State Bushwalking Trip
Blue Mountains National Park | Coxs River Loop via Confluence of Jenolan and Coxs River
Thursday 16th (8 am) – Sunday 19th July (2 pm) 2020 July school holidays
Start & Finish: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
Tristan Flores Tristan.Flores@nsw.scouts.com.au
State Bushwalking Team
Available to members of Scouts NSW (Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders)
Minimum age originally 13 and older. If there are any Scouts ages 11 and 12 with previous multiple day walking experience, confident with 50 km you can apply. Prerequisite experience: Comfortable with pack under load, previous three day hike or multiple overnight hikes.
Scouts, Venturers and Rovers who have a passion for bushwalking and are interested to extend themselves and collaborate/connect with like-minded people. Evening discussions minimum impact practice, wilderness area and long distance.
Leaders, Activity Leaders, Guides, Instructors are invited to provide support. We intend to camp at either Carlons Farm or Old Ford Reserve in the Megalong Valley on Saturday night. Any members who are unable to join for the complete trip could stay for this night.
Distance: Approx 50 km
Costs: Nil admin fee, self-catering applies, own transport to Katoomba
Closing date: Friday 19th June 2020
Can apply online via https://events.greaterwestscouts.com.au/event/282
GWS Region Office 6 Baden Powell Place Winston Hills NSW 2153
If running on time we should finish by 1 pm on Sunday. Can arrange early pick up on Saturday night.
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Are you interested to learn about multi day hiking and wilderness education?
The Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness is among the largest and most rugged wilderness areas in New South Wales. Situated to the south of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains and the Kanangra-Boyd National Parks. This walk offers an entry level wilderness experience.
Includes off track, river crossings, swims, bush toileting, extended strenuous physical activity and endurance. Suitable for youth and adult members who exercise and or play sport regularly.
This camp is self-catered so please bring whatever suits your liking. It is important to bring sufficient food for the duration. Choose hearty and nutritious foods that provide sufficient energy.
AWTGS Grade 5 Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Australian Standard for walking track construction (AS 2156).