Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A man's gotta eat. A man's gotta drink. A man's gotta climb mountains. And a man's gotta laugh.


Tessellated patterns on rocks seen on the way to Bonnum Pic in Nattai National Park, NSW, Australia.
Previous funnies posted here have been migrated to  http://onemanadreaming.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Hazards (Amos, Dove, Baudin, Parsons), Freycinet Nat Pk, Tas, Australia


2019 February:  Hazards Traverse ... day trip
                           ie climb Mt Amos, Mt Dove, Mt Baudin, M Parsons   in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

The Hazards is a mountain range consisting of 5 rocky mountains: Mayson, Amos, Dove, Baudin and Parsons.
(In this trip, I won't be climbing Mt Mayson.)


Why climb The Hazards?

Because it is challenging ... like here, weaving a way up the maze of cliffs covering the slopes of Mt Dove ... (To enlarge the image, click on it.)
... and similarly for the other rocky peaks in The Hazards !


For reward, you get to take in unparalleled views over Freycinet National Park, like this world renowned Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Beach.


Prolog

"You are wise to have done it.  But a fool to even think about doing it alone." ... plagiarizing a Japanese proverb  :-)

That's how I feel after climbing through The Hazards.

The mountains are mostly covered with a mosaic of granite cliffs. Climbing up and down their slopes is like finding a way through a maze of corridors/gaps/slots between the granites; and fraught with difficulties.

Often you go into a gap, only to find it becomes too steep, or blocked by a cliff, or comes to a vertical drop. And so you have to backtrack out of the gap. After doing this time after time, you get tired and you wonder how you are ever going to finish the trip before day light runs out. And so, it is not a good idea to traverse The Hazards alone ... No one to huddle up with to keep warm if you are be-nighted  :-)

Fortunately, I carry a climbing tape with me. It allows me to climb down short vertical drops. Otherwise I would have to spend energy and time to find other ways down the slopes. But climbing up is a different matter. A tape is no help  :-(

Google Earth says the distance travelled is merely 13.5 km.  Yet it took me 12.5 hours ... which gives you an indication of the difficulty of the terrain.


Map

Contour map:
- Small green dot at The Fisheries: Carpark ... also start & end of the trip
- Red arrow: Sleepy Bay beach
- 4 black arrows from left to right: Summits of  1: Mt Amos,  2: Mt Dove,  3: Mt Baudin,  4: Mt Parsons
- 7 blue arrows from left to right:
       1  Wineglass Bay Lookout
       2  Lookout 1  (at Mt Amos)
       3  Lookout 2  (at Mt Amos)
       4  Lookout 3  (at Mt Amos)
       5  Lookout 4  (at Mt Amos)
       6  Lookout 5  (at Mt Dove)
       7  Sleepy Bay lookout, photo #81


Carpark

Carpark is towards the end of Freycinet Drive.
In the map, it is at a place called The Fisheries.
It is also the start of Wineglass Bay / Mt Amos walking tracks.

By the way, if you want a parking space, make sure you reach the carpark early, by 7am.


GPS tracklog file & route

From the web, I couldn't find any GPS tracklog file of The Hazards Traverse. And so, my route is made up on the go. It wouldn't be the best way the do the traverse.

For what it is worth, the GPX file of my route can be downloaded from:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D0b63jmQDARsAVLPJn_9MYqLduYTWfjM


Below is the same tracklog, in red, counter-clockwise direction, drawn on the contour map.
- Green & black dots at The Fisheries: Carpark ... also start & end of the trip
- Arrows: Same as the arrows in the previous map


Satellite view of my route in brown, counter-clockwise direction


In summary, The Hazards Traverse is:
-  Park car at a carpark towards the end of Freycinet Drive.
-  Walk on marked trail to Mt Amos summit. While near the top, detour to lookout 1, a bunch of boulders.
-  Then to lookouts 2, 3 and 4 near Mt Amos summit.
-  To Mt Dove summit.
-  To Mt Baudin summit.
-  To Mt Parsons summit.
-  Follow cairns down to Sleepy Bay.
-  Walk on foot track to Cape Tourville Road.
-  Walk along Cape Tourville Road, then Freycinet Drive back to carpark.


Timeline & Distance

07:22   0.0  km  Start walking from carpark
08:39   2.1  km  Leave main track. Detour to a bunch of boulders labelled as lookout 1 for the purpose of this report.
08.42   2.15 km  At top of the bunch of boulders, ie lookout 1

08:44   2.2  km  Start to climb down lookout 1
08:47   2.25km  Back at he same spot as at 08:39
08:50   2.35km  At Mt Amos summit

Morning Tea

09:00   2.5  km  Leave Mt Amos summit, heading for Mt Dove. But first, visit a few other places ...
09:02   2.55km  At a rock south-ish of Mt Amos summit

I try to climb the rock.
It is climbable. But maybe tricky in climbing down. As I'm alone by myself, so I didn't risk it.

09:06   2.55km  Resume walking, heading to lookout 2 at the top of a nearby mound ... part of Mt Amos
09:13   2.7  km  At lookout 2
09:18   2.8  km  At lookout 3 which is on top of another nearby mound ... part of Mt Amos
09:21   2.85km  At lookout 4 ... part of Mt Amos
09:58   3.35km  At saddle between Mt Amos & Mt Dove
10:30   3.7  km  At bottom of a steep slot half way up the slope of Mt Dove

Climb up the steep slot, hoping to reach its top.
There is a hole at the top of the slot. But it is too small for a person to squeeze through  :-(
So I back down the slot

10:39   3.8  km  Resume walking
12:31   4.45km  At Mt Dove summit
12:34   4.5  km  At lookout 5, top of a bunch of boulders west of the summit

12:35   4.5  km  Leave lookout 5, heading for a shady area in the nearby rocks for lunch
12:37   4.55km  Stop for lunch

Lunch

12:48   4.6  km  Resume walking ... start to climb down Mt Dove
13:04   5.0  km  Found a pink ribbon tied to a shrub. So I climb down the cliffs of Mt Dove that way.
                          (Prior to finding the pink ribbon, I was trying to find ways down the cliffs.)
13:28   5.25km  At saddle between Mt Dove & Mt Baudin
14:42   6.1  km  Start to climb up a narrow slot towards the top of Mt Baudin
14:56   6.35km  At Mt Baudin summit

