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Eildon: Lake Views & Ridgetop Tracks

  • 19 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Yea and Eildon
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Eildon: Lake Views & Ridgetop Tracks

Date and time:  9:00am, Sunday 19 March 2023 

Description:   Families Welcome.  Please contact your trip leader if you are unsure of any of the following requirements for this trip.

Taking some back tracks we drive to the Paps for some great views (weather dependent) before heading to the Delatite Arm of Lake Eildon. After finding the Canoe Tree, we climb to the top of Highett Ridge before descending this scenic ridgetop track to Lake Eildon. Driving around the shoreline we will investigate some of the many lake edge camping areas.

As this is a Medium trip with possible hard sections (weather and track condition dependent) we require participants to have completed Proficiency driver training.

Please bring all your food and water for the day. We will have morning and afternoon tea and picnic lunch in the bush so please bring your food and water supplies with you ready for easy preparation.   

We highly recommend RACV Total Care or similar plus full Ambulance Cover.

The trip may be changed at the discretion of the trip leaders for many reasons including weather and the safety of participants.

No pets, firearms or trailers please.

Weather:  Please check the weather forecast leading up to the trip 

Equipment:   Low range, Snatch strap and 2 rated shackles, Rated recovery points, air compressor and tyre gauge, 5 watt UHF radio, clothing and boots suitable for walking in the bush and wet, hot and cold conditions, Maxtrax if you have them, First aid kit, satellite phone of you have one.

All Terrain or Mud Terrain tyres.

Drones are only able to be used where legally allowed and away from people and vehicles.

No camper trailers, pets or firearms

Trip Standard:  Medium with possible hard sections

Fuel:  A full tank ex Melbourne or Yea.  Fuel is available in Yea and Mansfield. 

Distance:  Melbourne to Yea 133kms. Yea to Mansfield 220kms . 

Duration: 1 day 

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles 

Meeting arrangements:  We will meet at the Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea and depart at 9.00am.  If you plan to get coffee beforehand then you will need to arrive a little earlier.  We will aim to finish about 4.00pm at Mansfield. 

Trip Leaders:  John and Prue Hasler, phone 0439 890 688, email p.thwait@bigpond.net.au


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