Location: Mt McLeod Mt Buffalo NP
Event Name:Mt McLeod Overnight Pack Carry
Leader Tony Marsh
Start Date: 14/01/2023 09:00
Finish Date:15/01/2023 16:00
Member Participants: 7
Guest Participants: 1
Distance/Time: 20km 600m elevation gain andl oss over 2 days
Rating:Grade 3 - Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps
Points of Interest: Sunrise on the summit for those that got out of bed on time, ferocious thunderstorm sat vening
Mobile phone reception: Non existent to poor at campsite - ok on summit
Event Report: A party of 8 set out on the sat morning from the Reservoir at Mt Buffalo and headed north. After a short time we took the side track to the Og Gog and Magog granite tors formation about 1.5km one way. The flora on display in this section of the track was quite breathtaking. Returning to the main goal we were soon offered the shortcut track which follows contours and was similarly adorned with magnificicent Mt Buffalo flora. It was a very hot day so progresss was slow at times but we all made camp by 3pm.
Mt McLeod campsite
Mosquitoes were an issue but we were well protected with clothing and repellent.
By about 9pm everyone was bedded down when a ferocious thunderstarom frightened the hell out of us - it seemed to go for hours and some of us didnt get to sleep to the early hours; Not all were up to the 5am start requred for the sunset on the summit of Mt McLeod - but those that did were well and truly rewarded.
mvb on mt mcleod

sunrise on mount mcleod (1)
The return walk to the Reservoir seemed easier than the walk on Sat but as none the less more enjoyabled.
Some went for a swim at Lake Catani and others decided to toddle back to Albury Wodonga
It was a priviledge to have the opportunit to enjoy Mt Buffalo in all its glory.
fringe lilies
Photos on Flickr: Click here for the photo album for this event