Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Lake Elizabeth, Otways. Sunday 1st July 2012
Walkers: Bernard Jordan (leader) Vivian George, Jack Antonas, Sue McKenzie, Alan Dow, Andrew Hackett.
The group comprised members of Geelong Bushwalking Club and Otway Ranges Walking Track Association who were not deterred by the drizzly rain that we experienced all day. We commenced the walk at the West Barwon Dam, which was overflowing for the first time in eleven years. We followed one of the walking/bike trails parallel to the reservoir for some 4kms to the Kaanglang Road and thence to the car-park picnic area for lunch.
From there we walked to and around Lake Elizabeth. The far end was flooded a few days before, but passable for us. On the return, we chose a different trail on which we saw a solitary cyclist, quite a number of birds, many colourful fungi, and Otway snails that Alan was able to identify.
Although the walk is graded Medium, it took us about five and a half hours to complete, but was, nevertheless, enjoyed by all.