Kidding around

Tuesday 19 June: Tinderry Nature Reserve, Western Slopes – L/R part X. The walk starts near the West Keewong Fire Trail on the Burra Road. For most of the day we will be off-track, on the western side of The Reserve, following steep spurs and gullies in the catchment of Burra Creek. Much of the area is open forests or woodlands and although there are no prominent features, it is an attractive place to walk in the cooler months. Loose rock and scree likely on some of the steeper spurs. Off Track: 12 km, On Track: 6 km. Bookings by the Friday night before. Minimum distance: 18 km with 600 metres of ascent. Map: Tinderry, Michelago, Captains Flat, Williamsdale. Leader: Ian W. Transport: 112 km return. Limit: 8.


Distance: 17.2km | Climb: 750m | Time: 8.00am – 2.50pm (6hrs 50mins), including 45 mins of breaks | Grading: L/M-R; H(12-)


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Waypoint and Track Files

Download the gpx file for this trip (if your browser does not automatically download the file, it will open the gpx file in a new window and you can then save it). To use in Google Earth, do File, Open… and select Gps or All files as the File Type.

Track Notes

A cold, misty day in the Tinderrys with the influence of coastal weather. Gloves and two layers on most of the day. Although it seemed to shower lightly everywhere that we weren’t, the tops wet as we climbed up the slopes and the valley damp as we descended. Well done Ian.

Very pleasant, open woodland country. Our leader had spent some time on Google Earth sorting a virtually Cassinia free route and we only traversed one short belt. Burra Creek was dry.

A wild pig ran across our path as we walked the South Urialla Fire Trail. Two goats and a kid, momentarily separated from mum, on our main descent. Lyrebirds calling.

My currently sore feet (plantar fasciitis) just coped.

Thanks Ian for an excellent day.

Track Maps

Track overview

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3 walkers – Terrylea R, Ian W (leader), me.