Set out for a 5 day walk from our van camp at the Lake Rowallan dam wall on the Mersey River Road. First went by car to the the Maggs 17-1 "road" car park, then on foot via the Maggs 17 track and Arm River Tracks to Pelion Hut and then onto Paddys Nut (a peak near Mt Ossa) and back.
It was a long 6 hour hike from the Maggs 17-1 car park to the New Pelion Hut (on the OT) thru waterfall filled gullies, button grass and peat marsh.
Waterfalls on Maggs 17 Track
The second day was another 6 hour, 400m, uphill battle, with indistinct tracks, leeches and bogs, to a campsite at the base of Paddys Nut.
The next day started foggy but turned into a glorious clear afternoon with clear skies, and cool sun allowing a magnificent view of all of the Pelion area from the top of the Nut.
Mt Oakleigh 1386m, Cathedral Mtn 1378m and Barn Bluff from Paddys.
Mt Ossa 1617m and Paddys 1382m
The next day was the reverse trip from the Nut, but was a bit drier and we saw two bush fires start on the way down. neither very close, fortunately.