14:57   6.35km  Leave summit
15:09   6.5  km  Back at the start of narrow slot where I climbed up ... same spot as at 14:42
15:25   6.75km  At where I use a climbing tape to climb down a crack to a lower level

15:48   6.85km  Resume walking
16:19   7.15km  At saddle between Mt Baudin & Mt Parsons
17:10   7.9  km  Stop for afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

17:22   7.95km  Resume walking
17:27   8.0  km  At Mt Parsons summit

17:29   8.0  km  Leave summit
18:47   9.7  km  At Sleepy Bay beach
18:57  10.15km  At Sleepy Bay carpark by the side of Cape Tourville Road
19:11  11.2  km  Stop for a rest

Rest

19:15  11.2  km  Resume walking
19:21  11.7  km  At junction of Cape Tourville Road & Freycinet Drive
19:48  13.45km  Back at carpark

==============================================

Total:  12 hrs 26 mins
           13.45 km  Distance is from Google Earth


Phase 1: Mt Amos

The Hazards Traverse can be divided into 2 phases:
- Phase 1:  Climb Mt Amos.
- Phase 2:  From Amos to Mt Dove, Mt Baudin, Mt Parsons

The reason why climbing Mt Amos is considered as a separate phase is because:
    - There is a well defined foot track to its summit.  Whereas there is no track to the other mountains.
    - One can climb just Mt Amos. Then return by the same path. And indeed, that's what everyone do. Hardly anyone goes on to climb the other mountains.

For more details / pictures of phase 1 of this trip, please see on my blog posted in:
http://mntviews.blogspot.com/2019/02/mt-amos-freycinet-nat-pk-tas-australia.html

A few sample pictures from the above link are presented below. (Some pictures are sourced from my trip 2 years earlier in 2017 January.)


Phase 1.1 - Climbing Mt Amos

1)  Climbing up the slope of Mt Amos ~~~
- Upper pic: 2017-Jan ... Interesting cloud patterns ... Is there a name to this type of cloud ?
- Lower pic: This trip, 2019-Feb ... Fascinating water marks on the rocks.


Phase 1.2 - Detour to lookout 1, a bunch of boulders

Before going to the summit of Mt Amos ...

2)  ... Detouring to a bunch of boulders which I label as lookout 1 for the purpose of this trip report ~~~
The boulders are at the centre of both pics below.
- Upper pic:
       • Red arrow: Mt Stacey
- Lower pic: Closer to the bunch of boulders
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.


3)  From the top of the bunch of boulders is this view towards Mt Amos.
- Red arrow: Mt Amos summit
- Yellow arrow: Trail to Mt Amos summit
                        The final climb to the summit is from the behind the highest point in the black box.


Phase 1.3 - At Mt Amos summit - 454 meters

Now at the summit of Mt Amos, 454 meters
Photos #4 to #8 form a 360-degree panorama.

4)  Facing Mt Dove ~~~
- 2 red arrows from left to right:
       1  Mt Dove summit trig ... east-ish
       2  Lookout 2


5)  (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
- 3 red arrows from left to right:
       1  It is possible to climb to the top of this rock, not easy, but doable. No, I won't be climbing it ... Refer to photo #10.
       2  Mt Graham
       3  Mt Freycinet ... towards south
- Wineglass Bay & Wineglass Beach are near the middle of the pic.
- To the right of Wineglass Beach is Hazards Lagoon.
- To the right of Hazards Lagoon is Promise Bay.
- Photos #9 #10 #11 zoom into the centre of this pic.
I roamed all over Mt Graham, Mt Freycinet and Wineglass Beach in 2017-Jan. Photos and trip report are in my blog:
http://mntviews.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/mt-freycinet-mt-graham-wineglass-beach.html


6)  (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
- Facing Mt Mayson, the mountain in the background ... west-ish
- The letters on the rock seem to be MUP. Are these letters natural? If not, what does MUP stand for?
- Upper pic: 2017-Jan-28 Saturday 8:40am ... No one here at the summit on a weekend except the young woman in the lower pic.
- Middle pic: This trip, 2019-Feb-18 Monday 8:57am ... Probably around 25 people at the summit on a Monday.
- Lower pic: 2017-Jan ... This beautiful young woman took photo #9's lower pic ... saves me from doing a selfie  :-)


7)  (Continuation to the right of photo #6)
- Yellow oval: One can climb up this platform ... Refer to photo #51 in this link:
http://mntviews.blogspot.com/2019/02/mt-amos-freycinet-nat-pk-tas-australia.html


8)  (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
- 2 red arrows from left to right:
       1  I climbed to the top of these boulders not long ago ... Refer to:
              • Photo #2 in this report
              • Or better still, photos #38 and #39 in:
                http://mntviews.blogspot.com/2019/02/mt-amos-freycinet-nat-pk-tas-australia.html
        2  Mt Stacey ... towards north
- Continuation to the right of this pic is photo #4, completing a 360-degree panorama.


9)  Zooming into the main features of photo #5 ~~~
- Upper pic:
       • 4 red arrows from left to right:
             1  It is possible to climb to the top of this rock, not easy, but doable. (No. I won't be climbing it.)
             2  Mt Graham
             3  Mt Freycinet ... towards south
             4  Hazards Lagoon
       • Wineglass Bay & Wineglass Beach are at the centre of the pic.
       • To the right of Hazards Lagoon is Hazards Beach & Promise Bay.
       • Continuation to the left of this pic is photo #10.
- Lower pic:
       • 2017-Jan: Me ... photo taken by the young lady in photo #6's lower pic


Phase 1.4 - Rock near summit of Mt Amos

10)  Going to the rock at the centre of the below pics ~~~~
- It is the same rock pointed by the red arrows in photos #5 and #9.
- It is possible to climb to the top of this rock; but would be a bit tricky in climbing down. As I'm alone by myself, so I didn't risk it  :-)   And besides, who is going to take a photo of me if I do climb to the top ?
- Upper pic: 2017-Jan
- Middle & lower pics: This trip, 2019-Feb
- Lower pic:
       • 2 red arrow from left to right: Mt Graham, Mt Freycinet


Phase 2: Rest of Hazards Traverse ... Climb Mt Dove / Baudin / Parsons

2017-Jan: After summitting Mt Amos, I returned to the carpark.
Please refer to my blog: http://mntviews.blogspot.com/2019/02/mt-amos-freycinet-nat-pk-tas-australia.html

2019-Feb (this trip): I go on to climb Mt Dove, Mt Baudin, Mt Parsons ...


