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Short-Notice Walks last updated 15Apr14

Short-Notice Walks supplement, but do not replace, the monthly Walks Program. They are walks planned outside the normal monthly cycle and may arise due to changed weather, the walk leader's personal circumstances, or any other reason which provides a walking opportunity.

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From date of notification 15 Apr 14, short-notice walks are now included in the Activity Program. Below is a list of old Short-Notice Walks:

Date of Walk

Date of Notification

Walk Description

22 Apr 14 9 Apr 14 Tuesday 22 April Mt Tennant via landslip route
From Namadgi Visitor Centre cross Naas Rd and follow creek bed to foot of slip then a steep and long scramble to summit. Confident climbers only. Return by way of South ridge to saddle then Easterly descent via another creek bed to park edge then follow contour North to start point. Slip section is vegetation free but scrub will be encountered elsewhere. Return route mostly exploratory for leader. Approximately 12km and 800m climb. Walk will be cancelled for safety reasons if rain predicted. Map: Williamsdale. Leader: Eric Glass 62863316 or (preferably) edglass@gotalk.net.au. Transport 50k return. Limit 8. If interested please email leader.
13 Apr 14 7 Apr 14 Sunday 13 April: Yankee Hat Aboriginal Art Site plus a climb to the top of Yankee Hat Mountain – S/E or M/M
From the Old Boboyan Rd. car park to the Yankee Hat art sight is about 6 km of easy track walking. To the Yankee Hat Summit and back will add an extra 3 km of steep scrub walking. Map: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Mike Morriss 6282 3382 mike.morriss123@gmail.com Transport: $52 per car. If interested contact Mike directly
6 Apr 14 29 Mar 14 Sunday 6 April: 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 Rossi and Forbes Creek. On a clear day you can see Braidwood, the Budawangs and the Brindabellas. The access ridges have moderate scrub and a few easy scrambles; there are also a few kilometres of fire trail walking. Map: Bombay. Leaders: Phillip Starr and Edwina Yee. Bookings to Phillip please. E-mail: phillipstarr1945@gmail.com Transport: ~160 km return, ~$60 per car, ~$15–$20 per person. Limit: 12
5 Apr 14 1 Apr 14 Saturday morning 5 April: Googong Geocaching - M/E-M,ptX.
Great views over Googong Dam and the cascades on the Queanbeyan River below the dam. Geocaching around the northern section of the Googong Western Foreshores and Shoreline Walks. Another short loop around the beginnings of the Bradleys Creek Walk and Black Wallaby Loop Track. Home by early afternoon, but bring brunch/lunch. Around 10km and 280m climb. Maps: Hoskinstown and Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Bookings open till 2pm Friday. Transport: ~$6 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
7-8 Apr 14 27 Mar 14 Alpine exotic plant detection: Kosciuszko National Park, 7-8 April
Greening Australia, in cooperation with the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service and Landcare Australia, is seeking volunteers to join a work party to help out with the identification, survey and treatment of new incursions of exotic plant species that threaten alpine and sub-alpine plant communities. The work party will take place from Monday, 7 April to Tuesday 8 April along the Cascade Track in the area from Dead Horse Gap to Cascade Hut. This important initiative is part of a three year Alpine Weeds Project to help protect fragile areas of Kosciusko National Park. Please find additional Information about the project and the volunteer experience attached. If you are interested in joining the work party, please contact Haydn Burgess at: HBurgess@act.greeningaustralia.org.au for further information. Please respond directly to Greening Australia
3 Apr 14 25 Mar 14 Thursday 3 April: Upper Buckenbowra River – M/R/partly X
Rescheduled to 3 April because of wet weather. A circuit through the varied forests of the Monga escarpment and the rainforest and cascades of the upper Buckenbowra River. With luck we will see Liparis reflexa in flower. From the Dasyrus picnic area, along the Corn Trail, then off track east and south along the top of the escarpment to ~655E 588N (GDA94), descend steep loose slopes to the Buckenbowra, follow the creek upstream through the cliffs at its head, to rejoin the Corn Trail. Scrub, slippery rocks in the creek, possibly some shallow wading. About 11 km, main descent and climb 450 metres. Map: Monga Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com , 02 6281 4917 Transport: $80 per car. Limit: 8
29 Mar 14 25 Mar 14 Saturday 29 March 2014 : Bradley Creek and Black Wallaby Loop- Googong Dam – M/E
Starting at the Downstream Picnic area of the Dam we will follow the Bradley’s Creek Walk looking to find our way up to Gorman’s Trig before descending back down into the creek line area for Bradley’s Creek. On our return we will traverse via the Googong Lookout and Black Wallaby Creek Walk which will hopefully give us views of the Cascades and Dam Wall on the Queanbeyan River. ~15km + ~400m ascent on fire trails (quite rocky/slippery ones at that!) Map: Hoskinstown Leader: Barb Vaschina bvaschina@bigpond.com , 0409 634 584 Transport: Drive yourself (but please book) Note: if you require assistance with transport please let Leader know by email when booking. Please book directly with the leader.
27 Mar 14 25 Mar 14 Thursday Walk 27 March Arboretum (NAC)
Leader Janet Edstein Meet at 8.30 am Driving Instructions - Enter NAC, past the gates, and continue up the hill and past the Visitors Centre and park at Dairy Farmers (DF) Hill car park. Here you won’t have to pay any car park fees. Please bring morning tea and you should be back at the cars by about 1 .00 pm. From the DF Hill car park we will walk/wander through the back areas of the NAC where many people don’t go, through many forests, past a new dam and near the back boundary of the NAC, up and down dales right down to the ANU experimental forest near the Tuggeranong Parkway. From here we walk in the front area of the Arboretum which can be seen from the Tugg Parkway through more forests Including the Wollemi, onto the front dam where 6 different frogs have been heard, continue up to the hill where Wide Brown Land /and Himalayan Firs are, then return to DF Hill via the Buchan Blue Wattles and STEP Forest. You will feel exercised, I hope. Then if you wish you can have lunch at the Visitors Centre, enjoy lunch at DF Hill with its stunning views of Canberra, or return home. Drive your self/no transport costs.
26-29 Mar 14 17 Mar 14 Ettrema Pack Walk 3-4 days M/R 26 – 28 (29) March
Leader Eric Pickering I want to explore the least, if at all, visited area of Ettrema Gorge. The area is south of Bullfrog Creek, usually the most southerly bushwalking entrance to Ettrema. It will involve a scrubby entry of about 3-4 kilometres each way to get into and out of the gorge. Once in Ettrema Creek, we may be rewarded gorges with vertical 40 metre cliffs, a variety of sub-creeks and sub-gorges, pools and pristine vegetation in this rarely if ever visited area. Hoping for a memorable trip. Map: Nerriga I will need to have replies ASAP and before 20 March.
14-16 Mar 14 12 Mar 14 Friday-Sunday 14-16 March 2014: 3 days Border Marker Hunting on the Scabby Range - L/R,ptX.
Hunt for border markers on the A-shape of the ACT border SW and SE of Mt Kelly. This is beautiful country, but rugged. Insert via the Gudgenby saddle and Sams Creek fire trail to the Scabby Tarn. Walk the border up through Mt Kelly and down through The Fortress and along the west side of Mt Gudgenby. Around 38km and 1500m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Yaouk. Limit: 4 strong walkers. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$15 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au. If you are interested please book directly with the leader.
10 Mar 14 8 Mar 14 Monday 10 March : Forster Trig and McQuoids Hill Nature Reserve, Kambah – S/E,X
A short afternoon walk (approx 6km) starting at 5pm with the aim of bagging a Trig (Forster Trig) and wandering around a little explored (by me anyway) Nature reserve known as McQuoids Hill Nature Reserve. No need to book just turn up and park on the right hand side at entrance to McQuiods Hill Reserve on Kambah Pool Road -approximately 700 metres after going through the roundabout for Barritt Street. Map: Tuggeranong Leader: Barb Vaschina 0409 634 584, bvaschina@bigpond.com. Transport: self drive (but please telephone leader if you require assistance). If you are interested please book directly with the leader.
8 Mar 14 5 Mar 14 Mt Tennent M/E-M - Sat, 8 Mar 14
Meet at Namadgi visitors centre ready to go at 0800 for a half day trip up to Mt Tennent and back. Map : Willamsdale 1:25000 Leaders: Vincenza Falzarano and Edwina Yee. Phone Edwina on 0418 651 421. Transport: drive yourself or let me know if you need a lift when you book. If you are interested please book directly with the leader.
16 Mar 14 3 Mar 14 Sunday 16 March 2014: Bullen Range from Kambah Pool M-L/R/W
It is presently possible to rock hop over the Murrumbidgee River at Rock Pool, near Kambah Pool. This affords the wonderful opportunity to explore the rough terrain on the other side. The plan is to scramble up the gullies and ridges to the high point of the range. Depending on the wishes of the party and the time taken, there is an opportunity to visit the Moon Rock cafe near Tidbinbilla. There will be rock, scrub, and potentially a dunking in the cold muddy Murrumbidgee. 15 km in distance, 400m climbing. Pace medium. Maps: Tidbinbilla, Tuggeranong. Leader: David Dedenczuk, 0417 222 154. ddedentz@bigpond.net.au. Book by Thursday 13 March. Transport: TBA If interested book directly with leader by Thursday 13 March.
3 Mar 14 27 Feb 14 Monday Afternoon 3rd March: YA 90 trig ('Mt Sheaffe') S/E
Meet at Shopping car park, Farr Place, Isaacs for a 6:30 start. The walk starts a couple of streets away but parking there is limited. We will be walking in Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserve starting with an off track climb, ascending approximately 100 metres to YA 90, then returning on track through the pine forest. Map: Canberra, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), phillipstarr1945@gmail.com, Transport: Drive yourself, No need to book.
2 Mar 14 27 Feb 14 Sunday Morning 2nd March: Poppet Trig Kowen Forest -S/E
We will walk along the edge of Kowen Forest on the NSW/ACT border until we reach Poppet Trig then probably return the same way. If time permits we may walk further but either way we will be home for lunch. Map: Bungendore, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), phillipstarr1945@gmail.com, Transport: $3 per person
17 Feb 14 14 Feb 14 Monday Evening, 17 February: Urambi Hills - S/E
Meet at 6:30 at Learmoth Drive (Turn from Athlon Drive into Learmoth Drive, pulling over to the left, about 50metres from the traffic lights). We will enjoy a pleasant stroll with views. No need to book. Map: Tuggeranong, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), phillipstarr1945@gmail.com Transport: Drive yourself
16 Feb 14 13 Feb 14 Sunday 16 February – Walk/Drive Trig Bagging Nth Canberra/Hall – S/E
A walk to blatantly bag more 3 trigs for the time poor. The walk will start at Hall with a return walk up the Canberra Century Trail to One Tree Hill ( 1st Trig) upon return to Hall, a car trip to Nicholls to bag Harcourt Trig (a short wander) followed by another short drive down the highway to bag Crace Trig. Estimated total walking of only about 5-6 km. Morning only 2 -3 hours at most). Maps: Hall, Canberra Leader: Barb Vaschina 0409634584 bvaschina@bigpond.com Transport:~$ 5 per person. Please contact leader directly.
8 Feb 14 7 Feb 14 Saturday 8 February: Geocaching around Urambi Hills and maybe the Murrumbidgee - M/M.
Geocaching around Urambi Hills and maybe further. Finished by lunchtime, so just bring morning tea. Meet on Learmonth Drive Kambah, just near the intersection with Athllon Drive at 6.30am. No need to book. Around 8km. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: Drive yourself. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
11 Feb 14 3 Feb 14 Tuesday 11 February 2014: Emu Flat and Upper Blue Gum Creek, Namadgi National Park – M/R/ part X
Starting at the Corin Dam road we will follow Smokers Trail for 2km then head off-track for most of the day. It is likely to be slow going in scrub for much of the day, though there will be some grassy creeks to follow in places. We will follow a meandering route to Emu Flat, via some small granite outcrops. I believe Emu Flat is the grassy area at the head of Blue Gum Creek at Ref: 755631, though the map marks it at a location 500 metres further south. From Emu Flat we will follow Blue Gum Creek north for about 2 kilometres, before heading back to Smokers Trail. Note: The Smokers Trail carpark has recently been relocated and parking is now at the junction of Smokers Trail and the Corin Dam Road. Maps: Corin Dam Leader: Ian Wright: iwri5712@bigpond.net.au, 02 62861473 Limit: 8 Transport: Approx. 70 km return
1 Feb 14 28 Jan 14 Saturday 1 February: Brindabella tops from Corin Dam - L/M
Walk up from Corin Dam. Destinations to choose from include Pryors Hut, Mt Gingera, Stockyard Creek cascades and a few geocaches. Meet up with Nathan's party. A very early start to beat the heat. Around 20km and 1100m climb. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Book by 9am Friday morning. Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
2 Feb 14 28 Jan 14 Sunday 2nd February 2014 An evening walk up Mount Taylor Grade: S/E
We will climb to the summit of Mount Taylor via the standard southern route and descend via the eastern track, then back around to our starting point. Meet on Sulwood Drive, Kambah near the intersection with Mannheim St at 6:30pm. Bring water, a hat and a torch just for safety. No need to book. Leader: Quentin Moran qmoran@webone.com.au or 0432 557 410. Transport: drive yourself.
8 Feb 14 27 Jan 14 Saturday 8th February: Urambi Hills to Forster Hill - M/M/X
This is a cross country stroll to bag two trigs (TG 26 and Forster) and then we will return beside the Murrumbidgee via the Kambah Pool Walking Trail. My estimate is 12 km on track and 4 km off track, taking between 5 to 6 hours including morning tea, lunch and drinks stops. If forecast temperature is too high this walk will be postponed. Map: Tuggeranong 1:25,000 Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), phillipstarr1945@gmail.com Transport: Drive yourself but let me know if you need a lift. Limit: 12
1 Feb 14 21 Jan 14 Saturday 1 February - Mounts Gingera and Franklin - L/M - pt X
A walk to blatantly bag another couple of trigs. The walk will start at the base of Mount Ginini, heading past the locked gate along Mount Franklin Road to Mount Gingera, with its fantastic views over the Brindabellas and south towards the Snowy Mountains. The walk returns to the cars along the same route. On the return to Canberra, we stop at the locked gate at Mount Franklin to walk to the summit of Mount Franklin. All up, the walk is about 18km and almost entirely on track. Maps: Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla 1:25000 Leader: Nathan H, nholt_98@yahoo.com, 0414 628 429 Transport: ~$15 per person.
18 Jan 14 17 Jan 14 Saturday 18 January: Mt Painter to Botanic Gardens morning walk - S/M
A walk to beat the heat - a 7.30 am start for a walk through three Nature Reserves - Mt Painter, Aranda Bushland and Black Mountain, climbing Mt Painter and then up the shady-ish (in the morning) side of Black Mountain, finishing in the coolness of the Rainforest Gully in the Botanic Gardens. Around 9.5 km and approx 3 hours walk, with a couple of kilometres off track. The main elevation gains are ~ 100 metres up Mt Painter (yes, it's a trig) and about 240 m up Black Mountain (no trig). The leaders will have put in a car swap before the walk. Non-drivers can wait in the Botanic Gardens cafe while the cars are retrieved. Bring lots of water and a snack. No need to book. Maps: the TAMS maps for the 3 nature reserves at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/parks_and_reserves/canberra_nature_park Leaders: Linda Groom and Peter Conroy 6281 4917 lbgroom@gmail.com Transport: Drive yourself; meet at 7.30 am where the dirt road turns east off Coulter Drive, about 850 metres north of the junction of Coulter and William Hovell Drive, near the gold star on this map: https://goo.gl/maps/cg2JU Let Linda know if you can offer or need a lift.
16 Jan 14 14 Jan 14 CANCELLATION - Gungahlin Pond & Percival Hill walk on 16 January
4 Feb 14 10 Jan 14 Tuesday 4 February 2014: Budawangs/Morton National Park – Wog Wog, Corang Peak, Canowie Brook, Corang River, Goodsell Creek and return – L/M
This walk is about 25 km with about 300m metres of climbing. Most of it is on good to rough track (and areas around Mt Corang and Canowie Brook were burnt in the fire before Christmas). The route takes in some Budawangs icons including Mt Corang and Corang Arch. If the forecast is for temperatures above 30 degrees we will go directly to the Lagoon for a swim and forgo the long walk. Maps: Corang and CMW Budawangs sketch map. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins lorraine.tomlins@gmail.com Transport: ~ $25 per person Limit: 12. If interested contact the leader directly.
