Telstra Tower and the moon from the south-west on the ‘hat band’ track

Tuesday evening 16 August: Night walk by torchlight on Black Mt, Canberra – S/E. The plan is to meet at the substation at the end of Firth Rd at 7:00 pm in the evening and to walk up the hill. We will go up the Summit Trail and do a quick circuit of the Forest Trail. Likely to be finished by 8:30 Bring torches. Leader: David D. Transport: Drive yourself. Map: Canberra. No need to book.

3 of us met.


Distance: 5.2km | Climb: 265m | Time:7.05 – 8.30pm (1hr 25mins) | Grading: S/E; E(5)


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Waypoint and Track Files

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Track Notes

I looooooove night walking. Here was a little ditty to finish Tuesday. Up the concrete path, clockwise round the ‘hat band’ track, up to the top and back down. A mild evening (once we were walking), beautiful views and lights. A compact point-and-shoot camera in the hands of a snapper does not do it justice.

Thanks David and Bev.

Track Map



3 walkers – David D (leader), Bev O’S, me.