27 March 2010

Western Arthurs Jan 2003


Well, having warmed up with our Frenchmans Cap walk, we next embarked on a wonderful traverse of the Western Arthur Range.

Located south of Lake Pedder, the Western Arthur Range stretches south-east then east before turning south to become the Eastern Arthur Range, with Federation Peak acting as the full stop. Whilst less than thirty kms end-to-end, the Arthur range is one of the most spectacular and memorable parts of Tasmania to walk in.
We did the traverse of the Western Arthurs from west to east (right to left as seen from this photo), ascending at Alpha Moraine and descending at Kappa Moraine, two of many (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, and Kappa) lateral moraines created during the last glacial period which scoured the area to form most of the features seen today.

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

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