Rumble in Jagungal (and an Easter Egg Hunt)

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Friday, 14 April 2017 - 8:00am to Monday, 17 April 2017 - 6:00pm

This four day autumnal walk in the northern Jagungal Wilderness Area of Kosciuszko National Park explores some of the less visited areas between Round Mountain and Mt Jagungal, as well including the summit of both peaks. Magnificent Mt Jagungal (2062m) is popular amongst bushwalkers, many to whom consider it be the most outstanding peak in the whole park. The view from the top is one of the best. Over Easter you can therefore expect to see several groups on the summit, many having started from near Round Mountain. You may also expect an Easter Egg hunt as well. While we too will set forth from the same trailhead, the aim is to avoid the crowds by taking a more creative route, and finding more secluded campsites, away from the well-trodden Round Mountain fire trail circuit. Along with alpine meadows, snow gum forests, mountain views and many small waterfalls and cascades we will follow Farm ridge from Mt Jagungal back towards Round Mountain. Distance: 40-60km. Maps: Jagungal & Toolong 1:25,000. 

Please say in your additional comments what hiking, including overnight and/or off-track, experience you have. 

This is a trip open to beginner bushwalkers who have day open country experience and would like experience in a multi-day setting. Because Mt Jagungal is in Alpine Country the weather can change drastically and expect the possibility of cold and/or wet sleety conditions. The correct gear is very important and I will send a list of musts and preferred clothing by email before our pre-trip meeting and if you do not have the necessary gear you will not go. There will be an opportunity at the pre-trip meeting to hire gear though so do not fear. But be prepared.

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
ANUMC Gear Store
Costs: 
Approximately $40 for car costs to driver plus $20 approximately for dinner at Alpine Hotel, Cooma on Sunday Night.
Intended plan: 
Take counter clockwise route from Round Mountain. Go down old cool plain fire trail until cool plain and head west along plain to cool plain hut ruins. Take south direction down Cool Plain past Mount Toolong and go down Hell Hole creek valley until reaching Hell Hole Creek fire trail until we reach the weather station. Take fire trail in easterly direction to Derschko's Hut. Take footpad to south west spur up to summiting Jagungal. From there, go along grey mare fire trail and then farm ridge fire trail back to round mountain.
Departure and intended return times: 
See above.
Local knowledge: 
Has not walked up Jagungal before or Derschkos hut but has walked all of other trip before.
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