At the rock of previous pic

Photo #11 and the 3 pics in photo #12 form a 360-degree panorama.

11)  Scenery from the rock of previous pic ~~~
- 3 red arrow from left to right:
       1  Mt Graham
       2  Mt Freycinet ... towards south
       3  Hazards Lagoon ... It has been a dry summer, otherwise water would fill up all the dirt-brown area in the lagoon.
- Wineglass Bay & Wineglass Beach are at the centre of the pic.
- To the right of Hazards Lagoon is Hazards Beach & Promise Bay.


12)  Panorama from the rock ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Mayson
       • White arrow: People near the summit of Mt Amos
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Amos summit
       • White arrow: A couple
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  I'm going to the top of this mound next (lookout 2), photos #13.
             2  Mt Dove and its summit trig ... east-ish, the sun is still behind the mountain.
             3  I'll climb to the top of this mound (lookouts 3 and 4). Views from the lookouts are in photos #16 to #18.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #11, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


To lookout 2

Lookouts 2, 3 and 4 are considered part of the top of Mt Amos.


13)  Heading towards lookout 2 which is the top of a mound ~~~
- Upper pic:
       • 6 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Dove
             2  Lookout 2
             3  Lookout 4
             4  Lookout 3
             5  Mt Graham
             6  Mt Freycinet ... towards south
       • Bay & beach on the right (below Mt Graham): Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Beach
- Lower pic: Zooming into lookouts 2, 4 and 3 of the upper pic


At lookout 2

14)  Now at lookout 2 ~~~
- Upper pic: Facing backward, towards Mt Amos summit
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  The rock in photo #10
             2  Mt Amos summit
             3  Rock platform near the summit ... Refer to yellow oval in photo #7;
                 and my blog: http://mntviews.blogspot.com/2019/02/mt-amos-freycinet-nat-pk-tas-australia.html  photo #51.
- Lower pic: Facing forward, towards where I'll be going next ~~~
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Lookout 4 is not far behind the rise there. It can't be seen from where I'm standing now.
             2  Lookout 3
             3  Mt Graham
       • This pic and the 3 pics in photo #15 form a 360-degree panorama.


15)  Panorama from lookout 2 ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • 5 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Graham
             2  Mt Freycinet
             3  Hazards Lagoon
             4  The rock in photo #10
             5  Mt Amos summit ... Photo #14's upper pic zooms into this area.
       • White oval: My shadow
       • To the left of Hazards Lagoon is Wineglass Bay & Wineglass Beach.
       • To the right of the lagoon is Hazards Beach & Promise Bay.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Rock platform near Mt Amos summit ... Refer to yellow oval in photo #7.
             2  Lookout 1, a bunch of boulders ... Refer to photo #2.
             3  Mt Stacey
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Red arrows: Mt Dove and its summit trig ... east-ish, the sun is still behind the mountain.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #14's lower pic, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


At lookout 3

Now at lookout 3

16)  The best view of Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Beach is probably from this lookout.
- 4 red arrows from left to right:
       1  Cape Forestier
       2  Mt Graham
       3  Mt Freycinet
       4  Hazards Lagoon
- To the left of Hazards Lagoon is Wineglass Bay & Wineglass Beach.
- To the right of the lagoon is Hazards Beach & Promise Bay.
- White arrow: Yachts tend to congregate at the southern end of Wineglass bay. The water is calmer there.


At lookout 4

17)  The 3 pics below and photo #18 form a 360-degree panorama from lookout 4.
- Upper pic:
       • 4 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Cape Forestier
             2  Mt Graham
             3  Mt Freycinet
             4  Wineglass Beach ... The bay is Wineglass Bay
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • 5 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Hazards Lagoon ... To its right is Hazards Beach & Promise Bay.
             2  Lookout 3
             3  The rock in photo #10
             4  Mt Amos summit
             5  Rock platform near Mt Amos summit ... Refer to yellow oval in photo #7.
       • White arrow: My shadow
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Lookout 1, a bunch of boulders ... Refer to photo #2.
             2  Lookout 2
             3  Mt Stacey
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.


18)  (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
- Red arrow: Mt Dove and its summit trig
- Cyan arrow: Going to the cliff edge there now ... Refer to photo #19.
                       I'll climb down the cliff from a bit to the left of the arrow.
- Yellow arrows: My route to climb up Mt Dove
- White oval: At 10:30am, I'll try to climb up this steep slot ... but unsuccessful.
- Continuation to the right of this pic is photo #17, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.
I hadn't planned to climb up Mt Dove this way.

As I was unable to find other people's GPS tracklogs, and so I make up the route on the go:
    - If I can climb up, I climb up.
    - If not, I go around the cliffs to find another way up.

It is quite tiring, because often I thought I can climb up, only to find the way ahead blocked by a cliff or the route becomes too steep. Then I have to climb back down to find another way  :-(


Descending Mt Amos towards saddle between Mt Amos & Mt Dove

19)  Now at the cliff edge ... the tip of the cyan arrow of previous pic (To enlarge the image, click on it.) ~~~
- 2 red arrows from left to right: Mt Stacey, Mt Dove summit & its trig
- Yellow arrows: My route to climb up Mt Dove
- White oval: At 10:30am, I'll try to climb up this steep slot ... but unsuccessful.
- Below Mt Stacey is Coles Bay
- 5 cyan dots: Same position as the cyan dots in photo #22


20)  I have climbed down, and now looking back at the cliff edge which is the tip of the cyan arrow in photo #18.
- I was at its top when taking photo #19  :-)


21)  Keep climbing down Mt Amos and looking back at it ~~~
- The highest rock at the centre of the 2 pics below is the one in the previous pic.


