Mount Rufus Circuit – August ’20

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Another gem from the Tassie Wilderness World Heritage Area, Mt Rufus and its surrounds. Part of an ancient landscape of glacial carved peaks, plateaus and hidden elevated tarns. Wild weather straight of the roaring forties smashes into the elevated portion of lutruwita/Tasmania and often dumps snow in wild weather. Spectacular vegetation, alpine eucalyptus communities, and myrtle beech gullies compose the special patchwork of this area of the park.

This is a true hiking mecca, with seemingly endless routes to hike and immerse yourself out bush – from maintained trails, to rough offtrack/above snow line traverses.

Here, we hiked up, down and around Mt Rufus – this time in the depths of snowy August, 2020.

The Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park – where these photos were taken – is the traditional lands of the Lairmairrener nation. I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters on which I was able to traverse, learn, and appreciate – and pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and future.

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