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  • August 2014
  • Archive of Activities
Not yet a member? You are welcome to participate in up to three activities before joining. To express interest to a leader whose contact details are not displayed, email - the leader will contact you. If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information.

Wednesday Walks: Wednesday walks are run jointly with the Brindabella Bushwalking Club (BBC) and National Parks Association ACT (NPA). Details are emailed a few days before each walk. Contact Janet, co-ordinator of Wednesday Walks to be added to the email list. If you are not a member of the BBC, NPA or CBC you must contact the leader before the walk to discuss the level of difficulty and must be accompanied on the walk by a sponsoringd member. Please note that leaders retain the right not to accept any walker.

Short-notice walks are added to this list. Club members who wish to be alerted when Short Notice walks are added, please logon and edit your profile accordingly.


Pryors Hut

Saturday 16 August: Mount Gingera – L/M

I’m getting married in late September and would like to hold a bucks bushwalk (though the walk isn’t gender-specific). The walk will leave from Corin Dam, head up Stockyard Spur, heading past Pryors Hut, then tackling the climb to Mount Gingera. All up, the walk is all on track, about 20 km long with about 1100 metres of climbing. How far we go on the day will depend on how much snow there is on the ground. If Corin Road is closed, I’ll put on an alternative walk. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 Bookings close 2 pm, Thursday 14 August. Transport: ~$12.

Tuesday 19 August: Majors Creek to Bells Mountain in the Majors Creek State Conservation Area – M/R/Part X

A mostly off-track walk high in the dense coastal escarpment. Drive via Braidwood to Bells Mountain and leave one car on the Sawyers Ridge Rd then shuffle remaining cars to the tennis courts in Majors Creek Village. Walk via lane-way to visit Majors Creek waterfall, then Eastward through the Majors Creek SCA, crossing upper Araluen Creek, to spectacular Bells Creek Falls, then to Bells Mountain. About 10 km with 400 m of climbing and steep scree and dense scrub in places. Come prepared for leeches Map: Bendoura, Monga. Leader: Peter Conroy 0409 764 785 Transport: ~$60 per car. Limit: 10.

Wednesday 20 August: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. BBC Contact:

Saturday 23 August: Navigation Refresher #3

A day on the hills west of Kambah following a route in relation to position fixing skills. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

Saturday 23 August: Serenity Rocks – M/M

Park the cars at the South Black Range car park. Walk on track to Mulloon Creek for morning tea, then soon after, head off track to Serenity Rocks for lunch with spectacular views before returning to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk, about 12 km, 200 m climb. Book by 2 pm Thursday please. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), or Transport: ~$15.

Saturday 23 August: Gentle Geocaching at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – M/M

TNR is covered with geocaches. If you’d like a stroll on Saturday, do come with me. We’ll go to Nil Desperandum and nearby interesting sites such as the camellia garden, eucalyptus still, weir and Ashbrook site; Turkey Hill; Gibraltar Peak; Church Rock; Hanging Rock; Cascade and Lyrebird Trails. Let’s say max 15km and 400m climb (maybe a teeny bit more). Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$7 per car. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Late bookings considered.

Sunday 24 August: Mulligans Flat bird walk – S/E

This will be a short walk through box gum grassy woodland with patches of forest. It is 6 km on track and takes about 2 hours. Bring binoculars and the pace will be slow to accommodate bird watching. Map: See information brochure about Mulligans Flat downloadable from the TAMS website. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: Drive yourself to car park in Forde on Francis Forde Boulevard (not the one on Amy Ackerman Street). Meet at 9 am. No need to book.

Tuesday 26 August: Tallaganda National Park, north of Mount Tumanang – L/M/ part X

The start is 12 km south of Captains Flat on the Wild Cattle Flat road. We will spend the day off-track in the forests of Tallaganda National Park, mainly in the catchment of Ballinafad Creek. We will investigate a rocky bluff at GR 219429 before returning by a different route. The scrub is generally light but it is an old forest with plenty of fallen timber. Minimum distance: 20 km with ~700 metres of ascent. Map: Tinderry Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 155 km return. Limit: 8

Wednesday 27 August: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. NPA Contact: Mike Smith


Cloudmaker

(28) 29–31 August: Cloudmaker and 100 Man Cave – L/M–R

Drive to Kanangra Walls Thursday 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 the ridges and some off-track walking. An easy day on Saturday, drinking tea, searching for 1000 Man Cave on the eastern side of Ti Willa Plateau and, weather permitting, admiring views of the Sydney skyline. Approx 700 m ascent and descent on first and last days. Ridge walking with superb southern Blue Mountains views. This walk is in conjunction with the Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW. Map: Kanangra. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $200 per car. Limit 8.


30–31 August: Navigation Refresher #4

A weekend off-track in the southern Namadgi, navigating with map and compass. See accompanying trip description, Sentry Box Mtn. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

30–31 August: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #6 – Sentry Box Mountain – M/R

Day 1: Naas car park, Boboyan Hill, Waterhole Hut, Sheepstation Creek, Lutons Crutching Shed. Day 2: Early morning climb, then down the Naas to the car park. This trip is in conjunction with the Navigation Refresher #4 event. All welcome. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$50 per car.

30–31 August: Southern Namadgi Mountain Bike Riding: A–Z Namadgi – L/M–R

Day 1: Mountain bike riding from the Old Boboyan Rd (South) car park to Lone Pine Homestead site, dropping overnight gear at Lutons after around 8 km and continuing with day packs. Lone Pine is the start of a multi-leg geocache of at least 37 km, all on track. We’ll ride as much as we can and finally join Rob and Jenny’s Navigation refresher #4/Weekends in the southern Namadgi #6 campsite at Lutons Crutching Shed. Around 37 km. Day 2: Join the party going to Sentry Box for two geocaches on the way. Ride out. Around 15 km, maybe more. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877 Transport: ~$50 per car. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Late bookings considered.


The Big Hole

Sunday 31 August: Picnic at Hanging Rock – M/M

Drive via Captains Flat to this walk in the Berlang section of Deua National Park. Hanging Rock is a set of conglomerate cliffs that gives views over the Shoalhaven and Deua River valleys. We will return via the 96 m deep Big Hole. Eighty per cent of the walk, to and from the base of the rock, is through open forest or on track (E grade), but the ascent to the top has moderate scrub and gentle scrambling; there is also a river crossing, usually less than knee deep, at the start and end. The distance is 12 km and there are two climbs totalling 400 m. Map: Kain. Leader: Jeff B. 6231 5899(h), Book (preferably by email) between 7 August and 2 pm Thursday 28 August. Transport: ~200 km return, $74 per car, $20–$25 per person. Limit: 12.

 

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From 2011, a system was set up to send out emails advising of walks that for various circumstances are planned outside the normal monthly cycle. These "Short-notice walks" are listed here and can be searched with other archived walks via the search box below.

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