Cowombat Carpark to Mt. Cobberas No. 1 via Moscow Saddle, Alpine National Park - February 2018
|Cleft Peak with The Pilot in the middle distance and the Main Range in the distance.|
|I'm about to head off from the dusty Cowombat Carpark.|
|Once above the earth works the walking up Moscow Peak Spur was pretty sweet again!|
|Climbing up from Moscow Saddle to Middle Peak there was only a bit of light scrub to deal with.|
|Reaching the Cobberas No.1 ridge I met up with the walking track that comes up from the Playgrounds.|
|There isn't a lot of room to park my fat arse on this summit.|
I walked around 8 kilometres today and climbed around 750 metres on this medium grade stroll. Now while I’d rate it as a medium grade days walking you need to be able to navigate and route find in sometimes rough country so expect fairly slow progress. Unfortunately the Cobberas Wilderness is now home to a lot of feral horses and deer so if you are here when there is a bit of surface water around then I’d treat it. I used Mr Tempests notes and map out of his Daywalks Around Victoria book along with my GPS maps, I’ve walked up here a few times before though so have got a bit of an idea of the lay of the land. There are plenty of beautiful spots to camp just short of the summit although there is generally no water close by and being on a ridge top it’s a little exposed.
Stony Creek to Cowombat Flat, AAWT, Alpine National Park - 2017.
Limestone Road to saddle south of Moscow Peak, Alpine National Park, 2016.
Cleft Peak, Mt Cobberas Number 1, Moscow Peak, Alpine National Park, 2016.
|Tonight's bivy on Cobberas No.1, I've had worse!|
|Strap yourself in for a few sunset shots.|
|Time for bed:)|