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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.

 

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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 18th AUGUST

LONDON FIELDS

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Phil 0416 650 160.

Address: Corner of Montague & Raven St., West End.

Time: From 4pm till 8ish.

What For: A chat, a beverage and a meal.

Web: http://londonfields.com.au/

Emergency Officer: Phil 0413 307 580.

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

 

For the month of August we are going to a new venue at West End called London Fields. This venue was recommended by Russ.

 

The website describes it as follows:

“London Fields is a cool white English-style gastro-pub tucked away in a revamped retro building in an off-the-beaten track corner of West End.”

 

Transport from the City is on Bus Route 60 which goes down Adelaide Street (you can catch the bus from Stop 43 which is near City Hall) it goes across the Victoria Bridge and stops along Montague Road. I think the nearest set down/stop is stop 10 which is at Victoria Street and then it is a walk for 3 blocks. The bus services run every 10 minutes.

 

Come along and see a different part of Brisbane.


SATURDAY 19th AUGUST

CLUB HUT WORKING BEE

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Iain 3870 8082.

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

Time: 6.30am.

Cost: $20 (car pool).

Grading: S43.

Location: Mt Barney area.

Emergency Officer: Greg 3351 4092.

 

We will be going in for the day to do some work on the hut. The main task will be to make sure that the hut and its surrounds are fully prepared for any possible bushfire season. We could also be continuing the painting and maintenance work started at the last working bee. There are a range of jobs to do from removing lantana and weeds, cutting grass, clearing roof gutters, cleaning, painting and carpentry.

 

It is such a lovely spot and a day there, whatever I am doing, always lifts the spirits. Some people work most of the time, while others will do some work then relax a bit and go for a walk to the Lower Portals (even a couple of hours of work is better than none). I suspect that at this time of year nobody will be braving the cold waters for a swim. As well as your usual day-walk stuff, secateurs and gardening gloves could be useful. Join me for a convivial and invigorating day helping keep the hut in good shape.


MONDAY 21st 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.


SUNDAY 27th AUGUST

BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL (Q)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Louise 0437 447 277.

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

Depart: 7.00am.

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

Grade: L33

Distance: 19kms.

Location: Between Toogoolawah and Esk.

 

This section of the trail travels adjacent to camp creek crosses Cressbrook Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River at Toogoolawah.  The trail extends through farm land including lucerne, other pasture and small crops that are important to the local economy.  Both town shops have many sites of historical interest including churches, buildings and Watts Bridge memorial airfield near Toogoolawah where very events are held though out the year.
 
When we arrive we will drop passengers off at Toogoolawah while the drivers will do a car shuffle to Esk.
 

It runs parallel to the Brisbane valley high way. Here is the web site for more information www.brisbanerailtrail.org.au. Don't forget to bring the usual food and 2 litres of water.


SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

KANGAROO MOUNTAIN (Q)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Iain Renton 3870 8082.

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

Depart: 7.00am.

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

Grade: S46

Location: West of Aratula.

Emergency Officer: Greg Endicott 3351 4092.

 

Kangaroo Mountain is a peak on the Little Liverpool Range. This range runs due north from the Main Range to beyond Mt Beau Brummel. Kangaroo Mountain is the second peak along this range. The first peak is Mt Castle, an impressive square-ish block of a mountain that stands slightly out from the Ramparts on the Main Range. Mount Castle stands like a full stop at the end of the long curving sweep of forested cliff that is the Ramparts. Kangaroo Mountain is less prominent, being a cliffed wedge rising slightly above the line of the range.

 

We will be driving to Aratula and then turning off to pass through the locality of Tarome. A short distance down a side track we will leave the cars and walk down a farm road and access track to head for the saddle between Mt Castle and Kangaroo Mountain. It will be a steep walk up to the saddle (or perhaps more correctly, it is a curving ridge between the two peaks). We will get views across to Mt Castle but I’ve decided not go there (too much up, to have to go back down again). It is open eucalypt country with some cleared land. The walk along the ridge to Kangaroo Mountain is very picturesque as it is a narrow ridge-top with views of all the peaks around. Getting up to Kangaroo Mountain you clamber over big steps of boulders (nothing difficult or exposed). The top of the mountain is like a triangular plateau covered with open forest and well grassed. It is a lofty little domain set off by itself. We return the way we came. This walk is over 4WD tracks, footpads and some off-track. The biggest challenge is probably the height gain of about 530 metres, some of it up long steep slopes. The terrain can be rough and uneven with a small amount of clambering. Join me for a wonderful day’s walk.


THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER

PLUNKET HILLS WILDFLOWERS

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Phil Murray 5522 9702.

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

Depart: 7.00am.

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

Grade: S34

Distance: Approximately 8kms.

 

This is the first and only wildflower walk of the year.

 

The walk is to a remnant patch of bushland in the Plunkett Regional Park. We last did this walk in August 2010. The area we are going to is also known as Quinzeh Rocks as per the name of the map produced by Queensland Orienteering.

 

This Park is about 50 kilometres south of Brisbane and 13 kilometres south of Beenleigh. It is between the 2 suburbs of Logan Village and Cedar Creek.

 

The actual walk starts on Quinzeh Creek Road – UBD reference Map 303 ref P10. In the UBD the Park is within the suburb of Cedar Creek.

 

The trip is billed as a wildflower walk and to some it may seem to be an easy trip but it is a regular bushwalk and we will be doing several up and downs and going off track a bit to see the botanical delights of the area. So long pants and long sleeves may be preferable. Also bring gloves, gaiters and a walking pole.

 

There are lots of wildflowers here and some lovely viewpoints towards the scenic rim. It should be a great day.

 

Some of the plants I expect to see are

 

1.        Acacia                              granitica             Granite Wattle

2.        Banksia                            spinulosa            Hairpin Banksia

3.        Boronia                            polygalifolia       Little Boronia

4.        Caladenia                          caerulea              China Blue Orchid

5.        Calytrix                            tetragona            Fringe Myrtle

6.        Comesperma                    sphaerocarpum   Fairys Wings

7.        Dillwynia                         retorta Heathy Parrot Pea

8.        Goodenia                          bellidifolia          Daisy Goodenia

9.        Hardenbergia                    violacea              Happy Wandere

10.     Hibbertia                          aspera                 Guinea Flower

11.     Hovea                               ramulosa            Sandstone Hovea

12.     Melichrus                         adpressus           Urn Heath

13.     Patersonia                         sericea                Native Iris

14.     Pultenaea                          cunninghamii     Grey Spiny Pea Bush

15.     Pultenaea                          villosa                Hairy Pea Bush

 

As regards transport there is a chance we might not have enough drivers from the City. If that occurs plan B is for the walkers to catch the train down to Beenleigh station and I can pick the walkers up from there and then drive down to Plunkett Hills to do the walk. If walkers are catching the train it will be the 7.02 am train from Roma St and that train arrives at Beenleigh at 7.50 am.


FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

THE CRITERION TAVERN

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Greg Endicott 3351 4092.

Address: 239 George Street.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

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

Emergency Officer: Greg Endicott 0418 122 995.

Web: http://www.criteriontavern.com.au/

 

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

 

For the month of September we are going to the Criterion Tavern which is one of the longest standing pubs in Brisbane. It was established in 1885.

 

It has a relaxed atmosphere of a pub in the heart of Brisbane’s bustling uptown CBD.  The Pub is just up the street from City Hall and we might hear the Bell Chimes every 15 minutes. The decor is modern and open. They have reasonable prices for meals and beers.

 

Come along to catch up friends and see if the place has changed since we last visited the Criterion in 2015.
 

JTS Quote of the month

“On victory, you deserve beer.

 In defeat, you need one! ” ― Napoleon


SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

TOOWAY CREEK TO MOOLOOLAH RIVER

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Liz Little 3356 4874.

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

Depart: 7.00am.

Cost: $15 (car pool), $2 (private) + $3.12 adult Go Card off-peak bus fare.

Grading: M21.

This is the second in the Sunshine Creek to Creek Series.  It is quite different from the first walk in that it is entirely on sand and quite protected from nearby settlements.  It is a 12 kilometre walk beside vegetated sand dunes.  Although the Nicklen Way is only a couple of blocks away, it cannot be seen or heard from the beach.

 

Early in the walk, Currimundi Lake will need to be crossed.  It is often possible to walk across it, but there is always the option of walking beside the lake to the bridge.  It is a very pretty walk on both sides of the lake and only adds about 1.5 kms to the walk.

 

The downside of the long, pristine, empty beach is that it is largely unpatrolled so don’t count on swimming.  There may be an opportunity if Kawana Beach is patrolled.

 

A prompt, on-time departure will be important because we will need to do a car shuffle and make a bus connection once we get to the Sunshine Coast.  Don’t forget your Go Card.


MONDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

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

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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