Walking Since 1939

Yeti newsletter #52 (summer 2019)

Yeti #52 cover

It’s the annual Cake Walk, but why is leader Chris on the phone while the others look on anxiously?
Download the latest newletter, Yeti #52, to find out.(photo: John Morriss)

Happy 2019

I hope everyone has had a very Merry Christmas and is now looking forward to a new year of walking adventures.
Should you need a little motivation, try and have a chat to your fellow walkers.
From where I sit, it’s clear that everyone has a story to share and we are all the better for hearing it.

There is the story of Sharon and Rafal, who took their young children on an overnight hike along the Great Ocean Walk. It was not all smooth sailing, but their tale of preparation and determination is inspiring to say the least.

Then there’s the satisfaction of setting yourself a goal and achieving it, as Leona did on completion of a pack carry trip to Mt Cole State Forest- Beeripmo Circuit last November, reaching her target of 52 hikes a year a month ahead of deadline. These are but two of the awesome experiences shared by our members. I hope we will get to hear and share more in the months ahead.

As always, email your stories to yetieditor@yhabush.org.au

Fifi (editor)

New Sunday Walk meeting points

Alternative meeting points to Flagstaff station forecourt will be trialled on some Sunday walks during the Winter and Spring 2018 programs. This is in response to occasional difficulties in getting enough car drivers at the regular CBD meeting point.  The new meeting places will be at major train stations in the direction of the start point of the walk, making it convenient for the majority of walkers to meet there. Leaders will be discouraging anyone from driving directly to the walk location unless they really do live closer to it than the new meeting point. Car-pooling will be arranged – there is plenty of car-parking at the stations, so even if you do have a car, you are encouraged to either give others a lift or leave your vehicle behind and travel up with someone else in groups of 4-5. Please take note of the new petrol-sharing policy below.

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