12 December 2012 Tuesday Walk on Wednesday - McKeahnie Trig and Square Rock

McKeahnie Trig

Map: Corin Dam 1:25000

Walk Description

This walk was organised and led by me as an irregular CBC (Tuesday) walk on Wednesday:

Wednesday 12 December - Tuesday Walk on Wednesday - McKeahnie Trig and Square Rock - M/R. As we did last year, meet the Wednesday walkers for a convivial lunch. Luncheon at Square Rock; we'll go via McKeahnie Trig. New starters always welcome. Around 14km and 350m climb. From memory, very scrubby. Map: Corin Dam. Limit: 8. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$6 per person.

3 of us drove from Canberra via Corin Rd to the Smokers Gap/Square Rock car park.

Track Maps

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Track overview

Track 1

Track 2

Track Notes

Leg From To Dist
Time Comment
1 Square Rock car park Orroral Lookout Track turn off 3.6 0:50 Walking track
2 Orroral Lookout Track turn off McKeahnie Trig 2.7 1:40 Went bush ~300m S along the Orroral Lookout Track. ~SW to the indigenous stone arrangement at UTM 55H 670981-6064981 (MGA94), which is guarded by head-high pea regrowth. Continued ~SW along the broad spur, pushing through much regrowth - great swathes of pea. Approached the trig from the E. Big tors at the top, can't get real close to it.
Morning tea 0:20
3 McKeahnie Trig Square Rock 3.2 1:40 Ken led us off the trig on a more N route down to some open, swampy ground. Then generally paralleling the inward route, but a little to the NE. Seemed a bit less regrowth and I was very glad to have a rest from making the going. Went on to join the Square Rock Walking Track between the Lookout turnoff and the Rock.
Lunch 3.3 1:35 Whilst waiting for the Wednesday walkers (we were a bit early - as I always am), Santa appeared and wandered back along the Square Rock Track and a bit of the Orroral Lookout Track to meet the Wednesday party.
4 Square Rock Square Rock car park 4.2 0:50 Walking track


Distance: 17.0km Climb: 550m. Time: 7.00am - 1.45pm (6hrs 45 mins), with 1hr 55mins of breaks. During our lunch break, I walked 3.3km to meet the Wednesday walkers.

Grading: L/R; H(12)

Walk Participants

Stewart J and Ken W.

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