Reform Hill and Mosaic Trail, Myrtleford : September 20

Eight of us, and two furry friends, Ted and Toby, met at Jones Reserve Myrtleford to begin our walks on Reform Hill. Rain held us up for a while, but we made use of a local cafe for coffee, hot chocolates and other drinks til it was over.

We set off on the Reform Hill Lookout track, past mine shafts and the old quarry, and finally reached the top, with great views over Myrtleford, and a cloud covered Mt Buffalo. We had morning tea, before descending a short distance below the lookout to the Gully Track, and followed this track past lots of wildflowers to the Poverty Reef Loop, our second walk.

This track led to a smaller lookout, and again great views over Myrtleford, and the surrounding countryside. Heading back, we passed the Poverty Mine site, then further round the old Myrtleford reservoir, the Hume and Hovell monument, and the Reform Hill mine site.

Reaching the cars after our six kilometre walk, we drove around to Apex Park, the starting point for our Mosaic Trail walk, and we were joined here by one more walker.

After a leisurely lunch, we walked to Rotary Park, and back looking for the mosaics, a quiet four kilometre stroll alongside the river.

Eight tired hikers were glad to return to their cars, all agreeing it had been a good first walk after six months in isolation. Our ninth hiker, not so tired, is looking forward to more walks with the club.


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