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Grampians – Saturday 23 June 2018

On 2018’s shortest Saturday, at 9.30am a keen group of seven Waimea Tramping Club members met at Victory Square. It was fine and sunny while still chilly and cold. Heads covered, hands covered, with everything covered except our faces and Julian’s legs, we headed up the Railway Reserve. We crossed into Bishopdale and along Market Road until the southern entrance to the Grampians. We walked up the Mahoe Track as that provided sun and views rather than staying on the Kahikatea Track with its shadows and bush.

From the ridge where we had morning tea it was a quick jaunt up to the summit as everyone had warmed up by then. We continued north along the ridge then down the Tawa Track to Van Diemen Street which meant we were soon at our destination for rewards like this one.

It was mid-winter after all – a very suitable time for a treat. Pat, Robyn, Odette, Colin, Ian and Julian accompanied me Alison, leader and scribe.