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Fagus 2014 Part II: Tyndall Range, Western Tasmania

Fagus 2014 Part II: Tyndall Range, Western Tasmania

Thursday May 8, 2014

My second fagus spotting trip of 2014 was to the Tyndall Range in Western Tasmania. The track starts from the B28 Anthony Link Rd which takes you through some magic mountain scenery between Queenstown and Tullah.

Tyndall Range, Autumn in Tasmania

Cold autumn sun, fagus and pencil pine, Tyndall Range, Western Tasmania

The fagus has turned somewhat later than usual this year but is at its peak right now in the mountains of western Tasmania. The cloud and mist added to the autumnal feel with a cold sun barely managing to break through the clouds for most of our time on the mountain.

Mt Tyndall & Fagus, West Coast Range, Tasmania

Mt Tyndall & Fagus, West Coast Range, Tasmania

The climb is steep and you soon find yourself nearing the pateau at the top. Some cairns mark the way on top, but are somewhat sparse. There is a lightly worn track but it is important to keep your wits about you especially when the cloud is down.

Tyndall Range Fagus 2014

Tyndall Range Fagus 2014

There was only a little bit of red on display, but far from being disappointed, the misty landscape was a joy to photograph. I spent a lot of time in front of certain trees, waiting for the weak autumn sun to appear through the thick clouds. Meanwhile the yellow glow of the fagus was a magnificent contrast to the dark green of the pencil pines and king billy pines.

Mt Tyndall & Fagus, Autumn, West Coast Range

Mt Tyndall & Fagus, Autumn, West Coast Range

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