19 Oct 2013

Devils Gullet

  

When E and I have a few days off we always try and do as much as possible in Tasmania as its not like after this adventure we will have the opportunity to do it again.

So E and I took off and started ticking off our list of "To Do's". Next on our list was the Devils Gullet - driving on a dirt road and hoping we don't get stuck in the mud E and I took off on a 20min drive to the top of a mountain. As soon as you get to the top you get this beautiful view of mountain peaks as far as the eye can see, you can even see Cradle Mountain. Looked so close but in reality its was a few hours driving away. 

Plunging 220Metres below is know as the Devils Gullet, it was carved out by ice and water moving off the plateau and down the valley. The huge rock columns are formed for dolerite and joints between them have been thawing. Eventually rock boulders topple off, giving rise to extensive boulder fields or scree slopes. This is a good example of the landscape continuing to evolve today.


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