The Overland Diaries pt.XXII – of snow and rain

It’s been a strange start to the season, especially considering the almost arid seasons we’ve had recently. Winter pushed almost all the way up to christmas, and spring seems to be making it’s way steadily through what should be mid-summer. We had more snow through October than all of our ‘winter’ trips combined, and mid-January has seen the waterfalls at full-flow.

Strange times…

Barn Bluff Hut after overnight snow

Snow sentinels

Snow Peppermint with cloud swirl

Cradle Cirque frozen mid-afternoon

Drifts on the Windermere Plains

Kitchen Hut

The snow begins…

Frozen Scoparia

Snow on the coral ferns

Fresh tracks

Ice on the Myrtle Beech

Pencil Pine by Lake Windermere

Tableau

Guests/adventurers…

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The Overland Diaries pt.XX – fungi season

Late season is fungi season on the Overland Track, and it’s fair to say it’s one of my favourite times to be up in the mountains.

If you look carefully you’ll find fungi in the park at pretty much any time of the year, as long as there is moisture, shade and some old organic material, but it’s late summer and early autumn, in the deep, cool rainforests of the Upper Mersey and Upper Forth valleys where they really put on a show.

All shot with the surprisingly versitile Ricoh GR. I have no idea what any of them are called (except the first; a Strawberry Bracket) so if there’s any mushroom experts out there let me know in the comments!

DARK MOFO, Hobart Town

Last year 128,000 people turned up to the 10 days of MONA’s inaugural DARK MOFO winter festival.

Think on that for a moment.

128,000 people | Tasmania | Winter…

It’s awesome in all the ways that summer festivals are predictable and it’s on as we speak, so grab your beanie and Grandma’s old jumper and get down to Hobart Town.