This month's Mid-Week Walk, ably led by John Boehm, was held in a favourite Park: Mount Buffalo. In refreshing Alpine summer weather, 9 walkers began the 8km trek at Lake Catani Picnic Ground, then branched off onto the Underground River track. This track included several taxing sections of steep rocky steps! We stopped for a brief rest and (for some brave souls) an inspection of the Underground River's entrance cave, before climbing the steep steps up to The Chalet Picnic Ground. From there, several short walks to viewing points enabled us to enjoy a bird's eye view of the misty, fertile Ovens Valley far below. After a welcome lunch break and a circuit of the Grand Old lady, The Chalet, we retraced our steps to the cars, diverting briefly to observe the micro hydro-electric generator, providing power to Lake Catani Campground. Afternoon tea at the picnic ground replenished our energy for the drive home. We all agreed it was a wonderful day out. We hope to see the two new participants, John Lane and Lyn Hawken, on future walks.
Photographs: Bev Thornell
Wednesday 12 February 2020: Mt Buffalo S-3-3
Lake Catani to Chalet via underground river track and return via lake walk. Should access to the road to Mt Buffalo be closed still, an alternative walk will be arranged
Meet at the Tennis Courts Barkly St (behind Aldi)
Leave Meet 7.45am Benalla 8 am
Leader: John Boehm 0428 254801
Benalla Bushwalking Group's 'Mid Week Walks'
Walks organised by the Benalla Bushwalking Club Inc. held on the second Wednesday of each month, weather permitting. These walks are suitable for the retired person of reasonable fitness. U3A members wishing to go on these walks need to join the Benalla Bushwalking Club for insurance purposes. Membership fees at present are $45 per person or $40 incl. $5 discount if paid before March 31. We pool cars and share transport costs.
The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday at 9.30 am or thereabouts at the Barkly Street carpark - old tennis courts behind Aldi. Information on meeting times for specific walks will be included in newsletters and on the calendar on the website.
Convenor & Contact Details
John Boehm 0428 254 801