Because one or two visits a year to the Snowy Mountains is never enough. We had a crew of ten – myself, ,my parents my auntie Helena, Kat, Kat’s folks (John and Lil), Trevor, Nathan and, making his first trip to the high country, Elias – down at Jindabyne in late March, the weekend we pinpointed last winter as the one where we’d walk to the highest point in Australia, Mt Kosciuszko.
Some of us left Thursday night and others on Friday morning, but by Friday lunch, we were all down in Jindabyne. The weather was extraordinary, which was really something because we left behind absolute monsoonal conditions in Sydney for the fresh air and bluebird skies of the high country. Despite Elias telling all and sundry that we were “camping”, we actually stayed at the Discovery Holiday Park on Lake Jindabyne, which proved a big success.
On Friday afternoon, we warmed up with a walk to Porcupine Rocks from Perisher Valley, came home via the Link Road (and the Island Bend campsite we’ll occupy at Easter) and Saturday, it was off down the Alpine Way to Thredbo to walk to Kozzie, 2228 meters above sea level.