Thursday, 17 October 2013
Ingenious toilets dug through tree trunks near the house.
Monday, 14 October 2013
We began our day at 9 and began to descend around the base of Mt Pelion West down to the Forth River and Frog Flats, which is the lowest part of the track. We had excellent views of Mt Oakleigh (1286m).
Small robin resting
Frog Flats - the lowest point of the Overland Track
Views of Mt Oakleigh with its dolerite columns
Perilous muddy sections
Beauty - even in the mire
Rob providing snacks and fascinating tidbits of information
Highlights today were of visiting an abandoned copper mine. Miners had dug out 30 metres of solid rock by hand before they decided that it was not a worthwhile venture, given the yield and the inaccessibility of the area.
Nearby at the National Park Pelion Hut there was a stony beach with a myriad of fossils. Such pristine countryside and every aspect beautifully maintained by the National Parks.
Relaxing after another adventurous day
Taking in the evening air on the wooden helipad outside of Pelion Plains Hut