Cooleman and Arawang Trigs

Doug and I went out to walk Doug’s dog at short notice yesterday evening, and managed to sneak in two trigs while we were at it. A nice walk, although it took longer than I expected it to, with our average speed only being about 3.5 kilometers an hour. I wonder how much of that was the two peaks to climb, versus the puppy in tow.

Along the way we found this super cool telegraph line, which appears to still have an active Telstra service on it. I wonder if we’ll one day see fiber strung on these telegraph poles?













Harcourt and Rogers Trigs

I needed to visit someone in deepest darkest North Canberra yesterday, and there was an hour to kill between that meeting and the local Linux User’s Group meeting. It seemed silly to have driven all that way and to not see a couple of trigs, so I visited these two. Both these trigs were easy to get to and urban. Frankly a little boring.

Harcourt trig is in what I will call a cow paddock — it doesn’t have a lot of trees happening and feels a bit like left over land. Access to the nature reserve wasn’t very obvious to me from the suburban streets, but the KML file below might help others to work it out. It wasn’t too bad once I’d navigated the maze of streets and weird paved areas.








Rogers was similar, except access was more obvious because it is in an older suburb. This is a nicer reserve than Harcourt’s, with a nice peak and some walking opportunities around the base of the hill. I think I’ll probably end up coming back to this one as my wife is nostalgic about growing up backing on to this reserve.



A quick walk to Tuggeranong Trig

This one was a super quick walk on the way to the hardware store. As well as the trig point, there was a defunct radio repeater at the top of the hill — I believe this one was for the old analog Police radio network.