Date(s) - 17 Oct 2020 until 18 Oct 2020
- Grade 4 Medium-Hard
- Leader: Deb
- Phone: 0410047884 before 8pm
- Participant numbers: Up to 10
- Final booking date: Wednesday 14th October
Even though its relatively close and in NSW we don’t often go to northern KNP. These 2 walks are just out of Tumut and close to Blowering Dam.
We will drive up Saturday morning and set up our base camp at Log Bridge Creek Picnic Area and Campground. The after lunch will do the Blowering Cliffs walk. This walk is steep in parts (bring poles if you use them) but has great views over the area, waterfalls, Blowering Dam and Blowering Cliffs. Even though it’s only 5km due to the terrain it will most likely take 3 hours to complete as it, winds (very steeply in places) through open montane forest, which grows on sheltered hillsides.
Then on Sunday we will do the 11km return Warogong Sugarloaf walking track that starts just up the Snowy Mountains Highway. This walk is also very steep in places, so walking poles, if you use them will come in handy. As we climb Warogong Sugarloaf also has great views from granite cliffs and Bogong Peaks Wilderness, while the vegetation changes to scribbly gum with an understorey of large grass trees. Once you reach the top, there are extensive views over the Tumut River valley to the north and Blowering Reservoir to the south-west. This walk is very steep on a formed track, 11 kilometre return – 5 to 6 hours.
Please note I have not done these walks before.
People who book in for this weekend will need to understand and abide by the clubs COVID 19 safety plan. They will also need to book their own campsite at Log Bridge Creek Picnic Area and Campsite. Due to COVID all camping in NSW NP must now be booked, there is a $6 fee per campsite. This can be done by ringing NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on 1300072757. When booking please make sure you are booking the Log Bridge Creek Picnic Area and Campsite near Blowering Dam.
Blowering Cliffs walking track is in the northern (Blowering Foreshores) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Tumut Visitor Centre:Drive 16.6km south along Snowy Mountains HighwayTurn off the highway into Log Bridge Creek campground and picnic area. Continue 500m up the road you until you see the Blowering Cliffs trackhead sign and park in the carpark Parking Parking is available at Log Bridge picnic area, a short walk from the beginning of Blowering Cliffs walking track. There’s also room for caravan and RV parking.