Mountain Ash Spur - 16-19 December 2023

This is where we went; Gunaikurnai Country.

Watching the Phoenix in Traralgon.

Santa's new mode of transport.

Looking towards the Ben Cruachan State Forest.

Macalister River.


Bridge over the Macalister at Licola.

Target Creek Valley.

Primrose Gap.


A snake in the grass.

Badly rutted.


There were a couple fallen trees, which needed clearing along the way.

A swamp across Mountain Ash Creek Track.

Dodgy makeshift log bridge over Mountain Ash Creek.

Crossing the Barkly River (track cam).

I got this.

Actually, I don't got this!

Only 3 hours later, finally extracted.

Camp by the Barkly River.

Scenes from the Barkly River.

Love this waterfall that flows into the Barkly.

Len's 100% record at this spot is intact. He caught 10 of these guys!


Beautifully forested.

Boggy up on the ridgetop.


Fresh catch for dinner.

Camp by Mt Skene Creek.

It was the same spot that I camped at exactly a month ago. Photo taken: 18 November 2023.

Hey! That's my chair, not yours!

Driving home in the rain.

Waiting at the doctor's to get some antibiotics for an infected leg.