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Western Arthurs. By Siena, Josh and Haakon

February 04, 2021 3 Comments

Western Arthurs. By Siena, Josh and Haakon

In the midst of a pandemic and resultant border closures, all interstate adventures teeter on the verge of cancellation. Hence, it was with a sense of bewilderment that 3 of us locked the car and set foot on the Western Arthur traverse last week.

After being regaled with numerous anecdotes of people being snowed in on the range for days, we had a constant sense that a brutal weather system might be just around the corner.

Luckily, the weather smiled upon us with only a couple of days of hefty wind and rain. The rest of the time, we found ourselves wandering through the dense scrub in misty, overcast or beautifully sunny conditions.

The week of walking (and scrambling) took us up and down numerous peaks and weaving through the lake-ridden landscape. The day of walking from Lake Oberon to High Moor was particularly spectacular, with the near-perfect conditions providing great views of the surrounding vista. All in all, a great trip.

Thanks to Mont for keeping us dry, warm, and sheltered from the wind!

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3 Responses

Ian Spencer
Ian Spencer

February 09, 2021

Great photos of what has to be one of the best (if not the best) walks in Australia. Thanks for sharing.

Phil Bubb
Phil Bubb

February 08, 2021

At 79, I won’t get there (but have done Federation Traverse from Farmhouse Creek to Scotts Peak dam), so thanks for the spectacular photos.

Sam Lee
Sam Lee

February 08, 2021

Looks like a gorgeous adventure, thanks for sharing those pictures

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