As you approach Spring Spur you can’t help but notice the imposing bulk of Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain, standing over the Kiewa Valley to the east. As a lone massif it is separated from the Bogong High Plains by the deep cut of the Big River, and basks in the summer warmth with it’s spurs radiating out in all directions.
Early European visitors, the cattlemen, identified Staircase Spur, Eskdale Spur, Long Spur and T Spur as the most practical stock routes to the summer pastures on top. Bringing mobs up from the Kiewa, Mitta Mitta and across from the High Plains via Duane Spur, the going was always a bit challenging, but rewarding at the same time.
The cattle have gone, but the mountain continues to change with the seasons from deep snow cover and icy ridges in mid winter to a blanket of spectacular wildflowers in early summer. Mount Bogong has lent it’s name to the adjacent and vast Bogong High Plains and even to our business Bogong Horseback Adventures.
As long established operators we are entrusted with the only horse access between the stony refuge of Cleve Cole Hut on the eastern slopes, across the mountain and down to the base of the Eskdale Spur at the head of Mountain Creek. This allows us to complete a 5 day loop expedition that culminates with a descent of the Eskdale Spur on our final day. An exciting and spectacular scene, to top off five days of mountain forests, rocky ridges, high plains and sheltered camps by mountain streams.
Join Bogong Horseback Adventures for what many have described as the experience of a lifetime. We are offereing a special promotion for our two remaining Mount Bogong Packhorse Adventures for this season. Ride dates are on February 22nd and March 15th 2015. The first four places booked will receive 20% discount on our retail price of $1950.
Follow the link to our bookings page and quote this code: BOG2015