Lake Catani, Mt Buffalo, Backpacking/Snow Camp/Snow Shoe Hike, Grade 3,6,6km walks

Lake Catani, Mt Buffalo, Backpacking/Snow Camp/Snow Shoe Hike, Grade 3,6,6km walks

From August 23, 2019 9:00 am until August 24, 2019 10:00 am

At Lake Catani

Posted by Dianne Ross

dianneross007@gmail.com

0412 899 697

Categories: Backpacking-OvernightCamping-Hiking

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walk 19  ON MAP -  long plain track to mt dunn 6 KM, 2-3 hrs return, Grade 3. Start this walk near lake catani, Reach mt dunn via this picturesque track starting near lake catani, the first 1.5km is flat walking along the creek then gently starts climbing up mt dunn

Walk 3 ON MAP - lakeside walk, 3km, 1 hr circuit, lake catani is best seen from this circuit track as it passes through several different plant communities.

Saturday - the horn from cresta car park, cross country skiing or snow shoe grade 3, 6km return. FLAT START WITH GRADUAL CLIMB

 

Cross Coutry skiing welcome.

FrIDAY - 9.00am Start/Meeting Point - Eurobin Creek Picnic Area, Tables, toilets and fireplaces are provided at Eurobin Creek Picnic Area

Please park cars at entrance/ gate closed at main entrance to Lake Catani

Access is via a 1km walk/ski off the main road along the Lake Catani Rd or a 2km walk/ski from the Gorge Visitor Area along the Gorge/Lake Catani track. No vehicle access is available. The sites are situated around the stone hut. Fires may be lit only in the fireplaces within the picnic shelter and fuel stoves are recommended. Campground amenities are closed during winter, there is a pit toilet located behind the stone hut. Water is available from Lake Catani. No fees apply.

https://murrayvalleybushwalkers.org.au/index.php/risk-management/event-management#WhatToBring

Members need to take or organise with another member the use of their cooking equipment and provide gas canister. (recommend jetboil alpine gas can)  Please ensure you have the correct winter gear for snow camping 

Mobile Phone Coverage - Some areas

FOOD: DINNER, BREAKFAST, SNACKS, LUNCH BYO

Stone Mess Hall

There is a Mess Hall contains several tables and benches and two fireplaces.

There is no electrical lighting in the Mess Hall and there are no power points. There is an open fire place at each end of the hall.

Pit toilet is situated behind mess building

MANDATORY GEAR: Conditions in Alpine Country can change quickly. The following gear MUST be carried.  Shell jacket & pants both must be waterproof & not downhill ski type jackets or pants.  Beanie, balaclava  or Buff, neck warmer or scarf, Waterproof ski Gloves, mid layer jacket or vest, Space Blanket, water purification tablets, Whistle and 2L of fluid,  We also would like you to have a phone with you at all times and ensure it is charged and has credit and personal first aid kit. 4 season tent, mat, sleeping bag suitable for Alpine conditions, thermals, toilet paper, spare pair of socks, hand sanitiser, hat, sunscreen, lip balm, spare batteries, headlight.