Does this exist? Gungarlin area

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Does this exist? Gungarlin area

Postby snowygreybeard » Fri 31 May, 2024 11:19 am

I recently noticed on the current topo maps the following firetrail that I didn't know existed. It goes from the standard route between Davies Hut and Kidmans hut to the Burrungubugge in the Gungarlin River area. Its NOT the (overgrown) old road from Davies to Contances Hut site. Its not on old maps or guide books I have. Also, I can't see any evidence of it on google earth or sixmaps aerial photos.
https://maps.ozultimate.com/?id=1717118165509
Perhaps it was put in during the 2020 fires? Can anyone confirm its status?
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Re: Does this exist? Gungarlin area

Postby snowygreybeard » Fri 31 May, 2024 12:35 pm

A bit more snooping shows it on the 2011 map version. A mucher shorter version on 2002. So maybe bulldozed during 2003 fires??
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Re: Does this exist? Gungarlin area

Postby kanangra » Fri 31 May, 2024 3:16 pm

Yep its there. Pretty clear up to the last saddle before you drop into Kidmans but indicstinct after that. I was last in there c. 2016?

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Re: Does this exist? Gungarlin area

Postby snowygreybeard » Fri 31 May, 2024 5:15 pm

Note that the track I'm talking about is NOT the popular route to Kidmans, going through Brassy Gap, which follows a FT that isn't shown on the topo!
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Re: Does this exist? Gungarlin area

Postby yogibarnes » Fri 31 May, 2024 5:50 pm

I can't comment on the "road" shown on the map you have linked us to because I have not been there. However, in 2021 I exited east from Kidmans and picked up a footpad to the 1600m saddle east northeast of Kidmans, then immediately picked up an old firetrail in good condition which descended down the ridge to the northwest of Collins Creek. It was an open and easy walk. Recommended.
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Re: Does this exist? Gungarlin area

Postby snowygreybeard » Fri 31 May, 2024 6:14 pm

yogibarnes wrote:I can't comment on the "road" shown on the map you have linked us to because I have not been there. However, in 2021 I exited east from Kidmans and picked up a footpad to the 1600m saddle east northeast of Kidmans, then immediately picked up an old firetrail in good condition which descended down the ridge to the northwest of Collins Creek. It was an open and easy walk. Recommended.

Yeah, that is the popular route I referred to - and indeed is recommended, lovely country.
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Re: Does this exist? Gungarlin area

Postby rcaffin » Tue 18 Jun, 2024 6:26 pm

is recommended, lovely country.
Great big trees.

We always knew 'Brassy Gap' as 'Brass Monkey Saddle'.

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