Mt Maitland Trip Report
Mt Maitland Trip, 23-24 January, Report
Well, this trip did not go, there was only interest from 2 of our members.
A day trip to Tabletop was offered on the Sunday and a mailout to members netted no further candidates either for this trip.
So it was just 3 who set off on a fine morning to check the new markers placed by DoC to identify the best route across Tabletop. It was a great day for a walk and we were very puzzled by the non attendance of other members, everyone clearly too busy to go tramping.
An attempt was made to navigate an alternative route to the Staircase Hut approach ridge, but due to a remarkable double failure of our electronic devices and a lack of analogue options available this was abandoned part way through and a return to Tabletop was the better option. A powerful lesson for us in the over reliance on devices. Luckily an ok place to make this mistake.
Lunch and a quick check of the new plastic warratah markers and then down the hill and back up the grunter to see us return to the car just after 3pm. A good day out and added to fitness levels needed for the trip to Lake Wilson in 2 weeks. Thanks Maurice and Phyllis for coming.