Upcoming Trips: August 2019

Trips Program

Some of the trips on this program are open to Visitors. You may contact the leader of a 'visitors welcome' trip by clicking on the leaders name. This link is only available for trips commencing within the next two months.

We invite prospective members to take the oportunity to experience our activities and meet our members before joining our club. Due to insurance restrictions we can only allow prospective members to participate in a maximum of two trips. To participate in additional trips you must join our club.

All persons participating in our trips must be aged 18 years or older.

Before contacting the trip leader you should read our Guidelines and Acknowlegment of Risk pages. Our guidelines page should answer many of your questions on how our trips are organised.

Bushwalk: Manly Dam circuit walk

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy
Leader:
Glenn
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Area:
Manly Vale
Maps:
Manly Vale

Manly Dam walk is a 7.3km circuit trail around Manly Dam which is surrounded by 377 hectares of native bushland. Manly Dam Reserve is the largest freshwater lake in Sydney and was created as a result of the damming of Curl Curl Creek in 1892. It is nice walk on a sunny winter day and would be a good walk for those that are new to Span or haven't done a walk for a while. We start along the Nature Trail then the McComb Hill Track before we drop down to the wetlands board walk, and at most northern point we will cross Manly Creek and walk along the northern side of the Dam and finish walking on top of the Dam wall. Start of walk is at Manly Vale and I can pick up a few people from North Sydney station for anyone coming by train.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Ski - Cross Country: One week atop Mt Bogong,Victoria

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium
Duration:
7 days
Leader:
Damien
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Area:
Maps:

Exact dates to be determined for a week sometime between 28/7 and 12/8. Conquer the highest peak in Victoria. Park the car at Mountain Creek campsite and ascend up Staircase Spur. Spend a week staying on top, in tents and huts while skiing to all corners of the mountain tops and drops.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Leader:
Bob
 
Area:
Southern Highlands
Maps:

This time we avoid an overnight stay and dependance on the trains by using cars for transport. It will be necessary to do a car shuffle before the ride however. This is a very scenic ride passing through a mix of farmland and native forest. We will descend from the highlands to the coastal plain via the Fitzroy Falls to Kangaroo Valley road which is steep and winding but also fairly quiet with a good surface. Light lunch in Kangaroo Valley before eventually tackling Woodhill Mountain and seeing if anyone can ride all the way up. Best suited to fit and experienced riders.

Leader:
Sandra
 
Area:
Grose Valley
Maps:

Distance (km): 8, Ascents (m): 250, Descents (m): 250. Pagoda walking. Jinki ridge is another spur off the Bells Line of road that gives nice views over the Grose Valley. A trail runs from the Bells Line of road out between Jinki and Dalpura creeks and the Pagodas out the end are reminiscent of the Lost city. Expect some scrub, There is a climb out at the end of the walk. Views to Thor and Ikara Heads. Car pool in Sydney can be organised

Ski - Cross Country: Grey Mare Hut

Grade:
Medium
Duration:
10 days
Leader:
Damien
 
Area:
Snowy Mts
Maps:
Kosciusko Alpine Area

Start from Guthega Power station to ski into this remote area and basecamp at this old goldmining Hut. This Range is positioned to get some of the best quality snow in the Mountains, perfect for carving downhill runs through the sparse forest above the Hut.

I am taking my wide Alpine Touring Skis for the short day trips. Also a great area for those who enjoy more touring along the creek flats on narrow skis.

Bushwalk: The Burge Track

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Anne
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Area:
The Royal National Park
Maps:

I have never walked out of Helensburgh - so this is the day. We will walk through rain forest over to Garrawarra on the ridge above Garie then plunge down to the sea then up through Burning Palms to the Otford station Wonder if there will still be Whales around?

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Leader:
John
 
Area:
Lower Hall, Quaker Meeting House 119 Devonshire St Surry Hills
Maps:

Join us to choose the committee for the next year. Start time 7 pm. There will be pizza and a lucky door prize for attendees. You must be a financial member to vote or stand for a position

Bushwalk: Baal Bone Gap to Pantoneys Crown

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium / Hard
Duration:
2 days
Leader:
Bob
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Area:
Gardens of Stone NP
Maps:
Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen

Pantoneys Crown is a giant sandstone mountain in the Wolgan Valley north west of the Blue Mountains. We will climb onto Pantoneys and camp there on Saturday night. There are some great views from the top. The walk to the base of the mountain is fairly easy but the actual ascent requires some rock scrambling with some exposure so walkers need to be comfortable with this and also with heights. We can haul packs up with a rope if necessary.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

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