|A slightly dishevelled Feral Walker about to set off from Walhalla. The AAWT starts at the rotunda behind me.|
|There goes Sam, I'm on my own now for around the next 14 days.|
|The climb up Fingerboard Spur allowed me a few views of the Thomson River valley through the trees.|
|I crossed over the top of these small falls to pick up the continuation of the AAWT when I was leaving O'Sheas Mill.|
|The notch in the huge stump is where the old time loggers inserted a platform to stand on while they chopped down the tree.|
|The last kilometre or so up to Mushroom Rocks makes for nice walking.|
I walked 22 kilometres and climbed 1175 metres on my first day on the AAWT, this was hard days walking for me (a rating that will become repetitive as the AAWT posts roll on!) Water was available at the Eastern Tyres River and a handful of spots along Mt Erica Road when I went through. Camping is available at O’Sheas Mill and Mushroom Rocks, it would also be possible to pitch a tent at the car park at the end of Mt Erica Road but I’m thinking that it’s not strictly legal so you’d have to be discreet. I used John Chapman’s notes and maps, I also carried the relevant Rooftop map on this section in case I wanted a bigger overview. I got a Telstra signal at Mushroom Rocks.