This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of December onwards. For more walks, click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.
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Thursday evening, 9 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), firstname.lastname@example.org Transport: drive yourself
(All day) Fri–Sun 10–12 December: Mt Tingaringy & the lost cairns of the Black Allan Line – L/R, X
Mt Tingaringy is a key triangulation point on the NSW/Victoria border. It’s western side is marked by very dry forest/scrub with steep cliff faces and loose rock, while it’s eastern face is graced by a number of old growth forest communities. This trip aims to locate its historic cairns, including one which has been lost since 1872. We’ll be searching for cairns 7.5 – 7.6, 8.1 – 8.7, and Allan’s Peg on the Delegate River Around 35 km, 1200 m climb with 3 day packs. Maps: Tombong 1:50,000, Delegate 1:50,000. Leader: Karen C. Transport: ~$180 per car. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.
(10)11–12 December: Royal National Park – M/M
This walk traverses the length of RNP covering about 28 km over 2 days. Depart Fri evening and stay overnight at Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort. Saturday drive to Otford, catch train to Cronulla and board ferry to Bundeena. From Bundeena walk to Garie Beach YHA and stay overnight. Sunday – walk out to Otford. Maps: Port Hacking, Otford 1:25,000. Leader: Barry K. Transport:~$60. Accommodation: $55. Limit: 12.
Sunday 12 December: Molonglo Gorge – S/E
A river-side ramble, optional swim. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leader: Rob H. Transport: drive yourself, phone for details.
Monday evening, 13 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), email@example.com Transport: drive yourself
Tuesday 14 December 2010: Burrinjuck Canoe Trip – Devils Pass.
Paddle from Woolgarlo to Devils Pass in the Yass River arm of Burrinjuck Dam. The dam needs to be close to full, as it is now, for Devils Pass to be accessible by water. About 12 km of paddling – suitable for beginners. BYO canoe or hire in Canberra. Further information at http://members.pcug.org.au/~jevans/ . Map: Yass 1:50,000 Leader: Mike B. Transport: $88 per car including Woolgarlo entry fee.
Thursday evening, 16 December: 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), firstname.lastname@example.org Transport: drive yourself
(17) 18–19 December: Leaning Rock (KNP) –M/R, X
Around 33 km, 1700 m climbing, mostly off track. We’ll drive down Friday night to Munyang and walk 8 km on fire trail to camp near Whites River Hut. Saturday we climb Dicky Cooper Bogong and then descend to Windy Creek and Leaning Rock falls to the Geehi Reservoir, climbing out to camp off Tate West Ridge. We then return via Consett Stephen Pass onto the Rolling grounds, descending THAT ridge that leads into Horse Camp Hut. Portions of the trip are described in Snowy Mountains Walks by the Geehi Bushwalking Club 8th edition p58-61. Maps: Mount Kosciuszko 8525-II&III 1:50,000 or Perisher Valley 8525-2S and Geehi Dam 8525-2N 1:25,000. Leader: Karen C. Transport: $150 per car, Park entry $16 per car. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.
Saturday 18 December: Snowy Corner, Mt Tidbinbilla – M/R
This route climbs from the Lyrebird Trail to Snowy Corner, Mt Tidbinbilla then along to a point just short of Tidbinbilla Peak, from where it descends to cut the Camel Hump fire trail and back to start. A spectacular, demanding round. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: $32 per car plus entry fee (If applicable ?)
Sunday 19 December: Crack-of-Dawn 1: Murrumbidgee River Corridor Point Hut to Kambah Pool – M/E–M
An early start and off the track before the heat of the day. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leader: Terence U. Transport: drive yourself
Saturday 25 December: Christmas Day Lunch
If you have nothing else planned at the moment to celebrate Christmas Day think about joining us for a traditional lunch under magnificent trees on Springbank Island, Lake Burley Griffin. Meet at 12 noon at the lakeside end of Lawson Circuit, Acton Peninsular (at the road entrance to the Australian Museum). Please contact Doug W. should you want any further information and do let him know if you are thinking of joining the party particularly if you are able to provide a further boat or canoe which can be used to ferry people to the Island.
27 Dec 2010–3 Jan 2011: Ettrema – M/R
This meandering trip around the northern end of Ettrema extends into some of the lesser travelled regions of the Ettrema area. Distances travelled each day are generally short with most of the intended route in Ettrema Creek and nearby creeks. The proposed route is: Quiera Clearing – Transportation Spur – Ettrema Creek – Pintannie Saddle – Cabbage Tree Creek – Leyden Creek – Bundundah Creek – Manning Saddle – Jones Creek – Myall Creek – Quiera Clearing. The actual route will depend on the weather and also on party inclinations. If the weather forecast is for extremely hot weather for this week the trip will be relocated to Genoa River. Maps: Nerriga, Touga, Caoura, Sassafras, Yalwal and Burrier 1:25,000 Leaders: Keith T. and Irene D. Transport: ~$36 Limit: 8
Tuesday 28 December: The Settlers Track + extras – M/E–M
Walk the wonderful Settlers Track in the southern ACT. Extensions to the border to see 100 year old survey blazes and nearly 2 km of drop log fencing. Around 13 km and 150 m climb. Maps: Shannons Flat and Yaouk. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$20 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au
28 December–2 January: Bogong High Plains – M/E–M
A car camping trip to the Bogong High Plains in Victoria’s Alpine National Park with day walks across alpine plains to a number of 1800 m+ peaks, possibly Mts Jaithmathang, Jim, Cope, Nelse, and Spion Kopje. Map: Bogong Alpine Area 1:50,000. Leader: Jeff B.; please book after 15 November. Transport: ~TBA. Limit: 12.
(27)28 December–1 January: Mt Bogong and High Plains. Pack walking in the Victorian Alps – M/M with some good climbs
This walk will visit an iconic mountain in the Victorian Alps that in good weather provides wonderful views. We will also experience the High Plains in summer with its beautiful alpine meadows, snow gums and flowers. I am planning 4 days with packs and 1 day in the middle for a day walk or a rest. After ascending Mt Bogong via Staircase Spur, we will camp near the Cleve Cole Memorial Hut, then on to 2 nights near the Roper’s Hut site and then a camp at Bogong Creek Saddle before returning to Mountain Creek via Quartz Ridge, Bogong and Eskdale Spur. It is 5–6 hours drive to the start at Mountain Creek near Mount Beauty. There is good car camping at Mountain Creek and the Alpine National Park is a fuel stove only area. Maps: Bogong Alpine Area Outdoor Recreation Guide 1:50,000; Spatial Vision Maps 2009. Leader: Lorraine T. Transport: ~ TBA. Limit: 8.
29–30 December: Dr Bullock’s Hut and beyond Thredbo – M/M
Leave Canberra around mid day Wednesday and drive to Thredbo Diggings for a early evening walk along the Bullock’s Hut Track. Camp at Diggings and next day follow Merritt’s Trail to top of Crackenback chair. Follow pathway to Dead Horse Gap and return along Thredbo River Track. Atone for Christmas excess in time to make New Year resolutions for 2011. Maps: Perisher Valley , Chimneys Ridge 1:25,000. Leader: Tim W. Transport cost $150 per car plus park entry.
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