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Summer Hike. Fri 12th - Sun 14th December

posted 24 Nov 2014, 01:58 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 24 Nov 2014, 02:13 ]
Adventure and excitement in a pristine natural environement... Discover hiden canyons and swimming holes, marvel at the magnificent scenery, rough it out sleeping in a cave, drink from a crystal clear stream - what a way to spend your weekend!!!
You can do this and more (like work on your badgework) on our Adventure Hike. The details:
The hike is to the location known as "Deep Pass" in the Wollemi National Park. There is water and a pit toilet available at the camp site. we may also drive to the Glow Worm Tunnel if time permits.
Getting there and back
We will require parents to help with transport - and hopefully, join us on our adventure. We will start from Essex Street on Friday evening after dinner, we then head towards Mt Wilson via Windsor and the Bells Line of Road. Due to the distance, we will camp overnight at the Cathedral Reserve, Mount Wilson we will be arriving late and night, so be prepared to setup in the dark.
The next morning, after a quick breakfast, we continue along the Bells Line of Road to the Zig Zag Railway where we turn off onto unsealed roads (about 10km) to Deep Pass, 2-wd access is possible (slowly). Attached is a road map to to Mt' Wilson and Deep Pass.
Hike Route
The hike itself is only 500m but incorporates some steep sections. The location contains may opportunities to explore and have great adventures.
What to bring
  • All food and drinks - Scouts will hike in patrols and share food and cooking
  • Each hiker will need to bring about 2ltrs of water.
  • Fuel stoves for cooking - Scouts will share
  • Hike Tents - Scouts will share
  • Comfortable walking shoes or boots with support
  • Warm clothing. Wet weather gear
  • Compass, pocket note book, personal first aid kit, flashlight and all other equipment for overnight hiking.
  • All gear should be brought in a backpack
  • If you are unsure of what to bring - ask your PL or a Leader
$40 per Scout - covers food and shared transport. Adults at reduced cost depending on transportation arrangements.
Parents and Family
Parents (and cub aged siblings) are welcome to join us on the hike and camp but sorry - no pets as we'll be hiking through a National Park.
Due Date
Please fill in the attached E1 Form and hand it to Shaggy by Wed 3rd December
Epping Scouts,
24 Nov 2014, 02:20
Epping Scouts,
24 Nov 2014, 02:23