24 Jan 14 8 Jan 14 Tuesday 28 Jan. Stockyard Spur and Cotter River - L/R.
Ascend Stockyard Spur track from Corin Dam to helicopter pad then NNE along crest of Spur as far as practicable in time available before descending to Cotter River for lunch. Return via river bed to start. Expect scrub along crest with some recently burnt-off areas, much rock scrambling and probable wet feet on return leg. Exploratory for leader. 18 km and 700m height gain. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Eric Glass (edglass@gotalk.net.au) ph. 62863316. Transport: $60 per car. Limit: 8. If interested please contact the leader directly.
15-16 Feb 14 3 Jan 14 Feb 15-16 SHOALHAVEN RIVER Crossover
Traverse a picturesque stretch of the Shoalhaven River. It involves a canoe paddle of 15 km and a 14km km walk with a descent or ascent of 600m. Two parties head in opposite directions meeting, camping and exchanging car keys at Fossickers Flat. Canoes hired at Tallowa Dam. Second leader might be needed. Please book early as canoes need to be booked & paid. Party 1: Walking Badgerys Lookout - Badgerys Spur - Shoalhaven River - Canoe Flat - Fossickers Flat (camp) - paddle on Lake Yarrunga to Tallowa Dam. Party 2: Paddling Tallowa Dam on Lake Yarrunga to Fossickers Flat (camp) - walk up Shoalhaven River - Canoe Flat - Badgerys Spur - Badgerys Lookout. Car shuffle needed. Experienced walkers only. Waterproof your pack. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD. MAPS: CAOURA, BURRIER. LEADER: TREVOR CARR 9416 5109 (H) 0421 788 554 (M) trevorwcarr@hotmail.com TRANSPORT: TBA. If interested contact leader directly.
4 Jan 14 31 Dec 13 Saturday Day Walk - The Sentinel KNP Date: Saturday 4 January 2014
After an early start from Canberra we follow the Main Range Track from Charlottes Pass for about 5-km then follow a foot track to The Sentinel for magnificent views to the west. Return by the same route. There may be some rock scrambling. 15-km and 900-m total climb. This is a joint walk with NPA(ACT). Please book with the leader by 3pm Friday for weather check and departure details. Map:- Perisher 1:25,000 Grading:- M/M Leader:- Mike Bremers; 0428 923 408 or mcbremers@gmail.com Transport:- 400km, $160 per car
1 and 5 Jan 14 30 Dec 13 Wednesday 1 January. Tuross Cascades and Canyon – S/R/W
From the Tuross Cascades carpark ~266E, 883 N (GDA1994), down the Tuross for 1.5 km, the last part through a fun canyon, to the top of the spectacular Tuross Falls. Exit up a reasonably scrub-free ridge to join the Tuross Falls track. We’ll get a good view of the falls from the NPWS platform, then make a 15 minute off-track detour to explore some granite domes, then back along the track. Total distance: around 6 km, ~ 150 metres descent and ascent. Driving time from southern Canberra approx 2 hours. 8 am departure. Compulsory swims, one of which is about 80 metres. Some rock scrambling but no abseiling. Fit beginner rock scramblers welcome since the pace will be moderate with stops every half hour or so. Map: Belowra 1:25,000. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com 6281 4917. Transport: $100 per car.

Sunday 5 January - From Serenity to Opportunity - M/R
A circuit through the varied granite landscapes and pleasant forests of Tallaganda. From a car park on the Bald Hill Fire Trail, to Serenity Rocks, which have a good view to Mt Palerang. Then off track to the larger granite outcrop of Opportunity Rocks (approx 326E, 688N). Some scrub, logs to step over, steep loose slopes and a mossy-stone crossing of a ferny creek. At 1000 to 1200 metres with eucalypt shade, the temperature should be pleasant. Pace will be moderate. An undulating route with ascents and descents totaling approx 500 metres. About 10 km. Approx 50 minute drive from Queanbeyan. Maps: Bombay and Bendoura 1:25,000. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com 6281 4917. Transport: $40 per car. Meet at 8 am, Spotlight carpark, 6 Bungendore Road Queanbeyan. No need to book but if you have not done a CBC walk graded M/R in the last year, or if you need or can offer a lift to the meeting point, please contact the leader beforehand.
18-19 Jan 14 21 Dec 13 18-19 January: Pockets Hut, Cave Creek and Blue Waterholes – M/E-M
We’ll depart Canberra at 1.00 pm on Saturday and drive, via Cooma and Adaminaby, to the locked gate at the northern end of Pockets Saddle Road. With overnight packs we’ll walk to Pockets Hut where we’ll camp overnight (4.5 km). The next morning, with day packs, we’ll head north from Pockets Hut until we reach Cave Creek. We’ll then head up Cave Creek, and depending on the water level walk through Clarke Gorge, to Blue Waterholes where we’ll have lunch. There will be an opportunity to cool down with a swim at Blue Waterholes. After lunch we’ll head back to Pockets Hut along the Blue Waterholes Trail, and after picking up gear left at the hut walk back to the cars. The walk is all on trail except for around 5 km between Pockets Hut and Cave Creek, and a section through Cave Creek if decide to walk through the gorge. Maps: Rules Point or Rooftop’s Kosciuszko Northern Activities Leader: Gerald Dodgson 0438 119 803(m), g.dodgson@hotmail.com. Transport: ~430km, $150 per car, $40-50pp.
19 Dec 13 18 Dec 13 With the forecast maximum of 35 degrees for tomorrow, Thursday 19 December, unfortunately, the leader has decided to cancel the walk up Mount Taylor three times (the walk description is below). Apologies to people intending to do the walk - hope to put it on at some time in the future. This is now Cancelled - Thursday 19 December: Mount Taylor Triple – S/E The plan for this walk is to go to the summit of Mount Taylor three times via three different routes, taking in the fabulous views of Canberra, Tuggeranong, and the Brindabellas. The descents will be via another three routes. Meeting time is 6:30 pm at Sulwood Drive, opposite Mannheim Street, Kambah. All up, the walk's about 8 km with around 500 metres of climbing. Should finish by civilian twilight at 8:47 (sunset is at 8:17) but please bring a torch. No need to book. Map: Mount Taylor Nature Reserve www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/390593/cnpmapmttaylor.pdf Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 or nholt_98@yahoo.com Transport: drive yourself.
17 Dec 13 13 Dec 13 17 December - Hardy Hill and Cotter Trig - M/M, pt X
With an early start, a walk to get out and about near Canberra and bag a couple of trigs (Linda's Tuesday walk is full). Mainly along forestry trails, with steep climbs through the bush to Hardy and Cotter trigs. The walk up Hardy Hill is exploratory; the view from Cotter Trig is excellent. The walk is about 18km long, with about 500 metres of climbing. Map: Cotter Dam 1:25:000 Leaders: Phillip Starr and Nathan Holt. Bookings to Nathan nholt_98@yahoo.com 0414 628 429 Transport: estimated $16 per car Limit: 8
(17)18-19 Jan 14 4 Dec 13 Due to popular demand you now have 2 opportunities to do Hannels Spur over the Christmas Holidays! Trip 1: (17) 18 - 19 December: In Strzelecki’s Footsteps (KNP) – L/R, X AND Trip 2: (17) 18 – 19 January: In Strzelecki’s Footsteps (KNP) – L/R, X A legendary bush walk, this trip will take in Hannels Spur - Australia’s greatest ascending spur. It involves 27 km and 2000 m of climbing, mostly on poorly formed tracks. We’ll drive down the night before, leaving Canberra at 4PM and camp at Dr Forbes Hut near the Swampy Plain River. Day 2 We’ll climb Hannels Spur ascending approx 1500 m (over 8 km), and set up camp near where Strzelecki did, below the crest of Abbott Ridge. Day 3 We’ll ascend Abbott Peak, Mt Townsend, and Mt Kosciuszko, then descend to Dead Horse Gap, where we’ll retrieve our vehicles via car shuffle. The trip will be undertaken at a moderate pace, suitable for short legged walkers. Subject to the weather / party, we may explore the area to the west of Mt Kosi. Photos and maps of the route taken in 2012 are at: https://plus.google.com/photos/105104138538218535945/albums/5832420946559163457 Maps: Youngal 8525-3S, Perisher Valley 8525-2S, and Chimneys Ridge 8524-1N 1:25,000 . Leader: Karen Cody (mb) 0447 268 628, kco78410@bigpond.net.au Transport: approx $170 per car, Park entry $16 per car. Limit: 8
(17)18-19 Dec 13 4 Dec 13 Due to popular demand you now have 2 opportunities to do Hannels Spur over the Christmas Holidays! Trip 1: (17) 18 - 19 December: In Strzelecki’s Footsteps (KNP) – L/R, X AND Trip 2: (17) 18 – 19 January: In Strzelecki’s Footsteps (KNP) – L/R, X A legendary bush walk, this trip will take in Hannels Spur - Australia’s greatest ascending spur. It involves 27 km and 2000 m of climbing, mostly on poorly formed tracks. We’ll drive down the night before, leaving Canberra at 4PM and camp at Dr Forbes Hut near the Swampy Plain River. Day 2 We’ll climb Hannels Spur ascending approx 1500 m (over 8 km), and set up camp near where Strzelecki did, below the crest of Abbott Ridge. Day 3 We’ll ascend Abbott Peak, Mt Townsend, and Mt Kosciuszko, then descend to Dead Horse Gap, where we’ll retrieve our vehicles via car shuffle. The trip will be undertaken at a moderate pace, suitable for short legged walkers. Subject to the weather / party, we may explore the area to the west of Mt Kosi. Photos and maps of the route taken in 2012 are at: https://plus.google.com/photos/105104138538218535945/albums/5832420946559163457 Maps: Youngal 8525-3S, Perisher Valley 8525-2S, and Chimneys Ridge 8524-1N 1:25,000 . Leader: Karen Cody (mb) 0447 268 628, kco78410@bigpond.net.au Transport: approx $170 per car, Park entry $16 per car. Limit: 8
8 Dec 13 30 Nov 13 Sunday 8th December: Broom Clearing at Cotter Hut
Parks and Conservation Service have recently asked for our help again this year in the location and removal of Broom plants by lopping or digging. 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. You will need to bring small hand saw or loppers or a pick. You also need to bring your lunch, sunscreen, water, a GPS if you have one and you need to wear a hat, long pants, gaiters and boots. Map: Rendezvous Creek. If you're interested contact Quentin Moran, 0432 557 410 or qmoran@webone.com.au Transport: TBA.
2 Dec 13 29 Nov 13 Monday Evening 2 December: Tralee Hill and Tuggeranong Railway Siding - S/M
Gather by 6.30 pm at Corbett Park off Henry Melville Crescent, Gilmore for access under the highway to remnant bushland. There is limited parking around Corbett Park, so if arriving in comfortable time, disperse cars along Henry Melville, taking care not to park across from driveways. We will not be walking on paths, so lower leg covering and boots are necessary. A last gaze down at peaceful Tralee and then across to Melrose Valley currently up for tender, probably to suffer a similar future. We will be walking at a sedate pace, only a few metres on the railway line, will encounter some undergrowth and rocky underfoot, need to squeeze around logs and under fences. Bring a torch for looking into the quarry if desired. Map: Tuggeranong Leader: Margaret Roseby 0428142733 Transport: Drive yourself
30 Nov 13 28 Nov 13 Saturday 30 November: - Mount Tennent and Bushfold Flats - M/M
Meet at Namadgi Visitors Centre at 0700 for the steep climb up Mt Tennent. We will have a break at the top, skirt around Bushfold Flats and return via track down Mt Tennent to the Visitors Centre. All on track but there is a fair climb of 900m with lots of steps. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Edwina Yee - edwinayee@bigpond.com or 0418 651 421. Transport: drive yourself or let me know if you need a lift. Bookings due by 6pm Thursday. Limit of 10.
30 Nov 13 26 Nov 13 Sat 30 November: Dangelong Ridges - L/R/X
The Dangelong Ridges are several km north of Nimmitabel. We will walk north from the Winifred Hill Road down to the Numeralla River, along the river till we find a good crossing spot, then climb via spot height 1146 with the aim of reaching the bare rocky tops at Throsby trig (1234m), which should have good views. Return by a parallel route. Approx 15 km, main ups and downs are: down 150 metres, up 400 metres, down 400 metres, up 150 metres. All off track, thickness of scrub unknown, leader has not visited this reserve before. Walk is entirely within Dangelong Nature Reserve. The weather should be suitable for this type of ridge walking: max 16, partly cloudy, light winds. Drive is 1 hr 50 minutes from southern Canberra, leaving at 7 am. Map: Kydra. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com 6281 4917. Transport: $100 per car. Limit: 8.
23 Nov 13 20 Nov 13 Saturday morning 23 November: Orroral Ridge - The Ridge of Stone - S/M.
Spend the morning on the Orroral Ridge visiting the granite tors and caves sometimes used by rock climbers. Drive up the Orroral Ridge Road from Honeysuckle Camping Ground to the car park. Visit the Belfry, Tower Rocks, NmC 105 trig, the indigenous site, Legoland, Opera House cave, the Trojan Wall and Sentinel Rocks. Around 5km and a little optional rock scrambling. Leave town at 7am, back by 2pm latest. Map: Corin Dam. Limit: 8 - bookings open till 2pm Friday. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$8 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
8 Dec 13 14 Nov 13 Sunday afternoon 8 December: Murrumbidgee River Corridor ramble - S/E.
A ramble from Kambah Pool up the Murrumbidgee River Corridor along the new Canberra Centenary Trail. We will visit the river lookout and turn around opposite the grand Red Rocks gorge. Bring a little afternoon tea to share. All on track except for a very short walk to the river's edge. This short ramble is to see if the Eternity church Young Adults like a wander. CBC walkers very welcome. Around 8km, taking 2-3 hours. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: Drive yourself to meet at Eternity church car park, cnr Sulwood Dr and Tuggeranong Parkway, at 1.00pm. We can car pool from there. But please let me know if you need a lift to the meet point. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
17 Nov 13 12 Nov 13 Sun 17 November: Mt Orroral- M/R
The route is from the Orroral car park up the track to the Lunar Lasar dome then up the slope to the top and return. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Jenny Horsfield 62314535(h). Transport: ~$32 per vehicle.
22-24 Nov 13 4 Nov 13 Friday 22 – Sunday 24 November 2013 EXT: Mt Sedgwick, Tasmania - M/R
Mt Sedgwick is a much admired, but rarely visited, peak in the West Coast Range, Tasmania. It has interestingly diverse geology, with a summit of dolerite. The plan is to leave Hobart on the Friday afternoon, driving to the West Coast while it is still light and reaching Queenstown in the early evening. On the Friday night we will stay at the Empire Hotel. On Saturday morning we will park the cars at Lake Margaret and walk up ridges towards the summit. We will set up camp on the scrub-choked banks of Lake Adam, and visit the peak on the Saturday afternoon, or the Sunday morning, according to time and weather conditions. This is a new peak for the leader, but a couple of cautionary facts are known: there is no track, and it is likely that there will be some serious scrub. It is recommended therefore for walkers experienced in very rough off-track conditions. This walk is being undertaken in conjunction with the Hobart Walking Club. Full foul weather gear required. 17 km in distance, 800m climbing, 6 hr walking per day. Pace medium. Numbers limit of 8. Further details from the leader - David Dedenczuk, 0417 222 154, ddedentz@bigpond.net.au, Book by 8 November.
30 Oct 13 28 Oct 13 Wednesday 30 October 2013: McKeahnie Trig – M/R
From Smokers Gap, Corin Dam Road to Square Rock on track, followed by an off-track scrubby route to McKeahnie Trig and return. About 12 kms and 400 metres climb. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000 Please contact leader by 6pm Tuesday . We will meet at Kambah to sort transport. Leader: Eric Pickering pater@tpg.com.au 62862128 Transport: ~$10
may be rescheduled or relocated due to Corin Rd closure)
7 Nov 13 28 Oct 13 Thursday 7 November 2013: Evening cycle around Lake Burley Griffin
Departing from Narrabundah at 700 pm, and cycling clockwise around the Lake. It is about 37 km and takes a couple of hours. The western end is a bit hilly. Your bike will need to have good front and rear lights. Pace will be medium. Leader: David Dedenczuk, 0417 222 154. ddedentz@bigpond.net.au. Book by 7 November.
