Blue Rag Range

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 08:58
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G'day Folks,
Does anyone know if the Blue Rag Range track crosses the river at the bottom leading towards the Wongungarra River? I have done a search with no results. I am led to believe you cannot but I coulkd be wrong.

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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 09:52

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 09:52
AFAIK the river past Blue Rag is the Wongungarra, we were down there recently but there is no river crossing, just a small camp site.
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Reply By: desert - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 10:43

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 10:43
About halfway along Blue-Rag a turn-off towards the West, decends down to the Wongangarra, which is very,very steep, crosses the river heads west to a short time then turns to the north to emerge out at Mt.Murray, which from this side is closed. Parks don't want you to use this fire-access track and have gone out of their way to disguise the intersection at Blue Rag. But if you look carefully, it can be located. Advise not to go down there unless you know what you're about, and have proper vehicle and gear.
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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 10:51

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 10:51
Cheers thanks for the replies. We do have the right gear and vehicles.
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Reply By: Ken - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:15

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:15
Madcow, the track beyong the Wongungarra is definately closed, has been for years as this is the edge of The Wongungarra Wilderness area. Used to be a great through track but alsas no longer.
The reason you can't find it on track lists is because it no longer exists, as far as 4WD access goes.

Ken
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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:29

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:29
thnaks ken, we were going to a bit of fishing down there. Looks like we might be walking for a bit

Cheers
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:27

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:27
Hi Madcow,
Sorry you couldn't find info easily on ExplorOz for this answer, it is however contained within the Trek Note titled "Vic High Country". Here is the link

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:34

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:34
thanks Michelle. We are planning to head to Mayfords that I see is shown on the map of the area and will advise track condition when we get there. It is supposed to be a pretty good spot albeit steep going in and not an area to be in when rain is or about to fall.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 00:46

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 00:46
Hi Michelle & Madcow.

I deliberately didn't include the run down to the river in the trek notes as it is as far as you can go, and it's extremely steep in spots.

It's also not a good spot to get stuck & require help.

That's why I turned it around at the trig point. The best part of the trip is the run along the ridge for most people.

Dave
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Reply By: Robin - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 14:17

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 14:17
Hi Madcow

As per other post following main track to end leads you to small fishing, camping
area just before river. You can drive down to and across the river at this point. Track does not go far and is closed by lots trees and disused.

We crossed river there last week. Bit rough but water level is probably pretty low now.

To confirm spot the river crossing is at 55H 0502005 5887880.

Robin Miller
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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 14:38

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 14:38
Ta Robin I take it they are gps co-ordinates you have written. Well a new gps arrives in a few weeks and that will stretch the grey matter for a bit :)). The plan was to try and get into some of the more remote parts of the river.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 00:48

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 00:48
Certainly that bit is remote.

The GPS coords given are UTM map grid. You should be able to match it up on a map. If you need instructions ask.

They are the alternate land coords used aside from Degrees Minutes decimal for GPS also.

Dave
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