Date(s) - 13 Mar 2022 until 14 Mar 2022
- Grade 3 Medium
- Leader: Leanne
- Phone: 0448 566 777
- Participant numbers:5-8
- Final booking date: Wed 9 March
This 16km return walk leaves from the Reservoir Picnic Area and is all on track except for the last 50 metre rock scramble to the summit.
Parking at the foot of the Mt Mcleod track, we’ll take the scenic shortcut before rejoining the main track and climb for about 6.5km with full packs. The terrain is sometimes fairly rocky with a few steeper sections, narrow ledges and small creek crossings, and is mix of flat, up and down over a 250m change in elevation. Walking poles are recommended.
At Dels Plain we’ll set up camp at the designated campsites, then weather permitting climb another 1km to the summit for some spectacular 360 views. This last section has large rocky steps and some slope clambering, but we’ll take it slow and steady and walkers will have the option of stopping halfway up if preferred.
The campsite has a large undulating rocky area for some early evening sunset watching, dinner and whatever entertainment ensues.
We’ll head back down the next morning and either have lunch and a swim at Lake Catani or book in for lunch at the Happy Valley Hotel before heading home.
Amenities include a pit toilet and water from a nearby creek but no hut and no outdoor fires permitted, and a limit of five fairly close campsites which can each be shared by two people. I’ve booked all five sites, cost is $7.10 per site, and I’m happy if walkers want a site to themselves or would like to book in with a camping buddy.