Monthly Archives: September 2016

Black Range and Turquoise Mine, September 24

This Edi-Cheshunt area was reputed to be the first turquoise mine area in Australia, and turquoise was exported from this location to England and Germany between about 1870 and 1920. So, for this nice adventure, fifteen walkers travelled up the King Valley to Ridge Track, which is in the Black Range area. Following this track,…

Gapsted Hills, September 14

Despite dark and cloud-wreathed hills (as viewed from the Gapsted cricket ground, where the walk began) and the thundering Stoney Creek beneath our feet, the sky was soon to break into blue. This meant that the six participants of this walk hardly had a wet foot by the completion of the first 8km. Then it…

Mount Baranduda, September 3

Mount Baranduda is an isolated area of high country, located just to the south-east of the Wodonga urban area. Most of this granitic outcrop is now incorporated into the Baranduda Regional Park. After a night of heavy rain, 19 enthusiastic walkers journeyed up Mount Baranduda, ready for the picturesque ridge top walk. The clouds parted…