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Postby Stocky54 » Mon 04 May, 2020 7:55 pm

A question for the post COVID world but does anybody know what the bush is like around Yerranderie after the bushfires earlier this year?

Also, aside from the climb up to Yerranderie Peak and a wander around the mines are there any other interesting day walks in that area?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby Neo » Mon 04 May, 2020 9:17 pm

Never been but was supposed to be there now for a 5 day walk :(

Edit, checking out the location via Google maps and my recollection of watching the fire maps, it got burnt pretty well, but sometimes one side of a ridge was burnt and not the other.
Look forward to some local knowledge too.
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby clarence » Mon 04 May, 2020 10:40 pm

If you are happy to go off track, and travel a few kms, there is so much to see around there.

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Re: Yerranderie

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Mon 04 May, 2020 10:51 pm

Not many other daywalks in the area that I know of.... maybe Axehead from Byrnes Gap, Mt Colong maybe, could also do Kowmung and back via inglis selection or Bulga cone (or both and make it a circuit). All involve a fair bit of fire trail. Also Tonali mountain or mootik walls maybe... need to be good with nav and probably best to defer to others with more off track experience in the area. Whole area got burnt I think (town was saved) but walking will be ok later in the year when restrictions lift. Is strangely nice after a few months of regeneration.

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Re: Yerranderie

Postby Stocky54 » Tue 05 May, 2020 10:29 am

Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated...

How difficult an ascent is to Axehead Mountain via Byrnes Gap...

Could a trip into the Kowmung be done in a day from Yerranderie?
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby FatCanyoner » Tue 05 May, 2020 11:42 am

+1 for what Clarence said. If you have a map, compass, and adventurous spirit there is no limit to the exploration around there. I'd also recommend a handline and some scrambling experience as well, to help with passfinding. Beautiful country with some stunning views.
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby michael_p » Tue 05 May, 2020 12:25 pm

Only been to Yerranderie once for a couple of days by vehicle.

The area does have plenty to see, a walk around the mines, the walk up the peak, and a trip to the cemetery are all interesting. My brother and I where the only people there on a Sunday night and it was amazingly quiet.

Yerranderie is in the SE corner of Dunphys Kowmung map. The Dunphy map has some walk routes on it to the NW of Yerranderie. If you can find a copy it may be useful.

Edit: There are some tracks on Open Street Maps: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/-34.1153/150.2195
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby rcaffin » Tue 05 May, 2020 5:28 pm

How difficult an ascent is to Axehead Mountain via Byrnes Gap...

We came off a full traverse of the Axeheads down to Byrnes Gap some years ago. It was very emphatically NOT the hardest part of the trip!

Could a trip into the Kowmung be done in a day from Yerranderie?

You could get TO the Kowmung in a day, no problem. A day return - hum ... a few hundreds of metres altitude into the valley.
But then, once you hit the road on the way back you could headlight home easily enough. It would help to know the area.

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Re: Yerranderie

Postby puredingo » Tue 05 May, 2020 10:17 pm

Yep, like they all said...Heaps to see and do there. I must be easier pleased than Clarence and Co. because I’m happy out there just to trundle along the many Ft’s and old farm roads of the area. The place is a like a living, breathing natural museum.

Head up one of the major creeks in the vicinity and you’ll see some stuff that will knock your socks off!,
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby Stocky54 » Tue 05 May, 2020 10:40 pm

The Tonelli River?

Any suggestions on what Creek?
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby puredingo » Wed 06 May, 2020 6:52 am

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Re: Yerranderie

Postby Stocky54 » Tue 22 Sep, 2020 9:13 am

I note that Yerranderie has reopened recently after the fires.

Any ideas what the Colong Stock Route is currently like? The forecast for Friday/Saturday is rain, will that prohibit a small SUV from getting in/out?
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Re: Yerranderie

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Tue 22 Sep, 2020 10:02 am

Stocky54 wrote:I note that Yerranderie has reopened recently after the fires.

Any ideas what the Colong Stock Route is currently like? The forecast for Friday/Saturday is rain, will that prohibit a small SUV from getting in/out?
I saw the other day that yerranderie had reopened but the OSR was still closed beyond Mt Werong?

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Re: Yerranderie

Postby FatCanyoner » Tue 22 Sep, 2020 1:20 pm

Stocky54 wrote:Any ideas what the Colong Stock Route is currently like? The forecast for Friday/Saturday is rain, will that prohibit a small SUV from getting in/out?


It's been a few years since I've driven it, but it can be really hit and miss. I've driven it in a 2wd flying along at 80km/h without issue. Other times it's been an absolute bone-rattler, even in a SUV. There's nothing technical about the road, so small SUVs should be fine, but depending how long it's been since the council graded it the potholes can become really nasty. After rain you'll still be able to get through, you'll just have to drive slower. The time it takes to get to Yerranderie can vary greatly depending on conditions, so just drive safely and make sure you've got plenty of time in case it's slow going.
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