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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.
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.
The day was sunny, warm (some would say hot), and we were ready for a quick visit to one of Tasmania’s favourite capes, Cape Hauy! We’d stayed the night down on the Peninsula, so it was a quick drive down to the Fortescue Bay.
The word precipitous has two meanings.
It’s something either dangerously high or steep (the track skirted a precipitous drop) and also something done suddenly and without careful consideration (precipitous intervention).
How true they both were…
This was a walk that was different from what I had imagined. I thought it was going to simple. Do it in half the time? Easy! No.
The Never Never. Something that had been on my todo list for a while. Finally got around to it May 2015.
I did the Overland Track. It was good. I didn’t take many photos. There were too many clouds and many, many wombats.
A major walk taking in the Port Davey and South Coast Tracks, and a few boat crossings in between!
We had been walking a couple of hours up the Bon Accord Spur. It was hot, and we were sweating more than a Finn in a sauna. What’s worse was we had another 600m to go - upwards.