CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

August 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 August to the second Wednesday of September.

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 13 August: 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 16 August: Maginot Line – M/E/X

This walk is in the western part of the Brindabella National Park. From Doctor’s Flat Road west of Dingo Dell, we will walk along the Maginot fire trail and some others with morning tea on Wombat Hill and lunch on Wombat Ridge. The walk is rated X because I haven’t done it before but, judging from the map, there should be no problems. The bush near Doctors Flat Rd in this area is spectacular. Map: Umburra 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$10–15

Sunday 17 August: Mt Palerang – M/R

A walk in the Tallanganda National Park. Bush bash up a ridge from Mullon Creek to Mt Palerang. Mt Palerang on the Great Diving Range offers magnificent views of the Budawang Range and Clyde Mountain to the east, Lake George to the north-west, and on a clear day, the waterspout on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra can be seen clearly. Map: Bombay 1:25,000. Leader: Roger E.  Transport: $15

Tuesday 19 August: Admiration Point – L/M

The views of Yadboro and the southern Budawangs are admirable from Admiration Point. Most of this 21 km walk from the Wog Wog entrance to Morton National Park is on track, but there is some thick scrub to negotiate. A total climb of about 300 metres. Map: Corang 1:25,000. Leader: Philip G.  Transport: $21. Limit: 8.

Saturday 23 August: Wild Cattle Creek– M/M

This walk is south of Captains Flat in the Tallaganda National Park. It is a wander, mostly off track, along ridges through light, open forest and along the wide open valley of Wild Cattle Creek and other watercourses. About 4 hrs actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$20

Sunday 24 August: Granite Tors S-M/M-R

From the Orroral Tracking Station site, the fire trail to the former lunar laser ranger site passes magnificent granite outcrops. We will leave the trail to climb over the outcrops, steadily ascending to a lookout over Orroral Valley. Then back along the trail before leaving it again to descend to the valley past more outcrops. The distance is short (8 km) but there is a 400 m altitude gain and much rock scrambling. Map: Rendezvous Ck 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B.  Transport: ~$10. Limit: 12.

23–24 August: Mt Scabby – L/M-R

From the Gudgenby carpark, cross Gudgenby Saddle to Sams River Fire Trail, then climb to the extensive granite slabs of Mt Scabby. Camp in NSW. The walk may be modified depending on snow conditions. Map: Yaouk 1:25,000. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~$12

Saturday 30 August: Worn Boot Bash #7– L/E

This annual event involves 30–40 km and a few hills. To balance previous year’s route, this year’s will take in a few dales as well. Meet at the National Museum of Australia and be whisked in air-conditioned comfort along the WBB route to Uriarra Crossing. Then just walk back to your car, via the Lower Molonglo River Corridor Nature Reserve, Mt Stromlo, Dairy Farmers Hill and the new arboretum and Black Mountain. Around 12 hours walking. There are opportunities for a half WBB too, but there would need to be a viable group. If walking at a different speed you would need to organise pickup in Weston Creek. Maps: Canberra, Cotter Dam and Umburra 1:25000. Leader: John E. Transport: Drive yourself to NMA; tell me if you need a lift when booking. Further details at http: //jevans.pcug.org.au

Saturday 30 August: Mt Foxlow– M/E-M

From the car park just off Woolcara Lane at the entrance to the Yanununbeyan Conservation Area, we will head off track until we meet the Foxlow firetrail, then about 2 km up Foxlow itself for lunch. Return initially along the firetrail then swing off track along a ridge through attractive light forest to end the day. Short car shuffle, about 5½ hrs actual walking. Map: Captains Flat 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$15

Tuesday 2 September: Stockyard Spur

From Corin Dam follow the steep walking track to the fire trail on Stockyard Spur. Depending on the conditions we will either follow the fire trail up towards Pryors Hut or follow the fire trail down the spur to a point (just north of SH1272) where we may get a glimpse of Bendora Dam. This may involve some off track walking. Return via the same route. Total climb about 900 m. Total distance about 15 km. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000. Leader: Mike B.  Transport: ~ $12.

Saturday 6 September: Photography and Drawing Day – Namadgi – S/M

We will spend the day in the Nursery Hill/Rendezvous Creek area of Namadgi National Park either photographing or drawing the scenery. Given that it is early Spring there should be a few flowering plans as well. Plenty of time will be allowed to stop and capture the natural beauty of the area either in macro or micro! Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000. Leader: John T.  Transport: $10.

(5)6–7 September: Southern Highlands Bushwalking Bonanza –M/M

This weekend based at the Bundanoon YHA includes two contrasting walks. Drive down Friday night. Mt Carrialoo (to be led by Barry K on Saturday) is always brilliant and if you like spectacular views and a bit of a challenge, you will love it. Sunday’s walk is a mixture of ridges with views and a bit along a rain forest creek before we emerge along an ancient logging road back to the cars. About 5 hrs walking and a mixture of track and off track on both days. On Saturday evening, an ‘everybody bring something’ meal. The YHA has a delightful ambience. Map: Bundanoon Leaders: Stan Marks and Barry K. Bookings to Stan: 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$30–40

6–7 September: Budawang Classic: The Shrouded Gods – M/R

Via the Castle track we will make it all the way to the top to greet the Gods, reflect on the ascent, gaze down to the Earthly views and to sleep. Return via the Mooryan/Gods route. Map: Corang 1:25000. Leader: Chris L.  Transport: ~$30

Wednesday 10 September: 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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