While some were hiking up that mountain, the rest on the group were circumnavigating beautiful Dove Lake and then onwards past Lake Lilla and down the Wombat Pool trail. Conditions were drizzly and cold but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the group who were always on the lookout for the elusive wombats. About 13kms completed that day!
Nancy and Bill at Kitchen Hut, located on the ‘Overland Track’, just below the steep climb to the Cradle Mountain summit. The hut is 2 stories high to allow access to the upper storey during deep snow falls. It was a very hard hike to this point but they did it!
The climb to the top of the mountain is another 1km scramble over giant boulders and our high achiever presidents both past and current managed to be the ones to negotiate this terrain to reach the summit!