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

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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.


Climbing Mt Palerang

Wednesday Walk 11 July: Mt Palerang – M/M

Palerang is a mountain near the Great Dividing Range south of the Kings Highway (the pointy one on the right as you approach Braidwood). Access is via Captains Flat Road, Briars Sharrow Road, Plains Road, Hoskinstown Road, Forbes Creek Road and Mulloon fire trail to the ford over Mulloon Creek. On a clear day you can see Braidwood, the Budawangs and the Brindabellas. The access ridges have moderate scrub, rock scrambles and a rock climb. There are also a few kilometres of fire trail walking. Distance: 11.3 km, Climb: 500 m Map: Bombay Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: ~ $10 per person. We will meet at Queanbeyan Swimming Pool, Campbell Street for an 8:30 am start.

Thursday 12 July: Walk & Talk: Botanic Gardens and Black Mountain – S/E

Some exercise for both body and Brain. Rendezvous at the Botanic Gardens car park at 9.20 am. We will walk through the gardens and then, by a devious combination of tracks, around and over Black Mountain, returning to picnic on the Eucalypt lawns around 11.30 am. At 12.30 pm we will hear how our Club emblem is surviving by attending a free talk in the Gardens Theatrette on 'Saving the Northern Corroboree Frog in the ACT'. The speaker is ecologist Dr Murray Evans. Admission to the talk is by gold coin donation; no need to book for the talk. Transport: drive yourself, or catch Action bus route 3 from Woden or Belconnen, alighting in Daley Road, ANU. Map: Black Mountain Nature Reserve Leader: Linda G. http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/13246/cnpmapblackmountain.pdf


Snow in the Brindabellas

Saturday 14 July: Winter snowscape – Painting and/or photography – S/E

Why not create or capture your own Winter Wonderland Snowscape, either with brush or camera. We're planning a short trip to the Brindabella National Park, possibly Top Crossing or the Sawmill ruin. Hopefully we'll  find snow on flowering wattle or other Winter marvels to paint or photograph.  Clothing suitable for snow should be worn e.g. boots, jumper, parka, long trousers, gloves and beanie - if it is cold. Map: Umburra Leaders: Alison M. Gösta L. Bookings to Alison Transport: ~$24 per car, $6–$8 per person.

Saturday 14 July: Mundoonen Nature Reserve – M/E–M

This reserve is just south of the Hume Highway between Gunning and Yass. We will explore the reserve, which is undulating with a cover of open forest. A mixture of track and easy off track. About 4½ hours actual walking. Map: Gunning 1:50,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$15

Saturday 14 July: Canberra Centenary Trail: Section 6 – Stromlo Forest Park to Tuggeranong – L/E

Stromlo Forest Park, Cooleman Ridge, around McQuoids Hill NR, Kambah Pool, Kambah Pool to Pine Island Walking Track (via Red Rocks Gorge) to Tuggeranong. Around 21 km and 300 m climb. Maps: Canberra and Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$5 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

(13) 14–15 July: Beginners snow camp at Guthega – S/M

Two days of snow shoeing and/or cross country skiing in Guthega, with tours of Tate East Ridge and Guthega Trig. This trip caters to those who have done overnight camping before, but would like to learn to camp in the snow. There will be time to take photos, do side trips (with day packs), or just sit and appreciate the beauty of the Main Range. We'll depart Friday evening at 4 PM, stop to hire gear if required, and then drive to Island Bend to camp for the night. Saturday morning we'll drive the cars to Guthega and snowshoe / ski 1.5 km with overnight packs to camp along Guthega River, near the log crossing. The tours will be suitable for beginner snowshoers who are reasonably fit, but will only suit cross country skiers with some experience of steep gradients. This trip will be run jointly with the Canberra Cross Country Ski Club Maps: Perisher Valley 8525-2S & Geehi Dam 8525-2N Leader: Karen C. Transport: (including parks pass) ~$140

Tuesday 17 July: Brumbys Flats and Mt Gingera from Corin Dam via the new track – L/M

New track from Corin Dam to Stockyard Spur, then usual route to Pryors Hut, Brumbys Flats and Mt Gingera. Possible snow. Around 20 km and 1100 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au


