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Mount Tyndall

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Wednesday 23 April 08 to Friday 25 April 08

This part of the West Coast Range is of conglomerate and is around 1000m. It is steeply sloped on the west and large cliffs on the east. Along the southern portion are many lakes and tarns and low alpine meadows. At the northern end is Mt Tyndall at 1179 metres and on the southern end Mt Geike at 1193 metres
We had commitments for Tuesday, so could not take advantage of the best weather window and had to include the last day with a forecast of showers. Although it was a nice morning in Hobart this only really lasted until Derwent Bridge and a grey sky greeted us from then on, including a very light drizzle at times. However by the time the cars were parked below the Tyndall Range things had lightened up somewhat and we headed off towards a cloud topped mountain at 12:30. The walking track was reached 15 minutes later and after a short muddy bit of button grass the climb through scrub began then the moderately steep ascent up the side of th…

Yellow Cliffs

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Saturday 5 April 08

Parks have improved the area at the Myrtle Forest picnic area by renovating the vandalised hut and installing a toilet. The initial section of track has been further upgraded and a wooden viewing platform placed at the first waterfall. It all looks good and it is hoped does not get ruined by louts.

The approach to Yellow Cliffs was from Myrtle Forest using the Collins Cap track then downhill on the old Glen Dhu fire trail, which is even more overgrowing in the lower section than last year. The walking pad down to Glen Dhu Rivulet has been fairly recently marked with yellow tapes, but does not appear to be overly used. After crossing the Glen Dhu Rivulet we split and some went around the cliffs to the right whilst Sue and I went left. We rejoined again further up the slope without either finding any more cliffs. A steep ascent followed and even though we veered to the right we did not meet any more cliffs until close to the top. All agreed that the return route …