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Summer 2018

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  16-January-2018

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January Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
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7Sunday   EasySt Kilda to Half Moon Bay (14km) Fish and chips, plus a swim at Half Moon BayKathleen 
13-14Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumBeginner pack-carry - Mt Stirling (includes visit to Craigs Hut). Departs Saturday morning.Stephen 
13-14Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumTarra Bulga National Park - The Grand Strzelecki Track Part 2 (30km) Billy's Creek and Traralgon CreekCraig 
13Saturday   Easy-medMelbourne Parks & Trees Walking Tour. (15km) ; bring your mykiErryn 
14Sunday   Easy-medLysterfield Park - Lysterfield Lake & Trig Point Lookout. (15km) Tobias 
15Clubnight   SocialClubnight: Introduction to YHA Bushwalking for 2018 Andrew 
20Saturday   Med-hardDandenong Ranges NP: Upper Ferntree Gully to Belgrave (20km) Sonya 
20Saturday   MediumCastlemaine Diggings; Heritage Park Walk. (16km) Castlemaine Station to Old Calder Highway.Erryn 
21Sunday   MediumDom Dom Saddle - Mt Monda - Narbethong (13km) Peter 
26-28Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumBeechworth. Cost=$150.Craig 
26-28Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumFalls to Hotham Alpine Crossing. Shuttle transport cost approx $55. (Book ASAP - only three places left)Jan 
28Sunday   EasyTwo Loops: Fingal Beach & Arthurs Seat (Mornington Peninsula NP) Tobias


February Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! Craig 
2Evening   EasyTwilight Walk - Sandridge Beach to Westgate Park Colin
3- 4Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumSurf Coast Walk: Aireys Inlet to Torquay (14 + 23km)
Departs Saturday morning, cost = $25 (camping) + booking fee.
3Saturday   Med-hardDAWN HIKE - Macedon Ranges Walking Trail (20km) Craig 
3Saturday   MediumMoggs Creek (Greater Otways NP) (19km) Marina
4Sunday   Easy-medGreens Bush to Cape Schanck via Bushrangers Bay (14km) Jonas 
5Clubnight   SocialTrekking the GR20 one of Europe's best walks. Presenters: John & Monica Chapman  
8Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! Craig 
11Sunday   EasyDomino Rail Trail (Trentham to Lyonville) (14km) Mei 
15Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! Craig 
17-18Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardMt Fainter Traverse (Falls Creek to Bogong Village) (19+17km) Stephen
17Saturday   MediumBunyip Ridge Track. (17km) Derek 
18Sunday   MediumTanglefoot Track (Toolangi State Forest). (16km) Andrew 
24Saturday   Easy-medPhillip Island: Cape Woolamai. (8km) David 
25Sunday   EasyTaste of Kyneton festival. (5km) Erryn 


March Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
2- 4Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumNIGHT CLIMB - Feathertop via Bungalow Spur. (Two nights, Friday and Saturday, leave Melbourne Friday evening)Jan 
3Saturday    BUS TRIP - Walhalla. (various walk options)Celine 
4Sunday   MediumWombat State Forest: Spargo Werribee River Circuit (16km) Andrew 
5Clubnight   SocialTibet and Bhutan. Mei 
10-12Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumAlpine National Park: Lake Tali Karng. Craig
17-19Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumWilsons Promontory National Park - staying two nights at Wilson's Prom Lightstation. (This is not a public holiday long weekend, you will need to have the Monday off).Craig
17Saturday    Walk Leader Training Day Tobias 
24- 3 AprExtended pack-carry   HardTasmania: South Coast Track.
Cost approx $500 (Hobart accommodation, flight from Hobart to Melaleuca Inlet) plus Melb-Hobart return airfare.
30- 2 AprLong weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medEASTER - Southern Bogong High Plains. Bruce



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