Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

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Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Thu 13 Feb, 2014 10:54 pm

I recently got back from a walk across the Central Plateau - from Higgs Track to The Walls of Jerusalem, and then to Lake Ball, Lake Adelaide and Lake Meston. Then a side trip up Mt Ragoona. Next to Junction Lake and to the Overland Track via Cathedral Mountain. The last few days were spent in the Du Cane Range before I walked out via Lake St Clair.

Photos are on my website beginning with this Menu Page -

http://www.david-noble.net/Tasmania/Cen ... aMenu.html

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And here are a few -

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Thu 13 Feb, 2014 10:57 pm

More photos -

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Thu 13 Feb, 2014 10:59 pm

Third Set of Photos -

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Thu 13 Feb, 2014 11:00 pm

Last Set -

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby tibboh » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 5:55 am

Wow some great photos there Dave, thanks for sharing them with us. I love a good multiple photo submission :D
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby Lizzy » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 6:36 am

Lovely :)
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby kanangra » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 11:11 am

What a wonderful trip that sounds. I would like to do that some day.

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 12:14 pm

Great shots Dave, I particularly like the one of sunrise on Mt Gould.

That snake looks confused...
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby kanangra » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 12:46 pm

Personally I liked the one of the topless water nymph. :lol:

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 1:13 pm

kanangra wrote:Personally I liked the one of the topless water nymph. :lol:

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Hey! She is not topless!! She is wearing a bikini. I had my camera set up on the tripod and it was taking a photo - a fairly long exposure - and the girl (one of two) walked into the frame. Lucky she stood still for a while.

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby Strider » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 2:58 pm

Is it just me or does Halls Buttress look almost identical to Solomons Throne?
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby stepbystep » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 3:10 pm

Beautiful Dave. Powerful, delicate, evocative...Epic!
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 3:50 pm

Strider wrote:Is it just me or does Halls Buttress look almost identical to Solomons Throne?


Same place - It depends on what map you use. On my Ada 1:25,000 (First edition 1984) it is called "Halls Buttress", and on LIST it is called "Solomons Throne". Bit confusing really!

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby Strider » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 3:52 pm

Interesting. I wonder when the renaming occurred.
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby kanangra » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 4:38 pm

Yeah Dave. Not topless? You expect me to believe that? :lol:

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby norts » Sat 15 Feb, 2014 11:06 am

Great photos David.
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby cams » Mon 17 Feb, 2014 9:51 am

Some stunners there. The shot of the Echidna is awesome. So furry compared to ours in Qld. I love the wide landscape shots too.
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 5:43 pm

I have just finished describing the trip and things I saw on the way - comments and observations, on my blog at -

http://www.david-noble.net/blog/

There are four parts.

Or you see the individual entries -

Higgs Track to the Walls of Jerusalem
http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=4409

The Walls of Jerusalem
http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=4432

Lake Ball to Cathedral Mountain
http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=4469

Mersey Waterfalls and Du Cane Range
http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=4504

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby icefest » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 6:34 pm

I just read them via RSS :D

When you get up early for photos, do you usually have the tent packed away before sunrise?
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 6:42 pm

icefest wrote:I just read them via RSS :D

When you get up early for photos, do you usually have the tent packed away before sunrise?


No - get up - take photos, then back to tent for breakfast, and then pack up.

On weekend trips I use my phone as an alarm to wake up early. On long trips like this one - I use my watch alarm - but put my watch on my billy (with lid on) - and it acts as a resonator to increase the watch alarm noise. It helps to camp in as high a place as you can to get photos.

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby Giddy_up » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 7:12 pm

Dave thanks for the great trip report and those wonderful photo's, sure makes me just a little envious and reaffirms my need to get down there for a look.

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby icefest » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 7:18 pm

Thanks David :D

I really like how the new Etrex models have a nice and loud alarm :)
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby baldhead » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 10:56 am

Dave

Inspirational photo's, report.

What pack weight do you carry?

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby DaveNoble » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 1:40 pm

baldhead wrote:Dave

Inspirational photo's, report.

What pack weight do you carry?

Cheers
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Thanks Carl. Not sure what pack weight - probably about 20 kg when I set out?

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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby wander » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 3:36 pm

Epic pics as usual Dave.

The bar is set too high, I gunna throw my camera away.
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby iandsmith » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 11:14 am

At the risk of agreeing with everyone else; well done and thanks for sharing. The word "jealous" sprang readily to mind!
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Re: Central Plateau Walk - Tasmania

Postby kanangra » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 2:40 pm

Yes agreed on that. That is a trip I would love to do myself. I have been saying that for years. :cry:

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