Mount Buffalo : Long Plain, Mount Dunn and Stanley Rocks. December 3

A great group of 21 walkers met up at Porepunkah for this walk, and then drove to the car parking area adjoining the Grossmans Mill site (Lake Catani).

The distance planned on this moderate grade walk was about 11km, and the weather was warm (about 18c) with a nice breeze. mt-buffalo-a-16

We started off by taking the Long Plain Track to Mount Dunn (4km) and morning tea was enjoyed before ascending the Mount, making use of the newly installed ladders.

Having enjoyed the amazing views, we returned to the main walking track.

From here we made our way on a long loop around the environs of Mount Dunn, picking up the wide walking track that leads from the Reservoir to Gog Magog etc.

We had lunch about two kilometres from this junction, and then began the first part of the return route to Lake Catani, passing by the scenic Stanley Rocks on the way. mt-buffalo-a-12

The narrow descent down to the Long Plain Track was badly affected by fallen trees, but still very scenic.

We had to practice our limbo and other gymnastic skills on a regular basis along this section.

Overall, a very enjoyable walk of about 11km. The wildflowers were close to their peak, and the cameras were clicking furiously.

The Buffalo Plateau was still carrying plenty of water, and all of the creeks that we encountered were bubbling away, and the bog areas were still quite moist.

[Chris McLaughlin]

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