Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Toolangi Hills


Visiting : Buttermans Tk, Yarra Glen, Toolangi State Forest, Kinglake
Distance : ~140km
When : Sunday 6th March, 9:30am @ Hurstbridge Train Station
Where : Click here for route map

This is a hilly one. We'll see 2000+ metres of climbing as we hit a couple of spots that have been on my todo list for ages.

We'll start out of Hurstbridge (NOT Fed Square, woohoo!) and head straight to Buttermans Track which will take us up and over to Yarra Glen. From there we'll hit Long Gully Road on up to the town of Toolangi for a refuel. Then it's time to get amongst the big boys - straight into the Toolangi State Forest for a long climb around Mt Tanglefoot before dropping down to follow the Murrundindi River up to Glenburn. We'll fuel up at Glenburn and then take Kinglake from behind before coasting back down to Hurstbridge with a salt-crusted grimace and a thousand yard stare.

Bring your climbing legs, this one's going to hurt.

(Note: If you're catching the train to the start, get on the 8:12 from Flinders St. I'll get that train but I'll jump on at Macleod.)