July 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 July to the second Wednesday of August.

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 14 July – In the Shadow of Palerang – S/E-M

A walk in the Tallaganda National Park. From the Forbes Creek track head east of Hoskinstown, follow trails to Mulloon Creek, then along the Palerang firetrail before swinging west off track for about an hour to the creek thence Mulloon firetrail back to the cars. Mostly on track. Much of the walk is through a quite rich forest - closer to the coast. About 5 hours actual walking. Map: Bombay 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: minimum $15

Sunday 15 July – Shoalhaven River/Bungonia Gorge – M/M

A brisk winter walk to Bungonia Gorge. We will descend the Mount Ayre track to meet Bungonia Creek at the junction with the Shoalhaven. Lunch at the scenic junction. Return via Bungonia Creek, with a side trip up the gorge (time permitting). Return to the top via the White Track. Please note that the walk involves a steep 500m descent/ascent. A midday swim is optional. Map: Caoura 1:25000 Leader: JohnK Transport: minimum $22 Limit: 12

Tuesday 17 July – Blytheburn Cottage from Corin Dam Road – M/M/X

From Corin Dam Road, head east via Punchbowl Creek and White Horse Flats down 400m to Blytheburn Cottage on the Booroomba property. Permission has been obtained from the landowner. Return via the hills to the south. Around 14 km and 500m total climb. Further details at Map: Corin Dam 1:25000 Leader: JohnE; contact by 6:00pm the previous Sunday Transport: minimum $8 Limit: 8

Wednesday 11 July – MONTHLY CLUB MEETING

8:00pm Main meeting room, St John’s Church Hall, Constitution Avenue, Reid

Peruvian Peaks, Inca Tracks and Pisco Sours

Presenter: ReneD

In May this year a number of bushwalkers set off on their first trekking reconnaissance mission to Peru. Hear how they completed the Huayhuash Circuit – a 12 day trek circling a group of high peaks that include Yerupaja, the world’s second highest tropical mountain and Siula Grande, the peak made famous by Joe Simpson in “Touching the Void”. Of course you can’t go to Peru without walking the Inca Trail and visiting the iconic Machu Picchu. And then there were the pisco sours…

Saturday 21 July – Deua National Park: Horseshoe Point – S-M/R

From Dampier Trig the second of three day-walks will take us to the end of a conglomerate bluff called Horseshoe Point. It has fabulous views across to the very nearby Tabletop Mountain. We will also explore some overhanging formations along the base of the cliff line beneath the point. Maps: Snowball and Badja 1:25000 Leader: ChrisL Transport: minimum $25

Sunday 22 July – Faunce Hill – M/M

Faunce Hill lies on the eastern side of the Queanbeyan River gorge north of Googong Dam. This walk will start from Wanna Wanna Road and go off track through what is probably open forest to the Hill. There are said to be good views from there and elsewhere along an escarpment below it. We will return largely on track to the cars. A new walk to me, should be 4-5 hours actual walking. Map: Hoskinstown 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: $10 or less

21-22 July – Mount Kelly and Mount Scabby – M/R

Boboyan - Mount Kelly - Mount Scabby - Sams Creek - Boboyan. If weather or snow conditions are unsuitable, this walk will be relocated. Maps: Yaouk and Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leaders: ReneD and KeithT [email to keitht] Transport: minimum $20 Limit: 8

Saturday 28 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 from there. 4½ hours actual walking, mostly on track. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: minimum $10

Sunday 29 July – Mt Orroral – M/M-R

A climb of a 1609m summit in Namadgi National Park, with views of (probably) snow-covered mountains to the south and west – and (possibly) some snow on Mt Orroral too! There via the Granite Tops Walking Track and the NE spur, back via Thunder Bluff (Grid Reference 735529) then SE to Nursery Ck and the walking track. A fair bit of scrambling, scrub and steepness. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leader: JeffB Transport: minimum $12 Limit: 12

28-29 July – Kiandra - Four Mile Hut Snowtrip – E/M

In recent winters plans of snowshoeing from Kiandra to Four Mile Hut have had to relocated because of inadequate snow. So maybe this year? It’s a fairly level 6km along the eastern flank of Mt Selwyn through scattered snow gums (burnt but most sprouting) to the Hut (and toilet). We’ll camp there and do a sidetrip towards the Nine Mile. Bring your camera. The trip will be suitable for those wishing to try snow camping. If we need to relocate again - well, south of Thredbo offers many options. Maps: Cabramurra 1:25000 Leader: RupertB Transport: minimum $40

Tuesday 31 July – Mt Tennent and Tennent Homestead – L/E-M/X

A visit to Mt Tennent fire tower for views. Then north back along the ridge to Spot Height 1008 and south east to Tennent Homestead (this is courtesy of a TrevorB walk description I saw). Continue SE in the Namadgi National Park to rejoin the Australian Alpine Walking Track. Around 14 km and 850m total climb. Further details at Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: JohnE; contact by 6:00pm the previous Sunday. Transport: minimum $8 Limit: 8

Tuesday 31 July 2007 – GPS Workshop

A workshop covering various aspects of the use of handheld GPS. Contact: Please contact TerenceU if you will be attending this workshop so that we have an idea of numbers attending

July - August – South Australia

July-August, about 3 weeks William Creek, Lake Eyre, Head of Bight and Right whales camping and motel, very weather dependent, this time no trailer and only one vacant seat. Expressions of interest were required by mid June. Leader: DougG

Saturday 4 August – Gigerline Trig Point – M/M

Tharwa Bridge-spur-trig-Murrumbidgee River-bridge; good views from the trig. Fairly open grassy country with a bit of a climb. Map: ACT 1:100000 Leaders: JennyH and RobH Transport: minimum $5

(3)4-5 August – Barren Grounds Reserve Weekend – L/E

Leave Canberra Friday evening. On Saturday we will do a 20km walk through heath country to the edge of the escarpment and enjoy several spectacular views of the coast and nearby ranges. Sunday's walk to Macquarie Pass National Park will be shorter (10km). We return home on the Sunday afternoon. The Reserve is famous for its bird life and wildflowers. We will be staying at the Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve ( Walk Gradings: Saturday L/E; Sunday S/E. Map: Kangaroo Valley 1:25000 Leader: BarryK Transport: minimum $40 Accommodation: $15-20 per night

Wednesday 8 August – Wednesday Walk

The regular mid-week walk series continues, close to Canberra with a destination to be decided. Contact the leader before 8:00pm Tuesday to find out destination and meeting place. Leader: AllanM

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