Sunday, September 23, 2018  
 
News & Updates
Requirement to carry chains cancelled from 20 September
20-09-2018 
The requirement to carry chains to Mount Buffalo has been lifted as of 4 pm Thursday 20th September. We will advise if this changes. 

SNOW CAMPING AT LAKE CATANI ENDED 31ST AUGUST
05-09-2018 
The last day of snow/winter camping at lake Catani camping ground was Friday 31st August - the camping ground will reopen on November long weekend and be open through to the end of April


STILL GOOD SNOWPLAY AT MOUNT BUFFALO
18-09-2018 
With 10 cm of spring snow at Dingo Dell and 20 cm at Cresta valley, Mount Buffalo is still providing fun sightseeing snow, snow play, tobogganing and even some limited cross country skiing.  - free entry and no charges to park or to access the slopes (Remember to carry chains - fit as directed, and to bring your winter woollies plus sunscreen). 

DINGO DELL CAFE HOURS
05-09-2018 
Dingo Dell Cafe and day shelter is open 10 am to 4 pm Mondays and Tuesdays and 10 am to 5 pm Wednesdays to Sundays during the snow season (while we still have snow for tobogganing)


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ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN

GEOLOGY
Formed well below the earths surface millions of years ago, wind, water and ice have eroded away the granite leaving behind the mountain's amazing rock formations.  The sedimentary rocks that originally covered the area (and some of the metamorphic rocks of the contact zones) can still be seen at places on the road to the mountain top.
Pegmatites and Dykes will be found in the granites of mount Buffalo by the observant person (although not crystal rich as are the pegmatites of the Beechworth Granites). Xenoliths are also interesting and quite common.

ABOUT XENOLITHS
www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/faculty/arc/xenolith.html

MORE ABOUT GRANITE
geology.about.com/od/more_igrocks/a/granite.ht


Explorers Hume and Hovell named Mount Buffalo in 1824 as they passed through the area on their way from Sydney to Port Phillip Bay traveling through what is now the Wangaratta / Glenrowan ares. They likened the mountain to a sleeping buffalo in the distance. This explains the names for the granite tors such as the Horn and the Hump.

MORE ABOUT HUME AND HOVELL
www.australianhistory.org/hume-hovell.php
www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/humenhovell.htm

The Horn (at the South End of the Mountain), rises to 1723 metres and is the highest point on the plateau.

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