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A weekend exploring the Upper Yabba Catchment

  • 17 Aug 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • 19 Aug 2018
  • 5:00 PM

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Treks & Activities Event

MEMBERS ONLY
Overview
The old geologies of the area provide some baffling questions and a wide variety of landforms including moderate and massive jointing in granitic outcrops, surprising volcanic intrusions and vent, and strongly jointed metamorphic structures. The Mary Catchment has captured some of the upper Burnett catchment via Yabba and Kingaham Creeks.

The weekend is appropriate for a range of fitness levels:

  1. easy but rough walk to top of Yabba Falls and Weaner Rock;
  2. moderate challenge due to length of slopes gives access into Upper Yabba country and into Gates of Yabba;
  3. abseiling descent into awesome Baiyambora Gorge with challenging          return hiking ascent.


Walking will be on unformed tracks through open grazing country including grasses and timbered country, and over rock surfaces. There is no current infrastructure (e.g. paths, safety fences), so caution must be exercised especially in rock locations and cliff areas. Comfortable and sturdy shoes should be worn while walking, and a hat and sunscreen and water are advisable.

People need to assemble at Borumba Deer Park, Yabba Creek Road, Imbil by 7.30am on the Saturday morning and again on the Sunday morning. This trek will involve two days, returning to Imbil on both days.
Access to the field site from Imbil requires a 4WD vehicle, so we will be carpooling for those who do not have a 4WD. Please advise if you have a 4WD and are prepared to help transport participants from Borumba Deer Park and back on each day.

Cost
Registration members only $15 includes a BBQ (food and non-alcoholic drinks) on Friday Meet and Greet, and Saturday evening. Paid registration by Wednesday 15 August.

Optional Abseiling for maximum of 5 people at $180 each (GST Incl), includes insurance for this activity. RSVP by Monday 13 August 2018. Please see further information below.

Location: Imbil see accommodation options below

Optional abseiling - Maximum for 5 people.
Abseiling will be provided by qualified abseiling guides (Climbing Guides Australia). There will be two descents each between 40 and 60 metres. Those doing abseiling must be prepared to walk out from the base of the falls along a creek bed. This is about a 4km walk, although alternative steeper ascendants are possible.

If you are interested in abseiling, please call the RGSQ office 3368 2066 or email execofficer@rgsq.org.au by 31 July 2018.

Accommodation
Please note that the Imbil Show is on Saturday 18 August, 8am till late. Staying at Imbil in your choice of accommodation:




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