December 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 December to the second Wednesday of January.

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
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Saturday 15 December: Little Ginini Mountain – M/M

Trace the line of the ACT–NSW border along the ridge of the Brindabella Range over Little Ginini Mountain to Pryors Hut and beyond. Return to the cars along the Mt Franklin Road. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000. Leader: Terence U Transport: ~$15. Note: Limit 8.

Sunday 16 December: ACT Western Border – L/E

Follow a section of the original ACT/NSW border. See some of the original markers. Starting just north of Bendoura Hill head south to Snow Gum Hill, Mt Aggie and Mt Franklin. Return via the Parrott Rd. (Note the terrain is easy the walk itself is not necessarily). Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000. Leader: Roger E Transport: $13 Limit: 8

Monday evening, 17 December: Aranda Frost Hollow – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the car park accessed via the lane beside 57 MacKellar Circuit, Cook and we will walk through the Aranda Bushland, clip the corner of Black Mt Reserve and return to the cars via the Aranda frost hollow. No bookings. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 18 December: Burkes Creek and Pipeline Roads – M/E,X

Drive to Top Flats via the recently reopened Bendora Dam Road. Walk a loop, all on fire trail/road, along Burkes Creek Road, Pipeline Road and Bendora Dam Road. See the spectacular face in the cliff and a cameo view up Burkes Creek to The Pimple. Four crossings of the Cotter River as it flows through rugged country. Great views up to the wild western side of the Tidbinbilla Range. Around 14km and 300m total climb. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000. Leader: John E  Contact me by 6pm the previous Sunday to discuss options. Transport: ~$12. Further details at Limit: 8.

Thursday evening, 20 December: Mt Ainslie Quarry – S/E

Meet in the car park at the back of the War memorial, on the eastern side. We will do a walk in the Ainslie reserve, including a visit to the disused quarry, thence to the top and down the easy way to the cars. No bookings, just turn up at 6.30. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 22 December: Jews Corner – M/M

Kambah–New Station Creek–Murrumbidgee River Track–Jews Corner and return. Map: ACT 1:100,000. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H Transport: nil

22–23 December: Main Range Ramble – M/ME

Escape the pre-Christmas madness for cool air and late snow drifts. We will stroll relaxingly along the roof of Oz up Mt Kosciusko, scramble up Mt Townsend and find a nice grassy patch for overnight. Stoves or cold food only. Map: Kosciusko 1:50000. Leader: Chris L Transport: ~$30 plus

25 December: Traditional Christmas Day lunch on Springbank Island

Members and their friends are invited to again try to cross Lake Burley Griffin on Christmas Day for a combined lunch under the magnificent trees on Springbank Island. For further information please contact Doug W, particularly if you are able to bring a boat or canoe.

27 December–1 January: Day Excursions from Charlottes Pass

Walk and explore the area around Charlottes Pass to view the mountains and magnificent displays of wild flowers. Five nights of shared accommodation at the Southern Alps Lodge, self-catering, $67 per night for a room for two. Please contact the leader as soon as possible to discuss arrangements: walks, number of nights and transport. Maps: Kosciuszko 1:50,000. Guided Walks in the Snowy Mountains. Leader: Doug W  Transport:~$50 plus park entry fees.

(27) 28 December–1 January: Christys Ck and Kowmung River – M/M-R/W

Drive to Kanangra Thurs evening for a five day walk on two beautiful Blue Mountains rivers. There is a compulsory swim in Christys Ck and possibly also in Bulga Dennis Canyon (a gorge, not a narrow slot). We will walk down the Uni Rover Trail and drop into Christys via Amble Easy Ridge, then exit the Kowmung via Roots Ridge for the 800 m climb back up to Kanangra Walls. Short car shuffle needed. If Kanangra/Boyd NP is closed, we will find another river, possibly the Genoa. Maps: Kanangra & Yerranderie 1:25 000. Leader: Meg M.  Transport:~$46. Limit: 8.

28 – 31 December: Black Jack Mtn, Snowy River Falls – M/M, X

Explore some of the remote KNP west of Bombala: from Byadbo Creek a side trip to Blackjack Mtn, then along Hobbs Ridge for a couple of nights by the middle Snowy River, with explorations of the ‘washing machine’ falls, and a placid reach with rocks looking like icebergs. Maps: Tombong 1:25,000. Leader: Rupert B  Transport ~$60. Limit: 6.

Tuesday 1 January – Booroomba Rocks and Gorilla Rock– M/M,X

From Honeysuckle Creek, along the AAWT and the Booroomba Rocks Walk to visit the three high points of Booroomba Rocks. Great views! 2km to the west is Gorilla Rock, then south to the car. 4km off track. Around 10km and 350m total climb. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000. Leader: John E  Contact me by 6pm the previous Sunday to discuss options. Transport: ~$10. Further details at Limit: 8.

Saturday 5 January: Gigerline Gorge – M/R

South along the gorge from Smiths Road and return.Map: ACT 1:100,000. Leaders: Jenny and Rob H  Transport:~$6

Wednesday 9 January: 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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