Altitude: 798m to 1377m. Gain: 710m. Loss: 288m . Gradient: 6 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
A rough, steep 4WD track connects Tailings Hut to the Chimney Creek Hut junction. From the Chimney Creek Hut junction, the track continues across open tops for a further 3km before commencing a steepening descent into Boundary Creek. The road bridge over Boundary Creek is ling gone, but a stock bridge is present 200m upriver if you are on foot and need it. From there the track climbs over Long Spur, ascending in a series of tight stony zigzags. The track then descends more gently down to Tailings Hut in the valley beyond. A track climbing Long Spur leads into private Mt Ida Syndicate land.