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Mt. Scott Sat. 2nd December 2017

Celebrate the coming of summer with a variation from our usual Mt. Maurice walk to its close neighbour, Mt. Scott, which is north-east of Mt. Barrow and offers views of the north east forests and out to the coast. Waratah and wild flowers are usually in season!
Walk route:
Access to Mt. Scott is from a spur road of East Diddleum Rd, to the west of the mountain, starting at about 620 metres altitude, then climbing steeply eastwards, rising over 200 metres during the next km of walking, to reach the more gentle slopes of the top of the mountain. Turning south along the summit ridge, the summit is reached after a about 1.5 km through a mixture of forest, light scrub and open alpine heath. The summit is 984 m above sea level. Not a long walk (about 3.4 km each way), and suitable for energetic children and less experienced walkers who don't mind a steep and sustained climb.

Meeting Times and Places:
If you are interested in going on this walk, please phone Andrew Madden on 6399 3315 to book in.
Departure times and meeting places to be confirmed by leader at time of writing. Based on last year's Mt. Maurice walk, the departure time is likely to be 9:30am from the car park behind the Commonwealth Bank at Newstead - access off David St. approx. 50 metres from the Elphin Rd. traffic lights. The alternative meeting place is at the entrance to Myrtle Park at 10 am. However, you still need to contact the walk leader per details above if intending to walk. The leader should be notified of any other people you intend to bring along. Please be at any meeting place 5 minutes ahead of departure time.

To access this area from northern Tasmania:  From Launceston, proceed along the Tasman Hwy through Waverley and continue 33 km to reach the Myrtle Park picnic ground gate. After joining with any vehicles meeting us there, continue a further 500 metres and turn right into Camden Hill Rd. After approx. 6.5 km, turn left into Diddleum Rd, and after a further 2.5 km, reach the junction of East Diddleum Rd. Further details to be confirmed by walk leader.

Warnings:
S...    Steep incline for at least part of the way
Make sure you have a good supply of drinking water.
Some sections of the track will be uneven and rocky. Walkers are advised to wear strong shoes or boots.
You should always carry wet weather gear as well as warm clothing in case of sudden weather changes.
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Map details:

Mt. Scott: 1:100000 map is Forester and 1:25000 map is Maurice
Map reference:
Short ref. is 432275
Zone      Easting        Northing    Latitude    Longitude
55G    5 43 360    54 27 600    -41.30189    147.51794

 Mt. Scott is worth 1 peakbagger point. For listing of peakbagger points, see the Hobart Walking Club Peakbagger's Guide (2000 revision) which can be downloaded (Excel) from http://tastracks.webs.com/peakbaggers.htm  The same web page contains several other listings of Tasmanian peaks.

GPX version of the track: Click here to download. Google Earth version of the track: Click here to download.
Right-click on the file and save target as to a location of your choice. (Suggest you click the Last modified at top to sort by date to get the most recent at top to find the file for the next walk).