West Peak via Timms Spur and Quartz Ridge

Date/Time
Date(s) - 27 Mar 2020 until 29 Mar 2020

Category(ies)

  • Grade 4 Medium-Hard
  • Leader: Mick
  • Phone: 0437101009
  • Deb
  • 0410047884
  • Participant numbers:10
  • Final booking date: 20/3/20

This 3 day, 2 night walk starts at Heathy Spur after a private transfer (see note below) from Mt Beauty and finishes at Mt Creek campground.

 

Day 1 (approx. 20km) Friday 27th March: after meeting early and leaving a car at Mt Creek Campground, we will drive to Mt Beauty. From here we will be driven up to our starting point, Heathy Spur. We will follow Heathy Spur track to the AAWT and then past Warby Corner to the Timms Spur/Big River Fire Trail turn off. Following this and on our way to our first nights camp at Bogong Creek Saddle we pass Timms Lookout.

 

Day 2 (approx. 6km) Saturday 28th March:Today we climb Quartz Ridge up to West Peak. We will set up camp in the saddle between Hooker Plateau and West Peak from where we should get a great view of sunset.

 

Day 3 (approx. 11km) Sunday 29th March : After brekky we will pack up and head up to Bogong Summit. From there we will follow the Staircase down to Mt Creek Road and back to the cars left at Mt Creek Campground. Hopefully we will be down before lunch, which we can have in Mt Beauty, because we have to pick up any vehicles in there.

PRIVATE TRANSFER: the most time, cost effective way to do this walk is by getting a private, one-way transfer from Mt Beauty up to Heathy Spur. If you want to do this walk then you have to be part of the transfer. The Mt Beauty Taxi that we will be using can take 5 people and their packs and costs $140. The cost of the transfer will be split amongst the group.

 

PARTICIPANTS NUMBERS: due to the transport, numbers will be restricted to 10 people.