Autumnal Getaway in the Main Range II

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 6:30am to Sunday, 24 March 2019 - 8:00pm

Miss walking in the high country? Want a weekend getaway to the Australian alps and take photographs of the beautiful glacial lakes? Never been to the Kosciuszko National Park before? This walk is for you!

The walk follows the Main Range Track - a 22km circuit that offers spectacular views of the mountains, snow gums and the crystal-clear lakes. We will walk the track over two days, which makes it suitable for anyone who hasn't camped in the alpine area before. 

The Plan: We'll depart ANU Sport at 6:30am, get a coffee in Jindabyne, leave our cars at Charlotte Pass and start walking around 10am. We'll walk the Track clockwise:

Day 1 (~12 km): Charlotte Pass - Seamans Hut - Rawson Pass - Mt. Kosciuszko - Wilkinsons Creek (off the track)
Day 2 (~10 km ): Wilkinsons Creek - Carruthers Peak - Blue Lake - Snowy River Crossing - Charlotte Pass

Optional: Mt. Townsend on the 2nd day morning

We will grab a dinner in Cooma on the way back to Canberra.

Gear:

-tent (solo/shared)
-pack
-sleeping bag (3-4 season)
-sleeping mat
-waterproof jacket
-stove, fuel, pot, cutleries, lighter

-warm clothing (thermals and layers of fleece/wool; down jacket; gloves & beanie)
-clothing during the day (no jeans & cotton)
-spare socks
-head torch
-toilet paper
-sun hat
-sunscreen
-personal first aid (e.g. bandaids, blisters kit, water purification tablets, painkiller..) 
-walking shoes (runners/ boots)

-FOOD
( 1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner, snacks)
-WATER
(minimum 2.5L capacity)
-Money
(for drivers, maybe coffee breaks and dinner otw)

All gear in the first section can be hired out from the gear store. Any concern or question please contact me.

Potential Risks: In alpine areas weather can change rapidly; High UV could lead to sunburn, very cold and windy night could lead to hypothermia if you are not well-equipped. The trip can be canceled or become a day trip last minute if faulty weather is approaching.

This trip is suitable for fit beginners. The number of participants will depends on the numbers of volunteer drivers. Let me know in the "Additional Information" box your hiking experience or any concern. 

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gear Store
Costs: 
Fuel and park fees, $30 - $35, depending on number and park pass
-6 slots left.