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  • June 2016
  • Archive of Activities

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Wednesday Walks: Two walks, one 'Medium-Easy' and one 'Medium-Hard', are conducted most Wednesdays. Walks are conducted in turn by leaders from the Canberra Bushwalking Club (CBC), Brindabella Bushwalking Club (BBC coordinators are Peter and Kathy ) and National Parks Association ACT (NPA coordinator Mike ). Destination and meeting place details are emailed a few days before each walk. Control your receipt of Wednesday Walk emails via your membership profile. Contact Janet, co-ordinator of Wednesday Walks, via for general enquiries. If you are not a member of CBC, BBC or NPA you must contact the leader before the walk to discuss the level of difficulty and must be accompanied on the walk by a sponsoring member. Please note that leaders retain the right to not accept any walker.

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Wednesday 1 June: Wednesday Walks

Led by BBC Kathy Handel and Peter Wellman

Saturday 4 June: Mt Orroral – Rendezvous Creek – Nursery Swamp – M/R

Orroral car park – Lunar Laser dome – Mt Orroral – Rendezvous Creek – car park. About 17 km and 700 m climb. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Rob and Jenny Horsfield 62314535 or Transport: $40 per car.

Saturday 4 June: Mundoonen Nature Reserve – M/M

This Nature Reserve lies just south of the Hume Highway between Gunning and Yass. The area is attractive, open woodland. I plan a day of fairly light walking, about 4 hours, a mix of fire trail and off track. Map: Jerrawa. About 4 hours walking. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$10.

Saturday afternoon - Sunday morning 4-5 June 2016 Honeysuckle campground car camp - S/E

An overnight car camp in the Honeysuckle campground. A chance to try out your tent pitching and test your winter sleeping bag. We will do a very short stroll in the vicinity of the camping area. Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Transport: $30 per car. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Bookings by Monday 30 May 2016.


Camel's Hump

Sunday 5 June: Camels Hump – M/E–M

From the Mountain Creek car park at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, up the Camel Back management trail to the crest of the Brindabella Range. A scramble up Camels Hump from the south for grand views. Exit back to the management trail via the NE spur. An opportunity to slip in south towards Johns Peak to see how the footpad is developing along the crest. Around 14 km and 500 m climb. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: Terrylea Reynolds 0408 715 218 Transport: ~$8.


Tuesday 7 June: Nadgigomar Nature Reserve - L/R

This is a mainly off-track walk in the Durran Durra section of Nadgigomar Nature Reserve, 15 km north of Braidwood. From the Euradux Road entrance we will follow a maze of spurs and gullies with many short, steep, ascents. We’ll stop near the Shoalhaven River for lunch before returning on a different route. The going is either quite open, in dry sclerophyll woodlands or slower going through Casuarina forests. Minimum distance: 18 km with 500 metres of ascent. Map: Durran Durra. Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 201 km return. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 8 June: Wednesday Walks

Led by CBC Peter Ford, and Linda Groom 02 6281 4917.

Wed 8 June: A mount minor from the West Wednesday Walk series – M/R

A delightful circuit with three viewpoints, elegant granite and very varied vegetation. From the Jingle Money Fire Trail in Tallaganda NP, up the Serenity Rocks track for 1 km, then off–track for the rest of the day. Firstly, up steep ridges with mostly light scrub to rock slabs with a view. Across to a granite bluff where keen scramblers can take a vertical route while others take a steep but non-scrambling way round. East along a scrubby ridge with bonus lawyer vines, through a patch of sub-alpine rainforest and up through orange granite and ferns, and patches of scrub, to the more westerly of the Mounts Minor. Back through forest to the cars. 8 km, 400 metres ascent & descent, about 5 hours actual walking. An hour's drive from Queanbeyan, best done with AWD/4WDs. No need to book, but Wed Walk participation rules (see elsewhere) apply. Meet at Spotlight carpark, 6 Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan, at 8.30 am. Map: Bombay. Leader: Linda Groom 02 6281 4917. Transport: $44 per car.


Booroomba Rocks

Saturday 11 June: Booroomba Rocks from Honeysuckle Creek – M/E–M

Meet at Kambah village to arrange transport then drive to Honeysuckle creek camping ground. Follow AAWT to Booroomba Rocks car park and thence up the Booroomba Rocks walking track to take in the views at the top. Next head up to the spot height to the south at 1372 m for lunch. Depending on the party possible side trips to another spot height at 1396 m further south, and/or the one at 1353 m to the north-east. Return to cars at Booroomba Rocks car park. Around 14 km and 400 m climb. This trip is mostly on footpath but there is a small amount of rock scrambling. A car shuffle will be required. Leader: Tim W. 0409 847 534. Transport: $34 per car or $8.50 per person. Map: Corin Dam.

