Tuesday 5 March: A stroll with Tim the Yowie Man. Yankee Hat rock art and views to the high hills of Namadgi National Park.
Just about every Canberran and regional resident would know of Tim the Yowie Man. Interested in all things strange (even paranormal!), he spruiks Canberra and the surrounding region. Generous praise comes from his pen, published in his weekly Canberra Times Panorama spread and broadcast on social media. Many an interesting place is uncovered and he invites adventurous people and families to explore them:
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Distance: 6.8km | Climb: 90m | Time: 10.45am – 12.40pm (1hr 55mins) | Grading: S/E; E(5)
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Tim had a fraction of spare time, so we went as close as we could to a place special to me. As much as I enjoy the Yankee Hat Rock Art, it is the view to the triumvirate of hills at the heart of Namadgi National Park from the car park that attracts me – Mts Namadgi, Burbidge and Kelly. We will visit Mt Burbidge in a couple of week’s time.
We spotted a couple of dogs on the way in the Old Boboyan Rd, one quite large and mean looking, the other akin to a run away kelpie. Plenty of roos.
We followed the well worn and mowed path to the rock art, with photos at a newly installed seat prior to the Bogong Creek bridge, at the site and at the signage below the car park.
Our conversation ranged over many things dear to us, family being the most important. I urged that he should promote the Canberra Bushwalking Club.
There is a developing footpad heading north from the art site, contouring round the eastern flank of Yankee Hat North. We took it with the intention of visiting the huge boulder (map marked *) near Middle Creek, but ran out of time.
I pointed out the ‘smiley face’/’baby face’ on the side of the northern spur to Hospital Hill and the master of simulacra got it.
We stopped at the Tharwa General Store on the way home, chatting about Val Jeffreys. Not quite the same with him not there. Coffee and a lamo – great to talk with the young guy behind the counter. A good barista and very good coffee!
Great to catch up TYM, thanks.
2 walkers – Tim the Yowie Man, me.
A few weeks later, Tim kindly did an article on the blog in the Canberra Times.