Apr 16, 2009

Grampians Hike - What Will We Be Doing?

The Grampians Hike Camp from the 5th to the 8th of June will likely unfold as follows. (The details are yet to be confirmed. This is intended to help you understand the trip and what we might be doing).

Friday 5/6/09:
Meet at 7:30pm on Twelfth Street at the site of the old 2nd Mildura Scout Hall (now vacant land) between No.1 & No.2 Ovals (between San Mateo & Etiwanda Ave).
Depart Mildura at 8:00pm.
Arrive Grampians at approximately midnight.
Set up camp and get to bed by 1:00am.

Saturday 6/6/09:
(Breakfast). Day Hike (CFA ration pack for lunch). Return to camp. (Dinner).

Sunday 7/6/09:
(Breakfast). Hike. (CFA ration pack for lunch). Hike. (Dinner).

Monday 8/6/09:
(Breakfast). Morning in Halls Gap. (Pack own lunch, or buy lunch).
Depart Halls Gap
Arrive Mildura approximately 6:00pm
Parents will be contacted by phone / SMS to confirm time of arrival.

The hikes will generally keep to the tourist tracks. We will NOT be hiking for 3 days carrying all our gear. (Don't worry).

The Scouts will only need to carry their own snacks, water bottle and lunch. This will be a self-catered trip, so you will need to pack main meals for each day. Later in the term (about 10 days before the trip) we will work out menus to help you go shopping. Everything needs to be fairly small and light-weight as it all must be contained in your pack / bag. This is because everyone's gear, food, etc. must fit in the luggage space under the bus.

As for gear, you will need reasonable hiking shoes, boots or sandshoes, wet weather gear, warm clothing, hat, etc. Later in the term we will go through a list of things to pack for this camp.

Meals for each Scout to provide:
Breakfast x 3
Lunch. 2 x CFA ration packs provided (THANKS CFA!!) (You provide or buy lunch in Halls Gap on Monday).
Dinner x 1, + Pizza Night.
Snacks for travelling & hiking.

Remember, if you want to take part in this camping trip, payment of $55 is required by Friday 17th April. Payment can be made at John's office, above Hudaks Bakery at 135c Eighth St, before 5:30pm this Friday. (The deadline is early so we can make a commitment to book one or two buses).

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