Hotham to Walhalla

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Day 35: Hotham Village – Mt Murray

Leaving on our final two weeks

Karen and Richard on the rarely scaled heights of Mt Hotham


Passing by Diamatina Hut

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Climbing up to the Twins (Much steeper than it looks!)


Campsite near Mt Murray

Day 36: Mt Murray – Barry Saddle

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Finally some confirmation that we are getting closer!

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Some wildflowers in bloom


Lunch at Mt Selwyn South


Finally Richard saw a snake!

Day 37: Barry Saddle – Viking
Saddle

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Richard being apprehensive about the climb up the Viking


View of the Razor from the Viking

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Finally, the summit of the Viking (only took 9 hours)


Karen and Adriaan at the Viking Summit

Day 38: Viking Saddle – Horrible
Gap

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Climbing a mist covered spur up the ‘Razor’


Adriaan contemplating the climb down from the Razor


What track???? (Mt Despair)


View of the Viking from Mt Speculation

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Finally on a well defined path from Mt Speculation


Camping in the not so aptly named ‘Horrible Gap’

Day 39: Horrible Gap – Chester’s
Yards

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Sunrise over the ‘Terrible Hollow’


Climbing Mt Buggery which turned out to be really rather nice


Mist over the ‘Crosscut Saw’


Looked like a nice campsite – unfortunately no water near by

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Silhouettes from ‘Hells Window’


Adriaan overlooking ‘Hell’

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Richard finally looking happy on Mt Magdalla


Who took this photo?

Day 40: Chester’s Yards – Mt
McDonald

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A cairn on the aptly named Mt Clear

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More pretty vegetation


Close to the summit of Mt McDonald (The rain finally stopped)


Rocky outcrop on Mt McDonald overlooking Mt Buller

Day 41: Mt McDonald – Rumpff
Saddle

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Low Saddle – With the green ferns it’s starting to look like home

Day 42: Rumpff Saddle – Black
River

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Richard and Karen on some clear well defined fire trail


Karen on some not so clear well defined fire trail


Camp in the leech infested hell hole called ‘Black River’

Day 43:  Black River –
Walhalla Matlock Road


Karen fording Black River (and scoring three leeches for her trouble)

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Adriaan crossing the Black


This unnamed hut was so feral that we set up our tents inside.

Day 44: Walhalla Matlock Road –
Thompson River

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Our beautiful hut from the outside (can’t see the VB cans or bullet holes)


Karen and Richard engaging in a little sword play

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With this ring I thee wed – renewing our vows on Mt Easton

Day 45: Thompson River – Baw Baw
Plains

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Crossing the Thompson River (before the dam)


Now that’s a walking track!

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Karen basking in the sunshine


The final countdown

Day 46: Baw Baw Plains – Camp
Saddle

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Heading off on our final three days in perfect sunshine (yeah!)


The Sentinel

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After not much clear water on this section it was nice to find an alpine brook

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Look at that clear water!


Adriaan’s Bedroom (Camp Saddle at the base of Mt Saint Gwinear)

Day 47: Camp Saddle – O’Shea’s
Mill Site

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The top of Mt Erica on the edge of the Baw Baw Plateau

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Adriaan at the Mushroom Rocks on Mt Erica

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More of the Mushroom Rocks


Nearly there


A log crossing to our final campsite


The weir at O’Shea’s Mill Site

Day 48: O’Shea’s Mill Site –
Walhalla

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The Poverty Point Bridge crossing the (now much larger) Thompson River


Adriaan resting before the final climb to Walhalla


Richard throwing rocks off the bridge (naughty boy!)


Done, Done, Done, Done and Done


Sight for sore eyes – the cute little town of Walhalla


The three of us making a commitment to never walk again