As locals, we have passed
this perfect view of Mt Murchison many times. The picture was taken by
the bridge across Lake Rosebery, a few kilometres south of Tullah.
The adventurous amongst us always make the comment "I must climb it one
day" For us the day finally came with a group of walkers known as
the Bushwalk-Tasmania Strollers on Saturday 4th April 2009.
From the road, the
mountain looks like a solid monolith with the expectation that the views
would be the attraction. However, were were treated to a very
spectacular rugged and interesting walk.
The walk commences on the
Anthony road which heads off to the left of the mountain in the picture.
The walk is 2 1/2 hours one way. There are 2 short difficult
sections. One about 1/2 way is akin to climbing a ladder but for
only about 20 or 30 metres. The other is near the summit where the
track follows a sheer cliff top for 50 metres or so.
Mt Murchison from the
Murchison Highway near Tullah.