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Mt Victoria-Mount York Walk, Sunday 7th August.

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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] Mt Victoria-Mount York Walk, Sunday 7th August.
Mt Victoria-Lawson's Long Alley-Mt York & return; Sunday August 8.

This trip is on the western edge of the Blue Mountains and includes the historic first road over the Mountains (1815).
It is a mixture of tracks which are mostly well formed, and includes a climb up along the original Cox's road which should be manageable by a fit beginner.
The walk is about 12km long.
The area was affected by the bushfires in late 2013 so there will be regenerating plants.
I also want to a look round the few remains of the old oil shale works at Hartley Vale, for a possible different walk later in the year.
Excellent views from Mt York.
Also a good chance to see some wild animals (for the international students).

As Mt Victoria Station is over 2 hours by train from Sydney, it will mean the early (but not too early!) train. (For those on last Sunday's Blackheath Walk it will be the same train). That way we can be back in Sydney that night by 6.30pm.
What to bring:
Lunch, 1.5 Litres water, good shoes, and a rain cover just in case.
The weather forecast is for "partly cloudy" (Lithgow). It will probably not get above 10 degrees C (and the very early morning temperature will be 0 degrees!) so you will need warm clothes. Probably won't snow but you never know on the Blue Mountains!.

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