CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

November 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 November to the second Wednesday of December.

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 12 November: 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.

Sunday 16 November: Near Gudgenby – M/M&R

I intend to check out several knolls between Breakfast Creek and Naas Creek for granite tors. Half on track and half through the bush. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Yaouk 1:25,000. Leader: Roger E. Transport: ~$12.

(14)15–16 November: Ben Boyd Light-to-Light – M/E

Enjoy a great coastline, abundant wildlife and a fascinating history. Car camping at Saltwater Creek, within Ben Boyd National Park. We’ll go down Fri night and car shuffle to Boyd’s Tower on Sat, and to Green Cape on Sun. Take bird–, whale-spotting books and cameras. All on track; day packs only required. Map: Kiah 1:25,000. Leaders: Barry K; Ross A. Transport: ~$57. Limit: 12. Fuel stoves only.

Monday evening, 17 November: Red Hill – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the car park on Red Hill, near the restaurant. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 18 November 6.30pm: Crossing Two Bridges–Commonwealth and Kings

Meet near Lennox Gardens, just behind the Hyatt. From there we walk along the foreshore to and across Kings Bridge. Continue past Regatta Point to Commonwealth Bridge and return to the cars. Leader: Janet E.

Thursday evening, 20 November: Mt Ainslie – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in car park atop Mt Ainslie on the airport side then walk to the west, north and east of the mountain. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Sunday 23 November: Mt Nungar, Gulf Plain – M/M

A walk just south of Tantangara Dam, in cool sub alpine/montane valley country all above 1200 m. After a short car shuffle we climb 1710 m Mt Nungar (steady 400 m ascent) to see the views which low cloud has previously denied us twice. Then descend to Schofields Hut and walk north past Circuits Hut and the sinkholes of Gulf Plain. Map: Tantangara 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~300km via Boboyan Road, ~$108 per car, ~$27–$35 per person. Limit: 12.

22–23 November: Morton NP – Corang Circuit – M/M

Saturday: Wog Wog car park to Burrumbeet Brook to camp via Corang Peak, Corang Arch, and the ever popular Conglomerate Slopes. Time permitting we’ll have a side trip to the Yurnga Lookout for some great views. Sunday – we’ll return via a rough track (initially) via the Corang River. There’ll be swimming options along the way. Map: Corang 1:25,000 Leader: John K. Transport ~$25, Limit: 8.

22–23 November: Monga N.P. – Turtle Creek and Tributaries – M/R/W/X

A weekend of exploratory creek walking in a very lush environment near the Corn Trail lower end. The pace will be relaxed but you have to be comfortable walking in shallow water and over wet rocks at times. Map: Araluen 1:25,000. Leader: Chris L. Transport:~ $25

Monday evening, 24 November: Black Mt Hat Band – S/E

Meet 6.30, park at end of Frith St near electricity sub‑station. Some distance from the top, there is a track around the mountain with 360 degree 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.

Tuesday 25 November: Tuesday Walk – minimum – M/M

A fortnightly CBC walk for Tuesday toddlers, usually in Namadgi. Destination and transport details via email distribution list, or see http://jevans.pcug.org.au. Contact the leader by 6pm the previous Sunday. Leader: John E.

Tuesday 25 November, 6.30pm: Wanniassa Hills Reserve to Fadden Pines

Meet by 6.30pm at the corner of Sulwood and Erindale Drive (Map 88 M4 )From there we walk in the Wanniassa Hills Reserve down to the Fadden Pines Plantation. Be a kid and play on the huge playground! Then we return through the reserve to the cars. No need to book. Leader: Janet E.

Thursday evening, 27 November: Mulligan’s Flat – S/E

Meet 6.30 in the main Mulligan’s Flat car park. Go down Horse Park Road until you get to Forde and follow the signs to the Mulligan’s Flat car park. Nice open bush and interesting views from the hills. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 29 November: Jews Corner – M/M

This is a ramble along the Murrumbidgee River track with an optional swim at Jews Corner. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: N/A

29–30 November: Mt Kelly – M/M-R

A pack walk from the Yankee Hat Track car park through a saddle south of Mt Gudgenby then up Sams Creek, camping below Mt Kelly. Climb Mt Kelly on Sunday morning. Return to the car park via Bogong Gap and a tributary of Middle Creek. Most of the walk is off track through re-growth, or on overgrown track. A total climb of about 900 metres is involved. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000 and Yaouk 1:25,000. Leader: Philip G. Transport: ~$12. Note: This walk is also on the NPA (ACT) program.

