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Logbooks on Peaks in Flinders Ranges and Beyond Placed by Adelaide Bushwalkers: June 2015 Update

A research exercise into the locations and state of logbooks and containers placed by Adelaide Bushwalkers on summits in the Flinders Ranges.

Nepalese Himalaya Trip Report, March – April 2015

Earlier this year, just before the Nepal earthquake, nine club members completed a 21 day, lodge-based walk through the Tamang, Langtang, Gosainakund and Helambu regions north of Kathmandu.

The Toop: canoeing trip report

A trip report of a kayaking expedition down the “Toop” - the Toupnein Creek - a centrepiece of canoeing in the Lindsay River Area, an offshoot of the Murray River.

MEALSPEC Flameless Meal Heaters

Heating food and hot drinks is an everyday task during bushwalking. It is not difficult but there are times when naked flames are banned and it is always impossible to take fuel on commercial aircraft. So is there an alternative?

What the Wily Weekend Walker is Wearing

A look at the hiking packs of members on a recent ABW hike down Onkaparinga Gorge.

President’s 2014-15 Report, from AGM

This is an expanded version of the President's Report given by Mark Proctor at the May 6th 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Adelaide Bushwalkers.

Eradication of Cactus in the Onkaparinga River National Park

During a recent Adelaide Bushwalkers walk down park's 15km of river valley, it came as a bit of a shock to see that it is being colonized by prickly pear cactus.

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.

Adelaide Bushwalkers Response to Draft Walking Strategy for Kakadu

We responded to the Australian Government's consultation on the Draft Walking Strategy for Kakadu.

2014 Photo Competition

Our annual photo competition garnered 96 entries across six categories. There was a tremendous range of top quality photos from ABW activities, and from member's hikes all over the world including India, China, New Zealand and Turkey.

Snakebite Bandage

Many of us have received tuition in first aid and in how to treat a patient for snakebite. Immobilise the injured limb and apply a pressure bandage along the affected limb. Easy. But how tight does the bandage have to be? We're getting it wrong, this product fixes that problem.

70 Years of Bushwalking

A reflection on a life of bushwalking and joining the Adelaide Bushwalkers.

Walking the Kokoda 2014

A challenging walk to anyone interested in one of Australia's most famous battles, one in which Australia's sovereignty was at stake.

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

This image is actually of the famous ‘dinosaur killer’ asteroid that hit the earth 65 million years ago about 45 seconds after the impact. This asteroid was twice the size of the Acraman Impact. Artwork copyright Don Davis donaldedavis.com

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.

Log Books on Peaks in Flinders Ranges Placed by Adelaide Bushwalkers

A research exercise into the locations and state of logbooks and containers placed by Adelaide Bushwalkers on summits in the Flinders Ranges.

Twelve days walking in the Pindari Glacier area

Four club members spent twelve days walking in the Pindari Glacier area - being the club's second trip to the area.

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.

Wednesday Walks

In an article of mine in Tandanya, Summer 2012, I gave details of how the Wednesday Walks are organised and run. Here I expound on that.

Heysen Trail walks 43-44, Wirrabara Forest, 26 May - 27 May
Onkaparinga River Estuary and Wetlands, 30 May
Dutchmans Stern, 2 Jun - 3 Jun
Parachilna Base Camp (Activity 1 of 3), 8 Jun - 11 Jun
Flinders Ranges - Long Weekend Bus Trip - Parachilna Gorge, 8 Jun - 11 Jun
Hiking gear for hire at reasonable rates. Try out gear before you buy your own.
Checklist of equipment, food ideas, water, first aid list, rules, minimal impact bushwalking and what to do if you get lost.
Meetings 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the hall at the North Adelaide Community Centre.
Joining ABW takes you to new places you may never have heard of, off the beaten track, and to have new experiences.