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This page covers activities for a month starting from the second Wednesday of December. 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 the Join CBC button in the main menu.

15–18 December: Endrick, Sturgiss, Haughton – M / R / partly X

Leaving the cars at the Alum Fire Trail car park, in from Nerriga, we will wade the Endrick to Tea Tree Creek and then walk to Camping Rock Creek (this is mostly on fire trail). Day 2: a scramble up Sturgiss and then across to camp near Hoddle and Haughton. Day 3 round to the west of Hoddle and along the base of the interesting cliff line of Foster Mountain to a camp in tall forest. On the last day across country with a short scramble to the top of Flat Top Mountain and then out by the Alum Fire Trail. Map: CMW The Northern Budawang Range. Leaders: Peter C. and Linda G. Transport:$120 per car

Sunday 18 December: Red Hill south – M/E

Early start and off the track by the middle of the day. Leader: Terence U. Map: Canberra Transport: Drive yourself.

Sunday 18 December: Mt Eliza – S/M

One of the few ACT named peaks I have not been up (because it is a short walk). Propose to hike to top and then visit Gibraltar Peak and return to cars via Mushroom Rock. Two ascents of 200 and 100 metres, maybe 1 or 2 kilometres of scrub bashing. Probably home early afternoon. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: $28 per car. Limit: 8.

25 December: Christmas Day lunch

Do come and join us for the Traditional Christmas Day 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). Contact: Doug W. or Margaret R. should you want any further information and do let one of them 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.


Snowgums - Deadhorse Gap

27–28 (29) December: Snowy Mountains – M/M

Drive to Perisher Tuesday 27 December. Walk (easy) in the Perisher – Guthega area where we will have BYO lunch. Then check in to Lake Jindabyne Hotel where we shall spend the next two nights, time for a swim in the indoor pool before evening BBQ overlooking Lake Jindabyne. Breakfast is included in the hotel tariff. BYO lunch for walk from Thredbo to Mount Crackenback (not using the chairlift) to Dead Horse Gap on the Wednesday. Catered evening group meal at the hotel. Check out by 10 am on Thursday for return to Canberra. Optional pub lunch at Bredbo. Map: Perisher Valley Leader: Tim W. Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: (approximate rates per person per night); single $95, double $47.50, twin $55/$40, triple $50/$40/$40 (configuration double and bunk beds, ensuite). Booking ASAP recommended to secure accommodation peak tourist season.

27–30 December: Kosciuszko National Park car camp – S/E, M/M

Various day walks in Kosciuszko National Park. Tue: Rainbow Lake walk (track to man-made lake built in early 1900s) 3 km, 109 m climb and/or Porcupine Track 5.6 km (track, button grass plains, snow gums and granite tors) 214 m climb; Wed: Mt Twynam (3rd highest peak in Australia; alpine walking, extensive views) from Guthega Village, 14.8 km 913 m climb; Thu: Rennix Walk (an old management trail across alpine fens, grassy plains and wooded forest from Rennix Gap to panoramic views from a granite outcrop) 12.8 km. Fri: Mt Tate from Guthega Village (mainly off track, via Guthega Trig, Consett Stephen Pass, Tate, Gills Knobs and the suspension Bridge over the Snowy River near Illawong Hut) 15 km 500 m climb. Car camp based at Island Bend (pit toilet and a creek nearby; boil all water or bring your own). Optional: stay an extra night then join Jeff's walk. Maps: Perisher, Geehi Dam, Kalkite Leader: Lois P. bookings close 2 pm 22 December or earlier if places fill. Transport: ~400 km return, ~$160 per car, ~$40–$60 per person, plus park entry. Limit: 12.

27 December–1 January: Easy day walks in the Snowy Mountains

We plan to stay at the self catering Southern Alps Lodge at Charlottes Pass and choose the trips to suit the weather.   If you wish to join us for the whole time or just a few days please contact me as soon as possible so that I can ascertain if extra rooms are available. Map: Perisher Valley Leader: Doug W. Transport: $50 plus a Park entry fee. Accommodation: Single $47 Couple $80.


