Wednesday 29 June
The initial bit of the walk from Braslins Road is a steady but not steep uphill past some remnant buildings and reach a junction with the one to Dromedary on the right fork in a north easterly direction to another junction. We will go right here as it is the shortest route to Mount Dromedary. Several parts of this track can be a little wet at times and after recent rains this is very likely. The main ascent route will be ignored and the old one from further south will be used. Greg has wanted to go back up this way for a while now ands we do have a GPS reading for the junction and information from a very recent walker using this way.
Return will be by the main route down from the summit and then the wider old vehicle tracks via a more northerly route will be followed back to the start.
Some sections had plenty of vegetation growing in the track, but nothing too overgrown to require pushing through. There are a few boggy stretches and the one creek crossing had a rock bridge to make crossing easy.
The walk is moderate in difficulty with the final climb by the conventional route taking close to 50 minutes and is moderately steep. It is expected that going by the southern route will make the climbing part a little longer and of course the walk to the ascent point is further 900 metres.
In all the walk is 16k and at least 6 hours to which a lunch break has to be added.
Track Profile which can be clicked for a larger view.