Escarpment Walk, Yackandandah. March 5

In warm conditions, 16 enthusiastic walkers (including one from Griffith) explored the rarely visited area about 10kms south of Yackandandah, and just to the west of the Stanley plantation area.

Setting of, we ambled on some fairly steep 4wd roads through blue gum and stringybark forest, to complete a circuit walk of about 10km.

The walk was a gradual climb from the start, for about the first 5km, passing through blue gum and stringybark forest.

Then after a short steep climb, we were then able to see Mount Stanley, with occasional views down towards the Yackandandah – Myrtleford Road, and the Tunnel Gap area.

Lunch was enjoyed at a shady high point on the track after about 7kms, and we then had a steep descent back to the cars at Schmidt Lane, where we once again delighted in our now traditional cuppa.

Pat’s delicious biscuits must have been freshly cooked because they were still warm!!

Most of the walk was under the shade of the local forest, and part of the walk was between the forest and pine plantations.

Coming events

Thursday, 16th March. Ovens and King Rivers, Wangaratta. Andy, 5721 7922.

An easy riverside walk of about six kilometres along the Ovens and King River paths, Merriwa and Big Kaluna Parks, Wangaratta. There may be an early start to escape the heat.

Saturday, 18th March. Morses Creek and the Wandiligong Diggings. Michael, 5722 1080.

A walk following Morses Creek to Wandiligong Diggings, with an option of lunch and frivolities at the Wandi Pub.

A mostly level walk about seven kilometres one way, or 14km if you want a return walk.

Sunday, 2nd April, Killawarra Forest. Kate, 5726 9337.

An easy morning walk (2-3 hours) of about 10km on forest roads, 4WD, and small walking tracks in the Box-Ironbark forest at Killawarra, part of the Warby Ovens National Park. Some inclines and uneven surfaces.

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