Thursday, 29 January 2015

Blakes Opening

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Blakes Opening
Some friends expressed a desire to check out the Huon Track so we opted to walk along the track to Blakes Opening and return. I had previously done the walk last year. See write up and maps etc. here.
To reach the walk start we drove out from Judbury and went via some back roads including Weld, Southwood, Edwards, Edwards Link, Arve, Picton, Riveaux and Quartz Quarry. This considerably shortened both the distance and time it took to get there.
We set off under overcast skies along the first section of track to the registration shelter. The track had recently been cleared so I was hopeful that all the fallen trees further along the track would have been removed also. Alas, this proved to be not so, although a few had been cut closer to the start. We dodged and weaved under and over trees in the first uphill and downhill sections and after that it was not too bad.
We found a great spot down by the river for morning tea with a large log to sit on. It was very peaceful and there was a good flow in the river. We carried on to Blakes Opening where we had an early lunch and then headed back to the car. On the drive home we had the privilege of seeing a mother wombat and small baby by the side of the road. Unfortunately they were too quick for us to be able to get a photo.
A good reasonably flat walk along the Huon River. With the extra people and longer stops it took 6'45" to complete the walk which was exactly a hour longer than I took solo.
Fungi

Huon River

Huon River

Huon River

Fungi

Remains of the hut at Blakes Opening

Blakes Opening

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