Rock and wildflower observation in the main range!!

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 - 6:00am to Wednesday, 30 December 2020 - 9:00pm

Note: I may change the date of the trip to 29th/30th dec if it is rainy on the 27th/28th!!

Join me for a relaxed overnight trip to the main range of Kosciuszko national park!! We'll take it slow, and literally stop to smell the flowers, observe rocks, and soak in the scenery. The views on this walk are going to be absolutely stunning! I hope to do a lot of painting on this trip and take time to make detailed observations of the rocks and plants on this walk :) Maybe we can even do some yoga on this trip! 

here's a link to maps with my proposed route marked in: 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x2ky9n0ribubia6/AABD0e49iA4Z-OqudXdXqJcWa?dl=0

This amounts to approx. 8km on day 1 and 9km on day 2.

 

Here's a link to a nice geological map of the region if you're interested:

https://d28rz98at9flks.cloudfront.net/22815/kusciusko_hi.pdf

This walk is best suited for people who have been on overnight bushwalks before. If you haven't been on an overnight bushwalk before, you may be able to come but please contact me individually first! I would need to have a talk with you first!

When you sign up, please indicate your experience level in bushwalking if i haven't walked with you before. Please also let me know if you have a car and can drive!

 

I'll send you a packing list and more advice once you sign up!

Costs: 
Around $20 for fuel costs
Intended plan: 
Depart ANU Sport at 7am on Sunday morning. Drive to Charlotte's pass (2 hr and 40 min drive). Walk to blue lake, then the sentinel. Set up camp near the sentinel and spend the night there. The next day, in the morning we may take a trip to Watson's crag if we have the energy and then we will walk back to charlotte's pass, and drive back to Canberra. Depending on how we are feeling, we can also to stop at Cooma to observe some more interesting rocks!
Departure and intended return times: 
Depart 7am Sunday, return by 9pm Monday,
Local knowledge: 
I have been to the sentinel and blue lake before, although I have never approached the sentinel from Charlotte pass before (I have walked there from Guthega in the past).
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