Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Cobungra Ditch - Wednesday 4th January, 2012

Today we walked in a ditch. The Cobungra Ditch.

This is a new trail opened earlier this year that follows the old Cobungra Ditch or aqueduct from Mount Hotham to the abandoned Brandy Creek Mine.  

As we started the 12.5 kilometer walk the heavens opened and we quickly donned our wet weather gear. An alpine thunder storm wasn't going to stop us Walkabouters from walking!

 Fortunately the skies cleared and we were able to dry out at lunchtime.

The walk was fantastic! 

The track was lined with beautiful wildflowers,

 some a bit bedraggled,

 and waterfalls cascading down gullies.

We reached the end of the track where it joins the walking track to Brandy Mine.

A few of us made a quick visit down to Brandy Creek Mine.

 We finished the walk just as the fog started to set in.

In total, the walk was about 12 kilometers in length, mostly flat walking with excellent views.
It provided a great insight into the local history of the area with information signs ever few kilometers. An excellent walk that to add to the repertoire of walks in the Mount Hotham Alpine Region.

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