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Re: 2nd trip to Australia: Pt 1 - Tasmania (Overland Track bkpk)

Postby BSquared » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:42 pm

Wow, great pictures and wonderful trip, Cori! Takes me back... We spent Christmas vacation 2004 in Tazzie when we were working in Canberra (well, Christmas itself in Melbourne, the rest of the time on Tazzie). It's a fantastic place, isn't it? My wife and I (we're both plant biologists) kept saying, "This sure isn't Kansas!" as we looked at the plants and animals. Did you climb Cradle? I could see it in the background but it looks like you didn't do that one -- reasonable, as it's typically covered with people, but it's a great mountain (and climbable with one arm, as I recall). Did you manage to keep the devils from eating your shoes? That was supposed to be a constant threat for campers when we were there, though we never saw an devils in the wild (lots of wombats, though, and plenty of devils in wildlife parks). And you saw Quolls!!!! You really are a privileged soul!


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Re: 2nd trip to Australia: Pt 1 - Tasmania (Overland Track bkpk)

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:51 pm

LOL! SnowDude is from Kansas!

We wanted to do Cradle Mtn, but there was no visibility, and we were told it was all boulders. With the rain and being in boulders (aka slippery), I didn't want to risk another fall. We also couldn't see anything so we stuck to the trail. We're thinking about going back, and doing Cradle as a day trip.

We didn't see any devils in the wild. :( so we went to the conservation park to see them. Better than not seeing them, I guess. Yep, the quolls were cool! And we shared a hut with them! The babies were adorable! It would be worth going back just to see the wildlife! Cool place!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison

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Re: 2nd trip to Australia: Pt 1 - Tasmania (Overland Track bkpk)

Postby kgw » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:08 am

OMG! You are really cutting into my "productivity," SN :cool:
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