Black Birch Creek
The lower part of Black Birch Creek is gorged in two sections. The lower section of gorge can be followed
in, or close to, the stream bed, briefly using a short section of trail on the true right. The upper
section of gorge should usually be avoided by climbing 50 metres or so up a scree slope and traversing
the bushy slopes of Mt Brabazon, keeping high on the true right. Once out of the bush, descend a small
spur down to river flats and beech forest in upper Black Birch Creek.
The south branch of Black Birch Creek provides access to Tom Thumb Col and hence The Thumbs
and Split Peaks, while the north branch provides access to The Thumbs, Priam, Myrmidon, Achilles
and Cassandra Col. Inkerman Saddle is a snow-grass and scree saddle providing ready access between
Alma and Black Birch Creeks.