A solid group of walkers was guided by Jeremy Holland through some remote corners of Mount Alexander east on Sunday. The walk started with a pleasant stroll along the water race, before angling up the mountain south of Aqueduct Creek: a reasonably strenuous ascent through lovely bushland [including some magnificent Red Gums and monumental granite boulders]. We returned along the Ballantinia Track. The walk was enhanced by a dense mist, which obscured possible views but more than made up for it by endowing the bush with an intriguingly mysterious air.
Many thanks to Jeremy for navigating us through a route none of us had seen before, to corners of the Mount rarely visited. And our thanks to Coliban Water for permission to walk along this closed section of the race.
June’s walk will be led by Ian Higgins along Campbell’s Creek. Check the walks program on this website for details.
More walk photos follow:
Believe it or not, there’s a great view behind that mist–we think. Photo: Noel Young
Jeremy was the leader and we all had a very good walk. Excellent in fact. A bit steep
at times and going through the tunnel under the channel was a bit strenuous but we
all made it.