|This was probably as good as the AAWT got today.|
|Hmmm, things were still looking bit grim this morning.|
|Breakfast in bed was the go this morning.|
|My long journey along Twins Track continued for another couple of kilometres this morning.|
Tunnel of Love I arrived outside ‘The General’ just before I reached melt down temperature in all my wet weather gear. The rest of my afternoon was spent successfully becoming reacquainted with electricity, real food, and hot water, life was indeed pretty sweet!
|Almost at the top now...|
I walked 13 kilometres today and climbed 700 metres on what was still a hard day. My stats after 16 days on the AAWT so far are 255 kilometres along with 13,695 metres of climbing, yeah you reckon I wasn’t looking forward to a couple of days off in Mt Hotham! To be honest I didn’t look for water today, probably the most likely spot is in the head waters of the Diamantina River off the side of The Razorback Track near Diamantina Hut I’m thinking. There are no real camping options on this section of the AAWT either as the AAWT is within the Mt Hotham Alpine Resort boundary after hitting The Great Alpine Road, if you aren’t staying at Hotham the next spot to camp is at Derrick Hut, 4 kilometres down the AAWT from the Mt Loch car park. Navigation wise everything is straight forward today, if I got lost on the Great Alpine Road I think it would be time to hang up my boots. The phone would of worked for most of the day I’m thinking but I didn’t turn it on until I checked into my room. Speaking of my room I stayed at The Genaral, this place is a pub, cafe, and general store rolled into one. The General isn’t a cheap option but we (Sam came up the next day) found it a very nice spot to chill out for awhile, the views from our room and the cafe/pub are quite spectacular. I used Mr Chapman’s notes and maps again as well as carrying Rooftop’s Jamieson - Licola Adventure Map for an overview.
AAWT, First day, October 2017.
AAWT, Previous day, November 2017.
Mount Hotham, November 2017.
|Passing Mt Loch car park and beach I dropped out of the cloud for the first time today.|
|The day ended a little more comfortably than it began!|