Another wander to check out the air craft wreck on the side of Johnston, doing it the easy way this time. Most of the trip is by car, then a few hours walking up a hill.
Left Nelson late in the afternoon and after a 1 and a half hour drive got to the Timms Creek carpark. Headed off up to Mt Fell hut at sevenish, sign says 7 hours but we know that is not right. Spotted some interesting things along the way, saw several of them out wandering around.
Woke up early and its still pissing down. Not going to see the bits of wreck spread over the basin in this weather. So heading off back to the car after a good cup of coffee.
Got down to the creek and it had become a raging torrent, had a couple of tries at crossing but its too swift. If I slipped I dont think Id survive.
Back up at the hut and wet as, so cranked up the fire to dry out. This hut has a good cooking utensil collection.
Last night was really cold didnt rain, just hailed for a bit. Snowing when I woke up. Well at least the creek should be down.
At times like these you realise how awesome our police, and search and resuce are.
1917 Left car at Timms Creek
2203 On the top path heading to the hut.
2256 At Mt Fell hut
1113 Left Mt Fell hut.
1257 At creek?
1600ish Back at Mt Fell hut.
0820 Left Mt Fell hut.
1004 At the creek and no problems.
1118 At the car.
Map of the walk