Everton Upper to Baarmutha. Friday, 20th July

Ten walkers braved a chilly day last Friday to walk 12kms along the Everton to Beechworth rail trail, returning along bush fringed dirt roads.

The walk commenced near an old molybdenite mine which yielded 21,000 tonnes of ore, essential for the defence industry during both world wars (it’s used for armour plating).

Several eastern grey kangaroos, and a black wallaby, were sighted on the walk route, and the group were fascinated by the brick clad culverts, and bridges of the original railway line built in 1876, the huge embankments (still in excellent order) and the deep cuttings.

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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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