MT COPE (3 hours walking) Leave car 1.5km past Cope Hut on the High Plains
Road where sign points to Mt Cope, Walk up the spur to the summit. There is
no track but the route is easy to follow. To return follow the north spur
down to the base intersecting with an old fire trail. Turn right and arrive
at the High Plains road a few hundred metres from the starting point.
Distance 5 km
EDMONDSONS HUT-MT NELSE Commence on the High Plains Road .5 km past
the east end of the dam wall. Follow the easy gradient up Heathy Spur This
is a pleasant day walk in itself. On reaching the Mt Nelse fire trail turn
left and continue about 1 km to the turnoff to the left down to Edmondsons
Hut which is about 1 km off the main track. On returning to the main Mt
Nelse track those who wish can continue for about 1 km and then leave the
track to assend the summit of Mt Nelse. For the return journey stay on the
Mt Nelse fire trail to return to the High Plains road and then turn right
along the road to your car. A further 2 km side trip is availiable to
Distance to Edmondsons Hut return 13 km
Extra Distance to Mt Nelse summit 3km
and not so young
climbing on Ruined Castle.
BASALT HILL (1 hr walking) Start on High Plains Road about 0.5 km past
WALACES'S HUT and COPE HUT. About 3 km past Langform Gap turn off the High
Plains Road to the left into a fire track and park at the gate. Walk into
this famous hut crossing the alpine walking track shortly before reaching
the hut. About half a kilometre further on reach the west aqueduct track
turn right and continue for about 2 km until you reach the track to Cope hut
on the right. Take this track to cope hut near the High Plains road. Return
to neat Walaces hut by the Alpine Walking track which passes near Cope hut.
Distance 7 km
TAWONGA HUTS. Just past Falls Creek before the dam wall turnoff onto the
Mt McKay road and head for the Pretty Valley Pondage causeway picnic area.
Walk across the causeway and follow the Fainter fire trail. At the
intersection with the snow pole line turn right down to the huts.