Bargo Gorge

(20), 21, 22 July – Southern Highlands bushwalking bonanza

Drive down Friday night to the Bundanoon YHA, where we stay the weekend. Mt Carrialoo (to be led by Barry Keeley on Saturday) is brilliant and if you like spectacular views and a bit of a challenge, you will love it. On Sunday, we will walk the spectacular and beautiful Bargo Gorge, twice as deep and twice as wide as Boxvale, on track. The YHA is a renovated early 20th century home of delightful ambience. Shared meal on Saturday evening. About 5 hours walking each day. Maps: Bundanoon and Picton Leaders: Stan Marks and Barry Keeley. Bookings to Stan 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: estimate per person ~$60, accommodation ~ $60 for the weekend.

Saturday 21 July: Shannahan Falls Creek – M/R

Shannahan Mountain, Sh. Falls Creek, Horse Gully Hut, Mt Clear car park. A short car-shuttle is required. Map: Colinton Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: ~$66 per car.

(20) 21– 22 July: Beginners Cross Country ski weekend

Two days of informal instruction and short ski tours in the Mount Selwyn/Three Mile Dam area, from accommodation near Adaminaby. Suitable for complete beginners who are reasonably fit, though people with several weekends cross-country skiing experience will also benefit. We have booked a cottage for six (1 Queen bedroom and 2 x twin bedrooms) at Snowy Mountains Alpine Cabins, 8 km from Adaminaby. Accommodation cost will be around $100 per person for the 2 nights; BYO linen and food, including something to share for dinner. Full, non-refundable payment for the accommodation please within a week of your signing up for the trip; booking early will give you the best chance of securing accommodation. Alternatively you can book your own accommodation in Adaminaby, or camp. BYO skis, stocks and boots (rent in Cooma). If there is insufficient snow, we will do bushwalks in the area. Map (for skiing) Cabramurra . Map if we end up bushwalking: Tantangara. Leaders: Linda G. and Peter C. Transport: ~$70 per person. This is a joint activity with the Canberra Cross Country Ski Club. Limit: 12.

Sunday 22 July: Isaacs Ridge to Yarralumla – L/E

Follow tracks through Canberra Nature Park from Isaacs Ridge to Yarralumla via Mt Taylor and Oakey Hill, taking in the views of the snow-capped ridges to the west of Canberra. Map: Canberra Leader: Terence U. Transport: Drive yourself.

Saturday 28 July: Nursery Swamp & Nursery Hill – M/R

We will leave from the Nursery Swamp car park just off Orroral Road and follow the Nursery Swamp walking trail. From the end of the trail we walk off track to Nursery Hill where we will have lunch. We will then return, off track, roughly parallel to the walking track we came in on. We will turn back to meet the walking track at about its half-way point. From there we follow the track back to our vehicles. This walk is almost half on track while the rest will be off track. If the going is too difficult or we are pressed for time we can return to the walking track earlier. Distance around 15 km with climbs totalling about 450 m. Map: Rendezvous Creek, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: ~ $11

Saturday 28 July: Square Rock and Smokers Trail – M/M

Square Rock is one of my favourite ACT walks. A track through bush from the Square Rock car park marks the beginning of this walk to a group of boulders that are a great place for lunch. Fantastic views on a clear day. On the way back we peel off to join the Smokers Trail until we come to Smokers Trail car park. Car shuffle required. Map: Corin Dam, Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 or Transport: ~ $10

Saturday 28 July: Mt Painter and Black Mt –M/E

Meet 9.30 am at end of Frith St near electricity sub‑station. We will then car shuffle to the start point of the walk at the Pinnacle at the back of Hawker. The walk traverses the Pinnacle and Mt Painter nature parks, the Aranda bushland and frost hollow before ascending Black Mt (lunch) and back to the cars. Finish by 2.30. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

28–29 July: Burrinjuck State Recreation Area – E–M/M

An interesting easy day walk can be undertaken by people staying at Burrinjuck SRA. Walk from "Waterview" down Slaugherhouse Road, then via the benched track to cross Carroll's Creek and then into the State Recreation Area (12.3 km). If you would like a bed in a shared cabin, please let me know by 21 July. Otherwise plenty of camping space–book your own or cabin direct. Check the SRA site for prices. Enjoy an evening campfire (marshmallows have already been pledged). Sunday choose either a similar walk up/over/across Mt Barren Jack or just relax and enjoy the lake foreshores and recreation activities (tennis courts, etc). Persons recovering from bad knees*, etc might just like to do the benched track—they would be extra welcome if they could help with the car shuffles!) Joint activity with Brindabella Bushwalking Club Map: Yass 1:50,000 Leader: Margaret R. Transport: Distance 224 km ~$26 per person

