Tuesday, September 17, 2019  
 
News & Updates
DINGO DELL HOURS 16 to 22 SEPTEMBER
14-09-2019 
Dingo Dell (Day shelter and Cafe) will only be open Wednesday 18th and Thursday19th September this week, then will reopen Saturday 21st and will be open over the Victorian School Holidays

CHAINS NOT REQURED TO BE CARRIED THIS WEEK
10-09-2019 
Chains are not required to be carried to Mount Buffalo until futher notice.

SPRING SNOW
06-09-2019 
We still have some snow for snow play and sightseeing but it is fading fast - check out the snow cam in the drop down menu for Dingo Dell snow

LAKE CATANI SNOW CAMPING CLOSED AS OF END OF AUGUST
30-08-2019 
The free snow camping at Lake Catani camping ground is now closed and will reopen for bookings on the Melbourne Cup long weekend in November. Hike in outstation camping at Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod is still available during September and October (see drop down menu)


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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.

SEE THE DROP DOWN MENU FOR MORE INFORMATION