2 Nov 13 18 Oct 13 Saturday 2 November - Mt Tennent - M/M
I haven't been for a walk up Mt Tennent in a while so ... a 0800 start from the Namadgi Visitors Centre to Mt Tennent for good views from the top, weather depending. The walk is all on track, quite a few steps, with a steep climb to the summit. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Edwina Yee edwinyee@bigpond.com or 0418 65 1421. Transport: drive yourself - please advise if you need transport.
20 Oct 13 18 Oct 13 Sunday 20 October Late Afternoon Murrumbidgee River Walk S/E
Stroll along the Murrumbidgee River to the DeSalis cemetery and back. Approx 2.5km. Meet at Tharwa Bridge car park next to Tharwa township at 5pm on Sunday. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Lois Padgham 0402 962 638 or 6231 3060(h) We may also walk from Tharwa Sandwash after. BYO picnic dinner and swimmers if hot.
29 Oct 13 16 Oct 13 Tuesday 29 October: Mt McKeahnie - M/R/X
Start from Orroral. Ascend Mt McKeahnie from the south and descend to the east. Map: Corin Dam Leader: Ian Hickson 62516858 hickson@homemail.com.au Transport: ~$40/car Limit: 8
6 Oct 13 4 Oct 13 Sunday 6 October Mt Franklin and Ginini Swamp M/M
Start at Mt Aggie car park on Mt Franklin Road and walk off track up Mt Franklin then back down to the Franklin Shelter. Follow the border south off track to Ginini Flat and finishing at Ginini car park. Approx 8 km. Short car shuffle Meet 8:30am at Parks and Conservation Service Depot car park 500 Cotter Road Weston. (300m from Streeton Drive Cotter Road intersection)along Cotter Road. Approx cost $60 per car or around $15 per person Leader: Lois Padgham Ph 62313060 0402 962 638 Maps: Tidbinbilla and Corin Dam
12-14 Oct 13 4 Oct 13 12-14 October: Snowy River Surging! S/E-M
Snowy Hydro has scheduled 'surge releases' of water into the Snowy from Jindabyne on 6th and 13th October, and their effect on the Snowy River Falls should be an even more dramatic show than some of us had two years ago. The Falls are some 40km northwest of Delegate where the River drops through an area of broken rock and channels into a shallow gorge. We access them through private land into the National Park, and camp nearby on Byadbo Creek. Maps: 1:100k Numbla; 1:25k Tombong; Leader: Rupert Barnett, 6242 5241; email: rupert.b@iinet.net.au; Transport: ~300x2 km = $220/car. Limit: 6.
8 Oct 13 4 Oct 13 Tuesday 8 October 2013: Mt Clear - H.
As Linda’s Mt Gudgenby walk is full and I wanted to go for a walk on Tuesday I am hoping that some others might like to join me. So we will leave from the Mt Clear campground and follow Graeme Barrow’s route up Mt Clear. There will be some wet river crossings of the Naas Creek, it is about 17 km walking, 550 metres climbing and should take about 5 ½ hours. I plan to leave Canberra at 7.30 am and hope to be walking by about 9am (daylight saving will have started on Sunday). Please let me know by lunchtime on Monday 7 Oct if you would like to come. Map: Colinton. Bredbo Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, ph 6248 0456, lorraine.tomlins@gmail.com
5 Oct 13 2 Oct 13 Saturday 5 October: Border Marker Hunting on the Clear Range - H.
Ride and stride. From the Mt Clear camp ground, ride the Naas Valley Fire Trail (wet crossings of Naas Creek) to Horse Gully Hut (8.5km taking about 50mins). Ride and push up Left Hand Creek Fire Trail (2.7km taking about 25mins). Drop bikes at the intersection with the Mt Clear FT and walk the 1.4km and 300m steep ascent of the Upper Left Hand Creek FT to the crest of the Clear Range (it takes 15mins to walk down, but I've never walked up it!). A 4km walk North along the border searching for border markers. Return via the Clear Range FT and Upper Left Hand Creek FT to the bikes and ride back. Around 34km and 1000m climb. Map: Colinton. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: drive yourself and bring your bike - I can only fit me and mine in my car. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
12 Oct 13 23 Sep 13 Saturday 12th October Booroomba Rocks S / E
A walk of about 3 to 3 1/2 hours from the Honeysuckle Creek car park to Borroomba Rocks and return. Total distance about 11 to 12 kms with about a 200 metre climb to the rocks which provide spectacular views back towards Canberra. We will enjoy our lunch break from here All on track and flat except for the climb to the rocks . Total walking time about 3.5 hours. Meet at Kambah shops at 8.30 for car pooling. Anyone needing a lift to Kambah shops contact me and I will orgainise it. Map: Corin Dam Leader Bob Lynch boblynch3@yahoo.com.au 0412746532 Cost: ~ $10 per person. Limit: 16.
29 Aug 13 23 Aug 13 Thursday 29th August (or possibly Friday 30th August): Cuumbeun Nature Reserve, Four Ravines: L/R
This is a long walk, best suited to the cooler months, hence I have put it on at short notice. The date is Thursday, but Friday is a possibility if that suits the majority. We start 10 minutes from Queanbeyan and walk in the northern and southern sections of the Cuumbeun Nature Reserve to a point overlooking Googong Reservoir, before returning via a different route. Where possible we will walk off-track but there are sections of fire trail. The off-track walking is quite fast, in sclerophyll woodland and there is only light scrub, apart from short sections in the ravines. If we start early we won’t need to push the pace. The four ravines are all short but require a very steep scramble on the exits. Minimum Distance: 27 km with approx. 1000 metres of ascent. Maps: Bungendore, Hoskinstown. Leader: Ian Wright: iwri5712@bigpond.net.au, 02 62861473 Limit: 8 Transport: Approx. 50 km return
27 Aug 13 22 Aug 13 Tues 27 August - Morning tea amongst the daffodils at Sherwood House site - 8 kms - Short/Easy
Come and celebrate the coming of spring with morning tea amongst the blooming daffodils at the Sherwood heritage house site. We'll leave the cars near Blue Range Hut and walk approx. 4 kms on a firetrail to the old house site (NB the house has long gone). We'll return to the cars via a different fire trail. This is an easy walk in undulating country. We should be back at the cars by 12.30-1.00 pm. Total climb approx. 130 m. Map: Cotter Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Rene Davies (62301081). Transport: Approx $5. Meet at the corner of Cotter Road and Eucumbene Drive at 8.30 am.
29 Aug 13 14 Aug 13 29 August 2013, Thursday – Trig Bagging by Bike - South Side
As I am training for a 9-day bike ride in Queensland in early September I am combining a ride mainly on bike paths/routes with some Trig bagging. If you would like to join me you will need a bike and the usual bike clothing and safety equipment including a lock plus water and food (including lunch). The south side trigs I am planning to visit are taken from the list provided via the CBC website. They are – Narrabundah Hill, Arawang, TG26 (Urambi Hill), Taylor, and Oakey. We will meet at the parking area opposite the Y Sailing Club (UBD 58M11 or Yellow Pages 18M11) 9.30 am Thursday 29 August. Maps: Free bike route map available from bike shops. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins 6248 0456 (h), 0434 078 496 or lorraine.tomlins@gmail.com
22 Aug 13 14 Aug 13 22 August 2013, Thursday – Trig Bagging by Bike - North Side
As I am training for a 9-day bike ride in Queensland in early September I am combining a ride mainly on bike paths/routes with some Trig bagging. If you would like to join me you will need a bike and the usual bike clothing and safety equipment including a lock plus water and food (including lunch). The north side trigs I am planning to visit are taken from the list provided via the CBC website. They are – Crace, Percival, Rogers, Goodwin and Painter. We will meet at the ACT Hockey Centre Parking area (UBD 49G2 or Yellow Pages 16F2) at 9.30 am Thursday 22 August. Maps: Free bike route map available from bike shops. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins 6248 0456 (h), 0434 078 496 or lorraine.tomlins@gmail.com
18 Aug 13 14 Aug 13 Sunday 18 August: Mt Foxlow MM
Come and visit the very close-by, but little known Yanunubeyan National Park. We will drive down Woolcara Lane to an access point to the west of the park. The walk will be on ridges leading up to the peak, but mostly we will be off track, in a light understory. 600m climb. ~5hours walking. Map: Captains Flat Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417222154 mob 6295 6065 h ddedentz@bigpond.net.au Transport: ~$16
17 Aug 13 12 Aug 13 Saturday 17 August: Bonnum Pic – M/R
Bonnum Pic has spectacular views of the Wollondilly Valley and Wanganderry Walls. The intermittent ‘track’ to the Pic goes through forest, open sandstone tops and along a razorback sometimes within a metre or so of the clifftops. There is some rock scrambling on the way and plenty of colour from wildflowers. We will take a rope and harness for the ‘slide of death’ which has to be crossed if you want to reach the very end of the razorback, though you can choose to forego this section. (There will probably be two under 35s on this walk – we might send them first!) About 16 km, gently undulating walk of 6 to 7 hours including breaks. 7 am departure from North Canberra for the 2 hr 10 minute drive. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com, 0468 344 381 (intermittent phone and email access from 12-16 August; I will arrange transport on the evening of the 16th). Map: Hilltop. Transport: $150 per car. Limit: 8
20 Aug 13 5 Aug 13 Tuesday 20 August - BT6 Isaacs Ridge at Night - S/E
A repeat of Roger Edwards' walk of 15 July around and to the summit of Isaacs Ridge to bag trig YA90. Starting at 7pm, the walk's about 5km long, finishing before 9pm (I've got a netball game afterwards). The climb's about 120m with a nice view of Canberra's southside. Warm clothes and a good torch are musts. I'll postpone if it's raining or the view is likely to be obscured. Map: Canberra & Tuggeranong 1:25 000. Leader: Nathan Holt, nholt_98@yahoo.com, 0414 628 429. Limit: 8. Transport: need to make own arrangements but please book as normal.
10 Aug 13 2 Aug 13 Saturday 10 August: Drive-by trig bagging - L/E,X.
Drive to various suitable staging points, then walk to bag some urban trigs - Pialligo, Duntroon, Glade, Plains, Percival, Rogers, Goodwin, Pine Ridge. It has required some sleuthing to obtain permission to visit those on private property. Around 23km and some climb. Maps: Canberra, Hall and Umburra. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au Limit: 8.
3 Aug 13 30 Jul 13 Saturday, 3 August 2013: BT5 - Trig bagging for the time poor - M/E
A chance to get a walk in and bag a couple of trigs, all before lunchtime. Starting off at 8am on the southside of Mount Taylor on Sulwood Drive, we'll head up a steep track to the Mount Taylor trig. From there, walk down the northside side and under Hindmarsh Drive to visit the trig at Oakey Hill. We then backtrack to Mount Taylor, head back to the summit on a different track (unfortunately the trig only counts once) and back to the cars. About 10km all up with about 350 metres of climbing. Map: Canberra, Tuggeranong 1:25000 Leader: Nathan Holt, nholt_98@yahoo.com, 0414 628 429 Transport: drive yourself but please book as usual.
3 Aug 13 18 Jul 13 Saturday 3 August 2013: A circuitous route to Square Rock - Grade M/E
Starting at the Square Rock car park on the Corin Dam Road, walk along fire trails and foot paths taking in fine forest scenery. Lunch at the scenic Square Rock with a possible diversion to Orroral Valley Lookout on the return leg. About 13 - 14 kms walking all on footpath and fire trail. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000. Leader: Tim Wright at lexicon2@bigpond.com, 0409 847 534(m) or 62812275(h). Meet at Kambah Village shops in time for an 8:30 AM departure for Square Rock car park. Transport: around $30 per car.
15 Jul 13 1 Jul 13 Monday 15 July: Isaacs Ridge at Night - S/E
(Postponed from earlier date due to rain.) A walk around and to the summit of Isaacs Ridge. We will set out at 7.00 pm and be back by 8.30 pm. A 120m climb to view the lights of southern Canberra. Approximately 5 km. Bring warm clothes and a good torch. Limit: 10 Leaders: Roger & Rosemarie Edwards rosemarie@grapevine.com.au Map: Canberra & Tuggeranong 1:25,000 Transport: need to make own arrangements.
6 Jul 13 30 Jun 13 Saturday morning 6 July: Bullen and Black Hill Trigs - M/E-M,X.
Climb on fire trails from Murrays Corner on Paddys River to Bullen trig. Return and drive South along Paddys River Rd to a suitable point. Climb on fire trails to Black Hill trig and tower. Return a slightly different way. An early start and for quick walkers as I have to be back in town by 1pm. Around total 9km and 450m climb. Maps: Cotter Dam and Tidbinbilla. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Limit: 8. Transport: ~$7 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
13-14 Jul 13 28 Jun 13 13-14 July - Mount Scabby - Mount Kelly - L/R
Boboyan - Sams Creek - Mount Scabby - Mount Kelly - Boboyan Expect some snow on the ground and a cold night. On the last three July trips to this area, the overnight ambient temperature has fallen to -10°C. If weather or snow conditions are unsuitable, this walk will be relocated or cancelled. If I don’t know about you or your walking ability you will be quizzed mercilessly about your walking experience. There will be an early start on Saturday morning (leaving Canberra at 5:30am) and on Sunday night there will probably be an after dark finish (about 6pm back at the cars). Please contact the leader if you would like further information. Maps: Yaouk and Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 Leader: Keith Thomas 6230 1081(h), 0421 607 667(m) or kthomas@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$70/car Limit: 8
30 Jun 13 22 Jun 13 Sunday 30 June: Bungonia - S/E
Sorry, no ACT trig points for this walk in NSW, just beautiful views of Bungonia and Shoalhaven Gorges, waterfalls and limestone country. We will follow about 10km of tracks on the plateau. There are some undulations but no major climbs. If it is not too muddy, we may look inside some of the cave entrances; bring a torch if you are interested in this option. Map: Caoura. Leader: Jeff Bennetts, 6231 5899 (h) 0418 662 870 (m) jcmbenn@ozemail.com.au . Transport: ~260km, $25-33 per passenger, including park entry. Limit 12.
29 Jun 13 22 Jun 13 Saturday 29 June: Trig Bagging Orgy - L/E,X.
Drive to the Lanyon Drive/Woods Lane entrance of the Jerrabomberra Grasslands Nature Reserve (East) and walk the 2.2km Dragon's Trail to Mike trig. Drive to the Narrabundah Lane entrance to the Callum Brae Nature Reserve and walk the 8km Grassy Plains Walk through to the Jerrabomberra Grasslands Nature Reserve (West) and Quartz trig. Return via the Callum Brae Bird Walk and Dynamite Trail, an extra couple of km. Next, drive to my home in Duffy, then car pool out the Uriarra Rd to near 'Huntly' to visit Ranger and Walker trigs. 2 walks totalling around 2km and 130m climb. Finally, drive to the boom gate on Mt Stromlo and walk to Brown trig, around 4km and 60m climb. Total around 21km and 300m climb for the day. Maps: Canberra and Cotter Dam. Leader and bookings to: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: Drive yourself/car pool ~$4. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
1 Jul 13 19 Jun 13 Monday 1 July: Mt Painter Trig point at night. S/E
A night walk from the reserve entrance in Bindubi St, Cook to the summit of Mt Painter. We will set out at 7.00 pm and be back by 9;00 pm. A good 100m climb. Approximately 4 km. Bring warm clothes and a torch. Map: Canberra Leader: David Dedenczuk Email: ddedentz@bigpond.net.au Transport: please discuss with leader
12 Jun 13 4 Jun 13 Wednesday 12 June: Isaacs Ridge at night - S/E
A walk around and to the summit of Isaacs Ridge. We will set out at 7.00 pm and be back by 9.00 pm. A 120m climb to view the lights of southern Canberra. Approximately 5 km. Bring warm clothes and a good torch. Leader: Roger Edwards rosemarie@grapevine.com.au Maps: Canberra & Tuggeranong 1:25,000. Transport: need to make own arrangements. Limit: 10.
