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Mt Beenak VK3/VC-016, and a last resting place in the hills

Mt Beenak, 745 meters, is a four – point summit roughly between Gembrook and Warburton.  You can approach it on the C424 from either Gembrook traveling north or Launching Place travelling south.   I used Peter VK3ZPF’s map as a guide.  At about 8.5 km north of Gembrook I turned right onto Beenak Rd.  After 3.3 km I passed the unexpected and quaint Beenak Cemetery on the left, a tiny but ‘operating’ and well kept cemetery in a clearing on the north side of the road — an idyllic place for ‘silent keys’ surrounded by  tall eucalyptus forest.   At the Junction called Basan Corner on Peter’s map, I followed Beenak Rd around to the left. About 600m further on there is a logged hill top, and ‘The Squeeze’, where the road is guarded either side by two huge boulders. image

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