June 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 June to the second Wednesday of July.

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.

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Wednesday 11 June: 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

Saturday 14 June: Wild Cattle Flat – S/E-M

Note change of date. Climb via fire trail east of Captains Flat to the trig station atop the Bollard Ridge, which has views to the west. Then follow the ridge as it descends through open forest until you cross Ballinafad Creek. Lunch on a hill above the creek, then cross wild cattle flats and back to the cars through open forest. All on trail or easy off track. About 4 hrs actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$20

Sunday 15 June: Canberra Nature Parks – M/E

A ramble around some of Canberra’s local nature parks. >From Pine Island head to the Cotter Road via Red Rocks Gorge, Urambi Hills, McQuoid Hill, Mt Arawang, Cooleman Ridge and Narrabundah Hill. A car shuffle will be required. Maps: available from Leader: Roger E. Transport: ~$2–5

14–15 June: Beginners overnight trip, Nursery Hill – Rendezvous Creek Round – S/R

Saturday, climb Nursery Hill via N. Swamp then descend to Rendezvous Creek to a picturesque spot among Black Sallees. Sunday, out via N. Swamp track. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport:~$9.

Wednesday 18 June, 8pm: Monthly Meeting

A presentation by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad.

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

Saturday 21 June: Monga Eucryphia Forests – M/M

The aim of this walk is to seek and explore the moist plumwood forests in the Monga/Mongarlowe area. Bring camera. Some walking will be off-track. Maps: Monga, Araluen 1:25000 Leader: Chris L. Transport: ~$20

Saturday 21 June: Navigation refresher #3 – M/M

A day consolidating route-following and position fixing techniques in the hills and on the river west of Kambah. No prerequisites. A brief review before-hand. And it’s a nice day-walk too. Map: Tuggeranong 1:25,000.Leaders: Jenny & Rob H.

Sunday 22 June: In the shadow of Palerang – S/E-M

A walk in the Tallaganda National Park. >From the Forbes Creek track head east of Hoskinstown, follow trails to Mulloon Creek, then along the Palerang firetrail before swinging west off track for about an hour to the creek and the firetrail back to the cars. Mostly on track. The forest is different from that near Canberra. About 5hrs actual walking. Map: Bombay 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$15

Sunday 22 June: Onion soup – S-M/R

The Onion is the rounded 1500m granite summit (shaped like an onion!) next south of Tinderry Peak. It has views to the Snowy Mtns, and could have some snow itself at this time of year. For lunch bring a small stove and warm yourself up with some onion soup. Scrub, fallen trees and rocks make this a rough walk. Access from Round Flat. Map: Tinderry 1:25,000 Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~$15. Limit: 12.

Tuesday 24 June: Something old and something new in the southern ACT – L/E-M,X

Look for new and old sites in the southern ACT, including border markers, geological sites, graves, house and hut sites and old roads. From the Boboyan Road on the southern ACT border, a loop generally along Grassy Creek to Bulls Flat Creek and the Old Boboyan Road South. Around 24km and 350m total climb. Fairly demanding walking. Route not fully known to leader. Maps: Shannons Flat and Yaouk. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$15. Further details at Limit: 8.

 Saturday 28 June: Faunce Hill – M/E

Faunce Hill is on the eastern side of the Queanbeyan River gorge on the northern end of Googong Dam. The walk is part on and part off track, starting at the end of Wanna Wanna Rd (off Captain’s Flat Rd) then through open forest to the Hill and south to lunch on an open ridge before wandering back to the cars. Plenty of variety and views. A mixture of on and off track. Map: Hoskinstown 1:25,000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: $10 or less

Sunday 29 June: Namadgi N.P. – Mount Clear circuit – L/M-R

From the Mt Clear carpark we’ll head along the Naas Valley track and visit Horse Gully Hut along the way. Some bushbashing and a 400 metre climb to the Mt Clear ridge line. We’ll lunch by the sizeable Mt Clear trig and then head back along the fire trail and a bit of bushbashing to shorten the return journey. Map: Colinton 1:25,000. Leader: John K. Transport: ~$16. Limit: 8.

28–29 June: Murramarang to Monga – M/M

Two shorter winter walks with a warm bed overnight. On Saturday, we will walk through Murramarang NP from South Durras to Oaky Beach and back, along the coastline in one direction and through spotted gum forest in the other. On Sunday, we will walk through Deua NP to the edge of Monga NP, along part of an old bridle trail that used to run between Nelligen and Araluen. Saturday night in a cottage at South Durras. Maps: Durras and Araluen 1:25,000 Leader: Terence U. Transport: ~$34 Note: Limit: 8.

Wednesday 2 July 7-30pm: Navigation refresher #4 – GPS use

Two levels: introductory (setting up, position fix and error) or more advanced (review of the above, way-points, routes, etc negotiable extension depending on group expertise and instrument models) No prerequisites. Map: Yaouk 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H + others.

Saturday 5 July: Harrison’s Peak – M/E

A walk through open forest near Captain’s Flat, initially on a fire trail to Harrison’s Peak which has views from Mt Coree to the Tinderries. We then walk off track along a lovely open ridge, looping round to another ridge with spectacular views and then back to the cars. About 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Captains Flat 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$15

5–6 July: Beginners overnight trip, Boboyan Valley and Grassy Creek area – M/R

This is to be run in conjunction with the Navigation Refresher #5.  Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: ~$11.

5–6 July: Navigation refresher #5 – A weekend off-track in the Namadgi – M/R

Consolidates use of map, compass and GPS off-track. No prerequisites. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: ~$11.

Tuesday 8 July: Honeysuckle Swamp and Ridge – M/R,X

Explore Honeysuckle Creek Swamp and the ridge to the SE of Honeysuckle Creek space tracking station, including SH1364 and the tanks. Possible European and indigenous sites. Then to the south and west to visit some huge rock overhangs beneath the Spinnaker. Return via Orroral Ridge Road. Around 10km and 500m total climb. Map: Corin Dam. 1:25,000 Leader: John E. Transport: ~$10. Further details at

Wednesday 9 July: 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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