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ACT Paddy Pallin 6 hour

6 hour
Sunday 4th March 2007 9:30am - 3:30pm

Course Description

The area for the 2007 ACTRA Paddy Pallin 6 Hour Rogaine at Wild Cattle Creek is located in mountainous terrain to the south east of Captains Flat, and includes part of Tallaganda National Park. The elevation of the course is from around 900 to around 1200 metres. The map for the event has been specially prepared by combining two orienteering maps - Ballinafad Creek and Wild Cattle Creek. The special orienteering symbols have been removed so the map looks similar to a normal survey map, with light green shading for forest and white for open areas. Creeks, marshes, roads and fences are shown but no rock details. The map scale is 1:25000 but, as the contour interval is 5 metres, the picture of the terrain is more accurate than with usual survey maps (thus allowing for more precise location of controls).

The map includes a small amount of open farmland and some grassy gullies but the bulk of the terrain is forest without a significant track network. It is some time since there was a significant bush fire in the area. Further away from the Hash House the terrain becomes quite steep in parts, but the going is not difficult on the hillsides as the undergrowth is generally not thick.

The NSW National Parks website describes the highlights of the Tallaganda National park as follows: Two sections of the Great Dividing Range south-east of Canberra support a range of forest habitats, including stringybark, scribbly gum, brown barrel and peppermint forest, as well as subalpine snow gum and mountain gum forest. The area provides habitats for threatened species such as the spotted-tailed quoll, powerful owl and yellow-bellied glider.

There are also the usual number of birds (including lyre birds) as well as a few wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and the occasional snake.


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The people who brought this event about

Coordinator Setters/Vetters Admin General Help Catering Control Collection
Glenn Bridgart Hugh Moore Pat Miethke Philip Keaton, Deb Saunders DEWR Hartley Team Hugh Moore, Jean Douglas, Norm Johnston
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