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This page covers activities for a month starting from the second Wednesday of September. For more walks, click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

If you are a non-member interested in taking part in Club activities, and want information about activities in the program click on to contact the club. Click on if you are seeking other information about the club.

Please note: Bookings for all walks on a weekend must be made to the walk leader by 2pm on the Thursday immediately before. Some walks may be fully subscribed before this time so early booking is advisable.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information (see menu at left) for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our requirement that all walkers sign an acknowledgement of risks and obligations, equipment hire, search and rescue procedures, etc. For membership enquiries click on .

This symbol indicates a walk that will count towards points in the 50 Peaks in 50 Weeks event.

Wednesday 14 September: Wednesday Walk (CBC) – M

Leader: TBA

Saturday 17 September: Snowy Corner, Mt Tidbinbilla – M/R

A spectacular round involving a demanding climb and a descent through close scrub. For us it seems to be an annual favourite. Map: Tidbinbilla Leaders: Jenny and Rob H. Transport: ~$36 per car.


Boxvale Gorge

17–18 September: Bundanoon gourmet weekend – M/M

Drive to Bundanoon YHA on Friday evening, our base for the weekend. On Saturday, we will walk the Nattai Gorge from the Mt Waratah (Hidden Ck) car park to the Boxvale exit. Spectacular scenery. On Sunday, we will do the Four Lookouts walk, overlooking valleys in the area. When we were last there, on this weekend a few years ago, the place was covered in pink flowers. Barry Keeley will lead this day. The YHA is a renovated early 20th century home of delightful ambience. Shared meal on Saturday evening. About 6 hours walking on Saturday; 4 hours on Sunday. Maps: Picton and Mittagong. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Stan.Marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$150 per car, $50 per person. Accommodation: ~ $60.

Wednesday 21 September: Wednesday Walk (FBI) – M

Leader: Barrie R.

Saturday 24 September: Tinderry Peak – M/R,ptX

Insert via the Round Flat Fire Trail, then continue north at its east bend. Use Roberts Creek as a hand-rail to gain the Tinderry ridge. Then N to Tinderry Peak with fabulous views over Michelago. Exit via the top of Roberts Creek, but then E via the N of the 1450+ m feature and so to the pig trap at the end of the unmarked track down from the East Tinderry Fire Trail. Off track, this is rough going. Around 14 km and 500 m climb. Map: Tinderry. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), jevans@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 10.


South Black Range

Saturday 24 September 2011: Black Range – M/E–M

Park the cars at the South Black Range car park. Walk on track to South Black Range trig point with its enormous rock for morning tea, then off track along an open ridge to rejoin the track. Swing east off track to lunch through attractive eucalyptus forest and return to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk, 12 km, 200 m climb. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$40 per car, estimate per person~$15

24–25 September: Navigation refresher #4: A weekend off-track in the Namadgi – M/R

An overnight pack trip in the southern Namadgi consolidating map and compass skills. Map: Yaouk  Leaders: Jenny and Rob H. Transport: ~$50 per car.

Tuesday Evening 27 September: Navigation refresher #5: An evening introducing GPS

Please book, Jenny and Rob H.

Tuesday 27 September: A search for two Indigenous sites in the southern Namadgi – L/M,ptX

Stop at Shanahans Mountain car park and wander NW to a reputed site near SH1482. Drive to the Old Boboyan Rd (South) car park and wander along that road to cross Naas Creek at the ford. Climb to another site at 1,200 m then return along the NE bank of the creek. Around 17 km and 400 m climb. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), jevans@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Wednesday 28 September: Wednesday Walk (NPA) – M

Leader: Mike S.

Saturday pm 1 October: Castle Hill – S/M

A short steep climb and a wonderful panorama. Map: Tuggeranong Leader: Rob H. Transport: ~$5

1–3 October: Budawang Weekend – M/M

I have booked basic accommodation near Nerriga on the edge of the Morton National Park for the long weekend. We will leave Canberra on Saturday morning and walk to Churinga Head for lunch with a spectacular view over Ettrema Gorge and, if like 2010, wildflowers in abundance (2½ hours easy off track) then go to our accommodation. On Sunday, we will walk to the Vines, a beautiful and varied walk (6 hours all on track); those interested can go on to the bora ground on Quiltys Mountain (another hour, on track except for one short, steep section) weather permitting. Return home Monday morning. The cabin holds four and has a basic stove. Others can use tents but all can use the shower at the Stone Cottage. Map: Endrick and Touga. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(w), 6274 7350(h), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au. Transport: ~$120 per car. Accommodation: depends on numbers, ~$20 camping, $40 inside.


