Arm River Track

The Arm River Track is a diverse ascent through lush forest to an alpine plateau.

It is the only major route from the east to the central part of the Overland Track, where wraparound views of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park can be enjoyed from the Pelion area after a day of walking.

When not delighting in a small waterfall or valley view, the Wurragarra Creek crossing, or the expansiveness of Lake Price, gaze to the skies and you might just be lucky enough to spy a wedge-tailed eagle, grey goshawk, or white-bellied sea eagle, all known to nest in the region.

The nutrient stores of different rock underlays are one of the most important factors in determining what grows above them; given the right conditions, nutrient-poor schist can support robust buttongrass, whereas dolerite yields lush rainforest.

The Arm River Track is a lovely example of sensitive, near invisible, track work in action. Note the dry-stone walling (i.e. made without mortar); sound, locally sourced stone steps; and well graded zig-zag path. These features and a well placed creek crossing work to enhance walker outlook, enjoyment and safety.

Each interpretation panel includes a carefully chosen literary quote to enhance walkers’ experience.

 

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  • published this page in Wild Walks 2016-11-29 14:25:54 +1100