Hans Memorial Weekend Mt Buffalo 2019 : Best of the Big Walk Half Day Walk Grade 3 10km

From November 24, 2019 1:00 pm until November 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Categories: CarCamping, DayWalks
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The Best of the Big Walk

Meet at Lake Catani campground shelter at 12-30 pm

The Big Walk with a difference: up from Mackeys Lookout only - about 450m of elevation gain. We will meet at the stone shelter at Lake Catani campground at 12-30 or at Mackeys lookout at 1-00 pm and walk up to the campground. We may stop along the way to find geocaches some of which were placed by Hans - particularly MVB Manfield and then from the chalet along the walking track to and around LakeCatani and finishing at the campground. We will then need to drive back down to Mackeys to retrieve vehicles.

GRADE 3 Walk

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

What to Bring for Day Walking in the Alps

    Activities in the Alps require additional safety equipment due to the fact that weather can change really quickly from benign to dangerous
  • Current Medical Information Form found on the website here
  • Water - 2 litres recommended - exercise in the Alps uses prodigious amounts of fluid
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event (snacks for morning and afternoon tea and lunch)
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies
  • Whistle
  • Toilet paper, trowel and sanitiser
  • A set of dry clothing in a separate bag to be left in the car to change into if you get wet