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WALKS PROGRAMME & EVENTS CALENDAR
Spring 2018

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  18-October-2018


News Headlines
New Fee Structure from Sept 2018
September 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.
1Saturday   Easy-medBUS TRIP - Surf Coast Walk Cost=$20. Two options: 14km (E-M) & 18km (M)Celine 
1Saturday   MediumKinglake: Masons Falls circuit. (16km) incl Mt Sugarloaf.Erryn 
2Sunday   Easy-medAireys Inlet Moggs Creek (14km) Andrew 
3Clubnight   SocialIntroduction to Overnight Pack-Carrying Jan 
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.
Jan 
8Saturday   MediumDandenong Ranges - Gembrook & Emerald (16km) Jen 
9Sunday   Easy-medMornington Peninsula: Greens Bush Highfield to Bushrangers Bay (13km) Carly 
15-16Weekend (base-camp)    Wilsons Prom: Working Bee with Friends of The Prom Tanveer 
15Saturday   MediumAnglesea river canoeing and heathland hike; (15km) extra cost $15Kyle 
16Sunday   Easy-medBayside Coastal Trail (Mentone to Elwood) (15km) Erryn 
22-23Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumGrampians: Major Mitchell Plateau (26km) Cost=$11 camping fee + booking fee.David 
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.

Committee 
23Sunday   Easy-medDandenong Ranges: John's Hill (13km)
Meet 8.45am Upper Ferntree Gully station (outside Visitor Information Centre)
Dani 
28-30Long weekend (accommodated)   Med-hard Albury/Wodonga accommodated w/e
Day walks to Pine Mountain, Flaggy Creek Gorge, Mt Granya
Erryn 
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.
Ken 
28-30Long weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardGippsland: Grand Strzelecki Track with river crossingsSpira&Kudzie 
29Saturday   MediumAnglesea to Point Addis (14km) Jen 

 

October 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.
1Clubnight    Kumano Kodō - Japan's Ancient Pilgrimage Trail
One of Japan's most remote and rewarding journeys, the Kumano Kodō hiking route weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai, the 'Kumano Old Road' is today open to all modern-day seekers and wanderers.

The night will be presented by Emmy, one of the club's regular walkers who recently walked this wonderful trail.
New walkers welcome
Emmy 
6Saturday   MediumNavigation Training - Mt Disappointment State Forest Ken 
6Saturday   MediumWombat State Forest: Jubilee Lake - Sailors Falls (19km) Sharnee 
7Sunday   MediumKinglake: Andrew Hill (12km) Michael 
13-14Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medBeginner pack-carry: Wilsons Prom - Sealers Cove (9+9km) Bec 
13Saturday   MediumToolangi State Forest: Tanglefoot Loop & Myrtle Gully Loop (20km) Erryn 
14Sunday   Easy-medSan Remo: George Bass Coastal Walk Emma 
20Saturday   Med-hardLerderderg State Park: Blackwood Circuit (16km) Rachel 
21Sunday   MediumSpargo Werribee River Circuit (16km) Erryn 
27Saturday   EasyCoburg walk to Farmers Market (10km) Cathy
28Sunday   MediumGarden of St Erth - Wombat State Forest (16km) Derek

 

November Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3- 6Melb Cup w/e (pack-carry)   Med-hardAlpine National Park: Mount Cobbler Plateau (29km) Erryn&Kyle
3- 6Melb Cup w/e (pack-carry)   HardAlpine National Park: Razor - Viking circuit. Limit 8.Stephen
4Sunday   MediumMt Donna_Buang / Mt Boobyalla / Mt Victoria (15km)
Meet 8.45am Ringwood station (in front of RSL)
Sonya 
10-11Weekend (base-camp)    Wilsons Prom: Working Bee with Friends of The Prom Jan
10Saturday   Med-hardYea: Switzerland Ranges - Jacks Creek (13km) Ken
10Evening   Easy-medYou Yangs night walk with sunset outdoor dinner. Limit 12.Andrew
11Sunday   MediumWombat State Forest: Werribee River Mt Hope Circuit (16km) Erryn
13Clubnight   SocialGear Night (note change to a Tuesday evening).

Venue is Backpacking Light, 373 Little Bourke St, 7.15pm. Boots, clothing and other bushwalking equipment will be showcased, with a special discount for any gear purchased on the night.

  
17Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medMt Cole State Forest: Beeripmo Circuit. (Beginner pack carry)Craig 
17Saturday   Med-hardLal Lal Bungal Circuit (23km) Rachel 
18Sunday   Easy-medYarra Valley: O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail (15km)
Meeting point: 8.45am Ringwood station (in front of RSL)
Jeff 
24-25Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumAlpine National Park: Mt Feathertop via Bungalow Spur (22km) Jon 
24-25Weekend (base-camp)   Med-hardRubicon Valley - Mt Torbreck - Rubicon Aqueduct Trail (30km) David 
24Saturday   MediumDandenong Ranges: Emerald - Belgrave (19km) Marina 
25Sunday   Easy-medMarysville Red Hill - Wilks Creek (16km) Stuart 

 

December Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Saturday   Med-hardMt Buller via Round Mountain & West Ridge Stephen 
2Sunday   Easy-med
Christmas Party (Healesville)
Bus Trip - two walk options, followed by lunch at the Grand Hotel, Healesville.
Cost $43 (members), $53 (non-members) includes lunch and transport by charter bus.
Celine
26-30Extended (accommodated)   Medium+Mt Buller ski lodge accommodation.
Day walks in the Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and Timbertop areas.
Cost=$200 (members)/$210 (non-members)
David
26-30Extended pack-carry   Med-hardMt. Kosciuszko - The Main Range. (68km)
(Climb the 10 highest mountains in Australia)
Bruce

 

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