Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Porcupine Rocks Afternoon Scramble

The Porcupine Rocks trailhead is only a short drive from where H and I live. However, for some reason we have passed up the walk for others. Well, on a quiet Friday afternoon it was time to finally check it out.

The sun was already low in the sky as we set off. The walk is 6km return and takes you out to the edge of the range with amazing views over the Thredbo Valley.

There are some beautiful alpine flowers out at the moment.

After a nice walk through the snow gums, we arrived at Porcupine Rocks just in time to see the last rays touching the hills across the valley, a breathtaking site.

View to the Thredbo Valley.

West towards the Main Range.

I was particularly fond of a lingering snowdrift and tried to do a few turns. I’m really struggling to let the season go….

There are incredible granite tors out on the ridge. This one towered over Holly, reminiscent of a ruin of some lost empire from Middle Earth or of the Cornish menhirs of her ancestry.

We made it back to the car as the light finally packed it in.

Being able to take an afternoon walk in the Australian Alps is such a pleasure. In the time since the Porcupine Rocks, we have also knocked off the Waterfall Trail and the Pallaibo Track, a great way to spend a spring afternoon :)

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