Sunday 29 July: Mt Tennent – M/M – pt X

An early start from the Namadgi Visitors' Centre to Mt Tennent for good views from the top, weather depending. The walk is on track, quite a few steps, with a steep last km to the summit. I'd also like to divert off-track to look at the big scar on the side of the mountain (hence the part X). Map: Williamsdale Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 or Transport: drive yourself – please advise if you need transport.

Tuesday 31 July: Border markers South of Mt Coree from Two Sticks Road – L/E–M, ptX

From Piccadilly Circus, walk in onTwo Sticks Rd to pick up a few border markers missed on previous trips. Wander up Mt Coree (not necessarily the easiest way), picking up the first 4 or 5 markers on the straight line. Around 21 km and 400m climb. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au.


Saturday 4 August: Worn Boot Bash – L/E

Kambah– Hall via the new Centenary Trail. A little over 30 km. Maps: Canberra, Hall Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: $5

Saturday 4 August: Wild Cattle Creek – M/M

This walk is south of Captains Flat in the Tallaganda National Park. It is a wander, mostly off track, along ridges through light, open forest and along the wide open valley of Wild Cattle Creek and other watercourses. About 10 km and 4 hrs actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$20.

Sunday 5 August – Mt Wee Jasper – M/X

Starting from the Fitzpatrick Trackhead near Wee Jasper, we'll follow the Hume & Hovell Track to the summit of Mt Wee Jasper for lunch, a climb of about 700 metres, before heading back downhill. A new one for me but all on track – about 15 km in all. Map: Couragago Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 or Transport: ~ $70 per car



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


This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of August onwards. For more walks, click on the Current Month 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 .

Thursday to Sunday 9–12 August: Cross country skiing 4 day trip

A four day ski tour carrying packs and camping in the snow, probably from Munyang towards Grey Mare Range, route to be decided according to snow conditions. Requires prior experience with similar trips. Maps: Mount Kosciuszko & Khancoban or as advised. Leaders: Linda G. and Peter C. Transport: $30 or as advised. This is a joint activity with the Canberra Cross Country Ski Club. Limit: 8


Lego Land

Saturday 11 August: Two huge rocky outcrops Legoland and Booroomba Rocks + views – M/E

A chance to explore and photograph two huge granite outcrops with superb views. Drive past Honeysuckle camping ground and park at the Honeysuckle Collimation tower car park. From here walk and explore the huge rocky ledge of stone known as Legoland via the huge triangular rock aboriginal shelter. There is a huge cavern underneath Legoland and also narrow scrambles for those inclined. We will have morning tea dangling our legs over the rocks and looking at the view of Orroral Valley below and all the mountains in the distance. Then return and park at the Honeysuckle car park . From here walk 5 kms and climb up about 260 m to the Booroomba Rocks where we will eat lunch enjoying more superb views. Please book and meet at Kambah shops by 8.30 am where I will organise transport. Those needing a lift can probably be catered for too. Map: Corin Dam Leader: Janet E. Transport: $15 per person.

Saturday 11 August: A ridge with a view – M/E–M

Walk from the Spring Creek car park along a series of ridges through open forest to an unnamed grassy peak for lunch with spectacular views from Lake George to the Tinderries. Similar return. Part on and part off track, about 13km, 600 m aggregate climb and 6 hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$40 per car, ~$15 per person.

