Sunday, 5 February 2012

Icehouse Track, Mount Wellington - 26th January 2012

Cloud about the Mount Wellington Summit - 26th January 2012
Isaac and I headed off for some un-Australian activity on Australia Day. It was a somewhat dull and cloudy, but quite warm as we headed off up the Icehouse Track from The Springs. We met some people a few minutes below the turnoff to the upper icehouse. They had missed the turnoff, as it isn't marked as such. if looking for this short turnoff, it is only a couple of minutes down from the flat area at the South Wellington saddle. There is actually a signpost at the turnoff, but it merely points up and down the Icehouse Track and indicates that it is indeed, the Icehouse Track. Behind the sign a short track heads slightly uphill to the Icehouse. This upper set of remains is the easiest to view as it is out in the open.

There was a cool breeze as we wandered across the plateau, and then down the ZigZag Track in short order. Isaac needed to be at an Australia Day party, so hanging around wasn't allowed.

Spreading Cheeseberry, Cyathodes straminea, Mount Wellington - 26th January 2012

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