|The flanks of Mt Nelse hold snow well into spring some years.|
|Cope Hut is in that small copse of Snow Gums on the right side of the track.|
|My mornings meandering walk over to Wallaces Hut was a nice start to the day.|
|Heading up towards The park the AAWT passes through a bit of alpine scrub.|
|I met my first brumbies on the southern slopes of Mt Nelse.|
|Big River Track heading across to Timms Spur.|
|Big River Track made for nice walking this afternoon.|
|Mt Bogong was getting a lot closer now.|
I walked 25 kilometres and climbed 450 metres on what was a another hard day for me. My AAWT stats after 18 days so far are 302 kilometres along with 14,845 metres. Water isn’t an issue today, it’s available in many spots. Camping likewise is possible in many spots, once again only really limited by the need for shelter from the elements, my camp at the bottom of Timms Spur at Big River was OK but there isn’t a lot of flat ground near the crossing (there is plenty of room a kilometre up the track at Bogong Creek Saddle though). Navigation is easy today, there are no real tricky bits. Once again the exposure to the elements could be an issue as the majority of the day had me crossing some very exposed country. I got a Telstra signal from Warby Corner today, although I'm thinking that I probably would of got a signal in a few other spots as I was more or less circling Falls Creek for most of the day. I used John Chapman’s notes and maps as well as Rooftop’s Bright - Dartmouth Adventure Map for an overview.
AAWT, First day, October 2017.
AAWT, Previous day, November 2017.
Mt Hotham to Mt Bogong, Alpine National Park, 1992.