Bushwalk Access Closed

With the coronavirus now having a big impact, getting out in the bush seemed like one of the safest spots to be. Over the last week we went on three bushwalks in delightful weather, but now best locations have been made not accessible. It is hard to see the logic of this because people can still catch buses, go shopping and to a hairdresser. No one from Government has explained the reasoning behind all this.

On Saturday 21 March a walk on the Mount Field East track allowed us to check some spots previously earmarked for follow up photos to show the change that has taken place since work was done to harden the track there. Some showed a marked improvement, and these can be seen at this website. The track counters were also read and indicated that the walk gets a lot of use, even though numbers are less than for the previous year. See  here 

Snow gum woodland beside track to Mount Field East
Mist closing to Mount Mawson
Windy Moor far eastern edge
It was most pleasant weather in the park and apparently much nicer than in Hobart, which was overcast when we departed. But at Mount Field the clouds were benign and starting to thin by the time we started walking. A stop was made at the Possum Shed in Westerway for coffee.

The following Monday 23rd in again very nice calm weather we went to the Peter Murrell Reserve near Kingston for a walk, where the route taken was designed around visiting the geocaches.

With Thursday 26th being an absolutely lovely day, a walk on Kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Leaving the car at The Chalet we walked down Hunters Track and on to lunch at the Lost Freight. Finally, up the nicely restored Pinnacle and Organ Pipes tracks. We didn’t see many people all day, even at The Springs it was quiet, but that night the Government closed all national parks and that included Wellington Park. The logic of that decision is bewildering.
Woodland with a lot of Banksia