Today was the day. Had a house full of Yogi's so it was time to put some serious kilometres in. The last 30 km of access roads is a good dirt road though you need to keep your wits as there are some blind corners and the road in places totters on the side of a precipice. The road is gated shut at the bottom of Mt Ginini, but it is a good fire trail on the other side of the gate. A 5k walk gets you to Pryors Hut, then after a further kilometre, a foot pad takes you the final kilometre up to the summit (ish). The alpine scenery is stunning and you do get a feeling that you are on top of this particular part of the planet. After finding the Geocache (of course) which was smothered by literally thousands of moths, I guess baby bogongs ????, I found a nice sunny rock to rest my weary legs and eat my lunch.
The winds were picking up and some clouds blew in. It was a good 10 degrees colder than Canberra and I was glad I was wearing a couple of layers but I didn't want to get wet. So it was time to bid adieu, I probably won't climb this way again (though there some people camping on the slopes) and head back to the car. There were a few other walkers on the trail but I wasn't in a chatting mood. AFter getting back to the car, I briefly drove to the Air Navigation Facility at the top of Mt Ginini - send a SMS to say I was safe and driving, found 1 more cache. I didn't need to eat anyone else's dust on the drive home and I think I will sleep well tonight!