Monday, November 14, 2011

Afternoon Ride to Seamans Hut

With the rapid demise of the snow pack the time has come to dust off the surfboards and my crappy bike. I was at a loose end the other night and thought a quick ride up to Seamans Hut would be fun. I hit the track after work and took on the gentle climb up to the Snowy River.

The Snowy

Australian mini glacier

The view over towards Thredbo

Back on the bike and up the final 100m or so of vertical to Seamans Hut. The hut was built in 1928 in memory of two skiers who tragically lost their lives in a blizzard. The hut is built from local rocks and, at 2030m, is one of the highest huts in Australia.

After taking in the view it was time to head home. I rode through a recently cleared snowdrift then enjoyed the 6km downhill back to the car. A great afternoon out in Kosciuszko National Park.

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