CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

January 2007

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 January to the second Wednesday of February.

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 walkinfo@canberrabushwalkingclub.org.au
Where an email address is given below in the form [email to mickeym] the actual email address is mickeym@canberrabushwalkingclub.org.au

Wednesday 10 January: 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: AllanM  

Thursday Evening 11 January: Campbell Park – S/E

Be at the northern end of the airport side of the Campbell Park offices car park at 6:30pm. The walk follows the track along the eastern side of the Mount Ainslie reserve toward Mount Majura then loops back. No need to book. Map: N/A Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

13-14 January: Upper Belowra Creek Headwaters and Tributaries – M/R

We will wander in the shade along the lush rainforest-lined creeks that drain the south-eastern side of Mount Currockbilly in the southern Budawangs range. No compulsory swims but wet feet expected. There is a superb campsite on a bank at a pleasant creek junction. Map: Brooman 1:25000 Leader: ChrisL Transport: minimum $25

Tuesday 16 January: Billy Range – L/E-M/X

A walk that can be tailored to suit the heat of the day. From Glendale Crossing we’ll use the fire trail towards Brandy Flat Hut to get us up some of the Billy Range ridge. Cross country for another couple of km to the high point of the range. Previous walk descriptions have ‘several large rock outcrops’ to explore. Should be fine views down to the Naas River valley. Back down to the south and contour to Brandy Flat Hut. Wander back along the fire trail. The full walk is 15km and 500m total climb but, if it’s too hot, we can just take iced tea in for a laze at BFH. Further details at http://www.pcug.org.au/~jevans. Map: Michelago 1:25000 Leader: JohnE - contact the leader by 6:00pm the previous Sunday to discuss options. Transport: minimum $10 Limit: 8

Wednesday 17 January: BBQ on Black Mountain Peninsula

Follow Garry Owen Drive to the carpark at the end. We are usually located north of that carpark. Bring your own food, drinks and chair. We normally commence around 6:00pm.

Thursday Evening 18 January: Mulligans Flat East – S/E

Meet 6:30pm in the main Mulligans Flat car park. Go down Gundaroo Road (off Horse Park Road) and follow the signs to the car park. Nice open bushland. No need to book. Map: N/A Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Friday Evening 19 January: Another Evening of Song at the Cotter

Time 7:30 pm in the park near the river about 100m downstream from the Paddys River and Cotter River confluence (same place as last time). Bring some light refreshments and a camp chair. All welcome. Leaders: JennyH and RobH - Please let the leaders know that you’ll be there. Transport: preferably drive yourself

Saturday 20 January: Afternoon Ramble – S/E/W

Cotter Caves, Paddys Iron Mine, swim and afternoon tea at pool at the confluence of Paddys River and Cotter Rivers. Map: Cotter 1:25000 Leaders: JennyH and RobH Transport: preferably drive yourself

Sunday 21 January: Nungar Ridge – S-M/M

A walk just south of Tantangara Dam, in sub alpine country all above 1300m so it should be relatively cool. Lunch on 1710m Mt Nungar. Drive is via Boboyan Road and there will be a short car shuffle. Map: Tantangara 1:100000 Leader: JeffB Transport: minimum $30 Limit: 12

Thursday evening, 25 January: Goorooyaroo Nature Park again S/E

Meet at 6:30pm in the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5km toward Gungahlin from its junction with the Federal Highway (the Gungahlin exit). Will probably do Old Joe. No need to book. Map: N/A Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

(25)26–28 January: Morong Deep – M/R/W

Morong Deep on the Kowmung River. A classic river trip, with rock hopping and compulsory swims. Maps: Shooters Hill, Gurnang and Yerranderie 1:25000 Leaders: ReneD and KeithT [email to KeithT] Transport: minimum $50

26-28 January: Kosciuszko National Park - Mt Jagungal – M/M

Friday: walk in from Round Mtn along a fire trail through spectacular mountain plains and snow gum woodlands (slightly singed), via Toolong Range, Derschkos Hut (also singed) and camp by Tumut River, below Mt Jagungal. Saturday: ascend Mt Jagungal and explore surrounds. Finish the day with a refreshing dip in the Tumut ponds. Sunday: return along the Tumut River, then via Round Mountain Hut to Round Mountain carpark. Fuel stoves only and recommend long pants for the March flies. Leader: JohnK Map: Kosciuszko 1:100000 Transport: minimum $45 Limit: 8

