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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Summer 2015

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  23-March-2015

News Headlines
'Wild' Magazine guest speaker - Clubnight 13th April
John & Monica Chapman - Clubnight 4th May
January Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
18Sunday   Easy-medMornington Peninsula. Gunnamatta – Cape Schanck David 
19Clubnight    New Walkers Information and Slide Night. Celebrating 75 Years of Walking. Venue Library@ The Dock 7.30pm.  
24-26Long weekend (base-camp)   MediumAustralia Day Weekend: Mt Buffalo. Base Camp at Freeburgh. Walks on Mt Buffalo. Cost $45+trip fee. Trip Code 240115David 
24-26Long-weekend (pack-carry)   Medium+Australia Day Weekend Pack Carry: Bogong High Plains. Falls Creek – Mt Jim – Mt Hotham Contact leader for info by 19 Jan due to limited spaces.Robert 
25Sunday   MediumWombat State Forest. McLaughlin’s Lookout. (15km) Chris 
26Day   Med-hardAustralia Day - Lerderderg State Park day walk. Pyrete Range. (12 km) Chris 


February Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
A PDF copy of the new summer program (including full leaders'  
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1Sunday   Easy-medFrench Island. (12km)
Note early start: 8am at the city meeting place or 9:45am at Stony Point ferry terminal. Cost = $26 ferry + booking fee.
2Clubnight    Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Presentation by Savas Mercouriou. Venue Library@ The Dock 7.30pm.  
7- 8Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumWilsons Promontory. Waterloo Bay - Refuge Cove – Sealers Cove. Ken 
8Sunday   EasyDandenongs. Emerald Lake – Wright Forest. (12km) Sonya 
14Saturday   Med-hardMt Dandenong – Olinda Falls – Doongalla Homestead. (18km) Pete 
15Sunday   EasyDandenong Ranges. Lysterfield Park. (14km) Lisa 
21-24Extended pack-carry   Med-hardSouth West Tasmania. Mt Anne Circuit. Contact Leader for info & to enquire early - Limit 6 people.Robert 
21-22Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumAlpine Walking Track: Mt Erica – Mt Whitelaw (Baw-Baw Plateau)Stephen 
22Sunday   EasyBacchus Marsh. Coimadai Creek. (11km) Lutz 
28Saturday   MediumLerderderg Gorge. Mt Blackwood Track – Long Point Spur. Some rock hopping.Ken 


March Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Sunday   Easy-medGembrook. Bunyip State Park – Tree Fern Walk. (10km) Emma 
2Clubnight    Trekking Nepal in comfort. Presentation by Ken Sussex. Venue Library@ The Dock 7.30pm.  
7- 9Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumLabour Day Weekend: Mt Baw Baw. Accommodation at EdSki Lodge. Cost $71 + trip fee. Bookings by Feb 16th. Trip Code 070315David 
7- 9Long-weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardLabour Day Weekend: Licola. Horse Yards – Moroka Gorge – Snowy Bluff. Ken 
8Sunday   MediumMarysville. Lake Mountain - Snow Gum Walk. (12km) Andrew 
15Sunday   Med-hardWarburton - Mt Donna Buang. (15km) Features 1000m of climbing!Sonya 
21-22Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumLicola: McFarlane Saddle - Wellington Plain - The Sentinels. Andrew 
22Sunday   MediumDandenongs. Mt Evelyn Forest. (11km) Lutz 
28Saturday   Med-hardLerderderg State Park. Old River - Bears Head Range. (17km) David 
29Sunday   MediumMt Macedon. Willimigongon Creek. (12km) Rafal 


April Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3- 6Long-weekend (pack-carry)   Medium+Easter: The Bluff - Mt Magdala - Mt Howitt - Howqua River. Bruce
3- 6Long weekend (base-camp)   MediumEaster: Howqua River. Base Camp at Eight Mile Creek. Day walks to Ritchies Hut, Eagles Peaks and The Bluff.TBC 
3- 6Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumEaster: Ballarat - Daylesford. The Wallaby Track. Accommodation in Ballarat. Cost $144 + trip fee. Bookings by Mar 2nd. Trip Code 030415. Limit 10.Craig 
5Sunday   Easy-medGeorge Bass Walk - Easter Egg Hunt. (14km) Bass CoastAndrew
13Clubnight    'Wild' Magazine editor Campbell Phillips   


May Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
4Clubnight    John & Monica Chapman. New Zealand bushwalks: The Dragons Teeth and Five Passes.  



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