MacGregor Peak and Fazackerleys Ridge

Monday 10 August 2020

What an unexpected start to this walk.  We were to meet Dave at Sorrell at 8:30 and thought he would be  there waiting for us, but uncharacteristically he wasn’t, having got enthralled reading the news that he made himself late.  But the biggest change was from a serious car accident that caused the Tasman Highway to be closed. Our way around this was to drive via Dodges Ferry and the coast road to Dunalley.

The start of the walk had changed in the years since last there and reports indicated to start on reaching a barrier, however there wasn’t any closed and we drove past until reaching a point where continuing was way beyond our vehicles capability. From here the walk was up a steep track to the fire tower and then on a bush track to MacGregor Peak.  Prior to the top and along Fazackerleys Ridge was through beautiful gnarled mossy forest and eventually dropped down to a wet old logging road.

The walk back to the cars seemed to last for a long time taking over and hour for 4k, but as we had driven some 700m extra meant of course that gain then had to  be walked now.

Total elapsed time was 5:15

View from MacGregor Peak

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