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March 2010

The program for a month usually covers walks from the second Wednesday of the month to the second Wednesday of the following month. This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of February to the second Wednesday of March.

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Thursday evening, 11 March: Flat Black Mountain – S/E

Meet 6.30, park at end of Frith St near electricity sub‑station for a wander over and around the little known, low mountain to the north of the main peak for some different 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

13–14 March: Mts Kelly and Scabby – L/R

Continuing check of the route along the ACT border. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000 Leader: Rob H. Transport: 128 km, ~$48 per car.


Corang Arch

13–14 March: Morton NP – M/M

Wog Wog – Corang Peak – Corang Lagoon. The tiger Tuesday walkers did this walk in a day last October but I would prefer to take a more leisurely pace. Over two days this is a reasonably easy walk suitable for those with limited weekend walking experience. We walk in from the Wog-Wog NP entrance past Corang Peak and camp at the base of the Conglomerate Slopes. The walk will be almost entirely on tracks. (A section of the track from above the Green Hut to the base of the Conglomerate slopes was cleared by Park rangers and Club members last year.) On Sunday we’ll return to Wog Wog via Corang Pool. Leader: Irene D. Map: Corang 1:25,000. Transport: ~$30.

Sunday 14 March: Ginger Ale – L/E–M

A repeat of a walk I had to miss last year. Ginger Ale (1760 m) is the informal name given (not by me) to the peak next south of Mt Gingera. In fine weather the views are excellent. It is a long walk of 24km return (all but 3km on fire trail), and 600m altitude gain spread throughout the day, from the Ginini locked gate. Early start, late finish. The pace will be moderate but a reasonable to high level of fitness is required. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~$22. Limit:12.

Sun–Wed 14–17 March: Burrungubugge River II – M/M

Further exploration of this interesting area following walk 15–18 November ‘2009. Day 1 Munyang over Disappointment Spur cross Finns river to Porcupine Hill L/M. Day 2 Porcupine Hill to Kidmans Hut via Burrungubugge river M/M. Day 3 Kidmans via Brassy Mountains to Mawsons Hut M/M. Day 4 Mawsons to Munyang via Kerries and return off track via Disappointment Spur M/M Maps: Jagungal & Geehi Dam 1:25,000 Leader: Mike Ba. Transport: ~ 400 km per car ~$35 plus park fees per person Limit: 6

Tuesday 16 March: Corn Trail – L/M(X)

Walk the Corn Trail, which starts on the Kings Highway below Clyde Mountain. To make the car trip shorter, we’ll walk down then back up. Around 26km and 850m climb. Maps: Monga and Araluen 1:25,000. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$30 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Saturday 20 March: Nursery Hill – M/R

From Nursery Swamp car park, walk up track and along to end of Nursery Swamp. Cross a low saddle and climb through light scrub to the top of Nursery Hill. Return same way. Always a popular autumn walk. Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000. Leaders: Jenny H and Quentin M. Bookings to Quentin. Transport: ~$40 per car.

(26)27–28 March: Tumbarumba section of Hume and Hovell Track – Sat L/E, Sun M/E

Arrive Friday evening for a cabin based weekend to do two day walks on sections of the Hume Hovell track, along well maintained paths with gentle gradients. Saturday: 21km from Henry Angel Track Head, including Big Hill and finishing at Mannus Lake. One climb of 200m. Sunday: Henry Angel to Junction Campsite, 13km return, lunch back at the cars for an early homeward journey. Both walks pass the remains of the gold mining industry and diverse scenery including lake and river sides, wetlands and mixed woodlands. A good chance of seeing a Kingfisher. We will stay at well equipped cabins in Tumbarumba ($25 to $30 per person per night). Maps: Tumbarumba and Munderoo 1:25,000. Transport: ~$70 with 3 sharing (550km return). Leader: Austin K.

