Picture Canyon – the best canyon in the Budawangs

THE BUDAWANGS – 11 & 12 June 2022
Every once in a while you lead a trip when nothing goes according to plan, but at the end of the weekend, you realise that what you did was meant to happen.  This was one of those trips and we got to see Picture Canyon – “the best canyon in the Budawangs”, according to the Budawangs Bushwalks book, mind you, I think there’s only one! Continue reading

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Mary Jane canyon recce

BLUE MOUNTAINS – 10 June 2022
As many of my friends know, I’ve been wanting to clean up some plastic items in this canyon for some time, but the job needs more people than I have access to in MSS so I decided to call upon another group to see if they’d be interested in this project.  After all, I sometimes suggest a “we’ll just” project and it then becomes an epic, I wanted a second opinion on the feasibility of the project. Continue reading

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Who says I don’t know how to do an easy walk?

GUNDERMAN – 5 – 6 June 2022
I’ve been talking about going into some of the creeks off the Electricity Commission fire tail for some time and with a weekend free, and no appetite to do anything too hard, I decided to do a bludge overnight walk.  I circulated details and two Steves signed up for the weekend!  I made sure they didn’t back out by suggesting that I carry in a Jaffle Iron to make jaffles for dinner! Who in their right mind would miss out on jaffles. Continue reading

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Where not to attach your camera

KULNURA – 29 May 2022
Another skills development day, this time navigation practice in the Kulnura area – and a fitness walk for me (part of my get fit phase).   Continue reading

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3 reasons you should always do a recce

BORENORE – 13 – 15 May 2022
MSS has a trip on the calendar for August, but it didn’t sound like there was going to be much caving on offer so when NHVSS put on a trip for this weekend I decided to go and see if there was more to Borenore than what I’d heard.  The weather forecast was released for the weekend, I really didn’t want to go to Borenore (freezing cold) and when rain was forecast I was doubly not that keen to go.  But Garry didn’t have a big group, so I decided to go. Continue reading

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