Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August Walk

Allambee Beek Falls, 
Sunday 5th August, 2012
Walkers:  Jack Antonas, Tony Cook, Gabriel Fuller, Andrew Hackett, Nola Hardess, Bernard  Jordan (leader), Sue McKenzie, Jennifer Morrow, Les Roe, Julie Sabol, Stephanie Van Patenhove, Sue Wesson. (Members/ visitors of GBC and Otway Ranges Walking Track Association.)

The walk commenced at the corner of Mount Sabine and Curtis roads. We walked some 2.5km down Curtis "road" to where the "road" turns left, then followed a ribboned route through the forest leading approximately south to Cumberland river. We intended to take the nearby route somewhat east of this route, but missed it! Never mind, we arrived at Staircase Falls, and then moved on to the grander Allambee Beek Falls. Drizzly rain and a howling wind in the forest canopy above accompanied us for the rest of the day. The route south went up, sideways, down to a creek, and up finally to a car on Wye River Road, some 3 km east of Mount Sabine Road.  (In retrospect, I should have left all the cars but one at the end of the walk.) The company was good,  a few great giants among the forest dwarfing us. Most of us ended with coffee at Martian cafe at, of course, Deans Marsh. 5 and a bit hours, including breaks, for the walking. 

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