Midweek madness - Tidbinbilla Range Daywalk

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 7:30am

There is nothing better than a day spent in the bush when you should be at work or at uni studying. Given the wonderful walking weather at the moment, I will be leading a day walk across the tops of the magnificent Tidbinbilla Range. 

Start at ANU at 0730, we will drive to Mountain Creek carpark at Tidbinbilla and then start on the lyrebird trail before venturing off track onto a footpad for a 700m climb up to Tidbinbilla Mountain. From here we continue off track (there may be some vague footpads, there will likely be some scrub) on to Tidbinbilla Peak then Johns Peak before spitting out on the Camelback fire trail which will lead us back to the cars at Mountain Creek. Total distance 13-14km, 2/3s of this on footpads or off track and 900m of elevation gain. This is a reasonable distance and climb for a day so you need to moderate level of fitness to attend. 

We will be aiming to be back at the cars late afternoon (4-5pm) and back to Canberra around 6pm. 

You will need the normal daywalking equipment - enthusiastic beginners are welcome. Note the peak elevation is over 1600m, so a warm layer is essetial as is a rain jacket as it is possible we will get rained on next week.   

For an idea of what the walk entails, see the notes here: http://www.johnevans.id.au/wp/31-july-2019-tidbinbilla-mountain-to-johns...

Please only sign up to this trip if you can definitely attend! 

There will be no pre-trip - final details will be circulated via email next Monday (so if you sign up ensure you check your emails!)

Covid-safe policy

Do not attend if:

  • you're feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms
  • have travelled internationally, come from a hotspot or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and/or
  • your health is considered high risk

If there is a spike in untraced community transmission in Canberra this trip may be cancelled

Costs: 
$10 for fuel for drivers
Intended plan: 
See description.
Departure and intended return times: 
0730 ANU, 1800 ANU
Local knowledge: 
Trip leader has walked Lyrebird Trail and to and from Camels Hump but not the off track route to across the range.
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