Needs permission to cross private
property from the owners of ‘Cheyenne’.
straightforward backpack, with only the italicised
Cocks Comb diversion and the final climb out being a bit taxing
rest of the trip would be rated BP(3d2n)3C}.
visit to the historic bark Hut, and the easiest route into the Cocks
Comb as a ‘packless’ side trip. Then there’s the lovely Blue
Mountain Creek to slowly wander up. And, of course, the challenge of
the climb out…….
You need to do a car shuttle, or if
staying at ‘Cheyenne ‘ afterwards, organise it with the Cheyenne
Sections A, C, E, F, I, K, L)
This must be one of the most gradual downhill
day’s walk around. There’s a lot of plants in flower in Spring to
keep one interested, and a couple of old buildings to inspect. One
of them, Salt Hut, gives basic shelter in the case of sudden bad
Sections M, N , J2, J2, N, P1, Z
This is the day for views – you look across
into the Oven Camp and Long Point area to the east, and up Blue
Mountain Creek to Blue Nobby Mountain to the west. Though it’s a bit
of a climb, if you just take a waterbottle and your camera you’ll be
glad you took the diversion up to the Cocks Comb- some of the best
views in the New England. Take great care in this area- the rocks
can shift suddenly. The long ridge down to Blue Mountain Creek can
be very trying on the knees- trekking poles help here.
V, W, Y
very easy walk up the creek. You have plenty of time to have a swim,
and if it’s summer, you might prefer to spend the heat of the day
lazing in the good pool that can usually be found at the Hole Creek
junction. Then it’s a long pull up to the gate. If you are staying
at ‘Cheyenne’, you might arrange a 4WD pickup at this point. But
don’t forget to stop for the view from the summit on the way- it’s