A RETURN TO HARTZ MOUNTAIN
Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
322Trip End Oct 31, 2013
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We are still in Dover, expecting to leave in a week or so
Weather looked clear and was quite hot. We had a late start because of the laptop behaving badly but decided to get going around lunch time. We missed doing some of the walks here last week and because we are moving on soon this was an opportunity not to be missed.
After completing the short Keoghs Creek circuit listed in the "60 Great Walks of Tasmainia" brochure, we decided it was just a PR exercise for Tasmanian Forestry with frequent signage justifying the logging of forests and putting a negative word on conservationists who fought to save Farmhouse Creek
THE OSBORN LAKE WALK
Weather: hot and dry. Time taken with 30 mins at the lake was almost 2 hours.
Of course the walk was beautiful with different perspectives near and far.
Ancient glacial rocks look like someone threw them from high,
the forest was quite thick at the lower levels and then we went through the alpine and sub alpine gardens which are flowerig and give the landscape so much colour.
By the time we reached the lake we were hot and sweaty and contemplated stripping off for a dip in the cool clear water.
We removed our shirts, dunked them in the water and wore them wet; lucky because a family with young children joined us shortly.
the boardwalk makes walking easy and means you are not watching the ground and missing the scenery
ARVE FALLS WALK
It was about 4pm when we took this walk and the wide open spaces provided magic sights. We will let the photos tell this story
And as we leave along the roadside in this greyer light, we notice the silver grey trees with gorgeous white flowers
and along the road out mini waterfalls.
This has been a lovely way to spend an afternoon!!!!