I am back to catch up on my last outstanding collection of photos, as this time next week Chris and I are going to be in Oman! We can hardly contain our excitement – every time we come home from work at the moment our greeting is usually along the lines of “X days left” or “holy %$& I am ready for a holiday”. So close, yet so far.
These photos are from a hike on our second day in Mount Buller. We were treated to picture perfect weather, to make up for our disastrous hike in the rain the day before.
We took on the 16km return hike from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling, via Cornmill and Howqua Hut. The tracks were easy enough to hike along, being predominately 4WD and fire tracks, but what we missed in technicality was made up for in ascent – it was a long, arduous climb up from Howqua to Mount Stirling!
At least the views 100% made up for it. We had unobstructed 360 degree views of the surrounding alpine region and it was pure magic.
Looking back across to Mount Buller resort – and realising that we had to walk all the way back!
We didn’t encounter many other hikers on our walk, however we were overtaken by a couple of trail runners, who apparently ran up Mount Stirling like it was nothing.
Photo out takes – this is real life! Obviously Chris is still working on his “instragram husband” game and I am just very uncoordinated.
Having been to Mount Buller and Mount Buffalo in recent months I am truly inspired to see more of the Alpine region. I should probably visit in winter and see what all this skiing business is about (or so my brother keeps telling me), but I would love to hike up Mount Feathertop and Mount Bogong as part of my 52 hike challenge. If you have done these hikes, do you have any hot tips?
In the mean time, I am off to pack my bags and dust off my passport – I will be back with a truly ridiculous amount of photos from our travels soon!