This walk was organised by a member of the Wagga Wilderness Walkers.
We head off from Wagga Wagga, travelling passed Tumut and Talbingo. It could be easy to miss but we take the turn off down the Cumberland Fire Trail, this is strictly a four wheel drive vehicle access and although not difficult you do need to have your wits about you with some steep inclines/declines. 4.7km into the car parking area.
We are very happy to reach the top after a 2 hour walk, not too strenuous and not going at a fast pace so we could enjoy the lovely bush. We enjoy lunch before heading off and our lead walker invites me to take us out and back to the fire tower. Everything is going well, we even get a fantastic view of the Talbingo Dam which is remarked upon as to why we didn’t see this particular angle on the way up and this makes me wonder if I have lead us all astray. 20 metres on and we are at the edge of the cliff face, only a small mistake. Thankfully we only have to back track a short distance and we are on our way passed familiar landmarks. I must pay more attention on walks in the future.
It only takes us 1 hour and 20 minutes to return.
We get a lovely bonus of seeing an echidna strutting across the road on the way back and some delicious figs to take home.