Tasmania specific bushwalking discussion.
Tasmania specific bushwalking discussion. Please avoid publishing details of access to sensitive areas with no tracks.
Sat 16 Apr, 2022 4:27 pm
The Abels Vol 1 mentions a partially cairned route from the Pine Valley track up to Labyrinth over to the Minotaur saddle. I am interested in knowing if the cairns start in the general vicinity of where you first pop up onto the plateau of the Labyrinth, and how easy it is to follow this route over to the Gould/Minotaur saddle
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Sat 16 Apr, 2022 7:01 pm
Hi BW. I haven't followed the pad yet, but I've checked out the start a couple of times. There's a cairn and a decent looking pad where you suggest.
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 6:16 am
There is an obvious track heading south from the place you describe ('where you first pop up onto the plateau of the Labyrinth'). It is well cairned through to The MInotaur and then it is open walking towards The Guardians and/or across the saddle to Mt Gould. We went through here in the opposite direction in January '22.
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 2:57 pm
Here's a like to a trip report I posted back in 2020. https://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=30951
It's pretty light on detail re: route finding to the minotaur but one of the photos I included has my avenza route plotted on it. I've since lost the GPX file
From memory the pad was pretty easy to find and follow from where you first break out into the open after ascending from PV. When you get to the business part of climbing there's not too much in the way of alternative routes.
There's a good size cairn at the top exit of the boulder field you negotiate to access the NE ascent of Gould too
Hope that helps the planning! Gould plateau is a great spot to pitch a tent.
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