Sunday 24 January 2010
The weather was very good for walking as it was sunny but never got too hot.
As the summit could not be seen from our approach route, we ascended the first rocky top only to glimpse another peak ahead. On reaching that one it became obvious that the real top was still ahead. However lunch called and this being close enough we decided to call a halt. So the Lookout was not actually reached . Although we had been there before.
Walking over the Windy Moor sections on return became quite tiring due to uneven and soft nature of the ground cover. There was also no water, although we were carrying some, and with time running out we did not have much in the way of stops.
The contrast to the situation on the summit of Mt Wellington 3 days earlier was remarkable. At Mt Field the steams and pools were dry, whereas on Mt Wellington they were all quite full and the little feeder streams were flowing and everywhere.
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