|Hmmm, here we go again.|
|I had a fairly early start today.|
|I got a couple of views back down to the Fraser Tableland as I climbed.|
|Heading up Beloka Range Track, the black clouds are stalking me.|
|Time to sit back and chill out for a bit, on Johnnies Track.|
|Climbing up Johnnies Track the last few hundred metres towards Johnnies Top, the sun was out again, sweet!|
|I was expecting something a little more scrubbier than this on my descent down to Buenba Creek.|
|Thankfully I was a fair way down the mountain when this one hit me.|
|I've reached the Buenba Creek Valley, but where are those open grassy meadows that I'd been imagining?|
I walked 24 kilometres today and climbed 1100 metres on another hard day on the AAWT. After 23 days on the AAWT I’ve walked 390 kilometres along with 18,885 metres of climbing. Water today was available from a tank on Johnnies Top and then again once I reached the valley from either Camp Creek or Buenba Creek, if there is anyone who is thinking of following in my footsteps after reading this then Buenba Creek is a good spot to start diligently treating your water on the journey north, there are a lot of feral horses running around between here and Thredbo. As is usual there are a few options when it came to camping today but the best ones are near the water on Johnnies Top (in the Snow Gums, away from the telecommunication towers) and then down on the Buenba Creek flats. Navigation was pretty straightforward today, reading my notes I’d thought that today might of had it’s moments when it came to route finding but on the ground today things were pretty easy, I guess the only real potential for embarrassment would be once the valley is reached and the AAWT heads off up stream off piste, but so long as you never wander too far from Buenba Creek then it would be hard to go too far wrong. I got a Telstra mobile signal from Johnnies Top this afternoon. I used John Chapman’s notes and maps as well as Rooftop’s Bright - Dartmouth Adventure Map for an overview.
AAWT, Day 1, October 2017.
AAWT, Previous day, November 2017.
|I got a little bit of late afternoon sun, unfortunately it didn't reach into the valley as far as my camp.|
|My camp beside Buenba Creek. I was hoping that I wouldn't get trampled by one of my equine mates tonight.|