Monday 2 April 2012

Crackenback Trip - Day 10

Day 10 – 2/4/2012 - Crackenback to Yarrangobilly

We new that we weren't going to get an early start because we had to say good bye to everyone. Because of this we only planned to go a small distance. A couple of hundred kilometres up the Snowy Mountains Highway to a place we found on our trip last year. The place was called Yarrangobilly. It use to be the site of a small town on top of the Snowy Mountains and is very close to the caves and a thermal pool.

The camp ground

We were able to camp right beside a fast flowing fresh water stream. It was fantastic. The water was so could that I could only stand in it for about a minute before my feet started to go numb!

Yarrangobilly Creek
We were also planning on using this site as a cold weather test for later on in the year. At about 1,100m altitude I was hoping that it was going to get pretty cool... Unfortunately it only got down to about 2 degrees overnight. I think if we had been a week later then we probably would have experienced a light dusting of snow.

We also used it as a chance to setup the part of the annex that we were going to take with us on our big trip. It was only the second time that we had set it up and we managed to do it in about 35 minutes. The annex was good at keeping the cool night air off the kitchen as we prepared dinner while the sun went down.

Annex setup
Jodie's parents, Evelyn and Allan, camped with us and just by chance some of their friends also turned up. We were very lucky that we were the only group of people there. We had a few drinks around a great camp fire. It was a fantastic night.

The Camp fire (click the image for larger version)

The fog coming in (click the image for larger version)

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