Corang

1–3 October: Corang Peak, Corang Arch, Yurnga Lookout, Mt Tarn – M/E–M

A walk mainly on tracks in the Western Budawangs, starting at Wog Wog. There are excellent viewpoints and interesting rock formations. We will camp near Burrumbeet Brook both nights and visit Mt Tarn, with its lake and views over Holland Gorge, with day packs. Map: Corang. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~270 km return, ~$100 per car, ~$25–$33 per person. Limit: 8

Sunday 2 October: Mt Gingera – bushwalking promotion – L/E–M

Mt Gingera from Corin Dam, returning via Snowy Flats. An opportunity to do an interview from Mt Gingera to promote CBC/50 Peaks in 50 Weeks, bushwalking in general and Johnny Boy's Walkabout Blog. Around 20 km and 1000 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), jevans@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Tuesday evening 4 October– Navigation refresher #6: A night dead-reckoning exercise with GPS – S/E

Please book, Jenny or Rob H.

Navigation refresher #7: Looking at PC software for GPS

Details TBA

Wednesday 5 October: Wednesday Walk (FBI) – M

Leader: Steven R.

(7) 8–10 October (Canberra LWE): Blue Mountains – M/M

Leave Canberra Friday night and stay in a comfortable 4 bedroom house in Blackheath for the long weekend. Saturday: along the Narrow Neck cliff top with views over the Megalong and Jamison Valleys. Sunday: into and along the valley floor from Furber Stairs to Ruined Castle (7 hours walking, plenty of steps). Monday: Grand Canyon from Evans Lookout (3½ hours). Map: Katoomba. Leader: Edwina Y. Transport: ~$280 per car Accommodation: ~$75 for the weekend. Limit: 12

Saturday 8 October: The Spinnaker – S/R

A pleasant trip from Honeysuckle Creek campground. Map: Corin Dam, Williamsdale Leader: Rob H. Transport: ~$8

Tuesday 11 October: A search for Howells Weir and climb to Blundells Hill – M/M,ptX

Drive in Warks Rd to park at Yellow Rabbit Rd. Walk in beside Lees Creek to search for Howells Weir. Then follow old forestry trails to climb to Blundells Hill. Return through the top of the old Uriarra Pine Forest area. Around 11 km and 450 m climb. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), jevans@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$8 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Tuesday evening 11 October: Navigation refresher #7: PC software for GPS

Please check the pre-reading at http://jevans.pcug.org.au/Pages/Walk%20Descriptions/2011_10_11b.html Contact John Evans 6288 7235(h), jevans@pcug.org.au to book. Bring a little supper to share. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au


For more walks, return to the top of the page and click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.


Page last modified on Wednesday 8 June, 2011
This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of October onwards. For more walks, click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

If you are a non-member interested in taking part in Club activities, and want information about activities in the program click on to contact the club. Click on if you are seeking other information about the club.

Please note: Bookings for all walks on a weekend must be made to the walk leader by 2pm on the Thursday immediately before. Some walks may be fully subscribed before this time so early booking is advisable.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information (see menu at left) for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our requirement that all walkers sign an acknowledgement of risks and obligations, equipment hire, search and rescue procedures, etc. For membership enquiries click on .

This symbol indicates a walk that will count towards points in the 50 Peaks in 50 Weeks event.

Wednesday 12 October: Wednesday Walk (CBC) – M

Leader: John D.

15–16 October: long long time walkabout – 24-hr walk – L/E–M

The aim of this trip is to just walk for 24 hours. Starting from Corin Dam, climb via Stockyard Spur to Pryors Hut. Follow the Mt Franklin fire trail, with a side trip to Mt Gingera, to Cotter Hut. Walk out via the AAWT to the Orroral Valley, then via Smokers Trail and the Square Rock Walking Track to the Smokers Gap car park. All on fire trail and footpad. A couple of longish breaks with a hot drink, as well as short breaks. Around 55 km and 2200 m climb. Maps: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), jevans@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$10 per person. If a couple of non-walkers could help with transport, I'd be very grateful. I also need a PC and mobile phone equipped walk controller in Canberra. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Saturday 15 October – Moonlight Hollow 2 – M/E

This walk follows good tracks through lush forest, mostly unaffected by the fires. We will walk from Bulls Head to Bendora Arboretum (lunch) then return to the cars via disused logging roads, with running creeks and ferny gullies. About 5¼ hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), Stan.Marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$15

