Updated 10 March 2015
This is an overnight ride for the GSers via gravel roads through the Brindabella valley to KNP then Barnetts, Bramina, Boundary and Broken Cart trails to Blue Waterholes Camp Ground (Kosciuszko National Park).
KNP Tumut office map of the route through to Blue Waterholes can be seen here and a Google Map here. As of today there are no road closures, but smoke may be present from recent hazard reduction burns.
This is a "back to basics" ride involving an overnight camp so bring your own food, water (creek water available) & camp gear.
Fires: KNP requires campers to use fuel stoves for cooking there are no current open fire bans in place.
Weather: This is an alpine region so temperatures can range from single figures to high 20's oC at this time of year, so be prepared. If it is inclement weather we will reassess, rather than ride the top entry section that can be mud. Nearby Mt Selwyn weather forecast is here http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/selwyn.shtml
We will return the following day, via Adaminaby for breakfast and then Shannons Flat, Tharwa and home. An alternate option is bitumen via Snowy Mtn Highway to Cooma and then the Monaro Hwy to Canberra.
Blue Waterholes Camp Ground is located in a karst region of small limestone caves and gorges, such as nearby Clarke Gorge. Swimming is an option, albeit a cold one, so pack the swimmers or visit the historic Cooleman Homestead.
More info on the Blue Waterholes can be found here and here.