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Ballow Junction / T Junction Remote Camps in Mt Barney NP?

PostPosted: Tue 23 Jun, 2020 9:09 pm
by Equivocator
Thinking of heading in to either of these 2 camps, have done Mt Barney Creek downstream from Upper portals through to lower, but never gone upstream from Yamahra Ck.
So definitely ok with rock hopping, some scramble and a swim if I have to (though... maybe not in this weather...)

Doesn't look like a long day from Cleared Ridge at all but things can change if the entire creek is covered in Lantana/Stinging nettle. Anyone had any recent experience up that way?

Cheers.

Re: Ballow Junction / T Junction Remote Camps in Mt Barney N

PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2020 10:25 am
by Aardvark
Don't mind me. I'm out of my league commenting on such a walk.

Re: Ballow Junction / T Junction Remote Camps in Mt Barney N

PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2020 6:37 pm
by ofuros
No help I'm afraid...but would be interested to hear about your Barney Ck rockhopping adventure up to the 'T' junction camp. Good luck. :wink:

Re: Ballow Junction / T Junction Remote Camps in Mt Barney N

PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2020 9:12 pm
by CBee
If it's like Cronan creek upstream from the falls, a real nightmare. But according to this trip report https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/b ... e-22231097, looks like very doable.

Re: Ballow Junction / T Junction Remote Camps in Mt Barney N

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2020 11:24 am
by Equivocator
We didnt push onto T Junction, Ballow Creek was enough for some of the group. "More than enough" I was told... lots of fallen trees and a few not too confident on rock hopping. I would definitely suggest people are comfortable with that before heading in.

Ballow Creek sites were ok, tucked in the rainforest. Was clear people had camped there but overgrown. We camped South West of the junction in the rainforest area.

I plan to do a solo trip some time in the future to get to T Junction. Creek is beautiful the whole way up. Didnt see any stinging nettle (surprisingly)but some wait-a-while and other vines/spikes. Lots of branches, from the fallen trees, to push past too. Rangers had chainsawed some near the 1km mark, but didnt notice a rhyme or reason to which ones they chose to cut/leave (they looked similar age)

Swapped sides many times, didnt seem to favour either bank.

https://equivocatorsadventures.blogspot ... on-mt.html