Ettrema Creek

27 December–2 January: Ettrema – M/R

This seven day trip will visit some of the less travelled regions of the northern Ettrema area. The proposed route is Quiera Clearing–Transportation Spur–Ettrema Creek–Pint Annie Saddle–Cabbage Tree Creek–Ettrema Creek – side trip to Deception Canyon – Ettrema Creek – Transportation Spur – Quiera Clearing. Daily distances are short and there will be some time to sit around or swim. The actual route may be adjusted to suit the weather and party inclinations. If the weather forecast for this week is for extremely hot conditions the trip will be relocated to Genoa River. Maps: Touga, Caoura, Yalwal and Burrier Leaders: Keith Thomas and Irene Davies 6230 1081(h) or Transport: ~$130 per car Limit: 8

28–31 December: Upper Brogo Gorge – M, R/W/X

I'm told the Club's 'tiger walkers' of old did this as a standard 2-day trip, but to avoid any hurry along its 40 km let's give it four. The spurs in and out of the gorge are at times steep (but spectacular) and the gorge might require a swim, but at the top we'll cross the Tuross with just one step. If rain makes the gorge inadvisable we'll go elsewhere. Maps: Puen Buen, Yowrie Leader: Rupert Barnett Transport: $150 per car. Limit: 6.

31 December–2 January: Gungartan and beyond – M–L/M

A pack walk of about 45 km and estimated 1400 m total elevation gain with a mix of track, alpine and sub-alpine walking but possibly with a bit of scrub too. The planned route is Guthega Power Station – Disappointment Spur – Gungartan – The Kerries – Tin Hut – Big Brassy – Brassy Peak – Cup and Saucer Hill – Valentine Falls – Schlink Pass – West Aqueduct Track – Guthega Power Station. Fine views from the summits, interesting rock formations and alpine wildflowers. The direction may be reversed if weather conditions are not optimal at the start. Optional: do Lois's trip beforehand. Maps: Geehi Dam, Jagungal Leader: Jeff B., Bookings close 2 pm 29 Dec (22 Dec if also going with Lois) or earlier if places fill. Transport: ~400 km return, ~$160 per car, ~$40–$50 per person, plus park entry. Limit: 12.

Thursday evening, 5 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: Canberra Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 7 January: Red Hill north – M/E

Early start and off the track by the middle of the day. Leader: Terence U. Map: Canberra Transport: Drive yourself.


Brandy Flat Hut

Sunday 8 January: Gudgenby River–Brandy Flat Hut Circuit – M/RX

This is a trip recommended by Paul Bowen. There are some good pools so bring your swimmers. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Michelago Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: $60 per car; ~$15 per person.

Monday evening, 9 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: Sutton, Bungendore Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

 

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This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of January 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 .

Wednesday 11 January: Wednesday Walk (CBC) – M/M–R

Leader: Eric P.

Thursday evening, 12 January: Mulligans Flat – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the main Mulligans Flat car park. Go down Horse Park Drive, turn into Francis Forde Boulevarde as per sign, then left into Amy Ackman Street, which will take you to the Mulligans Flat car park. Nice open bushland. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Mulligans Flat NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself


Cairn on the Black-Allan Line

(13) 14–15 January: The lost cairns of the Black Allan Line–East of Monument Track (KNP) – S/R, X

Departure Friday night, leaving Civic at 4:00 pm. This trip will take us into the Byadbo Wilderness. We'll camp out Friday night along the way, then travel via 4WD along the Byadbo and Monument Track, stopping to see Cairn No 6, which is in original condition as described by Alexander Black in his Diary. Saturday involves a 12 km return trip with 400 m ascent to find Cairns 6.2 and 6.3, while Sunday involves a 4 km return trip with 100 m ascent to locate Cairn 6.1 Map: Tombong 8624-S 1:50,000 Leader: Karen C. Transport: ~$200 per car. Limit: 8

Sunday 15 January: Mt Ragnun – M/M

Shhhh! I have disguised the name of the destination by reversing it. The rain nymphs send bad weather every time I program this walk, so I am trying to keep it secret. (Nymphs do Google searches too!) A walk just south of Tantalising Dam, in cool sub-alpine/montane valley country all above 1200 m. After a short car shuffle we climb the 1710 m peak (steady 400 m ascent) to see good views across northern Kozziemosquito National Park. Then descend to Schopaddocks Hut and walk north to Circles Hut and the sinkholes of Golf Plain. 12 km and 450 m altitude gain. Map: Tantangara Leader: Jeff B., Transport: ~330 km return, ~$132 per car, ~$33–$44 per person. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 16 January: Goorooyarroo Nature Park again – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from its junction with the Federal Hwy (the Gungahlin exit). Will probably do Old Joe. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Goorooyarroo NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Thursday evening, 19 January: Mt Majura – S/E

Be at the entrance to the park beside 39 Mackenzie St, Hackett, just north of the Grayson St intersection at 6:30 pm for a walk up Mt Majura. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 21 January: Jews Corner Circuit – M/M/W

This trip uses the river track from Kambah Pool, downstream to Jews Corner for a swim then return directly via the open ground on the west side of the river. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: drive yourself to Kambah Pool.


