Friends of Mt Field

Friends of Mount Field

The regular January working bee was impacted by poor weather and the planned activities postponed, however some smaller tasks that had been waiting for a few months were able to be done.

There was light snow on the mountain tops as we headed to Lake Seal to add the missing boardwalk treads. A new frame was also built for a wet patch and further treads will be taken in to complete it later. Drains were cleared and some tree limbs sawn through and moved off the track and a decent size tree across the track was patiently sawn through by Greg with a carpenters saw.

After lunch we went to shave the Lake Nicholls hut door as it had become hard to open due to touching the floor. Whilst walking there, the work to place rocks in the wet area of the track near Beatties Tarn outflow was assessed. Large volumes of water were flowing and although the two drains were working well another diversion may be possible. Some rocks for the track task were available, and quite a number will be needed. This is the scheduled task for February.

During the day we encountered several showers, including snow at times, and gusty winds.


Greg building boardwalk bridge over bog.on track to Lake Seal