Stage 3 Introductory overnight hike

Event Details
Sat 5th Nov 2022 (10am) to Sun 6th Nov 2022 (12pm)
Old Ford Reserve, Megalong Valley
Old Ford Reserve, Megalong Rd, Megalong Valley
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All participants - $5.00
Open: Thu 6th Oct 2022 (12am)
Close: Fri 28th Oct 2022 (11.59pm)
Brief Summary:
This is an easy introductory overnight hike. Day 1 will be a day hike with day packs to visit the historic Bowtell's swing bridge and return to the camp site. Day 2 will be carrying a full overnight pack for a short hike. Aim is to gently introduce youth to overnight hiking and hiking equipment, so they can be more prepared for more difficult hikes in future. Attendance criteria: •Youth are required to be 10yrs and older. •Must have min of 2 night under canvas •Cook own dinner on a hiking cooker. assistance will be given if required. •Must have completed a hikes that total over 10km •Have the ability to walk 10km in one day.
Additional Information

We will be starting and finishing at Old Ford Reserve, Megalong Rd, Megalong Valley. 
We will be using the format of day walk, camp and then hike with full packs on Sunday with a talk about packing a hiking pack. 
Day walk will be to Bowtells Swing Bridge and return. If everyone is ok to walk across the bridge on the day we will.
Your gear will need to be packed two different ways, so please ensure you pack according to the requirements. We will be hiking on Saturday with only a small back pack with Saturdays day time food.  
Please don't bring any electronic devices. Toilet block is at the camp site. 
Small back pack with :
Saturday's Lunch, Saturday's snacks, Rain coat, Small first aid kit, Hat, Layered clothing, Water for the Hike  1.5-2lts and Sunscreen. Walking sticks are recommended, if any one has knee or back issues.
Hiking Pack with :
Saturday Dinner, Tent, Sleeping bag & bed mat, Cooking Gear, Sunday Water  1.5-2lts,Clothing for sleeping and Sunday, Eating gear, Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast and snacks, toiletries and Extra socks  - If rain predicted 
Small tarp - 1.1 x 1.7m Tarpaulin from Bunnings $2.70 is perfect.

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