Trip Details

Camping+canyoning, beginner friendly, Starlight Canyon and Donkey Mountain, Newnes

Date:22/04/2017 - 23/04/2017
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, Starlight Canyon and Donkey Mountain, Newnes
You just be relatively fit to join this trip. At least, you must be able to run slowly for 20 minutes, continuously, on roads or in a park, not on tread mills.

Here is the link to Paul's trip report in 2015: The Wolgan Valley runs north east...

Or, google up "starlight canyon, Newnes", and "Donkey Mountain".

We will be abseiling into a tunnel, which has fascinating numerous glow worms, for few hundred meter long, then the canyon opens up slowly into very beautiful tall trees vegetation. Take your camera.

You must wear thermal clothes as we will be wet due to abseiling at small waterfalls.

At night, there will be a cam-fire will warm us up, as well as cooks our foods and drinks. Car camping at Newnes where it has drop toilets. Rain water tank has a notice saying that it is "not fit for drinking". 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, decent 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.

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.

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 2wd car.

Driving time from Central is about 5 hours, the road is very bumpy, so, 4wd is highly preferred. So, all of us should be at campsite on Friday night. We may have campfire if you can come early n start the fire for everyone else.

We start walking away from camp about 7:30am.

Drivers, please write your car registration when signing up, so, everyone else can find each other easily.

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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