Today we got up, enjoyed our last hot showers for the next few days, and set out. While Jono went to pick up our rental car, Jeppe and I got half an hour of wandering around Salamanco Market.Tasmania seems to be pretty damn good at woodcraft and quality food.Read More..
As we finished the Overland Track a day early compared to our plans, this means we got to spend a day in Hobart before heading on to Launceston to pick up our stuff, and then to Maria Island for more hiking and camping.Read More..
Fueled by burgers, beer and chocolate we started working out how to get to Hobart. Jono and Borasz had secured seats in Nancy's car, as she was heading to Hobart anyways. That left me and Jeppe looking for options.Read More..
The hike of today was one long 9 km descent, which takes about 4 hours to walk. There is actually the option to do another day's hike, along lake St. Clair. But we skipped that, and took the ferry instead.Read More..
Today was waterfalls and tired legs day. The main track undulates, which is an annoying word for "goes up and down all willy-nilly", and is good for about 3.5 hours of walking spread across 9.6 km. We did a small bolt-on to D’Alton and Fergusson Falls which added about 1 km.Read More..
Today was mountain day. During a 3 hour walk covering 8.3 km, the overland track goes about 400 meters up to Pelion Gap, and 400 meters down again until you reach the next hut. The bolt-on takes you up Mount Ossa, the highest peak in Tasmania at 1617 meters. It adds another 3-4 hours to the walk, and another 400 meters up and down.Read More..
The patch held! It looks kind of sketchy, but it holds up under pressure. The company supplies patches that are large enough to deal with a 4cm tear, so when you use the whole thing to fix a little pinhole like the one I had, it ought to be fine.Read More..
I woke up this morning pretty sore from the hike yesterday, and very sore from sleeping directly on the wooden boards in the hut. Apparently, my lovely air mattress has acquired an extra feature - a hole that allows the air the exit the mattress during the night. Not cool. Read More..