2 Jun 13 31 May 13 Sunday 2 June: Bullen Range M/M
10 km mostly on track Start on Tidbinbilla Road just before it crosses Paddys River and walk up to Barnes Hill 824m then higher along the Bullen Range . Drop off to visit Calvary pise ruins and back through the Miowera pine forest. Meet at Lanyon shops car park near MacDonalds (but not right at Macdonalds) at 9:30am then car pool to the start of walk. Phone Lois if you intend to come along. Leader Lois Padgham Ph H 6231 3060 Mob:0402 962 638. Map Tuggeranong
1 Jun 13 29 May 13 The forecast weather in the ACT for Saturday 1 June is not conducive to walking steep sections of the AAWT to Mt Tennent with a 12kgm pack, nor views from Mt Coree. Terence Uren's walk to Mt Tennent and John Evans' walk to Mt Coree on 1 June have been postponed.
3 Jun 13 26 May 13 Monday 3 June: Mt Majura at night - S/E
A walk from the Hackett side (Antill St entrance) to the summit of Mt Majura (trig). We will set out at 7.00 pm and be back by 9.00 pm. A good 200m climb and a chance to see nocturnal animals. Approximately 4 km. Bring warm clothes and a good torch. Map: Hall. Leader: David Dedenczuk ddedentz@bigpond.net.au Transport: please contact leader to discuss
9 Jun 13 17 May 13 Sunday 9 June: Triple Trig Trek – L/M
Our walk takes us through Red Hill, Mount Mugga Mugga, Isaacs Ridge and Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserves with a side trip to Mt Mugga Quarry. We will have to cross Hindmarsh Drive and Long Gully Road but each will be at a safe spot. The trip is around 16 km with climbs totaling about 700 m on a mixture of tracks, fire trails, open forest and grassland. Maps: Canberra & Tuggeranong, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), phillipstarr1945@gmail.com, Transport: Drive yourself but book as usual. I will be away until Thursday 6 June and will respond with arrangements early Friday.
26 May 13 17 May 13 Sunday 26 May: BT1 Tuggeranong Trigs Tramp - M/E
A blatant exercise in collecting trigs and a nice walk to celebrate Nathan's birthday. Starting from Pine Island North at 8am, we'll head to the summit of Mount Stranger (trig 1), then head through Bonython, Isabella Plains and Oxley to trig 2 (the obscure Tuggeranong trig), then walk around the northside of Lake Tuggeranong and climb Urambi Hills (trig 3), before heading downhill to the Murrumbidgee and back to Pine Island. Mostly on track, about 15km and about 300km in climbing. Map: Tuggeranong 1:25,000. Leaders: Nathan H and Edwina Y. Bookings: Nathan H, nholt_98@yahoo.com or 0414 628 429. Limit: 12
19 May 13 16 May 13 Sunday 19 May: Red Hill Nature Reserve and a trig - S/E
A walk of a little over 2 hours, circumnavigating the Federal golf course and up to Davidsons Trig (one of the trigs eligible for the Club’s Stretch Your Legs program). All on track, a pleasantly leafy route, with good views from the trig. Moderate pace. No need to book. Meet at the top end (i.e. southern end) of Strickland Crescent, Deakin at 2pm. Map: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/390592/cnpmapredhill.pdf Leader: Peter Conroy conroygroom@gmail.com 6281 4917. Transport: Drive yourself.
18 May 13 16 May 13 Saturday 18 May: Bombay Creek – M/R/X
An exploratory walk to follow a track near Bombay Creek in the Tallaganda Forest that I discovered last week, and which I don’t think any CBC member has yet walked, to see where it goes. Pleasant forest and ferny creeks. Terrain will include fire trail, walking track and off-track with scrub, and ground that is stony and loose underfoot. Pace will be moderate as I am recovering my fitness. Distance unlikely to be more than 10 km and height gain unlikely to be more than 250 m. 8.30 am departure from Queanbeyan, 55 minute drive. Map: Bombay. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com 6281 4917. Transport : $40 per car.
5 May 13 28 Apr 13 Sunday arvo 5 May: Blatant Urban Trig Bagging - TG84 (Tuggeranong Hill) and Stranger - M/E-M,ptX.
It was recently said that no one would top 40 ACT trigs in our 'Stretch Your Legs' events, so blatant urban trig bagging is required! Track to Tuggeranong Hill, then descend off-track through open going to a Tharwa Drive underpass. Down a track along a drainage line through Gordon, under Woodcock Drive, then along the West side of Mt Stranger and up to the top. Return via a slightly different route, mainly on tracks. Around 11km and 350m climb. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877 for any enquiries, but no need to book. Transport: Please drive yourself to meet at the Callister Crescent Theodore entrance to the Tuggeranong Hill Nature Reserve (GR 55HFA 92187408 (MGA94) on the Tuggeranong 8727-3S 1:25000 map) by 1.30pm. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
27 Apr 13 24 Apr 13 Saturday 27 April: Rocks above Breakfast Creek - M/R
This walk is partly a circuit, to a pleasant small plateau edged by massive granite boulders and slabs. From the Gudgenby car park south along the Old Boboyan Road to Frank and Jacks hut, then SW across rolling grassy country with some light scrub followed by a steeper climb in moderate scrub to the extensive rocky area at GR 737, 370 (2nd ed of the map) for good views. Along the undulating tops, which include open grassy areas, for 1 km to spot height 1468, then descend steeply N past more granite and back to the Old Boboyan Road. 16 km, main height gain & descent around 240 m, about 6 hours including breaks. This a re-scheduled walk: the previous date conflicted with hazard reduction burning in Namadgi. The area we will walk has not been burnt. Map: Yaouk Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com 02 6281 4917 Transport: $52 per car. Limit: 12
25 Apr 13 15 Apr 13 Thursday 25 April: Murrays Gap/Bimberi Peak - L/M
Bimberi is a long day, either a short drive and a long walk, or a long drive and a shorter walk. Let's try the latter, as I have a package to pick up at Murrays Gap. Drive via Snowy Mountains Highway, Tantangara Rd and Pockets Saddle Rd to the gate at Gurrangorambla Creek. Walk the AAWT via Oldfields Hut to Murrays Gap. If time and weather allow, ascend Bimberi. Return the same. Around 22km and 800m climb. For strong and quick walkers. Maps: Rules Point and Rendezvous Creek. Limit: 4. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$30 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
13 Apr 13 10 Apr 13 Sat 13 April: Murrengenburg Mountain and rainforests - M/R/X
From the Dasyrus Picnic area in Monga National Park, across the Mongarlowe River, along the Corn Trail for a bit over a kilometre, SW on an old fire trail to the escarpment, then a steep 300 m descent through Eucryphia and beautiful rain forest to a creek junction, back up the east tributary 300 m and over Murrengenburg Mountain, with its drier vegetation and rocky patches, which might or might not have views. Return via the Corn Trail. About 8 km. Some thick scrub likely, some open forest also likely. May need to wade the Mongarlowe but there will be time to change your shoes. 1 hr 15 minute drive from Queanbeyan. Map: Monga. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com, 62814917. Transport: approx $70 per car.
6 Apr 13 3 Apr 13 Due to extensive hazard reduction burning in Namadgi NP, this Saturday's 'Rocks above Breakfast Creek' walk has been relocated to Tallaganda. The new walk description is below. Linda Groom
Mount Major and mounts minor – M/R
We will climb Mount Major (at 1330 m, higher than Mt Palerang) 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 10 minutes of thick scrub on the way up Mt Major; there is also a bit of non-exposed rock scrambling. Around 9 km and 5½ hours actual walking. A 45 minute drive from Queanbeyan. Map: Bombay. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com , 02 6281 4917 Transport: $50 per car Limit: 12
1 Apr 13 26 Mar 13 Monday 1 April : Brindabella National Park: California Creek to Mountain Creek - Easy to Medium Distance/Easy to Rough terrain
I will be attempting to drag my sons from facebook and youtube by having a day walk in the Brindabellas. We will walk up one (probably) dry creek bed, climb 200m or so up a scrubby ridge and down the other side to enter into another (probably) dry creek bed. There should be time for making a brew so bring a stove or a thermos. Distance: 10km or so. Map: Umburra. Leader: Monika Binder 6161 7881 (ah) or 0414205043 (mob) . Meeting point: Cotter Camp Ground at 7.30am for car pooling to Doctors Flat Road. Transport cost: TBA
31 Mar 13 26 Mar 13 Sunday 31 March 2013: Corin Dam to Pryors Hut/ Gingera – return L/M
Meet at Kambah shops at 0750 to travel out to Corin Dam. We will follow Stockyard Spur from Corin Dam to Pryors Hut followed by a further climb up to Mt Gingera. Return the same way down the hill to the cars. Trip Around 20 km and 1000 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Edwina Yee. 0418651421 or edwina.yee@defence.gov.au. Send me a quick e-mail if you are interested in doing this walk before daylight saving finishes. We can consolidate into a couple of cars for the trip from Kambah Shops to Corin Dam. Mt Gingera = 1 trig point for those interested in collecting trig points. Transport: ~$15 per person.
29 Mar 13 25 Mar 13 29 March (Good Friday) : Mt Taylor Trig & Mt Arawang Trig Points
John Evans' idea of a short notice walk on Easter Saturday to try to help people gain their 40 trig points is a great idea. So to help with this project please accompany me up Mt Taylor and Mt Arawang. Meet by 1.30pm at the intersection of Badamira St and Nemarang St - near the bus stop. Bring water and a snack. From there we walk through the underpass of Tuggeranong Parkway and up a track to the Mt Taylor Trig point about 230 m. Enjoy the mighty 360 degree view which includes Canberra to the north and Brindabella mountains in the south. We descend via a track then walk a shortish distance through parks towards Mt Arawang. Climb this and return to our cars, feeling pretty good because we have done two trig points and only have 38 to go!! Well only 37 if you can go on John’s walk the next day. Walk 9km, ascent/descent ~ 380m. Maps: Mt. Taylor Nature Reserve & Coolemon Ridge Nature Reserve at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/parks_and_reserves/canberra_nature_park Leader: Janet Edstein janet.edstein@gmail.com No need to book. Transport: please drive yourself.
30 Mar 13 25 Mar 13 Easter Saturday 30 March: Dowling-Sherwood - M/E-M.
In town for Easter and want a day walk? A mild wander North-East of Blue Range Hut on forestry roads to Dowling trig and the Sherwood historic site. Only 200m off-track on the descent from Dowling. Around 14km and 400m climb. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$6 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
23 Mar 13 20 Mar 13 Saturday 23 March: The Settlers Track for Canberra Women's Adventure Group - M/E-M.
Early settlers in the ACT region rose before sunrise and went to bed at sunset. Let's get up early and drive through Namadgi National Park to the south of the ACT to visit some of their homesteads, huts and yards. We'll also walk along the ACT-NSW border and see some of the original surveyor's work. The ACT Government has built a wonderful walk, the Settlers Track, which takes in these sites. The track can be easily extended to include the border. A full day's outing, but back in Canberra in time to party. Around 15km and 250m climb. Maps: Yaouk and Shannons Flat. Limit: 24. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$60 per car. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
This walk is fully subscribed. It is provided as a service to Canberra WAG by CBC with assistance from Club members Cynthia C, Maggie K and John E. This notice authorised by a/g Walks Secretary
12 Mar 13 10 Mar 13 Tuesday 12 March: Border Markers from Blue Range Hut - L/M-R,ptX.
From Blue Range Hut, climb via fire trail to Blue Ridge. Follow the straight line of the ACT border NE to past Two Sticks Hill. Return via fire trail. Around 14km and 800m climb. Map: Cotter Dam. Limit: 8. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$7 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
9 Mar 13 10 Feb13 Saturday 9 March: Border Markers on the Clear Range from the East - L/R,X.
With permission from the land owner, ford the Murrumbidgee River and climb via fire trail to the crest of the Clear Range. Hunt border markers to the South through SH1192 and SH1214, near SH1192 and SH1215, and through SH1214. 7km of off-track walking through who knows what. Return via the Clear Range Fire Trail. Around 24km and 1100m climb. For fit and fast walkers. Maps: Michelago and Colinton. Limit: 8. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
3-4 Mar 13 10 Feb 13 Sunday-Monday 3-4 March 2013: Talbingo Paddle and Walk -S/M.
Paddle from “Sue City” (O'Hares Rest Area) 4 km to the campsite on Talbingo Reservoir.  Options for the afternoon and next morning include paddling, swimming or walking up some of the many nearby hills for views over the reservoir. A beautiful location suitable for beginners.  BYO canoe. Map: Yarrangobilly 1:100 000 or Ravine 1:25 000 and Yarrangobilly 1:25 000. Leader: Mike Bremers 0428 923408, mcbremers@gmail.com Transport: $178 per car.
9 Mar 13 4 Feb 13 Saturday 9 March: A Lap of Woden walk - L/E
A 9:00a.m. start at Red Hill summit restaurant with coffee if desired, follow the trail to Davidson Hill then after making a safe crossing of Hindmarsh Drive, make our way to Isaacs Ridge, Farrer Ridge to Mount Taylor for great 360 degree views on offer. Thence following trails to Oakey Hill and return through Curtin to Red Hill summit and possible afternoon tea at restaurant. Distance is around 24kms with 600 metres climb. Leader: Tim Wright telephone 0409 847 534 or 6281 2275 or email lexicon2@bigond.com. Maps: Canberra and Tuggeranong 1:25000. Transport – drive yourself to car park outside Red Hill restaurant, advise leader if you want a ride.
3 Feb 13 3 Feb 13 Sunday 3 February: Red Hill and Golf Course circumnavigation - S/E
Two viewpoints, and some lesser known tracks, including a circumnavigation on pleasant tracks around the Golf Course. All on fire trail or track - a few of the tracks are narrow. About 2 hours, bring a drink and a snack. No need to book, just turn up at the top of Strickland Crescent, Deakin, at 4 pm. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com, 6281 4917. Map: TAMS Red Hill Nature Reserve - http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/390592/cnpmapredhill.pdf Transport: Please drive yourself.
12 Feb 13 25 Jan 13 Tuesday 12 February: Club Lake - M/M
From Charlotte Pass, down to Snowy R, follow Club Lake Ck to Club Lake, then South to try and locate the ruin of Kunama Hut. Climb Mt Clark to then head back to Charlotte Pass roughly following the Snowy R. Weather dependent. Leave Canberra about 6.30 am. Say 6 hrs walking/exploring plus pie time. Joint activity with BBC. Early expressions of interest would help planning. Map: Perisher. Leader: Max Smith 6286 8256. Transport: tba. Limit: 12
26-28 Jan 13 10 Jan 13 26-28 January (Australia Day LWE): Mt Twynam – M/E-M
An easy pack walk among the alpine wildflowers, to the third highest mountain in Australia. We only carry full packs 6km on Saturday afternoon from Guthega to a campsite on Pounds Ck, and 6km back again on Monday morning. On Sunday we visit Mt Twynam, Watsons Crags and possibly Mt Anton (11km) with day packs. Early finish Monday (in time for the evening walk at Casuarina Sands if interested). Map: Perisher Valley. Leaders: Jeff Bennetts and Linda Stone, bookings to Linda 0403 321 129 lin.stone@optusnet.com.au Transport: ~460km ret, ~$170 per car, ~$45-60 per passenger, plus park entry. Limit: 12.
