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March 16, 2004

The Overland Track and Others

I've been enjoying the creature comforts of staying in Melbourne with Kylie. It's very different that being a stinkball in Tassie with no soap and no showers for six days.

Before I head back to Asia though, I wanted to post some photos from my trek and a few other things.

This first photo is of the Pyramid Rock area even though you can't see Pyramid Rock. Dez, Kellie's man took me for a drive along the coast and I got to enjoy the scenery.

This little creature is a wombat. I've been dying to see one the whole time I've been in OZ and I ha to resort to the zoo with Kylie to see one. This one's name was Whopper and he weighed in at 31 kilos.

Ok, the rest of these pics are from my walk. TO start off, I have Lake St Clair. This was the very beginning of the walk and we took a ferry across it to save a day's hike.

I saw this tree as we got off the boat.

We visited several waterfalls along the way and this one is D'Alton Falls.

All along the way we went through moss covered forest.

I bumped into this pademelon at one of the huts that were along the way on the walk. We only used them twice though, once because it was so damned cold and the other because well, it was a cool hut with heat.

Pelion East would have been more appropriately named Nipple Mountain, but that doesn't go over well with the hoards of old people who seem to be roaming around the ends of the track.

This is me right below the summit of Pelion East. I only got to about 30 feet below the summit because the gravel-rock thing made me really nervous.

This is a random view of part of the mountain range.

My favorite photo from this walk is of Mt. Oakleigh. Can you see why?

Yet another view. See that tiny nipple bit on the left? That's Pelion East. You can see how far we went in three days...

One of the guides decided along the way that we should be some coal from along the walk to the final hut so we could have more heat. So not only was I carrying my pack, but rocks as well, as shown here.

This is me at the very end of the journey. I'm standing in front of Dove Lake. Dove Lake is below Cradle Mountain, which we were not able to see clearly because of rain and fog. I bought a postcard so I'd know what I walked past..... Do I look tired???

Hope you enjoyed!!

Posted by Claudia on March 16, 2004 04:39 PM
Category: Australia

I defo enjoyed - I'm glad you had such a good time up there. And that you pushed yourself the way you did. Maybe we'll even try kayaking again :-)

Posted by: Ant on March 17, 2004 08:08 AM

You go girl!! Big pack and mean looking terrain. The pictures of the local creatures are fun. That pademelon definetly looks cute enough to take home

Posted by: Dione on March 17, 2004 08:35 AM

Sorry I know this is old, but I'm catching up...

Oh my God, Greg would cower like a little girl in that bug farm you visited. Those leaf bugs kick ass. I love the tea estate too. Mixing gross with beauty in one day.

Posted by: Dione on March 17, 2004 02:17 PM

Real nice pics PC. Especiall the sunrise/sunset ones. And the hike sounds absolutely amazing.

Not been round these parts for a while and it looks like you have been having a lot of fun!

Posted by: holythunder on March 19, 2004 09:43 AM

Hi Claudia.

I have been checking out your blog from time to time. It looks like you are having the adventure of a lifetime. Keep having fun and posting pictures (they all are awesome)!

Hi Steph and Dione,
I hope all is well with you.

Posted by: Tracie on March 20, 2004 06:22 AM

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