Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Day 10: Sunday: 05 October 2014

Lake Burragorang, early morning

Lake Burragorang

Looking north, the Tonalli Tableland sits above Lake Burragorang.

Lake Burragorang

Rock outcrop near Lake Burragorang

Crossing the Nattai

Crossing the Nattai

Adventure Walk Team 5 (l. to r. Dave Noble, Sierra Classen, Alex Allchin, Kalang Morrison, Milo Morrison) arrives at Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre, Oakdale.

End event: Wyn Jones' organised everyone to set up around 80 little 'golden tan' tents to form an outline of a 'Gum Leaf' representing the eucalypt diversity of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Walk leaders Alex and Sierra slept in the Era tent where the leaf would join the tree.

Tent artistic installation

50 years on, a Paddy tent still keeps you dry.

Paddy Pallin Era tent

The Dunphy sketch map banner gets signed by bushwalkers old and new at Wooglemai.

The big map

The human component of the leaf art installation of little tents. The centre vein.

Making a human leaf art work.

Wyn Jones' Gum Leaf of PaddyMade Era Tents represent the 'people of the little tents', the bushwalkers who love the Blue Mountains wilderness and have fought for its protection over generations.

Aerial View of the walk

Including the "Gum Leaf" created for the 80th Anniversary of the reservation of the Blue Gum forest.

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