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According to legend, this annual event was begun by Rob H in 2002. The rules were that it had to begin and end at a particular house in Kambah, involve at least a 30km walk and 'a few hills'.

From 2007, the Kambah origin has not been met. In 2008, under threat that #1 would be repeated (this involved wading the near-freezing Murrumbidgee at an early hour), a wimpish substitute was conducted. Real day-walking returned in 2009. No WBB was scheduled in 2010 and, again, a relatively wimpish one in 2011.

My record of these annual events is:

#11 2013
Saturday 12 October 2013, Saturday 19 October 2013 and Sunday 27 October 2013 on the new Canberra Centenary Trail.

#10 2012
Saturday 4 August 2012: Worn Boot Bash #10 - L/E. Kambah – Hall via the new Centenary Trail. A little over 30 km. Maps: Canberra, Hall. Leaders: Jenny and Rob H. Transport: $5.

# 9 2011
Saturday 29 October 2011: Worn Boot Bash #9 - L/E,ptX. Our club’s Worn Boot Bash has a 10 year history. The inaugural ‘rules’ had it starting and finishing at a well known house in Kambah and involving 35km and a few hills. The first, organised by Rob Horsfield in August 2002, had participants crossing the Murrumbidgee River in chest high water early in the day. If we don’t set another route this year, he threatens to repeat it! From Greens picnic area in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, across the (ankle deep) Tidbinbilla River and up Spur 1 to the Camel Back fire trail. Bag Camels Hump, Pierce Trig and Black Spring Mountain. Return along the lower east flank of the range, taking in Nil Desperandum and other nearby sites. Around 35km and 950m climb. Fire trail is hard on the feet. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: John E.

2010 - We were beaten in 2010, with no WBB programmed.

# 8 2009
Saturday 19 September 2009: Worn Boot Bash #8 - L/R Boboyan car park - Sams Creek - Mt Kelly - Bogong Gap - Burbidge Ridge - Middle Creek - car park ~27 km plus a few hills. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny and Rob H Transport: ~64k each way, $46 per car, $11.50–$15 per person.

# 7 2008
Saturday 30 August 2008: Worn Boot Bash #7 - L/E This annual event involves 30-40km and a few hills. To balance previous years’ routes, this year’s will take in a few dales as well. Meet at the National Museum of Australia and be whisked in air-conditioned comfort along the WBB route to Uriarra Crossing. Then just walk back to your car, via the Lower Molonglo River Corridor Nature Reserve, Mt Stromlo, Dairy Farmers Hill and the new arboretum and Black Mountain. Around 12 hours walking. Maps: Canberra, Cotter Dam and Umburra 1:25000. Leader: John E.

# 6 2007
Saturday 25 August 2007: Worn Boot Bash #6 - L/M The walk for the day is usually between 30 and 40 km plus a few mountains. Guaranteed to stimulate both respiratory and circulatory systems. This year it will be to the north of Canberra. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leaders: Jenny and Rob H. Transport: N/A.

# 5 2006
Saturday 9 September 2006: Worn Boot Bash #5 - L/M This year the route is Kambah, Mts Taylor, Wanniassa and Rob Roy, Murrumbidgee River, Tuggeranong Creek, Kambah. ~35 km + some hills. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: N/A.

# 4 2005
Saturday 13 August 2005: Worn Boot Bash #4 - L/M Four mountains, 2 hills, 32km- a circuit through some of the nature parks of urban Canberra starting and finishing at Kambah. Maps: Canberra, Tuggeranong 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: N/A.

# 3 2004
Sunday 26 September 2004: Worn Boot Bash #3 - L/M This is a day trip of 30 plus km and a few hills. Guaranteed to loosen every limb. This year is is from Kambah to the Cotter and return via the river track and Bullen Range. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: N/A.

# 2 2003
Saturday 30 August 2003: Worn Boot Bash #2 - L/M Kambah- Murrumbidgee River- Bullen Range- Paddy’s River- Pierces Trig and return. A challenge day of ~35 to 40 km with a great peak and some delightful river crossings. It’s not a race. Times for last year were between ~8 and 10 ½ hrs. Leader: Rob H. Details to be available nearer the date.

# 1 2002
Saturday 24 August 2002: Inaugural "Worn Boot Bash". L / R Kambah - Pearces Corner and Return. See the preview in the May It. Those completing this challenging long day walk will receive a "handsomely scrolled" certificate to record their participation in this piece of early spring madness. Maps: Tuggeranong & Tidbinbilla 1:25 000. Organiser: Rob H. Note: Teams of ~3. IYM walk.

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