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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

Today Is

 

 

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


SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER

GOLD GREEK RESERVOIR

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Greg 3351 4092.

Meet at: St Brigid's Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill. Also Indooroopilly Station outbound side in Railway Ave at 8.50am.

Time: 7.30am.

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

Distance: 8km @ 4hrs.

Grade: S32.

Location: Upper Brookfield, an outer Brisbane Suburb.

Web: https://www.aussiebushwalking.com/qld/gold-creek-reservoir

Emergency Officer: Greg 0418 122 995. Bring this number with you.

https://www.seqwater.com.au/sites/default/files/PDF%20Documents/Recreation/Tear%20off%20map%20-%20GOLD%20CREEK%20-%20V001JUN2017.pdf

 

The above websites say:

Within the Brisbane City area there are a number of nature reserves that provide opportunities for the walker who doesn't want to drive for hours to get out of the city. One of the most interesting is the Gold Creek Reservoir located next to the suburb of Upper Brookfield. In fact, it is just over the ridgeline from Enoggera Dam. One of the Club’s earliest walks was Gold Creek Dam to Enoggera Dam.

 

The bushland surrounding the Gold Creek Dam is part of Brisbane Forest Park and contains within it plants and wildlife of regional biodiversity significance. Gold Creek Dam is particularly valued for its role as an aquatic ecosystem, with populations of Platypus and native fish species at the reservoir. Look out for the Brown or Plum Pine (Podocarpus elatus) in the area. This tree of rare occurrence has been spotted in rainforest areas surrounding the dam.

 

The Gold Creek Dam was built as Brisbane’s second water supply in 1886 and continued to supply water to Enoggera Dam until the pipeline was decommissioned in 1991. Since then, Gold Creek Dam has played an important role in flood mitigation for the area while providing essential water flows for Gold Creek. You can find historical artefacts from Gold Creek’s history dotted along the trail, as well as historical buildings in the area. The dam spillway is a unique staircase design which has 12 steps. It was the world’s first concrete stepped spillway and the precursor of modern roller compacted concrete stepped spillways, designed to stop erosion at the base of the spillway. You can walk along the top of the dam and even onto the spillway.

 

There is a designated walking trail around Gold Creek Reservoir, in addition to the fire-trail network which can be used for mountain biking, horse riding and walking. You will pass through grassy forests of tall eucalypts with dry rainforest plants in the protected gullies. It is steep in some places, It is a moderately difficult trail.

 

This part of Brisbane is surprisingly rugged, with the high ridges of the Jolley’s Lookout just above us coming down into the valley rather steeply. (We don’t go there.) There are lots of narrow steep gullies further up the Creek.

 

The walk starts at the dam wall. We will go around the lake in an anti-clockwise direction. The first Kim wanders out and around the lake’s edge, though you will not be in sight of it the whole time. Once we get to the head of the lake, I will lead you up onto a fire trail that ascends a ridge to the top so we can skyline to get full views of the surrounding ridges and mountains of the Forest Park.

 

We will be on top on Lahey’s Break for 2km and at the end of it turn left onto Gold Creek Boundary Break to follow it’s twists & turns for the last 4km. In placer, it will be steep.

 

With the weather the way it is, bring lots of water. Rain protection as well. And morning tea and lunch. At 8km, we may not have lunch on the walk though.

 

Come along to walk in an area on our doorstep that we do not consider doing very often.

 

 

 

 


SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER

MOUNTAINS TO MANGROVES

(VIA OLD TRAIN LINE TO SAMFORD)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michele 3353 2822.

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

Time: 7.00am.

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

Grade: M33.

Emergency Officer: Richard 0409 871 641.

https://www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/natural/attractions/bunyaville-state-forest-conservation-park 

 

Jot this date in your diary and join us as we explore the north-west hills district of Brisbane.  Starting from Bunyaville Conservation Park at Everton Hills, we will head north west towards Samford finishing on the recently completed bike track/rail trail.

 

From Bunyaville, we will follow a number of tracks through to the Jinker Track.  We have a short walk along this heritage road, before turning west to walk around the Drysdale Sports Ground.  The walk is quite varied with mostly bush walking and some suburban walking from here till we cross Samford Road and head along the newly opened rail trail towards Samford, and it is here a plaque is in place to honour the very tragic accident that happened in 1947 where 16 people lost their lives.

 

Our morning tea stop will be at a park along the way before we make our way down to Lomandra and Samford Road.  We will stop for a lunch break at Wahminda Park on Samford Road before we get onto the rail trail.  The  last time the club ran this walk was in 2014 but we have discovered some short bush tracks which will eliminate a lot of suburban walking and instead of going into the back of Samford via the Scout Camp, we will be crossing Samford Rd onto the recently opened rail trail.

 

The walk is approximately 15km and suitable for most walkers with average fitness.  Looking forward to seeing you on the day.


MONDAY 17th DECEMBER

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 or to lead an outing.


THURSDAY  20th DECEMBER

BRIDGES OF BRISBANE

(and an Art Gallery Or Two)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Phil 5522 9702.

Meet at: St Stephen’s Cathedral Park, Near the stairs next to the chapel Elizabeth Street, Brisbane.

Time: 8:30am.

Grade: M22.

Distance: about 12 km

Cost: $2:00.

 

Mid-summer is here and it is not easy to find a cool walk to do. This riverside walk offers plenty of shade and a chance for cooling breezes by the river.

 

We will meet at St Stephen’s and do a circuit of the walkways beside the river. A slight variation this time as we need to include the riverside walk as it is also a bridge. So we will catch the 8:53 am City Hopper Ferry to the Sydney Street ferry terminal and walk back towards the City and then up through the Botanical Gardens.

 

We will make a detour up through the Gardens to Old Government House for a spot of culture to see the William Robinson Gallery.

 

Robinson is one of Australia’s finest artists and is critically acclaimed for his striking surrealistic compositions of the rainforests (mainly at Springbrook) and seascapes of northern New South Wales.

http://www.ogh.qut.edu.au/wrgallery/nature-imagined.php

 

We will return to the gardens and walk around the point and then cross the river via the Goodwill Bridge. We will have a short break for a quick break for a coffee, tea or hot chocolate at Brendan’s Café on the Goodwill Bridge.

 

We will meander through Southbank and cross the Victoria Bridge. Then along North Quay to the Kurilpa Bridge. We will have lunch on the lawn near GOMA (bring your own lunch). We will also have a quick look at GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art).

 

After lunch we zip across the Go Between Bridge then back along the William Jolly Bridge and back along Southbank to Kangaroo Point. With a leisurely afternoon tea break at Cliffs Café on the cliffs at Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

 

We finish the day with a stroll over the Story Bridge and back to the Riverside area and probably stop at the Coffee Club for a drink to finish the day.

 

There should be lovely views all day. Please bring the relevant day walk stuff.


FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER

COFFEE CLUB EAGLE STREET PIER

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Graham 3371 9623.

Address: 10/1 Eagle Street.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

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

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

 

We seem to finish the year fairly regularly at this venue. It is usually quiet and provides reasonable food and drinks as well as an outlook over the river.

 

Unfortunately I’m away walking in Kosciuszko National Park but my trusty sidekick Graham is ready and able to step in for me.


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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