R.Pepper - Trek 11 Mt Disappointment
Date and time: Sunday 5th January Wallan 9am departure
Description: The Mt Disappointment forest offers tracks covering various terrain, a sense of history and brilliant views out across one of Melbourne’s more picturesque water catchments.
Possible stops (These may change) Andersons Garden with views of the reservoir and Blairs Hut picnic area. Andersons Garden boasts a small creek which makes for a pleasant stop, especially for kids.
Weather: Melbourne region in January – It's "Melbourne" it should be warm to hot but it may also rain.
Equipment: Vehicles need to be capable of having some type of hill climb gearbox or have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club). Usual recovery gear should be carried. Minimum required would be two shackles and a snatch strap rated for your vehicle.
Trip Standard: Easy to Medium- Some hills will be greasy after rain, most of the hills have spoon drains which will require high clearance and slow speed to cross. There is likely to be some slippery mud near water crossings.
Fuel: Available in Wallan (There is no fuel available in Strath Creek)
Distance: Approx. distance of 220 Km, round trip from Melbourne CBD.
Duration: 1 day
Convoy limit: 10 vehicles
Meeting arrangements We plan to meet at Wallan Coles car park meeting at 8.45am for 9am departure.
We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in Strath Creek or the lookout prior to Strath Creek – probably earlier depending on the conditions.
Trip Leader: Tim Douglas m: 0438 612 679
Trek Managers: Gavin Lilley, m: 0499 499 197