Showing posts from February, 2023

Yellow Cliffs

Tuesday 28 February 2023 This walk took the easiest route in to Yellow Cliffs, which departs from Nicholls Road. The old fire trail is used and is relatively level most of the way to the junction with the track to Glen Dhu Rivulet. On the way we stopped at a cliff edge with views to Yellow Cliffs for morning break. Once over the rivulet it is only a very short distance the cliffs and we walked along the base this spectacular area to a ledge where a lunch stop was made before returning to the cars. The elapsed time for the 7k walk was 5 hours.     Overhang near Glen Dhu track Yellow Cliffs view from lookout    Glen Dhu Rivulet Colour on rock Rock pattern of smallholes Along the base Cliff view View back along cliffs Pigface on cliff face Shaped rocks Under cliffs The photo album is here or click image below   Yellow Cliffs 2023 Yellow Cliffs profile

Davis Lookout

Tuesday 21 February 2023 The approach taken to Davis Lookout left the end of the Windy Moor boardwalk and skirted Mount Field East. This brought us to lovely country just a little higher then the surrounding moorland. Lots of open areas between shrubs interspersed with flat rock slabs. Coming at Davis Lookout from this angle can lead you onto false summits, but with coordinates from the previous walk there enabled these to be avoided. It was decided to return via the Davis River valley but we descended too early and think it would have been easier to remain higher for longer and avoid some of the higher scrub. The walk was 12.5k and it took close to 7:20 with actual walking time close to 5:40.    Rocky knob Coral fern between the low bushes Rocky top common in this area View north with distant Wylds Craig is peak in centre Profile of walk   Online photos album  or click picture below       Davis Lookout

Mount Wedge

Wednesday 15 February 2023 I had been thinking of a walk to Mount Wedge and with a good weather forecast we headed off. It was a steady ascent with only brief sections of respite and the average incline a tough 21% It is a nice forest and once on the upper part of the mountain the views are great. It wasn’t overly warm on the way up whilst in the forest and a light cooling breeze was felt in the open country. On the return it felt warm and sweaty once in the forest. It took about 2:15 hours, morning break excluded, to reach the summit and some 1:45 back. The total distance being 7.5k. Forest on slopes of Mount Wedge    End of Sentinels and Wilmot Range on horizon Senecio pectinatus Frankland Range with Coronation Peak Mount Anne Sentinel Range, The Coronets and Frankland Range beyond Lake Pedder There is a photo album on line  Or click photo below     Mount Wedge 2023     The up profile did not pick up the break of 20 minutes