Sign Up for Beatties
It was a good day to have a lunch time BBQ because of the prediction of above 30°in the valleys meant we would be out of the sun well before it peaked.
The first task of the day was to install a sign to mark the Beatties Tarn track, and although a few rocks were encountered at the track junction, sufficient soil was present to allow the task to be successfully completed. A most pleasant break on the shore of Beatties Tarn was made even more so by the absence of pests, such as mosquitoes, march flies and other irritating gnats, even though conditions for them were favourable.
At the old Belcher hut at Lake Fenton mould was cleaned off walls and ceiling of the first room in hut and the window frames painted, which deteriorate quite quickly, and another coat of paint applied the porch. Our other activity was to take measurements from the early wet section of the track that leads to Mount Field East. A grant from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife has been receive to enable boardwalk to be built at the site, as well as place a bridge over the Lady Barron Creek at the start of the walking track.
With that we headed down to the picnic huts at the park entrance for a BBQ lunch and meeting with Trevor from PWS to plan for the activities for our two new grants.