CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

December 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 December to the second Wednesday of January.

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 requirement that all walkers sign an acknowledgement of risks and obligations, 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 10 December: 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.

Thursday evening, 11 December: Goorooyaroo Nature Park – S/E

Be at the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5km toward Gungahlin from the Federal Hwy junction (Gungahlin exit) at 6.30 for a walk around the park, probably Sammy’s Hill. 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 13 December: Joe the Marines Folly Creek– M/R/X/W

With a name like that it must be worth exploring. Explore the creek plus parts of the upper Tallowa Gorge and return via Running Creek. May be beautiful canyon country with pristine rain forest or may be leach infested ditches. Maps: Wingello & Caoura 1:25,000. Leader: Roger E.  Transport: ~$68 per car, $17––$23 per person.

13–14 December: Gourock National Park – S/M

Escape the pre-Christmas madness and enjoy a mainly off-track walk through the attractive sub-alpine woodlands and plains of the Tinderry Range on the headwaters of the Queanbeyan and Bredbo Rivers. A short diversion to Coopers Swamp will be included and there may be some scrubby sections. There will be a short car shuffle. Maps: Snowball and Whinstone 1:25,000. Leader: Damien W. Transport:~$120 per car, $30–$40 per person. Rendezvous: 9.30am at junction of Cooma-Braidwood Road and Slap Up Fire Trail (about 2 k south of Pikes Saddle). Limit: 8

Monday evening, 15 December: Mt Ainslie Quarry – S/E

Meet in the car park at the back of the War Memorial, on the eastern side. We will do a walk in the Ainslie reserve, including a visit to the disused quarry, thence to the top and down the easy way to the cars. No bookings, just turn up at 6.30. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Thursday evening, 18 December: Cooleman Ridge – S/E

Meet at the car park on Namatjira Drive just on the Kambah side of Fisher near the speed limit sign. There are great views along the ridge. No bookings, just turn up at 6.30. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 20 December: Coree Creek and Falls – M/R/W

From Blundells Flat we shall walk to the Coree Creek Crossing and follow Coree Creek to the large waterfall for lunch. After a short steep climb to the top of falls we shall head for Pabral Road (firetrail) for the return journey. The first part of the walk is rough and wet but not deep, with opportunities for a splash in a couple of small pools. There are a few blackberry bushes to avoid. The second part is mostly downhill and easy. Map: Cotter Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Eric P. Transport: ~ $30 per car.

Saturday 20 December: Shoalhaven River, Morton NP – M/M/W(R)

Badgery’s Spur to Long Point – an active day of hill climbs and river walking, mainly on track. We’ll descend the steep track on Badgery’s Spur to the Shoalhaven and proceed to Long Point along the river banks with the occasional river crossing. There will be lots of swimming options along the way and at lunch. We’ll ascend the track from Long Point, via Kingpin Mtn to the cars. The walk will involve a 600 m descent and ascent. There’ll be a car shuffle. Map: Caoura 1:25,000. Leader: John K. after 15 December Transport: ~$100 per car, $25–$33 per person. Limit: 8.

Tuesday 23 December: West Coree Creek granite and Shannons Flat – M/M,WX

A relatively easy walk for Tuesday trudgers to take in a most likely spectacular view. >From near the ACT–NSW border on Pabral Road, head east through the bush to the top of a granite slab overlooking Coree Creek. Descend to Coree Creek and snip and splash down to the weir on Condor Creek. Have a look at Shannons Flat. Around 9 km and 450 m total climb. Route not fully known to leader. Map: Cotter Dam 1:25000. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$20 per car, ~$5 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Saturday 27 December: Molonglo Gorge Ramble – S/E

Follow the path through the gorge and return, hopefully with a swim en route. Map: ACT 1:100,000. Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: N/A

27-29 December: Mt Jagungal, Kosciuszko National Park – M/M

Three day pack walk through some of the fabulous Australian Alps high country including Mt Jagungal. Maps: Khancoban 1:50,000, Kosciuszko 1:25,000. Leader: Lois P. Transport: ~$50–$55 per person, incl park entry.

