Tasmania - Central Plateau Walk - 14 - 26 April 2008
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Day 7 - Chinamans Plains - Ling Roth Lakes - Mountains of Jupiter
Above - At some small tarns - we spotted this interesting member of the
richea genus. Too small to be pandani and too large to be scoparia.
Later on, after consulting a book on Tasmanian trees - we realised that
it was probably a hybrid of the two
Above - John inspecting the "hybrid"
Above - This one is pandani - richea pandanifolia
From this point on - the white bits of the map ended - and we
had to walk through light green and then dark green zones - it was
scrubbier and a lot slower for a while.
Above - Chuin Nee in a slow bit of fagus - this section between two of
the Ling Roth Lakes was the only really slow bit - and thankfully it
was very short
Above - Chuin Nee (left) and John (right) and my shadow - on the way up onto the Mountains of Jupiter
The tops of the Mountains of Jupiter are fairly open. On most previous
trips - I had headed north and dropped down near Lake Artemis to the
Traveller Range. But on one trip I had headed south and dropped down at
the south end of Lake Payanna - and that is a nice scenic way to go. So
that was the way we went on this trip.
Above - Looking back to the now distant Walls
We passed an area of beautiful small lakes - near a high point of the
range - it was too good a spot not to stop - we quickly located a nice
sheltered campsite and spent the late afternoon taking photos
Above - Looking at the peaks of the Du Cane Range and Mt Ossa on the extreme right
Above - our campsite
Above - Falling Mountain
Above - Chuin Nee - and the distant Mt Ida
Above - Mt Massif, Falling Mountain, Mt Ossa and Pelion West
Above - the Acropolis and the Geryon
Above - John and Chuin Nee - with a full moon above the campsite
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