FW: Murrumbidgee track closed Kambah Pool to Tuggeranong

To: Canberrabirds <>
Subject: FW: Murrumbidgee track closed Kambah Pool to Tuggeranong
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 23:31:19 +0000

There was some apprehension about what we would find at the riverside Pine Island map for the orienteering last weekend, but the bushland slopes were no problem.  What was inconvenient was the sodden nature of the mown picnic areas, which were like a wet sponge that would guarantee wet socks unless you had genuinely waterproof footwear.  On that subject, I find comfortable waterproof boots hard to come by  -  without resorting to gum boots/wellingtons or those products marketed under the ‘Crocs’ line (or imitations).  Sears Workwear use to carry satisfactory waterproof leather boots but no longer does so. Waterproof golf shoes can be reliable for a while  but are usually sold with a warning that the waterproofing is of limited duration.  Attention to sealing is often recommended.  As with many things, the importance of this issue will come down to personal preferences. Some people really dislike wet feet, others not so much.  Mud is something else.  Traversing really slippery mud can require some care, and can even be dangerous. Yet another issue is the threshold for closure, as raised in these messages. This is based on concerns about public safety and legal liability, and does not necessarily mean that a closed pathway poses a serious risk to your average birdwatcher. 



From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds
Sent: Tuesday, 23 August 2022 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Murrumbidgee track closed Kambah Pool to Tuggeranong


I expect the track through Stoney Creek NR south from Uriarra is a bit muddy too!


John L


On Tue, 23 Aug 2022 at 15:22, sandra henderson via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

New notice at start of track at Kambah Pool, saying because of damage to track it is closed until it dries out enough for repairs to be done. Closed all the way to the Tuggeranong Stonewall


Sandra H

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