Saturday 11 August: 12 Historic sites at Glenburn–Burbong – S/E

Have you ever visited the 12 historic sites nearby the Burbong Bridge over the Molonglo, just east of Queanbeyan? It is a fascinating collection of sites (actually in the ACT), including stone and slab homesteads, graves, charcoal kilns and copper mines. You can download a free colour monograph on the sites from http://www.npaact.org.au/category.php?id=64. The area is maintained by a small group of very keen people, the Friends of Glenburn, along with assistance from ACT Rangers. Let's give them a hand, pay a bit forward and walk and work for the day. Blackberry lopping seems to be a high need – conservation can be historical, as well as environmental. We can even drive in! Map: Bungendore. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: free for willing workers. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Sunday 12 August: Bundanoon Gorge from the east – S–M/R/X

Most of the walks in the Bundanoon area are on the town (western) side of this scenic sandstone gorge. This walk will approach the eastern rim from the car park where Patons Fire Trail leaves the Meryla Rd. We will see the narrow canyon section downstream of the dam. 10–12 km, 200–300 m uphill. Forest, some scrub and scrambles across side creeks. This walk will be upstream of the area visited in October last year. Map: Bundanoon. Leader: Jeff B., Transport: ~340 km return ~$34–$45 per person. Limit: 12


Tuesday 14 August: Navigation Refresher #1

7–30pm at 11 Studley St; Kambah. An evening looking at maps and compass. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield. 6231 4535(h)

Saturday 18 August: Gorilla Rock, Booroomba Rocks – M/R

 We walk along the AAT from Honeysuckle Creek Camp Ground before heading off into the bush to Gorilla Rock for morning tea and then through bush to Booroomba Rocks with a steep climb and rock scrambling along the way. We will enjoy lunch, with great views, at Booroomba Rocks then return via walking track. Map: Corin Dam, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: $10 per person.

(17), 18–19 August: Royal National Park

I have booked three cabins at the Ben Ricketts Reserve near Robertson and we will drive down on Friday night. On Saturday, we will do a spectacular and beautiful walk in the Royal National Park, from the southern end to North Era beach and return about 5½ hrs actual walking. On Sunday, we will do the short but also beautiful walk (1½ hours) at Minnamurra Rainforest then visit the Illawarra Fly, a brilliant treetop walk ($22). Map: Otford Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~ $60 per person. Accommodation: ~$60.

17–25 August: West MacDonnell NP – M/R

A nine day off-track walk. The trip will be run jointly with the Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW. This trip is at present fully booked. Start at Ormiston Gorge, camp in Bowmans Gap, climb the ridge which forms the north side of the Gorge with day packs. 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 Bas's Ridge?) and camp on top if conditions are suitable. Camp near Giles Yard Springs and finish at the Ochre Pits. Maps: West MacDonnell NP Map 1. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $100+ for bus from Alice Springs. Limit: 8

Sunday 19 August: Morning Stroll: Lake Burley Griffin – East Basin and Jerrabomberra Wetlands – S/E

Reprising a walk of Phillip's from March that had to be changed due to flood damage and postponed in May due to conflicting events. This walk takes us from the Carillon in a loop around the East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin with an excursion into Jerrabomberra Wetlands. This is a relaxing walk with the possibility of sighting a large number of bird species, especially water birds in their natural habitat. There is some shade but most of the walk is in the open. Total distance only 10 km so. Home for lunch. Map: Canberra Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 or Transport: ~ Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

Tuesday 21 August: Navigation refresher #2

7-30 pm 11 Studley St; Kambah. #1 not a pre-requisite but would help. An evening Dead-Reckoning Exercise, mud-map & compass in the dark at the back of Kambah. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h)

Saturday 25 August: Murrumbidgee River Corridor – Casuarina Sands to Kambah Pool – M/M

Starting from Casuarina Sands, this is an undulating walk following the Murrumbidgee River corridor to Kambah Pool. It has wonderful views over the river and Bullen Range. About 14 km in all. Car shuffle required. Map: Cotter Dam / Canberra / Tuggeranong, Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 or Transport: ~ Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

Sunday 26 August: Navigation Refresher #3

0800 hours at 11 Studley St; Kambah. #1,2 not pre–requisites but would help. A day in the hills west of Kambah position–finding and using route cards. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h)


(31 August), 1–2 September: – Bundanoon gourmet weekend – M/M

Drive to Bundanoon YHA on Friday evening, our base for the weekend. On Saturday, we will walk to Bonnum Pic. Distance: 16 km Climb: 400 m, 5½ hrs walking. On Sunday, we will do the Four Lookouts walk, about 3 hours walking. Both have spectacular views and, based on previous experience, lots of wildflowers. The YHA is a renovated early 20th century home of delightful ambience. Shared meal on Saturday evening. About 5 hours walking each day. Maps: Picton and Mittagong. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~ $50 per person, Accommodation: ~ $60.

