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UTS Union March 2010 Sports News

The Union has just published its March 2010 Sports Newsletter and we’re happy to mirror here for distribution.

Besides, there’s a short reprint of a trip report from our recent Claustral Canyon Trip in there.

Claustral Canyon

The day promised to be fine with a hot afternoon: not a good forecast for a long trudge up a westerly facing ridge in late afternoon but a great forecast for canyoning.  Being all early starters we, therefore, met at the Claustral Canyon car park bright and early and were on the track as the second group at about 8:30am.

As we descended from the final saddle the light rustle of the wind in the leaves became a steady roar.  The water was up.  Fortunately, at this point it was not high enough to turn around.  Despite there being no rain this week, the base flow was still profound due to the unusually high rainfall Sydney had received over summer.

The group then scrambled along the creek and donned the wetsuits up when the wades became too deep.

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