June 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 June to the second Wednesday of July.

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.

If you are interested in taking part in Club activities, contact

Saturday 24 June – The Pimple – M/M-R

Viewed from many parts of Canberra, The Pimple is no more significant than its name as it peaks over the Tidbinbilla skyline. Up close, it deserves a respectful squeeze and provides magnificent views north down the Cotter Valley, west to the Brindabellas and east to the close-by flanks of Tidbinbilla Peak and Camels Hump. An early start can be arranged via friendly Rangers and we can be walking the Camel Back fire trail by 8am. After a km or so we head bush through generous regrowth, up a convenient spur to a cairn marking Spot Height 1556. A short arc to the south and west takes us to another cairn at Spot Height 1555 and we then head down to the NW, then up the back of The Pimple. A little easy rock scrambling is required. With a relative drop of 92m, you might well imagine that the views will be fabulous! If time allows, return via Tidbinbilla Peak and Johns Peak. About 12km and 700m total climb. Further details at Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000 Leader: John E Transport: ~$5 Limit: 8

Sunday 25 June – Canberra Hills – L/E

Oakey Hill, Mt Taylor, Mt Arawang, Cooleman Ridge, Narrabundah Hill. Whilst easy terrain there is a several short climbs. Map: Street Directory Leader: Roger E Transport: nil, own arrangements to get to start Limit: 8

24-25 June – Jervis Bay gourmet weekend – Sat S/E, Sun M/E

On Saturday morning, walk 1½ hrs on the west rim of Fitzroy Falls, then on to Jervis Bay for a 2hr late afternoon walk from Governors Head with views of cliffs and sea. On Sunday, 4Ύ hrs actual walking from Steamer’s Bay to St George’s Head and Summerland Bay through coastal forest and heath with many sea views, and morning tea and lunch on beaches. Cabin accommodation. Map: to be provided Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$50 (includes park entry) Accommodation: ~$30

Saturday 1 July – Mount Clear – L/M

We will start at the Mount Clear car park and follow the Naas Valley fire trail for 3km, then make the way through the forest to Mt Clear summit. After this I plan to follow the Mt Clear fire trail south for 2-3 km and then head through the forest in a SSW direction to the north end of Long Flat and then walk back to the cars via the fire trail. Anyone coming on the trip needs to realise it is about 25kms long with 5-600 metres of climbing. Leader: Tim W Maps: Colinton and Bredbo 1:25000 and ACT Region 1:100000 Transport: ~$14

Saturday 1 July – Nattai Gorge/Boxvale Tramway – M/M

Traverse the spectacular and beautiful Nattai Gorge near Mittagong. Lunch at Boxvale Creek then back to the cars along the historic tramway alignment. All on track but a steep climb out of the gorge. About 4½ hrs actual walking. Map: to be provided Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$30

Sunday 2 July – Molonglo Gorge – S/E

Enjoy the attractiveness of this nearby gorge. Walk on trail beside the gorge, returning by a similar route, perfect for a winter afternoon. Be at the track head (down Kowen Rd which comes off Sutton Road a short distance from the Piallago Rd/Yass Rd/Sutton Rd junction near Queanbeyan) at 1.45pm. About 2 1/4 hrs actual walking. Map: to be supplied Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: drive yourself but ring me if you need a lift

8-9 July – Mount Kelly-Mount Scabby – M/R

Boboyan - Mount Kelly - Mount Scabby - Sams Creek. Maps: Yaouk and Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leaders: Rene D and Keith T Transport: ~$20 Limit: 8

Saturday 8 July – Bushfold Flats – M/E-M

Follow the new Australian Alps walking track from the Booroomba Rocks car park to Bushfold Flats. The Flats are a delightful area of open forest and grassland with several options available. 4½ hrs actual walking, mostly on track. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$10

Sunday 9 July – Tinderry Nature Reserve – S/R

South Tinderry:From the Michelago - Jingera Road, a short, slow walk featuring fine views across to Namadgi and the distant Snowy Mountains, massive granite rock slabs and boulders - and some thick scrub. Map: Tinderry 1:25000 Leader: Jeff B Transport: ~$15 Limit: 12

9-20 July – Parks in Northern NSW

My trip north will include July 9th climbing Mt Warning, 12-14th along the western end of the Border Ranges NP, 16-17 in an Oxley Wild River, and 18-21st in Werrikimbe (as a couple of side trips). If you’d like to meet us, call me for details by 28th June. Leader: Rupert B Transport: TBA

Wednesday 12 July – 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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