Uncle Roddus tramping diary: Tramp No.144
Mt Thomas - 17th August 2014
Well, It has been 6 months since my last tramp, what with back problems, boot problems and the usual work commitmrnts, but as we approach spring, I feel the urge to get back out into our beautiful back country and with a perfect weather forecast for Sunday, when I saw a trip up Mt Thomas come through via email from the Tramping Club, I thought this is a good trip to ease myself and my boots back into it. I met the crew from town at the Mt Thomas camping area and we headed off up the direct eastern route through the sludgy snow left over from earlier in the week. It's a straight forward 700m climb up to the summit which we did in just under two hours. We had lunch in brilliant sunshine with a slight northerly breeze. We cam back down the Wooded Gulley track which is through native beech forest as opposed to the pine forest on the track up. We arrived back at the cars by 2:30pm after 4 1/2 hours walking. An easy day and my legs won't suffer too much for it tomorrow.