Nothing terrible about hut re-build
WHEN fire lookout observer Peter McGrath drove to Mt Terrible to commence his fire-watch shift on an early December morning in 2012, he discovered that the Hut had burnt to the ground.
All that remained was a smouldering heap - and the chimney stack.
The original hut was built in 1962 as accommodation for fire lookout staff.
“It was soon discovered that campers had stayed in the hut the previous night, and at around 2am a burning log had rolled out of the fireplace,” DELWP senior forest management and roading officer - Alexandra, James Cowell, said.
“Within moments the hut was ablaze.”
Although originally built for lookout staff, the hut later became a visitor attraction and emergency shelter for hikers, horse riders, four wheel drivers and trail bike riders in the area.
“After discussions with the volunteer groups, plans to rebuild the hut were put in place, with works commencing in November 2016,” Mr Cowell said.
“Community volunteers and DELWP staff finished the final touches to the new hut in May of this year.”
REBUILT: The Mt Terrible hut has been officially re-built ahead of the opening of the Alpine National Park. Mt Terrible is located in the hills behind Kevington.