Event Details

Nepean Gorges (Bushwalking Skills)

Fri 6th Jul 2018 (8pm) to Sun 8th Jul 2018 (4pm)
Glenbrook Station
Burfitt Parade, Glenbrook NSW 2773
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Participant (Scout, Venturer, Leader) (Free)
Open: Mon 8th Jan 2018 (9am)
Close: Fri 22nd Jun 2018 (10pm)
Brief Summary:
Explore the edge of the Blue Labyrinth located to the south of Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains. We are going to focus on Pisgah Rock Track and Jack Evans Track to Erskine Creek. Join us on Friday evening from Glenbrook Station (34 km) or on Saturday morning from Pisgah Rock Track carpark (22 km). Catering to a range of abilities. Who is this for: Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders. One or more bushwalking guides are available for support.
Event Documents

  Download E1 part 1 and 2 Nepean Gorges

Register each participant on Scout Event, download the E1 form, complete it and send to the GWS Region Office before the closing date e mail: gws.region@nsw.scouts.com.au

Additional Information

We are going to attempt a circuit from Pisgah Rock Track/Monkey Ropes Creek on Erskine Creek downstream to Jack Evans Track, Erskine Lookout and Nepean Lookout. Difficulty is medium except for steep climbs down and up from creeks (which are classified as hard). These are achievable and plenty of time is allowed for.

Friday night approx 12 km on unsealed roads (3 - 4 hours night hike) Saturday approx 10 km circuit on unsealed roads, walking tracks and following a creek and Sunday approx 12 km on unsealed roads. We plan to learn about/work towards developing our pace, endurance and navigation. Participants must be self sufficient, bush toileting and hygiene applies.

Shorter version. You can be dropped off or collected early at Pisgah Rock Track carpark within the park on Saturday morning at 9:30 am. By car: It's about 12 km on unsealed road (2WD) via Glenbrook and The Oaks firetrail. Park gates open 8:30 am. Vehicle fees apply.
No camping fees apply. Costs: bring an opal card (optional) and self catering applies.

Please eat dinner before you come on Friday. There are take away's located in Glenbrook. Come with a head torch and be ready to hike in.