CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

November 2007

The program for a month usually covers walks from the second Wednesday of the month to the second Wednesday of the following month. This program covers from the second Wednesday of November to the second Wednesday of December.

For more walks, see the Program for last month or next month.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Information for Walkers for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our disclaimer, search and rescue procedures, equipment hire etc.


If you are interested in taking part in Club activities, contact walkinfo@canberrabushwalkingclub.org.au


Where an email address is given below in the form [email to mickeym] the actual email address is mickeym@canberrabushwalkingclub.org.au


Saturday 17 November: Tidbinbilla Skyline – L/R

South to North from Camels Hump to Fishing Gap. Around 20 km and 1,200 m total climb. Strenuous walking for a fit and experienced party. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000. Leader: John E Transport: ~$11. Further details at: http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit:  8.

Sunday 18 November: Mt Aggie and Bendora Arboretum – M/E

Follow the track from the car park to Mt Aggie, then on along the border ridge track toward Bendoura Hill. May go off track to the arboretum (about 750 m) for lunch, then on track back to the cars. The area is a mixture of vegetation types including ferny creeks and includes some spectacular views. About 5¼ hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: ~$20

Monday evening 19 November: Black Mt Reserve – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm at the end of Frith St near the electricity sub‑station. We will follow some of the many trails in the reserve. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 20 November: Drystone walls at Glendale Crossing – M/M-R

I hear there are some drystone walls above Glendale Crossing. Let’s see if we can find them. And with the weather getting warmer, M/M will be enough. Around 10 km and 400 m total ascent. Map: Michelago 1:25000. Leader: John E Transport: ~$12. Further details at: http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Tuesday 6–8pm 20 November: Around Lake Tuggeranong – S/E

Meet at Grounds Cres, Greenway carpark (Map 87 P7) by 6 pm. This is a really pleasant walk around the Lake. Bring a light meal and simply enjoy the peace of the lake. No need to book. Leader: Janet E

Wednesday 21 November, 8pm: MONTHLY MEETING - Coast to coast in England        

Presenter: Mark Hopkins

Weston Club 1 Liardet Street, Weston
Don’t need to be a member but need to sign in

Thursday evening, 22 November: Mulligan’s Flat West – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm in the main Mulligan’s Flat car park. Go down Horse Park Road until you see Mulligan’s Flat Road going off to the north. Follow the signs to the car park. Nice open bush and interesting views from the hills. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 24 November: White Horse Rocks – M/M

A scenic circuit linking three vantage points. >From Smokers Gap we’ll head to White Horse Rocks then across to Ororral Lookout and finally to Square Rock. Short car shuffle required. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000. Leader: Terence U Transport: ~$10. Limit:  8.

Sunday 25 November: Little Horseshoe Bend and Great Horse Bend – S/M

Features some of the most spectacular views and interesting rock formations along the Shoalhaven River. Starts near the end of Matodoro Ridge Fire Trail from where we follow an old trail through light open bush to Monitor Mount, then we do a steep walk (descend 400 m) down the spur to a knife edge ridge with incredible views that takes us along to Little Horseshoe Bend from where we wade (up to waist deep) across the Shoalhaven then we head down stream along the river bank to Great Horseshoe Bend recrossing the river for the 450 m climb up the track over Assay Buttress to the end of the walk at Bullion Hill. Numbers may be limited depending on how many people with 4-wheel drives (Foresters, etc) participate. Map: Touga 1:25,000. Leader: Michael G Transport: ~$27.

24–25 November: Budawang Classic–The Shrouded Gods – M/R

Via the Castle track we will make it all the way to the top to greet the Gods, reflect on the ascent, gaze down to the Earthly views and to sleep. Return via the Mooryan/Gods route. Map: Corang 1:25000. Leader: Chris L Transport: ~$30

Monday evening, 26 November: Coppins Ridge – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm; park at the junction of Coppins Crossing Road and Uriarra Road with your car pointing west. We will drive to the start point of the walk in the area between these roads and the Molonglo River. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 6–8pm 27 November: Urambi Hills Nature Pk – S/E

Meet at the Learmonth St carpark (Map 87 K8 phone Bk.) by 6 pm and we will head up the slope and around the hills. Bring a light meal to eat somewhere scenic. No need to book. Leader: Janet E

Thursday evening, 29 November: Black Mountain Hat Band – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm, park at the end of Frith St near the electricity sub‑station. Some distance from the top, there is a track around the mountain with 360 degree views. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 1 December: Mt Nungar – Gulf Plain – M/M

A walk just south of Tantangara Dam, in cool sub-alpine and plain country all above 1200 m. After a drive via the Boboyan Road and short car shuffle we climb 1710 m up Mt Nungar (steady 400 m ascent) to see the views that were obscured by fog on my February trip. Then descend to Schofields Hut and walk north to Circuits Hut and the sinkholes of Gulf Plain. Map: Tantangara 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B Transport: ~$30. Limit: 12.

