming events, so that you can make up your mind as to whether to come on the walk.

Nominate for a walk.

Nominate to lead an outing.

WARNING: All persons, adult or child, member or visitor, undertakes all activities of the Club at their own risk.

 

KEY – Walk Types

 

DW

Day Walk

 

BC

Base Camp

ON

Over Nighter

 

S&T

Safety & Training

TW

Through Walk

 

SOC/SW

Social/Social Walk

TRN

Training

 

SP

Spiritual Event

FMR

Federation Mountain Rescue

 

Q

Qualifying Walk

 

KEY – Walk Gradings

 

Distance

Terrain

Fitness/Endurance

Short Under 10km / day

1 - Smooth reasonably flat path

1 - Basic - Suitable for beginners. Up to 4 hours walking. Flat

 

2 - Graded path/track with minor obstacles

2 - Basic - Suitable for beginners. Up to 4 hours walking. Minor Hills

Medium 10-15km / day

3 - Graded track with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings

3 - Intermediate - Suitable for fit beginners. Up to 5 hours walking and/or minor hills

 

4 - Rough unformed track or open terrain with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings

4 - Intermediate - Suitable for fit beginners. Up to 5 hours walking and/or up to 300m gain/loss

Long 15-20 km per day

5 - Rough or rocky terrain with small climbs using hands or rock hopping

5 - Moderate - Up to 6 hours walking and/ or up to 450m gain/loss. Agility required

 

6 - Steep, rough or rocky terrain with large climbs using hands or rock hopping

6 - Moderate - Up to 6 hours walking and/or up to 600m gain/loss. Agility required

Extra Long Over 20 km per day

7 - Climb/descend steep rock using hands or footholds. May be some exposure. Good upper body strength

7 - High - Up to 8 hours walking and/or up to 750m gain/loss. High fitness. Endurance and agility required

 

8 - Climb/descend near vertical rock with exposure. Climbing skills may be required

8 - High - Up to 8 hours walking and/or up to 1000m gain/loss. High fitness. Endurance and agility required

 

9 - Sustained climbing or descending of vertical or near vertical rock with exposure. Advanced climbing skills required. Good upper body strength

9 - Challenging - Up to 12 hours walking and/or over 1000m gain/loss. Very high fitness. Endurance and agility required

 

Example: M48 is a medium walk 10 to 15kms long, over unformed rough ground with obstacles, in which the trip is hard or strenuous for fit walkers requiring agility and endurance

 

Please Read The Important Notice Below

 

RELEASE, WAIVER & INDEMNIFICATION

 

Any Temporary Member (Visitor) who attends an activity of this Club should be aware that any participation in this activity may expose them to hazards and risks that could lead to injury, illness or death or to loss of or damage to their property. In particular when participating in abseiling or above the snowline activities they should be aware that these activities expose them to additional hazards and risks.

 

To minimise risks they will endeavour to ensure that

 

1.    Each activity is within their capabilities

2.    They am carrying food, water and equipment appropriate for the activity

3.    They will advise the activity leader if they are taking any medication or have any physical or other limitation that might affect their participation in the activity

4.    They will make every effort to remain with the rest of the party during the activity

5.    They will advise the leader of any concerns they am having, and

6.    They will comply with all reasonable instructions of club officers and the activity leader.

 

They must read and understand these requirements. They must have considered the risks before choosing to sign an acknowledgement of risk. They still wish to join this activity. They accept that in signing an acknowledgement of risk form they will take responsibility for their own actions and also acknowledge that they have been granted temporary membership of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club for the duration of the event only.

 

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