|Mt Feathertop from Twins Track this afternoon.|
|The walk down to the saddle off South Selwyn this morning was along a very old fire track.|
|Mt Selwyn gave me my best views since leaving The Viking.|
|Tomorrow's destination, Mt Hotham.|
|Of course the AAWT would go over the top, there was no AAWT marker here but there was a piece of flagging tape.|
|At least the high route had some nice views.|
Anyway the blokes were nice guys and it was good to see some smiling faces. Saying our goodbyes they rumbled off towards their next gate over near The Twins, I shouldered my pack and headed in the same direction only at a lot slower speed. After a couple of kilometres the AAWT leaves Dingo Creek Track to follow as lesser track left…you guessed it…up and over steep knoll. This track wasn’t marked when I went through so you need to watch the map a bit, if you keep following Dingo Creek Track you can eventually meet up with the AAWT again but it’ll add a 2 or 3 kilometres to the day (although looking at the map you may pick up water if you go this way). I was going up and over of course and it was steep little climb, at least a ‘two photo stop climb’ if I’m remembering accurately! Dropping off the knoll the AAWT heads down as steeply as it went up to meet the substantial gravel Selwyn Road in a saddle, this is the spot you’d rejoin if you missed the track over the top. There is also a AAWT signpost in this saddle giving kilometres to both Canberra and back to Walhalla, they were a little different to my figures but then again I had walk a few side trips and diversions.
|Progress was still being made!|
|I would get pretty familiar with Twins Track today.|
|I climbed up onto the ridge crest west of The Twins to look for The Twins water tank.|
I walked 24 kilometres today and climbed 1410 metres on another hard day. My stats after 15 days on the AAWT are 242 kilometres along with 12,995 metres of climbing. Water today was available from a seep beside Twins Road after leaving the Murrays Hut Site, the tank in the saddle on the AAWT to the west of The Twins and a creek cascading down across Twins Track off the side of The Twins. Camping wise there are quite a few options although if you need some shelter then probably the best option is near the Murray Hut Site. The ridge crest has many options but they are generally pretty exposed. Navigation is pretty straight forward today, the only really off piste section is a couple of kilometres down off Mt Selwyn although once you know that you are on the right spur it’s pretty easy to follow. The walking track section from Murrays Hut Site looked pretty rough and scrubby but I can’t confirm that due me going along Twins Track because of the weather. By the time I thought of trying my phone today it was pissing down so I didn’t dig it out of the dry bag, I suspect that I would of had a signal at my camp (Mt Hotham isn’t far away as the crow flies). I used Mr Chapman’s notes and maps again as well as carrying Rooftop’s Jamieson - Licola Adventure Map for an overview.
AAWT, First day, October 2017.
AAWT, Previous day, November 2017.
|A late afternoon view north off Twins Track.|
|Tent o'clock came early tonight.|