Saturday, January 25, 2014
Walk Report Dec 2013 - Wye Canyon
Walkers:- Richard Gilbert (leader), Alan Dow, Bernard Jordan, Kim Attard, Les Rowe, Patricia Dressel, Jenny Grice, Wendy Speer, Glen Stert, Digby Williamson, Andrea Lau, Philipp Ruiter.
Sunday the first was a fine sunny, perfect day for a change, and the falls were spectacular.
11 of us including 2 visitors from
representation from Camperdown and Geelong Bushwalking clubs, as well as ORWTA
members set out from the Kennett Track starting point at about 10.30am.
I found the starting point first try, unlike the last attempt on April Fools day this year. The old bicycle near the start of the track is still there.
There was quite a lot of vegetation over the benched logging track on the descent to
which slowed down
The river was higher than I have experienced it after heavy Spring rains.
Growth of blackberry and nettle on the south side of the river made walking in the stream more attractive than pushing through it.
We lunched at the Falls, then retraced our steps downstream, to find the route out to where we left Alan’s car, at the intersection of Mud Rd and Wye Rd.
The climb out was just as steep as last time, marred by some idiots on trail bikes who had torn up the track causing water erosion on the steep slope.
Mud road was as its name suggests, and seems to be popular with trail bikers judging by the damage in evidence, some of it knee deep ruts.
We reached Alan’s car at 5pm which was pretty much on schedule.