September 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 September to the second Wednesday of October.

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 16 September: Moonlight Hollow – M/E

This walk runs on good tracks through lush forest and a few ferny creeks mostly unaffected by the fires, from Bulls Head on Mt Franklin Road to Bendora Arboretum (lunch) then looping back via other tracks to the start. Some good views. About 5¼ hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$15

Sunday 17 September: Tinderries – L/M

Follow the Mt Allen fire trail to the top of the Tinderry Range. Short scrub-bash to a large prominent rock sighted from a previous trip. Whilst mainly on track there is a long steep rise of ~700m. Maps: Tinderry and Michelago 1:25000 Leader: RogerE Transport: ~$14

Tuesday Evenings 19 and 26 September: Planning and Leading a Walk – The Basics

An opportunity to learn and discuss the ins-and-outs of planning and leading a walk. This would be ideal for those who haven’t yet led walks, as well as for new leaders. It’s a good follow-on for those who did Jenny and Rob’s navigation course earlier this year. We’ll cover day, weekend and multi-day walks. Leader: IanS Time: 7:30 pm

Wednesday 20 September: Monthly Meeting – 8:00pm at St Johns Church Hall, Reid

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 23 September: Beginners Cross Country Ski Day

For those who wish to spend a day learning how to manoeuvre cross country skis over undulating snow in the Perisher Area. Map: Perisher Valley 1:25000 Leader: DougW Transport: ~$30 plus park entrance fee

Saturday 23 September: Mt Mavis and Mt Herlt via Rendezvous Creek – L/R/X

A long and strenuous day to Mt Mavis and Mt Herlt (spot heights 1711 and 1612 on the ridge between Rendezvous Creek and Big Creamy Flats/Middle Creek). From the Nursery Swamp car park we’ll head up the track to Nursery Swamp Creek, then west along the taped footpad and down to Rendezvous Creek. Then straight up the spur to the rocky ridge (new country for me), climbing 600m in 3km to Mt Mavis. Expect panoramic views! If time and energy allow, we’ll then head SE along the ridge through spot height 1539 to Mt Herlt. Around 18km and 1200m climb. An early start. Further details at Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leader: JohnE Transport: ~$11 Limit: 8

Sunday 24 September: Mt Gingera – L/R

Early start from Corin Dam up the steep and lengthy Stockyard Spur to the main Mt Franklin fire trail. Along to Pryors hut and then the final ascent on Mt Gingera. We’ll lunch there and take in the spectacular views. Return via the same route. It will be a reasonably long and strenuous day. Mainly on track. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000 Leader: JohnK Transport: ~$12

(22)23-24 September: Little Forest Plateau – M/E

I am planning a weekend of new walks in this area, on track to Florance and Rusden Heads with spectacular views to the coast and the Budawangs respectively on the Saturday. On the Sunday we will probably check out the Conjola National Park near Ulladulla, leaving for home straight after lunch. We will stay at cabins at Ulladulla. Eat out Saturday evening in Ulladulla. Drive down Friday night. Map: Tianjara/Milton 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$50

29 September - 18 October: Great Eastern Centenary Track, Illawarra and Two Rivers Sections (20 days including transport and ~280 km walking) – M/R

This walk starts at The Royal National Park, follows the Illawarra escarpment to the Shoalhaven, The Two Rivers Track to Yadboro, Monolith Valley, Corang plateau and finishes at Wog Wog. Members are invited to join Part A (Royal National Park to Shoalhaven), Part B (Shoalhaven to Wog Wog) or both. Expressions of interest are requested in the near future but no later than the middle of August. Leader: RobH

Saturday 30 September: Nursery Swamp Track and Rendezvous Creek – M/M

Nursery Swamp car park in the Orroral Valley - Nursery Swamp Track - Rendezvous Creek - Boboyan Road. This is usually a popular walk that we put on each year and requires a car shuttle. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leader: JennyH Transport: ~$11

30 September - 2 October (Long Weekend): Namadgi National Park – M/R

Boboyan Pines – Middle Creek – Big Creamy Flats – Mt Namadgi – Rotten Swamp – Sams Creek – Scabby Range – Mt Gudgenby – Boboyan Pines. Stoves only. Map: Yaouk 1:25000 Leader: IanS Transport: ~$10 Limit: 6

30 September - 2 October (Long Weekend): Budawangs - Hidden Valley and The Vines from Nerriga – M/M/X

I plan to start this walk from the Alum Fire Trail entrance to the park and head immediately for Round Mountain. This section of the walk will be exploratory and will definitely include some scrub. If we survive this exploratory section I then plan to do a loop around Quiltys Mountain visiting Hidden Valley and The Vines; this section is largely on tracks. Map: Endrick 1:25000 Leader: PeterC Transport: ~$30

30 September - 2 October: Budawang Weekend

I have booked basic accommodation near Nerriga on the edge of the park for the long weekend, driving down Saturday morning. There is room for six under shelter and room for others to camp. There are basic cooking facilities, toilets and you can wash in a creek or have a shower. We will do three day walks each led by Jeff B, who knows the area. These may visit Fosters, Quiltys and Round Mountains. The flowers should be good on the heaths. If another Budawangs expert books, we may offer other options. Walks will be a mix of on and off track (some scrub). Bookings to Stan please. If you want to discuss the walks, contact Jeff. Map: Endrick 1:25000 or CMW Budawangs Leaders: Jeff B and Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$30 Accommodation: depends on numbers ~$20

Sunday 8 October: Wild Cattle Creek – M/M

This walk is south of Captains Flat in the Tallaganda National Park. It is a wander, on and off track, along ridges through light, open forest and along the wide open valley of Wild Cattle Creek and other watercourses. About 4 hours actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$15

Wednesday 11 October: Wednesday Walk

The regular mid-week walk series continues, close to Canberra with a destination to be decided. Contact the leader before 8:00 pm 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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