Sunday, 21 August 2016

Denison Hill

Sunday 21st August 2016

Denison Hill
After walking Denison Hill about 4 months ago I thought it was worth another visit to explore some of the other tracks in the area.
We set off from the same car park and climbed up the track to the top of Denison Hill. Just after the start we spied this quaint dunny just off the track and in the bush which I had not noticed before. Obviously it had been there for quite some time.

Dunny

Track heading up to Denison Hill

Track across top of Denison Hill
Once we reached the top of the hill we kept walking straight ahead and came to a recently clear felled area. We had to walk around many logs that had been placed on the track. After passing this area the track continued downhill. A tracked vehicle had come up here to do the felling and it was very slippery from where it had disturbed the ground. Eventually we reached the good road at the quarry site.

Looking across to the other side of the Huon River
We then walked down a track heading south and found a old track that headed towards the river. This track was somewhat overgrown but fairly easy to follow and we soon reached the river. The track then headed along the river bank all the way to the junction of the Little Denison and Huon Rivers.
We stopped at a nice spot above some rapids for a snack.

Huon River

Huon River

Wetland near mouth of Little Denison River
Huon River
Little Denison River

Mouth of Little Denison River
There was much more water in both rivers today than there was last time I was here. After looking around we walked up beside the Little Denison to the great spot where there is a large expanse of flat rock.

Denison Hill

Little Denison River

Little Denison River

Little Denison River
From here we walked backed through the eucalyptus plantation and to the good road. The wild flowers were starting to bloom.

Wild flowers
The walk continued on the good road for a time before I located the old track that I wanted and we set off up the hill. It started out okay but soon just became an animal pad where some scrub bashing was required. We eventually made it up to more level ground where the track improved somewhat. I think it proved a better alternative than trying to slog up the slippery track that we had come down.

Looking across to the other side of the Huon River
Soon we reached the outward leg of the track and followed it back to the car.
A nice walk with good river views.
Distance: 13.6 kms.
Time: 5'29"
Ascent: 540 metres
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