Near the saddle between Mt Amos & Mt Dove

22)  Facing Mt Dove ... still at Mt Amos slope, but very close to the saddle between Mt Amos & Mt Dove ~~~
- White squares in both pics below: They enclose identical areas.
- Upper pic:
       • Red arrow: Mt Dove summit
       • Yellow arrows: My route to climb up Mt Dove
       • White oval: At 10:30am, I'll try to climb up this steep slot ... but unsuccessful.
       • 5 Cyan dots: Same position as the cyan dots in photo #19 ... The dots help to compare the 2 pictures.
- Lower pic:
       • Closer to the saddle compared to the upper pic


Climbing up Mt Dove slope

23)  I've just crossed the saddle between Mt Amos and Mt Dove, and now starting the climb up Mt Dove.


24)  A little bit up the slope of Mt dove and looking back at Mt Amos ~~~
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #25 form a 360-degree panorama.
- 4 red arrows from left to right:
       1  The large rock in photos #20 and #21
       2  Lookouts 3 and 4
       3  Mt Amos summit
       4  Lookout 1, a bunch of boulders ... Refer to photo #2.
- Yellow arrows: My route down Mt Amos slope


25)  Panorama from a little bit up the slope of Mt dove ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Stacey
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Yellow arrow: My route up the slope
       • 2 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Dove summit is around there. The summit trig can't be seen from here.
             2  I'll go around the cliff there to climb up the Mt Dove slope.
       • White arrow: Points to a steep slot which can't be seen from here. (It is the white oval in photos #18, #19 and #22.)
                               At 10:30am, I'll try to climb up this steep slot ... but unsuccessful.
       • 2 cyan dots: Same position as the 2 upper-most cyan dots in photos #19 and #22
                              The dots help to compare these pictures of Mt Dove slope..
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right: Mt Graham and Mt Freycinet
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #24, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


26)  This is the steep slot in the white ovals of photos #18, #19 and #22.
I thought I may be able to climb up here ...
- Left pic: Inside the steep slot and looking up ... There is hole at the top, but it is too small for me to squeeze through  :-(
- Right pic: So I give up. Turn around to face down the slot, and climb back down  :-(


27)  Panorama from further up the slope of Mt Dove ~~~
- Upper pic:
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Graham
             2  Mt Freycinet
             3  Hazards Lagoon
       • To the left of Hazards Lagoon is Wineglass Bay & Wineglass Beach.
       • To the right of the lagoon is Hazards Beach & Promise Bay.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Lookouts 3 and 4
             2  Mt Amos summit
             3  Lookout 1, a bunch of boulders ... Refer to photo #2.
       • Cyan circle: The large rock in photos #20 and #21
       • Yellow arrows: My route down Mt Amos slope


28)  I'm close to the summit of Mt Dove now ... just over this pile of rocks.


Mt Dove summit, 485 meters

29)  This is it, Mt Dove summit, 485 meters.
- Red oval: Same rock as pointed by the middle red arrow in photo #32's middle pic
- Left side pics: Towards north
- Right pic: Towards south-east-ish ... The bunch of rocks in the background are the same as the rocks in:
                        • Photo #30's middle pic.
                        • And left edge of photo #32's lower pic.


30)  The 3 pics below form a 270-degree panorama. They are taken from the faraway rocks between the middle red arrows & the summit trig in photo #32's middle pic; and about 15 meters east of Mt Dove summit.
- Upper pic: Towards north-east-ish
       • Red arrow: Mt Baudin summit
       • Yellow dot: When climbing up My Baudin, I'll climb towards the dot from the left and below the dot.
                            Refer to photos #33 and #36.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Cape Forestier ... south-east
             2  Same rock as pointed by the left-most red arrow in photo #32's lower pic.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Dove summit trig
             2  I'll go to these boulders next ... west-ish; also happens to be on the west side of Mt Dove summit.
                 For the purpose of this report, I label these boulders as lookout 5.


31)  Facing Mt Amos ~~~
This pic and the 3 pics in photo #32 form a 360-degree panorama. They are all taken from top of the bunch of boulders under the red arrow in the previous pic. For the purpose of this report, I label the bunch of boulders as lookout 5, about 30 meters west of Mt Dove summit.
- 4 red arrows from left to right:
       1  Lookouts 3 and 4
       2  Mt Amos summit
       3  Mt Mayson
       4  Lookout 1, a bunch of boulders ... Refer to photo #2.
- Cyan circle: The large rock in photos #20 and #21
- Yellow arrows: My route down Mt Amos slope


32)  Panorama from lookout 5, about 30 meters west of Mt Dove summit ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrows: Mt Stacey
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Baudin summit
             2  Same rock as in the red oval of photo #29
             3  Mt Dove summit trig
       • The faraway rock between 2nd & 3rd red arrow is where photo #30 was taken.
       • Yellow dot: When climbing up My Baudin, I'll climb towards the dot from the left and below the dot.
                            Refer to photos #33 and #36.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 4 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Same rock as pointed by the right red arrow in photo #30's middle pic.
             2  Mt Graham
             3  Mt Freycinet
             4  Hazards Lagoon
       • To the left of Hazards Lagoon is Wineglass Bay & Wineglass Beach.
       • To the right of the lagoon is Hazards Beach & Promise Bay.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #31, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


Lunch

Lunch is somewhere in the shade in the bunch of rocks on the left side of previous pic.

It took me almost 3.5 hours to go from Mt Amos summit to Mt Dove summit (9:30 am to 12:30 noon).
It was tough.

I have to decide now whether to take a beeline to the road and return to the carpark; or finish the Hazards Traverse by keep going to Mt Baudin and Mt Parsons.

At the rate I have been going, potentially, it may take another 7 hours to reach the summit of Mt Parsons ... at 7:30pm.

Well, sunset is around 8:15pm, so the die is cast ... I'll go to climb Mt Baudin and Mt Parsons. From what I gleaned from the web, there should be some cairns to guide me down Mt Parsons slope. And hopefully that part of the walk should be easy.


