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The Mount Field East via Lake Nicholls is a 11.1 km
looped trail that starts and ends in Derwent Valley,
Derwent Valley, Tasmania.
Based on our data, the trail is graded as Difficult.
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This trail can be completed in approx 4 hrs 17 mins. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info read about how we calculate hike time.
Adrian Blackwell · 10 Jan 2024
First up I drove to Lake Fenton & left my pack there & then drove back down road to the Lake Nichols car park & left my vehicle there,then walked back the 2kms to Lake Fenton. U can walk back up the gravel rd or walk the old Pack track which starts just in the Lake Nichols track a bit.Conditions were fairly dry without much appealing drinking water between lakes.Great work on Windy moor which has about 800meters of raised timber walkway to stop it becoming a huge bog again BUT u can near c it all from where it starts to where if finishes & it straight from corner to corner without the usual curvy bends,bit like walking a footpath through Hobart. The actual Mt Field East summit to b honest is Boring but not bad view of Derwent Valley.The best spot i found walking from the summit back to vehicle was definitely the outflow at Lake Nichols.Apparently Lake Nichols was stocked with trout years ago but I'm doubtfull any still survive in this fantastically clear water.Just remember what ever you've heard keep eyes out for snakes.I've seen them out at 7°celcius but they're normally cool and slowing at that temperature. All up with three 30min breaks because of lack of fitness & extra weight i carried trying to get in condition for Western Arthurs it took me 4hrs to summit then another 2hrs to my vehicle. So if u only get chance to do one 5-7 hr walk head for Tarn Shelf onto Newdegate Pass back over to Rodway then back down to Lake Dobson. Or Lake Webster, Twilight Tarn ,Lake Newdegate then across Tarn Shelf to Lake Dobson Clockwise or anti clockwise doesn't matter there's still up & down hill
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