September 2015 - Mt Misery

Caroline organised this walk to Mt Misery,  a 6km walk past Ranelagh near the Huon Bush retreats - an ascent of about 280 m on a good track  - about 3.5 hours in duration.

The walkers today were George, Lyn, Kat, Philip, James, Wayne, Gerwyn, Bob, Caroline and Warren.

The walk starts at the left of the picnic shelter at Huon Bush Retreats.  It leads through wet forest and rainforest, with large stands of personfern, to a sandstone plateau, clothed in heath, that allows views to the southwest wilderness.  Crossing the plateau and a saddle you will reach a rocky outcrop with a miserable face!  Retrace your steps for much of the way, enjoying the different view you see facing downhill, and finish with a visit to a live tree gutted by fire, and a small waterfall.

Thanks to Kat and Warren for the photos.

The grade is Medium, and the total walk is 6.3km, talking about 3 hours and 30 minutes.  Further information can be obtained at