Errinundra 17 - Road Junction
In Victoria, Australia
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This cache is more a prominent waypoint to help you on your travels over the Errinundra plateau, as you should be at the start or finish of the Errinundra series of geocaches. Mind you it is a really nice spot as well.
You will find this cache is a good parking spot to attempt the Woollybutt Hill cache from. This walk takes you through Alpine Ash that regenerated from a fire in the early 20th century. Possibly 1909.
But it is also the road junction of importance in returning to civilisation. ha ha. You can take the well sign posted road to the east which takes you to Club Terrace and then onto the Princess hwy. It is supposed to be an all weather dirt road, but conditions can very significantly on any dirt road especially after rain. As you drive down hill from the plateau you pass through some truly amazing forests.
You can also drive back from where you have come from or you can take the road to the east. At a very minimum I recommend driving to Ocean View (Goolengook) Lookout before doing a u-turn. Beyond here I had really wanted to place some caches and maybe you will choose too. I think it is the most scenic area of the Errinundra Plateau. But each time I have placed caches in this series, I have tried to travel this way, but emptied my chainsaw of fuel cutting trees of the track before getting too far along. BA road beyond Goolengook Lookout is also subject to seasonal closure and has no stone surface. The last couple of convoys I have led through the area have predominantly been 2wd drive vehicles, but we have always had one that gets stuck. Usually just requiring somebody with a bit more experience to take control of the car, but this combined with the knowledge that Parks Victoria are spending less time on maintenance of this access, I felt that it was best to leave it out of the series.
It is the shortest way back to the tar and Goongerah, by heading onto Sardine Creek Rd. If your in the area for a few days why not consider a walk from the western end of the road.
Please ensure you have read the safety messages for Errinundra 1 - GC6YY60 before attempting these caches.
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Last Updated: on 6/18/2017 3:23:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time (10:23 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum