Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hut #4 - Whisky Creek


A short way along the river from Sawmill Hut is Whisky Creek Hut. Whisky Creek feels much more like a private hut rather than an emergency refuge, and has a fantastic ambience, complete with dart board!

 Complete with a sofa and an excellent fireplace, it's easy to imagine a bunch of friends spending time here relaxing... and hunting, judging by the odd casing on the ground.

Distance from Melbourne: 138km
Access Rating: Very Difficult. Driving in from Sawmill Hut would require a lift and big tyres, probably muddies. The other track in has steep, slippery ascents and descents with boulders creating a noticeable pinch 3/4 of the way up. In summary, it's winching country. The easy way is to park at Sawmill Hut and walk in.
Scratchy Rating: Via Sawmill Hut, scratchy but not excessively so. The other track is carved through solid blackberries, and with little traction in places that will see your rig slide one way or the other. This is definite scratchy territory.
What's there: Hut & river, but worth it just for that.

Coming in from Sawmill Hut - sludgey!
Access from Sawmill Hut
Coming in the other track is a whole different challenge!

Without a winch, I didn't even consider attempting this track. Honestly I don't think the Trailhawk would have made it without a lift and much more aggressive tyres, and perhaps not even then. We will never know :)

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