Whorouly Ridgetop. Saturday, 14th July

In quite cold but windless and sunny conditions, Adrian led 23 humans, and one very well – behaved dog (Ted), along farm tracks for about 9kms, just south of the Snow Road and west of Whorouly.

This led us to climb up onto the same ridge which was ascended by Hume and Hovell in November 1824.

Like us, the explorers enjoyed the magnificent view over the mountains, with Bogong and the High Plains standing out on the horizon.

From a high saddle where we had a short rest, we could see Mt Buffalo, as named 194 years ago, despite the local aborigine’s name being associated with the Echidna.

Adrian read out part of Hovell’s journal, describing the widespread small fires that dominated the valley back then.

After observing the beckoning Warby Ranges to the west, we continued this delightful hike back down towards the Carboor Everton road and Pat’s delectable cuppa and fresh biscuits.

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Saturday, 28th July

Tawonga Gap to Running Creek

Bob, 5766 2773

A medium to hard discovery walk of approx 18km, commencing at Tawonga Gap overlooking the Kiewa Valley.

This walk is on 4WD tracks at altitudes of 800m to 1100m.

As you move up to the slopes where precipitation is higher, the forest generally becomes taller, wetter, darker and denser and it is these alpine ash forests that form the most extensive zone in the Australian Alps.

The dominant trees, a mixture of eucalypts, are taller and grow close together, the understorey is made up of ferns and small trees.

Tracks include the Tawonga Gap, Smart Creek and Running Creek Divide Tracks. Extensive views towards Running Creek, Mt Porepunkah and Mt Jack.

The track descends to a pine plantation in the Running Creek Valley

Sunday, 12th August

Middle Creek Valley and Ridge Top Walk

Jeanette, 0417 546 974

We have a guest leader for this medium walk of approx 9km, mostly on bush tracks.

This walk includes a climb through native bush of about 1km, and a possible creek crossing.

Taking in Kelly Cave, and a walk along the ridge, with limited viewing points, but with views to the Middle Creek and Ryan’s Creek valleys.

BYO compass for a chance to learn some navigation, and good bush skills with our guest walks leader.

A similar but different walk to the last one we did in this area

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