September 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 September to the second Wednesday of October.

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

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Saturday 15 September - Melrose Valley, Rob Roy, Gigerline Trig, Tharwa - M/M/X

The area is marked as nature reserves on the ACT Natmap 1:100,000. Leader: RobH Transport: minimum $10 (involves a car shuttle)

Sunday 16 September - Namadgi National Park: The Yankee Hats - M/R

Commencing at the Boboyan Car Park we’ll head cross-country through the silent pines to commence a slog up Yankee Hat 2 (the one closest to Mt Gudgenby). It should be covered with thick scrub and we’ll pass some great rock outcrops. We’ll lunch on a slab with some stunning views to Mt Gudgenby. The afternoon session will involve a steep descent to the saddle between the Hats and thence up to the summit of Yankee Hat 1. A very steep descent to the site of aboriginal rock art and finish with a leisurely track stroll amongst the kangaroos and rabbits. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Yaouk 1:25,000 Leader: JohnK Transport: minimum $11 Limit: 8

Sunday 16 September - Hickory Hill - S/E

This walk is north east of the Googong Dam wall, in the same general area as the Faunce Hill walk in July. It begins at the Cascades Car Park, follows the Bradleys Creek trail for a while and then leaves the reserve and follows a track through open bush to an unnamed lookout for lunch and good views. The wattles are magnificent at this time of year. Return via an open ridge, largely off track. About 4 hours actual walking. Map: Hoskinstown 1:25,000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: minimum $10

Wednesday 19 September - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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

Sunday 23 September - Afternoon Ramble, The Spinnaker - S/M/R

Honeysuckle Creek- Spinnaker and return, off-track but reasonable scrub. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000 Leaders: JennyH and RobH Transport: minimum $8

22-23 September - Mount Kelly - M/R

Boboyan - Bogong Gap - Mt Kelly - Bogong Ck - Boboyan. First trip I’ve lead in a while. A gradual and consistent climb with a steeper bit at the end gives good views all around. Maps: Yaouk and Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000 Leader: RobertB Transport: minimum $11 Limit: 8

(21), 22-23 September - Kangaroo Valley - M/E

There are 2 walks over 2 days in the Morton National Park. On the Saturday we walk McPhails Fire Trail to Mt Carrialoo (14 kms, moderate grade with some steep sections, but the view from Mt Carrialoo makes the climb worthwhile). There is some scrub bashing across the plateau. On the Sunday we do the Four Lookouts Trail (12kms, easy grade with some great views. It is a botanically diverse walk with a host of heath plants, low stunted scribbly gums and rough-barked apples. Will also see bloodwoods, tea trees, conesticks, mountain devils, wattles and banksias, and hopefully some splashes of colour.). We depart Friday evening for our weekend accommodation at the Rabbit Flat ( Maps: Bundanoon and Burrier 1:25,000 Leader: BarryK Transport: minimum $50 Accommodation: $25 per night Limit: 12

22-23 September - Thredbo onto Main Range: Snow shoes - M/M

An overnight onto the Ramsheads using snow shoes. From a base camp we can roam the hopefully snow covered range. Camp on snow. Map: Kosciusko 1:50,000 Leader: SteveG Transport: minimum $35 + park entry

Tuesday 25 September - Goulburn: Rocky Hill and Mulwaree River - S/E

This walk is more a town walk rather than a bush walk. First stop is the War Memorial on Rocky Hill then across the pipe line over the sewage ponds and around behind the gaol. Follow the river to the western side of the town, then cutting back through town for afternoon tea at the Paragon Cafe. No maps required. Leader: BobE: Contact by 6:00pm Sunday Transport: minimum $18

