Tweet This video, in our usual amateurish fashion, cobbles together a few moving and still images taken over five days in southern Tasmania. The plan was to walk from Scotts Peak dam to Lake Oberon and back over 5 nights. We were fully aware the weather forecast was bad but had good gear and equipment, […]
Tweet For anyone who might be interested we made it out ok from our trip into Lake Oberon in the Western Arthurs, Tasmania. It was a challenging trip and once we get back to a computer instead of an iPad we will write up a few articles. For anyone who is interested , this link […]
Tweet It is pouring down rain in Victoria this morning and very wet across southern Australia. One person who has been watching the weather closely in Tasmania for the last week is fellow Our Hiking Blogger, Sue. On Thursday, Sue and three friends head off to Tasmania to hike the Overland Track. This will be her […]
We have been thinking about creating a free resource for visitors to Cradle Mountain (and Tasmania) for some time. There is a great Parks Tasmania website plus many others that focus on accommodation at Cradle Mountain. We saw a “hole” in the market which combines lots of information about Cradle (and animals, walks, activities) with accommodation reviews etc.
To encourage visitors to the site we have created two free offerings, a Cradle Mountain guide and day walk map.
Tweet Adam Holbrook is a terrific supporter of Our Hiking Blog , a good bloke (Frank met him face to face recently after a three year “internet relationship”) and a terrific wilderness photographer. Adam (tasadam to some) just shot us an email announcing not one, but TWO calenders for 2011. This year, instead of “just” […]
Tweet Frank is back from a great trip across the Overland Track from Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair in one of Tasmania’s World Heritage National Parks. On this trip he walked with a small group from north of Sydney in Australia. We met via Our Hiking Blog and because Frank had some spare time […]
Hiking the Overland Track in winter from south to north?
What are conditions like on the Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair hike when there has been a lot of snow?
Home dried bircher muesli for breakfast (thanks for this idea Frank!)… mmm… good… but don’t overdo the water next time, and don’t forget to add the home dried strawberries carried all this way!
It had snowed heavily again all night and there was now an even deeper layer of fresh snow on everything. But the cloud appeared to be thinning out and it looked like it was going to be a nice day with some indistinct glimpses of the DuCane Range through the cloud to the west. Before leaving the architectural marvel that is Bert Nichols Hut, Heidi decided that she’d better try out the snow shoes in a controlled environment rather than trying to figure it out with cold fingers on rough terrain. So she spent a few minutes parading around the square flat patch of snow in the plain behind the hut which covered the helicopter pad. Satisfied with how to attach, remove and use the snow shoes, we strapped them back onto the pack and set out.