SOTA – Mt Ritchie – Deadly Reptiles!

Monday 26 December 2016, Boxing Day public holiday.  I’m in Melbourne (VK3) for a family Christmas gathering. Today I have a leave-pass from the Boxing Day shopping chaos which my wife and my sister consider to be more entertaining than a 14 km trail hike in temperatures of 30 to 32 degrees C.  Personally I…

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SOTA – Lake Mountain to Federation Range

Federation Range VK3/VN-029 1482 metres ASL, Yarra Ranges National Park VKFF-556 Melbourne, Monday 22 December 2014.  I’m in Melbourne for a family gathering and today everyone is at work.  Perfect weather for a day in mountains, problem is there are so many high scoring SOTA peaks in the outer east, I’m spoilt for choice.  I…