Altitude: 320m to 613m. Gain: 382m. Loss: 117m . Gradient: 2 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
From Kerin Forks Hut markers lead into the trees and head up valley on a good track. It's steady progress up to Jumboland Flats, but a number of the side streams crossed a long the way potentially become uncrossable after heavy rain. It's 2 hours to Jumboland where there is good camping on both sides of the river. The Wilkin is knee deep and crossable here under normal conditions but has a strong current. Carrying on up river the track climbs up above a gorge before dropping down to the extensive upper flats. The marked track sticks to the true right the whole way up and climbs very steeply up and over Peak 710 over a flood route. It is far easier under normal flows to cross to the true left and go up valley past Peak 710 before crossing back past the hill. The area around the small lakes between Peak 710 and the airstrip shown on this map is full of overgrown boulders (an ancient land slide) and is best avoided by either sticking to the river bank or hard against the northern bush edge. Once past Peak 710 its a short walk around the hill to Top Forks Hut.