Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Snowy South

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Snowy South summit is behind the rocky outcrop in the clouds
I went for a walk to Snowy South today. It was a fantastic day except for the cloud on the summit which blocked all the views. It did not matter as there was plenty to see from the Snowy Range plateau after I descended from the summit. I took a slightly different route to the summit this time, following the cairned route instead of going via the tarn. It did not really matter as either route is okay. See post from 2013 here.
This is a great walk with fantastic scenery.

Snowy Range

Snowy Range

Lake Skinner

Lake Skinner and cloud on the range

Lake Skinner from the Range ascent

Lake Skinner from top of Range ascent

Snowy Range plateau

Looking towards Snowy South summit

In the clouds near the summit

Towards Nevada Peak

Snowy Range plateau
From the plateau

Nevada Peak

Small tarn on the plateau

Along the plateau

Lake Skinner in the sunlight

Towards the Huon Valley

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Handsome Caves

Saturday 11th February 2017


Handsome Caves
I took a couple of friends up to Handsome Caves today and a little further beyond up to the plateau on top. It was a good little walk on a nice day. See previous post here for more details. We used a slightly different route up top than last time but the majority was much the same.
Distance: 8.7 kms.
Time: 3'49"
Ascent: 512 metres















Monday, 6 February 2017

Crescent Bay

Monday 6th February 2017

Crescent Bay
Today I intended to walk to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay on the Tasman Peninsula but my companion did not relish the descent from Mount Brown so we opted to just walk to Crescent Bay and return. It was another perfect day and the water and scenery were spectacular as usual. For more details of an earlier walk see here.

Cape Raoul

Mount Brown

Dauntless Point

Looking back along the track from Mount Brown

Crescent Bay

Crescent Bay

Crescent Bay

Mount Brown

Crescent Bay

From lookout at car park

From lookout at car park

Remarkable Cave

At Remarkable Cave

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Blakes Opening

Sunday 29th January 2017

Blakes Opening
Today, we had a great walk along the Huon Track to Blakes Opening. It was a fantastic day without a cloud in the sky and the temperature was quite mild.
The only thing out of the ordinary was a small snake on the track, that the person leading managed to step over without noticing. It soon scurried off into the bush. The river had its usual tannin colour and was flowing reasonably well. See Blakes Opening 2014 for more information.

Start of Huon track - note tall cutting grass

Huon River

Huon River

Huon River

Huon River - note tannin colour


Blakes Opening