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Women's Introduction to Overnight Hiking // Six Foot Track

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Megalong Valley Tea Rooms

Megalong Valley Tea Rooms

Megalong Valley, NSW 2787

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Women's introduction to overnight hiking on the Six Foot Track // Blue Mountains.

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Welcome to Overnight Hiking…

It actually doesn’t mean walking during the night! - It means learning how to prepare, pack and enjoy a weekend away camping under the stars. If you’re new to overnight hiking, this is the perfect introduction with Women Want Adventure.

This trip is lead by WWA qualified outdoor guide Bindi. She has designed the weekend to support and teach you along the way and have as much fun as possible.

If you haven't done any hiking or overnight hikes before, this trip is a good place to start.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to prepare for an overnight hike
  • Packing tips and tricks
  • Equipment
  • Outdoor cooking (prepared for you)
  • Food - eco friendly ways to pack and prepare food
  • Responsibilities and safety
  • Setting up camp

ABOUT THE HIKE:

Leave the bustle of the city behind on this two day women’s introduction overnight hike that will take you down into the valley to the Cox River. You will have the chance to cross the Swing Bridge and take a dip in the river.

Meeting at Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, your leader will take you through a full hike briefing and distribute group gear/food. You will learn how to best prepare your pack and be ready for the day hiking. From Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, it’s a short 10 minute drive down the road to the starting point.

The Six Foot Track Hike can be broken up into different sections from Katoomba all the way to Jenolan Caves. It's usually a 3 day challenge stretch, however we are walking the more scenic section from Megalong Valley Road to the Cox River (Swing Bridge) and return in an easier 2 days.

You’ll cross farm land with cows and head down into the valley towards the Cox River for a relaxing afternoon at camp. The following morning we start the day with a yoga/stretch before heading back out to Megalong Valley Road.

DETAILS:

  • Date: 22nd-23rd August 2020
  • Meeting location: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, Megalong Valley
  • Meeting time: Saturday 10.00am
  • Finish time: Sunday 1pm
  • Grade: Easy to moderate. There are hills and steps in sections
  • Pack weight: Between 15-17kg
  • Distance: 7km one way (3 hours walking each day)
  • Style: Return trip
  • Numbers: Only 8 places available
  • Pace: Slow and steady. We will be taking our time to reach camp
  • Age: Over 18 years only

INCLUDED:

  • Tents (sharing with another lady). You can bring your own tent if you choose
  • Waterproof pack liners
  • First Aid
  • Snacks for Saturday and Sunday
  • Saturday lunch/dinner/dessert and Sunday breakfast
  • Tea and Coffee
  • All eating utensils
  • MSR Cooking gear and pots
  • Camp light
  • Group tarp
  • Group ground mat
  • Emergency communication (PLB and Sat Phone)
  • First aid
  • Toilet gear
  • NSW National Park Eco Pass Licensing and permits
  • Photos of your trip posted in a private Facebook Page

WHAT YOU NEED TO PACK:

• Hiking pack (60-70L capacity). Unless you are borrowing from us

• Sleeping bag (-5 or more) View example

• Sleeping mat (insulated) Please do not pack a yoga mat. View example

• Water (You need to carry minimum 2L). We suggest a 2L bladder + and a 1L water bottle for two separate carriers

• Head torch with spare batteries

• Wet weather (waterproof jacket with hood – very essential)

• Fleece jumper

• 1x hiking shirt (merino material is best. Cotton is not great to walk in)

• Long sleeve shirt

• Gaiters (optional)

• Thermal top (very essential)

• Thermal bottoms (very essential)

• Lightweight camp trousers

• Walking boots or shoes

• 2x pair of hiking socks (merino material is best)

• Underwear

• Camera or phone to take photos

• Phone power bank and cords (optional)

• Personal medication

• Sunscreen

• Sunglasses (sunglasses straps are handy)

• Hat

• Insect repellent

• Warm clothes for the night (you can wear your thermal top)

• Beanie

• Lip balm

• Small packet of tissues

• Warm gloves if hiking in winter

• Swimmers if willing for a drip in warmer months

• Small travel and quick dry towel

• Personal blister pack

• Toothbrush and paste

• Toiletries

• Ear plugs

• Rubbish bag (for dirty or wet items)

• Hiking poles (optional - very useful up the hills and steps)

• Thongs or camp shoes

• Good book

• Notebook and pencil if you would like to take notes

*If you are unsure about any items above, click on the example links to assist you or email us at womenwantadventure@outlook.com.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

We don’t give away all our secrets online, but you can expect to be eating wholesome and fresh wraps + delicious snacks. We love healthy food and veggies so dinner is a mushroom risotto served with fresh greens. Dessert (surprise). Expect to be eating a mix of oats with dried + fresh fruit for breakfast. Your leader will show you how food is best prepared for light weight packing so you can go home with helpful tips. Of course, soup, coffee and tea is plentiful.

We cater for dietary requirements, please inform us when booking.

Please contact us at womenwantadventure@outlook.com if you have any questions about this trip. We hope you will be able to join us.

FAQ's

How old do I need to be to attend this trip? Women Want Adventure Trips are for women only, and over the age of 18 years.

How physically fit do I need to be to attend this trip, I'm afraid I'll hold the group back. This trip is suited for women who are comfortable walking up steps and hills. The pace is still slow and we stop for rest breaks on the way. It's not a good idea to attend if you have an injury.

What is the average age of women attending? Women between 25-65 years.

Can I bring my own snacks? Yes of course! Monique does make a lot for you so decide what you would like to leave out when the group meets.

What type of toilet facilities will there be? There are bathrooms at Megalong Vally Tea rooms. On the trail Monique will talk you through “how to go in the bush” and Leave No Trace Policy. It’s easier than you think.

I didn't get a spot on this trip as it sold out. Will there be another one and when? Yes. Make sure you are on our Newsletter list for the latest updates via our website.

Cancellation Policy:

We hope you do not need to cancel your trip, however if cancellation takes place the following will apply:

* More than 30 days before the trip there is no charge

* 29-15 days before the scheduled trip there is a 20% administration fee

* 14 days or less before the scheduled trip the full fee will be charged (100% of the participant cost).

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