The Benalla Bushwalking club travelled to Eight Mile Flat on the Howqua River on a glorious sunny morning to walk to Ritchies Hut last week.
The hut was originally built as a base for fishing and the only access is by foot along a 6km high level track or by horseback along a track that crosses the river 13 times.
The group took the high track and had many stops along the way to admire the amazing flowers and scenery.
Their plan was to return along the horseriding track, however, the river was running fast and deep, forcing them to turn back.
The return journey gave members the opportunity to enjoy the flowers and spectacular views of the river in the valley below.
●If you are interested in joining the Benalla Bushwalking, contact Neville at [email protected]
Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26: Razorback Walk/Federation Hut.
Friday night at starts at Harrietville so as to get an early start Saturday, before driving to Mt Hotham to start the Razorback walking track. Walk to Federation Hut with full packs returning the next day either along the Razorback or down Bungalow Spur depending on car numbers. Finish Sunday mid arvo.
●For more information, phone Gary on 58252520.
Fainters with a twist
Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3: The club has been doing the Fainters Walk for many years, usually over the same walking tracks.
This year I am proposing to vary the walk route by driving to Big Hill Tower and camping near the horse yards at Bogong Jack’s, which means the walk up to the Fainters can be completed without full packs.
●For more information, phone leader Ian Barry on 0457940564.