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Snake Plains

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Sunday 28 February 2016


We had heard that the Snake Plains track had been cleared and other work done, so decided to walk there along Milles track. In fact, Milles had been cleared extensively and parts of the track through cutting grass areas on Snake Plains were cleared back quite a distance, which will make walking there easier for some years.

Mention had been made of another track, that started north of Neika and just above the Pipeline Track. On spotting rough track through the scrub well down Snake Plains we decided to explore it and discovered it was this said one. Initially it went through Melaleuca squamea dominated scrub before dropping to E?? Rivulet, where I had a bit of uncertainty as to where the track went., But once that was resolved it was up through more scrub to the top of a hill, in country that was so reminiscent of South West Tasmania and even the views over rolling hills and scrub filled gullies were too.

A junction was met with the branch heading NW going to who …

Wellington Mudstone and Sandstone Cliffs

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Tuesday 9 February 2016 I was recently walking along the track near New Town Falls and while looking at the intriguing mudstone cliffs near there, I realised it had been quite some time since I actually walked up to them. They look so much more like a dry mainland spot than Mount Wellington, but it is a dry and steep slope there. Anyway I have enjoyed being there decided on a ramble about them again.  As it was not a very long walk that far we then headed further up, crossing the north south bike track and on through the bush to the sandstone cliffs starting near Lakins Lair.

It became bit rugged after that, including steep pinch into the deep gully of the creek that flows down over New Town Falls. After a scramble out we had lunch in the shade and with the Hunters Track just a couple of hundred metres above we opted to cut out some of the hard going by exiting that way.

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