Sunday, January 29, 2012
Road-Trip Introduction to Tassie, part 3
Australia has so many beautiful trees...
Aidan choreographed and did the headlamp writing in this shot, and Josh is standing over to the right of the tent, though you can't see him very well. This was our lovely camping spot on the shores of the Mackintosh Dam. It was the nearest place to Cradle Mountain we could find to free-camp, and was not really all that close. I think we got up at about 5 the next morning in order to have enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain and do a full day hike!
Echidna encounter on the way to Cradle Mountain
View of Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake
Summit Treat: the Cherry Ripe egg
We met this guy from Japan on our way up the mountain, and he asked if he could walk with us (I guess we looked pretty serious with our gaiters and the rope strapped to the back of Josh's pack). We shared our lunch with him because he hadn't brought any food, and then on the way down, his shoes literally fell apart! Luckily, we had some duct tape in our giant pack!
Taping the soles back on the shoes
Another echidna after the hike!
Digging for grubs