They spent the night there after an afternoon return run to Farm Ridge Hut (Photo No. From here we walk another half an hour or so further south, leaving our packs at the meteorological station (1660m) at about 3pm before tackling the (untracked) Mt Jagungal … We were walking by around 7pm. Out third camp was O'Keefe's Hut on the edge of the Jagungal Wilderness. This hut was burnt down in 2003 and rebuilt in 2007-8 about … Jagungal Wilderness - 2012. After fording the Tumut river continue along the trail for 8km until you reach the intersection with the Grey Mare Fire trail, Mt. He carted materials from Old Adaminaby. The hut was very cute though. I chose to take the southern route around East Peak 1 as I think it’s the easiest and quickest. On Monday we walk back to the cars. And a fine collection of chairs, which suited us very well when taken outside and placed along the lee wall in the sun. Weather. On Saturday we’ll walk along Farm Ridge fire track to the site of O’Keefe Hut and spend the night there. GPS Location View on Map. It can be climbed as a day trip from O’Keefe’s or Cessjacks Huts without heavy packs. On Monday afternoon we walked 1.5kms to the Round Mountain Hut campsite arriving about 4.30p.m. Following along the Grey Mare trail you will see another hut , O Keefe’s hut a good place to stop or camp if you have time. Day 3 along the Bulls Peaks to Cesjacks then over Jagungal and down to O'Keefes, and day 4 out via Farm Ridge. We borrowed a folding chair from the hut construction site, but camped just to the east, across Hut creek, and got water from Bogong Creek. On Monday afternoon we walked 1.5kms to the Round Mountain Hut campsite arriving about 4.30p.m. Spencers Peak 5.29km. There is also an outside toilet. On day 2, we walked from Round Mountain hut to O’Keefe’s Hut campsite – approximately 13.8kms including a river crossing! The nearest hut to Mount Jagungal. Mary tried the garbage bags over her boots but alas it was not very successful. Farm Ridge 3.62km. fire trail into the forests of snowgums killed in the 2003 fires; it Munyang Range 4.98km. On day 2, we walked from Round Mountain hut to O’Keefe’s Hut campsite – approximately 13.8kms including a river crossing! Guthega Power Station is a good southern starting point. He carted materials from Old Adaminaby. The Mt Jagungal summit was reached at 11:15am and they arrived at O'Keefe's Hut (Photo No.8), on the northern slopes of Jagungal, at 12:30pm. After fording the Tumut river continue along the trail for 8km until you reach the intersection with the Grey Mare Fire trail, Mt. This is the peak that is directly east of Jagungal. Following along the Grey Mare trail you will see another hut , O Keefe’s hut a good place to stop or camp if you have time. Jagungal looms right in front of you, awesome! It was a clear night with great stars. Jagungal – Site 14, Geehi River 3 (new site) 27 Jagungal – Site 17, O’Keefes Hut (existing site) 28 Jagungal – Site 18, Valentine Creek 1 (existing site) 29 Jagungal – Site 19, Valentine Creek 2 (new site) 30 Jagungal – Site 20, Valentine Creek 3, Big Bend (new site) 31 Jagungal … Highlights: Geehi Dam, Grey Mare Hut, Valentine Hut. camp while being harassed simultaneously by March flies and mosquitoes. using torches, to check that Vic had locked his car and to return some From O'Keefe's Hut, it was just 9km to Mackays Hut, which we reached by 2:30pm after several more snow showers. We could also just rest weary legs at O'Keefes. 14.5km) we follow the Round Mountain Trail. There was originally a masonite ceiling and lining, but this is slowly being pulled apart by a very large possum. It was nice to plod along a road for awhile. However, on arrival, the weather seemed to be clearing, and we gave serious consideration to continuing on for another few hours and camping. There were only brief periods of congestion Huts | Kosciuszko NP | Walks. I had a tinge of regret and felt foolish for having got it so wrong, but I’ve since updated my waypoints on InReach, so that this mistake does not get made in future. — more changing of socks and shoes — to O'Keefe's Hut. Mt Jagungal can be climbed from here and the Grey Mare Fire Trail joined either at Strumbo Hill or at the Meteorological Station north of Mt Jagungal near