I was lucky enough to get out snowshoeing for a couple of days just after the last decent snowfalls. I caught the bus up to the Mt Loch carpark and then headed out via Swindlers Spur and down to Blair Hut for the night. The next day saw me climbing up Diamantina Spur to Federation Hut and then down Bungalow Spur to Harrietville. There was plenty of snow even down in the valley and I didn't see any other tracks at all until I reached Federation Hut. Walking down Swindlers Spur was tough, with the snow often reaching mid-thigh (I'm 6 foot tall) even with MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes. Diamantina Spur was quite a challenge, again with very deep and unconsolidated snow, and I was moving at 1km/hr at some points! A great trip and I realised (once again) just how hard it is to travel in fresh snow without any previous tracks... For anyone heading up that way, be aware that the Tom Kneen (MUMC hut), North Razorback and Bon Accord Spur tracks are all still closed due to bushfire damage. There are hundreds of trees that fell on the Bungalow Spur track and Parks Victoria has done an amazing job to re-open that track. It's sad to see the devastation that has occurred since my last trip that way. Mount Feathertop panorama by jimmyharris, on Flickr Keogh's and The Orchard chairs remain silent by jimmyharris, on Flickr Obscured view across to the Razorback by jimmyharris, on Flickr Resort boundary lies here by jimmyharris, on Flickr Small rise on Swindlers Spur by jimmyharris, on Flickr Blair Hut campsite by jimmyharris, on Flickr Mount Feathertop by jimmyharris, on Flickr Looking up the Diamantina Spur by jimmyharris, on Flickr Federation Hut and toilet in the distance by jimmyharris, on Flickr Dead trees on Bungalow Spur track by jimmyharris, on Flickr More photos are in the Flickr set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmyharris/sets/72157634691159742/.