Sunday 2 December: Mt Gingera – M/E

Walk on the fire trail and track (200 m ascent) from Ginini car park to the summit for lunch, then follow the ridge before descending to Pryors Hut and back on the fire trail to the cars. Spectacular views and wild flowers, about four hours actual walking. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Michael G Transport: ~$20

1–2 December: Genoa River S – M/R

From Hopping Joe Creek, walk downstream approx 8 kms to a superb campsite. We can cut the corners or spend more time on the river according to conditions. Lots of swimming and river crossings. Map: Nungatta. 1:25,000. Leader: Meg M Transport: ~$40.

1– 2 December: Morton NP, Byangee Walls – M/M/R and Monolith Valley – M/L

We’ll drive down early Saturday to the Yadboro campsite and pitch camp. Its a very scenic walk from the Yadboro up to Byangee Walls via Cathedral Cave, the Natural Arch and Castle Gap. We’ll scramble up Byangee for lunch on the highest point on the plateau. It involves a bit of rock work. We’ll return via the same route. Early start Sunday to rocket up Kalianna Ridge, and through to Castle Saddle, via the base of this wonderful landmark. Mandatory stop at DW’s T-house. We’ll aim to get to the spectacular Monolith Valley and possibly the Green Room before retracing our steps. Map: Corang 1:25,000. Leader: John K Transport: ~$28 Limit: 8

1–3 December: Ettrema Gorge – M/M, X

Ettrema is one of our classic gorges – this unhurried walk will explore one of the more varied sections of the valley floor, with a sidetrip into the rainforests of Jones Creek. The slopes in and out climb through 500 m – though Transportation Spur allows us to avoid Gallows Gully, and if rain precludes the rocky slabs of Myall Creek we’ll exit via Jingles Pass. Map: Touga 1:25,000. Leader: Rupert B Transport: ~$40. Limit: 6

Monday evening, 3 December: Mt Stromlo – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm, park at the junction of Coppins Crossing Road and Uriarra Road. We will walk on some of the old trails on the side of Mt Stromlo with some views. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 4 December: Coppins Crossing to Uriarra Crossing – M/M

One of the benefits of leading walks is that you can go where you want to (even if no one else joins in). I’ve never walked from Coppins Crossing to Uriarra Crossing, so let’s do it. Around 14 km and 50 m total drop if we walk downstream. Maps: Canberra, Cotter Dam, Umburra 1:25000. Leader: John E Transport: ~$8. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Tuesday 6–8pm 4 December: Dairy Farmers Hill

Meet by 6 pm in the National Zoo and Aquarium car park. From there we will walk up and around Dairy Hill and venture into the Cork Forest. Somewhere we eat our meal. No need to book. Leader: Janet E

Thursday evening, 6 December: Goorooyaroo Nature Park – S/E

Be at the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from the Federal Hwy junction (Gungahlin exit) at 6.30 pm for a walk around the park, probably Sammy’s Hill. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

 Sunday 9 December: Bungonia Gorge and Shoalhaven River – M/M(R)

We will descend the steep track from Bungonia Lookdown to reach the top of the gorge and then boulder hop for the next 30 minutes. Then follow Bungonia Creek to its junction with the Shoalhaven. Lunch and swimming options at the junction. Return via the steep Mt Ayre track. Please note that the walk involves a steep 500 m descent/ascent and some solid rock-hopping. Map: Caoura 1:25,000. Leader: John K Transport: ~$22 Limit:  12.

8–9 December: Return to the Bimberamala. – M/R/W

Venture deep in the Bimberamala NP below Mt Currockbilly. We base camp beneath lilly pillys and tall palms at a bubbling creek junction and take two dawdling side trips up luscious rainforested tributaries. One tributary has at least three picture post-card waterfalls. Map: Brooman 1:25000. Leader: Chris L Transport: ~$25

Sunday 9 December, 6pm – Christmas Party

At the home of Rob and Jenny H

 Monday evening, 10 December: The Cotter (2) – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm at the car park where the Cotter Pub once was. Go down the Cotter Rd, cross the Murrumbidgee (long, white bridge) and the Cotter (short bridge) and the car park is just on the left. The walk has views over the Cotter Dam and then follows contours back to the cars. No need to book. Map: n/a. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), mailto:stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 6–8pm 11 December: Red Rocks Gorge – S/E

Meet at the Kambah Pool Carpark by 6 pm.We will walk to the interesting Red Rocks Gorge, maybe have a swim and eat our meal there. Return the same way. Bring bathers and a light meal. No need to book. Leader: Janet E


For more walks, see the Program for last month or next month.


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