Mt Cobberas No. 1 to Cowombat Carpark via Western Spur, Alpine National Park - February 2018
|It wasn't a bad view to wake up to.|
|Crawling out of the bivy this morning I was greeted by a beautiful day.|
|Cleft Peak, with The Pilot in the middle distance and the Main Range in the distance.|
|After crossing a couple of these open grassy clearings the track left the ridge, while I continued on down the spur.|
|Lower down I was pushing through a bit of this alpine scrub.|
|Sometimes I'd pick up brumbie pads for awhile.|
I walked 7.5 kilometres and climbed around 120 metres on today’s medium grade stroll. Over the two days of this walk I walked 15.5 kilometres and climbed 870 metres on what was probably a medium grade overnight walk. The walk as I did it is pretty much the same as the one written up by Mr Tempest in his Daywalks Around Victoria book, while it is possible to do this walk in a hard day out, being such a long drive from home the overnight option suited me better, and spending a night on Mt Cobberas No.1 meant that I’d get a bonus sunset and sunrise, all good! As I mentioned in the day 1 post, I used Mr Tempest’s maps along with my GPS maps to get me through. The off track walking up at the Cobberas can be a little rough in spots but as far as off track walking goes it’s generally pretty good, there isn’t a lot of the almost impenetrable regrowth that now characterises a lot of the Australian alpine country.
Day 1 of this walk, Alpine National Park, 2018.
Stony Creek to Cowombat Flat, AAWT, Alpine National Park, 2017.
Cleft Peak, Mt Cobberas Number 1, Moscow Peak, Alpine National Park, 2016.
|It takes a fair bit of willpower to avoid these open leads....|
|....and head back into this.|
|I've just met up with Cowombat Flat Track around 100 metres from the carpark.|
|Looking back to the start of the spur that I've just descended, it all looks pretty easy from here, doesn't it?|
|Time to settle in for the drive home.|