Alpine Views : June 27

There were 15 enthusiastic (and optimistic) walkers on this adventure, all of whom braved the very grey conditions left by the overnight/early morning rain.

The objective for the day was to walk the much loved Alpine Views Track of the Warby Ranges, and we opted to access this route from the Salisbury Falls car-park, rather than the usual access via Wenhams Camp.

Setting off with all of our wet weather gear, we walked up the ridge system from the start, then swung around to Mount Warby, with a brief morning tea on the way.

From Mount Warby, we headed north, so as to pick up the start of the Alpine Views Track.

Lunch was enjoyed on a rocky outcrop, and we then returned to our cars via the ridge system.

On the way back we had a quick look at Salisbury Falls; they were not running as well as expected, but still very scenic.

Overall, a very enjoyable walk, with a good crew – but no views until the last 20 minutes of the descent back to the start.

The distance planned for walk was about 12 kilometres, and we covered this in about five hours.

[Chris M]

Forthcoming Events:
Sunday, 11th July. Murmungee Escarpment. Anne, 0409 208 218.

The Murmungee Circuit walk is a medium to hard walk of approx 15k, including a steep ascent up the Zig-Zag track, an historic foot access track to Beechworth. Starting with 7k along rural unsealed roads to the start of the ascent, the walk returns westwards along the ridge of the escarpment, overlooking the patchwork of farming, and revegetation with fine views across the basin to the distant hills.

A good level of fitness is required, with some stretches of undefined tracks. [AWTGS-3]

Saturday, 24th July. Eldorado Waterfalls. Jeanette, 0417 546 974

A medium walk of approx 13k from Eldorado township, taking in the local waterfalls, including the Larrawallup Falls along Clear Creek, then continuing on to a lookout over Eldorado township.

Elevations of 200m at start, down to approx 190m in Eldorado township, up to 400m along Ramsays Track, to 260m at the lookout. [AWTGS-3]

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