Saturday 11 June: Coronet Peak – L/R,ptX

There is a geocache, GC1M554 The Princess of Namadgi, under the west side of the granite cap. So not the usual final approach to Coronet Peak. Another two caches are in the area (GC1KD5K Junior split rock on the way in and GC1Q2W0 The Middle of Frickin’ Nowhere 500m south of the peak), so this will be a long day for quick walkers with a return via torchlight at night. Around 35km (25km on Cotter Hut Rd and AAWT) and 1300m climb with boulder scrambling. Bring dinner as well as lunch. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877 Please book. Transport: ~$12 per person.


Saturday–Monday 11–13 June: Bundanoon Gourmet Weekend – S/E–M, M/E, S/E

Leave Canberra on Saturday morning. On the way down, we will visit the Bangadilly National Park where I have found a new walk to an unnamed peak where we will have lunch, all on track or easy off track, about 3 hours walking. Then drive to the home of club member Tom Gosling in Bundanoon. A local walk after arrival for those who want it. The Sunday walk will be from Fitzroy Falls to the Renown Lookout then to some very old ruins, a fern tree forest and lunch at a lookout on the escarpment with spectacular views to Mt Carrialoo. Monday will be another new walk I have developed near Mittagong, about 3 hours before lunch and home. We will dine out at the local pub on Saturday evening and probably a pizza on Sunday evening. Maps: Hanworth, Bundanoon and Mittagong. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: $50. Accommodation including breakfast on Sunday and Monday, will be $50.

Sunday 12 June: Peak 1409 (Green's Peak) – M/R,X

A second CBC attempt at the scrubby horror known as Peak 1409. This time we will attempt the walk from close to the Corin Dam now that the road there has reopened. Expect heart-breaking scrub. 700 m climb. Start of 7:00 am to maximise daylight, but bring a torch just in case of late return. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Transport: $30 per car. Book: by Thursday 9 June.

Tuesday 14 June: Sherlock Creek and ridges – L/R, part X

A semi-circuit in Tallaganda National Park, south of Captains Flat. We will follow a section of Sherlock Creek that has cascades, a small canyon, and rock swimming pools, though we should manage this without getting our feet wet, for about 1 hour. The rest of the day will be a mixture of undulating open forest, steep slopes with scrub, and a semi-open ridge with views filtered by big old-growth eucalypts. About 16 km. The main climb and descent is 320 metres. About 1 hour 10 minutes drive from Queanbeyan. Maps: Tinderry and Jerangle. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 to 20 June; 0474 507 259 from 21 June onwards. Limit: 8. Transport: $60 per car.

Tues 14 June: Horse Paddocks Cook PRAMbulation – S/E

Walking slowly up the nature strip in Cook to the Horse Paddocks near Mt Painter. With any luck the horses will be there to greet us (sometimes they are less obliging!). We will walk back via the Pat Rubly Park. About an hour of actual walking with a couple of road crossings. This walk is designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers. Non-members welcome, no need to book. Meet at the little car park in De Gillern Place, off Allman Circuit, Macquarie at 10am. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Diana Kirby 6251 1230, Transport: drive yourself.

Wednesday 15 June: Wednesday Walks

Led by BBC Kathy Handel and Peter Wellman.

Saturday 18 June: Cliffs West of Mt Blundell – L/E/R

A walk mainly along fire trails. From Mt Blundell however we will be scrub bashing down to a rocky cliff line (80 metre drop) that overlooks Coree Creek. This trip is designed for those interested in geocaches that are located in remote and areas of difficult access. About 700m of climbing up some steep and slippery fire trails. And about 18km of walking. Not suitable for beginners. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: ~$20 per car. Limit: 8.

Saturday–Sunday 18–19 June: De Salis Nobbs – M/R

Day 1: Orroral Valley – Sawpit Creek. Day 2: De Salis Nobbs as a side trip Sunday morning, return. About 20km, 400 m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535 Transport: $40 per car.


Brandy Flat Hut

Saturday–Sunday 18–19 June: Brandy Flat Hut – S/E

An easy walk in Namadgi National Park along a fire trail to a lovely hut. We'll meet at Tharwa at 2.00 pm on Saturday and drive to the Glendale Depot car park in Namadgi National Park. From there we'll walk along the Brandy Flat fire trail to Brandy Flat Hut (about 5.5 km) where we'll camp overnight. The following morning we'll return to the cars by the same route. This is a suitable trip for beginners who would like to try overnight camping. Map: Michelago. Leader: Gerald Dodgson 0438 119 803, . Transport: ~ $10 per person. Bookings: Preferably by email before 5 pm Thursday 16 June.

 

Wednesday 22 June: Wednesday Walks

Led by CBC John Danaro and NPA Mike Smith.

