Delightful Country

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Seagers Lookout Country along the way to Seagers Lookout   It was 11 years ago when we last worked on the upper section of the Seagers Lookout track and in that time the bush had grown onto the track somewhat, without impacting walking there greatly.  But it was time to cut it back and with the use of […]

Wildcare Grant Highlighting The Flora

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Wombat Moor flora signs installed. What a delightful day to be on Wombat Moor.  The task was to install signs describing the various plants growing there and we worked in two teams of two, one putting in the poles and the other placing the sign on.   This worked a treat and we got reasonably quick at it […]

Machine Power

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The first job was staining the planking recently installed at the start of the Mount Field East walking track.  Previously we had bought a brown coloured stain but Brendan, the Ranger in Charge, thought a darker colour would give a better blend with the environment.  Chocolate was our selection but when applied it at first seemed a funny grey […]

Almost Complete

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    Nick and Greg cutting timber More photos are online. The worst section of track at the start of the Mount Field East track was done in Autumn 2016  and because of the savings made we could purchase additional timber to extend the boardwalk.  After delivery and allowing time for it to dry, this batch […]

It isn’t always this hard

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With 2 ½ hours at best to get there, part over a wet and muddy moorland followed by a long bush track that seems to go on forever and capped off by a very muddy buttongrass plain, takes quite an effort. But then it all must be repeated in reverse and that puts repairing the hut at Lake […]

Delightful on the roof of Tasmania

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K Col December 2016 Over the Rodway Range to K Col It was delightful on the roof of Tasmania with great views from the Rodway Range. That is we were early on this sunny morning on the way to K Col to complete the timber lining of the F.A. Bobs Peterson Memorial Hut. The upper two strips […]

Better When Hardened

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Saturday 19 November 2016 A very light shower started the day, but not enough to make a raincoat a necessity, and it cleared up quickly with the day gradually getting finer and warmer.   More track clearing was done between Seagers Lookout junction and the top of the climb to the high point before Windy Moor. Also, some […]

Expanded Options

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Strong winds seemed likely but there were various alternatives available instead of the planned work in highland part of the park.  However, the latest predictions indicated it would not be strong until later in the day and on arrival at Mount Field it was relatively calm. We decided to chance it high up and started down the track from Lake […]

Too Much Water

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Planned working bee for Saturday 16 July 2016 View from near the playground to the bridge over the Tyenna photo from Brendan Moodie Suddenly the water rose in the Tyenna River and the site we planned to work went under.   Dam wall at Lake Fenton photo from Brendan Moodie Our new bridge at Lake […]

Clearing Up

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In previous weeks Mount Field National Park had been hit by snow, storms and strong winds and the first evidence of this noticed was the scoring and other damage to the Lake Dobson Road. It had been a long time since Lake Fenton was seen full, but it was overflowing today and there was a […]


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