Altitude: 494m to 752m. Gain: 297m. Loss: 150m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Prolonged rivers (4/6)
Head upriver from Seymore Hut for 1.5km, ideally making three crossings of thr Clarence. The river was waist deep with steady, rapid flows but a good stable gravel bed when I visited in ‘normal’ conditions (recent light rain, no major storms). The first 2 crossing can be avoided by climbing over the low knob north of the Heron. The track to Elliot starts on the western side of the 2nd side-creek shown on maps upriver (and opposite) the Heron. A cut track climbs through briar to the saddle and ends. Cattle / goat tracks lead north down the far side in the valley before swinging sharply west to join the Elliot Stream. Follow the Elliot valley upriver in willows / briar flats. Elliott Biv is 1.5km upriver just above the next major forks. On the true left of the main river (above the forks) push through the willows and ascend onto a low terrace beyond. An overgrown bulldozed track may be visible climbing through willows from the creek. The hut is is the location shown by topomaps, atop this terrace.