Thursday, 11 January 2018

11-16 March - Victoria Rail Trails (High Country & Murray-to-Mountains)

Walk Leader - Jeff Holmes
Flexible itinerary;  ride for as many days as you wish.  Mountain bike preferred, but road bike OK between Beechworth and Bright.  Due to good road access riders can go as far as they wish with some pre-organised car-shuffling, return or one-way. 
Online links to PDF Maps (indicate difficulty and riding surface):
Map - High Country Rail Trail
Map - Murray to Mountains

Accommodation  (camping, motel, BnB - whatever you prefer)
Sun 11 - Colac Colac
Mon 12 - Colac Colac or Tallangatta
Tue 13 - Tallangatta or Beechworth
Wed 14 - Everton or Beechworth or Myrtlethorpe
Thu 15  - Myrtlethorpe or Bright
Fri 16 - Myrtlethorpe or Bright

Cycling (max. distance - single/return)
Sun 11 - afternoon Colac Colac-Corryong  (8km/16km)
Mon 12 - day Darbyshire-Shelly (20km/40km), or afternoon Colac Colac-Corryong  (8km/16km) if you arrive Monday
Tue 13 - Old Tallangatta towards Wodonga (up to 40km/80km)
Wed 14 - Beechworth-Wangaratta-Everton (69km) or Beechworth-Everton (15km/30km)
Thu 15 - Everton-Myrtlethorpe (27km/54km)
Fri 16 - Myrtlethorpe-Bright (30km/60km)

Monday, 8 January 2018

4 February – Towamba River (canoeing/kayaking day event)

Leaders: Lyn Evans and Phil Kendall
Distance: around 10  km
Grade: Very little walking involved – easy paddling if low winds
Terrain: Estuary
Meeting: Car park above Davidson Whaling Station
Time: 9.00 am
This year we are paddling up the lower Towamba River and back with a morning and afternoon tea stops on the way. We will get as far as possible on a rising tide before lunch  and then back to the mouth on the falling tide. The river passes through attractive forest and rural scenery.  Davidson Whaling Station turnoff is part way along Edrom Road and is signposted on the left.   

The trip is dependent on weather and in the event of gale force winds we will probably have to postpone it.   Check your email and the blog a day or two before the date or give us a call.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

NEXT WALK: 14th January - SUMMER WALK - NARGAL LAKE

Walk Leader: Peter Guthrey
Meet: 9:30am opposite Cobargo Pub
Distance 7km   
Grade: Easy
Description:
Pretty circular walk along the southern shores of Nargal Lake (perched lake) about 4-5km along Fuller's and Loaders Beaches plus trail. Lunch at the mouth of Corunna Lake. Opportunities for swimming. Viisit to historical velodrome.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

12-16 February - Blue Mountains II (unfinished business)

Walk leader: Jeff Holmes
Accomodation - everyone can organise their own
Mon 12, Tue 13, Wed 14 - Blackheath (I'm camping in Blackheath, but plenty of better-class accom. available)
Thu 15, Fri 16 - Boyds Crossing , Kanangra (free camping) or Jenolan Caves House accom.
Activities (Tue & Wed may swap around depending on weather)

Description:  Mon 12 - optional afternoon clifftop walk - easy
Tue 13 - airbed trip down Wollangambe river (walk from Mt. Wilson) - moderate
Wed 14 - walk Evans Lookout/Grand Canyon/Neates Glen (opp. direction from 2017 walk) - moderate
Thu 15 - drive to Kanangra, short afternoon walk - easy
Fri 16 - walk to Krafts Walls - moderate
Sat 17 - return home


Distances:  Distances look short, but there are some difficult or steep trail sections, though some bits are flat & easy.
Wollangambe  7km walk + 2.5 km on airbed
Grand Canyon 9km

Kanangra - Krafts Walls  11 km

Please contact Jeff for more information: jeffintransit@yahoo.com.au