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Re: Mount Maurice

Postby Niftynomad » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 10:27 pm

Hi All

Thanks for all your info, post event.

I just spent hours looking for the eastern lead, admittedly underprepared with no GPS, a 1 to 250K map and a sense of adventure.

Easily found the Knights road entrance, despite huge logging operations in the whole area.
They're really going for it while they still can, what a shame.

I, for one, don't believe the bridge was washed away. It looks very much like a bucket scraped off the top and piled it back, then placed rocks in front of it...

Now why would Forestry do that?

Anyway, could I please have a GPS route screenshot or similar? And perhaps the grid ref for the eastern start. The Able guide wasn't useful, and I tried over and over again in the area over the bridge and up (and left and right) just after the little motocross park.
This area had also been VERY recently heavily logged.

Grateful for any tips (other than use a 1 to 25k!) as I now have a bee in the able bonnet.

At the minimum, I'll cross that bridge on the KLR650.
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Re: Mount Maurice

Postby L_Cham_67 » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 11:35 pm

I did Mt Maurice yesterday via the western, Knights road route. 5.8km of road walking was not that great ;) but the forest, granite outcrops, and surprisingly good views from the summit made it worth it!

Yeah that bridge is still impassable...a high clearance car might manage it... maybe. Then it's a matter of whether the dilapidated bridge could hold the weight of it! Abels description was pretty good, we did overshoot the turnoff by a couple of hundred metres, but my car odometer could be wrong (or my maths is!)
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Re: Mount Maurice

Postby Azza » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:57 am

Niftynomad wrote:Hi All


Anyway, could I please have a GPS route screenshot or similar? And perhaps the grid ref for the eastern start. The Able guide wasn't useful, and I tried over and over again in the area over the bridge and up (and left and right) just after the little motocross park.
This area had also been VERY recently heavily logged.

Grateful for any tips (other than use a 1 to 25k!) as I now have a bee in the able bonnet.

At the minimum, I'll cross that bridge on the KLR650.


Have you had a look on the list?
Both the eastern and western approaches are shown and are also available on the Tracks, Ferry Routes layer.
You can export the data in a variety of formats such as SHP, which you can then convert using online tools to a GPX file.

I've just attached the Mt Maurice track pulled from the list as a GPX file.
use at your own risk, its just what data is publicly available.
I've done it from the east many years ago before the bridge was an issue.


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Re: Mount Maurice

Postby L_Cham_67 » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 9:33 am

A couple of pics of the bridge
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Re: Mount Maurice

Postby Azza » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 10:12 am

Azza wrote:I've done it from the east many years ago before the bridge was an issue.


Whoops.. I meant the west...
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Re: Mount Maurice

Postby Last » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 10:34 pm

We went up Mt Maurice in early Feb. It is possible to drive over the bridge in a 4wd. They are possibly my tyre tracks visible in L_Cham's pics above. With a little work a SUV should be able to make it. This saves a 6.5 walk up the road. The road is also rapidly deteriorating. We drove up in a car 4 years ago and the road was much better. It's a matter of time before either the road or bridge are impassable.
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Re: Mount Maurice

Postby cnschulz » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:00 pm

Hey all, Thanks for this info. I might bike up from the bridge.
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