Geehi horse camp
From Khankoban we headed down the Geehi Walls Fire Trail, past Major Clew’s Hut and down to the Geehi horse camp. Riding in the Kosciuszko National Park has been nothing but a pleasure. People ask what the best parts of the National trail are, but in reality, there are several factors which contribute, so it’s not so simple to give an answer. For me, great parts of the trail are bits that:
- Are easy enough to navigate and well-marked
- Are well-grassed and well-watered
- Locals are supportive and aware of the existence of the trail
- The area is rich in stories /history
- The terrain is neither flat and boring nor torturously mountainous
- A few nice views thrown in
- Decent campsites/ shelters
- The trail gets you off the roads and away from traffic
Well, KNP is one of the few places I can think of that manages to tick ALL these boxes!
We set up camp at Tom Groggin horse camp on the banks of the Murray and met our first horse campers, who were absolutely lovely and very generously shared some fresh food with us.
How strange to think we were on the Murray- the very river that forms the border between New South Wales and Victoria. Now rivers like the Murrumbidgee, the Snowy, the Tambo, the Bogong I associate with the High Country, mainly thanks to binge-reading the Silver Brumby series with Z. But the Murray?
Having lived in South Australia for a while, the Murray I know is a sluggish, wide, brown beast, ambling its way slowly down to Lake Alexandrina. It was strange to think that this rocky, bubbling, fast flowing, crystal-clear creek was that very same river, and a lot of it started as snow not all that long ago. It was an absolutely beautiful campsite, and with the heat ramping up, Z made good use of the rope swing nearby!