BRIGHT Wednesday, 10 May '17 On a near perfect autumn day, 12 happy walkers travelled to Bright. Our leader, Vaughan Cowan had chosen this location for the autumn foliage, included The Canyon & Cherry Walks ... distance 10 kms. The Canyon Walk commenced in Centenary Park on the southern bank of the Ovens River passing by amazing narrow water races carved by the hands of early miners through solid rock; interpretative signage added to this part of our history. After reaching the railway bridge (Alpine Rail Trail) we retraced our steps to the Suspension Bridge over the Ovens River to return on the northern bank. This track lead us to scenic river & town views, steps down to the river & interesting rock formations. Following lunch, upstream on the Cherry Walk (named after the Cherry family) also reflecting the past, passing by areas rehabilitated following alluvial gold mining & further documentation. Crossed the river on the footbridge to the northern bank with more photo opportunities & afternoon tea amongst the vibrant colours of the introduced deciduous trees. Many thanks to Vaughan for another memorable visit to Bright, a canvas of colour plus incorporating the history of the gold rush era.
We will be visiting Mount Glenrowan in the Warby Ranges. Normally we walk from the Tamanick Gap, but this time we will start from Wirrinya Avenue off the Warby Range road and climb Chick Hill on the way. There is a steep climb for the first 400 m, but there are good views even if it is foggy, and the climb will keep you warm. We lunch overlooking Glenrowan and return the same way. We leave Benalla at 9.30am. Please let me know if you intend to walk on 5762 1980.