CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

April 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 April to the second Wednesday of May.

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 

Wednesday 9 April: 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

12–13 April: Namadgi N.P. – Coronet Peak via Cotter Gap – M/M-R

Saturday: Orroral Valley carpark to Cotter Gap, and Pond Creek to pitch camp. We’ll spend the afternoon poking around Cotter Hut. Sunday: We’ll make an early start to scramble up Coronet Peak and return to Pond Ck to decamp. We’ll return to Orroral Valley via Cotter Gap. Fuel stoves and woollies will be required. Map: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000. Leader: John K. Transport: ~$14. Limit: 8.

Saturday 12 April: Tinderry – M/E

This walk runs parallel to, and just east of, the Tinderry Range. Follow the Round Flat and East Tinderry fire trails north from the Tinderry Rd through open bush to an unnamed peak of 1335 m for lunch then west and south back to the cars mostly off track. Climb around 250 m. About 4 hrs actual walking. Map: Tinderry 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$20

Tuesday 15 April: Mt Scabby from Yaouk including source of the Cotter River – M/R,X

From Kennedys Road via Rowleys Hut head east steeply up to Mt Scabby. Explore the tops and the source of the Cotter River. North down the Cotter for 2 km, then west down to Rowleys Hut and return to the car. Around 10 km and 600 m total climb. Demanding walking. Route not fully known to leader. MapsRendezvous Creek and Yaouk. Leader: John E. Please contact me if you would like to co-lead. Transport: ~$18. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Wednesday 16 April, 8pm: MONTHLY MEETING

From Russia to China on a recumbent bike.

Main meeting room, St John’s Church Hall, Reid.

19-20 April: Griffins Farm S/E or S-M/M

Access from Bendeela Rd in Kangaroo Valley. Griffins Farm on Yarrunga Creek has long been abandoned and is now in Morton National Park. It is surrounded by high sandstone cliffs. The basic walk is all on fire trail, 6 km each way to and from the campsite with 200 m descent Saturday and ascent Sunday. Optional side trips without packs to magnificent Mt Moollattoo (3 km ret +/–350 m off-track) and the farm overlook and Crankeys Creek (3 km ret +/–150 m partly off-track). Map: Bundanoon 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~$40. Limit: 12.

Saturday 19 April: Wild Cattle Ridge – M/E

A walk near Captains Flat in the Tallaganda National Park. >From Wild Cattle Flats Road. We will follow an open ridge south toward Mt Tumanang. The mountain is too far to access this way in a day and we will lunch on an unnamed peak of 1335m then go west and south to the cars. Vegetation is varied, some interesting views. About 5 hrs walking, almost all off-track but not hard. Home via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$20

24–28 April: Blue Mountains – M/E-M

Car camping and day walks in Blue Mountains and southern Wollemi National Parks. Fully booked following responses to Bulletin Board, but contact leader if you would like to go on waiting list. Maps: Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen, Rock Hill, Mt Wilson, Katoomba 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: TBA. Limit: 9.

25–27 April: Kosciusko National Park – M-L/R

Burrungubugge River–Horse Creek–Brassy Peak–Jagungal–Doubtful River–Teddys Creek. Map: Kosciusko 1:100,000. Leader: Keith T [email to keitht]. Transport: ~$30

Friday, 25 April: Black Mt and Aranda Bushland – M/E

Meet at 9.30 am in the the car park opposite 160 Dryandra St, O’Connor. This walk traverses the Bruce Ridge then crosses into the Black Mt Reserve. Traverse the reserve, following the track part way up the mountain, then to the Cork Plantation for lunch. Home via the Aranda Bushland. All on track, about 4 hrs walking. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

Saturday 26 April: Booroomba Rocks/Blue Gum Hill Lookout – M/M

Via Bushfold Flats we wander across to a rocky vantage point near Blue Gum Creek with open views to the faces of Booroomba Rocks and Blue Gum Hill. Map: Corin Dam and Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Chris L. Transport: ~$10.

