August 31, 2021
It almost seems cruel writing these short trip descriptions while so many in Australia have limited freedom. But at the same time, I hope it lets some dream of happier times both in the past and future
The last time I walked on the slopes of Mt Wedge was 1996, 25 years ago, so this latest trip was slightly slower. I intended climbing 400 vertical metres or so to the location of some beautiful myrtle forest, and it was just as good as I remembered from previous visits.
These remarkable trees are known to have been in existence 780,000 years ago, and a mature tree can reach an age of 500 years. This certainly puts the existence of humanity into context. :)
The last image shows a mature Myrtle Beech in Tasmania’s North East that certainly would be approaching the 500 year mark.
Just to top it off, a light rain settled in while I was in amongst those ancient trees, the moisture bringing out the colour of everything in the forest, the trees, the moss and the fern leaves. Beautiful.
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