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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.