Trip Details

camping+canyoning, beginner friendly, Wollangambe1+ Serendipity, or Dam Cliff at Dargan, or Whungee Wheengee's Exit

Date:25/03/2017 - 26/03/2017
Leader:tony (tien) Le
Email:llt14 [replace this stuff with the at symbol] live [this one is meant to be a dot] com [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] camping+canyoning, beginner friendly, Wollangambe1+ Serendipity, or Dam Cliff at Dargan, or Whungee Wheengee's Exit
This trip has been postponed from last bad weekend's weather. Please sign up again if you are still interesed.

All canyons are around Mount Wilson areas, and about 130km from Sydney. All activities and intinerary are weather dependant.

Small Bell rail station is the only public transport, and it is about 35km from campsite.

Please sign up for 1 day, or both, and let me know which date. Please google the canyon's names up to see utube footages. Alternatively, look at the past trips in the website.

Wollangambe1, and Wollangambe2 canyons have a lot of: long n short swimming periods, boulder hoppings, jumping into water, floating on water, water pushing/sliding at small rapids, relaxing soothing effects, beautiful scenery, and joy. Take your WATERPROOF camera/video with you.

And, it involves swimming, wading, walking, floating in cold slow flowing water for about 4 hours. The river are between vertical breath-taking rocky cliffs, with few micro climates spots. We will be jumping into water, rock/boulder hopping/scrambling, and bushwalking intermediate level.

As such, it is very important to keep yourself safe, warm and happy.

Please, tell me your swimming and fitness level. Fitness, you should be able to run ,slowly, continuously, non stop nor walking, for 15 minutes.

Whungee Whungee is an abseiling canyons, which have stunning rocky formation. For this trip, we are not going to abseil from the top. We will go back, up stream from the exit, for a few hundred meters.

Serendipity canyon, for beginners, we should assess, honestly, together, that you’L should not have any potential problem in my canyoning trips. And, as such, you’L be safely and happily enjoy the trips.

Full body wetsuits, of minimum 3 mm thickness, is important.

A very "strong sturdy day backpacks about 15+ Litters", and a good dry bag are very important as they form your main floating device. They are "must have items for everyone", regardless your level of swimming skills. Dry bag and many other gears can be borrowed for free from SUBW. Your "strong day backpack" with waist and chest buckles is the best to keep you float comfortably. Please test your dry bag, at home, to see that it works perfectly.

SUBW does not lend the wetsuit, nor Lilo. So, borrow from friends, or buy them from secondhand/old gears on Ebay, or any secondhand shops such as “Smith Family, Salvo, St. Vincent De paul ….etc.

Lilo is the best for floating, "while having a snack", and at the same time the cold slow water very slowly flows you down stream. Lilo slows you down. But, Lilo is heavy to carry up and down mountains, and slow us down during canyoning.

At night, there will be a cam-fire will warm us up, as well as cooks our foods and drinks. Car camping at Cathedral of Fern, where it has a lot of free rain water tank, and a drop toilet. Rain water tank has a notice saying that it is "not fit for drinking". More than 2 years, I have been drinking this rain water without any treatment nor boiling. It may be raining, or total fire ban, so, please bring/share fueled cooking stoves.

The items to bring are: head torches, helmet, strong day backpack, overnight bacpack, foods, 2 litter of water, a good hiking or strong bushwalking boots, spare dry shoes, extra dry sock and pants to change, shared tent, sleeping bag, air matt, Cold weather clothes and waterproof jacket & pants in case of unexpected showers. Please double check the weather forecasts.

If you want an abseil canyon, please take: harness, helmet, descender, safety sling. You can borrow many gears, including abseiling gears, for free, from "SUBW's Gear Night".

To obtain the gears/equipments for this trip if you don’t own, please sign up, or log into SUBW's website, and go to "Trips, Up Coming Trips ", then, sign on to the trip, namely "Gear Night Thursday 5-6pm”, and email to the gear officers what gears you want.

Abseiling canyon involves abseiling skills, and i'L teach beginners those useful skills for free. Please tick on the "waiver box" for abseiling. Please SMS to me if you need to learn or brush up this skills.

Sharing car pools are preferred, and as such, one should pay transport costs to the onwner/driver. You can be, also, picked up at Bell rail station, but this is very inconvenient and costly.

I'L send to everyone in my trip a list of contacts, so everyone can contact directly to each other for organising transport and other trip's related issues. Please, SMS to me if you do not want to be on the list.

I have 3 spaces in my car. I may like to have an extra camp-fire on Friday night as well. And, tell me when you come and leave.

Experienced existing members are very welcome, especially if you have a PLB, and willing to assist me to look after other members. More info after sign up. Have a safe n fun trip.
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