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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Hidden Lagoon Track - Langi Ghiran State Park

On Saturday June 17, 2006, Mick and I went out to the Langi Ghiran State Park, 180 km west of Melbourne.

This was our fourth visit, and this time we walked the Hidden Lagoon Track, starting at the eastern access point off Bank Road.

T
his follows a gated jeep track up the gully to the relatively flat saddle between the peaks of Mt Gorrin and Mt Langi Ghiran. The track joins the Link Track, which we had done a couple of weeks previously, and then ends at the Hidden Lagoon, a series of water holes.Unfortunately, the Lagoon was dry, as was Billy Billy Creek which normally flows out of it. On previous trips we had walked up the Easter Creek Track on the western flank of Mt Langi Ghiran and on the Link Track to the Lagoon.

Parks Victoria track notes state that there is no formed walking track between the two peaks, even though straight-line distance between the end points of the two tracks is about 1 km. Unfortunately, we were forced to agree with Parks Vic, who suggest that the trans-saddle walk requires a "bush-bash", with strong navigational skills!

Our trek was about 7 km, with some good views from the saddle, through interesting dry forest around the base of imposing Mt. Gorrrin and passing many huge granite boulders, believed to have fallen from the top of that mountain millions of years ago. The highest altitude reached was 465 metres, from a starting point of 415 metres.

The Photo Album of our walk is at

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/301613/index.html

Regards from Melbourne!



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