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Assessment: Part 1 - Planning​

Trip Plan:

Date: Sunday 18MAY2014

Start time:

09:30

Finish time:

16:30

Who:

thejungleisneutral
Companion #1
Companion #2
Companion #3

Where:

Thirlmere Lakes National Park, Couridjah NSW

Transport:

Holden Sedan, Tasmanian rego ZZZ000

Reason for trip:

Wildlife photography/historical study

Map used:

Picton 9029-4S 1:25,000 Auto-Generated Series - Sept 2012

Proposed Route taken:

Start at Lake Couridjah picnic area GR738095 Picton

Proceed down WE Middleton Memorial Drive (WEMMD) past Lake Couridjah, Lake Baraba and Lake Nerrigorang towards Blue Gum Creek

WEMMD becomes W41 Fire Trail - follow until Schedule 1 area gate at GR711103 Picton

Retrace steps down W41 Fire trail until unnamed bush track junction and locked gate at GR723102 Picton

Follow unnamed bush track onto plateau at approx GR733086 Picton

Bush-bash to creek at approx GR736086 Picton and follow back to WEMMD

Follow WEMMD to Lake Couridjah picnic area for lunch

Follow walking track past Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri, Lake Gandangarra and on to Dry Lakes Road at GR739117 Picton

Follow Dry Lakes Road to Slades Road junction at GR742110 Picton

Follow Slades Road to WEMMD junction at GR738095 Picton

Continue back to Lake Couridjah picnic area and transport home

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SIX imagery of proposed route

We are carrying the relevant topographic map, compass, GPS and mobile phones. If we are not back or have not made contact with you by 7pm, please contact NPWS at Picton on 02 4640 0500 and/or Picton police on 02 4677 8999 and provide them with a copy of this plan.

Weather Forecast:

At time of update (20:15 17MAY2014) forecast for walk is as follows:

Cloudy
Max of 20 deg C
Min of 8 deg C

Equipment list:

Packs & Carry -

20lt PLCE daypack (2 x side pouches and yoke)
Nylon belt
44 patt water bottle pouch
Strobe pouch (mounted to left yoke strap - for compass)
Pocket knife pouch
13lt dry bag
2 x large ziplock bags (rubbish bag and waterproofing little camera)
Nylon dilly bag (tucker bag)
Large clear plastic bag (waterproofing big camera)

Shelter - Subject to change according to weather forecast

Auscam hutchie with cord and 6 x light stainless wire pegs (communal shelter)
Gore tex jacket

Water -

44 patt water bottle
Millbank bag
Aquatabs

Cooking & Eating -

Aluminium billy
Trangia mini burner & stand
300ml metho fuel bottle
44 pattern canteen cup
Folding windscreen
Bic lighter

Navigation -

Map
Compass
Notebook
Pencil
Large Ziplock bag as map case

Camera gear -

Digital Photosniper (Nikon D3200 with shoulder mount, 300mm TAIR 3 lens, 2 x teleconverter)
Spare battery for D3200
Spare card for D3200
Digital SLR (Nikon D700 with 70-100mm zoom lens)
Spare battery for D700
Spare card for D700

Gadgetry -

Phone
Spare battery for phone

Misc -

First Aid Kit
Toilet paper
Hand sanitiser
Pocket knife

Food List -

Brew kit (coffee, tea, sugar)
Trail snacks - scroggin
Lunch - pre-made sandwiches
Emergency rations - 1 x chocolate bar, 1 x sm. packet cashews, 2 x soup powder sachets


Part 2 to include Naismiths' calcs, critter list and trip photos
 
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Thanks guys.

Part 2 -

Critter list:

Mammals:

Brown antechinus - dead-predated
Wallaroo -sighted
Eastern Grey Kangaroo - sighted
Unspecified Wallaby - tracks & scat
Wombat - scat
Wild Dog - tracks & scat
Fox - scat
Goat - scat
Short-beaked Echidna - possible feeding site and degraded tracks.

Reptiles -

Red-bellied blacksnake - dead - old roadkill

Bird species of note -

Crimson rosella
Yellow-Tailed black cockatoo
Crested grebe
Wood duck
Pied cormorant
Yellow Robin
Southern Boobook owl
Unknown species of owl - possibly common barn owl
Superb Fairy Wren

Useful Plants notes -

Xanthorrhoea stalks either dropped their seeds or close dropping them
Mountain devil flowers still on
Pine-leaved and broad leaved geebung fruits coming along nicely -should be edible in a month or two
Cherry Ballart started to fruit

Some pictures from the trip -

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Please note Naismiths' calcs not really applicable to this trip. We walked around 12km total but walked slowly and quietly for a big chunk of it, thereby throwing any calculations I did out of whack.
 
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