Pilot, Cobberas, Wilderness walk.

Date(s) - 22 Jan 2015 until 26 Jan 2015


  • Grade 5
  • Leader: Peter Smith-Allen
  • Phone: (02) 60271980
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Day 1. Thursday 22nd January

In the evening we will drive over to the big River and car camp along it, at either the Joker camp ground or Anglers Rest camp ground.

Day 2. Friday 23rd January.  Approx. 20Km (including side trip)

Early morning we will drive to the locked gate, at the start of the Piolet Cobberas Wilderness area and leave the cars. We will walk up the track to Cowombat Flat and make camp. In the evening we will do a short walk to the source of the Murray River and Forest Hill cairn and return back to camp.

Day 3 Saturday 24th January. Approx. 20km

Today we will walk north up Cowombat flat track to Marble creek. Here we will go off track following the spur of Mt Pilot to the summit, 1829m. From here we will descend in a north-easterly direction following the valley until we once again reach the Cowombat Flat walking track. We will continue on track for a short distance and make camp at Tin Mine huts, in the ingeegoodbee River Valley.

Day 4 Sunday 25th January. Approx. 20Km

We leave camp early in the morning, following the Cowombat Flat track back to Cowombat Flat. We will then leave the track and follow a ridge just east of Mountain Trout Creek to a clearing below Mt Cobberas No 2, where we will camp for the night.

Day 5 Monday 26th January. Approx. 15 Km

Early morning we will follow the ridge up to the summit of Mt Cobberas No 2, 1725m. From here we will descend into the valley and follow a small creek west back to Cowombat Flat track and the cars.