Accessing a Little Known Gem
In the high country at Mount Field National Park is the delightful but little-known Kangaroo Valley. It just has such a nice feel about it and during the late spring and early summer months reaches the peak with a range of colourful wildflowers.
The Friends of Mount Field have been maintaining the access track from Lake Fenton through to Lake Webster, allowing the enjoyment of a scrub free walk through a variety of habitats. The whole walk is relatively sheltered and takes about 2 ¼ hours one way for the 5.5k.
This latest working bee was on the section from the northern end of Kangaroo Moor where a 600 metre section was given a trim, small plants pulled from the middle and fallen limbs removed off the track. We last worked here back in 2003 and most was still quite clear, but given that bauera is the main encroacher and grows vigorously, this trim means it will be another 5-10 years before a repeat is needed.
We worked uphill from a point 700 metres along it and this left a short section of a bit over 100 metres immediately below the end of the moor that will be scheduled for work sometime in the next 12 months.
Fagus just turning with Lake Fenton
A section of track fairly typical of that on the downhill section
A view of the track near Lake Fenton where it is level for most of the way.