Trig Bagging – Mt Arawang

IMG_0079Tuesday 7.30 am and the temperature was 10 decrees celsius, with a cool north-westerly wind blowing. A perfect morning for a walk/run on the ridge, work can wait for an hour or so. Mt Arawang at 765 metres is at the southern end of the Coolamon Ridge walk. The access track from the Kambah horse paddocks is steep and a great cardio workout.

Trigs have a cosmic intrigue for me, the symmetry of the structure exposed to the elements. A great space for some meditation and quiet reflection.

 

 

Trig Bagging in Canberra

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Autumn is well and truly here and the cooler morning and afternoons are a perfect snake free time to get out on the trails. I have decided to challenge my self to a winter of trig bagging around Canberra. There are plenty to keep me busy and its a great way to get back on the road to the fitness levels I enjoyed in 2018.

Today I ticked off my first McQuoids Hill, just up the bicentennial Trail from home. Not many birds but some great views across the Tuggeranong Valley.

A most obliging bird

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I adore Tawny Frogmouths. People often think they are an owl but they’re actually a nocturnal bird related to the Nightjar. The way you can tell is you look at their feet. They have dainty feet while owls have big powerful feet for catching prey. When feeling threatened, Tawny Frogmouths have evolved to be world class magicians. They stay perfectly still, close their eyes and take on the shape of a branch; their feathers blend into the tree and… they disappear.