Event Details

Kariong Hieroglyphs (Bushwalking Skills)

When:
Sat 1st Jul 2017 (9am) to Sun 2nd Jul 2017 (3.30pm)
Where:
Point Clare Station
Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare
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Cost:
Participant (Free)
Registrations:
Open: Mon 9th Jan 2017 (9am)
Close: Fri 23rd Jun 2017 (4pm)
Coordinator:
Administrator:
Brief Summary:
An entry level overnight hike for Scouts, Venturers and Adult Members to learn and practice bushwalking skills in controlled environments. One or more bushwalking guides will be available to provide support and instruction.
Event Documents

  Download E1 parts 1 and 2 Kariong Hieroglyphs

Register each participant on Scout Event, download the E1 form, complete it and send to Region Office by the closing date. Closing date extended to 23rd June.

Additional Information

Introduction

Point Clare to Woy Woy via Koolewong and Kariong. An entry level hike based in the Brisbane Water National Park. The distance is 16 km over 2 days. Located near Gosford, The Gosford glyphs are a group of approximately 300 Egyptian hieroglyphs in an area known for is Aboriginal petroglyphs. They are carved into two parellel sandstone walls about 15 m long. They dipict boats, chickens, dogs, owls, stick men, a dog's bone as well as two that appear to be the names of kings, one of them Khufu, the other uncertain. There is also a carving of the ancient Egyptian god Anubis. There is some mystery surrounding the origin of the glyphs, one of which links them to a similar heritage as the Sphinx War Memorial.

Route

Day 1 Point Clare Station to Bambara Road via Koolewong Station, Koolewong Firetrail and Lyre Trig. Day 2 Bambara Road to Woy Woy Station via Koolewong Station. We may extend to Corrumbine Firetrail and Milyera Firetrail on Day 1.  

Costs

Self catering

Spare money for afternoon tea

> Public transport is available to and from this event

Learning outcomes

Learning to hike with a pack under load

Techniques for ascending and decending

Set up and maintain a temporary overnight site

Identify landmarks in the landscape and locate them on a topographic map.

Maps

Gosford 9131-2S

Registrations