23 May 2010

Overland Track Jan 2000 - Day 5

Falls to Pinestone Valley

Fergusson Falls, on the Mersey River

We passed more folk the following day, including two guys who were carrying footballs and fresh food. Each had a pack weighing about forty kilos, and they needed to help each other to hoick their packs on. I imagine that if they both fell onto their backs, they’d be stranded like Galapagos Island tortoises.

D'Alton Falls (right), also on the Mersey, spills into quite a deep canyon.

F f f f f freeeezing!We passed Kia Ora Hut, having yet another bath, this time below Kia Ora Falls (Kia Ora Creek is a tributary of the Mersey), to reinvigorate ourselves before going on and camping at PineStone Valley, a pretty spot below Mt Ossa (Tassie’s highest), and whose other claim to fame is that at night, the sound of the mosquitoes is absolutely deafening.

As seen on Andrew Purdam's Bushwalking Treasure Box blog.

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