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Uncannily deep mud.

Postby icefest » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 7:28 am

I've been following the Australian antarctic teams blog posts on their website.

In Macquarie island they have mud that'll put Tasmania mainland Tasmania to shame...

Just though I'd share this pic. Look for the second walking pole in the centre of the image.
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EDIT: geography as per whynotwalk's instructions.
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby wayno » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 8:06 am

what they didnt reveal is that walking pole is raised above the head of the man who fell into the mud, trying to signal for help...
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby forest » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 8:21 am

Reminds me of some of the lovely stuff I crossed on the Rees Dart track on day 1.......ah the memories.
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby eggs » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 10:11 am

Icefest, have you been on the Sodden Loddons or the South coast track?
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby norts » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 10:18 am

or the Lake Judd Track.
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby whynotwalk » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 10:33 am

icefest wrote:In Macquarie island they have mud that'll put Tasmania to shame...


Ahem!! Macquarie Island is actually part of Tasmania! Strange to say, but it's in Huon Valley Municipality. :o

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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby icefest » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 2:57 pm

It's not so much the depth. I've seen that depth before (buttongrass plains, I'm looking at you...). I've stepped swum in holes that deep.
It's more how well disguised and small the hole is. In norts pic the area of the hole looks to be larger, at 200x100cm.
Its' how small the hole is and how similar it looks to the rest (The grass to the edges)

whynotwalk, I'll correct my OP now.
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby whynotwalk » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 5:30 pm

Gee icefest - now I feel a tad pedantic :oops: ... but when you're small, you claim everything you can, even if it's mud :)

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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby icefest » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 6:02 pm

If I'm wrong there is no reason not to correct me.
No reason to be pedantic, how else would I learn?

Do you know if the other Antarctic islands count to Tasmania too?
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby whynotwalk » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 11:27 am

I believe Heard and McDonald are territories of the Commonwealth. I'm not sure why "our" Macca got to be part of Tassie, but life's full of such mysteries :)

A final piece of pedantry. Trivia buffs often catch out people by naming Big Ben on Heard Island as Australia's highest mountain (2 745m). Technically that honour really goes to Mawson Peak, one of several peaks on the volcanic massif that comprises Big Ben. :idea:

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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby icefest » Fri 23 May, 2014 12:41 pm

Apologies for necroposting.

I just came across this image and it reminded me of both this thread and the walk up Mt Oakleigh (man eating mud and all).

It's still not as bad as russia:
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 23 May, 2014 1:12 pm

Is that a sport?
Just move it!
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby Nuts » Fri 23 May, 2014 4:17 pm

There was a hole near Lake Ayr confined to the width of the track (30-40cm) yet deep enough so as not to feel bottom with a pack on. There were even some that felt bottomless on the OLT (after WFV and when the track followed Pineforest Moor around). Perhaps the mud meant we'd break into a trot sooner, 5/6hrs was standard practice Arm R to Pelion return. I digress though. Our mud is simply the best, and deepest, the stickiest and the stinkiest!
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby neilmny » Fri 23 May, 2014 4:28 pm

Nuts wrote:..........Our mud is simply the best, and deepest, the stickiest and the stinkiest!


Congratulations :shock: :roll: :lol:
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby mrpotter » Fri 23 May, 2014 4:31 pm

whynotwalk wrote:I'm not sure why "our" Macca got to be part of Tassie, but life's full of such mysteries


See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Island#History

I guess broadband in Tasmania does have some significant black spots...
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby Nuts » Fri 23 May, 2014 4:48 pm

I'll be. So the island now belongs to the world at large! Protected for all time! : )
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Re: Uncannily deep mud.

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 23 May, 2014 5:07 pm

mrpotter wrote:I guess broadband in Tasmania does have some significant black spots...

We have satellites!
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