Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Walk photo diary by David Noble

All images © David Noble. No image can be used for any purpose without permission.

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.


See also Dunphy's Kowmung Adventure blog by Dave Noble

Above - Sierra and Alex at Lost Rock

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