Mt Feathertop is the second highest in Victoria and on a clear day the views are amazing. There are many ways to walk up but we will be going via Bungalow Spur, that leaves from Harrietville. This track is the most protected from sun and wind.
You won’t need to drive up all those windy roads; you’ll walk up. The height gain is about 1300m although the the first 7km are gradual and on a very well formed track. There is then a more rugged and steeper section for about 2km until you reach Federation Hut.
After a rest at the hut (we should be able to get water from the tank here too if the season continues the way it’s started) we head for about 500m to the base of Feathertop. The ascent is a rocky 1.5 km track that rises steeply and there is also a (joy of joys) false summit.
At the top you’ll be breathless from the 360 degree views and maybe the climb.
We head back the same way so if anyone finds they’ve bitten off more than they can chew a rest at the hut is always an option.
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Grade 4 Medium-Hard