Ferns in the Thompson Valley
Morning Light in mountain ash forest
Near Mushroom Rocks, Baw Baw NP
Granite Boulder covered in moss, Baw Baw NP
The AAWT underneath the snow, Baw Baw NP
A miniature world growing on bare rock, Baw Baw NP
A moody snowgum forest, Baw Baw NP
An aged AAWT track marker, Baw Baw National Park
Hard walking surface, Baw Baw NP
An old trig marker on the summit of Mt Easton, one of the steeper climbs of the AAWT.
Steep 4wd track
The author, on top of Mt Victor, with 10 weeks remaining of the Australian Alps traverse.
My rucksack, holding all my essential expedition gear.
A magical fabric, confining water to the outside only.
A typical 4WD track along the route of the AAWT
The Governor, Victorian Alps
Mt McDonald, with twisted snowgum in foreground, Victorian Alps
King Billy I, Victorian Alps
Spring snow on the slopes of Mt King Billy I
Snowgum at sunset
Rock formation at the Bluff
The golden afternoon sun on Mt Eadley Stone.
Dead snowgums with Mt Buller’s snow capped peak in the background.
Snowgum, with Mt McDonald in background
Sunsets on mountaintops is one of the most sacred experiences we can witness.
Snowgum at sunset, The Bluff, Victorian Alps
Mt Eadly Stone
Sunset on Mt Buller, Victorian Alps
View from the Crosscut Saw, Victorian Alps
Misty morning at Macalister Springs
The Devil’s Staircase, near Mt Howitt.
The joy of breakfast!
The Viking, Victorian Alps
The author, near the Viking, Victorian Alps.
Vallejo Gartner Hut after a snow shower.
Mt Speculation, from the Crosscut Saw.
Snowshower on Howitt
Near Mt Howitt
The cross cut saw after some fresh snow.
Looking out from the summit of Mt Cobbler
Dandongdale Falls, near Lake Cobbler
Steep terrain on an adventurous side trip to photograph a waterfall
Tent amongst the snowgums, near the summit of Mt Speculation
A resilient snowgum survives even in the most exposed conditions.
Mt Speculation, Victorian Alps
Mt Eadley Stone, at sunset
An unusual boulder
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Mt Feathertop in spring
The snowpoles were essential aids for navigation in the poor visibility.
Cope Saddle Hut
An unlikely find on the Bogong High Plains.
Shelter after spring shower.
Quartz Ridge, the approach to Mt Bogong.
Standing on the summit cairn of Mt Bogong.
The view towards Mt Beauty, from the summit of Mt Bogong, the top of Victoria
A hungry tree.
Afternoon sun playing in the grass, near the Mitta Mitta River.
Crossing the mighty Murray!
A group hiking towards the crosscut saw
View from Mt Howitt, towards the Razor and Viking.
Snowgum, near Mt Hotham
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Frozen snowgum, near Mt Jaithmatung.
An afternoon lightning storm brewing.
I even found an abandoned bus, decided my tent was preferable!
Mt Bogong, viewed from Mt Wills
View from Mt Wills
A partially frozen pond on the High Plains.
A wild horse grazing after a snow storm.
While they provided me with basic shelter, I was half surprised that these huts, with their rusted bolts and creaky corrugated iron sheets held together in the blizzard.