May 2006

The program for a month usually covers walks from the second Wednesday of the month to the second Wednesday of the following month. This program covers from the second Wednesday of May to the second Wednesday of June.

For more walks, see the Program for last month or next month.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Information for Walkers for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our disclaimer, search and rescue procedures, equipment hire etc.

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Saturday 13 May – Palerang – M/R

We’ll climb Palerang, the central mountain of the new council with the same name. Going in from the Braidwood-Bombay end we follow the Bombay Fire Trail, visit point 1059 and transverse the rocky ridges of Palerang itself to return via the Mulloon Fire Trail. Map: Bombay 1:25000 Leader: Gösta L Transport: ~$15

Sunday 14 May – Orroral Valley/Legoland and Beyond – M/M

From Orroral Valley carpark cross the Orroral River, climb up a firetrail of about 400m to walk to magnificent rocky outcrops known as the Belfry, Cloisters and onto Legoland. Explore this area, which includes a large cave underneath, and then eat lunch admiring the view. We continue along the ridge to another rocky outcrop nick-named Easter Island Statues before a steep and often slippery descent down through the bush to the valley floor. If lucky I’ll find the track! We return walking in the valley looking up at the scenery that we have earlier walked. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000 Leader: Janet E Transport: ~$11

Sunday 14 May – Bendoura Hill – M/M&E

Generally following the Moonlight Hollow Road with side trips to Bendoura Hill, Bushranger Hill, Forest Knob and Bulls Head. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000 Leader: Roger E Transport: ~$10 Limit: 12

Sunday 14 May – Black Range – M/E

From the Forbes Creek track head, follow the trail north through attractive open forest to South Black Range trig with its enormous rock for morning tea, then along an open ridge for about a km to rejoin the track for a while.  Loop east then south off track before returning to the cars.  About 4¾ hrs actual walking. Map: Bombay 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w),  Transport: ~$12

13-14 May – Corang Peak and Corang Lagoon (Beginners’ Walk) – S-M/M

This is a reasonably easy walk suitable for people with no weekend walking experience. We walk via Corang Peak to camp on Canowie Brook and return to the cars via Corang Pool. There are many scenic views along the way. If time permits we will visit the caves in Burrumbeet Brook. Contact the leaders for further details or for assistance with gear and food. Maps: Corang 1:25000 Leaders: Rene D and Keith T Transport: ~$25

Tuesday 16 May 7:15 pm – Navigation Refresher #2 of 4

Venue: Kambah. This is an evening exercise on the method of dead reckoning with a short refresher before-hand. Members may attend all or part of the three remaining events as needs or interests determine. Leaders: Jenny H and Rob H. This has been over-subscribed in past years so please book early.

Saturday 20 May – Budawangs Exploratory: Oaky Creek and cliff below Mt Nibelung – M/R

We will start from the Yadboro River and walk up the creek that comes from Monolith Valley between Owen and Nibelung. When the creek gets too steep we will walk up to the Nibelung cliff base to look-look. Return the reverse. Map: Corang 1:25000 Leader: Chris L Transport: ~$30

Sunday 21 May – Snowy Corner – L/R

This is a great trip over the Tidbinbilla Mountain and Peak with a descent from the latter direct to the Camels Hump Fire Trail. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000 Leader: Rob H Transport: ~$8

(19) 20-21 May – Durras Weekend – M/E

Leave Canberra Friday night and stay in cabins at Depot Beach.  The Saturday walk is an ascent of Durras Mountain through the rainforest from the SW - not the usual Pebbly Beach-Pretty Beach route - and views to take your breath away.  Sunday will be the Little Forest Plateau with views west to the Budawangs, north to Pigeon House and beyond, then home.  We will eat at the cabins on Saturday night, no shared meal organised by me.  About 5hrs walking on Saturday, 4hrs on Sunday.  Maps:  Kioloa/Durras/Tianjara/Milton  1:25000  Leader:  Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w),  Transport: ~$40-$50, Accommodation: ~$40-50

