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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.

Life Members of Adelaide Bushwalkers

A list of life members of Adelaide Bushwalkers - rewarded for their contribution to the club.

Torrens Linear Park, 23 Jan
Mt Lofty -- Every Thursday Night, 24 Jan
West Beach, 30 Jan
West Lakes, 13 Feb
Mt Aspiring NP NZ, 24 Feb - 4 Mar
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.