Corang River

21–22 January: Wog Wog – Many Rock Ribs – Corang Lagoon – S–M/E–M

Walk about 10 km on track past Corang Peak and views of central Budawangs then about 1 km off track to swim, laze at Many Rock Ribs. Camp somewhere between there and Corang Lagoon about 1.5 km down river. More swimming, lazing at Lagoon. About 8–9 km on track back to cars. This trip has intermittently been a popular longish day trip, but it is too nice at this time of year to rush it that way. This would be a good opportunity for those interested in expanding their horizons by trying an easy traditional overnight walk. Feel free to discuss with the leader. Map: Corang Leader: Alan V. Transport: ~$100–$120 per car

Monday evening, 23 January: Yarramundi Peninsula – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Black Mt Reserve car park which is accessed only from William Hovell Drive. Just follow the signs but, if going west (e.g. from Parkes Way or the Tuggeranong Parkway), you will need to do the u-turn west of the interchange but before you get to Bindubi St. We will wander through Black Mt Reserve, along the lake shore to the Peninsula before returning via the Himalayan Cedars and cork plantation. No need to book. Map: Canberra Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

(25)26–28 January: Genoa River – M/R

A relatively easy four day walk to a section of the Genoa River that is not usually reached in a weekend. A pleasant river walk with lots of rock hopping and wet feet, but no compulsory swims. We leave the cars at the picnic area at GR152708 and walk south over the knoll between Mounts Wakefield and Merragunegin. When we hit the Genoa River we travel upstream along the Genoa River to Nungatta Creek and follow this eastwards through the range to pick up a fire trail which we follow back to the cars. Maps: Yambulla and Nungatta Leaders: Rene Davies and Keith Thomas 6230 1081(h) or Transport: ~$240/car Limit: 8.

26–29 January: Long weekend, Kowmung River – M/M–R

A four day walk taking it easy on the beautiful Kowmung River. Drive to Kanangra Walls Thursday morning and descend to the river via Cambage Spire (some rock-scrambling on the spire). Fri and Sat walk a total of about 9 kms along a very scenic stretch of the Kowmung through Bulga Dennis Canyon (a gorge, not a narrow canyon) with plenty of time for swimming. On Sunday, climb out via Roots Ridge. Descent and ascent of ~800 m. Wear sandshoes or runners suitable for river crossings. Maps: Yerranderie and Kanangra Leader: Meg M. Transport: 500 kms, ~$50–$67. Limit: 8

(27), 28–29 January: Snowy Mts weekend – M/M

Drive down Friday night and stay at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlottes Pass. The Saturday walk is Charlottes Pass to Dead Horse Gap via the Ramsheads with two options, one mostly on track and the other mostly off. The two groups will meet for lunch at the Kosciuszko Lookout and go on together from there. A further walk, a loop from Thredbo to Dead Horse Gap via the Ramsheads will be undertaken by drivers and anyone else who wants to do it. Shared meal Sat night. Another shorter walk on Sunday, route to be decided. Map: Perisher Valley & Chimneys Ridge Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $110 for the weekend, double/twin – $71 for the weekend at last advice.

Saturday 28 January: Long Point–Shoalhaven River – M/E–M

From Long Point Lookout near Marulan, we descend the track into the Shoalhaven Gorge late morning for an afternoon of exploring McCallums Flat, relaxation and swims. We will climb back out in the evening when it should be cooling down, so a late return to Canberra. About 8 km, with 500 m descent and alas the same up again. Map: Caoura. Leader: Jeff B., Transport: ~270 km return, ~$108 per car, ~$27–35 per person. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 30 January: Gossan Hill – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm, park in the car park behind the old Aranda shops in Bandjalong Crescent, Aranda. We will cross over Belconnen Way, transit Gossan Hill, Bruce Ridge, Black Mt Reserve and back to the cars. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Gossan Hill NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Thursday evening, 2 February: Mulligans Flat – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the main Mulligans Flat car park. Go down Horse Park Drive, turn into Francis Forde Boulevarde as per sign, then left into Amy Ackman Street, which will take you to the Mulligans Flat car park. Nice open bushland. There are loads of walks in this area, we won't duplicate the last one. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Mulligans Flat NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

4–5 February: Castle gourmet – M/R

Climb the Castle Saturday for an evening in style, (x-course gourmet meal). Gentlemen should wear a bow-tie and ladies a suitable equivalent. Camp on top. Sunday will include a side trip to the view-point over-looking Castle Gap and Byangee Walls. If there's time, afternoon tea at Braidwood. Map: Endrick Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: 340 km, $136 per car, $24 per person Limit: 12.

