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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Winter 2018

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  31-July-2018

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June Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
A PDF copy of the Walks Program, with full leader contact information,
can be obtained by joining the YHA Bushwalking mailing list.
2Weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardLorne accommodated Cost $20 (one night accommodation)Kyle 
2Saturday   MediumHike and Dinner - Olinda (20km) Craig 
3Sunday   Easy-medSmith's Gully (16km) Andrew 
4Clubnight    YHA Bushwalking Annual General Meeting (7.00pm)

followed by YHA Cross-Country Skiing Club presentation (8.00pm)

9-11Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumLorne accommodated (3km) Day walks include Erskine Falls, Coralyn Cascades, Phantom Falls, Teddy's Lookout. Cost $135 + b/f (three nights accommodation).David 
9-11Long weekend (pack-carry)   HardMt Bogong (42km) David 
9Saturday   MediumAnakie Gorge - The Dam (13km) Agatha 
10Sunday   EasyBells Beach (14km) Hannah 
16-17Weekend (base-camp)   MediumBeeripmo Burrito Base Camp. (21km) Beeripmo Walk in a Day, Mexican Themed Base Camp & Langi Ghiran winery visit on Sunday.Andrew 
16Saturday   MediumSherbrooke Forest & Glen Harrow Park Tree Top Adventure. (11km) (cost $48 + trip fee)Erryn 
17Sunday   Easy-medGreens Bush: Highfield to Bushrangers Bay (13km) Carly 
23-24Weekend (base-camp)   Med-hardSearch and Rescue Training Weekend Paul 
23Saturday   Med-hardLuptons View and Buttongrass Nature Walk (22km) Derek 
24Sunday   Easy-medYou Yangs Northern Range Circuit (13km) Mei 
30Saturday   MediumStieglitz Loop (15km) Kyle 


July Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Sunday   EasyAnnual Sausage Sizzle Walk: Inverleigh Flora Reserve (12km) Chris 
2Clubnight   MediumSnow Camping and Snow Shoe Gear Information Night Presented by Andrew and Bruce  
7- 8Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumFrench Island Tobias 
7Saturday   MediumHeritage Park Walk (16km) Erryn 
8Sunday   Easy-medMarysville (15km)
Meet 8.45am Ringwood station (in front of RSL)
15Sunday   MediumOlinda: RJ Hamer Arboretum (14km)
Meet 8.45am Upper Ferntree Gully station (outside Visitor Information Centre).
Some hills, total climb ~300m.
21-22Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumWarby Ranges (24km) : Warby Escarpment - Jubilee Falls - Mt KillawarraKen 
21Saturday   MediumLake Mountain Guided Snow Shoe Walk (cost $50 + trip fee)Andrew 
22Sunday   MediumYarra River Parklands: Heidelberg to Templestowe (19km) (bring your myki)Erryn 
28Saturday   Easy-medSnow Train Snow Shoe (8km) (cost $145 includes transport & snow shoe hire)Andrew 
29Sunday   Easy-medEganstown / Langdons Hill (14km) Carly 


August Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
A PDF copy of the Walks Program, with full leader contact information,
can be obtained by joining the YHA Bushwalking mailing list.
4- 5Weekend (accommodated)    Regent Honeyeater Tree Planting Weekend (Benalla)
Conservation project to re-establish habitat corridors in the Benalla area.
Free accommodation, dinner Saturday and BBQ Sunday.
4- 5Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardMt Feathertop Snow Walk & Camp (25km) Paul 
4Saturday   MediumCowbar Nudist Camp Circuit (12km) Erryn 
5Sunday   MediumSugarloaf Reservoir Circuit (16km) Jan 
6Clubnight    Backcountry Festival Information Night Andrew 
11-12Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medMt Stirling beginner snow-camping & snow-shoeing weekend. (Snow shoe hire & Alpine Resort entry fees required)Andrew 
11Saturday   MediumCape Schanck to Bushranger Bay (16km) David 
12Sunday   Easy-medHeritage and Whipstick Circuit (Blackwood) (15km) Robert 
18-19Weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardBeaufort accommodated weekend Day walks in Mt Langi Ghiran & Mt Buangor State Parks. Cost $70 (two night's accommodation) + trip fee.Stephen 
19Sunday   MediumWilliamstown Foreshore: Hobson's Bay Trail (17km) Altona to Spotswood (incl. Cherry Lake)Michael 
25-26Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumStrathbogie Ranges (23km) Ken
25Saturday   HardSnow Walk/Climb: Mt Buller West Ridge (ice axe skills required).Paul
26Sunday   MediumMt Evelyn - Silvan Reservoir (15km) Carly


September Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Saturday   Easy-medBUS TRIP - Surf Coast Walk Cost=$20. Two options: 14km (E-M) & 18km (M)Celine
2Sunday   Easy-medAireys Inlet Moggs Creek (14km) Andrew
3Clubnight   SocialIntroduction to Overnight Pack-Carrying   
8-16Extended pack-carry   MediumCape to Cape Walk (Western Australia) (135km)
Seven days walking, the maximum that needs to be carried is three night's food.
8Saturday   MediumDandenong Ranges - Gembrook & Emerald (16km) Jen
9Sunday   Easy-medMornington Peninsula: Greens Bush Highfield to Bushrangers Bay (13km) Carly 
22Saturday    First Aid Training.

Discounted cost=$95, or fully subsidised if you are a current walk Leader.
One day course, held at a Forest Hill venue.

28-30Long weekend (accommodated)   Med-hard Albury/Wodonga accommodated w/e
Day walks to Pine Mountain, Flaggy Creek Gorge, Mt Granya
28-30Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumWyperfeld National Park.
Springtime in the Mallee - highlights include salt-lakes and a several hundred year old river red gum.



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