The Overland Diaries pt. II

The Tasmanian highlands can be an unpredictable place, especially when it comes to the weather… On my most recent trip we had two days of heavy snow, followed by three days of perfect, cloudless sunshine, with 20deg temperatures for our ascents of Mt Ossa and Mt Oakleigh (first group to do both this season), and then heavy rain and wind for our walkout on Day 6…

At least it’s always interesting!

All shot with the GH2 and Nokton 17.5mm.

Low cloud over the Waterfall Valley cliffs

Fresh snow near the Barn Bluff Hut

Lonely snow gums in Waterfall Valley

Tarns on the Windermere Plains

Overnight fog at Pine Forest Moor

Lake Ayr with the Cathedral Plateau in the distance – from the Mt Oakleigh summit

Mt Pelion West with Mt Murchison and the West Coast Range in the distance – from the Oakleigh summit

Pinestone Valley with the southern buttress of Mt Ossa and the Du Cane Range behind

Moon-rise over Mt Cathedral

Fern detail

Sunlight through Myrtle Beech – Upper Mersey Valley

Myrtle Beech detail


Gum-topped Stringy Bark (Alpine Ash)

White Gums
















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