Friday 7 September: Nadgigomar Nature Reserve (southern section) – M/M

A walk down ridges to lunch on a sand bank of the Shoalhaven River at around 568E 923N. An optional short shin-deep wade. Back by a different route & then 3 or 4 km of fire trail. The ridges in this area are pleasant walking: mostly gentle in gradient & largely free of understorey, with occasional steep stony sections and patches of scrub. The high points provide some views between graceful white gums. Around 13 km in total. One and a quarter hours drive from Queanbeyan, via Euradux Road. The road is best done in 4WDs (Forester or above). Map: Durran Durra Leader: Linda G. Transport: $50 per car. Limit: 12.

(7) 8–9 September: Gulaga (Mt Dromedary)/Bermagui Coast Walk – M/E

Drive to Tilba Waterfront Cottages Friday evening where we stay for the weekend. On Sat we climb Mt Gulaga. It is about a 6 hour walk, all on track and about 14 km return. The climb is moderately hard ascending about 750 m over 5.5 km. Sunday's walk is a scenic ramble about (10k) which offers vistas of mountain (Gulaga), lake (Wallaga), island (Montague), headland and beach. The track winds around Wallaga Lake and continues to Murunna Point, Camel Rock, Haywards Beach, Keatings Headland, Long Swamp and Moorehead Beach. Maps: Wandella, Central Tilba and Bermagui. Leader: Barry K. Transport: ~$170 per car, ~$50 per person. Accommodation: ~$32 per person per night.

(7)8–10 September: Cloudmaker and 100 Man Cave – L/M–R

Drive to Kanangra Walls Friday night for a three day walk with time to appreciate the comforts of 100 Man Cave where we will camp for two nights. Mostly on track, but with broken quartzite along some of the ridges, off track near the Cave and a scramble off the end of the Walls. We will take day packs on the middle day to search for 1000 Man Cave on the eastern side of Ti Willa Plateau. Approx 700 m ascent/descent first and last days (not all at once). Superb southern Blue Mountains views and early spring flowers. Map: Kanangra Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~500 km return, $200 per car, ~$50 per person. Limit: 8.


8–9 September: Navigation Refresher #4

A weekend off-track in the Namadgi with pack, map & compass. This is usually a popular trip (Sentry Box). People who don't wish to practice navigating are also welcome. Map: Yaouk Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: ~130 km return, $52 per car.

Sunday 9 September: Mount Major and mounts minor – M/R

We will climb Mount Major (1330 m) from the Jinglemoney Firetrail and then follow the ridge part way towards Mt Lowden. We will spend a little time exploring the tops in this area, which are a rather magical mixture of orange granite, snowgrass, ferns and rainforest-like patches. There are also some good views. The main ascent is about 250 metres up Mt Major. The most difficult terrain is about 20 minutes of thick scrub on a steep slope amongst boulders; there is also a bit of scrambling. Around 5½ hours actual walking. A 45 minute drive from Queanbeyan. Map: Bombay. Leader: Linda G. Transport: $50 per car Limit: 12

Tuesday 11 September: Navigation #5

7-30 pm at 11 Studley St; Kambah. An introductory evening on the GPS. #1- 4 not pre-requisites. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h)

14–17 September: Spring snowshoeing – M/M

Fancy travelling ~60 km on snowshoes without having to sleep in the snow? On offer are four ~15 km day trips from a Smiggin Holes lodge. Previous experience not necessary but you must have a reasonable level of fitness. Maps: Perisher Valley, Geehi Dam, Chimneys Ridge. Leader: Terence U. Transport: ~$200/vehicle + KNP entry and overnight parking fees + (possible) chairlift/oversnow transport. Accommodation: $90 per person (twin share). Limit: 8.

