Bushwalking in Winter Offers Bright Skies
Winter has long dark nights, ideal for viewing our splendid winter stars. It is also bitterly cold, but do take time to rug up and walk away from the campfire to catch our winter gems. This year, three bright planets dance with the Moon in the evening skies.
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Leader Gear Checks – should they be compulsory?
Should leaders have to check participants in a walk are carrying vital gear such as a first aid kit, torch and rain jacket? A discussion about why mandatory gear checks might be a good idea for walk leaders to undertake.
Walk Notes to Impress Fellow Walkers
Lake Acraman on Eyre Peninsula is the visible remnant of a cataclysmic event that occurred about 550-600 million years ago that shook the earth literally to its foundations. An asteroid approximately five kilometres in diameter slammed into the ancient Rodina Supercontinent ...
The Night Sky, Autumn 2015
The nights of the autumnal full moons are Friday March 6, Saturday April 4 and Monday May 4. While nights on and around the full moon are great for not tripping over things in camp, or night walks, they wash out the magnificent canopy of stars. However, on Saturday April 4 there will be a total lunar eclipse to enliven the night. From 8:45 pm ACDT the Moon will look to have a chip taken from its side.
Beware Memories and Old Maps
A cautionary tale on relying too heavily on memories and old maps, especially in some national parks where conditions and tracks can change significantly. It’s worth doing your homework before the trip, even if you’ve been there before.