Barrington Tops – Corker Trail and Explore Plateau (+Mt Royal ..)

Barrington Tops – Corker Trail and Explore Plateau (+Mt Royal ..)

Despite promising cool temperatures up in the mountains, in the end our party was made up of just the two of us. With plenty of time and no major hurry, it was a relaxed start, leaving Maitland late morning, with Emilie driving up from Sydney and then me throwing...
Colo River Canyon Trip

Colo River Canyon Trip

This trip came about when we read a report from our mates the Fat Canyoners who had suffered a rare navigational mishap and managed to completely miss their target canyon. Judging by their photos, it must have been pretty traumatic for them as they remained fully...

Red Rocks

In the leadup to this trip I was expecting subzero temperatures at Newnes on the Friday night and a frigid but clear night on the Saturday. But in the end surprisingly mild conditions awaited us at Newnes when we arrived late on the Friday evening. A train delay meant...
Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Some mountains are so remote , they can remain on your “to do” list for a long time. Such is the case with the Cobberas Mountains in far north east Victoria. Although the area can be accessed by road, it’s a long way from pretty much everywhere. But the Queen’s...
Navigation Weekend

Navigation Weekend

26 people had signed up for this trip before I managed to mark it as full, and then even after marking it as full on the walks programme the emails kept coming and a waitlist grew. The waitlist never got used though, because even by the morning of departure I had 23...

Splendour Rock

I write this trip report mostly to confess to a major stuffup for young members of the club to note. Seven walkers signed up at the start of the week, but after 2 illnesses and 2 complete smokebombs (possibly influenced by the forecast but it would still be nice to...
Morong Deep

Morong Deep

We met in Blackheath at a respectable Thursday morning hour and piled into the one car for the drive to Kanangra-Boyd NP. Despite the top temps forecast of 26 degrees, simply walking in the sun was enough to make this temp pale in comparison, and before long we were...
Lower Grose Valley

Lower Grose Valley

The aim of the trip was to see how far we could get down the Grose River in three days. The short version is: not as far as we hoped. We started out well. Catching the 07.23 train, we used Katoomba cabs to save the 8k hike out to Perrys Lookdown, the shortest route to...

Christmas Dinner Walk

This trip report is in two parts. See Part 1: the Grand Canyon on Saturday morning This year’s Christmas Dinner Walk was a little quieter than in recent years, a relaxing gathering by the river of some 18-20 people, some new faces but a group otherwise comprising...
Pantoneys Crown

Pantoneys Crown

Pantoneys Crown is an isolated massif on the western edge of the Blue Mountains. It stands isolated in the entrance to the Capertee valley, a drum of orange sandstone cliffs standing four hundred metres about the valley floor. It’s impossible to see it without wanting...
Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

For those who have not had the pleasure of camping in Pindar Cave, I hope this report whets your appetite. Our journey began in the last carriage of the train to Gosford, a carriage designated as a quiet carriage. The loud voices of some of the slightly inebriated...
Red Rocks Traverse

Red Rocks Traverse

Party: Ashley Burke, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Rebecca Hill, Ankit Thangasamy Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 30-31/7/2016 Ashley’s photos: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/RedRocks20160730-31/index.htm Maj-Britt’s photos:...
Gardens of Stone: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes (2 parts)

Gardens of Stone: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes (2 parts)

Part 1: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes – Redux Present: Tim Fisher, Clint Felmingham Date: 27th-29th May Photos (Tim): https://goo.gl/photos/dt1gcm6XFePx5iXz6 Photos (Clint): https://goo.gl/photos/XnJRGH7Lw5aH3FSL6 This trip was completed from Cape Horn to Newnes over...
Denali (Mt McKinley), Alaska

Denali (Mt McKinley), Alaska

Denali (Mt McKinley), Alaska 2016 aka “6 toes and 3 fingers later” Party: Tony, Jack, Leo, Felix, Volodymyr Leader: Tony & Jack Written by: Tony Date: about 1-31/5/2016 Putting a team together was a long time in the making. At one point, it looked...

Beginners’ navigation weekend

This year’s navigation weekend now being run for the 11th time in this format, started eventfully, with an evacuation to Lithgow hospital. Mine was the first car to arrive at Bell station on a mild and slightly overcast Saturday morning and as is almost universally...
Colo River, Crawfords Lookout to Dooli Creek

Colo River, Crawfords Lookout to Dooli Creek

Tim and I met Ankit at Westmead Station and headed out towards Windsor. We had dinner and met Geoffrey at the historic Macquarie Arms before setting out again towards Culoul Range Fire Trail. The road was passable for our 2WD sedan with only a couple of minor bottom...

Coorongooba Canyoning Weekend

This trip was planned to combine the talents of an enthusiastic group of canyoners and those interested in aboriginal artwork and conservation. Over four big days we managed to achieve a good balance of these interests. Our trip started on Thursday afternoon with some...
Packrafting Colo Gorge

Packrafting Colo Gorge

Date: 15-17/01/2016 Original report: http://sonsofthedesert-abushwalkingblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/packrafting-colo-gorge.html Our plan was to camp Friday night for an early start and do two full days in the river, covering about 50km. For reasons to be explained we...
Remoteish Newnes Canyoning

Remoteish Newnes Canyoning

Leader: Felix Date: 14-17/12/2015 Original report: https://fatcanyoners.org/2015/12/17/remoteish-newnes-canyoning/ The two SUBW Newnes canyoning trips got merged into one so it ended up being four days of canyoning fun! Can anyone tell me what the spider is? Also are...

Grand Canyon followed by Christmas Dinner Walk

Some came for the canyon. Some came for the camping. Some did a different canyon. Some walked in independently. All were part of the SUBW Christmas Dinner Walk 2015. You couldn’t have hoped for better weather for it. For a midsummers’ day, this is as good as it gets,...