Mt Bogong to Mt Hotham

From January 26, 2022 9:00 am until January 30, 2022 12:30 pm
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Event – Mt Bogong to Mt Hotham

 

Duration – 5 days

 

Grade – 4

 

Total of kms – 60km

 

Meet – Tawonga Sth, Dis Cottage 8am

 

 

1.

Depart From Mountain Creek Campground, follow the 4WD track for 2km and turn right up the Staircase Spur track.

2.

Follow the track up past Bivouac Hut, beyond the tree-line and towards the summit.

3.

Detour to the cairn on Mt. Bogong Summit, then follow the numbered poles (from 1278) back to the north along the ridge.

4.

The track swings east past Cleve Cole Hut, and down Camp Creek valley to pole 1150.

Day 2 - Side trip to Howman falls

5.

The track then turns right at Madison's Hut site (be careful here: the turn-off is across the creek and has often been missed by walkers and runners).

6.

Head south down "T" Spur then cross Big River ,

7.

Turn right along opposite bank for about 30m and follow the steep track to the left going up the hill.  Climb Duane Spur south to rejoin snow poles at pole 942. At the top of the climb is the newly rebuilt Roper's Hut which was destroyed by fire in 2003.

Day 3

8.

Continue up the rough trail following the poles, then veer left and pick up the 4WD track, and follow the poles past Mt. Nelse, to Warby Corner.

9.

Continue on past Hollands Knob to Big River Fire Track/Marum Point Track Intersection at Pole 740. Leave the road and follow the poles to the left (part of the Australian Alps Walking Track) at pole 661 to Langford East Aqueduct.

10.

Turn right along the Aqueduct to Langford Gap aid station.

11.

From Langford Gap, continue along the West Langford Aqueduct passing the turnoff to Wallace Hut. Shortly after passing the Rover Hut you arrive at a T-intersection. Turn right and pass Cope Hut,

Day 4

cross the Bogong High Plains Road at pole 532 (formerly know as Omeo Rd Crossing).

12.

The Alpine Track pole line exits from the Aqueduct Junction on the same side, but opposite direction to the S.E.C. hut.

13.

From there, the pole line runs west and then north west to Pole 333 which is north of Mt. Jim.

14.

Turn left at pole 333 and head south to a junction at Pole 267.

15.

Turn right and follow the pole line, descending past Basalt Temple to Cobungra Gap (Dibbin's Divide). From here, take track left down to Cobungra River and Dibbin's Hut.

Day 5

16.

Follow poles and track up to Swindler's Spur, past Derrick Hut.

17.

Continue along the track north-west to the track junction at pole 60.  Turn left (west) and follow track to Mt Loch Car Park.

   

 

 
CAMPSITE FACILITIES

 

Night 1 - Cleave Cole Memorial hut – TOILET, WATER, HUT FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER, FIRE PLACE

 

Night 2 - Roper Hut – tOILET, WATER, HUT FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER, FIRE PLACE

 

Night 3 - COPE HUT - platforms, Toilet,  Water (untreated),  Hut for emergency shelter, Fireplace

 

Night 4 - DIBBINS HUT -  Tent platforms - platforms, Toilet, Water (untreated),   Hut for emergency shelter, Fireplace

 

TENT PLATFORMS

 

How do I use the tent platforms? Each campsite has four 3m x 3.7m standard platforms and one larger platform that is 4.5m x 3m. It is suggested that the 4 standard tent platforms at each site can fit one 2-3 person hiking tent.
Tents must be erected on the tent platforms at the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing campsites. There is no camping within 100m of the tent platforms.
The tent platforms are designed for you to pitch your tent directly on the platform. Each platform has eyelets around the edge to hook tent peg loops or guyropes over. As well as these there are movable ‘pegs’ that slot into the mesh, allowing tents of all shapes to be set up.
To safely use your hiking stove, please use your stove on the metal heat shield located in the corner of each platform.

 

WATER

 

Is there water available along the walk? Water is available at ALL campsites, water can be obtained from aqueducts, streams and river.

 

MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE

 

Will I have mobile phone coverage on the walk? Mobile phone reception will be intermittent along the walk. Telstra coverage is generally good across the Bogong High Plains and poorer when dropping down into Dibbins Hut.

 

 

Download Booklet for more information

 

EVENT GRADINGS - GRADE 4

 

WHAT TO BRING  for overnight walking in the Alps

 






 


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