O'Keefes Hut. 04/04/2017 19/07/2017 Updated on 19/07/2017. Plenty of water points. Part 3 - Derschkos hut to Round Mountain via Round Mountain ft. We pushed on though, as we were trying to get to O’Keefe’s Hut before the end of the day. The rebuilt hut is very well done inside, with old newspapers plastered over the inside walls and lovely furniture. The idea of spending two nights here with a day trip up Jagungal seemed attractive, although we debated several other options that evening before settling back on that plan. On day 2, we walked from Round Mountain hut to O’Keefe’s Hut campsite – approximately 13.8kms including a river crossing! Day 3: Wednesday 30th December (approx. On the way back I tracked around the north side which seems to be taken by most people who leave Jagungal and head down towards O’Keefe’s Hut. A well spent 40mins. Duration: 3 days. When we crossed the Tumut everyone else took off their shoes or at least Shortly after this, we met up with the ANU hikers again, and also another party that had just completed the Jagungal walk. 10th Mountain Division Hut Association (US). Wildflowers. surplus gear. The hut was very popular for visitors because of its key location on the overland trail. The group carried packs and left Alpine Hut at 7am in perfect weather with a severe frost (18 degrees F). O'Keefes is considered one of the most important huts in KNP for survival and shelter. The three day walk commenced near Cesjacks Hut - with a side trip to Spencers Peak - back to Cesjacks Hut - then via Jagungal Saddle to Mt Jagungal - down the western side of a valley to the north of Mt Jagungal to the Meterological Station - O'Keefe's Hut - Alpine Walking Track to Doubtful Creek - up Doubtful Creek - then back to Cesjacks Hut. Looking down at Round Mountain Hut – there was a seriously rad descent from the main trail at the end of day 2 – unfortunately that meant that day 3 began with a tough wake up and hike-a-bike back up the hill. We picked up Kristina and then shifted to Andrew's van, getting away The hut has a wooden floor and there is one window. from Roseberry around 11.15. O'Keefes is 7.5m by 3.8m in size and consists of two rooms, plus a shed (previously a bathhouse). Jagungal looms right in front of you, awesome! Repairs are due in 2002. their socks, but I left my volleys and socks on and just plunged in. This hut was burnt down in 2003 and rebuilt in 2007-8 about 20m to the south west, leaving the original footprint intact. There's a toilet and, while there is no campground, Derschko's hut is an easy morning's ride from here. Distance from O'keefes Hut 21.04km N. Temperature Feels Like Rel. O’Keefe’s Hut. O'Keefes Hut provided a very pleasant spot for lunch. Cooma around 4.30 before driving on through Kiandra to the Round Mountain It was a New Moon, but overcast and so not so good for stars. Day 2: Tuesday 29th December (approx. 9). good for photography. We then take day gear and walk around to summit Mt Jagungal (if in fair weather) for 14km and about 400m ascent. As you follow the trail you are travelling aroung Mt Jagungal so all afternoon the fact that I didn't climb it was haunting me. car park. 31Mar-2nd Apr 2017 – Jagungal Circuit, Kosciuszko National Park. Next: Jagungal + Geehi headwaters The fireplace and hearth are of mortared stones, and the flue is of iron. Part 2 - O'keefes Hut to Derschkos Hut with climb of Jagungal. The O'Keefe family have supplied some new furniture from their property and the caretakers have re-papered the walls with donated newspapers from the 1940's. We then go back down, pick up our gear, and walk on to Derschko’s Hut, to spend Sun-day night there. 