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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 3rd FEBRUARY

PURLING BROOK TO APPLE TREE PARK

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Kylie 0432 095 659.

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

Time: 7.00 am.

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

Distance: Around 8 km.

Grade: S32.

Emergency Officer: Greg Endicott 3351 4092.

 

This is a lovely walk in the Springbrook National Park. With summer looking to be long and hot it will be great to be in rain forest with water surrounding us for a large part of the walk.

 

We will start the walk by dropping down to Purling Brook Falls which are always picturesque. It is then but a short walk down to Warringa Pool. We now cross the creek here and follow the Little Nerang Creek down for a small time before ascending into the Little Nerang Dam catchment area. We will then continue to ascend to Springbrook Road, coming out near Apple Tree Park.

 

There will need to be a small car shuffle at the start and end. We will make small stops at the Falls and Warringa Pool before arriving a Appletree Park for lunch.

 

Don’t forget to bring the usual gear for a morning walk.

SUNDAY 11th FEBRUARY

ENOGGERA RESERVOIR

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Paul 0412 339 311.

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

Time: 6.00 am.

Cost : $5 (car pool), $2 (private).

Grade: M12.

Location: Enoggera Reservoir, The Gap.

Emergency Officer: Carolyn 0412 339 322.

 

We are meeting at St Brigid’s before heading up to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. It is the aim to be walking by 6.30 am around the Enoggera Reservoir .It will be all on track with about 15 km of walking and finishing up by midday for lunch. There is a kiosk at the discovery centre. Also there is the option of a swim in the reservoir.

 

The Enoggera Reservoir was the original water supply for Brisbane, built in 1866.It was the first reticulated gravity water supply and the first engineering undertaking in Queensland. It is now the only remaining and functioning reservoir built during Queensland’s early statehood days.

WEDNESDAY 14th FEBRUARY

ECHO FALLS

DAY WALK

Leader: Phil 5522 9702.

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

Time: 6.30 am.

Distance: 16 km approximately.

Grade: M34.

Location: O’Reilly’s – Albert River Circuit.

Emergency Officer: Sue Murray 5522 9702.

 

The original plan was to do a short walk out to King Island but it was so short it is barely a stroll let alone a walk and also the tides were just a bit awkward with a low tide mid-afternoon whereas it would be much better with an early morning low tide. So we will go here another day. Also the day for the walk is brought forward a day to the Wednesday.

 

The plan is to do a walk up at O’Reilly’s. The place I want to visit and have time to enjoy and explore is Echo Falls. It is on the Albert River Circuit and we usually are walking at a fast pace along here. Of course we usually pause for a minute to have a quick look at the Falls but we rarely have a long stop to soak up the vibe let alone go for a swim.  This time we will make a point of spending time here. Plan A is to have a swim and return the way we came.

 

Bring the usual Daywalk stuff and swimmers if you want to swim. Also ensure you have rid to keep the leaches at bay. Hopefully the weather is really really hot as Echo Falls is down in a valley and completely shaded by rainforest and could be a bit cool even on very hot days.

If it is a cool and overcast day. Plan B will apply and we will probably do the full Albert River Circuit which is 21 km long.

 

The walk is on St Valentine’s Day.  Apparently it is in reference to Saint Valentine of Rome who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.

FRIDAY 16th FEBRUARY

THE TRANSCONTINENTAL HOTEL

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Graham 3371 9623.

Address: 482 George Street.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

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

Web: http://www.transhotel.net.au/

 

The Club meets regularly to enjoy a chat, enjoy a few craft beers and a meal. We meet somewhere in the inner City close to public transport. This month we are meeting at The Transcontinental Hotel.

 

The Transcontinental Hotel is one of Queensland's longest-standing pubs and has been trading for 130 years. It was refurbished in 2014 and serves both public and craft beers.

 

Check out the vast selection of beers available

http://www.transhotel.net.au/media/CombinedWeb2017Noprices.pdf

 

Unfortunately I’m away at a wedding and Graham has kindly stepped up to the plate.

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY

TALLEBUDGERA WALKABOUT

DAY WALK

 

Leader: John 5514 0285.

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

Time: 6.30 am

Grading: S32

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

Location: Gold Coast .

Emergency Officer: TBA.

 

This walk will undertake an old favourite, walking around the lower reaches of Tallebudgera Creek and Burleigh Head National Park. The highlights will be the glorious views of Springbrook, Mt Cougal, creek and coastline.

 

We will start at David Fleay Wildlife Park where there is plenty of free parking and should see a koala, perhaps Richmond Birdwing Butterflies.  Following the creek upstream we pass under the M1 as we walk along pathways. Cross over into Elanora and return along the south bank to the Recreation Centre & groyne.  Explore Burleigh Head & check out the newly upgraded track.  Perhaps down to the Burleigh beach.   Return via the northern bank to the car park.   

 

Please bring along at least two litres of water and your togs.  Come and see the best of Burleigh.

MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY

MONTHLY MEETING & AGM

 

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

 

We need a quorum for the AGM to be held. A quorum is 13 members – so come along and help make up the quorum and ensure that the AGM can proceed.

 

The business conducted will include:

·         Receive the Committee’s Report,

·         Receive the Statement of Income & Expenditure, Assets & Liabilities, for the year 2017;

·         Receive the Auditor’s Report;

·         Election of Committee for 2018;

·         The appointment of the 2018 Auditor;

·         Voting of Honorary Members;

 

All persons are welcome to attend – Do NOT be put off – you are getting two (2) meetings for the price of one.

 

Members should attend to carry out their democratic right of questioning, in a civilised and polite manner, the outgoing committee about the running of the Club during 2017, and to vote in the new committee. It works better if we have more than the usual number of members present.

 

As soon as the AGM is completed, the normal February Monthly Meeting will commence under the command of the new committee.

 

Visitors will find it a bit slow, but will see the Club in operation. Also, the regular monthly meeting is on afterwards, so Visitors can ask leaders about their coming trips.

SUNDAY 18th MARCH

CLUB HUT WALK

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michele Johns  3353 2822.

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

Time: 7.00am.

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

Grading: S43.

Location: Mt Barney National Park.

Emergency Officer: Graham Glasse 3371 9623.

Web:https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-barney

 

Once again, it is time to celebrate a milestone in the club's history and hike into the club hut to celebrate its birthday.  The club hut was built in the sixties by enthusiastic club members with most materials carried in by hand.

 

The hut is a four kilometre walk from the Lower Portals carpark.  There are a couple of easy creek crossings and slight uphill sections but the walk is definitely within the capabilities of most people.

 

Once we get to the hut, we will down backpacks and have a shared morning tea with tea or coffee.  Afterwards, we will make our way down to the Lower Portals for a swim.  This is a short walk, crossing the creek below the hut.  Then we will retrace our steps back to the hut where we usually relax over a cuppa and lunch before making our way back to the cars.

 

This is a chance to catch up with friends, relive those early trips spent at the hut and be part of history as we celebrate the club hut's birthday.

 

Bring the usual day walk gear as well as morning tea to share and a mug or cup.  If you plan to swim, don't forget your swimmers.

 

Give me a call to nominate.

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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