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Murraytown – Melrose – Alligator Gorge Rd
Sat 26 to Sun 27 Jun 2021
- Walk name/location
- Murraytown – Melrose – Alligator Gorge Rd
- Walk grade
- End-to-End 11
Please take note the ORDER of this weekends walks has been reversed so that the arduous walk over Mt Remarkable to Alligator Gorge Road is undertaken on Saturday.
This weekend is based in Melrose.
Any walker with Respiratory symptoms or fever should exclude themselves from any activity until they have a negative COVID result, irrespective of Vaccine Status. If there is no testing available (eg Country areas) then they should consult the nearest Medical Professional available(directly or by phone). If no consult is available they should exclude themselves from activity until 3 days after symptoms have settled.
Please ENSURE that you use HAND SANITIZER prior to Boarding and wear a FACE MASK throughout each Bus Trip over the weekend.
NOTE –If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The on–line registrationsystem will only allow you to register for both days.
SATURDAY 26th JUNE
This is a long and difficult,though memorable section of the Trail that begins with the long ascent of Mt Remarkable and continues through the Mt Remarkable National Park over many ups and downs before emerging on Alligator Gorge Road.
The start of this walk will be staggered to enable our slower walkers and those wishing to take early morning photos of the surrounding countryside a more relaxed ascent of the mount. The second group of walkers will start half an hour later, regrouping with the first group at the cairn near the summit. After a quick morning tea the group will continue as usual.
Don’t forget to bring a headlamp or torch for the early morning start
SUNDAY 27th JUNE
A leisurely walk, predominantly along gently undulating backroads through pleasant farmland surrounds before finishing in the shadows of Mt Remarkable at Melrose passing an ancient red river gum with perhaps the largest bole on the Trail and the tall stone tower of once prominent Jacka Brewery.
Dinner on the Saturday evening will be at the Mt Remarkable Hotel from 6.00pm. I have reserved places for up to 45 diners. The management have asked for us to be on time or earlier as our group will be first sitting for the evening. When registering for the walk please fill in the RSVP question to indicate if you will be attending.
- Saturday 26 June 2021
- Sunday 27 June 2021
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Event created: 6:26 pm Monday 21 October, 2019
Event last edited: 7:53 am Thursday 24 June, 2021