Trip Details

Newnes Glowworm tunnel overnight trip. 27-28 May.

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Date:27/05/2017 - 28/05/2017
Leader:Bruce Stafford
Email:bstaffor [replace this stuff with the at symbol] med [this one is meant to be a dot] usyd [this one is meant to be a dot] edu [this one is meant to be a dot] au [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Newnes Glowworm tunnel overnight trip. 27-28 May.
Phone:0419392690
Description:
Newnes Glowworm Tunnel overnight trip. This weekend 27-28 May.

This is an overnight trip as the Glowworm tunnel is just a bit too far for a comfortable day walk. You will be car camping so no need to carry a heavy pack.

Glowworm tunnel is in Wollemi National Park, in the Northern Blue Mountains in a very scenic area. Also there is a new moon that night so a chance to do some stargazing.
On Saturday afternoon there is a track near Mt Victoria on the way up with great views over the Western escarpment of the Blue Mountains. It is not very long. Hopefully if time permits we can also have a look at Deep Pass which is also on the way.

The main walk on Sunday will be a loop which will include the Glowworm Tunnel and the Old Coach Road track. It is about 10 km long and includes a moderate descent and later ascent. If we start the walk early enough (about 8 a.m.)we can beat the Sunday tourists to the Tunnel.

You will need warm clothes and gloves and a good sleeping bag and a ground sheet. Let me know if you need a tent. Also food for Saturday night and Sunday. Cooking utensils also if you want to cook hot food on Saturday night (there will be a camp fire).
You will also need a head lamp or torch for the night time. These can be bought for about $5 from K Mart or Big W or camping shops.
(Some items can be borrowed from the Club's Equipment Pool).

Previous camping experience is not required.

Smoking is not permitted in NSW national parks, and no pets.

Planning to get back to Sydney by 6pm Sunday - traffic permitting.

Places will be limited as it will be by car. So don't sign up unless you are very sure you can come. If you pull out at the last minute due to an incomplete assignment or whatever, you will be in very deep doggy do! So plan ahead.

Full details of meeting places etc will be given once you sign up. It won't be too early on Saturday morning.
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