28–31 December: Genoa River S–M/R

A relaxed four day post-Christmas trip on the lovely Genoa. Minimal climbing, lots of swimming and river crossings. Map: Nungatta 1:25,000. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~$160 per car, ~$40–$53 per person.

28–31 December: Monolith Valley, Holland Gorge – M/M-R, W, X

A circuit through some classic Budawang country – up past The Castle and through Monolith Valley, visit Mt Owen before dropping through the deep forest of Angel Creek past Broken Falls to the swimming holes of Hollands Gorge and the Clyde. Exit past (maybe visit) Byangee Mtn and the cool of Cathedral Cave. Much off track, but rarely rough, and home for NY eve. Maps: Corang 1:25,000, CMW Budawangs. Leader: Rupert B. Transport ~ $140 per car, $35–$47 per person. Limit: 6.

Saturday 3 January: Crack-of-Dawn No 1 – M/M

Start around sunrise and finish around lunch time to avoid the worst of the heat. The walk will be in the Bushfold Flats area south of Tharwa. Map: Williamsdale 1:25,000. Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA. Limit: 8.

Sunday 4 January: Mt Aggie – Snow Gum Hill – Bendoura Hill – S-M/M

After a car shuffle we follow the crest of the Brindabella Range northwards across some high points with extensive views in all directions. Minimal scrub and short climbs only. All but the last 500 m is above 1300 m altitude so should be much cooler than Canberra. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~150km return, $54 per car or ~$14–$18 per person. Limit: 12.

Tuesday 6 January: Back to Blue Gum Creek Brumby Yards – M/M

A Tuesday tromp to walk off New Year cheer. Back via Smokers Trail and SH1452 to find the Brumby Yards to the SE. Then a stroll down Blue Gum Creek and return via the usual Yards site on the return route from Blue Gum Hill. Around 8 km and 250 m total climb. To fill in the day, we’ll then visit the De Salis cemetery at Tharwa and William Farrer’s grave. An extra flattish 3 km or so. Map: Cotter Dam 1:25000. Leader: John E. Transport:~$28 per car, ~$7–$9 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Thursday evening, 8 January: Campbell Park – S/E

Be at the northern end of the airport side of the Campbell Park offices car park at 6.30 pm. The walk follows the track along the eastern side of the Ainslie reserve toward Mt Majura then loops back. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Friday–Saturday 9–10 January: Leura Gap and Gallipoli Flats – L/M,X

A circuit of the southern Brindabellas and the Cotter River. From Corin Dam, up Stockyard Spur to Mt Franklin Road. Wander south, visiting flats and gaps along the ACT–NSW border including off-track between Leura Gap and Rolling Ground Gap. See several ACT Sites of Significance along the way. Camp at Cotter Flats. Follow the Cotter River downstream via Lick Hole Road to Gallipoli Flats, then back to the car. Around 40 km and 1550 m total climb. Strenuous walking for a fit party. Route not fully known to leader. Maps: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek 1:25000. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$28 per car, ~$7–$9 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 6.

Sunday 11 January: Tuross Falls – S/M

Drive via Cooma and Numeralla. After visiting Tuross Cascades, we follow a track (3.5 km return) to 40 m Tuross Falls. Depending on the inclination of the party, we may descend to the bottom and explore a short way along the gorge (rough), and/or have a swim back at the cascades. Map: Belowra 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff  B. Transport: ~300km return, $108 per car or ~$27–$36 per person. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 12 January: Kowen Forest – S/E

Go down Sutton Road about 1½ km from its intersection with Pialligo Rd and Yass Rd to the Kowen Rd. Go down Kowen Rd until the junction where the road to Molonglo Gorge goes off to the right. There is a car park on the left. We will walk to the Blue Tiles recreation area on the Molonglo and back via a ridge with views. Start at 6.30 pm. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.




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