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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The ascent of Mt Porepunkah

These pix were taken on September 15  2012 at Porepunkah, 370 km NE of Melbourne.

They show the scenery and environment on the Mt Porepunkah Rd, a 6 km return drive starting at the junction of One Mile Creek Rd and the Great Alpine Rd, near the village of Porepunkah.

This is the southern approach to the Mt Porepunkah summit, a steep, narrow and rocky fire manageament road, snow-covered in winter.

The northern approach starts at the Star Bridge, in Bright.

The summit is at 1189 m altitude, where a fire tower is located.

With mate Mick, there wasn't time to make the complete ascent from the south. We were also worried about rock falls, large holes and fallen trees blocking the road, and washaways.

The road is described as being "good for 4WD, rough for 2WD"! My car is neither, being a Subaru Forester AWD!

The NE Car Club had its annual Mt Porepunkah Rallysprint on September 1 along the complete 14 km circuit.

See the complete set of Photos of our visit!

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