4 Day Backpacking Hike, approx 50 km, Grade 4. Wheeler's Hut, Pretty Plain Hut,Cascade Creek Aqueduct.

4 Day Backpacking Hike, approx 50 km, Grade 4. Wheeler's Hut, Pretty Plain Hut,Cascade Creek Aqueduct.

From April 02, 2021 9:30 am until April 05, 2021 4:00 pm

At Kosciuszko NT Park

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Trevor Potts 040-011-9027

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Meeting TBA 

For more details ring Trevor Potts.040-011-9027

 

The Day before we need to drop a car(s) at Bourke Gorge Rd, and then camp at Clover Flat on Khancoban Cabramurra Rd.

 Day 1, we walk along Snakey plain track for an an over night camp at Wheeler's Hut approx 9 km

Day 2, around 15 km to Pretty plain hut, 2 river crossings and 6 km off track walking. To avoid bush bashing we decided to stick to the track and do the river crossings.

Day 3, approx15 km to the next camp. Along a foot pad up the valley to the  Strumbo trail, turn right and follow Strumbo to where it meets Dargals Trail- approx. 5.5 km.

From this T junction, turn left and head south along Dargals Trail for around 5 km till we meet Granite Knob Trail, and continue for another 5 km. We then follow the power line until Bourke Gorge rd.There we walk 1.2km in the opposite direction along Bourke Gorge Rd, for an over night camp at Cascade Creek Aqueduct.

Day 3 , 10.5 km along Bourke Gorge Rd. (gravel rd.) to the car(s).

Pretty Plain Hut burned down in 2003 and was rebuild in 2009 

Bring watershoes for the river crossing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRADE 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited

 

Overnight Event Packing list

Current Medical Information Form FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE

  • Bedding 
  • Tent (sharing sections of the tent is an option)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Bag Liner
  • Mattress
  • Pillow 
  • Bed Clothing
  • Thermals - top and bottom
  • Second layer - top and bottom
  • Warm Gloves beanie and dry socks
  • Keep clothing in a water tight bag - zip lock - dry bags etc.. 
  • Wet Weather / Cold
  • Rain jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Warm Gloves and Water Proof Over Glove plus a Benie or suitable walk hat.
  • Essentials
  • Tooth Brush and paste
  • Any medication ( please inform leader if necessary Allergies etc)
  • Personal first aid 
  • Water to drink and prepare meal ( some locations and walks have water on site or en route )
  • Leader should inform the group re water supply
  • Tablets for water ( be safe rather than get a bug ) ( water purification tablets )
  • Toilet paper and trowl to dig appropiate hole.
  • Food
  • Dehydrated food for weight considerations
  • 3 Meals , plus snacks.  per day.  
  • Stove (another item that can be shared) 
  • Plate and cuttlery 
  • Cup for warm drink  your choice
  • EXTRA ITEMS
    Fully charged and credit loaded up phone
    Camera
    THE LEADER MUST TAKE A RESCUE BEACON
  • The club has 1 Personal Locator Beacon and 1 emergency SPOT device and 3 First Aid Kits