Ridge Ramble, Witzes Wander

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Easy
Start date: 
Saturday, 13 April 2019 - 6:00am to Sunday, 14 April 2019 - 5:00pm

Note - Signing up to this trip does not guarantee you a spot. I will decide on participants 1 week prior to the trip starting. 

 

Beautiful views, mountain ash woodlands and sub alpine plains.

This rarely visited ridge in the underrated northern end of Kosciuszko national park is not to be missed.  We will also be making camp at one of the quainter huts in the whole park – The beautiful Witzes Hut, built in 1952.

Who is the walk for?

This walk is suitable for fit beginners who can handle uneven terrain and steep uphills.

The walk:

We will aim to leave Canberra around 6am on the day, stopping at the Adaminaby bakery for a break.

We start our walk on the undulating Alpine creek firetrail and after around 5km of firetrail walking we will start the off track section of the walk by crossing Boggy plain and ascending the saddle below Blackfellows hill. We will pick up the remnants of an old bridle trail to Blanket hill and finally descend through some thick scrub to Witzes hut for the night. Day 1 will see us walking around 20km with around 800 vertical meters climbed.

Day 2 will be an easy 10km walk back to the car along the Alpine creek firetrail.

The weather:

Cold… Windy…

Pre trip and transport:

We will have a pre trip meeting the Thursday before the walk so we can go over the plan and organise gear. I will drive one car on the day and I will also need someone else to drive another. Please let me know if you can when registering  

 

 

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gear Store
Costs: 
$30
Intended plan: 
As per description
Local knowledge: 
The trip leader has walked this route on numerous occaisons.
Unlimited slots left.