Location: Mt Bogong
Event Name:190101 The Staircase up and down Mt Bogong on New Year's day. 16km walk 10h grade 4.
Leader Claire Sandford
Start Date: 01/01/2019 07:30
Finish Date:01/01/2019 17:30
Member Participants: 2
Guest Participants: 0
Distance/Time: 16km
Rating:Grade 4 - Tracks may be long, rough and very steep
Points of Interest: Views, flowers, reptiles were to be seen with open eyes
Mobile phone reception: We did not telecommunicate.
Event Report: 190101 The Staircase up and down Mt Bogong on New Year's day. 16km walk 10h grade 4.
Thank you to one of our members for giving us confidence to reconnoitre Mt Bogong. Your enthusiasm to walk Mt Bogong has me planning another time.

At the start of the staircase a sign reads something like limited phone waves on Mt Bogong. I was hot from the start and sun burnt by the end on Tuesday. I should have kept my sleeve jacket on. I count at least 7 March fly bites although I flicked a pair of switches almost constantly. March flies are easy to kill because they stay on to bite. 

The (Red Belly) Black Snake was seen coiled on a bend of the track at the top of the Southern Blue gum environs. I have a rare short movie of myself as I tried to turn my camera from selfie to snake. Within those few seconds our friend was gone and not to be photographed.

The wild flowers are there you be enjoyed at leisure.

From Albury back to Albury took 14 hours. We dipped ourselves into the Kiewa river at Ryders Bridge after a ten hour walk from Mountain Creek Camping and Picnic Area.

I see a couple of walks on the program for the coming week. Ropers hut on the Bogong High Plains. Jamison drive in Baranduda. Teddys hut on Kosciusko National Park. Canoeing on the Murray river. 

To recover from Mt Bogong, we might walk up Nail Can Hill to stretch the legs.
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