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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Falls Creek Snow Hike

On Sunday August 9, 2009, we visited the Falls Creek Snow Resort, high up in the Victorian Alps, about 270 km NE from Melbourne.

We drove from our home base at Bright, through Mt Beauty. Starting at the Windy Corner car park, my friend Mick did the 20 km (return) cross-country ski trail to Wallace's Hut, along the High Plains Rd, taking about four hours.

I did a 9 km (return) Snow Walk on the High Plains Rd, to the Mt Nelse track junction, around the Rocky Valley Dam - this was about two and a half hours.

As I take innumerable photos, still and videos, I have found that trying to take good photos on skis is awkward, so I left the skis behind this time. Walking on/in snow is good for the soul and for the legs....!

Temperature was hovering around 2 degrees - no wind - mostly cloudy with some blue sky at times.
Natural snow depth on the road was about 1 m.

Lots of action back at Falls around the Nordic Bowl - a competition was in progress. Kids and tobaggans galore at Windy Corner!

See the full set of Photos of our visit!

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