Snow on the Tiers

Posted by Jasmin on Aug 18, 2021

This week we’ve had three magical spring days, with cold frosty nights and huge warm blue sky days.

This winter there haven’t been too many days where we’ve been able to hike up to the Tiers without fear of flooding, drenching or being blown across the Bass Strait. So the break in the rain the last couple of days was too good to resist, and I headed up Higgs Track on an early morning hike before work.

The going was good through the warmer rainforest, but once halfway and entering into the ‘Lord of the Rings’ birch forest, there was snow. Yay!

With the steep gradient of the track there were a couple of icy footholds to contend with, but nothing too drastic for trail running shoes, and once at the top and out in the open, the snow got deeper and more powdery.

It was a wet walk across to Lady Lake Hut, helped with a stick to gauge where the pools of water were and where a free standing stone could be hopped onto. A very welcome warm breeze came in from the west and the blinding white snow was quite dazzling.

Nature was beautiful and magnificent in the quiet of the snow.

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Higgs Track crossing Dale Brook

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Dale Brook

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Rainforest

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Rainforest

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Rainforest

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The first snow entering the birch forest

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Birch forest

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The Lord of the Rings corner

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Birch forest

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Nearing the top

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The top at the plateau

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View across to Lady Lake

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Lady Lake Hut

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The beauty and quiet of the Tiers coming down

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