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Mount Direction Western Route

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Tuesday 13 August 2019

It was quite obvious from looking at the country above us that it would be a steep walk. Initially we followed a vehicle track where we encountered a woman taking her dogs for a walk. She went past but one of the dogs refused to pass until we stood well back from the track to give it a wide berth.
The first part of the climb was not too bad and the country very open, but soon it became steeper and even steeper towards the upper reaches of the ascent.  But once on the first of two plateaux, the rewards were obvious.  Here the land was attractive with eucalypts and grasses from which many wallabies rushed from and the views were good.   Made all the better by such lovely weather we were enjoying.


After a lengthy tea break in the sun we then moved onto the upper plateau and then to the summit of Mount Direction, before going the eastern high point, a further 500 metres away, for lunch.
On the return we left the plateau at a more southerly location, but it proved to be …