Showing posts from August, 2023

Wiggins Lower

 Sunday 13 August 2023 There is a pad, faint in many spots, that leads to a platform   and is the site of Wattle Grove 2 hut and is about 250m east of Musk and down-slope from it.    There is a substantial platform with a well-preserved rock wall support.    I also assumed there would be the remnants of a track between the two, but couldn’t find it. Wattle Grove platform wall Wattle Grove hut  courtesy of "A time-line for the Wattle Grove huts." By Maria Grist. Pad to Wattle Grove site Lichen Coloured rock Johnston hut remant

Stapleton Point

Wednesday 9 August 2023 Recently I had wondered if it was possible to get to Stapleton Point and on searching found a walking club record of going there, so set off to check it out.   In fact, there was a clear way of getting there and even several tapes to mark the route.   It seemed be a good spot to invite people along, resulting in this walk which left from Spring Beach, after a coffee stop at Orford.  The pad of varying standard went along two cliff lines before the final descent to Stapleton Point. During the lunch break we had the good fortune to see a pod of dolphins and a whale. First view of a distant Stapleton Point Cliffs near point Stapleton Point Bush on the way   There is a photo album online. Stapleton Point

Wiggins Area

 Tuesday 1 August 2023 This followed the pad I had noticed, just last month, and it proved to be a better way to the  Wiggins area, avoiding the steep and slippery Breakneck Track.   The pad took me to the Musk Hut ruins and it was a short ascent from there to the Wiggins track. The return route taken was via Myrtle Gully Track and on to join the New Town firetrail. I only passed two people all day and one was Neville Track to Musk Hut Steps to Musk Hut ruin Chimney of  Musk Hut Oakes Falls  also known as Myrtle Gully Falls  on Guy Fawkes Rivulet Old trunk Myrtle Gully A photo album can be viewed by clicking here or from the image below. Wiggins Myrtle