Tuesday evening 18 October: Prospective new CBC Walk leaders training night

Would you like to put something back into your Club by leading a walk? Come along to an information night, pick up a few ideas and have a go! Heaps of assistance available via co-leaders and mentors. It’s not difficult when you know what to do. Map: Bring any you have. Bring a little supper to share. Contact John Evans 6288 7235(h), jevans@pcug.org.au to book. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Saturday 22 October: Ridge east of Nursery Swamp – M/R

This is mainly off-track and scrubby at times. Some good rock slabs and views to both east and west. Map: Rendezvous Creek Leader: Rob H. Transport: ~$10


Depot Beach and Mt Durras

(21), 22–23 October: Durras weekend 2 – M/E

Leave Canberra Friday night, stay in comfortable cabins at Depot Beach. Last time we were at Little Forest Plateau, we found a route off the escarpment, through Jailhouse Pass, honeycombed with little grottoes, rainforest dingles and gullies reminiscent of the famous Green Room in the Budawangs. The track goes on to the Clyde. We will explore as much of it as we can do in a day on the Saturday. On Sunday, we will follow the coast to Pretty Beach (lunch) then climb Mt Durras via the main track thence an ancient logging track through magnificent forest back to Snake Bay and back to the cars. About 5 hrs walking each day. Maps: Tianjara/Milton and Durras/Milton. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$45, Accommodation: ~$60–$70 depending on numbers.

Saturday 29 October: Bonnum Pic – M/M

This peak lies east of Captains Flat. The walk will start at the NE corner of the pine forest near Whites Creek then move east for about a km, climbing to the Tumanang Ridge, about 1,300 m. We will then move south, climbing three lesser peaks until we hit Tumanyang itself, 1,476 m. The walk is only about 8 km linear but will take some effort. Back via the Purple Eatery. Map: Tinderry. Leader: Stan Marks 6274 7350, stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$15–$20 per person.

Sunday 30 October: Bundanoon Gorge from the east – S–M/R/X

Most of the walks in the Bundanoon area are on the town (western) side of the gorge. This walk will approach the eastern side of the gorge rim from the Meryla Rd, and include the overlook of the narrow canyon section downstream of the dam. 10–12 km. ~200–300 m. Forest, some scrub and scrambles across side creeks. Map: Bundanoon. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~340 km return ~$30–$35 per person. Limit: 12


Broom

Saturday 5 November: Broom clearing 19th year at Cotter Hut

The Club's long-term environmental project aimed at removal of this invasive species from the Upper Cotter area will take place again this year although it will be a bit earlier in order not to clash with the 50th anniversary celebrations. Each year Club members go to the area around the Cotter Hut and locate and clear any new broom plants that can be found. The seeds of this species can stay in the soil for well over 20 years and each plant can produce thousands of seeds. Our contribution has involved searching the area to locate infestations, removal by lopping or digging, and detailed mapping. You will have the opportunity to travel to the Upper Cotter by vehicle and spend the day in a remote part of Namadgi. No special skills needed. Map: Rendezvous Creek Leader: John T. Transport: $12.

12–13 November: Ahearn Lookout, Starlights Track, Nattai River, Troys Creek Track – M/M

A relatively easy pack walk in the Nattai National Park not far from Mittagong, in the southern part of the Greater Blue Mountains. Features views of sandstone cliffs from a grand lookout and a lovely campsite at McArthurs Flat. 26 km, 200 m Sat and 550 m Sun including steep bits and undulations. Mostly if not all on tracks and fire trail; there is supposedly a track to the lookout but I have not done that section before. Map: Hilltop. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~450km return ~$40–$50 per person. Limit: 12

Tuesday 15 November: Nyes Creek – M/R/X

Area unknown by leader. The idea is to drop into the upper reaches of Nyes Creek and follow it downsteam for a few hours, hopefully we will get to the gorge area. Map: Wingello Leader Roger E. Transport ~$120 per car. Limit: 8.


Lake Albina - Main Range

(2), 3–4 December: Kosciuszko weekend: M/M

Drive there Friday night and stay at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlottes Pass. The Saturday walk is the Charlotte’s Pass–Blue Lake junction–Main Range–Kosciuszko loop. Those interested can climb the unnamed peak behind the toilets at Rawsons Pass, which is the 4th highest peak in the country. Shared meal Sat night. Another shorter walk on Sunday, route to be decided. Map: Perisher Valley Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $110 for the weekend, double/twin – $71 for the weekend based on current rates.

 


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The picture at the top of this page is of the Murramarang National Park on the South Coast of New South Wales. Club walks extend to the coast and the area around Mt Durras (on the right of the photo) is a favourite destination for cabin-based walking weekends (photo David Briese).