Pantoneys Crown, Gardens of Stone NP
Photo: Damon de Costa
One week it is bushfires, the next it is heat and humidity, then torrential rain. Here, the New Members Secretary negotiates a flooding side stream on the normally innocuous Warrimoo Track near Bobbin Head. Sat 8 Feb.
Bush regrowth is beautiful. When the National Parks are open again, the bush walking will be the best in decades. (Tollagong Range, April 2018)
Many scheduled walks are being cancelled due to the dreadful fires in SBW's favourite places. (McPherson State Forest, 27 Dec 2019)
Looking out over the Hawkesbury. (Photo Emina, 1 Dec 2019)
Rock climbers show the safe way of looking over a 50 metre cliff edge. (The Bluffs, Hawkesbury River, Nov 22).
Check the RFS website before you walk in the bushfire season. (Kuringai NP, 2012, SBW party had to cross a saddle in the direction of this spot fire, then race upwind to get behind it).
On her first walk with the club, Karen learned what walking "off-track" means. (Photo Lauren, Leader Vivien, Marra Marra NP 2 Nov 19)
There is always a way through a cliff line, though sometimes it's a bit more challenging than usual. (Photo Kevin, Oct 2019, Jungaburra Brook).
When walking due east in thick bush, keep the mid-day sun perpendicular to your left shoulder. If it's on your right shoulder, you have turned and are heading west. Keep turning and you will soon be back to where you started. (GPS trace, Shark Rock Ridge, Oct 2019)
Srini demonstrates that SBWs don't need wetsuits even if the weather is cool and the water temp is only 10 degrees. (Photo Jon, Dalpura Canyon, 13 Oct)
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