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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.


SATURDAY 1st JULY

PAGE’S PINNACLE

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

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

Time: 7.00am.

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

Grading: M44.

 

Pages Pinnacle is a 400m high ridge between Springbrook and Numinbah Valley and lies within the Numinbah State Forest. To the local aboriginals it is known as "Kundohikulli", meaning "Rock like a Boat".

 

Please ring Michael for more information.


SATURDAY 8th JULY

MONTSERRAT LOOKOUT

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

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

Time: 6.00am.

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

Grading: M44.

 

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 an easy day walk, water, food etc.


SATURDAY 15th JULY

SHEPHERD’S WALK

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), $10 + $2 (private).

Grading: M34.

 

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.


MONDAY 17thJULY

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.


THURSDAY 20th JULY

MT WARNING

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Phil 5522 9702.

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

Time: 7.30am.

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

Grading: M44.

 

Mt Warning is the spectacular mountain just over the border in NSW.  It is track walk, however, it is a bit steepish with a rock scramble near the top. The walk is a short return trip of about 9km (4-5 hrs) with a height gain of about 800 metres. The summit height is reputedly 1,159 m. Bring the usual day walk stuff and some warm gear as it will be cool on top. Great views from the top.

 

The Mt Warning walking track was closed due to storm damage from ex tropical cyclone Debbie (31-3-2017) .Fortunately the Summit track was reopened on Monday 29 May 2017.

 

If Mt Warning is closed again the alternative plan is to do a walk up at Binna Burra. The walk will be to Mt Merino which is a medium graded track walk (22 km).


SATURDAY TO SUNDAY

22nd TO 23rd JULY

CLUB HUT WORKING BEE

WALK-IN BASE CAMP

(optional DAY WALK)

 

Leader: Iain 3870 8082.

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

Time: 6.30am Saturday.

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

Grade: S43.

Emerg Off:  Justin 0417 710371.

 

We have recently had the hut’s 50th anniversary. It was a great occasion and the hut was looking spic and span after a working bee the week before. But in hidden corners the years have taken their toll, there is some significant carpentry to be done. A rotted fascia on the northern side needs replacing (which will mean removing and then refastening the guttering). We will also be replacing a thin metal downpipe with a much larger diameter plastic one, which should do a better job of draining the lower gutter between the hut and the chimney. There is more painting to be done, including on the roof.

 

So this is a major working bee where we can make an impact on the jobs needing doing. We would like a really good roll up to achieve this, so seriously think about coming either for the weekend or for a day.  All are welcome, as a wide range of skills and abilities would be useful. If you are worried about what you can do there are several skilled people to direct you or simpler tasks to do. Mike Wood will be driving in to the hut on Saturday morning taking in timber, materials, power tools and a small generator. As always there is the usual maintenance: the hut will need a good clean, the paddock a good weed and the grass cut. Apart from the usual stuff for day walks or base camps, secateurs and gardening gloves could be useful or other tools. When you talk to me I’ll let you know if you need to bring anything in.

 

If you would like to go in just for the day let me know well in advance so we can possibly organise car-pooling. Hut working bees are usually relaxed and convivial occasions with some getting stuck into the hard yakka and others working for a bit and then relaxing and enjoying the surroundings. There is always the chance for a visit to the Lower Portals though a dip in the creek would be rather chilly at this time of year. The hut is always a wonderful place to be, even if you’re working, so join me for a great weekend.


SATURDAY 29th JULY

NEWSTEAD TO WEST END & RETURN

SOCIAL

 

Leader: John 0408 004 190.

Address: Newstead House.

Time: 8.45am.

Distance: Approximately 34 km.

Grade: Easy.

 

This will be the first bike ride for the year.  This is a fairly easy ride along the pathways and bikeways beside the river. 

 

The plan is to ride from Newstead House to Orleigh Park at West End. We start at Newstead House below the Eagle sculpture. We then ride along the riverside boardwalk, then through New Farm, along the new pedestrian walkway (that replaced the floating walkway) then past the Gardens, over the Goodwill Bridge, through Southbank and on to Orleigh Park for a late morning tea.

 

I plan to return via the same way. But if people would prefer to catch the ferry back that option is available. I hope to finish before 1 pm.


 

 

  

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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