Typical open going NW of lunch
Tuesday 6 June: Nadgigomar Nature Reserve – L/M. With the weather a bit iffy locally, Ian chose to take us back to Nadgigomar Nature Reserve, located 25 kilometres southeast of Tarago. The area contains largely unmodified open woodlands with old trees and some interesting swamps.
Distance: 19.0km | Climb: 150m | Time: 8.30am – 3.10pm (6hrs 40mins), including 50 mins of breaks | Grading: L/M; M(9)
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A less than 2 hour drive from Woden, via Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Tarago, Lumley Rd, Cullulla Rd, Sandy Point Rd, Oallen Ford Rd and Mogo Rd. I slept the whole way.
This part of Nadgigomar NR is quite topographically featureless. Dry, sandy soil is dotted with termite mounds and closely pocked with tiny anthills.A couple of interesting dry swamps and open woodland. The understory consists of grass trees, banksia and some bands of teatree. Very easy walking, although I was a bit tired today.
We inscribed a route across the flat area that included parts not previously seen, visiting the slight rises to the west. A gentle shower caught us during the afternoon. Although the sun shone intermittently during the morning, it was not warm. Gloves and beanie on most of the day.
Thanks Ian. A far better alternative to the possible wet and dangerous granite of the Tinderrys.
4 walkers – Meredith H, Ian H, Ian W (leader), me.
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