Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

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Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby DanShell » Mon 23 May, 2016 2:15 pm

'Stoffy' and myself went for a little walk on the weekend. Im not sure if this is the right way to show a trip report on here but here it is anyway!

http://www.dannygelston.com/2016/05/little-hugel-and-mount-rufus-weekend.html

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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby eggs » Mon 23 May, 2016 4:10 pm

Good report and very nice photos.

[Note the one labelled "Over Looking the Overland Track" is looking south out of the park towards the King William Range.]
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 23 May, 2016 4:25 pm

Great photo. One advantage of not leading, more photos.
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby DanShell » Mon 23 May, 2016 4:40 pm

eggs wrote:Good report and very nice photos.

[Note the one labelled "Over Looking the Overland Track" is looking south out of the park towards the King William Range.]


Thanks for that Eggs. When Im on a mountain looking out over the other mountains, unless they are really obvious to me I am always at a loss as to what I am looking at.....and I grew up here :lol:
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby north-north-west » Mon 23 May, 2016 6:48 pm

You got some very nice shots there.
Rufus is a wonderful place, but it's more fun to do a bigger loop - carry the packs up Little Hugel, across to Hugel, short sidetrip to the top, then down and back up over Rufus and return via the main Rufus track. No backtracking except the few metres from the start/end of the Rufus track to the carpark.
Although with snow and ice when you don't know the place it's not necessarily the best idea . . .
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby DanShell » Mon 23 May, 2016 7:14 pm

north-north-west wrote:You got some very nice shots there.
Rufus is a wonderful place, but it's more fun to do a bigger loop - carry the packs up Little Hugel, across to Hugel, short sidetrip to the top, then down and back up over Rufus and return via the main Rufus track. No backtracking except the few metres from the start/end of the Rufus track to the carpark.
Although with snow and ice when you don't know the place it's not necessarily the best idea . . .


We loved it. Now that I've been there it looks like a place I want to spend more time in. I just bought some cheap ice cleats, Im not keen on walking on hard ice again without them.
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby Hermione » Tue 24 May, 2016 3:06 pm

Nice photos and trip report DanShell. We're relocating to Tassie in a few weeks, so the idea that I'll soon be able to spend my own days off like this is pretty exciting.
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby Thornbill » Tue 24 May, 2016 4:47 pm

Nice one Dan. Some lovely pics there. I really love it around that area, great place for a quick get away.
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby Lizzy » Tue 24 May, 2016 6:54 pm

Once again great photos & report. Thanks for sharing. Looks chilly! I also grabbed some cheap micro spikes- last time I was in Tassie I slipped on icy board walk up near kitchen hut & ended up dislocating my shoulder :( I think they will be a good thing to add to the gear shed!
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby DanShell » Tue 24 May, 2016 7:37 pm

Thanks for the comments :)

Lizzy, ouch! Sounds like a trip ending injury? :( I understand the need for boardwalk (or more the need to put something down to allow the masses to enjoy a walk) but it really does need the wire stapled to it otherwise it is silly slippery, especially when its frosty. I have a feeling your story is not the only one about an injury on wet or icey board walk.
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby Strider » Tue 24 May, 2016 10:09 pm

Fanstastic area alright. that view across Shadow Lake from the campsites is one of my all time favourites.

Even with wire on it boardwalk, and especially double plank, can be very slippery once the ice builds up. I once slipped badly near Lake Salome in WoJ ending up head first in a big patch of scoparia. The only exposed skin was my hands and it it took weeks for all the tiny splinters to come out of my palms :shock:

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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby stoffy » Wed 25 May, 2016 6:25 pm

Nice photos, Dan. :D
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Re: Little Hugel and Mount Rufus

Postby DanShell » Wed 25 May, 2016 6:51 pm

stoffy wrote:Nice photos, Dan. :D


LOL you are a clown :lol:
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