4–5 February: 50th anniversary re-enactment of 1st CBC walk – S–M/E

The first walk undertaken after CBC was created took place on 3–4 February 1962. It was programmed as Upper Cotter–Bimberi, but the trip report produced afterwards makes it clear the walk more-or-less used the route and campsite outlined below, albeit following a cattle pad from Oldfields Hut as the Oldfields-Murrays Gap fire trail did not exist then. Start at Gurrangorambla Creek, walk about 7 km and climb about 200 m on fire trails to camp at a picturesque clearing about half way between Oldfields Hut and Murray Gap. An optional 8 km round trip on tracks to the top of Bimberi, the ACT's highest peak, towering 500 m above, can be undertaken either in the afternoon or the next morning. Expect clear mild days, great alpine scenery. The trip will be conducted at a pace to suit survivors of the original trip (Gösta hopes his hip has recovered…), though more energetic options are also available. Maps: Rendezvous Creek & Rules Point Leader: Alan V. Transport: ~$160 per car.

Monday evening, 6 February – Mt Ainslie east ridge – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the car park atop Mt Ainslie on the airport side then another route on and around the mountain. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Mt Ainslie NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Thursday evening, 9 February: Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve – Gooroo Hill – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from its junction with the Federal Hwy (the Gungahlin exit). Will do Gooroo Hill. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Goorooyarroo NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself


Saturday 11 February: Honeysuckle Creek – Navigation exercise – S/M

A training exercise in map and compass near Honeysuckle Creek, for prospective leaders and regular walkers who wish to learn how to navigate. Participants must bring their own map and compass. They must also purchase and read Finding Your Way In The Bush, obtainable from the Club (see web site), before the activity. Return to Canberra afterwards, or camp by the cars at Honeysuckle Creek and join the Legoland walk the next day. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Jeff B., . Transport: ~80 km, ~$32 per car, $8–$10 per person (+ camp fee if staying overnight). Limit: 6 plus leader.

(optional 11) Sunday 12 February: Legoland – S/M–R

A very short walk (finishing early afternoon) among the granite boulders of Legoland, Trojan Wall and Sentinel Rock on Orroral Ridge. All over 1200 m elevation, so cooler than Canberra. Some (straightforward) scrambling is involved over rocks, through tunnels and onto balconies with fine views. Come from Canberra on the day, or spend a pleasant Saturday night camping by the cars at Honeysuckle Creek with the navigators. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Jeff B., . Transport: ~80 km, ~$32 per car, $8–10 per person (+ camp fee if staying the previous night). Limit: 16.

11–17 February 2012: Du Cane Range and Mt Olympus, Tasmania – M /R, W, X

Two connected walks: from the Overland Track a 4-day circuit along the lofty Du Cane Range and Mt Gould, then restock and continue south to Mt Olympus. The walk ranges from the intricate beauty of the tarns and pines of The Labyrinth, the spires of the knife-edged Geryon and Acropolis, to panoramas over half of Tasmania. Much off track but (mostly) okay; a joint CBC/NPA trip. Leader: Rupert Barnett Limit: 6.

Monday evening, 13 February – Cooleman Ridge west – S/E

Meet at the very end of Kathner St, Chapman for a walk along the ridge. No bookings, just turn up at 6:30 pm. Map: TAMS: Cooleman Ridge Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Thursday evening, 16 February – Bruce and O'Connor Ridges – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the the car park opposite 160 Dryandra St, O'Connor for a walk in these two pleasant areas. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Bruce Ridge NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 18 February: Monga Forest – Painting and/or photography – S/E

A short walk into Monga N.P. where soft light seeps into lush rainforest, inspiring your brushes and your cameras. Map: Monga Leader: Alison M. Transport: ~$88 per car, $22–$29 per person.


