Murray river and deddick trail

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:20
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I will try again to get this postright! As I was saying.....thanks for past help.

Planning a trip to Mt Pinnabar area, Cobberas and deddick trail.

Can anyone please give me advice on how you find the walk track to the Murray source from the Cobberas Trail, and how long it might take walk from where you leave your vehicle?

How long should I allow to drive the Deddick trail?

many thanks
Ian
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:56
G'day,

I would allow a day for the Deddick trail. If heading up from Bull Flat, the track can get a bit slurpy just past the Bowen Trail junction if it has been raining. You might just get no forward traction at all and may need to back track to the Bowen Trail. From that junction it is only a couple of hours or so along to the Reeds track jn then down to Willis Rd and McKillops. The Bown trail itself can have some slippery sideways downhills if wet so be aware if you are driving a petrol auto. These trails probably not a good idea to do on your own if wet and on your own. IMHO.

kind regards,

Jeremy.

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Follow Up By: ian - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:44

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:44
Thanks for the info Jeremy.
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 13:05

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 13:05
The best starting off point for the head of the Murray, is the junction of Macfarlane Flat Track and Cobberas Track. Its abiut 4.21k from there to the start of the straight bit as the crow flies.

Position S 36 47.77 E 148 11.69 for the start of the Murray.

You can leave the vehicle at a creek crossing not far from the track junction. time wise about 2hrs via the track to Cowombat Flat.
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Follow Up By: ian - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:45

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:45
Thanks Tony.
Ian
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 15:16

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 15:16
See the article on the very same trip in the latest 4wd Monthly.

While you are up there take a look around. Lots more to see than the head of the Murray. (eg. Washington Winch where the logging crews used a huge winch to drag logs up the hill, and Moscow Villa Hut - not on older maps.)

Dave
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Follow Up By: ian - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:47

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:47
Thanks geocacher.
Will chase up that mag.
Ian
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Follow Up By: ian - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:58

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:58
Geo,
would that be March or April magazine. Apparently April has just come out.
thanks
Ian
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:40

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:40
>See the article on the very same trip in the latest
>4wd Monthly.

Another trip stuffed, I suspect.

Although it's sufficiently far from Melbourne that it may survive.

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:18

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:18
Issue No. 91 - April 2006

I tend to agree with Mike H.

I hope Moscow Villa Hut survives the extra traffic and the lowest common denominator visitors that publicity can attract. The majority will look after it.

Dave
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