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25 Mar, Sat Wollemi NP
Grade:6/6 Length 20km Sydney Branch
YB
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLee Creek and Duet Saddle in Bylong Labyrinth. Co-leader Ian Thorpe. Drive on Friday night to Kandos or camp near the walk start. Early start on Saturday morning. Day 1. Drive one car GR 390 853 and another one to GR 388 816 on Nullo Mountain Road. From the second car, take a ridge W to Lee Creek. Take water and climb into Duet Saddle. Our progress from here will depend on the available time, but we will try to get to as close as possible or to the Goat Mountain. Establish high camp. About 8k. Day 2. Make our way N to Lee Creek, then up onto Tal Tal Range, follow it SE and descend into Bylong River; then walk E to the first car. Private property access will be arranged. About 12k. This is a recce walk for the planned Wollemi traverse. Exploratory. Limit: 8. Map: Growee View

1 Apr, Sat Ben Bullen SF
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBen Bullen State Forest Series - The Middle Valleys. Ben Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking - incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 8k. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Map: Cullen Bullen View

6 Apr, Thu Wollemi NP
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longKoopartoo Ravine, Trident and Koopartoo Point. Park at GR 412 209 on Wolgan Rd and climb NW into Koopartoo Ravine. Walk up the gorge and investigate a circular overhang area at around GR 404 222, then climb the cliffs to the east onto the spur and follow it to Koopartoo Point, GR 407 213, exploring pagoda formations and enjoying views along the way. From here, head east and descend a gully at GR 410 216. Check the ledge to the SW, then turn around and follow it NE to the known descent point at GR 414 221. About 10km. Largely exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Ben Bullen View

13 Apr, Thu Wollemi NP
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEldorado Slots West and Ariadne Thread. Park one car at GR 430 228 on Wolgan Road, then drive to Newnes and park another car at locked gate GR 420 250. Walk up the valley and climb the Grand Balcony, then explore Eldorado slots. Then use the Ariadne Thread to descend into Minotaur Lair for the return back to the first car. About 10k. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Ben Bullen View

20 Apr, Thu Wollemi NP
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRavines and Ridges between Little Capertee Creek and Canobla Creek - Part 2. Park the vehicles at the gate at GR 418 261 and walk up Little Capertee Creek to GR 391 262. Walk up the gully to the north and investigate slots under the cliff line. When the top of the ridge is reached (if no luck with the slots, there is a known pass a few hundred metres to the west), descend into Canobla Creek and follow it east until GR 398 274; take the gully going south east and explore a slot/room seen on a previous walk at GR 401 273. From here, follow underneath the cliff line till about GR 398 269 and descend back into Little Capertee Creek via the known gully. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Ben Bullen View

19 May, Fri Wollemi NP
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCorn Paddock Point to Koopartoo Point. Park at GR 393 200 on Wolgan Road and ascend Corn Paddock Point, GR 400 209 for a sensational view. From here, make our way through a series of ridges to Koopartoo Point, GR 407 214, for another sensational view. Attempt to descend a slot at GR 407 217, otherwise use Koopartoo Pass to come down into the gorge and return to the vehicles. About 8k. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Ben Bullen View

20 May, Sat Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longValley of the Dinosaurs and Ultimate Slot. Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now. Park on the road from Mount Airly to Genowlan Trig where there is suitable space. Walk up the road to the top of the plateau and then take the road to Genowlan Trig. Leave this road at about GR 253 320 and head east to the top, southern end of the Valley of the Dinosaurs. We will then proceed down the valley stopping to explore as many slots as possible on both sides. Next, visit the Ultimate Slot and then return to the road and to the vehicles. About 6k. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Glen Alice View

26 May, Fri Wollemi NP
Grade:6/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEast of the Mystery Mountain. Park across the river from the Old Newnes Hotel. Ascend Mystery Mountain. Descend the first line of cliffs, then turn east and traverse on the high ledge. Investigating cliffs and slots. Descend at about GR 441 257 or GR 444 254, depending on the time. Walk back to the cars. About 7k. Scrambling and exposure. Exploratory. Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan View

4 Jun, Sun Wollemi NP
Grade:5/6 Length 16km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRidges West of Bulga. Co-leader Ian Thorpe. Drive to Bulga on Putty Road and ascend Milbrodale Ridge. Continue W and climb Mt Whybrow. Continue W on Milbrodale Ridge for as far as the time permits. Return the same way. This is a recce walk for the planned Wollemi traverse. Exploratory. Map: Bulga, Parnell View