Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

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Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Sat 24 Oct, 2020 7:01 pm

Details of this day walk can be read here with photos at this weblink.
https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/sugar ... 020.88574/
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Re: Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 25 Oct, 2020 11:47 am

Nice report.
That's a good idea. I think I'm right on 25k radius to Sugar loaf reservoir.
I've been there a few times, walked over the weir and around the track a bit, but haven't done a full loop.
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Re: Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

Postby neilmny » Mon 26 Oct, 2020 12:18 pm

Use this to check out your 25km radius https://2kmfromhome.com/
Select 25km in the blue bar then drag the centre of it to your address and your kingdom will be revealed. :wink:
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Re: Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 01 Nov, 2020 10:37 pm

Took a walk around this today.
Didn't follow the shore line as much as possible, so only walked 13km.
Pretty relaxed walk, with only one hill that got the breathing going.
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Start between Southern lookout Carpark & Saddle dam picnic area.

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Sugarloaf with city in background

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Sugarloaf with city in background

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End (looking toward Treatment plant/Southern lookout carpark
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Re: Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 8:49 am

I see you went clockwise, I think. It is a pleasant day walk and not that far from Melbourne.
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Re: Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

Postby Baeng72 » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 9:06 am

paidal_chalne_vala wrote:I see you went clockwise, I think. It is a pleasant day walk and not that far from Melbourne.

Anti-clockwise. Started next to treatment plant/Southern lookout carpark, and headed East at the start. I think the photos might be confusing.
Thanks for the tip! I have been hanging out to do Mason's Falls circuit, and it didn't cross my mind to do this circuit.
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Re: Sugar Loaf Reservoir day hike. Oct.20th 2020

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 9:11 pm

Don't do the Mason's Falls / Sugar Loaf Kinglake N.P. loop when it is hot. That hill climb up towards the Sugar Loaf car park is fine on a dry cool day but not much fun when it is above 25 C. and sunny.
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