Sunday 28 March: Castle Hill – S/E

A combined CBC and Parkway church ramble. Climb Castle Hill from the Tidbinbilla Road via the gentler N approach. Lovely views over Lanyon and the Murrumbidgee River, as well as a visit to the massive ‘tooth’ tors. Bring arvo tea to share. Around 5 km and 250 m climb. Map: Tuggeranong 1:25,000. Leader: John E. Please book with me, but make your own way to the meeting point. Transport: Meet at Parkway church, cnr Sulwood Dr and Tuggeranong Parkway, at 1.30pm and we’ll car pool from there ~$3 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Tuesday 30 March – Border Marker Hunting on the Boboyan Divide and Scabby Range – L/M,ptX

Follow the ACT border west along the Boboyan Divide and onto the Scabby Range for as far as time permits. Return via the Grassy Creek fire trail. Around 21 km and 300 m climb. Maps: Shannons Flat and Yaouk 1:25,000. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$60 per car. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Easter (1)2–5 April: Nadgee Wilderness Epic Walk – M/M

Extended walk through the lovely Nadgee Wilderness area following the Merrica River– Harry’s Hut– Nadgee Lake– Newtons Beach circuit. Drive to Eden Thursday afternoon and stay at Great Southern Pub overnight. Friday early start, drive to Merrica River and head into the wilderness for a 22 km walk over undulating country to camp overnight at Harry’s Hut on the Nadgee River. Saturday stroll further south for 6 km to overnight at Nadgee Lake with possible additional side trip (10 km return) to Cape Howe. Sunday head north for 14 km to overnight at Newton’s Beach. Monday head back for 10km to Merrica River and the cars. Bring bathers to check out some lovely beaches on the walk back. Maps: Nadgee and Narrabarba 1:25,000. Leader: Lois P; book by 18 March. Transport: ~$55. Accommodation: ~ $20 for the first night. Park Fees: $5 per person per day. Limit: 8.


Coronet Peak

Easter 2–5 April: Yaouk to Orroral Valley – M/R

We will take a hired minibus from Canberra to Yaouk on Friday morning and walk along the Bicentennial National Trail and then off track for about 3 km to camp south of Mount Murray. On the second day, over Mount Murray and then down the Australian Alps walking track to the Cotter River. On the third day, we will climb Coronet Peak (steep slopes, scrub), explore its interesting granite boulders and descend again to the Australian Alps Walking Track at Pond Creek Flats. Walkers who would like a gentler day will be able to bypass Coronet Peak and follow the track. On the final day we will walk out on the track through Cotter Gap and into Orroral Valley, where the minibus will collect us. Grade is M/R because of the climbs over Mt Murray and Coronet Peak; the rest is M/M. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam: 1:25,000 Leader: Linda G. Transport: approx $100 per head for the chauffeured mini bus. Bookings and transport money required by 12 March. Limit: 10.

Saturday 3 April: Mt Aggie and Bendora Arboretum – M/E

Follow the track from the car park to Mt Aggie (1471m) with its spectacular views then along the border ridge track toward Bendora Hill. After crossing the Mt Franklin Rd, use an old logging road to get to the arboretum for lunch, then on track back to the cars with more views. About 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$20

(9)10–11 April: Mongarlowe – Sat M/E; Sun S/M

Drive down Friday night to Moon Cottage near Mongarlowe: On Saturday, we will do Corang Peak and Arch (and the conglomerates if time allows) and Mt Currockbilly on Sunday. The former is a classic Budawangs walk, about 17km (6hrs) walking with some great views. Sunday is to Mt Currockbilly, shortish, good climb but effort worth it for magnificent views to the coast and the Budawangs etc, lunch while lounging amongst the coral fern. Back to cars about 4. The house holds 6–8; others can camp. Maps: Corang, Brooman 1:25,000 Leaders: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au and David E. Bookings to Stan please but, if you want to discuss the walks, contact David. Transport: $115 per car, estimate per participant, $35

Saturday 10 April: Corin Dam to Tidbinbilla via Stockyard Spur, Black Springs and Fishing Gap – L/R

A combined NPA/CBC cross-over walk from Corin Dam to Tidbinbilla via Stockyard Spur, Black Springs and Fishing Gap. Around 15 km, 900 m climb including thick regrowth. This is a partial re-enactment of a 1935 expedition that searched for ski slopes in the Brindabellas. Map: Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla 1:25,000. Leaders: Mike Br and John E. Transport: $10–$13 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8 in each group.

Tuesday 13 April: Coronet Peak from Rendezvous Creek – L/R,ptX

A friend asked me to check this out. Orroral Valley – Rendezvous Creek – Mavis Ridge – Coronet Peak – AAWT at Pond Creek Flats and so home. Significant regrowth in parts. Expect a long day, early start and return in the dark. Around 27km and 1200m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$15 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au


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The photo at the top shows a CBC party climbing a saddletopped with large granite tors on the way to Mt Gungartan in Kosciuszko National Park. The club regularly offers walks in this wilderness area (photo Jeff Bennetts).