Mt. Meg Nature Reserve is situated on the outskirts of Thoona. The ascent involves correctly following one of the plethoras of kangaroo tracks throughout the Reserve. Not having those long legs and hopping ability, we struggled at times, scrambling around rocks, climbing over logs, and dodging low boughs. Disconcertingly, Mt Meg kept moving further and further away as we headed towards it, but eventually, we reached the summit in time for lunch. Views over Thoona's laser graded farm paddocks across distant hills were our reward.
A scramble down the steep slope to the fence line shortened the return to our parked cars. On this relatively flat section, one of us [name suppressed] didn't notice a rabbit hole in time to avoid a heavy fall…but thanks to our leader, Helen Spinks, we navigated Mt. Meg safely and with all walkers present.
Walk length: approx. 7kms.