Penny, Nic, me, Badger, Lumen, Mal
Stopped at the gates to a National Park, told to go up some stupid road instead. went up stupid road. Found most awesome hiking and alpine scenery.
9kms of hiking, 800+ photos, patches of snow, snow running and playing, a crystal clear little pool for dog swims, free-running in the bush, great views, awesome company, laughs, chats and the dogs having a great time (all very tired after), future camping spots discovered, future sites for snowventures discovered and all in state forest where it’s total A-OK to have your dogs AND have them off-lead!!!
As an aside, it’s really, really rare in Australia to find anywhere remotely ‘alpine’ that allows dogs. For as long as I’ve known, I’ve considered everything ‘mountainous’ to be a part of the Alpine National Park, and therefore strictly no dogs. To be able to walk in this kind of environment and have the scenery we did with the dogs, was just so exciting for all of us – we never imagined we’d be able to! So there’s certainly lots more exploring of this area to be done!
Views and scenery
Lumen FULL SPEED RUNNING!!!! (I love photos of full speed running)
Badger is some kind of creepy swamp creature, peering through the rushes.
Fetching a stick in water: part 1
Fetching a stick in water: part 2
Fetching a stick in water: part 3
Fetching a stick in water again! Part 1
Fetching a stick in water again: part 2
Some Mal full-speed running!
How to eat snow: step 1 (Um… this is not as great as I thought)
How to eat snow: step 2 (Yeah… I’m not so keen on this particular flavour of snow)(Was it yellow, Mal?)
How to eat snow: Step 3 (Plaugh)
Lu just being cute
Lu demonstrating to our overseas guests what a burnt-out Australian Alpine environment looks like (and Mal is wearing some bushes like a mane or something)
Badger catches a snow-ball
Can you tell I’m obsessed by pictures of Lu full speed running? 😉
More full speed running!
Some kind of weird prancing-with-teeth move
It’s my stick! MINE!
Not for long!
Crazed stick chasing times
Found some little cairn while off-trail. We told the dogs to get on it haphazardly. They posed like this.
Our tiny-pack with snowy mountains in the background (if you’re reading from Slovenia or whatever SHHHH. Don’t judge our snow OR our mountains!!!)