Mt Margaret Snow Walk
A Sunday in July or August - Time 10:00am (provisionally)
UPDATE - WALK CONFIRMED SUNDAY 20th AUGUST 11am
There has been some recent snowfall and temperatures are snappy. We can finally confirm our first snow walk in two years will be held this Sunday.
Please text me Ian 0419 342 268 if you want to join us.
We will meet in Buxton @ 11am at the park just before the bridge over the Stevensons River, on the left side of the highway.
Hope you can join us.
NOTE: This snow walk is exclusively for SHCV Inc. members only. If you are not a current member of the club then you can sign up online through our web site or print and bring along a membership form and payment on the day. It's not expensive and will enable you to attend all other (monthly) club walks for the year in addition to the snow event and our other functions.
Snow cover at Mt Margaret is not reliable (especially in the current climate!) In the past ten years, we have been to Mt Margaret several times and only five of those walks had any significant snow. Two years ago we got lucky, let's hope for a repeat of that luck, as last year was a non event.
This year we're going to be flexible again. We'll be heading up to Mt Margaret on any one weekend in July or August where there is expected to be good snow coverage for a walk. If there's snow on the first weekend in July, then that's when we'll go. Otherwise we'll try for the second, or the third, and so on.
What you must do is pre-register interest in these walks either by sending us email or by calling Ian on 0419 342 268. Then we will advise you directly via either e-mail or an SMS message, by 2pm on the day prior to the walk. We don't expect you to be available on every weekend in July and August so you may in the end not be able to go, but this way we will maximise our chances of getting a real snow walk in place this year.
If there's no snow at Mt Margaret on all weekends in July or early August then we'll have a contingency walk instead held on the third weekend in August, location TBD.
This walk will be held at Mt Margaret near Marysville.
We will meet at the park in Buxton, on the west side of the road between the two river crossings, at 10:00am sharp (TBC). Once everybody has assembled then we will head up the mountain in a convoy.
Bring a picnic lunch plus the usual pet walk items, ie:
Special items for the Mt Margaret walks - you will also need:
SNOW CHAINS ARE MANDATORY FOR NON-4WD VEHICLES. PREVIOUSLY WE HAVE HAD TO RESCUE SEVERAL CARS WHOSE DRIVERS THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DRIVE ON A SNOW-COVERED DIRT ROAD AND WERE QUICKLY PROVEN WRONG.
In the event of insufficient snow at Mt Margaret, the walk will be replaced by a contingency event, details of this are TBD
Need more information? Contact us by e-mail. The co-ordinator for this walk is Ian (ph 0419 342 268).
Could all members planning on attending walks please put the co-ordinator's mobile phone number into their own phones in case they get lost on the way to the meeting point, or find that they are in the wrong place altogether! If it is close to the meeting time and you can't find us then just call for help! We are happy to wait until you arrive if you let us know.