Tuesday 16 September: Gillindich Nature Reserve – L/R/X. This is an exploratory walk 25 km north of Crookwell. The Reserve is rugged country of about 4 km x 3 km, with steep gullies and ridges covered in dry grassy woodlands. The walk is mainly off-track with numerous steep ascents and descents. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Minimum distance: 17 km with ~ 750 metres of ascent. There is a 2 hour drive each way. Map: Bigga 1:50,000 Leader: Ian W. Transport: 320 km return. Limit: 8.
4 of us drove up through Crookwell to park at the entrance to the Gillindich Nature Reserve on Junction Point Road. A 2 hour drive.
Distance: 16.1km | Climb: 575m | Time: 9.05am-2.40pm (5hrs 35mins), with 45 mins of breaks | Grading: L/R; M(11)
Photographs are available, where you can start a large sized slide show.
Download the Google Earth .kmz file here.
A very pleasant walk in yet another new area, part of The Crookwell Reserves.
North, west, then north through the small NR, generally following the spurs and ridges and crossing a few drainage lines. Dry schllerophyl woodland and forest. A fraction more soil quality allowed for grasses underfoot, rather than bare shale. A couple of nice open creek lines. Some stands of tall timber.
The return was south, east, south again. We passed by some diggings on the crest of one ridge.
4 walkers – Peter C, Linda G, Ian W (leader), me.
Next Tuesday Walk
Tuesday 23 September: Geocaches above Blue Gum Creek – L/R,ptX. There are 3 geocaches – GC1VDD3, GC1VDD1 and GC1VDD2 – in the hills 400m above the Georges Creek FT ford of Blue Gum Creek. It was a 10hr day when I was last in the area 6 years ago, so expect worse. A Google Earth file at www.johnevans.id.au/KMZ Files/Proposed-Geocaches-above-Blue-Gum-Creek.kmz. Around 20km and 1000m climb. Maps: Williamsdale and Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans firstname.lastname@example.org, 0417 436 877. Transport: $7 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au/wp/. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Book by 2pm Sunday prior.
A living legend cacher tells me that these 3 caches are the ‘longest since found’ in the ACT.
Planned trip now from Booroomba Rocks car park, Bushfold Flats, Blue Gum Creek ford, clockwise round the caches and descend NE to fire trail.