13Feb-21Mar 13 10 Jan 13 New Zealand 13 February to 21 March 2013
15 – 18 Feb: Arthur Range circuit - L/R/X possibly W. Carry food for 4 days/3 nights. From Baton, up to Ellis Basin Hut, then along the rugged Arthur Range above the treeline, camping high if weather permits near one of the many small tarns, back to Baton via Flanagans Hut or Cowin Spur Track. Leader: Linda Groom. Map: Mount Arthur 1:50,000 M27. Transport: Organise own rental car. 21 to approx 28 Feb: Lewis Pass to Mt Robert car park - L/R/X possibly W. Via Three Tarn Pass & one other pass. Carry food for 9 days/ 8 nights. Description of likely route at http://www.nelsonlakesshuttles.co.nz/trip.reports9.html - walking above the treeline, tarns and lakes, forest, rushing rivers. Some huts, but carry tents. Leader: Keith Thomas. Map: Nelson Lakes National Park park map 273 1:100,000, or Maps M31, M30, M29 and N29 1:50,000. Transport: Public transport available at both ends. Approx 3 to 7 Mar: Douglas Range – L/R/X possibly W Carry food for 6 days & 5 nights. Some huts but carry tents. High sections are off track. For route details see http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/nelson-marlborough/douglas-range-route-guide.pdf Leader: Linda Groom. Map: tba. Transport: several options available based on rental cars and/or tramper shuttles. Approx 9-11 Mar. Inland Pack Track, Paparoa National Park. M/M/X/W Carry food for 3 days/2 nights. A limestone gorge, rainforest, caves. Need to wade several river crossings with gentle current, otherwise straightforward walking. No huts. Leader: Linda Groom. Map: Paparoa National Park 1:50,000. Transport: Start and finish accessible by daily bus. Approx 13 Mar. Moonlight Track M/E Day walk near Queenstown with mining history and views. Leader: Peter Conroy. Map: tba. Transport: Requires rental car. Approx 15 -20 Mar. Rees-Dart circuit. L/M The classic circuit up one river and down another, with if weather permits 2 days of side trips – to Cascade Saddle and the Dart Glacier, and Whitbourn Glacier. All on track. Huts available, tents optional. Carry food for 5 nights/6 days. Leader: Peter Conroy. Map: tba. Transport: Tramper shuttles go to both ends of the track For all the walks graded rough, walkers need to be experienced rock scramblers, competent swimmers (in case of unexpected river crossings) and comfortable on a 3 wire bridge. You are welcome to join us by public transport at several points in this itinerary, or do the whole lot. Expressions of interest to Linda lbgroom@gmail.com or 02 6281 4917; if emailing please describe your recent experience in walks with similar grades and lengths. Linda will be happy to provide a detailed itinerary, including accommodation options for rest days and transport options, on request.
(21)22-28 Jan 13 6 Jan 13 (21) 22 Jan – 28 Jan M/R/W/X. From the Source of the Murray River to Tom Groggin (KNP).
The trip will take in the famous Forest Hill Cairn, which marks the start of the Murray River, and travel along a rarely visited section of the river, to exit at the Tom Groggin Campsite. We’ll cover a distance of approximately 70km, all off track. The terrain is often steep, overgrown and rugged. We’ll depart Canberra at 4PM on Jan 21 to camp at Dead Horse Gap, and will use 2 vehicles, leaving one at Tom Groggin for the group’s exit. The group will be driven in via 4WD from Dead Horse Gap along the Cascade Fire Trail through to Cowombat Flat where we will be dropped off. Scanned maps for the trip can be accessed at: https://sites.google.com/site/feralkaza/club-overview/teams/source-of-the-murray-tom-groggin Leader: Karen Cody feral.kaza@gmail.com mb 0447 268 628 Transport & NPWS pass: approx $80 per person Limit: 4 walkers.
15 Jan 13 4 Jan 13 Tuesday 15 January. Longer Monga M/R partly X.
A shady circuit designed with hot weather in mind. From the junction of Milo and Saddle Back roads (GR 620 537), south for 2 and a bit km on Milo and Macquarie forest roads to Milo Trig, to see if the Trig has views (last visited in thick mist). Then steeply down, south, to the top of creek which offers the delights of eucryphia forest - open understorey and deep shade - for about 1 km. Through some scrub to join the River Forest Road which is closed to vehicles at this point, north along the road through ferny country with fairly shady walking, then a short on-road detour to the Mongarlowe River. The climb back up will require about 1/2 hour of scrub before we walk up through some of Monga's largest areas of eucryphia. Around 14 km with main descent and ascent 300m; main difficulty is in the scrubby sections where 500 metres can take half an hour or more. 1 hour 20 minutes from Queanbeyan; gravel roads are 2WD-able. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com 02 6281 4917. Maps: Monga and Araluen. Transport: $60 per car. Limit: 8.
13 Jan 13 2 Jan 13 Sunday 13 January 2013 - Googong Canoe Trip.
Launch from Tin Hut Inlet at southern end, paddle up Burra Creek arm to London Bridge and up Queanbeyan River arm to Compo Canyon. Paddle distance is about 10 km but the canoes will need to be carried about 500m from the carpark to the water. Swimming is not allowed except to avoid drowning. BYO canoe or kayak and bring a trolley if you have one. Contact leader by 6 pm Saturday 12 Jan. Map: Googong Foreshores, Leader: Mike Bremers, mcbremers@gmail.com, 0428 923408 (mob), 6292 3408 (h), 6283 2052 (w). Transport: Drive yourself if possible.
12 Jan 13 9 Jan 13 Saturday 12 January: Bike Ride around Lake Burley Griffin
With 37°C forecast for Saturday and NNP possibly closed, my Cheyenne and Morass Flats walk has been postponed. Let’s do an early morning ride instead, from Weston Creek around Lake Burley Griffin. All on bike paths. Around 40km or shorter. Transport: Drive yourself to meet at 6am at the underpass at the intersection of Hindmarsh and Streeton Drives Weston, or 7am at the bridge in Commonwealth Park where Nerang Pool empties into LBG. All over by 9.30am. No need to book. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877 john@johnevans.id.au. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
9 Jan 13 20 Dec 12 Wednesday evening 9 January: A repeat of Tim the Yowie Man’s Majura Stone Walls – S/E-M.
Tim the Yowie Man has a large following via the Canberra Times and ABC radio. He often gives CBC a plug. 18 members of the public and 4 CBC walkers joined him on the flanks of Mt Majura on 19 Dec, visiting stone walls and other sites. With a waiting list, we’ll go back on 9 January. Tim the Yowie Man, Canberra’s very own cryptonaturalist and environmentalist, reported on stone walls on the flanks of Mt Majura in his Canberra Times feature on 17 November. Have you seen them? Let’s take a peak, accompanied by TYM to provide the patter. We will also visit Canberra’s secret tree house hidden amongst the Kurrajongs near the top of the wall - and the horse course. Around 4km and 200m climb. Map: Hall. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: Drive yourself to park at the gate into the Mt Majura Nature Reserve on the northern end of Antill St Watson, opposite the caravan park, by 6pm. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
8 Dec 12 4 Dec 12 Saturday 8 December: Licking Hole Creek Quartz Ridge – L/E-M,ptX.
In the 1980s, the National Capital Development Commission produced a number of volumes which documented sites of significance in the ACT. One such site is the Licking Hole Creek quartz ridge. Walk the newly cleared Australian Alps Walking Track from Orroral Valley to Cotter Flats. Follow a fire trail seen on Google Earth (but not map-marked) SE an S across the W flank of Coronet Peak to Licking Hole Creek. Inspect the ridge, then follow the creek down to the Cotter River and so to Cotter Hut. Visit an arboretum site marked on the 1st edition Rendezvous Creek map. If hot, options to leave very early, loll about and return at night. Around 35km and 900m climb. Fit and experienced walkers only – a looong way on a looong day. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
8 Dec 12 2 Dec 12 Saturday 8 Dec  A Day at  Depot  Beach - just north of Durras
Forget bushwalking and pushing through scrub. Join me next Saturday  for a day idling  at the beach. I propose driving to  Depot Beach just past Durras North. We  can spend the day swimming, surfing if there are waves and snorkelling  a little further out at Depot Beach, walking around the stunning Pt Upright headland when the tide is right and just enjoying being at the coast.  Please bring lunch, snacks and water  +  snorkel, fins and small surfboard if you wish. Depending on the weather and our inclination we will stay until about 4pm then wend our way wearily home. Some cars may choose to stop at Braidwood for a meal - up to each carload.
Please meet  by 8am at Spotlight which is just  a little out of Qbyn. Here we can sort out transport. Cost pp $22/ 4 in a car. No need to book. However please check the weather on Friday evening for Batemans Bay and if the temp is  expected to be below-16 with rain the trip   will   be cancelled. Leader: Janet Edstein    janet.edstein@gmail.com    6288 1398
11 Dec 12 23 Nov 12 Tuesday 11 December: Mystery Walk - L/R,W.
How much do you trust me? A mystery walk with a unique twist. Involves rock hopping up a fern-lined creek and a walk home. Around 14km and 850m climb. Fit and experienced walkers only. Map: That would give the location away. Limit: Strictly 6. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$8 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
4 Dec 12 23 Nov 12 Tuesday 4 December: Border Marker hunting on the ACT Border straight line - M/R,X.
This should stop me navigating in circles. Border markers on the straight line off Pabral Rd. Swan up Pabral Rd from Blundells Flat, then go SW through the top of Musk Creek towards Mt Coree. I think this is very rough country (Percy Sheaffe thought so in 1910). If we want more, go NE off Pabral Rd. Up to 13km and 600m climb. Fit and experienced walkers only. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$6 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
1 Dec12 23 Nov 12 Saturday 1 December: Middle Creek - Towards Mt Namadgi – L/R.
Can’t get away on Lorraine’s overnight trip to Mt Namadgi? She’s kindly allowed a small day trip to tag along on Saturday. We’ll walk with them up Middle Creek till we have to turn around. Will be a late finish. Up to 25km and 550 m climb. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek. Enquiries: John Evans 0417 436 877, john@johnevans.id.au Transport: ~$15. Limit: 4. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
17 Nov 12 14 Nov 12 Saturday 17 November - Rendezvous Creek and AAWT - L/M-R,ptX.
Walk the top half of Rendezvous Creek to Cotter Gap and return via the AAWT. We can join Alan Vidler's overnight trip party. Walk the Nursery Swamp Walking Track then footpad West and down to Rendezvous Creek. Follow Rendezvous Creek 6km and 300m climb to its source at Cotter Gap (this section is off-track). Return via the newly cleared Australian Alps Walking Track and Orroral Valley to the NS car park. Around 25km and 700m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Corin Dam. Limit: 8. Leader: John Evans -john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
10 Nov 12 4 Nov 12 Saturday 10 November 2012: Mt Tennent M/E-M
Meet at Namadgi Visitors Centre ready to climb at 0745 for a half day trip to Mt Tennent and back. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000. Leader: Edwina Yee. E-mail edwina.yee@defence.gov.au or mobile 0418 651 421. Transport: drive yourself or let Edwina know if you need a lift when you book. Limit: 10.
6 Nov 12 26 Oct 12 Tuesday 6 November: The Ridge Between Nursery Swamp & Rendezvous Creek, Namadgi NP – M/R/X
Start at Nursery Swamp carpark & walk 4 km on track to the saddle at 748515 where the track drops down to Rendezvous Creek. We will then follow the ridge off track south east for 3 km to Spot Height 1337, following a meandering route to visit a few granite features. This section of the walk is new to the leader. We’ll then ascend the small hill at 770500 and follow a spur northwest for a few kilometres, to Nursery Creek, then home. The off track sections are likely to  have moderate to thick scrub.  Total Distance: About 13 km Total Ascent: 600 m.
Map: Rendezvous Creek 1: 250,000Leader: Ian Wright: iwri5712@bigpond.net.au, (02) 62861473 Limit: 8 Transport: Approx. 160 km return
6 Nov 12 25 Oct 12 Tuesday 6 November - Border Markers on the Clear Range via Left Hand Creek FT - ride and stride - L/M,W ptX.
Mountain bike ride the Naas Valley FT from the Mt Clear camp ground to Horse Gully Hut (several fords to wade), then Left Hand Creek FT and Mt Clear FT. Hunt a few border markers N of Mt Clear. Around 30km ride + 4km walk and 700m climb. Map: Colinton. Leader: John Evans -john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$20 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
1 Nov 12 25 Oct 12 Thursday 1 November: Tumanmang Mountain Forests – M/R/X
The walk is on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, in the Tallaganda State Forest, about 20 km northeast of Jerangle. We will visit the tall forests on the eastern & western faces of Tumanmang Mountain, so the route is meandering and mainly off-track. It is an exploratory trip for the leader. There has been recent logging on the lower slopes, but the area marked as “Preserved Forest” on the State Forests map looks untouched when viewed on GoogleEarth. Start on the White Ash Forest Road at Krawaree 275357. Follow fire-trail north for 500 metres then leave the track. Follow the densely forested creeks west of Tumanmang Mountain 1 km downhill. Ascend to Bald Peak, Tumanmang Mtn, Tumanmang Trig. From the trig we will follow a spur north & east to Krawaree 285383 then follow the creeks down to the White Ash Road. Follow road south for 2 km then off track up a spur to the Gourock Range and back to the cars. If the going is slow we may need to shorten the route, but if we are ahead of schedule there is the option of an extra few kilometres through the forests on the slopes near Krawaree 285346. Total Distance: About 12 km, with two steep ascents - both of about 330 m - off track through forests. The walk may have to be postponed if there has been rain in the area the day before, as the forest roads may be unsafe when wet. Maps: Jerangle, Krawarree 1: 250,000. South Coast Forests Map 1: 150,000 Leader: Ian Wright: iwri5712@bigpond.net.au, (02) 62861473. Limit: 8. Transport: Approx. 210 km return, 2 hrs each way
17 Oct 12 15 Oct 12 Wednesday 17 October Orroral Plateau & Temple of Doom M/R
Leader Eric Pickering 62862128 pater@tpg.com.au. Limit 8
From the Nursery Creek car park we will head up to the Nursery Creek saddle. From there we will climb to the “ Orroral Plateau” south of Orroral Hill and spend the day exploring the many granite formations. A specific objective will be the granite faced “Temple  of  Doom” with its mysterious passages.  About 8 kilometres and around 450 metres of climb, half on track and half rough scrub. Long pants and gloves recommended. Don’t forget a torch to explore the mysterious passages of the Temple. Map: Rendezvous Creek. To book, please email, phone or ring Eric before 6pm Tuesday.  (With thanks to Ian Wright for the appellation and location of the “Temple of Doom”)
27-29 Oct 12 7 Sep 12 Saturday 27-Monday 29 October: Southern Blue Mountains M/M-R
A three day walk to look at two rarely-visited ridges of the Kowmung River, run jointly with Coast and Mountain Walkers. Saturday: Descend from Kanangra Walls to the Kowmung River via Brumby Ridge and camp at Orange Bluff (800m descent). Sunday: Ascend Orange Bluff Ridge for great views over Bulga Denis Canyon, walk along Scotts Main Range to Mt Feld, descend Denis Ridge to the Kowmung (400m ascent and descent). Monday: Return via Roots Ridge (800m ascent). Map: Yerranderie 1:25,000. Leader: Meg McKone (h) 6254 5902, frankmckone@optusnet.com.au Transport: 500kms, $200 per car, $50 pp. Limit:8.
6-8 Oct 12 20 Sep 12 6-8 October-Mt Imlay–S/R & Ben Boyd National Park Light to Light-ME (car camp).
Sat morning travel to Mt Imlay (30km south of Eden). The Mt Imlay track climbs steeply, rising 600 m over 3km. The last 500 m follows a rocky, razor-backed ridge to the trig station about 3 hours (return). Saturday night camp at Saltwater Creek Ben Boyd National Park (Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets).The Ben Boyd National Park Light to Light walk hugs the coastline between the historic Boyds Tower and Green Cape Light station, 30km of easy walking to be done over two days requiring car shuffle each day. With a little luck there will be opportunities to see whales. Sunday walk Green Cape to Saltwater Creek 16 km, Monday walk Saltwater Creek to Boyds Tower 13km and then return to Canberra. Park fees: $7/day/vehicle, $10/person to camp Transport: Approx 550km, $220 per car. Leader: Brendan Kelly ph: 6166 1589 (hm) 0423332542 (mb) or bkelly1@grapevine.com.au
7 Oct 12 18 Sep 12 Sunday 7 October - Hikers without Pants - Do It In A Dress - Mt Tennant - S-L/E. This is all about a bit of fun. Walk towards/to Mt Tennant on the Australian Alps Walking Track ... in a school dress! (any dress will do if you can't get a school dress). Meet at the Namadgi Visitors Centre just south of Tharwa at 1.00pm. Bring some lunch. We'll start walking at 1.30pm and have a group photo at Cypress Pine Lookout, about 2km from the start and just 150m climb. Those willing and able can walk on to Mt Tennant, a further 5km and 650m climb, but all on track and fire trail. Huge views from the top. Around 4-14km and 150-800m climb. Map: Williamsdale. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: drive yourself, but book with me. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au. If you’d like to make a donation, you’re invited to do so, as it’s also about fund raising for girls to attend school in Sierra Leone. See http://doitinadress.com/JohnEvans.
