Chiltern Mt Pilot NP Car Camp and Half Day Walk 7km Grade 3

From October 30, 2022 9:00 am until October 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Posted by Tony Marsh
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After participating in Mick Websters walk on Sat 29th why not join me for an overnight camp in the park followed by a delightful 7km half day walk?  along a route you will never have walked before- the Tuan track modified and in reverse  which goes something like this - Tuan campsite, Gillmans, indistinct track, Arnies track, Wallaces Gully track with a visit to some puddling pits, Depot Rd, Bartleys paddock, through the bush from Bartleys to Bartleys Track, Tuan Track, Tuan campground

Check out the reconstructed model of a puddling pit used to extract gold from clay

If you just want to join for the walk and not the car camp thats fine.

We will have a poletop camera on board we can use to check nestboxes en route through Bartleys paddock

Note there are no amenities at Tuan Campground apart from a table and fireplace - BYO water and food - toilet facilities about 2km away in Chiltern township


Chiltern Valley Dam No 2

What To Bring

Day Walking

  • Current Medical Information Form - LOGIN FIRST  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 
  • Water - up to 2 litres recommended for a full day walk
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event 
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies
  • Overnight Event Packing list - this is for a pack carry - adapt as required for a car camp

    Current Medical Information Form LOGIN FIRST  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 

    • Bedding 
    • Tent (sharing sections of the tent is an option)
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Bag Liner
    • Mattress
    • Pillow 
    • Bed Clothing
    • Thermals - top and bottom
    • Second layer - top and bottom
    • Warm Gloves beanie and dry socks
    • Keep clothing in a water tight bag - zip lock - dry bags etc.. 
    • Wet Weather / Cold
    • Rain jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Warm Gloves and Water Proof Over Glove plus a Benie or suitable walk hat.
    • Essentials
    • Tooth Brush and paste
    • Any medication ( please inform leader if necessary Allergies etc)
    • Personal first aid 
    • Water to drink and prepare meal ( some locations and walks have water on site or en route )
    • Leader should inform the group re water supply
    • Tablets for water ( be safe rather than get a bug ) ( water purification tablets )
    • Toilet paper and trowl to dig appropiate hole.
    • Food
    • Dehydrated food for weight considerations
    • 3 Meals , plus snacks.  per day.  
    • Stove (another item that can be shared) 
    • Plate and cuttlery 
    • Cup for warm drink  your choice
      Fully charged and credit loaded up phone
    • The club has 1 Personal Locator Beacon and 1 emergency SPOT device and 3 First Aid Kits

    As for Day Walk 

Grade 3 Description

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.