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What’s happening in October? This week on Wednesday 19 October, Judy has planned a midweek walk along Gardiners Creek. Our SOMW walk in the Heidelberg Templestowe area had to be postponed from 9 October to 23 October, due to the very high speed winds. So there is still a chance to walk this pretty forest walk very close to where we all live. Let me know if you are interested. Due to an unidentified bug in the internet, the notes could not be sent out in the usual way. If you are interested in the walk, please download the notes from here.
Because of all the Chagim, we could not schedule a hard walk (SOHW) in October until the very end, during the long weekend in the Dandenongs, there might be one or two SOHW walks on 30th and 31st October. You will have to register your interest with Fairlie and Dennis by 26 October. Oh, and there will also be Medium walks in the Dandenongs during the Cup weekend.
We are going to Lorne in the March weekend in 2017. I think that there might still be some accommodation available at our special group rate. Contact Tania, if you are interested. Walking in Lorne is varied, a great way to stay fit and in the evenings there are great opportunities for dining.
Marion is organizing a Cradle Mountain walk in late January and has some spare spots due to a cancellation. Here is Marion’s description:
Dates: January 29 - February 3. 5 nights, 6 days.
Logistics: all the arrangements for the walk have been made, including land transport from Launceston to Cradle Mountain on January 28 and from Lake St Clair to Launceston on February 3, and accommodation in Cradle Mountain on January 28 and in Launceston on February 3. Due to the cancellation, there is one flight already booked between Melbourne and Launceston, which could be used if the dates suit.
The walk: this is one of the best walks in the world. It's in a stunning alpine region of Tasmania, which includes spectacular glacial lakes and rare deciduous beech forests. The terrain/scenery/vegetation changes throughout the walk, so it's really varied and interesting. The walking itself is not intrinsically difficult for experienced walkers, although it's certainly not a stroll through the park and requires considerable endurance. With the route we're taking, omitting the many possible side trips, there is no scrambling or unduly rough tracks and only one steep climb on the first day. The main challenges are carrying a 5 night pack, being prepared for any kind of weather ranging from heat to blizzards and snow and dealing with the remoteness of the walk. It's a very popular walk but with restrictions on walker numbers it's not unduly crowded once one is on the track. There are huts and camping platforms at each of the designated camp sites and you can choose to sleep communally in the huts but you do need to carry a tent (and everything else you need).
Further information: Here is a good place to start:
There are many other sites/photos etc. on the internet.
Marion would be very happy to discuss this with anyone interested.
The pic at the top of this page was taken at the end of the Beeripmo walk in December. We (Ramblers) have never been to Beeripmo before, but Boris planned well and we had a great day. It is a beautiful forested area between Ballarat and Ararat, well worth the walk.
Our midweek walk on January 21st was cancelled as many walkers decided that they would not walk in the rain and there were insufficient walkers for an official walk. 3 walkers decided to go ahead and walk and the rain stopped as they started walking.
On Sunday February 7th Irena will lead the Medium walkers on an easy walk in Churchill National Park only 40 minutes from Caulfield.
On Wednesday February 17th Arie will lead an easy Midweek walk along the Yarra in Richmond
On Sunday 28th February Eitan will lead a Hard walk to Cape Schanck. But if the weather prediction for 28th Feb is for a very hot day, then we will reschedule to Sunday February 21st.
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