22 Sep 12 20 Sep 12 Grass trees and Camels HumpsSaturday 22 September.
The walk starts at the northern end of the Tidbinbilla Range. We will visit a stand of magnificent grass trees before heading up onto Tidbinbilla Range towards Camels Hump (see how far we get). Walk is mostly on fire trail with a 200 m exposed steep rocky scramble off track to the summit. Back the same way. 360 m climb and around 13 km if we go to the summit of Camels Hump. Map: Tidbinbilla. Meet at the Cotter Avenue car park 9 am where the old Cotter Pub used to be, but let me know if you are coming along. Leader: Lois Padgham. Ph:H 6231 3060 W 62072206 Mobile 0402 962 638 Transport: $12. Limit: 12. lois.padgham@act.gov.au lois.padg@hotmail.com
15 Sep 12 29 Aug 12 Saturday 15 September Yankee Ridge L/R/pt X Yankee Hat - Yankee Ridge - Bogong Gap - Middle Creek. Circuit walk from Yankee Hat carpark. Thick scrub and rough terrain on Yankee Ridge. Early start, possible late finish. Bring a torch, extra food. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek . Leader: Brian Surin 0438276350, brianscvb@gmail.com Transport:~$15 per person.
14-17 Sep 12 15 Aug 12 There is one place remaining on Terence Uren’s 14-17 September lodge-based snowshoeing trip. Previous snowshoeing experience is not necessary. If interested, please contact Terence at terence.uren@bigpond.com before 27 August.
8-9 Sep 12 23 Aug 12 Saturday-Sunday 8-9 September - Border Markers W85 and X85 on the S side of Sentry Box and various wanderings - L/M-R,ptX. A 'tag-along' walk with the Navigation Refresher weekend to Sentry Box. We will operate mostly independently, but will camp with them to help consume their port and chocolate cake. Saturday - walk the Settlers Track and the ACT border to visit border markers W85 and X85, on the south-east spur of Sentry Box, then to Lutons Crutching Shed. Sunday - climb Sentry Box with the Navigation Refresher trip and return via Bulls Flat fire trail. Around 42km and 1050m climb. Maps: Yaouk and Shannons Flat. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$18 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au. If your navigation is not crash-hot, it would be preferable that you do Rob and Jenny’s trip.
8 Sep 12 23 Aug 12 Saturday, 8 September – Mt Tennent – M/M A 0830 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 climb to the summit. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leaders: Edwina Yee and Nathan Holt nholt_98@yahoo.com or 0414 628 429. Bookings to Nathan please. Transport: drive yourself - please advise if you need transport.
1-2 Sep 12 30 Aug 12 Sat 1 - Sun 2 September Ski tour to Ghost Hill M/M From Munyang via Schlink Pass to camp below Ghost Hill (near Duck Creek). We aim to return via a high route (Gungartan or Dicky Cooper Bogong) in the spring-like weather that is predicted for Sunday. For skiers with previous overnight snow-camping experience. Depart Canberra 6 am Saturday. Maps: Geehi Dam and Jagungal 1:25,000. Leaders: Linda Groom & Peter Conroy, conroygroom@gmail.com, 02 6281 4917. Transport: tba.
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10 Aug 12

Weekends away
There are a few vacancies still left on the Royal National Park weekend (17, 18 August) and several on the Bundanoon weekend (1, 2 September). Details are in it. Please contact stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au or h 6254 9568 if interested

18 Aug 12 30 May 12 Please advise members via short notice walks that my Gorilla Rock, Booroomba Rock walk has been postponed from 16 June to 18 August.
Aug 12 8 Nov 11 Mid-August 2012: WEST MACDONNELLS NP - 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 Bas's 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 MacDonnells NP Maps 1&2. Leader: Meg McK. TRANSPORT: $100+ for bus from Alice Springs. LIMIT: 8
7 Aug 12 5 Aug 12

Tuesday 7 August - More Border Markers on the Clear Range from Caloola - L/R,W,ptX. Naas Valley Fire Trail from Caloola Farm, crossing the Naas River 7 times. Climb The Forest Trail to the Mt Clear Fire Trail including off-track to cut the southern loop. Hunt border markers north through Mt Yarara to east of Caloola. 450m down the side of the Clear Range back to the start. Around 25km and 700m climb. I don't wish to return a third time, so this trip is for fast walkers only. Map: Michelago. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.
Let me know by 12 noon Monday if you’d like to nominate.

5 Aug 12 1 Aug 12 Grass trees and Camels Humps Sunday 5th August. The walk starts at the northern end of the Tidbinbilla Range. We will visit a stand of magnificent grass trees before heading up onto Tidbinbilla Range towards Camels Hump (see how far we get). Walk is mostly on fire trail with a 200 m exposed steep rocky scramble off track to the summit. Back the same way. 360 m climb and around 13 km if we go to the summit of Camels Hump. Map: Tidbinbilla. Meet at the Cotter Avenue car park 9 am where the old Cotter Pub used to be, but let me know if you are coming along. Leader: Lois Padgham. Ph: 6231 3060 Mobile 0402 962 638 Transport: $12. Limit: 12. lois.padgham@act.gov.au lois.padg@hotmail.com
28-29 Jul 12 24 Jul 12 28-29 July: Burrinjuck State Recreational Area-EM/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 (12.3km). If you would like a bed in a shared cabin. 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 Roseby mjroseby@yahoo.com.au and contact number 0428142733 Transport: Distance 224 km BBC club charges $26 pp
26 Jul 12 24 Jul 12 Thursday 26 July Monga Escarpment M/R/X We plan to explore the rainforest creeks and drier ridges in the Monga National Park where its escarpment drops east from the Boundary Fire Trail. We are hoping to find some gorge-like, or at least pretty, sections on the creeks and some viewpoints on the ridges. Mostly off-track. Possibly a descent and ascent of 600 metres though we aim to avoid that if road access permits.The drive will be approx 1hr 40 minutes from Queanbeyan via the River Forest Road. Map: Araluen 1:25,000 Transport: $60 per car. Leader: Linda Groom lbgroom@gmail.com or 6281 4917
14 Jul 12 11 Jul 12 We need participants willing to take their vehicle (preferably 4-wheel drive) and passengers for this walk, otherwise it will need to be cancelled. There could be a possible change of venue to upstream of Casuarina Sands if participants are put off by driving in snow. Please contact Alison ASAP if you would like to participate. 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 Milton & Gösta Lyngå. Bookings to Alison 6254 0578(h), 6289 2717(w), alison.milton@health.gov.au Transport: ~$24 per car, $6–$8 per person.
14 Jul 12 11 Jul 12 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 Milton & Gösta Lyngå. Bookings to Alison 6254 0578(h), 6289 2717(w), alison.milton@health.gov.au Transport: ~$24 per car, $6–$8 per person.
2 Jul 12 23 Jun 12

Dear CBC member For the Walks Planning Evening (Monday 2 July 7.30 pm at Strickland Crescent Deakin) to which you are warmly invited, I am compiling a list of walking areas that people are seeking information about, and areas for which people are happy to provide information. The first draft of the list is below. If you plan to attend the Walks Planning evening, you are very welcome to contact me to add places to this list. We will use the list to match up people on the night. Thanks very much Linda G
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AREAS FOR WHICH INFORMATION IS SOUGHT: NSW Blue Mountains overnight walks Budawangs overnight walks Diamond Creek (tributary of Deua River) Upper Bumberry Creek (tributary of the Tuross River) Ettrema overnight walks Galoon Creek (tributary of the Brogo) Map: Puen Buen 1:25000 Webbs Crown (Budawangs) Picture Canyon (Budawangs) Waterfall Creek (day walk, Northern Brindabellas) QLD Carnarvon Gorge (overnight walks)
AREAS FOR WHICH INFORMATION IS OFFERED: NSW Blue Waterholes (weekend car camp with day walks) Budawangs Croajingalong/ Wilderness Coast Ettrema Gorge Genoa River (flows from near Bombala to Mallacoota inlet) M/R/W Great North Walk Kosciuszko NP – Main Range, the Kerries, Grey Mare and Dargals Range Mt Major, Mt Lowden & upper Mulloon Creek (day walks, M/M to M/R) Nadgee Wanganderry Tableland (day & weekend walks M/R) NSW/Victoria Pilot/Cobberas region to Cape Howe NT Jatbula Trail Larapinta Trail QLD Walks around Binna Burra in the Lamington National Park SA Heysen Trail TAS Du Cane Range (Big Gun Pass area) Western Arthurs OVERSEAS Assiniboine (near Canmore, Canada) in winter Maroon Bells, Wind Rivers and other USA South Africa Villarica Traverse, Chile Trollheimen Circuit, Norway, in winter
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30 Jun - 1 Jul 12 19 Jun 12 30 June - 1 July, Sentry Box Mountain - M/M Sentry Box Mountain is a high near-level ridge walk mostly on granite pavements, with big views from Namadgi to the Main Range, and a scatter of original border markers. From Boboyan Road (south) we'll traverse through open forest then up a spur to camp near the top in a sheltered saddle. Sunday we continue to Sentry Box Rock, drop to the next saddle west, and return on fire trails down the Naas Valley past relics from its agricultural days. If conditions are unsuitable for the tops we'll do a low-level walk in the area. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Yaouk 1:25000, Leader: Rupert B, Transport: $60 /car.
18 Jun 12 14 Jun 12 I have decided to postpone the walk listed for this Saturday, 16 June, which is forecast to be a mostly rainy day, to Monday 18 June. Would it be possible for you to circulate the date change to the short notice walks list? (I have separately contacted the people who registered).
18 June Forests of upper Mulloon Creek M/R A circuit through serene forests, with a rocky view point and ferny creeks on the way. Mostly on rough walking tracks that are stony or leaf-littered, plus about an hour of scrub and 4 km of fire trail. This walk is a distillation of 4 reconnaissance trips to find the rather elusive tracks in this area. In total, about 12 km of walking, taking around 6 hours including breaks. The rendezvous will be in Queanbeyan at 8 am for the 45 minute drive. Max: 12. Transport: $50 per car. Maps: Bombay 1:25,000 and Bendoura 1:25,000. Leader: Linda G
17 Jun 12 14 Jun 12 Sunday 17 June: Settlers Track – S/E A delightful walk near Grassy Creek in southern Namadgi / ACT visiting pioneer settlements, firstly Brayshaw’s Hut and then onto Waterhole Hut and Westerman’s Homestead. About 9 km return with some moderate climbing sections, all on track or fire trails. Maps: Yaouk and Shannons Flat. Leader: Quentin Moran, 6288 9840(h), qmoran@webone.com.au Bookings accepted up till 7pm Friday 15th. Transport: ~$66 per car. Limit: 12.
16 Jun 12 8 Jun 12 16 June Forests of upper Mulloon Creek M/R A circuit through serene forests, with a rocky view point and ferny creeks on the way. Mostly on rough walking tracks that are stony or leaf-littered, plus about an hour of scrub and 4 km of fire trail. This walk is a distillation of 4 reconnaissance trips to find the rather elusive tracks in this area. In total, about 12 km of walking, taking around 6 hours including breaks. The rendezvous will be in Queanbeyan at 8 am for the 45 minute drive. Max: 12. Transport: $50 per car. Maps: Bombay 1:25,000 and Bendoura 1:25,000. Leader: Linda G
9 Jun 12 2 Jun 12 Saturday 9 June - a repeat of ... Indigenous and European Sites - a day in the bush - M/E-M. Walk the grasslands of the Gudgenby valley to see indigenous rock art, remains of European settlement and views to the mountains at the heart of Namadgi National Park. Limit: 10. Around 11km and 200m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Yaouk. Leader: John E. Transport: drive yourself to Namadgi Visitors Centre, then car pool. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au.
2 Jun 12 30 May 12 Sat 2 June Granite outcrops of upper Mulloon Creek S/R/X. A 40 minute drive, departing Queanbeyan at 8.30 am. From the Jinglemoney fire trail, a circuit to explore some of the granite outcrops on the range to the south. An initial climb of about 200 metres followed by undulating terrain. Probably only around 7 km all up. Although the leader has walked nearby recently, this route is almost entirely exploratory. We are hoping for views to Mt Palerang, photogenic lichen-encrusted orange granite & varied vegetation. The route includes some snig tracks but is mostly off track and rocky. Some thick scrub is likely. Transport: $50 per car. Max: 8. Maps: Bombay 1:25,000 and slightly on to Bendoura 1:25,000. Leader: Linda G
13 May 12 3 May 12 Sunday morning, 13 May - Mount Ainslie - S/E A walk to the summit of Mount Ainslie, a walk around the base and climbing to the summit on the north side. Descent on the sealed southern track. About 7km and a 200 metre climb - home by lunchtime. Map: Mud map on the ACT TAMS website. Leader: Nathan H. Transport: Drive yourself but let me know if you need a lift.
12 May 12 17 Apr 12 Please advertise the following walk as a replacement for the cancelled Horseshoe Hill walk. Cheers, Phillip Saturday 12 May 2012: Gibraltar Rocks & Birrigai Time Trail – M/E This walk is expected to prove popular so it is also being offered on Saturday 9 June. Enjoy the opportunity to have a go at the new Tidbinbilla walking track to Gibralter Rocks, returning via the Birrigai Time Trail. A bit of a climb but a gentler gradient than the old fire trail and rewards exist for the effort – there are expansive views from the huge granite rocks as well as from the path to and from the rocks. This track winds enticingly over small creeks, around cool gullies and through open grassland. If you are willing to drive please advise when booking especially if you have an annual pass to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Map: Tidbinbilla, Leader: Phillip S. Transport: ~ $9 per person, plus entry fees (if applicable).
3-8 May 12 17 Apr 12 3–8 May Wilderness Coast: Sandpatch Wilderness Zone - Tamboon/Point Hicks to Mallacoota (CNP) M/M-X A renowned walk along track / beach through a wilderness zone. The exact starting location to be determined by transport arrangements/tides. Exploratory only in that the leader hasn’t walked there before. Map: Mallacoota 8822-N, 8823-S (Part), Rooftop’s Mallacoota-Merimbula Map (but a map suitable for the walk will be supplied). Leader: Karen C. Camping fees of $25pp apply. Transport: ~600km return,~$240 / car. Limit: A strict limit of 8 applies. For more info see: walking-the-wilderness-coast Indicative itinerary (subject to transport/tides): Day 1 Drive to Tamboon then walk to Clinton Rocks (10km) Day 2 Clinton Rocks to Thurra River (18km) Day 3 Thurra River – Gale Hill – Wingan Inlet (20.5km) Day 4 Wingan Inlet – Sandpatch Point (15km) Day 5 Sandpatch Point to Mallacoota (19km) Day 6 Return to Canberra.
20-23 Apr 12 4 Apr 12 20-23 April The Cape Howe Wilderness Zone & lost cairns of the Black Allan Line (CNP) – M/R, X This trip has it all, taking in the cool reaches of the Wallagaraugh River, the forested ridges of Mt Carlyle, the coastal heath of Howe Hill and the expansive sand dunes of Cape Howe. For more info on the area see: http://pointhicks.com.au/croajingolong_park_notes.pdf Day 1: On the way to the park we’ll stop briefly at the Wallagaraugh River and search for three Black-Allan Line cairns, then travel southwards to the Howe Range Track. Day 2: We’ll walk off track to Mt Carlyle, then down Howe Hill to camp next to the freshwaters of Lake Barracoota. Day 3: We’ll walk along the beach to Cape Howe, returning to camp at Lake Barracoota. Day 4: We’ll travel along the beach and take a footpad into Howe Flat Track walking along Lakeview Track to the vehicle Map: Genoa 8823-3S, Nadgee 8823-2S, Mallacoota 8822-N, 8823-S (Part) Leader: Karen C. Transport: approx $240 per car. Camping fee: $15pp Limit: 8
8 Apr 12 3 Apr 12 Sunday, 8 April - Mount Tennent and Bushfold Flats – M/M Meet at Namadgi Visitors Centre at 0800 for the steep climb up Mt Tennent. We will have a break at the top, skirt around Bushfold Flats and return via track down Mt Tennent to the Visitors Centre. All on track but there is a fair climb of 900m. Leader: Edwina Y. Transport: drive yourself or call me if you need a lift. Please call to book so I have an idea of numbers. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000
6-9 Apr 12 21 Mar 12 Easter 6-9 April: Mt Jagungal from east-side. M/M From near Eucumbene a vehicle track provides access to the Burrungubugge River, which in turn leads to the grassy walking of the Main Range past Mailbox Hill to the head of the Geehi River by Mt Jagungal. We'll camp on top to see the sun set and a full moon rise along the Main Range - weather permitting. The return route mixes off- and on- track, coming out near Davies Hut. Daily distances suit the shortening days. Maps: Nimmo Plain, Kalkite Mtn, Geehi Dam, Jagungal 1:25,000. Limit 6. Transport 190~km $144/car. Leader: Rupert B.
