Winter Wonderland

Snow covered snow gums, Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia

The Australian Alps Walking Track winds through the high country of Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT. It traverses rugged remote alpine country, passing through some of Australia's finest alpine national parks. The track climbs Australia's highest mountains, crossing exposed high plains, passes through magnificent tall forests and stunted snow gum woodlands, and discovers sites rich in history. In winter much of the higher reaches of the walking track are buried in snow. On this occasion, my afternoon on the track was spent in heavy fog, with constant snow falls and poor visibility. When the weather finally lifted a little for me to see more of what was before me, this was one of the first scenes that drew me in. Here, buried in snow, the walking track passed adjacent to snow and ice covered snow gums. It really was a winter wonderland.

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