September 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 September to the second Wednesday of October.

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
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Saturday 13 September: Mt Lincoln – M/R

This is in the vicinity of Booroomba Rocks, starting near Smokers Gap and heading around part of what used to be the dog-proof fence, along a ridge then lunch on top with a great view. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000 Leader: Jenny H.  Transport:~$9.

Sunday 14 September: Horseshoe Hill –M/E/X

Drive along Woolcara Lane to the locked gate and walk, mainly on fire trails to this grassy peak for lunch. There should be spectacular views. Not a long day, estimate about 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Captains Flat 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~$15

13–14 September: Square Top and Fosters Mountains – M/M

A walk to two Budawang mountains from the Nerriga locked gate, partly on fire trails but also with some scrub and short rock scrambles. The probable camp site is beside Grassy Ck, about 7km from the cars; we can visit the summits, one each on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, with day packs. Good views from the clifftops, and the masses of orchids on Square Top’s cliffs should be in flower. Map: Endrick 1:25,000 or CMW Budawangs. Leader: Jeff B.  Transport: ~$30. Limit: 8.

13–15 September: Morton NP The Castle and Mt Owen – M/R

 Sat: From the Yarboro campsite we’ll go up Kaliana Ridge and along the base of the Castle to camp at Cooyoyo Creek for two nights. In the afternoon we’ll ascend The Castle, with day packs. Sun: We’ll proceed to Monolith Valley and Mt Owen and if time permits complete the circuit around Mt Cole, Seven Gods Pinnacle and The Green Room. Mon: we’ll return to the cars via Kaliana Ridge and should be back in Canberra mid-afternoon. Map: Corang 1:25000 Leader: John K.  Transport: ~$30

Wednesday 17 September, 8pm: Annual General Meeting

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

(19)20–21 September: Royal National Park – M/E

This walk over 2 days traverses the length of Royal National Park and covers about 27 km. Depart Fri evening and stay overnight at Keiraleagh House backpackers in Wollongong. Early Sat morning we drive to Otford and catch the train to Cronulla and the board ferry to Bundeena. From Bundeena we walk to the Garie Beach YHA and stay overnight. Sun we walk out to Otford. Maps: Port Hacking and Otford. Leader: Barry K.  Transport: $50. Accommodation: Fri – $25, Sat $20. Limit 10.

20–22 September: Bogong Peaks – M/R/X

Would anyone like to participate in an exploration of the Bogong peaks? This area used to be famous for bad scrub, but now it is probably at least no worse than Namadgi. Details to be determined. Dates are flexible. Mary would like to hear from anyone who has walked in the area in the last few years. Map: Talbingo 1:25000. Leader: Mary H.  Transport: ~$38.

Saturday 27 September: Below Bendora Arboretum – M/M

This new walk starts from the Bendora car park on Mt Franklin Rd, goes on the arboretum and then down to Warks Road, where we soon leave the track and follow a ridge through open forest to a pleasant knoll for lunch. Return via a long disused logging road, overgrown in places, to Warks Road, thence to the cars. Expect about 5hrs actual walking and a range of vegetation. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Transport: ~ $20

Sunday 28 September: Munyang Valley snowshoe walk– S/M

Up a sheltered valley far enough to enjoy the different feel of the Main Range when its glazed with snow, looking across to the high range of Disappointment Spur and Gungartan’s summit. Suitable for trying your ‘hand’ on snow without the need for skiing skills. Snowshoe hire is about $25. Maps: 1:5,000 Kosciusko. Leader: Rupert B.  Transport: $50 plus Parks fee.

Sunday 28 September: Tuggeranong Hill/Mt Rob Roy – M/M

Ridge walking at its very best. From Covenant College, Gordon over Tuggeranong Hill, there on to Mt Rob Roy, returning by a different route. Some off track and plenty of hill work (800 m). Map: Tuggeranong 1:25,000 Leader: David P.

Tuesday 30 September: Morton National Park – L/M-R

Badgerys Spur – Shoalhaven River – Tryers Gorge – Mt Pollock – Rainbow Ridge – Shoalhaven River – Badgerys Spur. Scenic, 14 km, 800m asc, wet feet, optional swim. Map: Caoura Leader: Brian S.  Transport: ~$15

4–6 October: Budawangs Weekend (various grades)

I have booked basic accommodation near Nerriga on the edge of the Morton National Park for Saturday and Sunday nights during the long weekend. We will do three day walks each led by Jeff B, tentatively Pardon Pt above Ettrema Gorge (S/R), Camp Rock (L/E) with optional extension (rough) to Island Mtn overlooking Holland Gorge, and either Crossroads Pass varied from last year (M/M) or Round Mtn (S/R). The bunkhouse holds six. Others can use tents but all can use stove, refrigerator and shower. Bookings to Stan please. To discuss the walks, contact Jeff. Maps: Touga 1:25,000; Endrick 1:25,000 or CMW Budawangs Leaders: Stan Marks and Jeff B. Stan 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w),  Transport: ~$35–40, Accommodation: depends on numbers, ~$20

4–6 October: Mother Woila, Deua N.P. – L/R

Via Currambene Creek. Very spectacular scenery. Day 1 via fire trail and Dampier Trig to a ridge leading to Mother Woila. Day 2, the climb and then back to near Horseshoe Point (“65r”). Day 3, explore Horseshoe Point area with sandstone and conglomerate cliffs and overhangs and views to the nearby Tabletop Mountain and return. Map: Snowball, Badja 1:25000 Leader: Chris L. Transport: ~$25 Note: change of date.

4–6 October: Mts Bimberi and Murray, KNP – M/M,X

From Yaouk, along a sheltered valley to the west side of Mt Murray for two nights. On Sunday a day trip offers Mts Bimberi and Murray, returning off track. Sunday exit along the high ridge to Mt Morgan. Map: Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk 1:25,000. Leader: Rupert B.  Transport ~$30. Limit: 6

Wednesday 8 October: 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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