Glencoe, Scotland (April 2017)

Departing with the Tasmanian focus of this page for a post here, to show a hike I went on with my sister Erica while visiting her in Scotland. We went out to the stunningly impressive Glencoe, and made an attempt at accessing The Lost Valley, which is apparently the valley wherein the Macdonald clan hid…

Mt Rufus – Shadow Lake Circuit (March 2017)

The Mt Rufus – Shadow Lake circuit is a lengthy walk, coming in at 18km according to the signs, and 23km according to my FitBit. I’m inclined to trust the cartographers more than my fancy pedometer, but it feels nicer to bemoan the tired limbs with the higher kilometre count. And despite it’s reasonable length,…

Hartz Peak – Third Time Lucky (March 2017)

So after my first attempt was beaten back by the weather, and my second attempt was beaten by tantrum-inducing levels of snow, I made it down with Mel today to finally get to the summit – and succeeded! We started super early to avoid the heat forecast for today (32ºC or 89.6ºF for you insane…

Mt. Paris Dam (January 2017)

The Mt. Paris Dam was built in the 1936 as the “Morning Star Dam” and connected to the Mt. Paris Mine. The mine closed in 1961, and as the dam had been mostly empty since 1970, it was officially decommissioned in 1985 and had holes blasted through the wall to allow the Cascade River to…

Brown’s Cave (January 2017)

In the historic site of Chauncy Vale, there’s a small and very easy track that leads to Brown’s Caves, a series of small caves that are worthy of a little exploration, before setting of further to explore the area (which I deigned not to do this time around)

South Cape Bay (November 2016)

All in all, we ended up trekking about 19km on this walk. While the trail itself is mostly flat, largely duck-boarded and easy to navigate, it is mostly out in the open, so I recommend a hat! Stunning cliff-side views aside, it’s very cool to get to the end of a hike and think “there’s nothing…

Quamby Bluff (October 2016)

Quamby Bluff is an odd climb, alternating between barren (albeit impressive) rock scree and cool forest that typifies an ‘enchanted wood’ setting. It’s an almost entirely uphill climb, but gentle enough to not be too much of a challenge. The views from the top were great, but today was fairly hazy so seeing off into the…

Fluted Cape (October 2016)

For Mel’s birthday we took off to Bruny Island to climb Fluted Cape. It was a great walk, though I wasn’t expecting it to be quite such a steep ascent to the high point – my calves felt like concrete for days!

Cape Raoul (August 2016)

Parks and Wildlife celebrated their centenary with a free entry weekend to the national parks, so Kat and I took off to Cape Raoul to take in the dramatic scenery. Top notch stuff

Clark’s Cliffs (August 2016)

Clark’s Cliffs taught me something – in an emergency, not only will I panic, I’ll also cry out “I’m panicking!!” before actually remember that I’ve got first aid training. We were about 5km into this 9km circuit walk when Sam fell forward off a slippery log and broke his wrist. Making the best sling I…

Hartz Peak – Winter Edition (July 2016)

One day I’ll get to the summit of Hartz Peak. My first attempt was beaten back by the weather, this second attempt was defeated by…myself getting cranky at falling over in the snow. Sam and I climbed this one along with another friend Dan, and while the weather was calm and tranquil, we had to…

Lady Barron and Marriott Falls – Birthday Camping (May 2016)

The week before my birthday, I decided to show some friends around the walk that started my hiking love, as well as my favourite of the walks I’d completed. I camped at Mt. Field with my friends Mel and Tara, then had Josh join as a daytripper and showed them the Lady Barron Falls circuit, and…