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Sat 27 Nov, 2010 7:10 pm
Awesome MJD. Just awesome!! I love that one of the threatening clouds, really pretty.
I really also like the shot of our camp on Mt Wright, but I think thats only cause it was such a nice place to camp on such a nice day with some pretty cool guys as company!!
Love the second shot of us to, we look like we are in unison... LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT.....
Sat 27 Nov, 2010 7:55 pm
Great pics from a great trip MJD.....
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 9:40 am
If that rock Martin's on is the highest point of Bonds, it looks like a fairly straightforward scramble. Or is there a nastier and higher bit up there?
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 10:48 am
north-north-west wrote:If that rock Martin's on is the highest point of Bonds, it looks like a fairly straightforward scramble. Or is there a nastier and higher bit up there?
It's straight forward enough. Slip and you're dead though.
I look forward to your report
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 12:07 pm
Don't hold your breath. It may not happen until next summer.
Sun 21 Feb, 2021 10:26 am
Just wanted to re-hash this thread as I am thinking of attempting this circuit soon.
Sounds like it is a longish day from the Denison Range to Stepped Hills, this is the part I am most wary of - I don't think this area was burnt in 2019 or not?
I was thinking of doing something like:
1. Rhona via normal route
2. Return trip to Bonds Craig, head south along the range and camp near the saddle leading onto Stepped Hills
3. Out to Stepped Hills then over to Mt Wright
I'm a bit worried about water for nights 2 and 3 - looks like there are some creeks in that saddle, and a decent tarn on Wright, not sure how permanent that would be?
Also I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts about Bonds Craig and getting south in a day, or whether this is better of done as a day walk from Rhona.
Sun 21 Feb, 2021 12:15 pm
Depends how fast you are.
There were small pools and soaks along the ridge that were easy enough to find. Water wasn't an issue (except the rain that hit after Stepped Hills summit). I did this route but took a bit longer:
1: Late start after driving in. Richea Creek over river to junction with old Rasselas Track.
2. Rhona with afternoon trip up Reeds and an insane descent down the gully.
3. Great Dome, sidetrip to Bonds, south along the ridge.
4. Continue sth, sidetrip to Stepped Hills, find water, camp on ridge connecting to Wright when weather went off. Would probably have made it to Wright otherwise.
5. Over Wright and out.
You'll be fine. The ridge is mostly open, some patches of light scrub. Regrowth maybe a little awkward sometimes but not seriously so.
Mon 22 Feb, 2021 11:01 am
north-north-west wrote:Depends how fast you are.
That would have a fair bit to do with it yeah!
Thanks for the advice re water and your camping locations - we'll see how the go!
Mon 22 Feb, 2021 12:27 pm
I reckon your best bet is Day 1 into Rhona, day 2 take full pack up to the ridge - side trip to Bonds - camp on ridge/Great Dome. Day 3 out to Stepped Hills summit area (incident feed fire maps show much of the ridge was affected- not sure in reality). Day 4 over to Wright summit. Day 5 you'll be at the Possum Shed for lunch!
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