6-8 Apr 12 4 Apr 12 Friday, 6 April to Sunday 8 April – Budawangs – M/M-R This walk will go to the Budawangs and do a loop via the Nerriga entrance. It is mostly on tracks, but there is about 3km off track through reasonably light scrub on Friday morning. We will start by heading south on the Alum trail and then take a shortcut across to the Square Top Track. We will then follow tracks to camp at Styles Creek. Saturday will see us heading north up the track via The Vines to camp on the Endrick River with the intention of doing side trips to Hidden Valley and Quiltys Mountain. Sunday will be an easy walk back to the car, where we expect to arrive round lunch time. We will leave Canberra at 7:30am on Friday. Bookings close on Thursday lunchtime. Transport will be arranged Thursday evening. Leg protection (e.g. long trousers) will be handy. Map: Endrick 1:25000 Leaders: Irene D and Keith T. Transport: $120 per car.
1 Apr 12 2 May 12 Sunday 1 April - Canyoning - Bungonia Creek. S/R-W Bungonia Creek is a moderate grade 'open' canyon with 4 abseils (involving at most 40m) and a couple of swims of about 30m. This is a very scenic creek with interesting rock, waterfalls and 'green' pools. We enter and exit the creek using tracks. Around 10km including a 360m steep climb out of the Creek. We leave north Canberra 6.30am. (There is the option for those who are keen to car camping in Bungonia itself on Saturday night.) As the trip is weather dependent, it may be rescheduled if bad weather is forecast to the following Easter week. The trip is suitable for people with abseiling/canyoning experience including those who participated in the recent K7 beginners abseil course run in February. Ideally, you will have your own gear, including harness, helmet, descender and wetsuit. If you are interested but don't have gear please advise the leader who has some limited spare gear available. Map: Caora 1:25000. Leader: Monika B. Party limit: 8, including the leader and co-leader.
31 Mar 12 28 Mar 12 CBC Day Walk - Deua National Park - Wyanbene Caves Area Saturday 31 March 2012 Grade - Short/Rough - Exploratory Drive via Braidwood to Gundillion then to Wyanbene Camp Ground ~ Driving distance 98K - 1h 15m each way. Map Krawarree - Car park at 1:25000 No 8826-3N From car park climb 150m on a foot track and explore first 200m of cave system, bring a good head torch. Afterwards ascend from cave off-track 120m to top of Minuma Range to reach Wyanbene Mountain at 1058m for possible views of Deua National Park. Descend a ridge NW and descend to carpark. Total walking distance 5 km. There are new walking tracks in this area that connect to Big Hole and Marble Arch to Wyanbene, if we have spare time we may explore these for future reference See: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkCamping.aspx?id=N0047 and nswkarstcaveguide Peter C.
31 Mar 12 28 Mar 12 Saturday, 31 March – Mt Tennent – M/M 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. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leaders: Edwina Y and Nathan H. Transport: drive yourself - please advise if you need transport.
25 Mar 12 20 Mar 12 Due to damaged tracks this Sunday's stroll around East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin is not possible and has now been replaced by the following: Sunday Morning Stroll 25 March 2012 Cooleman Ridge – S/E This circuit takes us from the northern most end of the Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve along a well defined equestrian trail for much of the walk, with views from the northwest around to the south across grassy pastoral leases to the multiple mountain ranges. From the top of Mt Arawang there are spectacular views in all directions. The last part of the walk is along the ridge top and around the backs of houses, overlooking the Suburb of Chapman and across to Black Mountain. The total distance is only 8.5 km but with some steep sections which may slow us down…..home for lunch. Map: N/A, Leader: Phillip S. Transport: ~ Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.
24 Mar 12 21 Mar 12 Saturday 24 March - Honeysuckle, Booroomba, Bushfold and Mt Tennent - L/E-M. I need a GPS track of the AAWT from Booroomba to Bushfold Flats. Here's the chance to get it and wander around a bit more. All on track, except off the side of Mt Tennent. Around 27km and 1100m climb. For quick-ish walkers. Maps: Corin Dam and Williamsdale. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$8 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au.
24 Mar 12 12 Mar 12 Saturday 24 March: The Corn Trail – M/E-M The Corn Trail runs (for us down hill) through Monga National Park and over its 14 km descends 600 m. The route is all on track though stretches are steep and would be slippery after rain. This lush area of forest is a local gem. There are limited but worthwhile opportunities for distant views whilst the main beauty of this walk is in the foreground. Three creek crossings, all shallow. An early rendezvous in Braidwood to allow for the car shuffle. Maps: Monga, Araluen 1:25,000. Leaders: Austin K and Edwina Y. Bookings to Edwina. Transport: $40 per person with 3 sharing (300 km return).
(16)17-18 Mar 12 23 Feb 12 16)17-18 March: Canoe and Camp in Shoalhaven River- M/W Due to appalling weather the Feb Canoe trip was cancelled so hopefully the weather will be good this time - 4 weeks’ later. This is a classic canoe trip set within the stunning Shoalhaven Gorge, so beg, borrow or hire a canoe/kayak for this trip. This is a flat water river trip, (no rapids) and so is suitable for those with no canoeing experience but you must be able to swim and feel comfortable in deep water. We all wear lifejackets. Some may choose to leave Canberra on Friday afternoon and camp that night at the Bendeela Camping area which is situated just a few kms from Kangaroo Valley. On Saturday morning, if necessary collect hired canoes + lifejackets from Kangaroo Valley and paddle from Tallowa Dam to a delightful campsite deep in the gorge. Plan a feast for that night. Campfires are allowed unless there is a Fire Ban. Take water,water purifying tablets or drink from the River. On Sunday laze around, photograph superb scenery and then we return paddling back to the cars. If you need to hire canoes /kayak please contact Kangaroo Valley Safaris canoe www.kanagroovalleycanoes.com.au Hire cost of a 2 seater Canadian Canoe or single kayak is about $95. Map Caoura and Burrier. Leader Janet E. Transport 450 Kms return so $180 shared in each car or passenger pay 3/4 of all petrol costs..
15 Mar 12 13 Mar 12 Change of BBQ venue details this Thursday ( 15th) as Uriarra East is still closed. Change to: Lake Burley Griffin picnic area just to the north of the Zoo, off Lady Denman Drive. There are Gas BBQs there. Its just above Scrivener Dam. There is a picnic shelter there. Meet at 5:30pm Lois.
15 Mar 12 8 Feb 12 Thursday 15 March from 5:30pm Picnic/BBQ at Uriarra East Picnic area. (only wood BBQs so BYO wood. No BBQs allowed if a total fire ban however but you can still bring a cold picnic ). Come along and enjoy club members’ company on the banks of the Murrumbidgee. Bring dinner and swimmers if a hot evening. BBQs available. To get there take Uriarra Crossing Road but turn left at the sign to Uriarra East before you get to the crossing. Preferable (but not compulsory) to book as some people may need a lift. Further information/bookings contact Lois P. Further information also from Joslyn V der M.
10-12 Mar 12 7 Mar 12 10-12 March 2012 Tour de Wanganderry M/R/X A replacement for the Tuross Gorge trip which has been cancelled because of water levels. This trip will explore the top of Allum River canyon (where the creek is usually dry or shallow) and the cliff-edged Wanganderry Tableland in the southern Blue Mountains. The terrain is something like the Budawangs. It is generally too dry for overnight walking; the recent wet weather gives us a good chance of finding water. Day one: Follow the Bonnum Pic foot track for about 4 km, then descend a ridge into the top of Allum River Canyon, follow the creek down for about 3 km then exit up a branch on the true left to Wanganderry Tableland. Total distance about 10 km. Total descent about 300 metres. Day two. Probably with day packs only, explore along the tableland, between the Wanganderry Walls and the West Nattai Walls, hoping to get at least to the 'narrowneck' section. Expect scrub but also patches of open rock with views. Day three. Back along the tableland to the Bonnum Pic track and out to Bonnum Pic. The bulk of this trip is exploratory. Maps: Hilltop 1:25,000 and Nattai 1:25,000 Leader: Linda G.
6 Mar 12 14 Feb 12 Tuesday Evening 6 Mar - 'Preparing for an overnight bushwalk' The evening activity seeks to provide prospective overnight campers with information on bushwalking and overnight camping. The evening will start with a quick demonstration of backpack weight/volume and will be followed by a discussion on backpack contents. Seating is limited so please book a place. The venue will be advised after you have booked a seat. Contact Paul B.
29 Feb - 5 Mar 12 16 Jan 12 29 February–5 March: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park — Green Gully Track — M/M/X Fancy doing an extended walk without carrying a heavy tent and stove? This is a hut-based walk into the Green Gully Gorge, a new section of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. It involves ~65km of undulating (sometimes steep) terrain over 4 days. It is exploratory in the sense that neither leader has done the walk nor walked in this area before. More information about the walk is at The Green Gully Track or contact Mike. Map: Green Gully 1:25k (but a map suitable for the walk will be supplied). Leader: Mike B, Co-Leader: Karen C. Accommodation: Hut fees of $120 per person apply (for a total of 5 nights). Transport: ~1600km return, ~$640 / car. Limit: A strict limit of 6 applies (hut capacity). There are no plans to find, or even look for, any cairns.
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18-19 February: Budawangs - M/M-R Yadboro R., Castle Gap, Clyde R., Yadboro Clearing. If it's not too hot, climbing Byangee Walls is an option. Great views, and plenty of swimming holes in the Clyde. Expect wet feet (boots not suitable unless you want them wet). A short car shuffle is required. Maps: Corang, Milton. Leader: Meg McK. Transport: ~350 km return, $140 per car. Limit:8..
18 or 19 Feb 12 14 Jan 12 Beginners abseiling/canyoning activity Monika Binder is seeking expressions of interest from CBC members in a one day beginner’s abseiling course on either 18 or 19 February at White Rocks outside of Queanbeyan. Armando Corvini of K7 would be providing the training and all the necessary equipment. The course will cover cliff top safety, correct use of descenders (mainly figure of 8), pre-abseil safety checks, standard calls, braking and locking off, bottom belaying, and rope coiling. The minimum number of participants required to do the course is 8 at a cost of around $65 per person. Monika is thinking of running a follow-up canyoning trip that would be suitable for participants who complete this course. If you are interested in the course, please advise Monika by Friday 20 January on monikabinder2@gmail.com stating your preferred dates in order of preference. If you have questions, you can contact her, but please be aware she is on holidays and might be out of mobile phone range.
18 Feb 12 14 Feb 12 Saturday 18 February: Camels Hump– M/E–M A fire trail leads from the back of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to the base of Camels Hump. A further short climb provides spectacular views over the west side of the Range into the Cotter River valley. Around 13.5 km and 650m climb. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000. Leaders: Quentin M and Edwina Y. Please book with Edwina, but make your own way to the meeting point. Transport: Meet at Kambah shops at 7.45 am and we’ll car pool from there ~$7 per person. An entry fee of $10 per car (or $20 annual pass) applies at TNR..
18 Feb 12 11 Feb 12 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. I particularly need people willing to take their car or the walk may need to be cancelled..
(17)18-19 Feb 12 1 Feb 12 17)18-19 February: Canoe and Camp in Shoalhaven River- M/W This is a classic canoe trip set within the stunning Shoalhaven Gorge, so beg,borrow or hire a canoe/kayak for this trip. This is a flat water river trip, (no rapids) and so is suitable for those with no canoeing experience but you must be able to swim and feel comfortable in deep water. We all wear lifejackets. Leave Canberra on Friday afternoon and camp that night at the Bendeela Camping area which is situated just a few kms from Kangaroo Valley. On Saturday morning, if necessary collect hired canoes + lifejackets from Kangaroo Valley and paddle from Tallowa Dam to a delightful campsite deep in the gorge. Plan a feast for that night .Campfires are allowed unless there is a Fire Ban. Take water or water purifying tablets. On Sunday laze around, photograph superb scenery and then we return paddling back to the cars. If you need to hire canoes /kayak please contact Kangaroo Valley Safaris canoe www.kanagroovalleycanoes.com.au Hire cost of a 2 seater Canadian Canoe or single kayak is about $95. Please quote my name and CBC. Map Caoura and Burrier Leader Janet E. Transport 450 Kms return so $180 shared in each car.
16 Feb 12 8 Feb 12 Thursday 16 Feb from 5:30pm Picnic/BBQ at Casuarina Sands. Come along and enjoy club members’ company on the banks of the Murrumbidgee. Bring dinner and swimmers if a hot evening.. BBQs available. To get there take the Cotter Road from Weston but before you get there turn right at the Casuarina sands sign then left and along to the covered BBQ area. Preferable (but not compulsory) to book as some people may need a lift. Further information/bookings contact Lois P. Further information also from Joslyn V d M.
4-5 Feb 12 9 Jan 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.
4 Feb 12 24 Jan 12 Mt Tennent M/E-M - Sat, 4 Feb 12 Meet at Namadgi visitors centre ready to go at 0800 for a half day trip up to Mt Tennent and back. Map : Willamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Edwina Y. Transport: drive yourself or let me know if you need a lift when you book.
4 Feb 12 9 Jan 12 Saturday 4 February - Orroral to Bimberi Peak via AAWT - L/E-M. A club member wants to meet some day walkers on Bimberi Peak. For strong walkers. Around 51km and 1600m climb. A long day, starting at first light and finishing late to allow maximum flexibility and walking in the cooler hours. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Corin Dam. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$14 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au - please read to get my thoughts.
31 Jan 12 19 Jan 12 Tuesday 31 January - Molonglo Ridge - Mt Molonglo and Yarrow Peak - L/M,X. A seldom walked area. With permission from the owner of 'Woolcara', visit Mt Molonglo and Yarrow Peak. Expect views west down to Googong Dam. Early start and early finish. Around 20km and 500m climb. Map: Hoskinstown. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au.
28 Jan 12 19 Jan 12 Saturday 28 January - NVC to Blue Gum Creek - M/E. Paul Bowen is leading a beginners overnight trip to Blue Gum Creek. I need to train for 4 Feb 12, so lets stagger in to meet them. Early start, early finish, quick trip. Around 14km and 550m climb - can always go to Mt Tennent for more exercise. Map: Williamsdale. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$5 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au.
28-29 Jan 12 18 Jan 12 28-29 January - Blue Gum Creek via the AAWT - Beginners Overnight Walk. I was out exploring a largely unknown area of Namadgi the other day and found a beautiful sandy bottomed creek with crystal clear water that was up to 3 feet deep in parts. Access to the creek is via the AAWT and a fire trail. We will commence the walk at the Booroomba Rocks car park, then proceed along the AAWT to Bushfold Flats where we will pick up the fire trail leading to the Blue Gum creek ford. We can camp near the ford. We will return via the same route. The walk is about 14 km return. Bring your swimmers if it is a hot day. Leader: Paul B. Transport: ~$7 per person. Limit of 4 persons.
26-29 Jan 12 23 Jan 12 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 McK. Transport: 500 kms, ~$50–$67. Limit: 8.
26 Jan 12 22 Jan 12 Thursday Evening, 26 January – Urambi Hills S/E Meet at 6:30 at Learmoth Drive (Turn from Athlon Drive into Learmoth Drive, pulling over to the left, about 50metres from the traffic lights). We will enjoy a pleasant stroll with views. No need to book. Map: N/A, Leader: Phillip S. Transport: Drive yourself.
24 Jan 12 19 Jan 12 Tuesday 24 January - Border markers on the rail line S of Queanbeyan - S/E,X. A S/E,Xy, wimpy walk to finish off border markers on the Goulburn-Bombala railway line between other walks. Around 9km and 50m climb. Perhaps something more to make a short day of it. Map: Canberra. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$5 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au.
