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4 weeks ago

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4 PEAKS CHALLENGE REPORT ... what a fabulous day was had by all 43 signed up participants .. plus a few extra .. who met at the base of Mt Leura at 9.45am for what will become an annual event for the Friends of Mt Leura. We would like to thanks all those who participated whether they conquered all four peaks or just the ones they had the time or energy to conquer. Some came long distances .... some came training for the Kokoda Track .... for many it was their first visit to at least one of our chosen peaks.
The sun eventually came out early afternoon but it was perfect walking weather all day.
Finally our thanks to Val and Chris Lang for opening up Mt Elephant early for us.
I have included a few photos from the day.
Graham Arkinstall on behalf of the organising team ... thanks Fran, John, Becky and Belinda
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Our group completed all four mounts, finishing up at Mount Elephant. Thanks for putting it on, we all had a fantastic day and I ticked of a long time goal and learnt something too.

Many thanks to those who organised the event.

Yes a great day ! Well done to all the organizers !

Thanks to all involved. It was a great day. I know I will feel it tomorrow.

Fantastic event idea, was sorry to miss this one but will be there next year!

I did Leura & Sugar Loaf yesterday looking for birdies as usual, I bet there were none in sight today lol

It was a great day!

Hope you had fun.

Sally.. if I’m about next year, we’d better pencil this on the calendar 😉

Thank-you to all involved. Ella Howard Sam Darren Fox

Judi Fay Hoare

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1 month ago

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Well hello there

 

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Love the white muzzle 💕

We have one at Red hill bridge with white tip on his tail. Wallaby

Beautiful pic.

 

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Great photo Smarty ... a beaut day and some good training for yourself. Cheers ... Arky

Great day, thankyou😃

Toni Egan thought you or some of your running friends might be interested 🙂

Gerard Ryan FYI

We headed up Mt Noorat ... saw so many happy hikers along the way! Lovely way to celebrate Earth Day too. www.facebook.com/NurtureInNatureAustralia/videos/1946949448711599/

Wendy Bailey

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1 month ago

Close up of the description 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Close up of the description 🙂

 

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Christine Farmer

1 month ago

We were very excited to spot this Volcanic Bomb at Melbourne Museum today! ... See MoreSee Less

We were very excited to spot this Volcanic Bomb at Melbourne Museum today!

 

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Christine Farmer

1 month ago

Friends of Mt Leura Inc

Thanks Gav and the team at ABC South West Vic and ABC Ballarat for the interview yesterday morning and for the post below about our upcoming Four Peaks Challenge, Sun 22 April! Setting up to be a great day out to explore our unique volcanic landscape.It's not exactly the Seven Summits challenge, where adventurers climb the tallest peak on each continent (Everest, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Vinson Massif, Elbrus, Denali, Kosciuszko).

However hikers are being invited to tackle south west Victoria's four peaks challenge: "summiting" Mt Leura, Mt Sugarloaf, Mt Noorat and Mt Elephant all on the same day.

If you are "up" to it, you need to meet at the base of Mt Leura at 9.45am on April 22, armed with sturdy footwear and a camera.

Once the "big four" have been conquered, what other local landmarks could be added to the to-do list?

Pictures courtesy Graham Arkinstall, Friends of Mt Leura Inc
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Thanks Gav and the team at ABC South West Vic and ABC Ballarat for the interview yesterday morning and for the post below about our upcoming Four Peaks Challenge, Sun 22 April! Setting up to be a great day out to explore our unique volcanic landscape.

 

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Well the Major Mitchell plateau obviously. On a good day I reckon its the one thing that stands out the most.

Jayne EK Turner, our house in there somewhere at the bottom of Mt.Leura. 🌹🌹🌹

Wanted! Interested people to join the Mt Leura & Mt Sugarloaf Reserves Committee and help lead and oversee their management. Commit as much as you’re able- we’d love some new blood to work alongside our experienced crew! Applications extended and will close end of business (5pm) Tues 3 April (next Tues). Details below, forms on Corangamite Shire website. Any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us, & please help spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less

Wanted! Interested people to join the Mt Leura & Mt Sugarloaf Reserves Committee and help lead and oversee their management. Commit as much as you’re able- we’d love some new blood to work alongside our experienced crew! Applications extended and will close end of business (5pm) Tues 3 April (next Tues). Details below, forms on Corangamite Shire website. Any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us, & please help spread the word!

 

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Would love too but unfortunately l live about 4 or so hours away. An former Naroghid resident

Michael Rowan

Rubbish haul from around the top car park this arvo. Big thanks to those who use the Reserves and dispose of their rubbish/dog poo/butts in the bin up top or take it home with you. We salute you! 💩💩
Also the Reserves are not the place to dispose of your fire ash, phantom ash dumper person....it’s really good in your compost, & if you don’t have a garden/compost yourself, I’m sure a friend of yours will happily turn your waste into growing vegetables for you!
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Rubbish haul from around the top car park this arvo. Big thanks to those who use the Reserves and dispose of their rubbish/dog poo/butts in the bin up top or take it home with you. We salute you! 💩💩
Also the Reserves are not the place to dispose of your fire ash, phantom ash dumper person....it’s really good in your compost, & if you don’t have a garden/compost yourself, I’m sure a friend of yours will happily turn your waste into growing vegetables for you!

 

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Maybe we should name & shame the people that don't pick up dog poo it is everywhere. Also the people that walk their dogs "Off" the lead, there is one guy that drives a ute with 2 large dogs that walks them up the track on a lead just for show & once he thinks he is out of sight he lets them off to crap everywhere & god forbid kill wildlife 🙁

2 months ago

Friends of Mt Leura Inc

Grass Fire 360º

One of many images to come. After judging the inter-camera club competition, I was on my way back from Colac to Port Fairy. There were warning of grass fire pretty much in the entire Southwest VIC. My heart goes out to those that all the people affected are safe. A lot of roads were blocked, trees on the ground, fire glow red in the sky, thunder and lightning...it was apocalyptic!

Please feel free to tag or share this shot.

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Vicki Sargent

3 months ago

Awww this guy ... See MoreSee Less

Awww this guy
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