Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

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Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby Mowser » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 4:22 pm

Has anyone done or know anyone that's attempted Mt Emmett from the Forth Valley? Patons road still looks ok on foot/bike but might be a good way to walk Emmett. Might make a good off track weekend mission. If anyone has any info please PM me. Cheers.
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Re: Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby Paul » Sat 02 Feb, 2019 5:48 pm

Can anyone avise how far up Patons Road, toward the old Wolfram Mine, is accessible by 4wd ?

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Re: Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby teak » Sun 03 Feb, 2019 7:01 am

The Parks website shows that Patons road is closed 2.5 kilometres past Lemonthyme power station to all unauthorised vehicles.
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Re: Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby Hot073 » Tue 19 Feb, 2019 8:12 pm

Patons road is only really accessible now by bike or walking,you can drive in about 2 km from power station ,from there it’s another 23 km to wolfram mine,done this trip many times!
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Re: Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 5:39 am

Hot073 wrote:Patons road is only really accessible now by bike or walking,you can drive in about 2 km from power station ,from there it’s another 23 km to wolfram mine,done this trip many times!



Interesting. Is the old track to Pelion still evident in any places from there?
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Re: Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby bushwalker zane » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 1:36 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:Interesting. Is the old track to Pelion still evident in any places from there?


I'd be interested too! I recall my Dad talking about when he did this walk (probably around 30-35 years ago) and saying it was getting pretty overgrown then...
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Re: Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby north-north-west » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 4:57 pm

I shall let you know if and when i ever get around to doing it. It is on the hit list (like a lot of things).
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Re: Mt Emmett from Forth River/Patons Road

Postby Hot073 » Sun 24 Feb, 2019 4:16 pm

I’ve heard of the track to Pelion and looked for it a couple of years ago when in there!Id say it’s overgrown as I didn’t find any trace of it!
I believe it’s called the Forth Valley Track and used to come out at Old Pelion Hut.
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