Date(s) - 19 Mar 2021 until 21 Mar 2021
- Grade 5 Hard
- Leader: Mick
- Phone: 0437101009
- Participant numbers:
- Final booking date: 15/3/21
One location, two options – Upper Howqua Camping Area
We will be basing ourselves at Upper Howqua Camping area for 2 nights. On Friday night we will set up camp and on Saturday there will be 2 options for day walks. Both groups will meet on West Howitt and return via Howqua Feeder Track.
Option #1 – Medium walk (approx. 16km/10km return depending if we drive or walk the first 3km) to West Howitt Peak 1725m via the Howqua Feeder Track. The start of the walk is 3km from camp. So we can either walk or drive. The walk follows the Howqua River before zig zagging and climbing 5km up to West Howitt. Return via the same route.
Option #2 – Hard walk (approx. 24km) to West Howitt Peak 1725
The Helicopter Spur track starts as an old fire trail behind Upper Howqua Campground before turning into a foot pad as it climbs up to Bluff Track. Before we get to Bluff Track there are three rock ledges that need to be negotiated. We follow Bluff Track to where it meets the AAWT at King Billy One. It then climbs over Mt Magdala and Big Hill to Howitt. Returning via Howqua Feeder Track.
After brekky on Sunday morning and packing up, we will visit Bindaree Hut and Falls and then take the Circuit Road back to Telegraph Box Junction and Craigs Hut before returning to Mansfield for lunch.