Googong Dam from Googong Lookout
Saturday 29 March: Bradleys 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 V. Transport: Drive yourself (but please book). Note: if you require assistance with transport please let Leader know by email when booking.
7 of us met at Googong Dam.
Distance: 16.2km | Climb: 600m | Time: 8.30am-12.50pm (4hrs 20mins), with 20 mins of breaks | Grading: L/E; M(9)
Photographs are available, where you can start a large sized slide show.
Download the Google Earth .kmz file here.
I took the opportunity to leave home early and found geocaches GC45908 Tankengine’s Tunnel III and GC3KP6E T It Up on the Old Cooma Road, driving in from the Monaro Highway. Foggy at times.
We met at the Rangers Station, then drove to the downstream picnic area.
A pleasant walk out and back along Bradleys Creek Walk, stopping at Gorman trig on the way in and for morning tea on the way out. Very well planned and well-paced by Barb. Let’s hope she leads some more walks again soon. Glimpses of the Dam through the trees. Went to Googong Lookout on the way back and found geocache GC48JM7 Googong Glimpse I.
Over the Saddle Dam, I left the others who returned along the Black Wallaby Loop Track. A glossy fat snake caught my attention. Found geocache GC43NZT It was nice knowing you….
With a little more time up my sleeve, I drove further in along Googong Road and found GC411E4 Googong’s Gate. Nice view from the GZ up to the dam.
Went on to park at the Foreshores car park and found a few of the Queen series. Found GC4M8YQ 01 Queen: We Will Rock You, GC4M8Z2 02 Queen: We Are the Champions, GC4M8ZV 03 Queen: Radio Ga Ga, GC4E9JP Googong Glimpse IV, GC4M90J 04 Queen: Another One Bites the Dust and GC4MB95 20 Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody.
7 walkers – Katrina H, Brendan K, Steven S, Barb V (leader), Ann V, Edwina Y, me.