This walk had been postponed from a wet weekend in November 2021. This time, weather and road reports were good, so a group of 7 met at Cooma North on February 11, and set off for the KNP border at Snowy Plain, a nearly 2 hour drive .
A short but foggy walk to Cesjacks Hut had us pitching tents by 6pm, and a cosy evening meal in the hut by the fire was a highlight.
On Saturday morning the early fog lifted, and the day was fine and clear. We set off south from Cesjacks, following the faint vehicle track to a rocky outcrop with a prominent cairn. Two of the group returned to Cesjacks for a more relaxed day, and the rest continued on a south west course, passing just to the north of McAlister Saddle, following the approximate route of an old bullock trail.
We then crossed over the upper branches of the Geehi river, climbing to the spur to the southeast of Jagungal, and following this to the summit area, arriving at the Summit at about 1230. We enjoyed clear skies and minimal wind at the summit.
The return journey was on a course to the north of our outward path, passing just to the south of Jagungal Saddle. The terrain was difficult in parts, and we eventually got to the Doubtful Creek, crossing it and ascending back to the cairn, and then back to the hut, arriving at about 3.30 pm. We had covered about 23 km in the day, well rewarded by the day and views along the way.
On Sunday morning, after a leisurely breakfast we walked down to the Doubtful Creek and enjoyed a walk around the creek and surrounds, before heading back and packing up, and the short walk back to the vehicles.
A thoroughly enjoyable weekend, with great company. Cesjacks hut is a great spot to enjoy the Jagungal region , easily accessible providing you have a 4WD for the river crossing and provides a good base for day trips or loop overnight trips in the area.