Cancelled: Kambah Pool to the Moon and back

Let's go to the small piece of the moon that is in a box at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Centre.

We will walk from Kambah Pool across the Murrumbidgee. There is a short fairly steep climb up to the ridge and a track all the way to the DSCC. Total distance is about 7 km each way. If you want to do it one-way you'll need to set up a rather long car shuffle.

Bring snacks and drink for morning and afternoon tea breaks and for lunch if you wish. But we can get lunch and supplies for the return journey at the Moon Rock Cafe.

Bring a plastic bag to contain your stuff inside your back pack so that it will not get wet crossing the Murrumbidgee. You may wish to include a dry pair of socks. Swimming will not be required.

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  • Erick

    This walk is cancelled because it is too difficult. See below for more details.

    I have listed another suggested walk from Kambah Pool that morning so that if anyone turns up for the original walk unaware of the cancellation there will be an alternative.

    January 27, 2014

    • Nic

      Maybe everyone should change their rsvp to "no" once they're aware it's cancelled.

      1 · January 27, 2014

    • Tamzen

      Done!

      January 28, 2014

  • Erick

    I did this walk one-way yesterday in preparation.

    It was much, much harder than I had expected and had led the group to believe.

    I crossed the Murrumbidgee as planned. The water was knee-deep.

    However the track down the ridge does not extend all the way to the river. Getting to the track involved a half-hour scramble up the steep rock slope through some thick thorny bushes. I had taken a pair of gardening gloves with me. I needed them.

    The track was in good condition but the climb to the summit of Brett was long and steep; about 340 metres height in 1.5 km. I enjoyed this walk but for me it was over 4 hours of strenuous walking just one way. To do it as a return trip I would want 10 hours including breaks and I don't consider myself slow.

    I proposed the walk thinking it would be achievable for th group, if a bit challenging for some members but research shows that it goes way beyond that. I will cancel the walk and propose an alternative.

    January 27, 2014

    • Dave

      I've signed up for the new walk, but still keen to try the original (albeit somewhat epic) walk someday :)

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • Kym

    Thanks for letting us know. I am impressed with the whole trial walk thing - It's been awhile since I have done any good bush walking as I am hesitant to go it alone so I am still keen to do a walk of some kind on the day if anyone else is still interested?

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Erick

      Hi Kym. I've proposed a replacement walk for that day. To find it you have to look in the 'suggested tab of the group's home page. It doesn't get published in the upcoming walks list until there are at least 3 YES responses.

      January 27, 2014

  • Matt K

    Im looking forward to meeting everyone and having an adventure!

    January 19, 2014

  • George L.

    Bugger, will be in Melbourne for doctor who concert.

    December 4, 2013

  • Erick­ changed the date and time from Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 8:30 AM to Sunday, February 02, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    December 2, 2013

  • Erick­ changed the date and time from Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM to Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    December 2, 2013

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