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Keith’s Turnaround Tour Revisited

Keith’s Turnaround Tour Revisited

Activity Description:

Trip now full as at 15/09/2017. Nominations after this date will be accepted only as reserves in the case of cancellations. Keith’s Turnaround Tour revisited. 12-18 November 2017. Keith Richardson lead the first trip I ever made to the Victorian High Country, in 1996. As recces are not possible for distant trips lasting several days, and the maps left much to be desired, and GPS for recreational users was still several years away, the trip involved a few navigational turnarounds – hence the name “Keith’s turnaround tour”. Despite the turnarounds the trip was memorable for introducing me to the delights of the Vic Alps with its spectacular heights and hidden valleys. This trip will retrace much of the route of that first trip. Day 1 (Sunday) will be a road trip from Canberra to Bright via Tharwa, Adaminaby, Corryong and the Kiewa Valley. Refuel here. Day 2 (Monday) we head off road into the Wonnangatta Valley via St Bernard’s Pass, Mt Selwyn, Whites Track and the Humfray River Track. Day 3 (Tuesday) takes us to the MacAlister River via the Zeka Spur and the Butcher Country Tracks. Day 4 (Wednesday) we pass through Licola (refuel), then up to the Moroka Road, Mt Wellington and Millers Hut. Day 5 (Thursday) we will head for Talbotville after stopping at the East Pinnacle Lookout, descending Billy Goat Bluff Track, crossing the Wonnangatta River at Eagle Vale, then climbing the Cynthia Range. Day 6 (Friday) will take us to Blue Rag Trig, Mount Hotham and Omeo. We have the option of staying at the caravan park or choose from several motels and pubs. Day 7 (Saturday) From Omeo you have several options for a quick return home via good roads and highways. If you are keen for more 4wd’ing you can keep us company through Benambra, the Beloka Road, Mt Hope, Mt Anderson, Mt Pinnibar, and finally down to Tom Groggin before returning home on the sealed roads through Thredbo, Jindabyne and Cooma. I’m not expecting challenging 4wd’ing but the tracks will involve long steep runs in low range both up and down. Daily time in the saddle should be moderate excepting the first and last day which will be longer. Please note that I will have a few non-member (ex-member) participants along on this trip.

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Created by:

Chris Nicholls

Information

Activity Status : Approved

Activity Type : Trip

Trip Leader : Chris Nicholls

Activity Grade : Grade 3

Date From : 12/11/2017

Date to : 18/11/2017

Max Vehicles : 8

Start Time : 8:00 am

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