|Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake pictured in Google Maps|
Looking at Cradle Mountain in Google Maps leaves me wondering whether the circuit of Dove Lake is more than can reasonably be done. Soon we'll know.
Looking at the terrain and picturing intrepid hikers setting off on the Overland Track to Lake St Claire also brings to mind the use of the TrailRider there for mountain rescue. This a regular usage in the Vancouver region in Canada but one that has yet to come to the fore in Australia. It makes a very great deal of sense for rescuers not to have to bear the weight of the injured person. The park rangers there have taken a particular interest in this.