26–28 January: Kosciuszko long weekend – various ratings

Leave Canberra mid morning Saturday. Saturday afternoon, do a walk of about 2 hours, probably the Stillwell Loop. On Sunday, we will offer the Blue Lake/Main Range/Kosciuszko circuit (6hrs walking all on track) and an off track alternative. On Monday, I will offer a variety of walks including relaxing options for those already well exercised. Two ‘everyone bring something’ meals in the evenings. Map: Perisher Valley 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: minimum $50 including Park entry Accommodation: ~$45 at Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge, Charlottes Pass

Tuesday 30 January: Bungonia – S/E

I’ve never been there, so I thought a drive up, sus out what’s available and do a short walk. Further details at http://www.pcug.org.au/~jevans. Leader: JohnE - contact the leader by 6:00pm the previous Sunday to discuss options. Transport: minimum $27 Limit: 8

Thursday Evening 1 February: Ainslie/Majura – S/E

Be at the entrance to the park on Mackenzie Street, Hackett, just north of the Grayson Street intersection. Be there at 6:30pm for a walk in the area between Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura. No need to book. Map: N/A Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 3 February: Kambah Pool - Jews Corner – west side of the river – M/R/W

This walk is along the river track to Jews Corner then return cross country to Kambah Pool. There are good pools for swimming. Map: ACT 1:100000 Leaders: JennyH and RobH Transport: preferably drive yourself

(3)-4 February: Queens Pound River – S/R

This trip will start with a car camp by the Wadbilliga River on Saturday. On Sunday we stroll down the picturesque lower Queens Pound River (where there many nice pools). If the rivers are low I will move the venue to the Budawangs with a car camp on the Yadboro River Saturday and walk to three magnificent pools in Belowra Creek Sunday. Map: Yowrie (or Corang) 1:25000 Leader: GeorgeC Transport: minimum $33 (for either trip). Limit: 12

3-4 February: Tuross River – S-M/R

From the junction of Woila Creek and the Tuross River, walk downstream approximately 5km to camp beside a scenic pool, and return the same way. We can check out a pretty rainforested side creek on the way. Lots of swimming and a few river crossings. Small 4WD vehicles required for access. Map: Belowra 1:25000 Leader: MegM Transport: minimum $30 Limit: 8

Wednesday Evening 7 February: The Cotter – S/E

Meet at 6:30pm in the car park where the Cotter Pub once was. To get there head west along the Cotter Road, cross the Murrumbidgee (long white bridge) and the Cotter (short bridge) and the car park is just on the left. The walk has views over the Cotter Dam and then follows contours back to the cars. No need to book. Map: N/A Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Thursday Evening 8 February: Mulligans Flat – S/E

Meet 6:30pm in the main Mulligans Flat car park. Go down Old Gundaroo Road (off Horse Park Road toward its western end) and follow the signs to the car park. Nice open bushland. There are loads of walks in this area, so we won’t duplicate the last one. No need to book. Map: N/A Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 10 February - Sunday 25 February: Tasmania – Eastern Arthur Range and Mount Anne Circuit – S/R

Southwest Tasmania is stunning country – the terrain, the views, and sometimes the challenges! But it just needs persistence to get unforgettable rewards, and the ascents of Federation Peak and Mt Anne are optional. We’ll go in via Farmhouse Creek, giving each walk about a week, going slow and steady. Contact the leader by year-end for details. Leader: RupertB

Sunday 11 February: Smokers Trail - Square Rock – M/E-M

A walk not far from the Corin Dam Road, all above 1300m so should be relatively cool. Mainly on track but there is about 2km off track visiting some good granite formations. Map: ACT 1:100000 or Corin Dam 1:25000 Leader: JeffB Transport: minimum $10 Limit: 12

10-11 February: Woila Creek from Badja Sawmill – M/R

This will be a mix of classic ridge and creek walking in a beautiful part of the Deua National Park Views to Mother Woila. Camp proposed at Woila clearing. Some swim opportunities are possible. Leader: ChrisL Map: Badja 1:25000 Transport: minimum $25


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