26 January 2012
At times there was a little bit of drizzle and it was mostly cloudy, but plenty of fine weather including a few patches of sun. From near Johnson Tarn we headed out to Mount Bridges, with the view down to the saddle between looking quite nice studded with Pencil Pines and pools.
At the saddle on the northern side is a fabulous healthy looking snow gum forest, with trees reasonably close together and having substantial crowns; just lovely. It is a very gentle climb then a short bit up some rocks before arriving at the bushy summit plateau. Here the snow gums are not so numerous but are big trunked and contorted. We wandered over the plateau visited the to high points, one with low King Billy Pines and views down to Lake Seal. Our return was past the cleft on the southern side but did not go down into it. This geological feature is quite distinct and striking when looking over at Mount Bridges from the Mawson Plateau side.
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|Mount Bridges Jan 2012|