Bradley's Hut to Mount Jagungal
The Jagungal walk started near Round Mountain on the Cabramurra - Khancoban road. Also on that road is Bradley's hut, which is where we camped on the first night.
While the hut would be a godsend in an emergency, it's better to just use it as a convenient windbreak and pitch tents on the lee side. This turned out to be the coldest night of the walk - in order to pack up my tent (on the left) I had to defrost its west side first.
The Jagungal area was burnt in 2003, and a lot of the tress (mainly snowgums) now consist of a tangle of dead branches and a flourish of new growth from the base.
There's a great campsite on a ridge just east of Derschko's Hut. This view is from a spot a few metres from the campsite.
Looking east from the campsite in the late afternoon.
Another view of the setting sun's light on Mount Jagungal.
The very last rays on Mount Jagungal.
Sue and Trevor on the way to the start of the walk up Jagungal. The ascent involves following a track up to the ridge on the south of the mountain, and then following the ridge up to the top.
The elegantly twisted dead branches of a snowgum (Eucalyptus pauciflora), recovering after the 2003 fire. You can see the new growth sprouting from the base.
An unscathed and hardy snowgum on the Jagungal ridge. The conditions here are pretty tough - the tree-line is only a few metres higher.
Granite boulders near Derschko's Hut.