03 October, 2015

Mt Marsden Walk Friday 16 October update


16 October 2015
There are already 7 planning to go, so please let me know if you’re coming and I’ll contact you separately with time and meeting place.

We’ll more or less follow the route described by Michael Keats in the attached notes as I think that Wendy Arnott, who has gone up Mt Marsden several times is recommending the same approach.
it is definitely easier from the western side near the Glen Alice Road.  Coming from Rylstone, and heading out on the GA Rd., you come upon “Phalarus Stud” on the left hand side.  Just after their southern boundary is a gateway (with a Birds Australia sign in front of it) into some Crown Land.  There are various tracks through it, and you can drive a bit south west towards the base of the steep ridge that heads south out to Mt Marsden.
To climb up to the ridge there are sometimes some handy animal tracks that traverse the steep slope, rather than heading straight up the hillside.  When you get on top of the ridge I usually place some bright marker ties on the trees to show the turn off point coming back.  There aren’t many distinguishing features to rely on!
Just stay on the ridge, mostly near the western side and you will start to get some great views.  There is some rock scrambling along the way, but it’s all quite doable for anyone with average fitness.  When you get out to the end, there is a very good lookout down to the western corner.
We were a group of 4 women in our 60s and we took about 5.5 hours with lots of stops for studying flowers, rocks and taking pictures.”

Cheers
Julie

Julie Gibson
Green Gully
97 The Gullies Road
Glen Davis NSW 2846
02 6379 7317
Mobile: 0412 699 674

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