(28) 29–30 November: Kangarutha Track and Bournda Track – M/E

Enjoy a place of great beauty and conservation significance, with saltwater and freshwater lakes, a lagoon, a creek and beaches. Car camping at the Hobart Camping Area located on the southern edge of Wallagoot Lake within Bournda National Park. We’ll go down Fri night. On Sat we will traverse the Kangarutha Track taking in rugged coastline with many small sandy or pebbly beaches and spectacular cliffs (about 15km with side trips). If the weather is warm some swims along the way are likely. On Sun we will do the Bournda track which takes in the lagoon, Bournda Island and beaches, returning inland to explore the upper reaches of the Sandy Creek catchment (about 10km). We will pass through small patches of rainforest, eucalypt forest and wetlands on the edge of the lagoon, beach and headland. Camping and park entry fees apply. Bookings: Austin K. Map: Wolumla 1:25,000. Leaders: Austin K, Barry K. Transport: ~$57. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 1 December: Coppins Ridge – S/E

Meet 6.30, park at the junction of Coppins Crossing Road and Uriarra Road with your car pointing west. We will drive to the start point of the walk in the area between these roads and the Molonglo River. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 2 December, 6.30pm: Red Hill Woodland Reserve

Meet by 6.30pm at Astley St, just off Flanagan St in Garran (Map 68 K8 ) We walk up the rather steep hill to the Red Hill restaurant and continue along the ridge, stunning views. Return by a different path. No need to book . Leader: Janet E.

Thursday evening, 4 December: Aranda Frost Hollow – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the car park accessed via the lane beside 57 MacKellar Circuit, Cook and we will walk through the Aranda Bushland, clip the corner of Black Mt Reserve and return to the cars via the Aranda frost hollow. No bookings. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

(5)6–7 December: Kowmung River – M/M

Drive to Kanangra Walls on Friday night. We will access the Kowmung River via Brumby Ridge and exit via Roots Ridge (~. 800 m down and up). Great views and a lovely stretch of the river, with big pools for swimming. The ridges have tracks, the walking along the river banks is easy but includes a few crossings, the pace will be relaxed and the trip is suitable for reasonably fit day walkers who would like to try some overnight walking. Maps: Kanangra Walls and Yerranderie 1:25 000. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~$45 (~ 500 km return) plus Park entry fee. Limit: 8.

5–7 December: Canoe Flat and Beyond – M–L/R/X

From Badgerys Spur, along the Shoalhaven River to Canoe Flat for two nights. On Saturday a circuit walk to Fossickers Flat, Rotten Creek and Billy Bulloos Crown. Option to explore Billy Bulloos canyon on Sunday before returning. River crossings, optional swims, 5* campsite, exposed scrambling. Map: Caoura 1:25000. Leader: Brian S. Transport: ~$25

Sun 7 December: Annual Christmas Party, 6pm

At the home of Alison M.  BYO everything including fold up chairs.

Monday evening, 8 December: 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.

Tuesday 9 December, 6.30pm; Farrer Ridge to Wanniassa Hills Reserve – S/E

Park cars by 6.30pm opposite the corner of Sulwood Drive and Sainsbury St in Wanniassa. We’ll walk through open grassland and have great views along Farrer Ridge while continuing up Mt Wanniassa. Return by a different path in the reserve. No need to book. Leader: Janet E.

Tuesday 9 December: Tuesday Walk – minimum M/M

A fortnightly CBC walk for Tuesday trippers, usually in Namadgi. Destination and transport details via email distribution list, or see http://jevans.pcug.org.au. Contact the leader by 6 pm the previous Sunday. Leader: John E.




For more walks, see the Program for last month or next month.
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