Snug re­treat

Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia - By Luke Zeme

Kitchen Hut, near the north­ern start of Tas­ma­nia’s ac­claimed Over­land Track, wasn’t built for overnight stays but as short-term respite from the el­e­ments for hik­ers. Lo­cated at an el­e­va­tion of about 1250m, the winds are icy cold up here in winter, and as soon as the sun drops be­hind the moun­tains the tem­per­a­ture plum­mets. This was shot at about 4pm. Wait­ing for sun­set at 5.10pm would have been dan­ger­ous with­out the right gear be­cause the hike back down to Dove Lake is at least 90 min­utes even on the steeper track, which I took.

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