Five Day Trip to Junction Creek - January 1980
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Party - Col Gibson, Rod Costigan, Dave Noble
This was supposed to be a tend day trip to the Arthurs - but we
had a lot of rain and ended up spending 5 days sitting out nad weather
at Junction Creek - and then realised that it was not going to fine up
- so we headed back to Scotts Peak dam and hitched to Hobart.
Above - At Scotts Peak Dam - Rainbows are suppose to be signs of the
end of bad weather, hmmm.....
Above - We spent the night in an old construction shed. We had met up
with four other walkers from MUMC - friends of Rod's. They too were
heading for the Arthurs.
Above - The Oxo men - led by Jon Miller (on the right)
Above - In bad weather we walked down to Junction Creek. A lot of
people stayed in the (then) 3 sided shelter. Col and myself camped
around the back.
Above - Lighting a fire
Above - Col filling in some time
Above - Rod. The others had all set up tents outside by now
Above - "Inspecting the wicket" - the weather was coming over in
squalls - so we did get a few fine patches - lasting perhaps for 30
minutes. But there was a steady westerly air stream as a constant
stream of fronts went over.
While we were sitting out the weather - some parties were retreating
off the Western Arthurs with broken tent poles and wands.
Above - Filling in time
Above - On about day 4 - the Oxo men crack -and decide that the
weather was on the mend - so they set off up Moraine A. We decide to
follow - but only with day packs.
Above - Col on Moraine A
Above - Vegetation at the top of Moraine A
Above - Climbing Mt Hesperus
Above - Lake Fortuna
Above - Rod and Col on the summit of Hesperus
Above - Looking along the Western Arthurs
Above - Dave on the summit - from a photo taken by one of the others
Above - Dave back at the Junction Creek shelter
Above - Hmm.... looks like more bad weather
Above - Hmmm.... Doesn't look too good.
The next day we head back to Scotts Peak Dam and hitch to Hobart.
Above - A last view of the Arthurs from Scotts Peak Dam
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