Eight volunteers recently participated in a working bee in Blue Tier, helping build the new track to Big Tree and other forest giants. Despite wet and wild weather, everyone worked hard, enjoyed sharing yarns over a hot cuppa in the trackies camp, and learned about track building techniques from Snapper John Hughes' highly experienced crew.
The track will be opened in October 2014 and is destined to become one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks. The project is funded through the Australian Government Caring for Country programme.
Our thanks to Lesley Nicklason and the members of Friends of Blue Tier, who put in the original track to Big Tree as part of the campaign to protect these magnificent trees. Lesley has walked to Big Tree and the other forest giants more than 150 times!