Descending Mt Dove towards saddle between Mt Dove & Mt Baudin

33)  I am descending the northside slope of Mt Dove ... heading towards Mt Baudin, this pic.
The lower pic and the 3 pics in photo #34 for a 360-degree panorama.
- Upper pic: It is the red rectangle of the lower pic.
       • Red arrow: Cape Tourville Lighthouse
       • Yellow dot: I'll reach this spot from the left and below the dot, then ...
       • Yellow oval: ... then climb towards Mt Baudin summit along the far side of rocks in the oval, then ...
       • Yellow arrow: ... then along the arrow to the summit
- Lower pic:
       • Red vertical arrow: Mt Baudin summit
       • Red rectangle: Enlarged in the upper pic


34)  Panorama while descending the northside slope of Mt Dove ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: Cape Forestier
       • Mt Dove summit is somewhere behind the top of the rocks on the right side of this pic. It can't be seen from here.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Mt Dove north-west slope
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Stacey
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #33's lower pic, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


35)  Further down the slope of Mt Dove, facing Coles Bay ... north-ish ~~~
- Red arrow on the right: Mt Stacey
- Red rectangle: Coles Bay
- Yellow arrows: My route down the slope
- Red square: A pink ribbon tied to a shrub ... From Mt Amos summit to Mt parsons, I didn't encounter any cairns nor ribbons, except this one.
Prior to finding the pink ribbon, I was trying to find ways down the cliffs, but not successful.
And so, it is a relieve to see this ribbon ... this must be the way down  :-)


36)  And a little further down the slope, and facing Mt Baudin (and continuation to the right of previous pic) ~~~
- Upper pic: It is the red rectangle of the lower pic.
       • Red arrow: Mt Baudin summit
       • Yellow dot: I'll reach this spot from the left and below the dot, then ...
       • Yellow oval: ... then climb towards the summit along the far side of rocks in the oval.
- Lower pic:
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Coles Bay
             2  Mt Stacey
             3  The red rectangle is enlarged in the upper pic
       • Yellow arrows: My route to climb up Mt Baudin
       • From the upper-most yellow arrow to the yellow dot, the route is complicated ... being dictated by the topology of the rocks/cliffs.


37)  Close to the saddle between Mt Dove & Mt Baudin, and facing Mt Baudin (To enlarge the image, click on it.) ~~~
- 3 red arrow from left to right:
       1  Coles Bay
       2  Same as the rock in the red oval in photo #40's middle pic
       3  Mt Baudin summit
- Yellow arrows: My route to climb up Mt Baudin
- Further above the upper-most yellow arrow, I'll veer left and will eventually climb towards Mt Baudin summit from behind the highest rocks in this pic. The route is complicated ... being dictated by the topology of the rocks/cliffs.



Near the saddle between Mt Dove & Mt Baudin

38)  Some scenes around the saddle between Mt Dove & Mt Baudin ~~~
- Upper pic: At Mt Dove slope, facing Coles Bay ... north-north-west
       • White arrow: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
       • Left side of the pic: Mt Dove slope:
       • Valley in the middle of the pic: Saddle between Mt Dove & Mt Baudin
- Middle pic: An interesting rock on the lower part of Mt Baudin
- Lower pic:
       • I climb up to here from beyond the lower-right corner.
       • From memory, I didn't climb further up in the direction I'm facing (too steep). Instead, I'll go in the opposite direction.


Climbing up Mt Baudin slope

39)  From the slope of Mt Baudin ... looking back at Mt Dove (To enlarge the image, click on it.) ~~~
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #40 form a 360-degree panorama.
- Red arrow: Mt Dove summit can't be seen where where I am now. It is somewhere behind the cliff there.
- Yellow arrows: My route down Mt Dove, approximately


40)  Panorama from the slope of Mt Baudin ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: North-western tip of My Baudin
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Facing Mt Baudin slope
       • Red oval: Same as the rock pointed by the middle red arrow in photo #37
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #39, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


41)  Proceeding further up Mt Baudin, I find myself in the middle of a gully.
The 3 pics below form a 200-degree panorama.
- Upper pic: Looking back at the gully I'm climbing down.
       • Yellow arrow: Direction of my walk
       • White arrow: I would like to walk directly like that ... unfortunately not possible. Cliff on the left (east) is too steep  :-(
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • West side cliffs of the gully
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Facing forward, looking down the gully
       • The town I'm facing is Coles Bay. The bay in front of it is also called Coles Bay.
       • Yellow arrows: I'll follow the arrows to go around the rock cliff on the right, then find a way up Mt Baudin.
       • Red arrow: Mt Stacey ... north-ish


42)  I have rounded the cliffs on the right side of the previous pic. Now, there is line of cliffs on the east side.  I found a slightly gentler slope and I am attempting to climb/crawl up.
- The 2 pics below form a 180-degree panorama from slightly up the slope.
- Upper pic:
       • White arrows: I am able to climb/crawl up to the tip of the upper white arrow.
                                 After that, the slope is too steep for me, and I have to back down  :-(
       • Yellow oval: After backing down from the slope, I will walk to there;
                             then climb up Mt Baudin from a slot behind the cliff.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Yellow oval: I came from the gully there ... Refer to the above pic.
       • Yellow arrow: Direction of my walk
       • Mt Baudin summit can't be seen from here. It is much further back, behind the highest point in this pic.


43)  After rounding the cliff at the bottom-left corner of photo #42's upper pic, I come to a narrow slot that head towards the sky. So I take it  :-)
- Upper left: It is a narrow slot. Near the ground, it is even narrower than a shoe !  And so you walk on the walls ... by stepping on the grey part of the walls.
       • White arrow & rectangle: A small tree is at the upper part of the slot. The tree trunk is enlarged in the rectangle.
- Upper right: Closer to the small tree
       • White arrow & rectangle: The tree trunk
- Lower left: Looking back down the slot
       • Red arrow: The town of Coles Bay. The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
- Lower right: Beyond the tree, it becomes too narrow to squeeze through. So I drop my backpack, and climb up the cliff on the right with the help of the tree trunk. It is lucky the tree is here, as otherwise it will be difficult to climb up. Also, from the markings on the trunk, it looks like others have used the trunk too. And so, I wasn't the first one to climb up Mt Baudin through this slot. Glad to know great minds think alike !


