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Wollemi North South Traverse

Dates:

02-Sep-2012 - 20-Sep-2012

Maps:

Lots of Maps - Kerrabee to Kurrajong

Route:

Kerrabee GR 570 148 (AGD66) to Kurrajong GR 791 887 (AGD84) - about 240 kilometres

Gear:

Full packs.

Party:

Members of The Bush Club and SBW, led by Ian Thorpe.

Notes:

This epic walk traverses the Wollemi National Park from north to south.

It is expected to take 18 days to travel from the northern-most part of the Wollemi National Park, next to the Goulburn River, to its southern-most extremity at Kurrajong Heights.

The point-to-point distance for the walk is 128 kilometres. To negotiate the rugged terrain the party will actually cover 240 kilometres, almost double the point-to-point distance.

The walkers will need to average about 13 kilometres per day. The longest day will be about 25 kilometres. The shortest day will be about 7.5 kilometres.

The walk will be broken into 3 stages. At the end of each stage the walkers will be met by Club Members who will carry in supplies for the next stage.

Epilog:

The Wollemi North-South Traverse ended successfully on 20 September 2012 when the walkers emerged from the bush at Kurrajong Heights. They had walked from the northern-most part of the Wollemi through to the southern-most part in 18 days.

Their GPS showed they covered 279kilometres over the 18 days and with 12,626 metres of ascent. Along the way they took photos and made notes, synchronised to the GPS data.

The full account of their adventure is recounted in The Complete Wollemi North-South Traverse, a truly interesting story.

03-Sep-2012 - 5:20pm : Kerrabee : GR 56H 2 58 303E 64 06 047N (WGS84)
Camped on hill about 1.25 kilometres past the planned camp.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 9 kilometres. Overall Distance around 12.5 kilometres. Distance for today around 12.5 kilometres.

04-Sep-2012 - 3:53pm : Kerrabee : GR 56H 2 56 166E 64 01 643N (WGS84)
Camped 75 metres past the planned camp on high rock platform.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 13 kilometres. Overall Distance around 21 kilometres. Distance for today around 8.5 kilometres.

05-Sep-2012 - 4:46pm : Widden : GR 56H 2 54 532E 63 95 760N (WGS84)
Camped 725 metres ENE of the planned camp beside a creek.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 19 kilometres. Overall Distance around 29.5 kilometres. Distance for today around 8.5 kilometres.

06-Sep-2012 - 5:10pm : Widden : GR 56H 2 55 317E 63 88 560N (WGS84)
Camped high, 55 metres S of the planned camp. On Schedule.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 26.4 kilometres. Overall Distance around 43 kilometres. Distance for today around 13.5 kilometres.

07-Sep-2012 - 3:15pm : Mt Pommany : GR 56H 2 59 240E 63 82 030N (WGS84)
Camped at Blackwater Creek as planned. Rendezvous with Resupply Walk led by Michael Keats.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 33 kilometres. Overall Distance around 56 kilometres. Distance for today around 12.5 kilometres.

08-Sep-2012 - 4:51pm : Coricudgy : GR 56H 2 63 464E 63 73 619N (WGS84)
Camped above Blackwater Creek, 4k SSE of planned camp.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 42 kilometres. Overall Distance around 67 kilometres. Distance for today around 11 kilometres.

09-Sep-2012 - 5:26pm : Coricudgy : GR 56H 2 54 957E 63 61 667N (WGS84)
Camped on a rock platform above a creek, 12k SW of planned camp - 1 day ahead of schedule.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 53 kilometres. Overall Distance around 100 kilometres. Distance for today around 33 kilometres.

10-Sep-2012 - 3:30pm : Coorongooba : GR 56H 2 52 922E 63 55 819N (WGS84)
Camped on Ovens Creek, 1 day ahead of schedule.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 60 kilometres. Overall Distance around 108 kilometres. Distance for today around 8 kilometres.

11-Sep-2012 - 5:01pm : Gospers Mountain : GR 56H 2 57 013E 63 36 614N (WGS84)
Camped 1 kilometre NW of Green Hill and about 3.6k SSW of Gospers Mountain, slightly more than 1 day ahead of schedule.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 78 kilometres. Overall Distance around 136 kilometres. Distance for today around 28 kilometres.

12-Sep-2012 - 2:15pm : Mount Morgan : GR 56H 2 55 130E 63 28 482N (WGS84)
Camped on Capertee River, 1 day ahead of schedule.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 86 kilometres. Overall Distance around 150 kilometres. Distance for today around 14 kilometres.

13-Sep-2012 - 2:15pm : Mount Morgan : GR 56H 2 55 130E 63 28 482N (WGS84)
Still Camped on Capertee River, now back on schedule. Rendezvous with Resupply Walk led by Michael Keats.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 86 kilometres. Overall Distance around 150 kilometres. Distance for today around 0 kilometres.

14-Sep-2012 - 5:08pm : Mount Morgan : GR 56H 2 50 419E 63 23 534N (WGS84)
Camped on Rocky Creek, not on the escarpment as planned.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 92 kilometres. Overall Distance around 158 kilometres. Distance for today around 8 kilometres.

15-Sep-2012 - 5:14pm : Rock Hill : GR 56H 2 53 960E 63 13 043N (WGS84)
Camped on a ridge running off Mt Cameron between Nayook Creek and Annie Rowan Creek, about 1.4k SE of the planned camp site.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 102 kilometres. Overall Distance around 173 kilometres. Distance for today around 15 kilometres.

16-Sep-2012 - 4:52pm : Rock Hill : GR 56H 2 63 035E 63 10 425N (WGS84)
Camped on a ridge above Nayook Creek at a point 3k SE of Blady Grass Hill and 3k NE of Mt Mistake, about 4k ahead of schedule.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 105 kilometres. Overall Distance around 190 kilometres. Distance for today around 17 kilometres.

17-Sep-2012 - 1:55pm : Rock Hill : GR 56H 2 67 448E 63 05 562N (WGS84)
Camped on a ridge above Nayook Creek at a point 1.3k SE of the camp site planned for today. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 110 kilometres. Overall Distance around 199 kilometres. Distance for today around 9 kilometres.

18-Sep-2012 - 4:02pm : Colo Heights : GR 56H 2 73 375E 63 06 082N (WGS84)
Camped beside the Wollangambe River at the camp site planned for today, 2k from the Colo River.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 110 kilometres. Overall Distance around 207 kilometres. Distance for today around 8 kilometres.

19-Sep-2012 - 4:37pm : Mountain Lagon : GR 56H 2 74 598E 62 96 634N (WGS84)
Camped beside Tootie Creek as planned.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 120 kilometres. Overall Distance around 220 kilometres. Distance for today around 13 kilometres.

20-Sep-2012 - 3:45pm : Kurrajong : GR 56H 2 77 700E 62 88 600N (WGS84)
Ian and Yuri completed their Wollemi Traverse as planned at Kurrajong Heights this afternoon.. Point-to-Point Distance from Start about 128 kilometres. Overall Distance around 220 kilometres. Distance for today around 12 kilometres.


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