Monthly Archives: January 2018

Mt Eliza

The track to Mt Anne via Mt Eliza starts from Condominium Creek and its car park.  We planned to walk some way up the Mt Eliza track. First we approached the registration ‘shed’. I was very impressed with these sheds … Continue reading

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Condominium Creek

Travelling back towards the Gordon River Road we turned right at the sign for Condominium Creek and Mt Anne.The natural forest tannins coloured the creek and reminded us of Coca Cola or Pepsi soft drinks.  That water would have been … Continue reading

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Side roads

We returned to the main road from the Huon Camp and often took minor side roads to the edge of Lake Pedder or other vantage points. Not all the side roads were signposted. However, when the gravel surface looked as … Continue reading

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On the Port Davey Track – post 2 of 2

We descended from the wet forest into the sunlight and the vegetation changed. We moved out from a forest of large trees.    We moved into a lower scrubby vegetation and occasional pools of water.  Clearly there was a great … Continue reading

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On the Port Davey Track – post 1 of 2

A registration box is located near the start of the walk and everyone entering the track is required to write their details into a book, and then to add a further entry to show their return.  A safety precaution. We … Continue reading

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Huon Campground

The Huon Campground is another designated area for people to stay. Dense bush and tall trees cluster around the camping spaces so I imagine wind would not be a problem. Every space had a fireplace and a table with benches.  … Continue reading

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The Western Arthur Range

Over the years I had heard people mentioning the ‘western arthurs’ with familiarity and love.  Seeing them spread out and creating a jagged edge on the horizon was startling.  Now I understand that affection. Wonderful.These mountain peaks with their patches … Continue reading

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 A memorial for Les Southwell

Bunches of flowers and a hand written letter farewelling Les were strewn across the mountain indicator plaque on Red Knoll Lookout, albeit with rocks to prevent the strong winds blowing them away.  Who was Les, we wondered. He must have … Continue reading

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Identifying the mountains

On our trip to Lake Pedder we saw many different individual signs naming particular mountains. Our problem was that once we had travelled a few kilometres on from a sign, the angle at which we were seeing these mountains had … Continue reading

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Red Knoll Lookout

At the foot of a hill leading to the Red Knoll Lookout we passed a parked hired holiday van and three people casually walking upwards.  As we continued along the good gravel road we noticed skid marks and then before … Continue reading

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