Snowy Mountains (Easter 2006)

Notable for being the first year that Nathan abandoned his love of 5-star resorts and hotels to try¬†proper¬†(no showers, cooking on a campfire, no mobile reception, crapping in a hole – that sort of thing) camping with the Kitchener’s. He comes back every year, so we obviously made a good impression on him. Either that or he doesn’t have much else going on over Easter (I choose to believe the former rather than the latter).

My brother brought a couple of friends down, but thanks to the combination of a poorly-located tent and a fairly unpleasant rainstorm Friday night, they were gone the next morning…taking the bad weather with them.

Also: 2006 was the year mum brought Joseph, her best friend’s son. Poor old Joseph, he’d never camped properly before either, and after everything that happened, it’s no surprise that he hasn’t expressed a great desire to come again.

Day One: Good Friday

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The tents are being erected.
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View from the hill.
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Off to get more wood in MC’s trailer.

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Rain. Not ideal.
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Not even a night in, and he already injured himself.

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Rain and cold: not a fun combination.

Day Two: Saturday

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Breakfast.
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Dad and Mark inspecting the firewood after a night’s rain.
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Lunchtime – sunny skies over Dalgety!
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Buckley’s Crossing Hotel in Dalgety

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That lady had a pet sheep.

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Day Three: Sunday

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Cold, frosty night.

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Island Bend Dam and the Snowy River.

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Thredbo.

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Absolutely love this photo!

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Thredbo River at Dead Horse Gap.

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Day Four: Monday

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Breakfast prep.
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Another stunning day.
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On the Rennix Gap Walk.

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Three blokes on a rock.

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Tough gig.
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Joseph of the Snowies.
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Walking to the dam.

 


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