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Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby Chris » Wed 06 Feb, 2013 11:21 pm

I went up to Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd last year, but wasn't driving that time and didn't take enough notice of the route. Now I've used Google maps to track down the route but that takes me on the B12, then Caveside Rd to Scott's Rd.That doesn't fit with my memory of turning turned off the Bass Highway just East of Deloraine and going through Meander and past Huntsman's lake on the way to Scott's Rd. Can't find Scott's Rd on any paper maps. Can anyone please clarify?
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby vagrom » Thu 07 Feb, 2013 3:46 pm

According to The List (Google),"Scotts Rd[Meander]", leads to the Mt Parmeneer area; (which isn't really the Meander area, as far as I know).
Are you sure you're not confusing the name with Smoko Rd?
If you type Mother Cummings Peak into The List, you'll have the 1/25k map there, with the route in front of you. Just zoom out a little using the box choices on the left of the screen.

The List: Click on the "List Map" box. Then the "Mapping" box. Then type "Mother Cummings Peak" into the "Place or Name" box and click on the upper of the two choices in the "Search Results" box.
The little hand/"Pan Map" icon allows you to drag the map around.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby dplanet » Thu 07 Feb, 2013 4:24 pm

Chris wrote:I went up to Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd last year, but wasn't driving that time and didn't take enough notice of the route. Now I've used Google maps to track down the route but that takes me on the B12, then Caveside Rd to Scott's Rd.That doesn't fit with my memory of turning turned off the Bass Highway just East of Deloraine and going through Meander and past Huntsman's lake on the way to Scott's Rd. Can't find Scott's Rd on any paper maps. Can anyone please clarify?

It is located about 8kms southwest of meander and the turnoff is about 2kms southwest from the junction of huntsman road and smoko road. Grid reference is 55S 463372E, 5383528N, elevation 660m.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby Chris » Thu 07 Feb, 2013 11:16 pm

vagrom wrote:According to The List (Google),"Scotts Rd[Meander]", leads to the Mt Parmeneer area; (which isn't really the Meander area, as far as I know).
Are you sure you're not confusing the name with Smoko Rd?

No, Smoko Rd is a different route up, and I gather access is now less easy due to flood damage.
Having been up previously from Scott's Rd I wanted to use the familiar route.
There seem to be several Scott's Rds, but this one may also be known as Scott's Lookout Rd. Remarkably, I found it to be very well sign-posted.

vagrom wrote:If you type Mother Cummings Peak into The List, you'll have the 1/25k map there, with the route in front of you. Just zoom out a little using the box choices on the left of the screen.

Have heard of The List but not used it, so thanks for the suggestion - will think of it for future occasions.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby Chris » Thu 07 Feb, 2013 11:22 pm

dplanet wrote:It is located about 8kms southwest of meander and the turnoff is about 2kms southwest from the junction of huntsman road and smoko road. Grid reference is 55S 463372E, 5383528N, elevation 660m.

Thanks for the superb info. I was amazed to find it very well signposted - should have had more faith in the signposters, but past experience has somewhat destroyed that faith :roll:
Had a terrific walk up there, and it was great to have a couple of hours to wander around on top botanizing and just enjoying being there.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby dplanet » Fri 08 Feb, 2013 6:17 pm

Thanks Chris.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby Chris » Sun 29 Dec, 2019 10:04 am

Has anyone been down that road recently? Last time I was there, which was surisingly in 2014, the road was so rough that I thought I would need to recruit someone with 4WD next time. Now hoping to do it next week, so any more recent info would be much appreciated.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby teak » Sun 29 Dec, 2019 3:01 pm

I went along Scotts road recently and it is quite rough and washed out, has not been maintained for a long time. I would not take a low clearance car along it but something like a Subaru would be okay.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby MrWalker » Sun 29 Dec, 2019 4:42 pm

I went up there in June and although we have a 4WD, it was not really necessary. The road is a bit rough but my previous 2WD would have been OK.

The track is reasonably well marked until you reach the top of the plateau where random markers and cairns don't help much. Make sure you can navigate back to it when you head off across the untracked area to the Peak or Head.
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Re: Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

Postby Chris » Sun 29 Dec, 2019 11:07 pm

Thanks for the info teak and MrWalker. It's sounding manageable. I drive a VW Caddie which has reasonable clearance.
Yes fortunately I realised on my first visit how easy easy it would be to go astray on top.
Hoping for scoparia to be flowering but haven't seen many reports of the season yet.
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