CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

February 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 Tuesday of February to the second Wednesday of March.

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 

Tuesday 12 February: Upper Rendezvous Creek – L/M-R,X

Visit the source of Rendezvous Creek. >From the Nursery Swamp car park, follow the Nursery Swamp Walking Trail, then taped footpad over the saddle to Rendezvous Creek. Walk upstream on the SW bank, enjoying views up to granite heights on both sides, to the source in the saddle to the E of Split Rock. Return via the Australian Alps Walking Track. Around 23 km and 600 m total climb. Demanding walking for a fit and experienced party. Route not fully known to leader. Possible delays and diversions from the intended route. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam. Leader: John E  Transport: ~$10. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Saturday 16 February: Pheasant and Boboyan Hills from Naas car park – S/M/R

A short day. Map: Yaouk 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny and Rob H  Transport: ~$11.

Sunday 17 February: Fools Gold Gully – S/R/X/W

From the Bungonia Nature Reserve descend to the Shoalhaven via Mt Ayre. Depending on river conditions cross the river and then a short exploration of Fools Gold Gully. Please note that the walk involves a steep 500 m descent/ascent. Map: Caoura 1:25,000. Leader: Roger E  Transport: ~$25. Limit: 8.

Monday evening, 18 February: Coolamon Ridge again – S/E

Meet at the very end of Kathner St, Chapman for a walk along the ridge. No bookings, just turn up at 6.30 pm. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 19 February: Blue Gum Creek – L/R,X

Follow Blue Gum Creek from east of Smokers Trail down creek flats and steep cuts. Walk under Blue Gum Hill and near Booroomba Rocks, then to the ford at Georges Creek. An old track then takes us to Blythburn Cottage, White Horse Flat and up Punch Bowl Creek. Forestry trails lead us back to the car. Around 21 km and 600 m total climb. Demanding walking for a fit and experienced party. Route not fully known to leader. Possible delays and diversions from the intended route. Map: Corin Dam. Limit: 8. Leader: John E  Transport: ~$10. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Wednesday 20 February 8pm: GENERAL MEETING

Main meeting room, St John's Church Hall, Constitution Avenue, Reid.  Pictures and talks about some recent walks to the Macdonnell Ranges, the Budawangs and Mt Kilimanjaro.

Thursday evening, 21 February: 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 Gecko Hill. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w) or stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 23 February: Inaugural U35 Walk, Square Rock – S/E

A morning trip for under 35’s (see Walks Waffle); always a pleasant ramble. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Gwen H Transport: ~$8.50

Saturday 23 February: Bundanoon – Coal Creek – S/M-R/W?

Visit Coal Mine Falls, then continue down the lush gorge in/out and beside the creek. Map: Bundanoon 1:25000. Leader: Chris L Transport: ~$20

Sunday 24 February: Deua NP, The Big Hole and Marble Arch – M/M

We’ll drive out via Captains Flat and Tallaganda NP. This is a reasonably leisurely ramble through some heathland to the Big Hole and then some attractive open woodland to the Marble Arch. A torch may be useful when pottering around in the cavern at the Marble Arch. We’ll return the same way. The walk involves a couple of steepish climbs but they are reasonably short and should take about five hours return. Maps: Braidwood, Araluen 1:100,000 Leader: John K  Transport: ~$25 Limit: 12

Sunday 24 February: Tantangara Mountain – M/M

Tantangara Mtn is in the northern part of Kosciuszko NP, near the Snowy Mts Hwy. At 1745 m it has sub-alpine vegetation and extensive views in all directions. The drive is via the Boboyan Rd. Map: Denison 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B  Transport: ~$30. Limit: 12.

23–24 February: Corang Peak and Corang Lagoon – M/M-R

Mostly on walking tracks, this walk is suitable for reasonably fit people who have had little weekend walking experience. Wog Wog Car Park – Corang Lagoon – Broula Brook – Canowie Brook – Corang Peak – Wog Wog Car Park. Maps: Corang 1:25000 Leader: Rene D and Keith T  Transport: ~$25 Limit: 8

24 February–8 March: SW Tas – Arthurs Range, Frenchmans Cap

Incomparable country! – and not so hard. The first week will traverse the intricacies of the Western Arthurs, and the second visit the majestic ‘Cap and its extension to Clytemnaestra or the Franklin River. Come for either or both. Leader: Rupert B  Limit: 8

Monday evening, 25 February: Cumbean Reserve – S/E

Meet at the corner of Captain’s Flat Rd and the Kings Hwy (Qbn–Bungendore Rd) for a wander around part of this reserve. Turn into Captains Flat Rd and almost immediately there is somewhere to park on the left. No bookings, just turn up at 6.30 pm. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w) or stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Thursday evening, 28 February: Burley Griffin – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm in the car park on the right of the road outside the Governor General’s residence on Dunrossil Drive for a wander along the lake to Weston Park and 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.

(29 Feb), 1–2 March: Mt Townsend – L/E-M

At 2209 m, this is Australia’s 2nd highest peak. I have never done it and plan to fix that. We will drive down Friday night and do Townsend on the Saturday. Mixture of on and off track. We will sleep at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge (shared meal Sat night). Home on Sunday. Map: Perisher 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$50, Accommodation: single room, $70 for weekend, double/twin $50.

Monday evening, 3 March: Mt Stromlo – S/E

Meet 6.30 pm, park at the junction of Coppins Crossing Road and Uriarra Road. We will walk on some of the old trails on the side of Mt Stromlo with some 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, 6 March: Flat Black Mountain – S/E

Meet 6.30 pm, park at end of Frith St near electricity sub-station for a wander around the low mountain to the north of the main peak and elsewhere in the reserve. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

8–10 March: Morton NP, Byangee Walls – M/M/R, Monolith Valley – M/M and Pigeon House Mtn – S/M

We’ll drive down early Saturday to the Yadboro campsite and pitch camp. It’s a very scenic walk from the Yadboro up to Byangee Walls via Cathedral Cave, the Natural Arch and Castle Gap. We’ll scramble up Byangee for lunch on the highest point on the plateau. It involves a bit of rock work. We’ll return via the same route. Early start Sunday to rocket up Kalianna Ridge, and through to Castle Saddle, via the base of this wonderful landmark. We’ll aim to get to the spectacular Monolith Valley and possibly the Green Room before retracing our steps. On Monday we’ll decamp and drive over to Pigeon House for the short but steep climb, for some more spectacular views. We’ll return to Canberra via coast; if the weather is good we may stop for a swim along the way. Map: Corang 1:25,000. Leader: John K  Transport: ~$35 Limit: 8

8–10 March: Kanangra Base Camp various grades

Kanangra Walls is an isolated sandstone plateau, with outstanding views across Kanangra Gorge and over the southern Blue Mts. We will camp beside the cars at Boyd Crossing both nights. Saturday’s walk will be to granite Box Ck Falls (S/R). On Sunday Jeff will lead a trip over Kanangra Plateau to Crafts Wall and beyond (M/M) while Stan M will take a group around the plateau (S-M/E). On Monday morning Jeff will lead a walk to Mt Colboyd (S/R) while Stan will take a group to Jenolan Caves. All meet together before leaving for Canberra early Monday afternoon. Maps: Shooters Hill, Kanangra, Yerranderie 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B  Transport: ~$50 plus park entry and cave inspections if selected. Limit: 16.

Wednesday 12 March: 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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