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Discussion: Don't use up your walking destinations

in: PrueD; PrueD > 2020-08-02

Aug 2, 2020 8:55 AM # 
... you'll need them in the next 6 weeks. So sorry for Melburnians and all Vic people.
Aug 2, 2020 9:04 AM # 
Are you doing the Bendigo Bushland trail? I'm keen to do that sometime. I think with stage 3 restrictions we're still ok to do exercise with one other person (not sure if Stanley counts)
Aug 2, 2020 10:52 PM # 
He doesn't count (in that situation) - as you can't legally/morally leave him at home.
Aug 2, 2020 11:47 PM # 
We actually haven't got round to registering him yet so he isn't yet counted as a member of society (but is a member of two O clubs)
Aug 2, 2020 11:54 PM # 
Uncle JiM:
Good to see Stanley got his priorities right ;)
Aug 3, 2020 3:12 AM # 
Bendigo Bushland Trail is poorly designed. Plan is to design a route that makes more use of the bush.
Aug 3, 2020 3:23 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
The new planned route around K Flat is to take the GDT from Diamond Hill out to K Gully/Phillis St/No 7 Res/Crusoe and back onto Carcoola Drive
Aug 3, 2020 4:37 AM # 
My plan.
Start at Lake Weroona.
Bike track to Prouses Rd of Creek Trail to White Hills Cemetery (or via White Hills map, Botanic gardens.).
Get into Jackass Flat Reserve, thence to Ironstone Hill, Perfumed Garden, Peter the Great, Fiddlers Green, Morton Ridge.
Connect to Devonshire via the track through Sailors Creek.
Royal George Company, Specimen Hill, then the track along the channel to Myers Creek.
Myers Creek, Brown Reef, Dead Bullock Gully, Crusoe.
Cross Highway, Coliban Main Channel Track, Kangaroo Gully, Norfolk Hero, OTH, WD.
Head straight for the rail trial and follow it to Bendigo Creek.
I think this minimises the boredom factor.
Aug 3, 2020 5:46 AM # 
How close are you to be able to ring Bendigo with O maps? Might continue walking on a different map everyday this week, I've done 4 accidentally so far.
Aug 3, 2020 6:55 AM # 
Hi Jayne. Back in Benalla now. We used Neil's orienteering map composite at 1:20,000, which was a bit hard to read. Julie led for most of it, and l couldn't say exactly where we went, but some of the cross country bits felt remote, even though you could hear traffic noise.
I'm bunkered down now - injury tally from the 'final fling' weekend is: sprained ankle, grazed knee, bruised hip, grazed and bruised hands, and broken compass! Very enjoyable weekend!
Aug 3, 2020 7:50 AM # 
That's quite an injury count. Hope you recover quickly, sounds like your body needs some time off!
Aug 3, 2020 7:57 AM # 
My list above has 16 maps. They do not fully circle the town. getting from Wildflower Drive to Ironstone Hill is the biggest gap. The suggested route uses bike paths and some unmapped small reserves. Another gap from Specimen Hill to Myers Creek. Most of that can be done on a channel track through a linear bushland reserve. Then you have to cross the highway between Crusoe and Kangaroo Gully using another unmapped area (mostly Reference Area to the north of the route suggested).
Aug 3, 2020 8:00 AM # 
It sounds great, would like to give that a go sometime too.
Aug 3, 2020 9:06 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
You can see all the maps here
Aug 3, 2020 11:14 AM # 
Prue - noooo!

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