AAWT - Section 3. Thredbo to Tharwa Visitor Centre
A heavy dump of snow covered the roof of the Main Range making us delay the start from Thredbo.
The weather came in again as we made our way towards Mt Kosciuszko
Despite the gloomy skies, there were a few patches of blue poking through the mist
Seamans Hut is an excellent emergency shelter if the weather changes suddenly. You should never tackle the Main Range route in bad weather.
The official route follows a service trail beside Munyang River
There is a nice grassy campsite at Whites River Hut. Keep a watch out for the resident antechinus.
Schlink Hut is the second best hut along the whole track. Mount Wills Hut is the best.
Don't miss the side trip to Valentine Falls from the tiny Valentine Hut
Crossing the Geehi River
Good views to Valentine Falls after crossing the Geehi River
Nice easy walking through the Jagungal Wilderness Area
There are plenty of places to camp near Mt Jagungal
Every now and then you just need to take a break
There are also good flat campsites near Doubtful Creek
The isolation on this trail is definitely one of the attractions
More easy walking along the Tabletop Mountain Trail
The side trip to Four Mile Hut is definitely worth the effort, especially if you are looking for a spot to camp
Heading towards Kiandra
There is no camping around Pattinsons Hut
Just beyond Kiandra you need to cross the Eucumbene River
Tantangara Creek Crossing
Witzes Hut is drafty but it would be a welcome refuge in bad weather
Sometimes you'll just feel like sleeping inside rather than pitching the tent one more time
It's definitely boots off to cross the infant Murrumbidgee River
It's time to pick the easiest approach to the next ridge
There is no track between the Murrumbidgee River and Port Philip Fire Trail
There are several places along Port Philip Fire Trail that are ideal for a food drop.
A short detour from Mosquito Creek Fire Trail leads to Hainsworth Hut
If the tank at Oldfields Hut is dry, you can usually collect water from a small creek to the north of the hut
Heading into the ACT from Murrays Gap
There are plenty of campsites in he Orroral Valley
Once again it's good easy walking through the Orroral Valley
After 44 days, Tharwa Visitor Centre is just a stone's throw away
Despite eating very well on our own dehydrated meals, we both lost 7kg on this walk
The AAWT has been the best and worst walk we have ever done. There were months of planning, dehydrating meals, and making sure we could document every aspect of the walk so we could include the track notes in Take A Walk in Kosciuszko National Park.