11 & 12th December 2016
Snow, mountains and an almost full moon, walking and good company what more could a girl ask for!!
From Wagga we follow the usual road to Albury and instead of taking the Hume Highway we head off through beautiful country roads to enjoy the green lush pastures and the small quaint townships of Yackandandah, Myrtleford, Bright and Harrretville along our way to Mount Hotham and JB Hut. The road twists and turns and as we we climb the views open up to wonderful mountain vistas – truly magnificent.
Our first walk takes us around a small section near Dinner Plains and we get to see the snow on the top of the mountains – just a little bit but quite special at this time of the year.
We are off to Tabletop Mountain and it is quite a challenging walk. We head down through a lovely wooded area to the bottom of a gully and in the back of my head I know that it is going to be tough going back up. The vegetation changes again to more open wth some stunning floral aspects and weave in and out of smaller saplings. Buttercups line the track their little yellow heads bobbing in the wind is like a welcome and cheers up the weary walkers. Happily we make the top and head back the same way. The walk up the climb is taken slow and steady with plenty of rest breaks. The trees and ferns seem to lock in the warm air making it very humid but it is a great feeling to get back onto the plateau with our camp in sight and a lovely cool breeze.
In the afternoon we head to Carmichael Falls which is only a short hike from the Dinner Plains Village. Two falls in one over a huge granite rock makes the short but steep walk definitely worth it – just spectacular.