Starting near the carpark on Feathertop Track, Harrietville, this walk takes you to Mount Feathertop and back via the Bungalow Spur Track. This scenic hike has a gradual ascent to The Razorback, then one steep part to the summit of Mount Feathertop, the second highest peak in Victoria. Rising to 1922 metres, it has incredible panoramic views over the surrounding mountains of the Alpine National Park. In winter, from about 1500 metres the track is usually covered in snow, and the summit region becomes a venue for extreme skiing. Due to the high elevation, the scenery changes all the way, featuring blanched gums and a granite summit. The Bungalow Spur was originally created for horses and has a manageable gradient. A popular option for climbing Mount Feathertop is to make it a two day walk, camping at Federation Hut. Weather conditions can change quickly, with very strong winds and blizzards. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.