Bob's plan was to tackle the Devil's Throne track, but the weather was against us, with low clouds, winds, drizzle and it was cold! We decided to drop down a little, out of the clouds hopefully, and do the Organpipes Track instead. The group today was Bob, Kat, Philip, Angie, Min, Lyn and Di.
The first task was organising the car shuffle, so that we only had to the do the track in one direction. Several discussions later :) it was done, and we were all at the Chalet, getting ready to go.
The track has been upgraded by the City of Hobart, with excellent stonework and drainage. The walking was easy and dry.
The plants and trees are so pretty. All the mountain berries seemed to be on display. Birds heard or spotted included: Grey Fantail, Cockatoo, Eastern Spinebill.
|E. coccifera in the rain|
We caught some views in between the drifting clouds.
The organpipes looked awesome, as usual.
The lower we got, the better the weather seemed, but water was pouring off the mountain.
We reached The Springs, and settled at a picnic table to have our sandwiches. Then we discovered that the Lost Freight cafe not only provides coffee in proper ceramic cups, but also does table service. Wow. Highly recommended!