Having a need to get home by 4 PM, the walk chosen was on kunanyi/Mount Wellington. The destination was Devils Gulch via the Ice House Track and circling part of the lower South Wellington shelf.
|Rock tor near Ice House
Dave T intended to come, along with Neville and Dave H, but circumstances forced him to pull out. A morning drink was to be at the top Ice House, which always looks like it would be just after another bend in the track, but never is; of course, eventually you do arrive.
The pad towards Devils Gulch gives the appearance of not getting as much use nowadays, and a couple of false leads were encountered. We gingerly clambered down the large boulders to the bottom of Devils Gulch which provides quite a splendid view along the fissure. The shelf beyond is level, nice bush and easy walking and it was here that lunch was called.
|Woodland South Wellington
After resuming the track to Potato Fields was met and followed for a while before again taking to untracked bush to reach Smiths Monument. From here, the track was taken back to cars at The Springs.
Distance walked 7.5k taking 4½ hours.
Devils Gulch 2018