Saturday, 14 April 2012

Stewart Island part 6, Bald Cone tramp

Our last big tramp in Port Pegasus was Bald Cone (229 m), so compared to the other two we had done, it was just a wee one. And we did it even faster than the guidebook indicated, as it only took us about 2 1/2 hours in total.

We anchored Sophia near Billy’s Cove, and trusted our good 45 lb Mason anchor to keep her safe as it was blowing quite a fresh easterly that day.  It held, as always (so far anyway, touch wood!).

It was pretty easy to find the ‘track’ (cairns most of the way) and relatively easy walking, definitely not bush bashing like the Magog tramp. The main features of Bald Cone are all the cool rock formation. The last bit up to the top was very steep and some nice people (probably other sailors) have left guide ropes. 

Nice little tramp = little blog post… 

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