6 August, 2022
Walking high at sunrise
LOCALS and visitors alike will be able to walk across the picturesque mountain range at the Mt Emerald Wind Farm, with the annual Crime Stoppers sunrise walk just over a week away.
Walkers will be up early on Sunday 14 August to be on time for the main walk 4am sign, there is also an option for an easier second walk starting at the Rocky Creek Igloo.
A courtesy bus will be available to pick people up from the meeting point at the Walkamin Community and Sports Club and drop people off at the start points for the walks.
Sunrise walkers will then trek up to the wind turbines while enjoying the magical views of the Tablelands before making their way back down to meet the courtesy bus which will take them back to Walkamin.
Crime Stoppers Far Northern Area Committee treasurer Norma Moloney is encouraging people to get involved and support Crime Stopper by lacing up their boots and going on the walk.
“Last year we had 160 walkers from not only the Tablelands and Cairns but as far away as Townsville that joined us,” she said.
“Gather the troops whether they be friends, work colleagues, teammates or just yourself -everyone is welcome.
“Not only will you be supporting Crime Stoppers for this area but you will have a great morning enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.”
For the second walk, a courtesy bus will pick people up from the community and sports club and drop them off at the Rocky Creek Igloo.
Walkers will follow the flat wide track part of the rail trail that runs from Mareeba to Atherton, before returning to the Sports Club at Walkamin.
The cost will be $40 per person which includes the courtesy bus plus a burger and drink when you get back, with proceeds to go towards Crime Stoppers.
Spaces for each walk will be limited, you can purchase your ticket online at www.trybooking.com/eventlist/crimestoppers