Spicers Peak West

Main Range National Park
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We have ventured to this part a couple of times now and still find it a challenge worth doing.
Nothing massively hard in the climb to the top except when we last did the climb and indeed every time before that we were carrying way too much weight.

We followed the old track up from Governors Chair lookout for about 3.5km until seeing a clearing on the left hand side of the road.
From there we left the road to find the bigger of the the spurs that lead to the main ridge. The climb up the spur did get a bit steep towards the ridge and was quite soft dirt under foot so takes a bit of time to get through. We like to do things the hard way ...(:

Once on the ridge the route does get a bit easier for a while with a gental climb for a couple of hundred meters.
From there it gets steeper and rockier with some minor obstacles and scrambling.
Camping before reaching the overgrown part on a grassy outcrop, we have an awesome view of the Darling Downs district and the sun set.
As much as like new places, this mountain keeps me coming back for more.
Maybe it's because it's not as popular as other walks near by.

Comments

Never again West Peak. Decided to make a detour from the East Peak to see what the West Peak had to offer, and after around an hour of bushbashing, prickles, falling over, constantly losing the track and having to use the GPS we discovered it had very little to offer. There may be views from the cliffline but from the actual summit it's just scrub. Reminded me of Mount Samson only Mt Samson almost had a proper track.

Vonsnrub on 9 Jun, 2018

Nice hike. Bit of rock scrambling. This is a one-day hike and took us about 5-6 hours return.

SabrinaBlaas on 12 Aug, 2016

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