|Looking across the infant Murray River to New South Wales from tonight's camp.|
|I had a short steep scramble up to re-join he AAWT first up this morning.|
|Old mate Mr Copperhead didn't seemed overly fussed about the Feral walker thankfully.|
|The pad along Stony Creek generally contours along the western side of the valley.|
|Easy walking along Cowombat Flat Track.|
|I got a few glimpses of the Cobberas through the trees along Cowombat Flat Track, this is Moscow Peak poking it's head out in the distance.|
|There was a bit of weather around this afternoon.|
I walked 21 kilometres today and climbed 780 metres on another hard day on the AAWT. Over the 26 days of my AAWT adventure so far I’ve walked 442 kilometres and climbed 20,965 metres. After leaving Stony Creek I picked up water at Bulley Creek, there was also water at Copperhead Creek, Mountain Trout Creek and a couple of other spots along Cowombat Flat Track (I was back up here at the end of February and these creeks were all either dry or just trickling). The infant Murray River at Cowombat Flat provided water for camp. Navigation wise today was more straight forward than I’d imagined reading my notes, the main issue was the first 4 kilometres or so up Stony Creek until the AAWT started to climb up to Cowombat Flat Track, the pad on the steep slopes above the creek was generally pretty well defined and easy to follow but when the pad descended to cross the creek flats things could get a bit vague with the multitude of brumbie pads around. Camping wise there are quite a few spots along Stony Creek and then along Cowombat Flat Track, the best spot though is easily the wide open expanses of Cowombat Flat. I didn’t get a mobile signal today. 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.
Cobberas Walk, Day 1, October 2017.
|Cowombat Flat is a very pleasant spot to spend a night or two.|
|Tonight's camp was a good one, that's the Murray River in flowing down that scrubby gully behind my tent.|