Bush Lemons on The Oxfam Trailwalker ChallengeThe Blue Mountains based Lesbian bushwalking group, Bush Lemons, will be entering a team into their fourth Oxfam Trailwalker in August.

“It’s hard to explain why we keep going back to this event year after year,” says team member, Jocelyn Williams.

The Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge is held in Sydney from 27-29 August.  Blue Mountains women, Jocelyn, Raewyn Proctor, Sharron Carter and Christine Thompson are joined by Sydney walker Angela Donaghey in taking on the Challenge.

“We’re all in training, but only four will end up in the team to actually do the walk.  We are training on the route almost every weekend, but we will have a bit of variety by tackling the Six Foot Track in the mountains in one day.” Jocelyn added, “The main challenges are exhaustion, any injuries received along the way, and blisters.  It’s very hard to avoid blisters when you are doing such a long walk in such a short time, but we have quite a bit of experience at these types of endurance walks.  Our secret weapon really is our support team who will make coming into checkpoints a definite highlight!”

Oxfam Trailwalker starts at Brooklyn and heads along the Harbour to Hawkesbury track, to finish 100km later at Mosman.  The event raises money for Oxfam’s international social justice programs, and Bush Lemons are committed to raising a minimum of $5,000.00.  “We have already received many donations, and always find that the local Lesbian community gets right behind us.  We are organising a fundraising dinner in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, 7 August.”

Bush Lemons is a social walking group with walks usually 2-3 times a month, of varying distance and grades, primarily in the Blue Mountains.  If you are interested in supporting the team by donations to Oxfam, these can be made online.