Scotts Peak Dam & Red Knoll Lookout

After leaving Gordon Dam we drove back along Gordon River Road to Scotts Peak Dam turnoff, about 53 km. We stopped at the Creepy Crawly Walk not far along the unsealed road.

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Creepy Crawly Walk

Continuing along the road we passed Edgar Dam and Scotts Peak Dam at the eastern end of the lake.

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View from Scotts Peak Road

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I think this Edgar Pond

Scotts Peak Dam was built to dam the Huon River. At 43 metres high it’s only a baby compared to the Gordon Dam. Edgar Dam is even smaller, 17 metres. There’s no public access to either of these dams walls.

Passing the two dams, the road takes you to Red Knoll Lookout.

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Scotts Peak

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Looking back at the mountains

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Scotts Peak Dam and mountains

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Scotts Peak Dam

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Phone panorama 1 at Red Knoll Lookout

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Failed phone panorama. I like how the portrait image shows the layers of the landscape, almost like a core sample

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Phone panorama 2 at Red Knoll Lookout

We weren’t there at a great time of day to take photos and I probably would have got better results shooting RAW.

This is a place you’d want to spend an entire day, from sunrise to sunset, watching the light changing and photographing the different moods of the rocks and the mountains. And probably more than one day because of the fog in some places and the clouds over the mountains.

It’s not the sort of place to visit once and say you’d seen it.


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