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Settlers Track bushwalk with John Evans

In the year of Canberra's 100th Birthday, let's step back in time for the day and view a few historical sites along the Settlers Track in Namadgi National Park.

We are very lucky to have John Evans from the Canberra Bushwalking Club joining us for this walk to point out various points of interest along the way. 

We will meet at the Namadgi Visitors Centre, sort ourselves into cars so we take the minimum number of cars into the park, and then drive about another half hour or so south into Namadgi National Park to the car park at Brayshaws Hut.  This is where the walk will commence.

The walk itself is about 15km long and is fairly flat (total climb is 250m throughout).  We will be stopping to look at various things along the way so it will be a full day outing.  You just need to be confident about your ability to walk 15km.  Keep in mind that it will be March, so it is quite likely that the weather will be warm to hot.

A list of places and things we will see on the track is on John's blog here:

 http://www.johnevans.id.au/Pages/Walk%20Descriptions/2013_03_23.html.

What to bring:  Hat, sunscreen, appropriate bushwalking clothing, backpack, at least 2 litres of water, your lunch and snacks.

Car pooling: If you have space in your car, or if you would like a lift, please indicate this in the comment section below.  If we can get away with taking as few cars as possible on the day this would be great for the environment, and car pooling is also a fantastic way to make new friends.  John lives in Duffy, so any of you south siders can make your way to his place in Duffy on the day, he is happy to give you a ride.  Just a note re car pooling - it is up to the driver whether or not they accept money for petrol but it is etiquette for the passengers to offer.

You will be required to sign a waiver on the day, a copy of which you can read on this meetup site (located under more on the top, black, menu; then click on Files and select acknowledgement of Risk and Obligations).  I will also be taking photo's on the day to be used for marketing purposes on our websites and facebook etc, so if you are on the run from the law or your ex husband and don't want your photo published be sure to let me know.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was fantastic, great to meet some like minded people and also have a great leader and guide to show us all these historic things!! Thanks John
    I think the sun got to me a bit...silly English girl not used to it yet :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Kathy

    What a wonderful day !! Thanks for orgainisng it and thanks to John for his expert guidance.

    March 24, 2013

  • Eve

    Great day! Thank you Natalie for organising - I really enjoyed myself. Had a good giggle over John's blog: "the next logistical nightmare was to quickly reduce to zero the lengthy toilet queue" haha

    March 24, 2013

  • Natalie

    John has written his blog post already! Here is the link, scroll down to the bottom after opening http://www.johnevans.id.au/Pages/Walk%20Descriptions/2013_03_23.html

    March 24, 2013

  • Natalie

    A fantastic day out, loved the Settlers Track and all it's history, made even better by John and his commentary along the way. What a lovely bloke! A big thank you to Cynthia and Maggie from Canberra bush walking club who helped keep the group all together and entertained us with their own stories. A beer on the deck of the Tharwa general store at the end of the day was a perfect way to finish!

    March 24, 2013

  • Theresa

    Sorry, I was 15 minutes late and made the mistake of only writing down directions to the visitor's centre and no further. Hope the walk went well!

    March 23, 2013

  • Sue

    Grey golf - waiting outside supermarket

    March 23, 2013

  • Sue

    Happy to give a lift to anyone in the Tuggeranong area...Bernadette - need a lift?????

    March 15, 2013

    • Sue

      Hi Becky - ok, I'll see you at the shops at 7.10 - 7.15. Nat has sent out emails - you need to bring at least 3 litres water, snacks and lunch. From John's website: Wear closed-toed shoes and long trousers or gaiters. Broad-brimmed hat and sunscreen, sun glasses (gotta look cool). Bring a waterproof and warm jacket and other clothes, depending on the weather forecast. Bring morning tea, lunch and snack items. Water as above. All in a back pack. You may care to bring a towel, change of footwear and clothes for the return car trip, in a separate bag.

      1 · March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wat car do u have

      March 23, 2013

  • Fiona

    I am not well and won't be able to make it. Was really looking forward to meeting you all :-(

    March 23, 2013

  • Grace M.

    I'm in gowrie would love a lift sue if offer still going happy to meet you at yours so you don't have to do a special trip :)

    March 21, 2013

    • Sue

      Hi Grace - sorry - just saw your message - if you read this in the next few minutes, I'll keep an eye out - sorry!!! Happy to give you a lift!

      March 23, 2013

  • Kathy

    I live in the inner north. Happy to drive or be a passenger in someone else's car.

    March 22, 2013

    • Kathy

      I live in Campbell. I sent you an email with my details.

      March 23, 2013

  • Taz

    Not feeling to well, so prolly wont be able to make it afterall :(

    March 22, 2013

  • Lynden Y.

    I now have another commitment on Saturday, so my place is free.

    March 20, 2013

  • Karen B.

    Hi All,

    I have a family emergency and gave to go to Sydney, so my spot is available...

    March 19, 2013

  • Taz

    I really need to get out & do some exersize, & socialize again.

    March 19, 2013

  • Taz

    I really should get out & do some exersize. Hopefully I can make it

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies ladies, I hope someone is able to take my spot. Wish I could be going to this, but my child care arrangements have changed for this weekend. Have fun!

    March 18, 2013

  • victoria c.

    Anyone keen on carpooling? I'm in Nicholls

    March 18, 2013

  • Julie W.

    Sorry - I don't seem to be able to get the change RSVP button to work. I am no longer able to attend due to work commitments. Have a great day.

    March 17, 2013

    • Natalie

      Thanks for letting me know Julie.

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woops-I forgot I have something on on Saturday, so can't make it. Have fun!

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can no longer make this. Have fun everyone

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can no longer make this. Have fun everyone

    March 17, 2013

  • Kerry M.

    Sorry but my plans have changed and I won't be coming next Sat. Kerry

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry - I can no longer attend but will see you all at the abseil trip!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi jess I'm on norrhside to. We could carpool. I have 4 space s in my car so am happy to drive or be a passenger. Either way

    March 16, 2013

  • Fiona

    Hi all,
    This is also my first meetup. I am in Lyons and would be happy to drive, or join a carpool with others

    March 16, 2013

  • Bec

    Hello really sorry but I can't make the walk now - I see there's a waiting list though so good news for one person! Thanks :)

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to work :-(

    March 10, 2013

  • Ada P.

    I'd love to attend if an opening comes up

    February 9, 2013

    • Natalie

      Put yourself on the waiting list Ada by clicking on the RSVP button :) that way you will be automatically promoted if someone pulls out.

      February 10, 2013

  • Kerry M.

    Am super keen to get to this event if I can. It would be my first. I am on the waitlist. Would it be possible for another guide to come so the group can be expanded??

    January 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great :)

    January 26, 2013

  • Gel W.

    Sorry can no longer come but hope it gives the chance for someone else to enjoy it

    January 21, 2013

  • Sue

    Happy to take anyone in the Tugg. Valley in my car!

    January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can give lift from Tuggeranong (or carpool with others)

    January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    *lift

    January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great :) will be my first meet up with you all, looking forward! I am north side and can give a life to up to three people if anyone's interested.

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Julie W.

    This will be my first adventure. I'm hoping to become more involved this year. Look forward to meeting everyone.

    January 15, 2013

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