Monday, 27 February 2017

Bluff River Gorge

Tuesday 27th February 2017

We had a nice easy walk in Bluff River Gorge today, following the same route as in 2014. See that post for route directions here.
The only thing out of the ordinary was a rather aggressive little tiger snake hissing at us as we passed it as it was soaking up the heat from the sun's rays. It was not too impressed by our presence so we gave it a wide berth.
A good walk with great sandstone formations.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Pancake Bay

Saturday 25th February 2017

Pancake Bay
I was going to walk around to Pebbly Bight in the far south starting at Cockle Creek, today, but one member of the party was not too keen on the rock hopping onwards from Fishers Point , so instead of splitting up we decided to cut the walk short at Pancake Bay. It was still a great short walk on another perfect day. For route directions see the Pebbly Bight walk.

Cockle Creek

Peaks in Moonlight Ridge Area

Rocky Bay

Pilot Station Ruins Fishers Point

Navigation Light Fishers Point
From Fishers Point

Pancake Bay

Fishers Point

Track near Fishers Point

Peaks in Moonlight Ridge Area

Cockle Creek

Peaks in Moonlight Ridge Area

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