A pleasant day outbrowning

Browning Hut – Sunday 10 June 2018

We set off from Aniseed Valley in cool conditions, but quickly warmed up negotiating the well-used track up Hacket Creek. At the junction with Browning Creek we had our morning tea, then made our way up the Browning track which crosses Browning Creek several times. Some fancy footwork saved most dry feet. We negotiated the steep dry-weather bypass then made our way up to Browning Hut, arriving just before midday. The hut looked in good condition with the addition of several dog kennels and a new but empty woodshed. We had our lunch in sunshine then made our way down Browning Creek, this time descending the washed-out section. There are a number of huge boulders and a muddy slip section and in low river flows it is easily negotiated, but unwise if the creek is high. We branched off and went over the low saddle to Hacket Hut. From here we crossed the bridge and made our way down the Hacket Track, stopping on the way to admire and learn about dwarf mistletoes that were attached to manuka bushes. We arrived at the Aniseed carpark at 3.45pm after a pleasant day out.

Participants were Julian, Maria, Chris, Jo, Odette, Robyn, Colin, Donell, Ken and Diane.                        Julian