Round Mountain (Snowy Mountains)

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Round Mountain
Round Mountain is located in New South Wales
Round Mountain
Round Mountain
Location in New South Wales
Elevation 1,756 m (5,761 ft)[1]
Location
Location Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Range Main Range, Snowy Mountains, Great Dividing Range
Coordinates 36°2′S 148°21′E / 36.033°S 148.350°E / -36.033; 148.350Coordinates: 36°2′S 148°21′E / 36.033°S 148.350°E / -36.033; 148.350[2]

The Round Mountain, one of three peaks of the same name in the region, is a mountain located on the Main Range of the Snowy Mountains, part of the Great Dividing Range, in southeastern New South Wales, Australia.

With an elevation of 1,756 metres (5,761 ft) above sea level,[1] Round Mountain is situated on a high point on the watershed between the Tumut River and Tooma River catchments. The summit is located close to the Khancoban-Cabramurra Road. A major fire trail running from the main road, makes Round Mountain a popular starting location for hiking and cross-country skiing expeditions.

Similar to other peaks in the area, it is covered by scrub on its lower slopes and in the more elevated areas it is clear and grassy.[1]

The other Round Mountain peaks are located at 36°32′S 148°25′E / 36.533°S 148.417°E / -36.533; 148.417[3] and 36°14′S 148°34′E / 36.233°S 148.567°E / -36.233; 148.567.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Powell, Greg (1990). The Snowy Mountains:A Bushwalkers Diary. Hampton, Victoria: Macstyle. p. 48. ISBN 1-875293-08-6. 
  2. ^ "Round Mountain". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Round Mountain (Chimneys Ridge)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Round Mountain (Nimmo Plain)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 May 2015.