Turned out it didn't take too much convincing to get the wife to brave the alpine area again in Summer. We had a bit of a cold snap which seems to have slowed the pesky flies a bit. We planned to do the 11 peaks but we lost a day on the way up due to the cars alternator deciding to die on the Hume. So had to wind it down significantly. Basically just did the main range circuit with some side trips to Mt Twynam, Tenison Woods Knoll and a bit of the track out towards Thredbo.
Stopped at the lookout on the saddle before Carruthers Peak for a few snaps.
We had some fun on the first night, just arrived into camp before the clouds rolled in with a front of pretty heavy very cold rain, which soon dissipated to a really dewy fog. You could just about bite the clouds they were that full of moisture. Made for a really cool orange glow all around the camp site as the sun set. I've never seen anything like it before, it was so cool.
Woke to crystal clear skys. And did the little loop to Tenison Woods Knoll and Mt Twynam. Pic below is from Tenison.
We then continued over the normal main range circuit and a stroll down the boardwalk towards Cootapatamba Hut lookout before finding a spot to make camp. It was a beautiful clear afternoon with a gentle cool breeze. Perfect for a little early dinner picnic on the poncho tarp.
We had one of those pinky blue sunsets that are just so photogenic. Made me wish I'd brought the SLR along.
It really cooled down overnight and the wind pickup up considerably. I had undercling mikes -2 quilt and was nice and comfy in the tent with just my thermals and light fleece and that tent was doing a great job with the wind. But I popped out for a loo run sometime after midnight and by god with my thermals and fleece top I was shaking like a leaf when I climbed back in the tent. That wind was bitter.
We were rewarded again at sunrise with some awesome light and great views on another crystal morning.
Unfortunately we didn't get to do our planned walk but tuned out to be a great weekend anyway. Still have to go back and bag those other few hills. Good excuse to get back up there anyway.