Sunday, 26 April 2009

Mt Wellington Plateau - 13th April 2009

Dolerite tors on Mt Wellington summit plateau - 13th April 2009Isaac wanted to wear his walking boots in a little more before he headed off on Grade 10 Outdoor Ed, so we headed to the top of Mt Wellington. Nice sunny day with occasional cold winds. The plateau is good for some photography, and the views were pretty good. We walked across and down to South Wellington from the summit, and climbed onto the pinnacles there, where a good view is had of the Leslie Vale and Channel area to the south, as well as to Cathedral Rock and the Huon (below).

Cathedral Rock and Huonville from South Wellington - 13th April 2009From here Isaac decided he would walk down the Icehouse Track, a walk he hasn't done before, and I would collect the car from the summit and pick him up. No doubt, leaving him to walk on his own is outside of all good practice, but it was good for him to find his own way to The Springs. I think the decider for him was that a return to the summit involved some small amount of uphill walking. A nice easy day, and enjoyable walking.

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