Rubicon Tramway and aquaduct walk.8.2.17

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Rubicon Tramway and aquaduct walk.8.2.17

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Wed 08 Feb, 2017 10:02 pm

Hi
I did the Rubicon tramway and aquaduct day walk today in good ,warm sunny summer weather. It was a bit cooler up there in the hills but they are being aggressively logged , clear fell logged at a rate that will remove all timber from the area within my lifetime. It is sickening.
The walk is a circuit day walk , 17 kms long and mainly flat through tall forests with leafy tree ferns and the sound of running water ever present. My friend and I saw nobody up there on the walking route.The old logging tram way ruins run along side by side with the open aqua ducts. The side trip from Royston power station out to Rubicon dam wall and back adds 7 kms to the simple 10 km loop but it is the best bit really.

It was very peaceful. I will soon add details on how to find the walk and how to navigate it since it is not signposted at all. I used the Rooftops Rubicon etc. map.
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Re: Rubicon Tramway and aquaduct walk.8.2.17

Postby neilmny » Thu 09 Feb, 2017 6:40 am

.....and clear fell logged for paper :roll: :evil:
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Re: Rubicon Tramway and aquaduct walk.8.2.17

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Thu 09 Feb, 2017 5:49 pm

These are old growth Mountain Ash forests and they are being logged for paper?. for *&^%$# sake, this is more than a travesty , it is bleeding criminal !.
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Re: Rubicon Tramway and aquaduct walk.8.2.17

Postby neilmny » Thu 09 Feb, 2017 6:18 pm

This may be of interest http://www.rubiconforest.org/ although the site is still under development by the look of it.
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Re: Rubicon Tramway and aquaduct walk.8.2.17

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Fri 10 Feb, 2017 11:56 am

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Re: Rubicon Tramway and aquaduct walk.8.2.17

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Fri 10 Feb, 2017 11:59 am

It turns out that A Japanese firm owns the logging company that is clear felling the Rubicon forest and the wood is being exported to make paper for the Japanese. So they won't have to chop down their own forests nor will they have to kill their own whales. I am writing to the State Minister for doing nothing today.
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Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Sat 11 Feb, 2017 4:48 pm

It also seems that The Vic. State govt . are subsidizing VIC FORESTS who are logging all of the state's old growth forests. The Govt. are also meant to be the forests' conservation legislator. It is like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank.
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