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Budawangs - Sassafrass access

Postby wildwalker » Thu 30 Jun, 2022 11:14 pm

Just wondering if anyone knows what the Sassafrass access road is like after all the rain, if it's good for 2wd??
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Re: Budawangs - Sassafrass access

Postby sandym » Fri 01 Jul, 2022 5:11 pm

Won't be now, given the rain and forecast rain.
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Re: Budawangs - Sassafrass access

Postby bushnut » Wed 27 Jul, 2022 12:21 pm

Just got off the phone with NPs and they say that the road is open... has anyone checked it out or can comment otherwise?

They said that the route to Folly Point is a little overgrown but I think that applies pretty much everywhere now!
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Re: Budawangs - Sassafrass access

Postby rachel_g » Wed 17 Aug, 2022 6:42 pm

No personal recent experience but friends were there 2 weeks ago and they only have 2WD and managed to get in. Apparently the camping at Folly Point is very muddy and track was ok in places but difficult to follow as you got closer to Folly Point.
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Re: Budawangs - Sassafrass access

Postby crollsurf » Thu 15 Sep, 2022 10:03 am

rachel_g wrote:No personal recent experience but friends were there 2 weeks ago and they only have 2WD and managed to get in.

They've done some work on the access track but in one place they have used what looks like blue metal only the stones are huge, 10cm or greater in size and sharp. Be fine in a 2WD except it's now mounded up in the middle. The Subi not a problem but I'd be a little concerned getting over that blue metal in a standard 2WD.

rachel_g wrote:... and track was ok in places but difficult to follow as you got closer to Folly Point.

It's always been a rough track and difficult to follow but plenty of cairns to get you back on track. The regrowth after the fires ATM is horrendous. On a number of occasions I was standing on a rock with a cairn, and there was no indication of a track.

The good news is someone has come along and recut most of the track and done a pretty good job. Thank you whoever that was.
The bad news is they still have a couple of klms to go and there is a 1 k section where the track is lost under leaf litter and tightly packed regrowth and vines. Until the last section is recut it would be best to take a machete.
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