Wednesday evening 22 June: Club grub

Celebrate the lengthening days after yesterday’s winter solstice (today had 1 second more of daylight). Any meal is great when you don’t have to cook it or wash up later. Come for a hearty club meal and chat with old and new friends. 6.30pm at the Weston Creek Labor Club, Teesdale Close, Stirling (off Crowder Cct and Fremantle Dr). Ask for me at reception. Convenor: John Evans 0417 436 877, . No need to book.

Friday 24 June: Inner and outer Crace PRAMBulation – S/E

An interesting circuit that alternates between the green fringes of Crace and its quiet suburban streets, where one can contemplate the role of chocolate brown bricks and colour highlights in modern domestic architecture. Includes some hill top views. Designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers. No need to book. Meet at 1 pm at the end of Indi Close, Crace, where there is kerbside parking, for the 1 hour 15 minute walk (plus stopping time – there will be a playground stop part way, if the group wishes). Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 to 20 June; 0474 507 259 from 21 June onwards. Map: Google maps. Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 25 June: Serenity Rocks – M/M

Park the cars where the Jinglemoney fire trail meets the Palerang fire trail, a new entrance with better roads. Morning tea at Mulloon Creek then, after about 30 minutes on the fire trail, head off along a clear footpad to Serenity Rocks for lunch with spectacular views before returning to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk, about 10 km, 200 m climb, just under 4 hours walking. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: $20.

Saturday 25 June: Wallaby Rocks, Gibraltar Peak, Woods Reserve – M/E

Meet at Kambah village at 8am to arrange transport then drive to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (TNR). We follow the firetrail from Dalsetta, with a quick peek at Wallaby Rocks and then keep walking onto Gibraltar Peak where we scramble up the rocks to enjoy morning tea and views of Johns Peak, Tidbinbilla Peak, Tidbinbilla Mountain and Camels Hump. Then we pick up the firetrail and walk a further 3.6 km to Woods Reserve where we have lunch. Walk back along the firetrail to the base of Gibraltar Peak where we pick up the new Eliza Saddle firetrail for our return to Dalsetta. While this trip is mostly on firetrail and walking track there is a small amount of rock scrambling. Some sections of the firetrails can be slippery and quite steep so good boots and walking pole(s) are recommended. Around 14 km and 510 m climb. Leader: Terrylea Reynolds 0408 715 218 Transport: $22 per car and TNR entry fee of $11.50 per car – $8 per person. Map: Tidbinbilla.

Saturday 25 June: A weir-d day in the Brindabellas – L/E-M

A number of small weirs were built on the eastern flanks of the Brindabella Range in the 1960-70s. We visit several of them, walking mainly on Old Mill Rd and Warks Rd management trails except for short forays through the bush to each weir. There is a short 200m across the ground and nearly 100m vertical plunge off the Bulls Head Range to save walking an additional 3km of fire trail. Of course, there is a geocache at each weir. Around 20km and 500m climb. The walk is at 800-1200m altitude, with possible snow above 900m. Maps: Tidbinbilla and Cotter Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, . Transport: ~$15 per person.

Sunday 26 June: Booroomba Rocks via Gorilla Rock M/R

We will walk north along the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) from Honeysuckle Creek Camp Ground before heading off track north-west through bush to Gorilla Rock for morning tea. We then commence the hardest section of the walk through bush east then north with a steep climb and rock scrambling to the granite slabs of SH1396. Here we will enjoy lunch with great views. After lunch we proceed via rock slabs and bush to the top of the Booroomba Rocks Walking Track (BRWT). We may walk along the cliff top to visit SH1353 before returning to the cars via the BRWT and AAWT. Total distance is about 12 km. Total climb is about 500 metres. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), , Transport: $10 per person. Booking: Please book by email before 2 pm Friday 24 June.

Tuesday 28 June: Creeks of Kowen Forest – M/R/part X

This walk explores the natural areas of Kowen Forest, largely by following creek lines. It avoids the pine forest and is almost entirely off-track. Highlights include a semi-gorge area on one creek with severakl cascades including a 3 metre fall and a large pool. Slowish going along the creek lines, with some prickly scrub and occasional steep side slopes. Between the creeks, the ridges are more open, with tree-framed views. 7 to 10 km, elapsed time including breaks should be 5 to 6 hours. Lots of ups and downs in the 40-100 metre range. Car shuffle required. The meeting time will probably be 8 am or 8.30 am on the Sutton Road. Map: Canberra. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: drive yourself but let me know if you need or can offer a lift. Limit: 12.

Wednesday 29 June: Wednesday Walks

One walk (5th Wednesday) led by NPA Mike Smith.

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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. Since April 2014, these are included in the monthly program. Those prior to 2014 are listed here and can be searched with other archived walks via the search box below.

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