Saturday 15 September: In the shadow of Palerang – S/E–M

A walk in the Tallaganda National Park. From the Forbes Creek track head east of Hoskinstown, follow trails to Mulloon Creek, then along the Palerang firetrail before swinging west off track for about an hour to the creek and the Mulloon firetrail back to the cars. Mostly on track. The forest is different from that near Canberra. About 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Bombay Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$15

Sunday 16 September: Knolls in Billy Range – M/M

Propose to check out the knolls about 4 kilometres north east of Glendale Crossing. About 450 metres of climbing and some scrub bashing involved. Map: Michelago. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: ~$52 per car. Limit: 8

Tuesday 18 September: Navigation Refresher #6

7-30 pm at 11 Studley St; Kambah. An evening outdoor exercise using GPS (waypoints, etc). Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h).

Note: TBA

Navigation Refresher # 7: an evening looking at the use of GPS's with PCs

Navigation Refresher # 8: Direction, Time and Position using Sun and Stars with Geometric/Technical Drawing methods.

Tuesday 18 September: Exploring the Upper Shoalhaven #2 – M/R, possibly L/R, X

From the end of Middle Mountain Road (approx 372E 182N) an exploratory walk through pleasant forest that is gently sloping and mostly open, and down a tributary to meet the Shoalhaven a little upstream of the point reached on a trip in the same area in May, then up the river & back to the cars to complete the circuit. The river will have some scrub, some steep slopes and probably some rock scrambling. We will aim to keep our feet dry. This walk is all within Deua National Park. About a 2 hour drive from Queanbeyan. Map: Snowball Leader: Linda G. Transport: tba Limit: 12


Boxvale Creek

Saturday 22 September: Nattai Gorge/Boxvale Tramway – M/M

Walk through light forest then traverse the spectacular and beautiful Nattai Gorge near Mittagong. Lunch at Boxvale Creek then back to the cars along the historic tramway alignment. All on track but a steep climb out of the gorge. About 10km, 4½ hrs actual walking. Map: Mittagong Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: approx $30

29 September – 1 October: Budawang Weekend– M/M

I have booked basic accommodation near Nerriga on the edge of the Morton National Park for the long weekend, driving down Saturday morning. We will leave Canberra on Saturday morning and walk to Churinga Headland for lunch with a spectacular view over Ettrema Gorge and, if like 2010, wildflowers in abundance (2½ hrs easy off track) then go to our accommodation. On Sunday, will walk to the Vines, a beautiful and varied walk (6 hrs 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) assuming the weather allows it and someone comes who is prepared to lead it. 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(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$40, Accommodation: depends on numbers, ~$20 camping, $40 inside.

(5) 6–8 October (Canberra LWE): Blue Mountains – M/M

Leave Canberra Friday night and stay in a comfortable guesthouse in Katoomba for the long weekend. Saturday: Wentworth Falls including Vera Falls, Wentworth Pass and National Pass. Sunday: into and along the valley floor from Furber Stairs to Mt Solitary (climb optional). Monday: Centennial Glen and Porters Pass (3½ hours). Each walk has great valley views. Map: Katoomba. Leader: Edwina Y. Transport: ~$80 per person. Accommodation: ~$75 for the weekend. Limit: 16.

6– 8 October: Main Range Cross Country skiing– L/M

Walk several kilometres, camp below the snowline and do day tours from the tents to the Main Range. The camp will probably be on a tributary of the Club Lake Creek but location will depend on snow conditions. We will cross the Snowy River, which may involve wading, to get there. Will suit people with previous experience in back-country ski touring. Map: Perisher Valley Leader: Peter C. Transport: tba. Limit: 12.

26 June to 20 July 2013: Kakadu – M/R/X/W

Three walks in succession in the South Alligator River and Jim Jim Falls area – probably a 6 day walk around Dinner Creek, a 6 day Koolpin Gorge to Gunlom walk, and a 10 day circuit from Jim Jim Falls to Twin Falls and return. There is likely to be an option to do either the Dinner Creek and Koolpin walks, or the Jim Jim/Twin walk, joining or leaving the group by public transport. Would suit people who have previous experience on several overnight 'Rough' grade walks and experience in walks of 5 days or longer. Rock scrambling, scrub & possibly compulsory swims. Maps: El Sherana, Callanan, Koolpin, Goodparla and Jim Jim Falls, all 1:50,000. Transport. Airfare around $600, share of 4WD rental around $750 plus petrol. Leader: Linda G. Expressions of interest to Linda Limit: 9.



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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).