Staircase Spur
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 379Jonti379
S 36° 41.903 E 147° 16.513
55H E 524584 N 5938551
The Staircase Spur is a 6km track that leads to the summit of Mount Bogong the highest mountain in Victoria 1986m.
Waymark Code: WM6KDP
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 06/14/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 13

The trail to the summit of Mt Bogong (1,986 metres) begins at the Mountain Creek picnic area and follows a vehicle track to the foot of the aptly named Staircase Spur, where the ascent begins through a forest of peppermint gums. Bivouac Hut, about halfway along the climb, offers a welcome resting place before the track passes through snow gums and alpine scrub and out on to the summit plain.

The Staircase Spur is a very hard hike, it is soo steep that your legs will feel like jelly.
When passed the tree line ond out on the summit ridge it is very exposed and can be deadly if a storm rolls in, if doing this in winter be sure to pack warm clothes because the track will be covered in snow. people have died on this track in white outs so make sure you are prepared.

I went up there for the 2009 conquestathon in which if you get to the checkpoints before the cut off time you will get a medalion. this fundraiser cost $20 AUD and it goes to the lions club. this is held on the 6th of march every year.

Parking: S 36° 41.993 E 147° 15.166

Trail allowances or restrictions:
No dogs, No cats, No snowmobiles, No bikes, No hunting, No ATVs, No open fires gas stoves only, No littering, camping avalable at all 3 huts, Cross country skiing allowed, downhill skiing allowed, telemarking allowed, Snow shoeing allowed, Bushwalking allowed.

Trail type: Dirt

Trailhead/trail website: Not listed

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