Brief – Day 1
The day prior to the start of the tour – briefing session at 6:00pm at Merrijig High Country Hotel.
Day 1 – approximately 16km, plus 2km return to Mt Stirling summit
Time on track – approximately 9 hours including breaks
Meet at the Merrijig High Country Hotel car park at 6:45am for a 7:00am departure.
Travel approximately 10 minutes to the start of the track.
Your day will start on a track winding along a river surrounded by lush ferns. There are numerous river crossings, but don’t worry, the log bridges will keep your feet dry.
Leaving the river behind, the track will lead you through a forest of Alpine Ash to a lovely clearing that’s perfect for a lunch spot.
Rested and re-energised, this afternoon you will tackle a steep track through a remote part of Mt Stirling. This track will take you to your overnight campsite. Along the way you will notice how the towering trees give way to the beautiful Snow Gums.
After you set up camp and finish your dinner, if weather permits, you will head up to the summit for some well deserved 360 degree views and a sunset to end the day with.
Elevation at highest point: approx. 1747m ASL
Total ascent: approx. 1050m
Total descent: approx. 80m