Saturday 29 September - Un-named Hill, Northern Tinderries - L/M-R

Mountain in the Northern Tinderries, Tinderry GR 060528. From the map this hill appears to have lots of rocks and possibly a fair amount of the famous Tinderry scrub in between. Approach will be from the Keewong Fire Trail. About 14 km on track and 6 km through scrub. 400m climb. Maps: Michelago and Tinderry 1:25,000 Leader: RogerE Transport: minimum $10 Limit: 8

Monday 1 October - Mt Orroral: Rendezvous Creek-Nursery Swamp track - M/R

Fire trail to lunar laser dome, climb through scrub to Mt Orroral then descend into Rendezvous Creek. Return via Nursery Swamp Track and Orroral homestead to cars. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000 Leaders: JennyH and RobH Transport: minimum $8.50

29 September - 1 October - Budawang Weekend - M/M

I have booked basic accommodation near Nerriga on the edge of the Morton National Park for the long weekend. Drive down Saturday morning. We will do three day-walks led by Jeff Bennetts, tentatively on Sassafras Plateau via Crossroads Pass (last year’s Monday walk extended), Styles Plains, and Quiltys Mountain via Binnari Pass. The flowers should be good on the heaths. Walks will be a mix of on and off track (some scrub). The bunkhouse holds six. Others can use tents but all can use stove, refrigerator and shower. If you want to discuss the walks, contact Jeff. Map: Endrick 1:25,000 or CMW Budawangs Sketch Map Leaders: JeffB and Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) 6274 7350(w) or Bookings to Stan please. Transport: minimum $30 Accommodation: depends on numbers, approximately $20

(28), 29 September - 1 October - Southern Blue Mountains and Kanangra-Boyd National Parks - M-L/M-R

This 3 day on- and off-track walk includes Mt Colong (the highest peak in the southern Blue Mountains), the Kowmung River and some of the more interesting ridges on the southern side of the Kowmung. Drive to Batsh Camp Friday night (3 hours). Saturday: Baralliers Pass, Mount Meier, Mount Armour, Church Creek/Kowmung River. Sunday: bring a day pack to check out Church Creek Caves environs, Inglis Selection Track and Chiddy Obelisk, then move camp to a lovely Kowmung pool and grassy bank at Broken Point. Monday: return via Mt Milo and Mt Colong. Contact me after 16 September. Maps: Bindook and Yerranderie 1:25,000 Leader: MegM Transport: minimum $40 Limit: 8

Saturday 6 October - Moonlight Hollow 2 - M/E

This walk follows good tracks through lush forest, mostly unaffected by the fires, with running creeks and ferny gullies. We will follow the same route from Bulls Head to Bendora Arboretum (lunch) as the walk of this name earlier in the year but with a quite different return via disused logging roads to the cars. About 5¼ hours actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: minimum$15

Monday 8 - Friday 12 October - Blue Mountains - S/R, M/E, M/M

Get away for a week of day walks (mostly on tracks) in the Blue Mountains. Camp at cars 2 nights at Bungleboori then 2 at Blackheath Caravan Park (hot showers, quiet). Walks negotiable but options include River Caves Canyon (half day, no swims/abseils, just wet feet), Pagoda Track/Glow Worm Tunnel, Golden Stairs/Ruined Castle, Megalong Head/Nellies Glen/Devils Hole, Valley of the Waters/Wentworth Falls, and Porters Pass/Centennial Glen (half day). Maps: Rock Hill, Mt Morgan, Katoomba and Jamison 1:25,000 and possibly others Leader: JeffB: Please book by 28 September. Transport: minimum $60 Accommodation: 2 nights camp fees Limits: minimum 4, maximum 9

Tuesday 9 October - Tidbinbilla Mountain and the Pimple - M/M

Start on Lyrebird Track before heading west on a steep climb to Tidbinbilla Mountain. A side detour to the Pimple before returning to Tidbinbilla Range Road. Approximately 15 kms. Total climb 870m. Walk time 6 hours. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000 Leader: BobE: Contact by 6:00pm Sunday Transport: minimum $11

Wednesday 10 October - 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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