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After barely getting off The Southern Ranges alive several years ago, I always knew I had to go back. There were mountains to climb and things to actually see this time.
My first trip to The Snowy Range! While there was no snow there were some nice views. It was also less tough than I thought it might be.
I had hoped the weather would clear for my walk up Mount Wedge, but I began to have some serious doubts as I passed Maydena and saw rain on the windscreen and dark clouds above.
We pulled into the Little Fisher Track carpark on Sunday evening, just before 9pm. Dad slept on the road. I slept in a ditch. But from a humble start an amazing walk can grow.
It was my first time walking on the West Coast, and boy did the Tyndall Ranges deliver. Stunning scenery, beautiful weather and … a lost father (again)
This was (yet) another rather hastily organised trip that often happens a) on a Friday and b) when the weather is good.
If you’re looking for an easy out and back walk within easy driving distance of Hobart, try this one.
Triple Tops is an amazing mountain run, passing three behemoths. But is it a mountain run if you don’t go up the mountain?
If you love views, go to Wylds Craig. If you love bush-bashing, go to Mount Shakespeare. If you love both, this is the walk for you!
The Thumbs and Clear Hill haven’t exactly been on my walking to-do list.
It’s not because I didn’t want to visit them. It’s just that I had never really even known about them.
A massive shame really, because it’s such a beautiful, spectacular place.
Regular readers of this blog will know that Dash and I seem to like to do walks that are long, remote and often psychologically painful. So when planning for this one, we were after something a little easier and relaxing.
But as usual, even the best, well intentioned ideas go awry.
It was time to visit Mount Field again… but this time it was time to tackle something new: Mount Field East.
The weather was lovely, and the maps were waterproof.
The logistics for this one were different from your usual pre-hike planning. Sure there was the usual requirement to get food, maps, supplies, etc, but COVID times bring additional challenges.
After trying to get to Collins Bonnet a few weeks back, I figured I should attempt again now my main impediment had been removed.
The access track from Wellington had reopened, allowing me to start the walk from The Big Bend and walk in via Mount Connection.
I have long wanted to walk to Frenchman’s Cap, I’ve just never been able to convince anyone to come with me.
And I couldn’t find anyone to come with me in December 2020 either, so I just went by myself. The weather forecast looked amazing. I had a weekend. Why not go?
This was supposed to be a walk to Collins Bonnet, an easy to get to mountain which lies roughly west of Mount Wellington.
This was a fantastic walk, but unlike our other ones, Dash and I just decided to explore with only a broad idea of where we wanted to go. We know we had to end up at Lake St Clair, but we didn’t have solid plans (or a track) to take us there.
Mount Field West is a big, chunky boi and is relatively easy to get to. Despite the slog.
A familar track, a lost father and a lovely lake. What more can you expect?
I’ve been to Maria Island twice now. Once in December 2016, following the first time about two decades ago.