Cowombat Flat Grade 4 Extended bushwalk

From January 25, 2018 8:00 am until January 28, 2018 5:00 pm
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Cowombat Flat Grade 4 Extended MTB ride/walk


Snowgum woodlands, great views, historic huts, a big waterfall, a plane-wreck, jump across the Murray River! We'll be riding or walking from Dead Horse Gap in Kosciuszko National Park, hopefully to Cowombat Flat at the source of the Murray R on the Victorian border- Day 1 (Thurs 25/1) drive 3-4 hours to Dead Horse Gap (probably park at Thredbo village), ride to Cascades Hut (9km), Day 2 (Fri 26/1) ride to Tin Mines camp at Tin Mines Huts, explore the mines, visit the tallest falls in the Park (16km), Day 3 (Sat 27/1) down and back to Cowombat Flat, possibly walk to border cairn, source of Murray, possibly climb The Pilot with amazing views to Kossie and the Vic Alps, back to Tin Mines (34km). Day 4 (Sun 28/1) back to Dead Horse Gap and home (25km), or camp at Tom Groggin and home on Day 5. All on MVO tracks of reasonable standard, mountain bikes with paniers required. I have two sets of paniers and racks people can borrow, contact me. More details to come!

Walking option - Day 1 and 2 are perfectly doable for walkers, Day 3 maybe not so much but you could easily walk to the summit of The Pilot, a great peak with excellent views (or take a rest day, explore the mines and waterfall area). Return to Dead Horse Gap can be done in a day, or split up as on the way out. This is a good trip for a walker to push their pack on a golf buggy - talk to me about how this can be done (I will have a buggy to loan out.....)

For people who have to work on Thursday 25th, it is possible to do Day 1 and 2 in the one day, after camping Thursday night at Geehi or close by....

NOTE the change of date to January 2018 - yes mid-summer but the whole trip is over 1300metres so MUCH cooler than down in the plains!

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