ILUVSWTAS wrote:There is something like 1800 kilometers of road that needs to be assessed and deemed safe before they can open. Agreed it is frustrating but there is plenty of places open for walkers and my opinion is to respect those working to re open the affected areas by staying away.
A nice little reward for patience with this update coming through yesterday arvo... (from Parks Facebook)
In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.
For any visitors who are driving through or venturing into fire-affected areas that are now open, we’d like to remind you to take extra care. Post fire dangers include potential hazards from damaged trees and infrastructure, plus less obvious hazards including unstable burnt ground.
PWS remind visitors not to enter any closed fire-affected areas. They remain closed for good reasons, primarily for public safety.
The Hartz Mountain National Park, and the Huon and Edgar campgrounds on Scotts Peak Road are now open. The Western Arthur Range is open between Moraine A and K, returning to Scotts Peak only (beyond Moraine K - Arthur Plains - has been heavily impacted). Lake Skinner, Mt Wedge, Port Davey Track, Frankland Range and Growling Swallet are now open.
For the full list of current track closures please see: www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7785
Please continue to take great care with campfires and abide by all local PWS signage.