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Trip : Base camp - Skipworth campground, Jamieson River

Date : 17/18 November  2018

Description:   Base camp at the Parks Victoria Skipworth campground on the Jamieson River, approximately 11 km  south of Jamieson on the Mansfield - Woods Point Road from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.  This trip provides the opportunity for members wishing to take their families and caravans or campertailers, as the Skipworth campground is located on the  sealed section of the Mansfield- Woods Point and is  a large  flat grassy site,  set up with toilets and fireplaces. Whilst the campground is on the Jamieson River, drinking water is to be  carried into the campground. 

Saturday will  see us leaving the campground at  0900 for a trip up to Mount Terrible at 1325m for    morning tea, with great views over the high country, along medium to steep graded   tracks. We then  follow the ridge line south along the Mount Terrible and Ryan Spur tracks to Frenchmans Gap on the Mansfield - Woods Point Road. We then travel north  along the German Spur track back to the main   road stopping at the historic Kevington Pub for light refreshments before returning to our camp.

On the Sunday , we visit the ruins of the Star of West mine, near Kevington before fording the Jamieson River and heading up the Sappers and the  Jamieson Lookout tracks dropping downdown     into Jamieson. The track are steep up and down  but are good fun. We then return to the campground  for a late lunch and pick up any camping equipment before heading home.

The Hema Map High Country Victoria, Western Sheet indicates the location of the trip

I will be at the campground early afternoon on the Friday to set up an area for our club.

Weather:  Alpine environment, potentially cold and wet. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Equipment:  Vehicles are to have low range 4WD capability, good ground clearance, good all-terrain        tyres and  UHF radio equipped. Usual recovery gear is to be carried.

Trip Standard:Medium -  some steep, low-range hill climbs and descents and some rocky tracks, which   all will be fun.

Fuel:a full tank ex Mansfield. Note that the Mansfield service station closes at 9:00 pm Friday evenings. Approx. distance from Melbourne is 235 Km.

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles 

Trip Leader: Graeme  Allen

Contact   Graeme  on 0477488434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com  for any queries.




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