White Timber Mountain

These notes also have comments relating to the proposed multi-day walk across Wellington Park to the Styx.

Route Summary This is the long and steep way to white Timber mountain

The ascent and descent from Mitchells road via Jeffreys Track is quite steep and a little over 2.5 k long. The descent when the gravel is dry on the lower part is treacherous and with a big packs somewhat dangerous. In any event it would be quite unappealing for walkers to descend and then return the next day, no matter how enticing accommodation and meals might be. The only real option would be for a 4wd to collect and return people to the top. 520m (200-720) over 1.9k Approx. 1 hour

The White Timber Trail is in poor condition with numerous large water filled holes some clearly quite boggy.

To be acceptable it would need to be changed to have the ground built up to a walking track width path. At the

moment motor bikes use the road but it may be feasible to have them use the proposed path. All 4 wheel vehicles would need to be banned from the section as far as the newer constructed road. Approx. 3.5k from the start.

It would also be completely unacceptable for any logging to undertaken anywhere near the track, if the is to be used as part of the walk. The trees in parts of this area seem quite interesting and should be preserved. The flora along the first 3k of this track is good.

At the point of meeting the upgraded road there is an option of using a 400 metre bit of old road, however the new one is not appealing at all for walking on. Approx. 1:30

White Timber Mountain is a reasonable peak to visit and provides good views from the north eastern end over the forest below and into the Lachlan valley. Parts of the Wellington Range are clearly visible; Charles Marian and Collins Bonnet etc.

The route up at the moment is roughish and only a pad. It takes about 30 minutes each way to the summit.

Last Updated Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Start Point Mitchells Road Crabtree

Introduction   Moderately hard due to steep ascent

Route Conditions     Big bog holes on White Timber Trail and Jeffreys Track is steep

Facilities None

Route Grade    moderate

Days 1

Time Hours 6:30

Height Gain metres    730m

Distance to Destination   15k

Related Links

http://www.sharemyroutes.com/routes/Australia/Crabtree-Huon-Valley-

Tasmania/White-Timber-Mountain/details.aspx

http://bushwalks.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/white-timber-mountain/

http://bushwalks.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/white-timber-mountain.html

Lovely eucalypts on   White Timber Trail

Tall and enchanting eucalypts on route

Richea dracophylla

Richea dracophylla

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