This is the Snowy Mountains iconic walk is to trek above the tree line and as the name implies traverses past 4 of the glacial lakes. We summit peaks above 2,000m with panoramic views over the Rolling Grounds to Jagungal, the Main Range and West to Victoria.
It is one of the walks described in our book – Snowy Mountains Walks.
We will set out from Charlottes Pass and the first task take the road up to Seamans Hut and Rawsons Pass before turning onto pole line.
As we expect to walk over several snow drifts, warm boots with good grip will be useful.
We then make our way to top of the Muellers Ridge, and pass by Albina Hut Ruin site and then Albina Lake. After weave along the ridge line we will see Club lake to our right before climbing Mt Carutthers.
Then it is mostly down hill to the saddle above Blue Lake and later we will also see Headley Tarn to our left on our way to Snowy River Crossing. After the river as short pull gets us back to our start point.
Grade; This is a walk on well formed track, but at this time of year expect walking across snow drifts. Distance is approx 23km with plenty of climbing and descending. So it is graded Medium- hard. Expected duration is up to 6 hours depending on group size.
Gear: Stout, warm boots, gaiters, sunscreen, lunch, water, camera, day pack, wind proof clothing
Maps: Geehi Dam, Perisher Valley 1:25,000 topographic sheets
Meet at: Cooma North Shops lower car park 07:30 for car pooling and make way to Charlottes Pass to meet other members and briefing at 09:00.
Bookings essential: please contact leader Frank Bakker on the Geehi Club web site
As this walk follows the Consett Stephens Walk and we are planning to stay in the mountains over the weekend.