Last month Friends of the Earth hosted a mountain roadtrip to visit some special places in the Alps. This included a walk to Mt Wills and the areas threatened by logging.

The forests that will be cut were very impressive, older alpine ash forests.

Mt Wills itself is a magical ‘island in the sky’ of isolated snow gum woodland, largely dominated by older trees.

We had a lot of requests to host another walk, so here it is.

Public walk to Mt Wills and the proposed coupes

Saturday May 20

It is about a 90 minute walk up a good 4WD track to reach the summit, where we will explore the old growth snow gum woodlands. We will then lead interested people to visit some of the forests along the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) that are listed to be logged.

Please arrive by 9am for a 9.30am sharp start. The walk will finish by 3pm.

This is a free event.

Please rsvp here. We will then send you all the details on what gear you need and the full logistics of the trip. Rsvp’s are important because we will cancel the trip on May 10 if we have less than 15 rsvps.

There is also a facebook event page you can share here.


ABOVE: In the forests scheduled to be logged, on the Australian Alps Walking Track.