Sunday, April 1, 2012

The last warm rays of summer

Camping trip to Mt. Kosciuzko National Park.

 We drove from Sydney to Thredbo after work on a Friday night a couple of weeks ago with some new friends... 6 hours later (around midnight) arrived at our first campsite on Thredbo Diggings.

It was so late and we were so tired that we quickly setup camp and simply went to bed.

The next morning everything was covered in dew (I LOVE dew everywhere!).

And then there were the spider webs everywhere too.

And this is my dashing mountain man:

After breakfast on Saturday we moved to Geehi Flats to camp over night, where we found hundreds of wild kangaroos. They were chilling on the grass until M scared them off and they started jumping in every direction.

Kangaroos are magical....

So you get an idea of the size of these:

This is my trusty and gorgeous tent, the MSR fling:

Our typical setup:

And you can't go to Kosciuzko National Park or Thredbo without climbing to the top! Most tourists (ahem if you are short on time) take the ski lift almost to the top and then it is a relatively easy walk (about 60-80 minutes) to the highest peak in all of Australia! A glorious 2228 metres :)

The trail looks mostly like this.

I'm sorry there aren't more photos of our vegetarian Russian friends or of all the yummy food we had. It was such a lovely weekend, we laughed, ate, drank and made new friends. I want to go camping again!!