Saturday 27 May – Harrisons Peak – M/E

A walk through open forest near Captains Flat, initially on a fire trail to Harrisons Peak which has views from Lake George to the Tinderry Range.  We then walk off track through lovely open forest toward Mt Foxlow and then back to the cars.  About 5hrs actual walking.  Map: Captains Flat 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w),  Transport: ~$15

Saturday 27 May – Navigation Refresher #3 – M/M

This is a day trip to the south west of Kambah consolidating position finding techniques using compass and maps. Members may attend the one or two remaining events as needs or interests determine. Map: Tuggeranong 1:25000 Leaders: Jenny H and Rob H

Sunday 28 May – Meryla Pass-Sandy Creek Lookouts – M/R

From the top of Meryla Pass, south-east of Moss Vale, we walk on and off track to some fine lookouts above the two sandstone cliff lines of Sandy Creek Gorge, including the long nose point at GR 570 548.  Also good views east to Kangaroo Valley.  Be prepared for a fair bit of scrub.  Map: Bundanoon 1:25000 Leader: Jeff B Transport: ~$30 Limit: 12

Sunday 28 May – Tinderry Range – M/R

A bushbashing and rockhopping extraganza. A walk along the the main ridge of the Tinderry range from the Michelago-Captains Flat Road. We’ll head to Tinderry Peak and see how far we get. We’ll return to the cars via a slightly different route that will take the party off the ridge in an easterly direction, through some outstanding rock features, followed by a short road bash. Leader: John K Map: Tinderry 1:25000 Transport: ~$15 Limit: 8

29 May-8 June – The Great North Walk – L/E

This is the long distance walk from Sydney to Newcastle (~11 days). The time chosen should avoid the summer heat and the cold of winter. The walk is very scenic and enjoyable. Leader: Jenny H Transport: public, costs TBA.

Saturday 3 June – Middle Creek – M/E-M

Walk from the Yankee Hat car park across open country to where the creek enters a valley, then through open forest, attractive and largely unaffected by the fire with lunch by the creek.  Return to the cars along on a somewhat different route.  Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$15

3-4 June – Mt Gudgenby – M/R

Boboyan car park - Bogong Ck - Mt Gudgenby - saddle upper Naas Ck - saddle south east of Gudgenby - Boboyan car park. A spectacular peak and a sheltered campsite. (This is a re-scheduled trip). Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leader: Rob H Transport: ~$10

10-12 June – Royal National Park – L/E

Leave Canberra mid morning Saturday, lunch at Robertson then to Minnamurra Rainforest for a loop walk (1½ hrs) to the Falls.  On Sunday, do Otford-Gairies Beach (17.8km, 5½ hrs actual walking) along the spectacular coastline of the Royal National Park and associated features.  On Monday, short walk before lunch at the Pig and Whistle, Robertson on the way home.  Nights at Gerringong youth hostel.  Shared ‘everyone bring something’ meals both evenings.  Map: to be provided  Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w)  Transport: ~$40-$50 Accommodation: ~$45

10-12 June – Namadgi National Park – M/R

Middle Creek - Big Creamy Flats - Mt. Namadgi - Rotten Swamp - Sams Creek - Scabby Range - Mt Gudgenby. Stoves only. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leader: Sandy B and Ian S Transport: ~$10 Limit: 8

10-12 June Morton NP – Bibbenluke and Mt Owen – M/M(R)

Saturday: Wog Wog car park to the Bibbenluke Mountain campsite via Corang Peak and Arch, Conglomerate slopes and Burrumbeet Brook. We’ll base camp here for the weekend. Sunday: we’ll explore the Mt Owen/Mt Cole area. This will require some rock scrambling to get onto Mt Owen. Monday - we’ll return via the same route with a side trip to the Yurrunga Lookout for some great views. Leader: John K Map: Corang 1:25000 Transport: ~$25 Limit: 8

Wednesday 14 June – Wednesday Walk

The regular mid-week walk series continues, close to Canberra with a destination to be decided. Contact the leader before 8pm Tuesday to find out destination and meeting place. Leader: Allan M

For more walks, see the Program for last month or next month.

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