Jacobs Ladder 2016

Having driven to most of the ‘bucket list’ places in Tasmania there still remained a few places to go where we have been excluded from as we have our ‘Furry Child’ travelling with us. So whilst camped at ‘Old Mac’s Campground’ in Launceston,  I took the opportunity to drive out to the ski fields’ iconic road in the Ben Lomond Mountain Range within the National Park with the same name. The highest point of the range is Legges Tor, rather unimposing at 1572 metres above sea level. One of the Aboriginal name interpretations is Toorbunna and though the meaning is obscure it may mean Rain Walk. Ben Lomond National Park protects around 220 alpine plant species. Bennett’s Wallabies, Wombats and Pademelons are in abundance while Eastern Quolls inhabit the Ski Village in winter, no doubt living on what humans discard

It as an exhilarating morning drive and to breathe in the crisp, fresh air at the top of Jacobs Ladder was absolutely great!

 

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Uphill forest drive

Uphill forest drive

Start of climb

Start of climb

And up

And up

And up

And up

And there - Jacobs Ladder

And there – Jacobs Ladder

North Esk Valley

North Esk Valley

Rhiolite

Rhiolite

Scree

Scree

Clear air

Clear air

Going down

Going down

And down

And down

And down

And down

 

 

 

 

 

 

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