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Discussion: Mt Pilot

in: PrueD; PrueD > 2018-08-14

Aug 14, 2018 11:08 AM # 
That's going to be a whopper of a rogaine if the map area stretches all the way from the Strathbogies to Beechworth :) Teams won't need to carry a space blanket - they can just wrap themselves up in the map!
Aug 14, 2018 11:32 AM # 
Haha. There is another Mt Pilot in the 'Bogies. Because of the confusion l believe its name has recently been changed to it's original name - Mt Barunghup (or something like that).
Aug 14, 2018 11:45 PM # 
That will confuse with the Baringhup to the west of Bendigo.
Aug 15, 2018 10:48 AM # 
It was the 'or something'. Barunghup must have been stuck in my head from Oing (or changed by autocorrect). It was in fact Mr Barranhet. Hopefully thee is not another one of these.

Incidentally, just to stir up the pigeons a little - there is an awful lot of granite into the Strathbogies and l sure there must be areas suitable for O (tough country, l know, but Jim says we all need hardening up). Also the Dry Creek/Tallangalook Historic Area has some really serious mining erosion . Maybe some orienteers should come to the rogaine (22 and 23 Sept) for a looky-see.
Aug 15, 2018 11:28 AM # 
Sorry, but I'll be at a '50s-themed wedding...
Aug 15, 2018 12:30 PM # 
It's our ill-fated SL weekend. Good reconnaissance mission though.
Aug 15, 2018 11:23 PM # 
You evil person. I have done some exploring in the Strathbogies. Yes, you could run an orienteering event in some of it. But I can't see the area ever being popular. The mining area- wasn't that where that ex-policeman (avoiding law suits) allegedly didn't drop a trannie down a mineshaft.May have to check it out.
Aug 16, 2018 12:29 AM # 
Yes, l think that's where it didn't happen. That policeman now lives in Benalla.
There's an interesting place nearby called Hell Hole. The 'Bogies are very big and range from open farmland/open forest to impenetrable jungle. I was thinking of the former.
Aug 16, 2018 4:55 AM # 
There are a couple of largish and smallish cliffs in the Bogies that have captured climbers attention over the years. Teneriffe for small stuff, the Garden Range for bigger stuff and Kobyboyne. Interesting, these areas have the same reputation as orienteering in the range. They are there but there are better places to go.
Aug 16, 2018 7:03 PM # 
I did some exploring around Ruffy a few years back and thought there could be areas similar to Tanunda Range in SA - lots of rock, largely open but with pockets of forest.

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