Brandy Creek to Young’s Hut Overnight Walk : January 7-8

What an adventure we had! On Saturday, 12 intrepid walkers left from the Brandy Creek Mine picnic area (about five kilometres from Mount Hotham) towards Omeo, and trudged down to the Cobungra River on the Brandy Creek Firetrail, then ascending up tough Paling Spur onto the Bogong High Plains.

We walked across open plains and through marshy swamps, until we finally arrived at our destination, Young’s Hut on the upper Bundara River, where we would set up camp

We awoke the next morning, to a heavy dew, and an amazing sunrise. Our return home took us along the ridge, with spectacular views and down a steep descent, back to the river for lunch. The steep incline, for the final section of our walk, was quite gruelling!!

We agreed that it had been a great adventure, which required lots of resilience. Thanks to Trevor for organising this hard walk, and for showing us how to cross the Cobungra River, in spectacular style.

Coming Events
Saturday, 21st January.
Sugarloaf Walk, Beechworth; Lesley, 0439 776 687

A medium walk of about nine kilometres on fire trails in the Woolshed Valley, with a great view from Mount Sugarloaf. Steep, and a bit washed out in parts.

Sunday, 5th February
In the Forest around Stanley; Marita, 0427 521 122

An easy 8.5km walk around Stanley, with an ascent and descent of only 90m. The walk meanders through the forest, mostly on gravel roads, and mostly in the shade. Should be perfect for a mid-summer walk

Wednesday, 8th February
Beechworth Waters Walk; Andy, 0439 209 749

An easy amble along Silver Creek, around Lake Sambell and briefly down the Gorge before taking refreshments in the town! Approximately seven kilometres; easy, mostly on bush tracks.

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