Wild Horses near Rams Head Range

Wild Horses near Rams Head Range

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A historical homestead in Kiandra

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Mt Jagungal, with weather station in foreground

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High Camp on Mt Jagungal

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The summit of Mt Jagungal

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The impressive view from Mt Jagungal towards the Main Range

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Approaching Mt Jagungal, in the distance

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A dinosaur egg?

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The Kerries

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Ancient snow gums killed by the 2003-2006 fires.

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The sign of approaching summer on the Main Range: Wild Flowers

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The view of the Main Range from Watson’s Crag

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Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest mountain at 2228m ; although it looks more like a gentle hill from most directions.

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The Mt Kosciuszko Rd

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On the top of Australia, 2228m with my hiking buddy, Rob. He joined me for a week of my 74 day journey through the Australian Alps.

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Shorts and snow. Stylish.

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The headwaters of the mighty Snowy River.

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The Snowy River’s Source:  The Main Range

The Main Range, in late spring

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The yellow painted lines on the road to Charlotte Pass, Australia’s tallest alpine resort  help driver’s in snowy conditions.

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The main range from the Charlotte Pass car park.

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Spencer Creek, shortly before it joins with the Snowy River.

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The mighty Snowy River

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Guthega Dam, an engineering marvel built in the 1950s.

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Man vs Nature?

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You sure can tell which way the wind blows!

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Near Mt Tate, during our the traverse of the Main Range

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The Main Range

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Compacted spring snow makes for slippery terrain

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Exposed campsite near Mt Twynham, approx elevation: 2100m.

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The happy hiking team

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Looking towards the steep western slope of the Main Range.

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A skilled glider impressed us by doing circles right above our heads. A slight miscalculation by the pilot would have resulted in a crash, as these planes have no engines and rely purely on the updraft to gain lift.

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A long day, no doubt.

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Lake Albina, one of four glacial lakes on the Main Range.

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Geared up against the wind.

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Even up here, life thrives.

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The emergency shelter of Cootapatamba Hut. It is bright red for easy visibility in winter, when the snow can cover the lower entrance into the shelter, requiring the use of the ladder to allow entrance through the roof.

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A tough climb up from Dead Horse Gap.

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Looking down towards the valley of the Crackenback River (aka Threadbo River)

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Crossing the border into NSW and bridging the Murray River.