Bushwalkers back on track
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Benalla Bushwalkers were out and about on Sunday, September 12.
The group took a trek to Paradise Falls and then onto the lookout to view Lake William Hovell, the storage facility on the King River about 15km upstream of Cheshunt.
Walk leader Helen Spinks said the group of 10 started from the car park down a rocky pathway to the falls.
“One can walk around and behind the cascade of water that was flowing strongly after recent rain and was quite spectacular,” Ms Spinks said.
“The track to the lookout required a steady 4.5km climb and was a great spot for lunch.
“There were lots of wild flowers and an abundant number of wattles in full bloom.
“The beauty of bushwalking is that one gets to wander these out of the way spots and (experience) their history.
“The 3km section of the walking track following (the lookout) looks like an old logging track, and one wonders if long ago, bearded men with their bullock teams plied this track hauling logs to some nowforgotten and long-vanished sawmill.”
The Benalla Bushwalkers will be tackling the wild dog rocks walk on Saturday, September 25.
It is a walk through the Southern end of the Tallangalook ranges, to the Wild Dog Rocks.
It is a reasonably easy walk, eight to 10km, and participants will need to bring a raincoat.
For more information, phone John Boehm on 0428 254 801.