Showing posts from April, 2017

Mount Field East April 2017

Saturday 22 April 2017 Lake Nicholls Originally the walk was to be on Sunday 23 rd but the forecast was not good. The alpine area of Mount Field is somewhat unpleasant in poor weather and I am also mindful that several people who have booked have limited experience and are not necessarily equipped for bad weather. On the other hand, it looked better for the Saturday and so that is when the walk went.   It did mean that some people couldn’t make it, but it was either go on Saturday or cancel the walk. It was misty all day although were never clouded in. Beatties Tarn was the first stop and like Lake Nicholls soon after was very calm.  A noticeable ascent followed to the edge of Windy Moor and then the short level crossing to the foot of Mount Field East.  Three of us climbed to the summit, whilst Greg added a sign at the junction.  The Friends of Mount Field are placing signs at all the junctions to help walkers and Greg had joined us for this purpose as it is safer to have a

South Wellington Plateau

Wednesday 19 April 2017 The weather was great, making it extra pleasant especially once off the track, where we had the whole of the plateau to ourselves. The snow gums, bushes and tarns all looked splendid.  South Wellington 2017 Click the image above for a photo album Rock pillars beside track  South Wellington Alpine woodland on approach to plateau Pool on alpine plateau In background Southern ranges, PB and Hartz Snowgums and yellowbush