Precipitous Bluff

21–26 February: South Coast Track – Precipitous Bluff, Tasmania – M/R, W, X

From the end of the road south of Hobart walk around the southern coast to New River Lagoon, then return over Precipitous Bluff and Pindars Peak to Lune River. A rewarding mix of coast and mountain; a joint CBC/NPA trip. Leader: Rupert Barnett Limit: 6.

(24) 25–26 February: Snowies 2 – M/M/X

Drive down Friday night and stay at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlottes Pass. On Saturday, we do our main walk. At this stage, I am thinking of offering two walks, one to Mt Townsend (22 km, 550 m climb and 7 hrs walking), if I can find someone who wants to lead it, and the other to Twynam and Guthega (car shuffle, estimated 14 km, 400 m climb and 5½ hrs walking). Both are a mixture of on and off track. Brilliant rewards for the effort in both cases. On Sunday, a shorter walk, route to be advised. Map: Perisher Valley. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $116 per person for the weekend, double/twin – $75 per person ($150 for the room) for the weekend.

24–27 February: Holland Gorge, Angel Falls, Monolith Valley – M/R

This is a repeat of an enjoyable past trip, starting and finishing at Yadboro. Map: Endrick Leader: Jenny Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: 340 km, $136 per car, $24 per person.

25–26 February: Lolling at the Lagoon and Cruising on the Cascades – S/E–M

A relaxed pack walk of 14 km return on a good track from Wog Wog (some undulations, no large climbs) to a campsite near the Corang River Lagoon and Cascades. (There is an alternative campsite 1 km further on if the main one is occupied.) Opportunities for swimming and exploring the Cascades (off track) on the Saturday afternoon; return to cars Sunday morning before the day gets too hot. Maps: Corang or CMW Budawangs. Leader: Linda S., 0403321129 or . Transport: ~270 km, ~$108 per car, ~$27–$36 per person. Limit: 12.

2–11 March: Pine Valley and Maria Island, Tasmania – M/M

This two part trip will begin with a walk into Pine Valley Hut and two full days to explore The Parthenon and The Labyrinth. Following this we return to Hobart for a night before heading to Triabunna and the afternoon ferry to Darlington on the Northern end of Maria. Next day we set off to explore the island, setting up camp at Frenchs Farm and doing side trips to points of interest such as Robeys Farm, Haunted Bay and Encampment Cove. Toward the end of the trip we return to Darlington for visits to Fossil Cliffs and Bishop and Clerk before returning to Hobart via Triabunna. Maps include Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park 1:100,000; Maria Island National Park 1:50,000. Leader: Mark Hopkins 6282 8481 or . Transport: TBA. A National Parks pass will cost $30 per person. Limit: 6


Kanangra Walls

10–12 March (Canberra Day LWE): Kanangra car camp – M/E–M

Kanangra Walls is an isolated sandstone plateau in the southern Blue Mts not far from Oberon, with magnificent views. We will camp beside the cars at Boyd Crossing both nights. Saturday – Box Creek or Morong Falls (west of the sandstone, in granite), S/M and S/R options; Sunday – Crafts Wall (a smaller plateau, beyond the end of Kanangra Walls) M/M and M/M–R options; Monday – Coal Seam Cave and Cottage Rock (S/E–M) or Wallaby Pass and Mt Bulgin (S/R). Maps: Shooters Hill, Kanangra & Yerranderie. Leaders: Stan Marks & Jeff B., bookings to Jeff B., Transport: ~$70 (based on 3 per car), plus park entry if the voucher machines are operational. Limit: 16

Mid-August: West MacDonnell National Park – M/R

A nine day off-track walk, either Plan A or Plan B, depending on how much rain falls between now and the trip. The trip will be run jointly with Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW. Expressions of interest by end of January. Plan A (lots of rain): Ormiston Gorge, Bowmans Gap, climb the mountain which forms the north side of the Gorge. Explore the Woolshed Yard area, access the Red Wall from its north-flowing creek. Climb Peak 1307 metres on the NE corner of Ormiston Pound, camp on its southern side. Climb Mt Giles (via Bass Ridge?) and camp on top. Return either to Ormiston Gorge across the Pound, or the Ochre Pits via Giles Yard Springs. Plan B (limited rain): Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ellery Ck gap in the Chewings Range, explore the gorges west along the southern side of the Range. Cross the Range to Portals campsite, walk east to cross Ellery Creek, camp at Trident Gorge on the north side of the Range. Climb to the tops, walk west for a bit, descend and return to the Big Hole. Maps: West MacDonnell NP Maps 1&2. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $100+ for bus from Alice Springs. Limit: 8



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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).