2017 04 02 Jagungal Circuit. O’Keefe’s Hut on the way to Mount Jagungal. Mount Jagungal can be climbed also as a day trip from there. There was one other tent next to Round Mountain Hut, where we pitched I exited the Jagungal Wilderness onto Shlink Road. so after morning tea. It was pleasantly cool for the climb up onto Farm Ridge and along the On Sunday we’ll walk to the base of Jagungal, drop our packs, and climb to the top. 16km) we’ll follow the track to the base of Jagungal, drop our packs, and climb to the top, possibly for lunch. on the M5, and we stopped in Goulburn for lunch, then met the others in We then return to O'Keefe Hut for dinner. O'Keefes was built in 1934 by AS O'Keefe, to support local grazing. O'Keefe's hut had burned down in 2003 and was being rebuilt. O'Keefes was built in 1934 by AS O'Keefe, to support local grazing. The ridge above Derschkos is a good spot to camp with views of Jagungal as peregrinator has commented. There were lots of ups and downs on the 7km hike to Shlink Hut. Coming from Guthega Power Station I'd go up the trail to Dissapointment Spur Hut, then up the spur itself to Gungartan, along the Kerries to Mawsons Hut (with a side trip to Tin Hut … We passed the meteorological station at the base of Jagungal and then continued on to O’Keefe’s Hut. Thank goodness I’d decided to push on! Plenty of water points. I was up at the unnaturally (for me) early time of 5.45am, which was We looked at the ruins of the old farm before continuing across Bogong Creek After about 40 minutes we passed by O’Keefe’s hut, our elusive goal of the previous day, rebuilt and looking very comfortable. O’Keefe’s Hut, maintained by the Koszciukzo Huts Association, is a welcome refuge with a warm fire place (and even a John Grisham novel) From O’Keefe’s Hut to Hell Hole Creek Setting off in the cold morning’s air, we soon passed Mt Jagungal’s rocky face; it had loomed large across the horizon throughout the previous day’s walk. We then go back down, pick up our packs, and walk on to Derschko’s Hut, for the night. You can see in these photos the looming thunderstorm which we raced to the hut: O'Keefe's hut was a fine billet, with the exception of a very smoky chimney. Mary tried the garbage bags over her boots but alas it was not very successful. Happy Jacks Plain 9.68km. It was a New Moon, but overcast and so not so good for stars. remained overcast pretty much all day, but only rained for an hour or The three day walk commenced near Cesjacks Hut - with a side trip to Spencers Peak - back to Cesjacks Hut - then via Jagungal Saddle to Mt Jagungal - down the western side of a valley to the north of Mt Jagungal to the Meterological Station - O'Keefe's Hut - Alpine Walking Track to Doubtful Creek - up Doubtful Creek - then back to Cesjacks Hut. Mary tried the garbage bags over her … Distance: … Danny, Camilla, Vic, Val, Andrew, Kristina, Roger, Julie. It was also famous for a huge possum that lived in the original hut and progressively destroyed the lining. The closest huts are Mackays and O'Keefe's. Brief History. As the afternoon wore on I was crossing more small creeks and streams. Closest Weather Station. O’Keefes Hut is considered one of the most important huts in Kosciuszko National Park for survival and shelter. There is no report on whether he survived the fire. Cabramurra at 23/08:30am EDT. Our day trip from O’Keefes was certainly the highlight of our nine day expedition. On Monday afternoon we walked 1.5kms to the Round Mountain Hut campsite arriving about 4.30p.m. Vic and Val and I walked back to the carpark in the dark, trying to avoid In January 2002, NPWS released a tender for a conservation study for this and four other huts. The roof and walls are of corrugated iron, in good condition. Round Mountain carpark, to the north, is the closest to the Jagungal itself. Geehi Dam Circuit. Photo: O’Keefe’s Hut We were told the next day was supposed to bring some late rain and it started overcast and stayed that way all day, but no rain descended upon us. Sixteen kids camping at Valentine’s Hut. Day 2 we leave Boobee Hut and head towards O'Keefe's Hut for about 11km for lunch and set up tents. Photo: O’Keefe’s Hut We were told the next day was supposed to bring some late rain and it started overcast and stayed that way all day, but no rain descended upon us. Locked Gate 6.38km. O'Keefe's Hut certainly lived up to its reputation and remains my favourite hut of the trip. Internal walls of O'Keefe's Hut lined with old newspaper: The rest of the afternoon was basically straight & flat. The landscape has definitely changed, but the dead trees remain. Those routes are all good and have the advantage that they get off the beaten track. An alternative route is to leave Grey Mare Trail before you get to Mackays Hut and head direct to Cessjacks Hut. Mt Jagungal 2.85km.
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