|Clytemnestra seen from the summit of Frenchmans Cap|
I have provided a full walk description here which has some more photos.
My recent visitThis was my third visit to the Frenchmans Cap area. My first two were in 1998 and 1999. The first was an ill-conceived attempt by two only barely fit blokes to do Frenchmans in three days. The weather cracked up, and we were met at Barron Pass by horizontal sleet and hail, then found the creek had risen about two feet and broken its banks at the bottom of the hill when we returned there. My second visit was the next year, but was planned over five days, and in glorious weather I climbed Frenchmans Cap twice and wandered around the ridge towards the Franklin River. I was hoping for a repeat this year, but the weather forecast wasn't optimistic.
|Lake Vera hut|
|Lake Tahune hut|
|View of misty hills from the slopes|
of Frenchmans Cap
|View downwards from the summit|
of Frenchmans Cap to Lake Cecily.