Tuesday 30 December 2014
After spending some time on Monday with shopping and other domestic & family duties, I was slightly later starting on Tuesday morning. I decided to head to Mount Glenrowan to make the summit complete and to build up the number of contacts from the Warby-Ovens National Park. Approach was southwest from Wodonga on the Hume Highway, then onto the Greta Road, Snow Road, right into Glenrowan Road, then onto Taminick Gap Road up to Taminick Gap. Park to the south of the Gap – there is a parking & picnic area.
Mount Glenrowan VK3/VE-230 513 m 2 points
I loaded up the pack and climbed over the sty beside the locked gate. The sign indicates a 4.2 km walk to the summit. The first section of Ridge Road up to a major comms facility is sealed. Follow Ridge Road roughly south along an undulating route which predominantly follows the main ridge line. At the summit, there is a smaller comms facility with two main masts, with power coming up the hill from the south. I set up slightly to the north, where I had some shade.
Nick VK3ANL/p on VK3/VE-008 was first in the log for a S2S, followed by Andrew VK1NAM/2 on VK2/SM-007 – two 10-point summits to start. I made 31 contacts in just over an hour. I probably should have stayed on the summit to try to get to 44 contacts to qualify the National Park for WWFF, but decided to head back down.
I retraced my route back to Glenrowan Road, then went up to the service centre to the south – it was very crowded, so I entered the Hume Highway and headed to Chiltern to grab a very late lunch, then around into Chiltern Mount Pilot National Park for some more parks activity for about an hour.
Then it was back to Wodonga.