It was a cool and fine day here, so with hindsight I could have made my long weekend walk locally, rather than in the High Country. With the weather generally getting warmer I prefer to walk in cooler alpine conditions.
Today I visited Carmichaels Falls and continued along the Dinner Plain track to Precipice Plain.
For the third time on a Sunday this month I encountered snow. There was a light dusting of fresh snow at Mount Hotham as I drove through, but it had melted by the afternoon.
The Falls are nothing spectacular, but worth a look. The Dinner Plain track is closed to vehicles now, so hikers should be safe from 4WDs and trail bikes.
There was a thick fog and light drizzle today, which is interesting to a point. Unfortunately though I had no views over the cliff at Precipice Plain, just more cloud.
It took two and a half hours altogether. There’s a hill down to the falls viewing platform, otherwise the gradient is pretty level.
I wanted a little more exercise, so I drove a few kilometres towards Hotham and set off along the Mount Tabletop track.
It starts in a snowplain, which after snow melt and rain is basically a swamp. The track is indistinct here and I had to rely on markers in the distance. Emus inhabit this plain and I saw a flock (is that what you call a group of emu?).
The Tabletop track is closed following bushfire damage, so that ends my narrative. There’s a hut near the picnic ground and a group had stayed there overnight as the fire was still glowing.
It was a pleasant walk considering the weather.