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Just One Overland With The Lot Please

Postby Explorer_Sam » Tue 29 May, 2018 7:08 pm

Hey all,

I've just done some writing on my recent Overland experience. It's a bit of a run down of my first four days.

An experience that words can't do justice. Here is the first part to one of the best weeks of my life.

Part 2 coming soon!

https://sambochristie.wordpress.com/201 ... se-part-1/
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Re: Just One Overland With The Lot Please

Postby Tortoise » Tue 29 May, 2018 7:39 pm

Hey Sambo,
Funny, I was just thinking about you a couple of days ago, wondering what adventures you'd been up to.
Enjoyed your writing once again. And glad you finally got those views from Barn!

Bummer about Emmett, though. We only went through a very short band of scrub - it's the boulders that turn a lot of people off. In case you haven't checked out it out already, looking at the State Aerial Photo view on LISTmap (under Basemaps at the top right) can be helpful.
https://maps.thelist.tas.gov.au/listmap/app/list/map

The other thing I learnt from a master on the Eldons traverse, was not to be afraid to go a fair way around to find a path of much less resistance.
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Re: Just One Overland With The Lot Please

Postby north-north-west » Tue 29 May, 2018 7:44 pm

I found a very good pad running across the saddle from the Anthill to the boulder field. Easy going.
Maybe we need to get together and give the poor lad a few lessons in off-track Tasmania... ;)
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Re: Just One Overland With The Lot Please

Postby Tortoise » Tue 29 May, 2018 7:47 pm

north-north-west wrote:I found a very good pad running across the saddle from the Anthill to the boulder field. Easy going.
Maybe we need to get together and give the poor lad a few lessons in off-track Tasmania... ;)

:) Sounds fun!
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Re: Just One Overland With The Lot Please

Postby north-north-west » Wed 30 May, 2018 1:57 pm

Tortoise wrote:
north-north-west wrote:I found a very good pad running across the saddle from the Anthill to the boulder field. Easy going.
Maybe we need to get together and give the poor lad a few lessons in off-track Tasmania... ;)

:) Sounds fun!

For us, yes. :twisted:
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Re: Just One Overland With The Lot Please

Postby Explorer_Sam » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 2:58 pm

Tortoise wrote:Hey Sambo,
Funny, I was just thinking about you a couple of days ago, wondering what adventures you'd been up to.
Enjoyed your writing once again. And glad you finally got those views from Barn!

Bummer about Emmett, though. We only went through a very short band of scrub - it's the boulders that turn a lot of people off. In case you haven't checked out it out already, looking at the State Aerial Photo view on LISTmap (under Basemaps at the top right) can be helpful.
https://maps.thelist.tas.gov.au/listmap/app/list/map

The other thing I learnt from a master on the Eldons traverse, was not to be afraid to go a fair way around to find a path of much less resistance.
Cheers


Hi Tortoise,

Thanks heaps! Yes, it was so great to finally get the view. It was a bit easy though in the end, I thought I'd have to climb it 6 or 7 times :wink:

I look forward to writing a little report on Emmett (once these assignments are out of the way). I definitely think I went the wrong way because I got caught in some Scoparia that definitely isn't visible on either the LISTmap image or on the photos I took from the top of the first little hill. I have to get back there... and I'll give myself a full day. I'm confident.

Good advice!

Thanks,
Sam.
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Re: Just One Overland With The Lot Please

Postby Explorer_Sam » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 2:58 pm

Tortoise wrote:
north-north-west wrote:I found a very good pad running across the saddle from the Anthill to the boulder field. Easy going.
Maybe we need to get together and give the poor lad a few lessons in off-track Tasmania... ;)

:) Sounds fun!
north-north-west wrote:
Tortoise wrote:
north-north-west wrote:I found a very good pad running across the saddle from the Anthill to the boulder field. Easy going.
Maybe we need to get together and give the poor lad a few lessons in off-track Tasmania... ;)

:) Sounds fun!

For us, yes. :twisted:
north-north-west wrote:I found a very good pad running across the saddle from the Anthill to the boulder field. Easy going.
Maybe we need to get together and give the poor lad a few lessons in off-track Tasmania... ;)


Hahaha, I wouldn't say no!
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