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Mt Thomas - bagged
« on: January 26, 2010, 11:17:11 AM »
A trip report for Mount Thomas.  We camped in the Wooded Gully campsite overnight, and headed out on a cool but sunny day to bag Mt Thomas.  We went up via the Summit Track, which while steep is fairly easy going.  The track goes pretty much straight up a ridge through pine forest, the pops out above the bushline.  From there its a short, easy walk to the top of Mount Thomas.  On the top of Mt Thomas is the usual trig and a bunch of electronic aerials/ equipment.  From the top there are great 360 degree views of the mountains and Canterbury Plains.

We decided to do a round trip, so from the top of Mt Thomas we followed the ridgeline to the Wooded Gully Track.  The Wooded Gully Track is pretty well formed and is a bit up and down in elevation, popping in and out of valleys and over hillsides.  As the weather hadn't been great the track was a bit muddy.  The bush was pretty though - all beech trees.  We popped out at the bottom of the track about 5 hours after we had started.  Then headed back to out campsite nearby to soak our feet in the stream.

Jon managed to lose his sunnies out of his pocket while we were walking, so if anyone finds them please return to us, hehe  ;D
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