22 October 2013 Southern drive to McCormack-Fitz-Boboyan-Wrights Hill


McCormack - Fitz - Wrights Hill - Boboyan trigs

Maps: Williamsdale, Michelago, Yaouk and Shannons Flat 1:25000

Walk Description

This walk was organised and led by me as an irregular CBC Tuesday walk:

Tuesday 22 October: Southern drive to McCormack-Fitz-Boboyan-Wrights Hill - M/M. Drive the Boboyan Road to the southern border of the ACT, with walks to: McCormack trig from Smiths Rd (3.2km), Fitz trig (0.7km), Boboyan trig via the Yerrabi Walking Track (3.3km), and Wrights Hill trig off-track up the border and back via the Grassy Creek FT (6.3km). Around 13km and 600m climb. Maps: Williamsdale, Michelago, Yaouk and Shannons Flat. Leader: John Evans - john@johnevans.id.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$15 per person.

7 of us drove from Canberra in 2 cars down the Boboyan Road.

Further Information

Permission has been obtained from Matthew G, the land owner, to walk to Fitz trig.

Track Maps

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Track Walk 1

Track Walk 2

Track Walk 3

Track Walk 4

Track Notes

4 gentle strolls to 4 southern ACT trigs on an overcast day with a couple of showers.

Walk 1 - drove in Smiths Road, turning onto it by the Cuppacumbalong shearing shed. Parked at the grid just past the Angle Crossing Road and wandered up an old vehicle track, then hopped a fence to climb to the crest and McCormack trig. Retrieved Stephen's geocache, as he asked on Sunday. Returned and drove out the Angle Crossing Road to rejoin the Boboyan Road.

Walk 2 - drove to the top of Fitz Hill, parked and wandered up to Fitz trig and return.

Walk 3 - drove to the stile just shy of the southern border of the ACT. Had a poke about the woolshed and yards site - an obvious depression and a couple of bricks. Back to the Grassy Creek FT and found a grassy knoll for morning tea. Followed the FT to the junction of the new and old Grassy Creek FTs and continued along the new. Views down to Westermans. Went along the the NSW portion survey reference tree, then turned back along the border. Visited Wrights Hill trig then wandered (in NSW) back to the cars. A short shower.

Walk 4 - drove back up N to the Yerrabi Track car park. A nice wander in there. Some new track/bridge work over Little Dry Creek. Went to the Tor view point at the top of the slabs for lunch. Another light shower. Back to the cars and home.


Distance: 13.6km Climb: 600m. Time: 8.15am - 2.00pm (5hrs 45 mins), with 30mins of breaks and lots of driving.

Grading: M/M; M(10)

Walk Participants

7 walkers - Mike B, Peter C, Roger E, Chris F, Linda G, Ian W, me.

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