26 March 2011 Camels Hump - burn 1500+ calories

Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25000

Getting There

This walk was organised and led by me as a private walk:

Saturday 26 March - Camels Hump - burn 1500+ calories - M/E-R. Troop along with Lily up Camels Hump in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Around 12km return on fire trail rising 500m. The last 50m climb through the bush provides awesome views along the Tidbinbilla Range and down to the wild Cotter River valley. Meet 7am in southern Canberra and car pool to TNR. Estimated time of return 12.45pm. Bring suitable clothing, footwear, healthy morning tea and 2 litres of water. Guaranteed to burn 1500+ calories. Your facilitator – John the faster pastor. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: John Evans - jevans@pcug.org.au, (h) 6288 7235. Transport: free if you burn the calories.

5 of us met at Kambah and drove to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. We took the road to the Mountain Creek car park.

Further Information

Timings would be - meet Kambah shops, corner of Marconi Cres and Drakeford Dr, opposite the Woolies petrol station at 7am; TNR gates open 7.30am; walking by 7.45am; 6km up = 2hrs; last climb 15mins; so 10am on top of Camels Hump; reverse out on around the same timings; back to meet point ~12.45pm.


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Little to say, except that we had a pleasant wander up the Camel Back fire trail. A lot of recent widening, allowing better views down to the E. We didn't quite reach the top of Camels Hump, but enjoyed morning tea from a vantage point with a fantastic view south along the Tidbinbilla Range and west down to the Cotter River valley. Very healthy options all round. A stroll back down. But, rats, only 1313 calories ... 1313 divided by 135 calories per beer = ...?

Thanks for joining in Claire, Evan, Kim and Lily.

Distance: 12.4km Climb: 540m. Time: 7.40am - 11.00am (3hrs 20mins), with 25mins of breaks.
Grading: M/E; M(9)

KMZ file for Google Earth/Maps: Camels Hump

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