Mount Field East Track
Saturday 18 November 2017
Where a track crosses a boulder field shortly after the Seagers lookout junction, some rocks were placed to make the it easier to traverse them. Further up the track, where rock hardening had previously been done, there was a large rock dragged to the site by Adrian still unused. This was moved to harden more of the track plus additional rocks were sourced to continue the section.
|Large rock waiting|
|Now placed in track|
On the plateau area towards at the top of the climb some unhardened sections are now starting the get muddy and a couple of these had rocks added.
Some ends of the new planking were showing some wear and it may be either worth applying extra paint on future boards at the ends.
|Wear on end of plank or just more paint needed?|
Whilst in the area a check was made of the track counter on Windy Moor which gave a reading of 1369. This is since 6/1/2017 and the prior one was on 9/5/2017 of 1013. As would be expected the winter months usage is much lower, but overall the average for 306 days is 4.5 per day which is quite impressive. The summer average looks likely to be about 10 per day, autumn 8 and winter/spring 2.
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