Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Upcoming Events

2019 weekend away - we have booked the Blue Mountains (Katoomba) YHA for 23/24 August. We have exclusive use of rooms, lounge. kitchen. Couples will almost certainly have their own rooms. Cost will be about the same as 2018. Decisions re catering will be made later. Dave C.

Next walk

Saturday 25th May Heathcote to (Heathcote)
Royal National Park: Heathcote to Heathcote (loop this time folks) via Karloo Track, Uloola Falls, Gurrumboola Ridge, Audley, Kangaroo Creek, Forest Ridge and Goarra Ridge.
Lots of great forest and creek vistas. 2 or 3 x 150m descents and ascents, mostly on tracks

Grade: Medium
Distance: 15km
Risk assessment: Could be damp track near waterfall. Dirt tracks and log / stone steps
Meeting: 8.30am Karloo trackhead, Wilson Pde, Heathcote (near RFS station)
Leader: Garry, or 0449626365
Walking: Garry, Julie, Michael, David, Val,

Last Walk

Saturday 18 May: Congratulations to some less experienced and/or less fit walkers for completing 14km before 1pm. 12 of us enjoyed another fine sunny autumn day on a mainly flat ramble. Lots of interesting real estate, old and new; river views (fish sighted); coffee shop appreciated. Thanks all.

Member Updates

May 14: Dawn visited fractures clinic at Hornsby Hospital today. All going well, can return to work next week but continue with the boot & crutches for another 5 weeks. Elephant in the room though was a blood clot in the left calf. Thank goodness that's been picked up before it did something awful!

General News & Information

Next craft AFTERNOON: 1-3pm, Tuesday 18 June. Text Pam on 0407069736 if you are coming along.

Article at bottom of page re ticks is very informative. Please read. Val does carry a can of stuff to freeze them off on walks, but depending on where you live you might like to obtain your own.

The current program is available here. Activities_Guide__Feb_to_July_2019.docx

Deep (& Meaningful?) Thoughts from Members

people say "You only Live once" They are way off the mark, you Live every day and you only Die Once!!! Live and enjoy what we have. Dawn Carrington

Also people say life begins at 40 (or 50) but life begins at 0 and it is upwards for as long as you like

Tip: Don't say Dad Joke Anymore. Better to say Grandfather Joke. One step worse Ah, Ha, Ha, Greg!

Tick Guidelines Allergic-Reactions-to-Tick-Bites-presentation-17_3_13-pdf_(1).pdf