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Mt Jersey West

A cache by Paul_the_Hippy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/28/2017
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Geocache Description:

This is the Mt Jersey west communications facility.

It used to be the highest operational fire tower in Victoria. The cabin is still in place., but as you can see looking up the tower there is communication dishes, placed in front of the windows. I believe the fire lookout was last operated in 1997. When someone I know last snuck up it in 2003, they said that the newspaper was still open on the desk from 1997.

Since then there have been 3 major bushfires burn through the Snowy River National Park. There are certainly allegations that the 2015 fire could have been stopped with earlier suppression attempts. Instead they where allowed to run free, with the entire national park burnt out, houses lost in Goongerah and Orbost threatened by fires that the fire spotter from Mt Nowa Nowa had tried to get people to come and investigate this area for smoke sightings.

Further information on fire lookouts in Victoria can be found at

This tower doesn't provide a mobile phone signal, but you can still pick up a weak signal for those important activities like letting people know you are safe.

Best access is along 36 mile road from the Bonang Road or Yalmy trail. It is 2wd accessible, but like most bush roads can become wet and impassable in wet conditions or with trees down. Beware of log trucks. At the time of writing, they are very active in this area.

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/10/2017 8:45:50 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:45 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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