About 12 kilometres along
the Arm River forestry road from the
Falls is the commencement of the Arm River Track. Arm River
road branches off the Mersey Forest Road just north of Lake Rowallan. The track
provides access to the Overland Track at Lake Eyr. A junction to
Mt Pilinger is reached after an hours walk. The Mt Pillinger track
heads off to the left. It is not signposted and easy to miss!
Another 20 or 30 minutes further on is another junction. A right
turn heads back to the Arm River track allowing a loop walk. The
left track here takes you to the summit of Mt Pillinger. Another
hour further on.
One of the great panoramic
views of the Mountains of the Overland Track to the west,
Lee's Paddocks to the south west and the
Walls of Jerusalem and the
Great Western Tiers to the east. The picture on the right is
Mt Pillinger taken from Lake Price on the Arm River track - about half
way between the two junctions in the track to the mountain.
Despite recent rain the
track was mostly dry. There is a quite steep 20 minute section
near the start of the walk and another not so steep near the summit of