Showing posts from March, 2019

North Walls

13-15 March 2019 Walls of Jerusalem Delaying for 2 days meant we could take advantage of fine weather for the whole trip.   A very beneficial move as it would be better such lovely conditions for walking in the high country. After Trappers Hut we branched off through Golden Gate and past George Howes Lake to Tiger Lake for a view of Solitary Mans Hut. From there the route was over the gently flowing Fish River to Lake Nixon, where some thick scrub was encountered. Campsites weren’t as plentiful as I thought, but we had no problem finding a flat dry one. Clumner Bluff and unnamed lake North from there at a small reedy lake we turned east and followed a valley with a huge pine forested slope rising to Mersey Bluff.   It was along here that I chanced to look behind me to find a Tiger snake beside my boot. It kept a watch on me as I quickly hopped away. Tiger snake centimetres from my boot At the end of the valley we turned south and walked to Lake Wilson

Cheyne Range 2004

Saturday 9 - Wednesday 13 October 2004 We walked on the good track from Lake St Clair past Shadow Lake and up the rock scree of Little Hugel, before leaving the track behind as we   headed down through forest to the very headwaters of the Franklin River to camp. Tent near Hermoine A fine and beautiful Sunday was spent strolling through the gorgeous alpine valleys with tarns, pines, snow gums and lakes before climbing to the top of the Cheyne Range and a camp by a small lake with a foreshore of cushion plants backed by a ridge thick with pencil pines. Tarn pine and Alan   Cheyne  valleys and Hugel  the lake of previous photo Pines and cushion plants at lake north of Mount Gell Although the next day started out fine it became windy and a high cloud crept in taking the sparkle out of the day.   In fact the wind made it a little tricky getting over the boulders on top of the northern peak of Mt Gell.   A scrubby ridge leads off Gell to a lake sha