5 Day High Country Explorer
25 th -28 th January 2019
Anthony Saul (TL)
Ian Salmon (TL)
Day 1: Paul Henshall
The team gradually gathered at Jamieson and
had morning tea at Debs Cafe. We departed
Jamieson at Approx. 1030hrs.
Anthony, team leader 1, took us along
Jamieson-Woods Points Rd but to the surprise
of Tony as we turned into Sappers TK the
second team leader, Ian, moved into lead and
he lead for the rest of the day.
We moved up Sappers TK to Ferguson Saddle
Rd, along Ferguson at a three way intersection
Paul not knowing right from left turned left and
after 1km he realized he was on the wrong
track, eventually he caught up with the team,
from that incident all corners were marked.
Ferguson Saddle was steep and rough in many
sections, this was the start rough & tuff
experience the leaders advised in the trip
Eventually we arrived at Silvermine Spur TK
after approx. 4.5km we arrived at the The River
Inn, an Inn with no beer, we had lunch at the
Inn, on the Jamieson River. After lunch we
followed the Jamieson river on the Silvermine
Spur TK until we reached the Mt Sunday Rd
which we climb up from 600m to 1400m to Mt
Sunday at which there was a helicopter pad,
there was no view due to low misty cloud.
We climbed down from Mt Sunday to the Mt
Sunday Rd, in parts this Track was very bendy
and narrow. We passed the Alps Walking
Track. We crossed the Barkly River through a
We arrived at an intersection with Bitch Spur
but we could not go along Bitch Spur as it was
closed for road works, this stopped us from
going to our planned camp site at. Instead we
continued along Mt Sunday Track eventually
finding a camp site on the Barley River. This site
had a toilet and plenty of flat space for 8
hungry men to camp and enjoy.
Anthony I really enjoyed this trip.