Hans Memorial Weekend - The Horn, Mt Buffalo, grade 3, 1 km

From November 24, 2018 5:00 pm until November 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Categories: CarCamping, DayWalks
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Meeting Point: Lake Catani Camping Ground information Point, Car pool to the Horn car park

Time: 5pm
Length: 1.5km
Walk Duration: 45 Return
Track: Moderate/rocky, where a small climb with the help of handrails and ladders takes you to a magnificent lookout.
Grade: Steep
Start: The Horn car park
Finish: The Horn Lookout

Leader: Gaby Richardson/Di Ross

Walk Grade: 3

Mobile Phone Coverage: yes but patchy and coverage varies by provider

Walk Description;

Possibly one of the most spectacular picnic spots in Australia, The Horn Picnic Area boasts breathtaking views of the Alpine Valleys and beyond. Those mountains just go on and on…and you are on top of the world! Which one is Mount Hotham, Mount Feathertop, Mount Buller? All of these peaks are easily spotted

At 1,723 metres elevation, The Horn is the highest point in the Mount Buffalo National Park, on the western side of the Victorian Alps. It is a striking granite peak not unlike the horn of a buffalo, the animal whose name was given by explorers Hume and Hovell to describe this spectacular mountainous range of rocky outcrops and alpine vegetation, which descends into an expansive plateau. Just a short walk from the end of the road, the views are impressive at any time of the day, but particularly breathtaking at sunset.

Watch the sun dip behind the many glorious peaks of the High Country. Picnic tables and chairs are provided but equally do-able is your own picnic rug spread – perfect for lounging. For some activity then the Horn Track (1.5 km, 45 minutes return) is a perfect post picnic walk and leads to a lookout with superb 360 degree views of the plateau and Australian

Facilities: Facilities: Parking, picnic table and chairs with the nearest toilets located at Cathedral Saddle.

Parks Victoria:  Mount Buffalo National Park website

Parks Victoria:  Mount Buffalo National Park Visitor Guide

Mandatory Gear: Conditions in Alpine Country can change quickly. The weather at the bottom of the mountain may also be different than at the top. In light of this – the following gear MUST be carried. Jacket – it must be waterproof! Beanie or Buff, Gloves, Space Blanket,  Whistle and 2L of fluid and a snack or energy food and personal first aid kit.

For walk grades click and For what to bring click

https://murrayvalleybushwalkers.org.au/index.php/risk-management/event-management#EventGradings

 


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