Dunphy Kowmung Adventure 26 September - 6 October 2014
All images © David Noble. No image can be used for any purpose
Above - Alex and Sierra above Tuglow Falls
This was a walk organised by the Colong Foundation for
Wilderness. It was a re-enactment of a walk undertaken 100
years ago by Myles Dunphy and Bert Gallop and largely followed the
route they used. That original pioneering walk led to the formation
of the Mountain Trails Club, the first proper bushwalking club in
Australia and fostered the development of the conservation movement.
The walk was largely organised and led by nineteen year old Alex
Allchin. Alex, together with Sierra Classen walked in period clothes
and used old bushwalking equipment including swags and gunny sacks
pioneered by Myles and Bert - the "Dungal swag" (from Dunphy and
Gallop). A lot more information can be found here
on the Colong Foundation for Wilderness Website.
The walk was divided into five stages, each of two days duration,
except for the first stage which took three days. Different walkers
joined on various stages. I was fortunate to be on the whole walk.
Above - Sierra and Alex at Lost Rock
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