In January 2016 Simon Cubit published a blog about the hunt for Parsons Hut. In March, and another two blogs later, the hut site had been found. It was a very rewarding search and seemed to be over quickly. The story behind the blogs is that it was much longer and much more difficult that … Read moreThe Search for Parsons Hut Revisited
The Pelion Plains are wonderful place to visit in good weather. Following the Arm River Track, the old Mole Creek Track, the crown of Mount Pelion East is your first glimpse of the majestic and distinctive mountains that surround these remote plains. At Lake Ayr you get an oblique look at Mount Oakleigh. A few … Read morePelion Plains Sleuthing
Ronald Smith (1881–1969) never prospected with his famous father, James ‘Philosopher’ Smith, but took to the Tasmanian highlands like they were in his DNA. During the years 1903–14 he made more than a dozen hikes into the Forth River high country. Some of the places he visited would have been lost to history if not … Read moreIn the footsteps of ‘Philosopher’ Smith: revisiting the hut site at the Copper Creek Mine, Lea River, Tasmania.
In Mountain Stories Blog on 4 May 2015 Simon Cubit described a mysterious pile of stones near the February Plains. There wasn’t much to say about this anonymous heap of rocks. Simon wanted to know more. Ian Hayes and I knew nothing of their history but Simon’s interest lodged in the back of our minds. … Read moreMystery Arrangement of Stones