Booroomba Rocks hike, Laurie Westcott.


Booroomba Rocks hike, Laurie Westcott.

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I’m leading a return walk of 2.5 kms to the Booroomba Rocks in the Namadgi National Park this Thursday. While it is a short walk it does involve a 200m vertical climb to reach the top with several extended steep sections. The path includes some loose rock, walking over tree roots and some long sections of steps. There are also milder sections and spots to rest if needed.

There’s plenty to see and photograph along the way to break up the climb, including large boulders, bark patterns and hopefully more birds and flowers than witnessed on my recces now that the winds have abated and warmer weather has arrived.

The views at the top extend to Canberra in the east and and according to some Blogs are among the best offered in the ACT. I would like to have time at the top to explore some of the ridge line and high places for what they may offer the photographer though this need not include everyone.

Bring along your essential camera gear including spare batteries. Also essential are hat, wind and sun protection, sturdy but comfortable shoes, water and food/refreshments. Limit your total carry-weigh to match your fitness level. Weather forecast is fine, 3-21, but always be prepared for it to change while there!

Probably arrive at the top around 11am with another say 2+ hours there before heading back to the cars and on to Canberra by about 3:30-4pm.

We will rendezvous at the Namadgi Visitors Centre car park for any car-sharing, ready to leave by 9 am. Back by 3:30-4pm.

Any questions – contact me on 0407 544 263 or westcott16@bigpond.com