A steady trudge up the first part of the steep 5km. return Summit Track, soon spread out our group. The track then levelled out, through clumps of gnarled Snowgums and wildflower meadows, where lived a few strange (unidentified) insects. Once upon the Summit, where the Fire Spotting Tower proudly stood, we all agreed the spectacular 360° view made our efforts worthwhile. The ABC lunchtime radio serial “Blue Hills” sprang to mind.
Time was getting on, so hunger (or was it the mention of “Blue Hills”?) prompted a lunch break in welcome sunshine.
The descent proved quicker than the ascent! Our group found themselves dwarfed by the giant Snow-making machines (pictured).
Another short break in the Town Square and we were ready for the 3km. “Village Family Walk”…a gentle stroll through the town, past the iconic ski lodges where cashed up Victorians spend their winters.
Afternoon tea was shared on the town’s picnic tables. One of our party discovered a Café open for business, but he forgot to take our orders too!
Another beautiful Alpine summer’s day, spectacular scenery and convivial company equalled a splendid day out. Thank you JB!
Welcome to new walkers, Deb and Ian, from Swanpool. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again.