44)  Once up and out of the slot, and looking back ... this is the view ... nice !
- Yellow dot: Where I climbed out of the slot
- Yellow arrows: How I come to where I'm standing now
- 2 red arrows from left to right: Picnic Island, Mt Stacey
- White oval: The town of Coles Bay
- The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #45 form a 360-degree panorama.


45)  The previous pic and the 3 pics below form a 360-degree panorama.
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: Part of Mt Baudin but not its summit.  No, I won't be going there  :-)
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Baudin summit ... I'm heading there now.  There are big unclimbable boulders at the summit.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • White arrow: Mt Dove summit and its trig
       • Blue oval: Northern side of Mt Amos
       • Blue arrows: This morning's climb up Mt Amos is along the ridge there.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #44, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


Mt Baudin summit - 413 meters

46)  Almost at Mt Baudin summit ~~~
- Upper pic: Looking back at Mt Dove ... I was there 2.5 hours ago.
       • Red arrow: Mt Dove summit trig
       • Yellow arrows: My route down Mt Dove northern slope
       • White oval at left edge: Wineglass Bay
       • Blue oval near right edge: Mt Amos northern tip
- Lower pic: Mt Baudin summit is the bunch of boulders in front. These boulders are unclimbable ... well to me anyway  :-)
       • This pic and the 3 pics in photo #47 form a 360-degree panorama.


47)  Panorama from near Mt Baudin summit ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:  1 Cape Forestier,  2 Mt Graham,  3 Mt Freycinet
       • White oval: Wineglass Bay
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Dove summit ... Refer to photo #46's upper pic.
             2  Picnic Island
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right: Picnic Island, Mt Stacey
       • Yellow dot: I climbed out of the slot there ... same place as the yellow dot in photo #44.
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #46's lower pic, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


48)  This is it, Mt Baudin summit, 413 meters, with some unclimbable boulders.
- Red arrow: Picnic Island
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #49 form a 360-degree panorama.


49)  Panorama from Mt Baudin summit ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right: Picnic Island, Mt Stacey
       • 2 white ovals from left to right:
             1  The town of Coles Bay
             2  Sleepy Bay ... I'll be at Sleepy Bay beach after climbing down Mt Parsons.
       • 3 upper yellow arrows pointing left: My route to return to the carpark from Sleepy Bay
       • Lower yellow arrow pointing right & yellow dots: My route to climb Mt Parsons
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right: Cape Tourville, Mt Parsons summit
       • 2 White arrows: Boulders at the summit of Mt Parsons ... Refer to photos #65 and #67.
       • Yellow dots & yellow arrow: My route to climb up Mt Parsons
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • These big boulders plus the ones in photo #48 form the summit of Mt Baudin.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #48, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


Descending Mt Baudin towards saddle between Mt Baudin & Mt Parsons

As I had left my backpack behind in the slot in photo #43, and so after summitting Mt Baudin, I return to the slot to pick up the backpack. Then backtrack down the slot.

50)  About 5 minutes after exiting out of the slot, this is the view:
- Upper pic: From north-west to north-north-east
       • Red arrow: Mt Stacey
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
       • White circle on right edge: Sleepy Bay ... I'll be at Sleepy Bay beach after climbing down Mt Parsons.
       • Yellow arrows & dots: My route to return to the carpark from Sleepy Bay
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)  From north-north-east to east ... Facing Mt Parsons
       • Red arrow on the left: Cape Tourville
       • Red arrows & rectangle on the right: Mt Parsons summit
       • White arrow: Same rock as pointed by the white arrow on the right in photo #49's middle pic
       • White oval: Sleepy Bay
       • Yellow dots & arrows: My route to climb up Mt Parsons
       • Cyan arrow: Points to the same rock as the cyan arrows in photos #51 and #54.


51)  Another few minutes down the slope of Mt Baudin is this panorama:
- Upper pic:
       • Red arrow: Mt Stacey
       • 3 white oval from left to right:
             1  North-western tip of Mt Baudin
             2  The town of Coles Bay ... towards north-west
                 The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
             3  Sleepy Bay ... I'll be at Sleepy Bay beach after climbing down Mt Parsons.
       • Yellow arrows & dots: My route to return to the carpark from Sleepy Bay
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)  Facing Mt Parsons
       • Red arrow on the left: Cape Tourville
       • Red arrows & rectangle at the centre: Mt Parsons summit
       • White arrow: The boulder I can see from Mt Baudin summit ... right white arrow in photo #49's middle pic.
                                Also the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #65's middle pic
                                And the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #67's lower pic
       • Yellow dots & arrows: My route to climb up Mt Parsons
       • Cyan arrow: Points to the same rock as the cyan arrows in photos #50 and #54.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #52.


52)  (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
Mt Baudin ... but its summit can't be seen from here.
I didn't climb down these steep slopes. I climbed down to where I'm now from beyond the right edge.


53)  A bit further down Mt Baudin slope ~~~
I climbed down to where I am now along a crack in the yellow oval.
Along the crack, there are grass and scrubs which I can hang onto.
(Whereas the rock faces on either side were too steep.)
But further down the crack, there is a 3 to 4-meter drop to a lower level.
Luckily I carry a climbing tape in my backpack.
Otherwise I would have to climb back up the crack and find another way down.
The shrub to which I wrap the climbing tape around is not anchored solidly to the soil ... There is not enough soil in the crack. But I figured that by the time the shrub gave way, I won't have far to fall and should survive  :-)   Well, the shrub managed to hold my weight ... Phew !


54)  Close to the saddle between Mt Baudin to Mt Parsons ~~~
- Cyan arrow: It points to the same rock as the cyan arrows in photo #50 and #51's lower pics.
- Yellow arrows: My route to climb up Mt Parsons
- White oval: It circles the same area as the white oval in photo #55.


Near the saddle between Mt Baudin & Mt Parsons

55)  About to cross the saddle between Mt Baudin & Mt Parsons, and now facing Mt Parsons ~~~
- Red arrows: Mt Parsons summit
- White arrow: The boulder I can see from Mt Baudin summit ... right white arrow in photo #49's middle pic.
                         Also the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #65's middle pic
                         And the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #67's lower pic
- Yellow dots & arrow: My route to climb up Mt Parsons
- White oval: It circles the same area as the white oval in photo #54.


