Long and short FOBIF walks, June 16 2024

Long Walk – Boundary Creek

The long walk this year explores Boundary Creek in the Upper Loddon State Forest. It is an area not frequently visited and the creek and surrounds have a fairly remote feel with attractive bush and an absence of tracks.

With a total distance of 13.4 km of which 8.8 km is off-track it is definitely one for the keener walkers.

To begin we have a long uphill trudge on Ridge Road for 4.6 km before dropping sharply down an untracked spur to meet Boundary Creek.

From here we turn left and follow it all the way back to the Drummond-Vaughan Road, a distance of 8.3 km. Sounds easy enough perhaps: but a degree of agility and concentration is required for the creek section. There is no track and progress is made either rock hopping in the creek bed or following the banks on either side.

It is quite slow going but at the same time very pretty, especially if there is some water flowing which there usually is at this time of year.

We leave the Community House at 9 am, the drive takes about ½ hour each way and the walk should take at least 6 hours with suitable breaks included. Therefore come prepared for a full but hopefully enjoyable day out. Contact Jeremy Holland 0409 933 046 for more information.

Short walk – Mount Alexander (Leanganook)

This slow-paced walk will be led by fungi expert Joy Clusker. Meet at usual time (9.30am) at the Community House or Dog Rocks (9.45am). See the walks page or contact Joy Clusker 0403 828 566 for more information.

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