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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

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


FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER

THE BITTER SUITE

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

Address: 2/75 Welsby Street, New Farm.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

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

Web: http://bittersuite.com.au/

 

The Club has a regular gathering for a social drink and a chat on a Friday once a month on the third Friday of the month.

 

For the month of November we are going to the Bitter Suite (as an aside the Bitter Suite doesn’t include Tavern or Bar in its name)

 

This venue was Graham’s suggestion as he came across a great write-up in the newspaper. We tried it in August last year and were very impressed and wanted to come back again.

 

Bitter Suite has 7 taps (with an occasional 8th when the hand-pump is on) and over 40 bottled craft beers & cider.  The beers on tap change almost weekly so for an up-to-date you can email enquiries@bittersuite.com.au. The beers are Australian and mainly local beers sourced from the smaller, boutique micro-breweries as they do not stock mainstream beers.

 

The venue is a beautiful, old red brick building situated on a leafy corner at the end of James Street, with ample outdoor seating.

 

Travel details

By Car: Plenty of parking in nearby streets.

By Bus: Bus 199

Departs – 3.42pm (goes every 10 minutes) from Adelaide Street Stop 26 at Anzac Square, City.

Arrives - 3.59pm at Merthyr Rd and Alford Street, stop 12, New Farm.

Travel time: about 17 minutes.

 

Beers on Tap (at time of printing)

Fonzie Abbott Lager – Pilsener – 4.5%,

Coopers Brewery – Strong Ale – 7.5%,

Colonial Brewing   Ale – 3.5%,

Coopers Brewery – Sparkling Ale – 5.8%,

4 Pines Brewing – Pale Ale – 5.1%,

Stone & Wood – Pacific Ale – 4.4%.


MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER

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 25th NOVEMBER

BOOLOUMBA FALLS

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michele 3353 2822.

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

Time: 7.00am.

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

Grading: M44.

Emergency Officer: Michele 3351 4092.

Web: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-conondale

 

Keep this date free and join me on a medium walk in the Conondale Ranges.  The club doesn’t often walk in this area, the last time was in 2014.  This walk is part of the Conondale Range Great Walk in the Conondale National Park covering 56km, however, we only plan to cover 11km starting at the Breadknife and Booloumba Falls and finishing at the Booloumba Creek day use area.                         

 

We will drive to the Breadknife car park and start walking from the top, so we will be leaving a car at the day use area.  Four wheel drives or high clearance vehicles are needed to get into the area.  

 

There will be a variation of scenery including the occasional white christmas orchid (maybe, could be a little early), as well as sub-tropical rainforest featuring bunya pines, piccabeen palms and vine forests.  The bell birds are also very prominent.  Other features on this walk are the Artists Cascade and an elaborate Strangler Cairn, composed of granite and slate blocks shaped together with a strangler fig planted at the top. 

 

As there are some beautiful rock pools along the way, we will allow time for swimming so pack in togs as well as at least 2 litres water, sun protection and any other necessary day walk requirements. 

 

Rather than going to a coffee shop after the walk, we will boil the billy and have a picnic afternoon tea.  Please bring a plate of goodies to share as well as a cup or mug.  We will supply tea, coffee, sugar and milk.

 

Because this is Election Day a postal vote will have to be made as we are unlikely to get back to a polling booth in time. 

 

I look forward to your company on this walk.


THURSDAY 30th NOVEMBER

BROKEN HEAD TO BRYON BAY

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Phil 5522 9702.

Meet at: TBA.  

Time: 6.30 am 

Cost: $25 + $4.00 Bus Fare (car pool), $2 + $4.00 Bus Fare (private).

Distance: Approximately 16 km.

Grade: M33.

Emergency Officer: Sue 5522 9702.

 

This is a great beach walk in northern NSW. Lovely views and a great walk along a beautiful beach and the view from Cape Byron is magnificent. The drive is about 2 hours each way. The walking time is about 5 hours so a longish day but so worth it.

 

The exact plan is to drive to Byron Bay and leave our car(s) at Border Street Byron Bay (which is just west of the shopping centre), then catch the bus (Blanch’s Bus Service Route 640) at 9.10 am opposite Woolworths. It is then a 10 minute bus ride to Clifford St Suffolk Park. We then walk about 1 km down the beach and out to the point at Broken Head. We then retrace our steps a bit back to Suffolk Park and head to Cape Byron along the beach (called Tallows Beach) then up and over Cape Byron then around to Byron Bay. There is a bit of a hill to climb to get up and over Cape Byron. There should be time to have a swim or two on the day.


SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER

TIBROGARGAN SUMMIT

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Richard 3353 2822.

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

Time: 6.00am.

Cost: $20 (Transport, walk/s and sausage sizzle) or $7 (Walk/s and sausage sizzle).

Grading: S55.

Location: Glass House Mountains.

Emergency Officer: Michele 0414 635 542.