56)  Shortly after crossing the saddle and looking back at Mt Baudin ~~~
- Yellow dots and arrows: My route in climbing down Mt Baudin
- Vertical red arrow: Mt Baudin summit
- Horizontal red arrow: Crack where I used a climbing tape to climb down the last few meters ... Refer to the yellow oval in photo #53.


Climbing up Mt Parsons slope

57)  About halfway up the slope of Mt Parsons, and facing Mt Baudin ~~~
- Yellow dots and arrows: My route down Mt Baudin and to where I am now
- Vertical red arrow: Mt Baudin summit ... south-west-ish
- Horizontal red arrow: Crack where I used a climbing tape to climb down the last few meters ... Refer to the yellow oval in photo #53.
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #58 form a 360-degree panorama.


58)  Panorama from about halfway up the slope of Mt Parsons ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: Picnic Island
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay ... north-west-ish
       • The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
       • Yellow arrow: Direction I'm walking
       • Blue arrow: Points to the same area as the blue arrows in photos #60 and #62.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Facing the slope of Mt Parsons ... The summit is not here, refer to the lower pic.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 2 red arrow from left to right:
             1  Mt Parsons summit can't be seen from here. It is somewhere further back.
             2  Eastern tip of Mt Baudin ... towards south
       • Yellow arrow: Direction I'll be walking towards the summit of Mt Parsons
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #57, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


59)  A bit further up the slope of Mt Parsons, and facing Mt Baudin ~~~
- Yellow dots and arrow: My route down Mt Baudin
- Vertical red arrow: Mt Baudin summit ... south-west-ish
- Horizontal red arrow: Crack where I used a climbing tape to climb down the last few meters ... Refer to the yellow oval in photo #53.
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #60 form a 360-degree panorama.


60)  Panorama from the slope of Mt Parsons ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Facing backward
       • Red arrow: Picnic Island
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay ... north-west-ish
       • Blue arrow: Points to the same area as the blue arrows in photos #58 and #62.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Facing the slope of Mt Parsons ... The summit is not here, refer to the lower pic.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Facing forward
       • Red arrow: Mt Parsons summit can't be seen from here. It is somewhere further back.
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #59, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


61)  Not too far to Mt Parsons summit, and facing Mt Baudin ~~~
- Yellow arrows: My route down Mt Baudin ... approximately
- Red arrow: Mt Baudin summit
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #62 form a 360-degree panorama.


62)  Panorama from the slope of Mt Parsons ... not far to the summit ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Facing backward ... I just came from that direction.
       • 2 red arrows from left to right: Picnic Island, Mt Stacey
       • White oval: The town of Coles Bay ... north-west-ish
       • Blue arrow: Points to the same area as the blue arrows in photos #58 and #60.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Facing the slope of Mt Parsons ... The summit is not here, refer to the lower pic.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Facing forward
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Parsons summit can't be seen from here. It is somewhere further back, but not too far away.
             2  Mt Graham
             3  Mt Freycinet
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #59, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


63)  Finally, Mt Parsons summit is insight.
- Red arrow: Cairn at Mt Parsons summit
- White arrow: The boulder I can see from Mt Baudin summit ... right white arrow in photo #49's middle pic.
                         Also the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #65's middle pic
                         And the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #67's lower pic


Mt Parsons summit - 331 meters

64)  At last, at Mt Parsons summit, 331 meters  (To enlarge the image, click on it.)
- White oval: The town of Coles Bay ... north-west-ish
- Red arrow: Mt Stacey
- Yellow arrow: Direction from which I approached the summit cairn
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #65 form a 360-degree panorama.


65)  Panorama from the summit of Mt Parsons ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: Cape Tourville
       • White arrow: The boulder I can see from Mt Baudin summit ... left white arrow in photo #49's middle pic.
                                Also the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #67's upper pic
       • My shadow is near the bottom-right corner.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • White arrow: The boulder I can see from Mt Baudin summit ... right white arrow in photo #49's middle pic.
                                Also the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #67's lower pic
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Cape Forestier
             2  Mt Freycinet
             3  Wineglass Beach & Wineglass Bay
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Baudin summit
       • Yellow arrows: My route down Mt Baudin
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #64, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


Descending Mt Parsons

Time to return to the car via of Sleepy Bay

66)  A little down from Mt Parsons summit and looking back at its cairn ~~~
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #67 form a 360-degree panorama.


67)  Panorama from near the summit of Mt Parsons ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Red arrow: Cape Tourville
       • White arrow: The boulder I can see from Mt Baudin summit ... left white arrow in photo #49's middle pic.
                                Also the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #65's upper pic
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Red arrows: Cape Forestier
       • My shadow is near the bottom-left corner.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 4 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Graham
             2  Mt Freycinet
             3  Wineglass Beach & Wineglass Bay
             4  Mt Baudin summit
       • White arrow: The boulder I can see from Mt Baudin summit ... right white arrow in photo #49's middle pic.
                                Also the same boulder as the white arrow in photo #65's middle pic
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #66, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


To Sleepy Bay

There are cairns guiding you down Mt Parsons slope to Sleepy Bay. And so, this part of the trip is easy  :-)

68)  Marvellous view while climbing down Mt Parsons slope  (To enlarge the image, click on it.)
- 2 White ovals from top to bottom:
       1  The town of Coles Bay
       2  North-western ridge of Mt Parsons
- 3 red arrows from left to right:
       1  Picnic Island
       2  Mt Stacey
       3  Cape Tourville & its lighthouse
- Yellow oval: Sleepy Bay
- Yellow arrows & dots: My route to Sleepy Bay, then back to the car
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #69 form a 360-degree panorama.


