On Wednesday May 11, twelve walkers from both the Easy and Mid-Week bushwalking groups met at the old tennis courts to set off for Bright on a rather cloudy morning. It started raining when we reached Myrtleford which was rather ominous, but we drove on and had a morning tea stop at Centenary Park in Bright. The rain stopped and we drove to Deacon Avenue to start the climb to Huggins Lookout. The view over the township was great, with quite a lot of autumn colour. After a lot of looking and chatting we went back down to the cars.
Then on to Alpine Park, Wandiligong where we had lunch before setting off for the Wandi Wander. It started at the footbridge over Morses creek, up to School Road where we had great views over the township. It was interesting to see an orchard of persimmons, the trees loaded with lovely golden fruit. Walking south we continued over the Royal Bridge to the “Diggings” where we visited the new building on the site of the old Joss House, and in the opposite direction to the Chinese Bridge. Then on to the Swing Bridge and back to Alpine Park for afternoon tea. The rain started again just as we were leaving to come home. As Vaughan was unable to come on this great walk we had many leaders which created a lot of talk. Marion
Easy Walk - Wednesday 1 June
The Spit in the Winton Wetlands. With the cooler weather, there should be less snakes, so we will do a short version of the Spit walk in the Winton Wetlands. It is an interesting area with historic geological importance. We will leave Benalla at 10.00am.
Easy walk - July 6
The Sunrise track, Warby Ranges. On the sunny side of the range, there is a climb for a start, with good views. Ring Vaughan Cowan 5762 1980. We will leave Benalla at 10.00am.