The Crosscut Saw Approx. 35 km Grade 4 (Medium-Hard)

Date(s) - 17 Apr 2014 until 20 Apr 2014


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Leader: Peter Smith-Allen.

Phone 02 60271980
Day 1, 17th April
On the evening of the 17th of April we will drive close to the start of the walk and car camp overnight.

Day 2, 18th April
In the morning we will make our way up the Howqua feeder track crossing a number of small creeks to the base of Mt Howitt. Here the track climbs steeply to the summit. From the summit we make our way to Macalister Springs and the Vallejo Gantner hut where we camp for the night.

Day 3, 19th April
Today offers some spectacular views as we make our way over the crosscut saw, Mt Buggery, Horrible Gap, to our campsite on the northern side of Mt Speculation.

Day 4, 20th April
Early this morning we retrace our path back over the crosscut saw to Stanleys Spur, where the track drops steeply to the Queen Spur. Following Queen Spur walking track we once again meet up with the Upper Howqua Feeder track that we retrace back to the cars.

Please note, there are some steep rock scrambles on this walk.

Grade 4
(Medium-Hard) Steeper, rougher terrain and may have off-track sections (no more than one quarter of the walk) or a longer distance track walk. Opportunity to explore and discover relatively undisturbed natural environments mostly along defined and distinct tracks. Tracks can be steep. There may be short sections of rock scrambling involved. Leaders should have map reading abilities and/or ability to use a compass. Distance depending on circumstances. Not suitable for most beginners.