69)  Panorama from the slope of Mt Parsons ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Facing Tasman Sea ... east-ish
       • Yellow arrow: Direction I'm going now  (Then when not too far down the cliff, turn left.)
       • White oval: My shadow
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Red arrow: Summit of Mt Parsons is somewhere in that direction.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 2 red arrows from left to right:
             1  Mt Baudin summit
             2  Picnic Island
       • Yellow arrow: My route down Mt Baudin slope ... approximately
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #68, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


70)  Further down the slope of Mt Parsons ... The 3 pics below form a 270-degree panorama ~~~
- Upper pic:
       • Beyond the left edge is Tasman Sea separating Australia and New Zealand.
       • Red arrow: Cape Forestier
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • I just climbed down this slope to where I am now.
       • Mt parsons summit is somewhere behind the highest point.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Yellow oval: Sleepy Bay
       • Yellow arrows: My route to Sleepy Bay, then back to the car
       • 3 red arrows from left to right:
             1  The town of Coles Bay ... The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
             2  Mt Stacey
             3  Cape Tourville & its lighthouse
- To the right of the lower pic is Tasman Sea. And further to the right is the upper pic. 


71)  Facing where I'm going ~~~
As mentioned already, from Mt Parsons summit to Sleepy Bay, there are cairns at regular intervals to guide you down.
- Yellow circle & oval: Some of the cairns
- Yellow arrows: Route to Sleepy Bay
- Red arrow on the left: Mt Stacey


72)  Through a narrow gap between large boulders ~~~
- Yellow arrows: Direction of walk
- Red arrows: A cairn


73)  Sleepy Bay from Mt Parsons slope ~~~
- White ovals in the 2 pics below: They circle the same boulder.
- Red arrows: Cape Tourville
- Lower pic:
       • Yellow dot: The upper pic is taken from there.
       • Yellow arrows: The way to the yellow dot
- Continuation to the right of both pics is Tasman Sea.  Further to the right is photo #74, forming a 360-degree panorama


74)  The 3 pics below together with the previous pic form a 360-degree panorama (missing a small section facing Tasman Sea).
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic is Tasman Sea. Further to the right is this pic)
       • Yellow arrow: I came through the gap between the boulders ... Refer to photo #72.
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Red arrow: Facing backward at Mt Parsons summit
       • Yellow arrows: Route I climbed down Mt Parsons
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • 2 red arrow from left to right: Picnic Island, Mt Stacey
       • 2 white oval from left to right:
             1  The town of Coles Bay ... The bay in front of the town is also called Coles Bay.
             2  It circles the same boulder as the white ovals in photo #73.
       • Yellow oval: Sleepy Bay
       • Yellow dot & yellow arrows: My route to Sleepy Bay, then to the car
                                                      (Photo #73's upper pic is taken at the yellow dot.)
                                                      (Route to yellow dot is from beyond the right edge.)
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #73, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


75)  Closer to Sleepy Bay ~~~
- 2 red arrows from left to right:
       1  Mt Stacey
       2  Cape Tourville & its lighthouse
- Yellow arrows: The route down to Sleepy Bay, then back to the car


Sleepy Bay

76)  At Sleepy Bay  (To enlarge the image, click on it.)
- Red arrow: Below the arrow is the beach at Sleepy Bay. Refer to photos #78 and #79.
- Yellow arrow: Route to the beach ... along the cliff top
- This pic and the 3 pics in photo #77 form a 360-degree panorama.


77)  Panorama from Sleep Bay seashore ~~~
- Upper pic: (Continuation to the right of previous pic)
       • Facing Tasman Sea
       • Red arrow: Cape Forestier
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic) Facing backwards
       • Red arrow: Mt Parsons summit is in that direction, although it can't be seen from here.
       • Yellow dot & arrows: My route down Mt Parsons slope
       • 2 red bars from left to right:
             1  Mt Baudin can't be seen from here. It is blocked by this rocky block.
             2  North-west part of Mt Dove
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Yellow arrows: Route to Sleepy Bay beach
- Continuation to the right of the lower pic is photo #76, thus completing a 360-degree panorama.


Sleepy Bay beach

78)  Sleep Bay beach ... It is under the red arrow in photo #76.
- Red square: Lone couple at the beach ... Beside these two, no one else is here.
                      When they see me, they decide to leave. I must have looked like Scarface  :-)
                      But perhaps it is 6:47pm, getting late and cold. (Sun sets at around 8:15pm.)
- Yellow arrow on the left: Foot track to the main road, and thence back to the car ... Refer to photo #79's lower pic.
- Yellow arrow on the right: I walked along that direction.
- Green oval: It circles the same rock as the green circle in photo #79.


79)  Sleepy Bay beach ... The 3 pics below form a 270-degree panorama.
- Upper pic: Sleepy Bay
- Middle pic: (Continuation to the right of the upper pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Parsons summit ... due north
       • Yellow dot & arrows: Route from Mt Parsons summit to here
       • Green circle: It circles the same rock as the green oval in photo #78.
- Lower pic: (Continuation to the right of the middle pic)
       • Red arrow: Mt Bauldin summit can't be seen here. It is blocked by the rocky block.
       • Red bar: North-west part of Mt Dove
       • Yellow dot: Where I climbed down Mt Baudin slope
       • Yellow arrow: Foot track to the main road, and thence back to the car.


To Car

80)  Foot track from Sleepy Bay to Cape Tourville Road ~~~
- The foot track is meant for tourists, hence nicely built  :-)


81)  Lookout to Sleepy Bay along the foot track


82)  Towards the end of a walk, it is always most satisfying to be able to look back at where you have been for the day.
Here, I am walking on Freycinet Drive (C302) towards the carpark and looking at The Hazards Range.
- 4 red arrows from left to right: The Hazards ... Mt Parsons, Mt Baudin, Mt Dove, Mt Amos
  (The summit of each mountain is further back and can't be seen from here.)
- Yellow dot: I climbed up Mt Amos through there. (Then turn left towards the summit.)
- Yellow arrow: Direction to the carpark which is where I'm heading now.

Phew ... I made it to the car half an hour before sunset !
Despite the short distance travelled, only 13.5 km, it is definitely one of the more challenging trips I have done.


Other walks in Freycinet National Park

Another interesting walk in Freycinet National Park is a circuit walk to:
    - Wineglass Bay Lookout
    - Hazards Beach
    - Cooks Beach
    - Mt Freycinet
    - Mt Graham
    - Wineglass Beach
Photographs and trip report are in my blog:
https://mntviews.blogspot.com/2017/01/mt-freycinet-mt-graham-wineglass-beach.html


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