Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Shadow Lake circuit walk
The weather forecast for Saturday was looking good. Grey and cool, but no rain until evening. It proved accurate, and our 13km walk to Shadow Lake took a little under five hours return in good hiking conditions. It really is a great short walk, as you pass through such a variety of landscapes and vegetation, from rainforest to highland eucalypts, sub-alpine scrub and buttongrass and a vast collection of fungi. We were first to walk the trail on the way up in the morning. We knew this thanks to the spider webs we walked through and all the animal prints in the mud on the trail. There was a bit of water on the trail and it was slippery on the way down, but worth it to get up close and personal with this incredible piece of Tasmania.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.