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Goodnight folks - that will be it for about a fortnight...
This sounds a bit like an old song, but anyway, here we go (hum along if you like)...
- The food is divided and packed
- The clothes have been pulled out and sorted
- The backpacks are packed: Sandi's is 10kg and Mine is 19kg (we'll be adding water tomorrow morning )
- The GPS (Oregon 300) is loaded with our Route and Way Points
- The Maps and emergency compass are in water-proof bags
- Spare rechargeable batteries are fully charged. Actually we bought a new battery charger Enecharger Smart Charger from The Battery Wizard after a very interesting and worthwhile read of Doc's Charger and battery reviews. They were extremely helpful and rushed the charger out to us so that we know that our rechargeables are fully charged.
- The boots have been re-waxed for added water-proofing
- We've picked up the EPIRB from Katoomba Police Station
So all that's left to do is to sit down and watch Wolf Creek, get some peaceful sleep and then head off on the walk...
...we'll see you in a fortnight, hopefully with lots of photos and a couple of successful walks under our belts
Our Gear for these walks:
- Two full packs (one each )
- LPI Jamison 8930-II-N 1:25000
- LPI Jenolan 8930-III-N 1:25000
- LPI Kanangra 8930-III-S 1:25000
- LPI Katoomba 8930-I-S 1:25000
- GPS: Oregon 300 with Australian Topographic Maps and loaded with our intended Routes
- Camera. Unfortunately our aging Canon A20 has refused to power-up, so we've borrowed Jesse and Briony's Canon A630
- We're carrying 7 kg on the 4 day walk in
- The boys are bringing 5.5 kg for the 3 day walk
- Plus a box of stuff we can consume whilst camping at Kanangra Walls
- Water. We're only carrying 4.5 litres as there should be ample water along the track (actually, we're hoping that there isn't too much)
- Our new Sea to Summit Gaiters: I originally decided to get these for this walk to protect against scratches and snakes (apparently snakes inject on first contact, so lose material away from the legs are a great help) - but I think they'll be more use for the rain
- Good boots (Ours are Raichle, which apparently are now Mammut), newly cleaned and re-waxed.