Ascent of Camels Hump on 2016-03-14

Climber: user 1

Others in Party:Vicky S.
Date:Monday, March 14, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Camels Hump
    Elevation:3317 ft / 1011 m

Ascent Trip Report

After initially planning to circuit the Macedon Ranges, we settled on a shorter ascent of Camels Hump, starting near the monument at Mount Macedon before returning via the same way. The walking was of an easy gradient through beautiful, lush glades of misty woodland. We bumped into a few other walkers, but otherwise we were left in peaceful solitude. We emerged back on the main road after about an hour into the walk, and then turned onto the steeper track towards the summit of the rocky Camels Hump. This was easily the most beautiful section of the walk, as we were enclosed by lush greenery. Reaching the summit, we were greeted by a small copse of snow gums, unusual for the low altitude, sprouting out of the rocky earth. However, we were most fixated by the great view to the north, over flat plains and the hump of Mount Diogenes, framed by the numerous boulders. We did some exploring around the interesting summit area, where we could have spent much longer, and then trod back down. After pondering if the road would make a good circuit, we decided to return along the same path (the MRWT) to the car.

This walk was a small revelation for me, as I had underestimated the attractiveness of the Macedon Ranges as a walking destination, considering it too built up. But the interesting summit of Camels Hump and the lush scenery makes this area one I know I will return to.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:YDS Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast

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