Date: Saturday - Monday, 9 - 11 June
Type: Long Weekend Trip
Leader: Richard Lead
Join your fellow Club members to celebrate our Club's 40th birthday.
We have booked the entire Hill End Ranch for the Queen's Birthday long weekend. Sleep in a vintage 1927 first-class railway carriage, or in a miners' cottage, or in individual rooms. There are hot showers and flush toilets. Or bring your van, trailer, or tent and enjoy the snows of June in Hill End.
Various day trips are planned, from serious 4WD trails to easy blacktop driving. Suitable for all Land Rovers. The trip is dog friendly so bring your Other Rover. The Ranch can provide hot breakfasts and dinners. We will have a trivia night dinner on the Saturday.
Contact Richard for more information and to book.
Date: Sunday, 10 June, 2018
Type: Day Trip
Leader: Dennis Limbert
Join the Limberts for a mountain bike ride along fire trails at Airly Gap near Capertee. If you don't have a bike bring your shoes and walk instead.
Meeting near Lithgow, we'll travel to Capertee then on to Mugil Murum-ban State Conservation Area. Leaving the vehicles at the camping area we will make our way, bikes or walking, along the fire trails to Airly Gap. Along the way we will see the beautiful pagodas and canyons, endangered plants and shale mining ruins.
The pace will be relaxed as we are new to mountain biking. A hundred years ago Airly Gap was part of Airly Village, a small community of shale miners and their families.
An added bonus is Guido Van Helton will have finished painting the Portland Silos by then. Also the Signs of Yesteryear are a feature of Portland's Wolgan St and make interesting viewing.
This trip is kid friendly but no dogs please. If you are interested in camping there are some options.
Contact Dennis for more information and to book.
Date: Tuesday, 12 June - July, 2018
Type: Extended Trip
Leader: Malcolm Watson
Following the Hill End weekend, join Malcolm and Betsy Watson over a few weeks as they tour the Outback on their long journey home! The proposed itinerary can be divided into two sections as follows.
Tuesday, 12 - Wednesday, 20 June.
Brewarrina to Wilcannia via the Darling River.
Camping, mostly in station stays. The plan is to leave from Hill End on 12 June, after the long weekend there. First overnight stop will be at Warren so those not at Hill End can join in.
Grade C. Camper trailers OK.
21 June to July.
Wilcannia to Strzelecki Track, Marree, Oodnadatta Track to Alice Springs, Plenty/ Donahue Hwy to Boulia, Kowera Station, Home. Camping.
Grade C. Camper trailers OK.
There will be a day to day program for Section 1, while Section 2 will be more ad-hoc. Participants for this will need to be flexible. Contact Malcolm for more information and to book.
Date Wednesday, 20 June, 2018
Type General Meeting
Leader Jim Nicholson
23 Loyalty Road, North Rocks
Meeting starts at 8.00pm
Supper will be served after the meeting
Bring a chair.