 

On the 1st of December 1957, 27 people gathered at the foot of Mt Tibrogargan.  12 climbed to the summit and back while the others relaxed at the base.  This group went on to help create our club.  We are going to celebrate this historic occasion by once again climbing to the summit of the mountain. 

 

We are leaving Red Hill earlier than usual partly to minimise the heat but mostly so we can be back at the base for the celebratory sausage sizzle which starts at 10.00am.  The cost of the sausage sizzle is included the walk price.

 

If time permits we will do the short walk down from the summit to the start of the caves route (no rock climbing involved) on the northeast shoulder of the mountain for the best views of the east face then return to the top and back down the way we came.

 

Please join me as we relive this important part of our clubs history.

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER

TRACHYTE CIRCUIT

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Liz 3356 4874.

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

Time: 8.00am.

Cost: $20 (Transport, walk/s and sausage sizzle) or $7 (Walk/s and sausage sizzle).

Grading: S22.

Location: Glass House Mountains.

Emergency Officer: Michele 0418 708 638.

 

This pretty, six-kilometre walk is along a well-defined and well signed track. There are a few short uphill sections which are not very steep.  It is mostly fairly level walking with some rocks and roots which require care.  Interpretive signs along the track provide details of the area's special features. The Jack Ferris lookout, on Trachyte Ridge, allows for good views of the surrounding peaks. This ridge owes its name to a type of volcanic rock which forms many of the Glass House Mountains peaks.

 

This walk will be followed by the Tibrogargan Circuit (3.3 kms / S21). For those who wish to do just the Trachyte Circuit, there are picnic tables at the Tibrogagan car park which can be occupied for the one hour wait while the Tibrogargan Circuit walk is underway.  Cars will depart after the Tibrogargan Circuit for a sausage sizzle at Matthew Flinders Park.  Payment for this walk and sausage sizzle also covers you for the Tibrogargan Circuit.  Two walks for the price of one!

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER

TIBROGARGAN CIRCUIT

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Kylie 0432 095 659.

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

Time: 8.00am.

Cost: $20 (Transport, walk/s and sausage sizzle) or $7 (Walk/s and sausage sizzle).

Grading: S22.

Location: Glass House Mountains.

Emergency Officer: Michele 0418 708 638.

 

This walk will depart from the Mt Tibrogargan car park at the conclusion of the Trachyte Circuit (6 km / S22) to allow walkers to complete both circuits should they wish.  For those who wish to do just the Tibrogargan Circuit, there are picnic tables at the Tibrogagan car park which can be occupied for the two hour wait for the commencement of the Tibrogargan Circuit.

 

This easy 3.3 kilometre Tibrogargan Circuit walk around the base of Mt Tibrogargan is along a well-defined and well signed track. There are a few short uphill sections which are not very steep.  It is mostly fairly level walking.  Interpretive signs along the track provide details of the area's special features.  The walk goes through casuarina groves, open eucalypt and melaleuca forests and provides some great views of Mount Tibrogargan. Peregrine falcons are sometimes seen soaring above this area.  Mountain View lookout offers views over Mount Beerwah, Mount Coonowrin, Mount Tibberoowuccum and Mount Tunbubudla.

 

At the end of this walk, cars will depart for a sausage sizzle at Matthew Flinders Park.

 

Payment for this walk and sausage sizzle also covers you for the Trachyte Circuit.  Two walks for the price of one!

FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER

COFFEE CLUB RIVERSIDE

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

Address: 10/1 Eagle Street.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

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

Web: http://www.coffeeclub.com.au/stores/eagle-st-pier/

 

The Club has a regular gathering for a social drink and a chat on a Friday once a month on the third Friday of the month. For the month of December we will be dining down by the river.  It is a lovely venue with great views over the river.

 

Please advise Michael if you are coming as it is handy to know how many to book for.

MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING AND

PHOTOGRAPH COMPETITION

 

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

KEY – Walk Gradings

Distance

Terrain

Fitness/Endurance

Short Under 10km per 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 per day

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

3 - Easy - Suitable for beginners. Up to 5 hours walking. Undulating terrain

 

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

4 - Easy - Suitable for beginners. Up to 5 hours walking. Up to 300m gain/loss per day

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. Up to 450m gain/loss per day. Agility required

 

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

6 - Moderate - Up to 6 hours walking. Up to 600m gain/loss per day. 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. Up to 750m gain/loss per day. 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. Up to 1000m gain/loss per day. 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. Over 1000m gain/loss per day. 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

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

I the undersigned, hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns as follows.

I waiver, release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the following from any and all liability, responsibility and claims, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter result from my participation in any activity of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   The Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   The Management Committee of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   The leader of any activity of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   All members of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

I acknowledge that activities of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc. carry with them the potential for death, serious injury and property loss.

I hereby assume any and all risks associated with participating in any activity of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

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