2018-22 Walks

Walks Held in 2018-19

GPS gpx files – Since we started in Jul 2010 a gpx file of each walk is available in these Drive folders

Google Earth GPS files (kml/kmz) of walks heldWalks during 2010-11– 27 held | Walks during 2011-12 – 21 held | Walks during 2012-13 – 22 held | Walks during 2013-14 – 23 held Walks during 2014-15– 23 held | Walks during 2015-16 – 24 held | Walks during 2016-17  – 22 held | Walks during 2017-18– 22 heldWalks during 2018-19 | Shed walks along Canberra Centennial Trail 2014-16 | Information on using these files and GPS file types etc here

Viewing Maps or Photos in Google Drive Updated Dec 2016. These map pictures are stored in both Google Drive & also Google Photos. These work slightly differently. When opened you should be able to download the map file as a jpg file to your PC, wherever you have downloads set to go according to your browser settings. This is probably the best way to view which you can usually do with any jpg viewer or even your browser. It will also give you the option to open with a range of viewers or a browser or just to download. The download option is actioned in the top right of the screen by clicking on the large down arrow with a line under it, just to the right of the Printer symbol. Click on this select either view on screen with your local View default (or select a new program to open it) or download to your default location. You could also Print it but you will need to set up the printer correctly.
You can also view the map on the screen without a download, as is. If it is small you can zoom in using the Zoom In function on the bottom. Just click the big plus or minus on the bottom to zoom in or out. You will then probably want to move to the top of the map etc. Simply grab the map screen with your mouse and its left button and drag the map up, down, left or right.

Viewing Maps & Photos in Google Photos. OK you’ll notice the same map is usually also in the Google Photos Album at the end. Usually you can view that online or download. If seeing pictures in the album view on Google Photos which should be the starting point, you can select the small vertical dots in the middle of several options at the top right of the screen. Click on these dots which says “More options” and select Download All. This will download all pictures in that album. Obviously it might be better to view the album first and only download those pictures you want.
In individual picture view mode, you should be able to download the map file or photo as a jpg file to your PC, wherever you have downloads set to go according to your browser settings. The download option is actioned in the top right of the screen by clicking on the three vertical dots. Click on these which says “More options” and select Download. This is probably the best way to view which you can usually do with any jpg viewer or even your browser. It will give you the option to open with a range of viewers or a browser or just to download.
You can also view the map on the screen without a download, as is. If the map picture is full size when viewed on line there will be no zoom in option. If the picture is larger than the viewing mode on screen, you will see a small + in an eyeglass icon at top right to the left of the “i icon” & when selected it will open a small window at the top right with a zoom in line on its bottom. You can drag this line left & right to zoom in & out for the main picture. If you wish to move to the top or bottom of the map etc, simply grab the map screen with your mouse and its left button and drag the map up, down, left or right.
If you select the “i” icon at the top right it will open up an information window showing info added for that pictures which may include a text link that will allow you to see and/or download GPS, GPX files etc. You need to select the text & paste onto your browser window. Also it will show the date the photo was taken, its size in pixels, MegaBytes & what camera/phone was used. If you stay in the “i” mode you can move left or right to next photo & it will auto display any info
Captions. These are entered into the “i” view window when logged in. For viewing mode the caption can be seen in the “i” window or in normal viewing mode you can see the caption (if there is one) on the bottom of each photo. Moving between photos is as simple as selecting the arrow that appears on the left or right of each picture.
Comments. In viewing albums and pictures you can comment at the bottom of the Album or Picture by selecting the Comment field to the right of the Caption (if any). Comments will only be successful if you log into your Google (Gmail) account

Maps shown are either GPS Map View from Oziexplorer using OzRaster Maps with permission of © BKK Enterprises Pty Ltd, http://www.gpsoz.com.au for newer style maps or using the older TopoView Maps with permission of NSW Land and Property Management Authority for display. We also use Open Street Maps (OSM) open source NSW Cycle maps which cover Canberra

Walks That Have Been Held
Walk No Date Location Description Pictures, Maps
2018
185 5 Jul
Thu
9.30AM start
Yankee Hat Rock Art & Middle Ck – Namadgi   5 of us met at the Shed by 8AM & drove to Yankee Hat Car Park off Boboyan Rd. From around 9.40AM we walked out to the Rock Art site along a well maintained walking track. Of course along the way we saw numerous roos. The whole valley is covered with mobs of roos, many very young. Then after viewing the paintings we continued through mostly open forest down to Middle Ck. Then we continued up a 4WD trail to where Middle Ck splits into two Cks. Here we got bogged in some horrible thick scrub near the junction before returning alongside the creek but on the other side. Here we found the Middle Creek aboriginal Rock overhang site. We then wandered down both sides of Middle Ck until we returned to the 4WD track taking it east until we could view the cascades & some aboriginal grinding grooves. After a short lunch break we visited Ruskin’s Hut site ruin & then we returned back along tracks to the car park by 2.18PM & we were home by 3.50PM. Overall we took 3hr 38mins on the walk including breaks. We walked at an easy pace. Medium Walk. 12.1km. Car Park Alt 1020m, Yankee Hat Rock Art was 1070m, Gudgenby River crossing 895m, Middle Ck Jn 1030m. Car distance was 155km return from Melba. Walkers: Drew McDonald, John Edge, John Marsh, Neville Viney, Greg Hutchison Drivers: Neville Viney, Greg Hutchison Map of walk | Google Photos | Google Earth GPS file

Jack Rustins Hut: Records state the site is marked by chimney stones & other materials. An unmarked grave is known to exist close to the site. Some of the materials from the hut may have been used in the extension of the Gudgenby Homestead kitchen late in the 1920s.

Mountains NW Up Middle Ck: We could see 3-4 well defined high peaks well off to the NW along Middle Ck. These were a lot further than we thought. These were Mt Kelly, a knoll on the Burbidge spur, Mt Burbidge & Mt Namadgi. The three peaks to the left in the foreground are Mt Gudgenby, Yankee Hat South, Yankee Hat North. Mt Kelly is the 4th highest peak in the ACT at 1,829m

Map of walk | Google Photos | Google Earth GPS file