Ascent of Mount Gisborne on 2017-09-17
|Others in Party:||Vicky S.|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, September 17, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||2103 ft / 640 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMount Gisborne, an extinct volcano north of Melbourne, is extremely accessible but rarely climbed by anyone outside of the nearby town. On a pleasant, sunny day, we drove up to do the short walk to its open top, following an unofficial walking track along a vehicle track. The walk passed through pleasant, open woodland in the nature reserve that protects the northern side of the mountain. There were nice views of the volcanic country and Mount Macedon along the way, and at the top, the trees gave way to grasses and tussocks. There were fine views in all directions, especially of the long arc between Mount Macedon and the distant city on the plains below. We spent a good amount of time finding different spots from where we could see in different directions, such as towards Lerderderg National Park and the You Yangs, and finished by walking onto the ridge of basalt that forms the summit. Private land and people's houses lay just to the south, but it didn't spoil the scenery too much. It was probably only 10 minutes to get back to the car, and we then headed off to Gisborne to have lunch.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||YDS Class 1|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
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