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Whick Trek in Jan - Cradle Mntn or Barn Bluff?

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Whick Trek in Jan - Cradle Mntn or Barn Bluff?

only time to do one trek - which one? around Jan 18th

Read this:

Barn is a longer walk, but there are less people around. Its possible that you could climb Barn and see nobody on the peak whereas you’ll probably come across dozens up Cradle

thoughts?

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1. Re: Whick Trek in Jan - Cradle Mntn or Barn Bluff?

It depends on you. If you are an avid hiker, you could get to Barn Bluff and back in a day. You'd need to start very early. More info here: bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php…

And read the track usage guidelines linked from this page: www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3305

The climb to the top of Cradle Mountain is more achievable in a day for an average person, however be prepared for weather changes. Tourists have been known to die even on this hike. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=1362

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2. Re: Whick Trek in Jan - Cradle Mntn or Barn Bluff?

thanks again - awesome help!!

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3. Re: Whick Trek in Jan - Cradle Mntn or Barn Bluff?

There's heaps of people hiking in Jan. I would do cradle. Lovely hike and many tracks to choose from or make it longer. If I remember there is even a track from the back through the twisted tarns which is lovely. Get a proper map and ask at a hiking store. You may luck out with someone who can give you some local knowledge

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