|Sunrise at Murray Gap was pretty nice this morning.|
|The AAWT is pretty faint as it leaves Murray Gap.|
|Now this is the way to get across the Cotter River|
|Approaching Cotter Gap things got a bit boggy.|
|Two hours to go, I'm thinking that I'm going to be getting wet!|
|The Orroral River.|
|Link Track levels off a bit near the top.|
I walked 31 kilometres and climbed 875 metres on another hard day on the AAWT. Over the course of my 38 days walking the AAWT I’ve walked 717 kilometres and climbed 28,145 metres. Camping today is only allowed east of Cotter Gap unless you have a permit to camp in the Cotter Catchment. The best spots to camp are probably on the grassy flats near the Orroral River and Honeysuckle Creek. There was plenty of water around when I went through but it looks like most of the creeks would dry up by late summer, the two rivers should always have water though. Navigation wasn’t too bad, although on both the river flats things can get a little vague. Cotter Gap Track is more of your typical bushwalking pad but it’s easy enough to follow. I didn’t try my phone today so can’t say with any certainty whether there is a signal or not, I suspect that there would be one from Orroral Ridge…maybe. I was using Mr Chapman’s notes and map as well as Rooftop’s Namadgi-ACT South Activities Map.
AAWT, Day 1, October 2017.