Denison Range and King William Range bushwalk

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Frank Zgoznik on King William range
Frank Zgoznik on King William range
Rough map of route with approximate location of campsites
Rough map of route with approximate location of campsites
  • Date: January 2002.
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Walkers: Jim Grelis, Merv Trease, Frank Zgoznik and Peter Campbell

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[edit] Highlights

  • Lake Rhona and Denison Range - fantastic scenery and easy walking on alpine heathland
  • Lake Curly - a magical glacial lake, but hard to get to. Good trout.
  • King William Range; all peaks I, II, III are excellent - more fantastic scenery and easy walking on alpine heathland

[edit] Lowlights

  • Button grass plains into Denison Range - most parties are now coming in via the shorter Ritchia Creek track
  • Getting from Bonds Craig to Lake Curly - lots of heavy scrub
  • The Gell River - mostly choked with heavy scrub
  • The Bombardier track - very overgrown and heavy scrub in places
  • Getting from the Northern airstrip to the King William Range - heavy scrub and lots of button grass plains

[edit] General observations

  • We think that doing seperate 4-7 day walks into the Denison Range / The Spires and the King William Range would be more rewarding than connecting the two ranges. This avoids the scrub in between them.
  • A GPS was very handy when navigating in fog and clouds
  • Take an EPIRB or satellite phone - these areas are very remote.

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Lake Curly
Lake Curly
Butlers Gorge
Butlers Gorge
Lake Rudolf
Lake Rudolf
King William III
King William III
Perambulator Spur
Perambulator Spur
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