A few pics from our recent excursion into Alpine Country.
Harrietville; first time in the new tent and trying out our sleeping mats. All good, but not my preferred mode of accommodation! I'll take the caravan any day. There isn't really a way to be comfortable in a hiking tent and on a sleeping mat, even though I opted for the 'comfort deluxe'. Oh well it was only for a few nights and the aches and pains slowly dissipate once you get moving in the morning.
|figuring out the 'jet boil' and accessories|
|starting on Mount Hotham means the views are amazing right from the start|
|around, up and over|
|and it just keeps going|
|around another bend|
|its a rocky path at times|
|heading into a section of snow gums.|
|the snow gums are ghostly white and mostly dead due to a previous bushfire|
|taking it in|
|how's this for a view|
We camped at JB Plains Hut Camping Ground and had the whole area and the long drop to ourselves.
|Colin loves to tinker with things|
|a long drop on a lean|
|early morning mist|
|the early morning mist was amazing ten minutes before this photo was taken. |
It took me that long to dash to the car and get my camera and get back, bummer missed it.
Reminder to self, always keep a camera on hand!
|amazing spider webs in the morning sun. I couldn't get any closer to take a photo |
because the afternoon before a snake had slithered into the grass right near this tree
right after it raised its head/body when Colin had carefully walked past it.
From the heights to the plains - the following day we took it easy with some walks around Dinner Plains.
|luscious green (hope there's no snakes in there)|
|a dam with tadpoles and croaking frogs|
|the obligatory cup of tea and piece of fruit cake|