Activating summits in the Snowy Mountains area during winter is great, however the travelling time can be tiresome especially after climbing summits in harsh conditions.. So with this in mind I scanned my local Tumut region for nearby summits to activate.
Checking SOTA mapping for the Southern Tablelands and the South West Slopes I discovered there are many smaller summits just waiting for activation. Next step was to plan a trip to allow maximum summit activations during winter daylight hours.
Based on travel time, ease of access and a round trip I settled on three summits, Two summits in the group had no previous SOTA activation, a bonus for those seeking a new one. From home at Tumut my plan was to activate Tumorrama Hill, Mt Wee Jasper and Snow Gum Mountain.
The day started early and the weather was fine.
From Tumut take the Wee Jasper Road until reaching the Bombowlee Creek Rd.
Turn right onto Bombowlee Creek Road and continue until reaching the intersection with Billapaloola Rd.
Turn left onto Billapaloola Road and continue approximately 10Km until reaching the intersection of Wee Jasper Road on the right.
Turn right into Wee Jasper road and continue approximately 4.8Km to Fairview Road.
Turn right into Fairview road and continue for approximately 800m to Lee Archers road.
Turn right into Lee Archers road and continue for approximately 3.5Km here there is a bend in the road the summit is directly to your right. Continue just past the bend and you will see a track to your right, enter this track and park about 200m there is a fallen tree across the track.
From this point take the faint trail to the right and walk 600m to the summit. The trail is easily lost, I recommend using a GPS !
The summit has no trig however there is a nice rock to operate from and a small sapling to attach the squid pole.