Dinner Plain Grade 3 Walks and 1 night Snow camping

From June 22, 2019 3:00 pm until June 23, 2019 4:30 pm
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SATURDAY AFTERNOON Arrive at JB hut
JB Hut is located on JB Plain, just 2km west of Dinner Plain, approximately 250m from the Great Alpine Road.  
All walks will start from JB Hut
DAY - SATURDAY
START TIME - 5.30pm SATURDAY NIGHT HIKE,
HIKE TO DINNER PLAINS PUB

All walks will start from JB Hut

 

DAY - Sunday

START TIME - 9AM    Please take Lunch

WALK 1

Precipice Plain Walk  
Grade of Walk:  Grade 3

Distance:  9km

return Time:   3 hours

Gradient:   Mostly level with some gradual steep sections on the entry and exit

Quality of Path:   Mostly formed track, with some obstacles

Steps:   Occasional steps

Experience required: Some bushwalking experience recommended

Walk along the Dinner Plain 4WD Track though Snow Gum woodlands and grassy plains to the rim of high cliffs at the edge of Precipice Plain and overlooking Precipice Creek. Precipice Plain is a unique geological feature which lies 4km south of Dinner Plain. With its spectacular outlook across the remote Dargo Valley, this is a great place to enjoy sunset in the high country and soak up fresh mountain air and cool breezes in summer.
From Dinner Plain, the Dinner Plain Track starts at the Great Alpine Road at the western boundary of the village. After about 1km a side track is available to Carmichael Falls via a 2km return walk. The falls are well worth a visit with twin cascades plunging over a 25m basalt cliff to the Precipice Creek below (for more information, see Carmichael Falls track note).
The Dinner Plain Track follows the ridgeline of the Great Dividing Range from Dinner Plain, beyond Precipice Plain and down to Mayford Spur above the Dargo River. The road reserve was widened after back-burning during the 2013 bushfires, creating a permanent firebreak. The western edge of Precipice Plain drops almost vertically to a narrow valley below that joins the Dargo Valley. Mt. Tabletop is directly opposite and there are sweeping views of the Dargo catchment.
 

Weather conditions can change rapidly, and snowfalls and blizzards can occur at any time of the year.

Be prepared with:

Overnight camp

You can park vehicles at Dinner Plain and walk 1.4km to JB Hut or park cars on side of road and walk less than 1km to Hut.

Mandatory Gear for overnight camping- Season 3-4 tent, sleeping bag, mat for Alpine conditions, Food, cooking gear

Note: Huts in alpine areas are intended for emergency use only and you should not plan to sleep in them or use the emergency firewood.

Water/Food

Walkers must be self-sufficient with

food, water, first aid and camping gear,

Mandatory gear - for Alpine hiking – head light, thermal top, sun hat, beanie, gloves, map, space blanket, personal first aid, water purification tablets, whistle

Mobile phone (reception in some areas)
 

High wind days may result in falling limbs and branches.   

Going

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