Mount Montagu

 Wednesday 25 January 2023

The track is along the eastern flank of Thark Ridge then after climbing to a saddle and along the southern part of Thark Ridge was pleasant to walk. After that we descended into the thick Bauera dominated vegetation before emerging on the Old Montagu Fire Trail.  The final 600 metre section climb to Mount Montagu was steep and strenuous.
The day was warm without getting uncomfortably hot, but did cause us to take several breaks, particularly on the way back.    Perfume from spice bush (Ozothamnus ledifolius) was pleasant during the early stage beside Thark Ridge.

The actual walking time was a bit over 7 hours for the 14k journey, with elapsed time on 9:30.

Mount Montagu from Thark Down to go up a lower peak (1063m)

Snowgum woodland Thark Ridge

Mount Montagu still lower than view point

Really thick Bauera with track barely visible.

There is a photo album online

Walk profile Montagu and back


Mount Montagu Jan 2023 

Mount Montagu Jan 2023