7-8 Jan 12 3 Jan 12 Jan 7-8 BLUE MOUNTAINS – CANYONING Saturday: Butterbox and Sunday: Fortress Bush car camp along Mt Hay Rd. Early start Saturday, usual finish Sunday Personal abseiling gear and wet suits essential. Note: Abseiling Trips are classified as 'Dangerous Recreational Activity' under the Civil Liability Amendment (Personal Liability) Act 2002 NSW THE TRIP WILL BE RUN JOINTLY WITH CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB. TRIP GRADE: ROUGH. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. MAP: KATOOMBA. Limit of 6 canyoners. CMW LEADER: JOHN L’E. TRANSPORT: $35 CBC LEADER: MONIKA B. TRANSPORT: TBA.
(6)7-8 Jan 12 27 Dec 11e (6) 7-8 January The Genoa River (South East Forest National Park) – M/M-R/W Departure Friday night, at 4:30 PM from Weston Creek so we can camp Friday night near the start. A third of the walk will be on firetrail and the rest cross country. Saturday involves a 10km walk to camp on the Genoa River, and then an optional 8km sidetrip with daypacks to find a few lost cairns from the Black Allan Line. Sunday involves a 10km return trip to the vehicles. This is lovely walking country, and would suit a competent walker who is looking for experience in overnight pack walking and/or wants to loll about in the Genoa for the afternoon. Maps: Nungatta 8723-1S, Yambulla 8723-2N Leader: Karen C. Transport: approx $200 per car. Limit: 8 Note: I will be on Keith’s trip, and will return on 2 January to answer any queries.
27 Dec 11 - 1 Jan 12 15 Dec 11
1 Dec 11
Tuesday 27 December to Sunday 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.
27-30 Dec 11 9 Nov 11 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) 3km, 109m climb and/or Porcupine Track 5.6km (track, button grass plains, snow gums and granite tors) 214m climb; Wed: Mt Twynam (3rd highest peak in Australia; alpine walking, extensive views) from Guthega Village, 14.8 km 913m 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) 12.8km. 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) 15km 500m 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 pack walk on 31 Dec-2 Jan to Gungartan and beyond (M-L/M), which will be advertised in the December “it” . Maps: Perisher, Geehi Dam, Kalkite. Leader: Lois P. bookings close 2pm 22 Dec or earlier if places fill. Transport: ~400km return, ~$160 per car, ~$40-$60 per passenger, plus park entry. Limit 12.
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1 Dec 11
December 25th 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) Please 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.
20 Dec 11 16 Dec 11 Tuesday 20 December 2011 - Googong Canoe Trip. Launch from Tin Hut Inlet at southern end, paddle up Burra Creek to London Bridge and up Queanbeyan River to Compo Canyon. Paddle distance is about 10 km but the canoes will need to be carried about 500m from the carpark to the water. Swimming is not allowed except to avoid drowning. BYO canoe or kayak and bring a trolley if you have one. Map: Googong Foreshores, Leader: Mike B. Transport: ~$16 per car.
10-11 Dec 11 30 Nov 11 10-11 December: Rendezvous Creek Overnight - M/M This overnight walk is for those just starting out with camping. The walk will start in Orroral Valley traverse through Nursery Creek Swamp to Rendezvous Creek where will camp for the night. Once we set camp there may be an opportunity to site platypus in a nearby rock pool. On Sunday we will return to Orroral Valley via another route. Map: Rendezvous Creek Leader: Paul B. Transport:~$10 per person. Limit: 6.
10 Dec 11 ? Saturday 10 December: Currowan Falls - M/R - X/W Drive via Braidwood and Mongarlowe. From a point on the Mt Bushwalker fire trail, descend to upper Currowan Creek and follow it through rainforest and basaltic rock to the 100 metre high Currowan Falls (which are not marked on the map and so are not often visited). Back to cars via a ridge. Only about 4.5 km and 390 metres descent in all but guidebook estimates 6 hours - almost all off track with rock hopping, creek wading and scrub. Apparently no compulsory swims. Exploratory for me but documented in Bushwalking in the Budawangs by Ron Doughton 2004. Rendezvous will be in Queanbeyan 7 am (an early departure since I have to be back in Canberra for a 6 pm concert). Leader: Linda G. Transport: $100 per car. Maximum: 8.
(9)10-11 Dec 11 30 Nov 11e (9) 10-11 December The Genoa River (South East Forest National Park) – M/M-R/W  Departure Friday night, at 4:30 PM from Weston Creek so we can camp Friday night near the start. A third of the walk will be on firetrail and the rest cross country. Saturday involves a 10km walk to camp on the Genoa River, and then an optional 8km sidetrip with daypacks to find a few lost cairns from the Black Allan Line. Sunday involves a 10km return trip to the vehicles. This is lovely walking country, and would suit a competent walker who is looking for experience in overnight pack walking and/or wants to loll about in the Genoa for the afternoon. Maps:Nungatta 8723-1S, Yambulla 8723-2N Leader: Karen C. Transport: approx $200 per car. Limit: 8.
22 Nov 11 19 Nov 11 Hello Tuesday toilers Tuesday walks continue, thanks to great leaders putting on great walks. Next Tuesday (and you will toil) is: Tuesday 22 November – Sentry Box from the Yaouk Road M/R Starting from Yaouk Road at 683 335 we head roughly ENE across open ground to a prominent gully which we partly ascend before climbing steeply , with some scrambling, to a low saddle roughly just to the west of Sentry Box rock where we will have lunch. From there, we proceed south for about 1 km along the ridge to a saddle at 715 337 from where we descend a steep gully to the SW thence north to intersect our outward route and so to the cars. Around 10 km plus 700 m climb. Map : Yaouk 1:25000. Transport: about 200 km and $24 pp. Leaving from Kambah shops at 7.00 am. Leader : Barrie R. Limit of 8 Please book in no later than Sunday 6.00 pm. Note, if the forecast worsens to more continuous rain I will cancel the walk. Please contact Barrie directly to book. Wish I could go. Cheers and happy feet. john.
19-20 Nov 11 23 Oct 11 Gosta L is keen to have this walk go, being the 50th anniversary of the walk he led which led to the formation of CBC. Unfortunately he had hip surgery in Canberra Hospital on Friday. He will be there 2-3 weeks so is exceedingly unlikely to be able to go on the walk himself. I have volunteered to lead it in his stead. I propose to enter via the easier but still very scenic Mt Ayre route. Pace will suit those on the original walk - and those with limited pack walking experience. Exit will be via Mt Ayre or Bungonia Gorge depending on the inclination of the party. Other details as in IT. Please contact me for further information or to book. Oh yes, the operation was successful though due to some complications he spent Saturday in Intensive Care. I'm sure he would welcome visitors. Alan V.
8 Nov 11 3 Nov 11 Tuesday 8 November - Range from Old Joe Hill to Ainslie  On a recent urban ramble to the very pleasant Old Joe Hill (near Gungahlin) I realised it was the tip of a range that ran southwards through the Gecko Hills and Mount Majura to Mount Ainslie. The range has views extending from the hills on the far side of Lake George to the Tinderries. On this walk we will reclaim the range! (We do have to cross the Federal Highway but once that is done we can pretend it wasn't there). About 13 km, including rolling grassy ridges, some scrub, some firetrail, some track. Rendezvous at a North Canberra location t.b.a., 8 am. Hope to finish by 3.30 pm. Maps: Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve and Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve at canberra_nature_parks_maps or Canberra 1:100,000 Leader: Linda G.
6 Nov 11 31 Oct 11 Sunday morning 6 November - Percival Hill - S/E A short walk around Percival Hill Nature Reserve to the summit of Percival Hill, and around Gungahlin Pond. About 6.5km and 100 metres climb. The chance for a Gungahlin double if you're joining John Evans' walk at 1:30. Map: Hall. Leader: Nathan H. Transport: Please meet at 9am in the Gungahlin Lakes car park, corner of Gungahlin & Gundaroo Drives. Let me know if you are coming.
4 Nov 11 31 Oct 11 Friday evening 4 November - Mount Taylor - S/E An old favourite. Walking to the summit of Mount Taylor, with its great views, via the southern and western slopes, before heading up a lesser-used track to the summit. Depending on the time, either a descent down the northside and back to the cars on the eastern side, or a descent on the sealed southern track. About 7km and 200 metres climb. Map: Mud map on the ACT TAMS website. Leader: Nathan H. Transport: Please meet at 5:30 on the northside of Sulwood Drive, near the junction with Mannheim Street. Let me know if you're coming.
3 Nov 11 31 Oct 11 Thursday evening 3 November - Mount Ainslie - S/E A walk to the summit of Mount Ainslie, a chance to add another peak in the 50 peaks challenge. A walk around the base and climbing to the summit on the north side. Descent on the sealed southern track. About 8km and 200 metres climb - sunset is at 7:30, suggest bringing a torch. Map: Mud map on the ACT TAMS website. Leader: Nathan H. Transport: Please meet at 5:30 in the car park behind the War Memorial in Treloar Circuit, near Cobby Street. Let me know if you are coming.
1 Nov 11 30 Oct 11 Tuesday 1 November - A search for Google Earth track off Spur 3 - L/E-M,ptX. Google Earth shows a distinct 'track' coming off the Spur 3 Fire Trail in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and following a spur down 450m to the edge of the native forest. Let's investigate it. Around 16km and 800m climb. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$6 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au..
23 Oct 11 15 Oct 11 Sunday 23 October 11: Corin Dam to Pryor's Hut/ Gingera - return L/E-M Follow Stockyard Spur from Corin Dam to Pryor’s Hut followed by a further climb up to Mt Gingera. Return the same way down the hill to the cars. Trip limit: 10. Around 20 km and 1000m climb. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leaders: Nathan H and Edwina Y. Bookings to Edwina please. Transport: approx $10 per person.
15 Oct 11 11 Oct 11 Saturday, 15 October – Mt Tennent – M/M 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 climb to the summit. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leaders: Edwina Y and Nathan H. Transport: drive yourself - please advise if you need transport.
13-15 Oct 11 12 Oct 11 13-15 October, Sat-Mon. Snowy R Falls in minor flood. E/M. The middle section of the Snowy- where it heads northwest back towards its birthplace on Kosci, west of Delegate, offers interesting walking country. But the purpose of this trip is to see the once-mighty river with a significant flow crashing through the 'Washing Machine' - the Snowy River Falls. We should catch the end of the current major environmental release. Saturday morning we drive to Byadbo Creek; in the pm walk mostly on-track to camp near the River. Sunday explore (cautiously), Monday exit the same way. Forecast is 'mostly fine'. Maps: 1:25,000 Tombong. Leader: Rupert B. Transport ~$300/car. Limit: 6.
2 Oct 11 28 Sep 11 Sunday 2 October – Camels Hump, Pierce Trig and beyond - bushwalking promotion - L/E-M. Camels Hump and Pierce Trig via the Camel Back fire trail. Possible other objectives in the Jedbinbilla area, dependent on car shuttle. An opportunity to do a radio interview on ABC 666 radio at 10.45am to promote CBC/50 Peaks in 50 Weeks, bushwalking in general and Johnny Boy's Walkabout Blog. Around 15km and 800m climb. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$8 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au.
10 Sep 11 6 Sep 11 Mt Tennant M/E-M - Sat, 10 Sep 11 Meet at Namadgi visitors centre at 0830 for a half day trip up to Mt Tennant and back. Map : Willamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Edwina Y. Transport: drive yourself or let me know if you need a lift when you book.
4 Sep 11 1 Sep 11 Sunday 4 September 2pm-4pm. E/E Explore Callum Brae and Jerrabomberra Grasslands nature reserves. About 5 -6 kms of walking on tracks and some off track. Meet at the entrance to Callum Brae Nature Reserve on Narrabundah Lane (off Mugga Lane) at 2pm. Leader Lois P. Please contact me if you are coming. Map Canberra 1:25,000.
21 Aug 11 19 Aug 11 Sun 21 August - Bullen Range - 9-12 km Easy/Moderate Open walk mainly on fire trail along the ridgeline of Bullen Range to see the heaths and wattles in flower. Great views over Canberra. Return via fire trails to the south or back along ridge. Early - to mid afternoon finish. Climb: 200-250m. Cars: 30km ($4). Map: Tuggeranong. Meet at Lanyon shops 9am but please let me know if you are coming. Leader: Lois P.
21 Aug 11 14 Aug 11 Sunday, 21 August: Lees and Condor Creeks – S/E A walk on track in the vicinity of these two creeks off the Brindabella Rd to the west of the Uriarra Forestry Settlement. Plenty of wattle about. Easy walking, about 5km all up. Meet at the Uriarra Crossing car park (i.e. cross the Murrumbidgee and it is immediately on your left) at 2pm where we will consolidate the cars. Map: Cotter Dam Leader: Stan M. Transport: drive yourself but tell me, when you book, if you need a ride.
14 Aug 11 11 Aug 11 Sunday, 14 August: Gibraltar Rocks S/E Meet in the Tidbinbilla Car Park at 2pm for a short but very pleasant walk of about 4km to the Rocks and back. Finished soon after 4pm. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan M. Transport: drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.
24 Jul 11 21 Jul 11 Kama Nature Reserve and Molonglo River walk M/E Sunday 24 July. Wander through Yellow Box – Red Gum Grassy Woodland through Canberra’s newest nature park. Then walk in the Molonglo River Nature Park and down to the river for lunch next to some beautiful cliffs. 13-14 km on walking tracks and management trails. Back by 2 or 2:30pm. Meet at 10am at the Kama Nature Reserve entry sign on William Hovell Drive ( 2.8 km west of the Coppins Xing Road -William Hovell Drive intersection. The park is on the south side of the road. Contact me if you are going so I can record numbers. Map: Canberra 1:25, 000. Leader Lois P.
17 Jul 11 12 Jul 11 Sunday 17th July: Square Rock (a short walk off Corin road) – S/E An old favourite and why not. Because we like it! About 8 km return - all on track and 200m climb. Suit bushwalking beginners. A leisurely mid morning start. Square Rock provides great views. We’ll visit the Orroral Valley lookout on the way back too. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000. Leader: Quentin M. Transport: $28 per car. Limit: 12.
17 Jul 11 11 Jul 11 Sunday 17 July: Mt Domain – M/ R Walk along the fire trail to Fishing Gap then off track through patches of regrowth and with some rock scrambling to reach the peak. Lunch at the top whilst admiring views of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Cotter Valley. Total climb of about 700m. Map:Tidbinbilla 1:25000 Leader: Mike B. Transport: $36 per car + TNR entry fee. Limit: 8.
10 Jul 11 23 Jun 11 Sunday: 10 July 2011: Tidbinbilla Peak - M/R ptX The Tidbinbilla Range in winter is especially lovely, though walkers need to be well-prepared. An early start from Canberra should allow enough time to ascend the scrubby ridge that rises above the Camel Back Trail and leads towards the ridge top. Alternative low-level destination will be chosen if weather conditions are inclement. Pace moderate. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000 Leader: David D. Transport: ~$10 per person.
6 Jul 11 23 Jun 11 Wednesday: 6 July 2011: Stockyard Spur to Mt Gingera - L/E Shake out winter cobwebs with an invigorating mid-week walk up Stockyard Spur. We may proceed as far as Mt Gingera if time and conditions allow. Alternative low-level destination will be chosen if weather conditions are inclement. Pace moderate. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000 Leader: David D. Transport: ~$10 per person.
19 Jun 11 15 Jun 11 Sunday 19 June: Bullen Range - 10 km mostly on track – M/M Start on Tidbinbilla Road just before it crosses Paddys River and walk up to Barnes Hill, at 824m, then higher along the Bullen Range. Drop off to visit Calvary pise ruins and back through the Miowera pine forest. Map: Tuggeranong 1:25000 Leader: Lois P. (note that the last email address is at work and I will not be accessing it after Friday afternoon). Transport: Meet at Lanyon shops car park near McDonald’s (but not right at McDonald’s) at 9:00am, then car pool to the start of walk.
5 Jun 11 1 Jun 11 Sunday 5 June: Woodstock Nature Reserve Walk 10-12 km – M/M Woodstock Nature Reserve. Start the walk just 800m north of Uriarra West picnic area along the Fairlight Road. Meet at Uriarra West picnic area at 9:00am. The walk follows along the river bank of the Murrumbidgee to the former Giorgio’s sandwash operations then along river and up to some lovely woodland and possibly Stinging Nettle Hill on the border. 10-12km mostly on track. Map: Umburra 1:25,000 Leader: Lois P. (Note: this is a work email so I will not be accessing it after Friday afternoon.).

 

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