From the turn-off to the Ben Lomond National Park we headed up Blessington Rd to Camden Rd. This road is a forestry road that takes you all the way through to the Tasman Highway near the place called Targa. We were privileged to see a mother and baby wombat along this road. At the Diddleum Rd intersection the road becomes Camden Hill Rd and comes out on the Tasman Highway.
Turn left at the intersection with the Tasman Hwy and head about 5km toward Launceston and there is a road marked to Mt Barrow Recreation Park. This road is about 16km long to the plateau of Mt Barrow. The last 2-3km are a zig-zag one lane track that would be a challenge for 2WD vehicles in winter.
Once on plateau there is a large parking area. We walked up past the parking area building and carefully climbed up past the Air Service Australia facility into the activation zone. We decided to operate between trig point and the last Air Services Tower as this was convenient and well within the activation zone and not as exposed as the Trig Point.
Given this was later in the day we made many contacts including a summit to summit with VK1MBE on a VK1 summit, thanks Andrew. The sun was setting and Helen was getting bored in the car so, we carefully made our way back to the vehicle.
We took a few pics on the way back down toward the South.
Capping off another successful SOTA activation and our first 20 activating point SOTA days. We drove back to Campbelltown for a well earned dinner and then back Bicheno for a rest…HIHI.
Thanks to all who made contact and catch you on a summit soon.
73, Justin, VK7TW