Sunday, 27 April: A ridge with a view – M/E-M

Walk from the Spring Creek car park along a series of ridges through open forest to an unnamed grassy peak for lunch with spectacular views from Lake George to the Tinderries then loop back to the cars. Part on and part off-track, about 4¾ hrs actual walking. I made a mess of this one last year and brought the group back before we saw the best views, so do it again if you were disappointed then. Map: Captains Flat Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$12.

Tuesday 29 April: Nursery Swamp Aboriginal Art and Thunder Bluff – M/M,X

Nursery Swamp Walking Trail, taped footpad towards saddle, to aboriginal art site. Then NW up spur to SH1424 and on to Thunder Bluff. Return via Rendezvous Creek, downstream to taped footpad up and down to car at Nursery Swamp car park. Around 13 km and 500 m total climb. Moderate fitness required. Route not fully known to leader. Possible delays and diversions from the intended route. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John E.  Please contact me if you would like to co-lead. Transport: ~$10. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

(2) 3–4 May: Bargo Gorge – M/E

Drive to Bundanoon YHA on Friday evening, our base for the weekend. On Saturday, walk the spectacular and beautiful Bargo Gorge from the Mermaid’s Pool to its junction with the Nepean River. Mostly on track. On Sunday, probably walk from Meryla Pass along the cliff line with magnificent views, a mixture of on and off-track. The YHA is a renovated early 20th century home of delightful ambience. Shared meal on Saturday evening. Maps: Picton and Bundanoon. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$40, Accommodation: ~ $50.

Saturday 3 May: Bendora Dam – Mt Domain crossover – L/R,X (NPA Grade 2/A/D/E/F)

A joint CBC/NPA walk. From Bendora Dam up a spur through SH1117, SH1266 and SH1239 to top the Tidbinbilla skyline at 1460 m. 500 m S to Mt Domain (1506 m), then via the usual spur down to Fishing Gap and so to Fishing Gap car park. Around 12 km and 900 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: Tidbinbilla. Leaders: John E and Mike B. Transport: ~$15. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

(9)10–11 May: Cloudmaker and Ti Willa Plateau – M/M-R

Leave Friday night to camp near Kanangra Walls. Follow the track across Kanangra Tops then along the ups and downs of the narrow Gangerang Range to Mt Cloudmaker and beyond off-track to Ti Willa Plateau, to camp in 100 Man Cave. Return via the same route. Spectacular views in all directions, including the Sydney skyline from Ti Willa. After lots of rain in the Blue Mountains in late 2007, I’m expecting water in Ti Willa Creek, but if it’s been dry we’ll do a walk to the Kowmung down Brumby Ridge and back up Roots ridge. Map: Kanangra 1:25 000. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $~46. Limit: 8

Saturday 10 May: Black Range – M/E

From the Forbes Creek track head, follow the trail north through attractive open forest to South Black Range trig point with its enormous rock for morning tea, then along an open ridge to rejoin the track for a while. Swing east then south off-track before returning to the cars. About 4½ hrs actual walking. Map: Bombay 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$15

Sunday 11 May: Sandy Creek Falls S/R

Walk starts and finishes at top of Meryla Pass near Moss Vale. We walk to Rebecca’s View Lookout and descend the cliffs at the creek to the south. Thence down to Sandy Creek which we follow upstream through rainforest, pass the 30 m waterfall (easy climb around), and return to the cars through the heath. I have done this walk in reverse, a long time ago, but if I cannot find the safe descent we will stay above the cliffs and go to another very scenic lookout. Map: Bundanoon 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~$35. Limit: 12.

Tuesday 13 May: Sunny Corner Trail and SH1215 – M/M,X

The first edition Cotter Dam 1:25000 map shows a number of fire trails around Reids Pinch on the Brindabella Road. Follow Sunny Corner Trail to the weir over Condor Creek, then climb to SH1215. Join Two Sticks Road and follow an old fire trail back to Picadilly Circus. Another old fire trail parallels Brindabella Road down to the arboretum. A short side trip to Blundell Hill. Around 11 km and 650 m total climb. Moderate fitness required. Route not fully known to leader. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: John E Please contact me if you would like to co-lead. Transport: ~$7. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Wednesday 14 May: 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



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