Jagungal Jump

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Friday, 29 November 2019 - 7:00am to Sunday, 1 December 2019 - 5:00pm

This three-day walk takes the Northern and Eastern flanks of the beautiful Jagungal wilderness. Expect snow capped Mt Jagungal, walking through open meadows dotted with flowers, ridgelines, three historical huts and of course summitting Mt Jaungal itself. 

Day 1 we leave Wanniassa early morning and arrive at the gate between Happy Jacks rd and Cabramurra rd for a 21km hike towards Boobee Hut site. If we don't get to Boobee Hut we can set up camp on the way. This walk will be interesting but long and involving significant descending through Happy's Pondage.

Day 2 we leave Boobee Hut and head towards O'Keefe's Hut for about 11km for lunch and set up tents. We then take day gear and walk around to summit Mt Jagungal (if in fair weather) for 14km and about 400m ascent. We then return to O'Keefe Hut for dinner. We could also just rest weary legs at O'Keefes. 

Day 3 we take a pleasant 15km ridge walk along farm ridge trail to Round Mountain carpark, where we will be picked up by car by 2pm. 

As this is an alpine walk, late spring weather could mean sub-zero degree temperatures or mid-twenties fair weather. It's weather!

This walk involved both on and off-track walking and flexibility in both heart and mind. The trip is rated medium, but it is almost hard as there is need for confidence in hiking long distances and flexibility in camping, including carrying sufficient water on the first day for dry camping, if we don't reach boobee hut.  

If the weather is bad or we start late we can take an alternate route out of Round Mountain Hut and camp at O'Keefe's or Mackay's Hut on the first night. 

 

  

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
ANUMC Gear Store
Costs: 
fuel costs to driver, maybe $20
Intended plan: 
See trip description.
Departure and intended return times: 
7am departure from Wanniassa on Saturday and then return to Wanniassa approx. 4pm-7pm on Sunday.
Local knowledge: 
I have walked the area from O'Keefe to Mt Jagungal and to Round Mountain before; I have not walked from the entrance to Happy Jacks rd , to Boobee Hut and on to O'Keefe before.
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