CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

January 2008

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 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 

Thursday evening, 10 January: Campbell Park – S/E

Be at the northern end of the airport side of the Campbell Park offices car park at 6.30. The walk follows the track along the eastern side of the Ainslie reserve toward Mt Majura then loops back. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 12 January: Billy Billy Rocks – M/R

Smokers Gap- Bogong Cave- Billy Billy Rocks and return. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H  Transport: ~$8.50

Sunday 13 January: Johnstones Ck Amphitheatre – S/R

Johnstones Ck is a tributary of Bundanoon Ck. It is in semi-rainforest under sandstone cliffs. This is a very short walk to the natural amphitheatre around the longnose point I visited in October 2006 (MR 466561) but adding exploration of the many cool overhangs, a descent to and walk along the creek, and much time for swimming or relaxing. Some scrub and scrambling. Map: Wingello 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B  Transport: ~$25. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 14 January: Kowen Forest  S/E

Go down Sutton Road about 1½ km from its intersection with Pialligo Rd and Yass Rd to the Kowen Rd. Go down Kowen Rd until the junction where the road to Molonglo Gorge goes off to the right. There is a car park on the left. We will head along a road over the escarpment. Start time 6.30pm. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

14–16 January: KNP – Leaning Rock Falls – S/M, X

Down the west side below Granite Peaks is the tall slab of Leaning Rock, and the fall under it is perhaps the remotest in KNP. The area has been closed after the ‘03 fires until recently; we’ll explore down from Dicky Cooper Bogong and return via Tate West Ridge, expect big Main Range views. Map: Mt Kosciuszko. 1:5,000 Leader: Rupert B  Transport: ~$50. Limit: 6.

Tuesday 15 January: 14r feature and Pierce Hill – L/E-M,X

From a convenient fire trail in Pierces Creek forest, walk via the Tidbinbilla Range Road through Black Spring Mountain down to explore the 14r feature on a feeder to Pierces Creek. Back up to the road and, just to make a different way home, head to Pierce Hill. Exit the Tidbinbilla Range via the fire trail down the spur to the SE of Oakey Creek. All on fire trail except for 1.5 km and 200 m down to the falls. Around 15km and 700m total climb. Maps: Cotter Dam and Tidbinbilla 1:25000. Leader: John E Contact me by 6pm the previous Sunday to discuss options. Transport: ~$10. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Wednesday 16 January, 6pm: Monthly ‘Meeting’

BYO Barbecue

If barbecues are disabled because of fire danger, bring a picnic tea and still enjoy the company of friends.

Black Mountain Peninsula  (Follow the CBC signs on Garryowen Drive)

Thursday evening, 17 January: Mulligan’s Flat East – S/E

Meet 6.30 pm in the main Mulligan’s Flat carpark. Go down Horse Park Rd until you see Mulligan’s Flat Road going off to the north. Follow the signs to the car park. Nice open bush and interesting views from the hills. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

19–20 January: Shannahans Mt–Max’s Hut–Naas Rr–Horse Gully Hut–Sh. Falls Creek–Sh. Mt – M/R/X

Maps: Williamsdale, Colinton 1:25,000. Leaders: Jenny and Rob H  Transport: ~$10.

Thursday evening, 24 January: Goorooyaroo Nature Park again – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm in the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from its junction with the Federal Hwy (the Gungahlin exit). Will probably do Old Joe. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

(25)26–28 January: Genoa River – M/R

A relatively easy weekend walk to a section of the Genoa River that is not usually reached in a weekend. A pleasant river walk with lots of rock hopping and wet feet, but no compulsory swims. We leave the cars at the picnic area at GR152708 and walk south over the knoll between Mount Wakefield and Mount Merragunegin. When we hit the Genoa River we travel upstream along the Genoa River to the Yambulla Creek junction. From this junction we head back to the cars via an overgrown track. Map: Yambulla 1:25000. Leaders: Rene D and Keith T  Limit: 8 Transport: ~$50

26–28 January 2008: Kosciusko long weekend: various ratings

Leave Canberra mid morning Saturday. That afternoon we will do an off track walk of about 2hrs in the vicinity of Mt Stillwell. On Sunday, we will offer the iconic Blue Lake-Main Range-Kosciusko circuit (6hrs walking all on track) with its brilliant views and an off track alternative led by Ross A. On Monday morning, I will offer a walk of about 1 ¾ hrs at Sawpit Creek on the way home. Two ‘everyone bring something’ meals in the evenings. Map: Perisher Valley 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$50 incl park entry. Accommodation (Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge, Charlottes Pass) ~$50 – 60 for weekend

Monday 28 January: Gingera – M/R

Corin Dam – steep climb up Stockyard Spur – Priors Hut – Gingera and return. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H  Transport: ~$9.

Tuesday 29 January: Molonglo Gorge – L/E,X

Walk the Molonglo Gorge, the Molonglo River through the Kowan Pine Forest and Glen Burn Creek to the historic sites. Return same. Nearly all on fire trails. Around 20km and 150m total climb. Map: Bungendore 1:25000. Leader: John E  Contact me by 6pm the previous Sunday to discuss options. Transport: ~$12. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au. Limit: 8.

Thursday evening, 31 January: Ainslie/Majura – S/E

Be at the entrance to the park on Mackenzie St, Hackett, just north of the Grayson St intersection. Be there at 6.30 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), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 2 February: Nursery Hill – M/R

Nursery Swamp car park–swamp–Nursery Hill and return. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H Transport:~$8.

2–3 February: Watsons Crags, Giant’s Castle – L/E-M, M/E-M

Two Snowy Mtn day walks with a car camp at Island Bend. (1) Watsons Crags protrudes far into Geehi Gorge while still exceeding 2000m altitude and offers tremendous views. Starts from Charlotte Pass and goes by Blue Lake lookout. All on track or through open alpine country but there are some steep climbs. (2) The Giant’s Castle is a granite formation at the end of the sub-alpine Rennix Walk. The walk order will be changed if Sunday’s weather is better. Maps: Perisher Valley, Kalkite Mtn 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B Transport and park entry: ~$50. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 4 February: Aranda Bushland – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the car park accessed via the lane beside 57 MacKellar Circuit, Cook and wander around the bushland. Great views. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Thursday evening, 7 February: Mulligan’s Flat – S/E

Meet 6.30 pm in the main Mulligan’s Flat carpark. Go down Horse Park Rd until you see Mulligan’s Flat Road going off to the north. Follow the signs to the car park. Nice open bushland. There are loads of walks in this area, we won’t duplicate the last one. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 9 February: Kambah Pool – Bullen Range – Red Rock Gorge – Kambah Pool – M/R

There is the likelihood of having to do at least one short swim. Map: ACT 1:100,000. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H  Transport: nil

Monday evening, 11 February: Mt Ainslie again S/E

Meet at 6.30 in car park atop Mt Ainslie on the airport side then another route on and around the mountain. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Wednesday 13 February: 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.

Thursday evening, 14 February: Bruce and O’Connor Ridges – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the the car park opposite 160 Dryandra St, O’Connor for a walk in these two pleasant areas. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

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