WRB News & Events

Mount Meg : July 9

This nice little adventure was originally proposed by Adrian as a Pod walk, but eventually morphed into a full club walk. However, regardless of the pedigree, nine happy walkers enjoyed this scenic six kilometre outing on a glorious winter’s day. We met at Rotary Park at 10am, and set off in convoy for Thoona, and…

The meeting of the Pods : June 27

It was an early (9am) start for the Jamsparks Pod on the 27th, and the Pod headed out along Ridge Track, towards Mount Glenrowan. Morning tea was held at Chick Hill (a short detour from Ridge Track), and then the Pod continued to Mount Glenrowan for lunch at Morgan’s Lookout. It was a great day…

Pod walks, June 2020

The 10 member Pod system introduced as a response to the pandemic is working well, and in the past few weeks Pod members have tackled, Reform Hill, and the riverside walk at Myrtleford (10km) White Box Walk (8.5km, Chiltern Mt Pilot NP) Barrys Falls (Eldorado, 16km) Sunrise Track (Warby Ranges, 7km) Here is Michael’s blog…

Bushwalking update: June 16

At the last committee meeting (via Zoom, 14/06) it was decided to continue with our walking Pods until the end of June, but to advertise the walks to all members. As well, continuing on from July 1, # we will continue with the non-sharing of vehicles, both via car pooling and car shuffling. # walks…

POD Walks and Misc News

The Pod walking system is in full swing, and in the past few weeks Pod leaders have taken their flock to a range of different venues in the North-east, including Friends Loop, Mount Stanley, Sunrise Track, Chick Hill, Mount Buffalo, Loggers Lane and the Alpine Views Track. The photo is of Jeanette and Michael’s Pod,…

COVID19: Phase 2 program advice.

We will continue our informal program of walking in ‘Pods’ to provide opportunity for members to join for social walks within the COVID19 restrictions, however under the Phase 2 starting June 1 we will ‘network’ the Pods. Five Groups have been formed, and have stepped out together for local walks. 39 members have signed up…

Mount Meg : July 9

This nice little adventure was originally proposed by Adrian as a Pod walk, but eventually morphed into a full club walk.

However, regardless of the pedigree, nine happy walkers enjoyed this scenic six kilometre outing on a glorious winter’s day.

We met at Rotary Park at 10am, and set off in convoy for Thoona, and then via Sayers Road, and Amery Road South to the start.

From here, we followed the faint foot-pad to the ridge-line, and then followed this through to the environs of Mount Meg.

Morning tea was enjoyed at a nice rocky outcrop, and lunch at the Mount itself.

Many granite outcrops were encountered on the way, all of them with a pink hue (caused by the presence of potassium feldspar plagioclase : Geology 101), and we made use of these rocky settings for our seating.

The views were excellent, with the Wabonga Plateau and Mount Cobbler on the skyline, and lush green fields closer to the ridge.

Wildlife included many kangaroos, a soaring wedge-tail eagle, and several groups of chough, which didn’t seem to like our presence.

The documentation for the area mentions two aboriginal art sites, but we were not able to find these.

As mentioned, we were following a faint foot-pad all the way, and the terrain under our feet was far from smooth, making progress quite slow.

We covered the six kilometres in four hours, and found trekking poles to be a great asset.

Many Thanks to Adrian and Geoff for guiding us on this very enjoyable walk.

For future users of this route, Adrian has a marked up topo map of the area; and for GPS users, Chris M has assembled a GPX file, covering the GPS waypoints.

The meeting of the Pods : June 27

It was an early (9am) start for the Jamsparks Pod on the 27th, and the Pod headed out along Ridge Track, towards Mount Glenrowan. Morning tea was held at Chick Hill (a short detour from Ridge Track), and then the Pod continued to Mount Glenrowan for lunch at Morgan’s Lookout. It was a great day…

Pod walks, June 2020

The 10 member Pod system introduced as a response to the pandemic is working well, and in the past few weeks Pod members have tackled, Reform Hill, and the riverside walk at Myrtleford (10km) White Box Walk (8.5km, Chiltern Mt Pilot NP) Barrys Falls (Eldorado, 16km) Sunrise Track (Warby Ranges, 7km) Here is Michael’s blog…

Bushwalking update: June 16

At the last committee meeting (via Zoom, 14/06) it was decided to continue with our walking Pods until the end of June, but to advertise the walks to all members. As well, continuing on from July 1, # we will continue with the non-sharing of vehicles, both via car pooling and car shuffling. # walks…

POD Walks and Misc News

The Pod walking system is in full swing, and in the past few weeks Pod leaders have taken their flock to a range of different venues in the North-east, including Friends Loop, Mount Stanley, Sunrise Track, Chick Hill, Mount Buffalo, Loggers Lane and the Alpine Views Track. The photo is of Jeanette and Michael’s Pod,…

COVID19: Phase 2 program advice.

We will continue our informal program of walking in ‘Pods’ to provide opportunity for members to join for social walks within the COVID19 restrictions, however under the Phase 2 starting June 1 we will ‘network’ the Pods. Five Groups have been formed, and have stepped out together for local walks. 39 members have signed up…