This much anticipated walking adventure, with the romantic lure of the moon rising over snow capped mountains and the promise of a camp oven dinner cooked over hot coals, sadly ended abruptly with the onset of non-stop rain, rain, rain.
On our way, while the weather was cool but dry, we stopped at the Southern Cloud lookout. The Southern Cloud was an aircraft flying for the Australian National Airways that crashed and disappeared on 21 March 1931- our first commercial airline crash. What happened to the the plane and the 8 occupants, despite a huge search, remained a mystery for 27 years when a worker from the Snowy Mountains project took a half day off work and stumbled upon the wreckage. Its a great story and lead to enormous changes to the flying industry.
We did enjoy lunch and hot drinks under the verandah of the Geehi hut and a little exploring of the Geehi River. Definitely want to return to this beautiful spot.
If you know me you know I love a waterfall and so on the way home a couple of us decide to drop into the Paddy River Falls – spectacular. With the recent and currently falling rain the waterfall was thundering and wildly rushing, tumbling down its rocky path – love it!
After our long drive its back to enjoy dinner with our fellow walkers for our camp fire cook-out consumed in the comfort of a lovely warm, dry lounge room – great fun, stories and company.