Friday, April 01, 2011
This weekend, to the summits
Tonight I'll knock of work as soon as I can, race home in the sunshine, change and get camera and toothbrushes and drive north. We usually stop at Yea for petrol and iced coffees, then on to Mansfield. Camp will be at Lovick or Bluff hut. Big day is planned for Saturday, driving to the start of walk which follows the Australian Apline Walking Track (AAWT) over to Mt Magdala, which I've never been to. Then we'll head to Mt Howitt, where Charlie and I did one of our first big walks together, back in 2007... or was it June 2008? We'll walk along one of the most beautiful ridge lines, the cross-cut saw, along to Mt Buggery where we'll camp on Saturday night. Sunday we hope to leave most of a our gear at Mt Buggery so we can walk to Mt Speculation, a summit that we have attempted a couple of times before and been thwarted. In the past it has been too slow, too hard, too hot. This time we hope to make it! Conditions look good. Sunday arvo back along the cross-cut saw to camp at Vallejo Ganther Hut where we cooked dinner on a snowy night a few years back when we camped by Devil's Staircase and had mouse run over our tent. Monday we've got off from work and then plan is to come back over Howitt and Magdala down to the car and home.