Sunday, 29 November 2015

Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve VKFF-0991

After activating Jerrabomberra Wetlands and lunch in Kingston set off for my final park activation for the VKFF Parks Activation weekend, Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve VKFF-0991.

This park is located to the North of Queanbeyan, close to the ACT border, a popular picnic and swimming spot.

Drove down Pialligo Ave, turned left into Sutton Road and turned right into Kowen Road, and the sign to the park.

Another right up the hill and entered the park. For a change you can drive right into this park, no walking required :)

The road ends at a car park and picnic area, and the start of the walk through the gorge,

At the start of the walk were a couple of picnic tables. I used one for the shack. There was a tree branch above the table so the squid pole was not at full height, around 6 m.

The table wasn't quite the right shape for lashing the squid pole to, so improvised, using my pack as a spacer to support the pole at the base and make it roughly vertical.

Radio shack on the table.

Go on 40 m, started with a park to park contact with Gerard VK2IO/P in VKFF-0092. Went on to work 9 more parks in VK1, VK2, VK3 and VK5, also a SOTA contact with Andrew VK1DA/2 on VK2/ST-042 Mt Bowning. Conditions not great, lots of QSB, managed 24 contacts before packing up for the day, got too warm.

A look at a sign at the start of the walk. This park needs new signs...

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