I spent last weekend down at the Snowy Mountains which is about a 6 hour drive south of Sydney. Things didn’t start too well with the main motorway heading south closed just south and consequently it took an hour and a half to make the 15km trip to the airport!
Once passed however things went much smoother. A couple of beers and then a respectable bed time of 12:30am. We were camping so thankfully the night wasn’t too cold with the temps dropping just below zero. The morning broke to some sunshine and a big breakfast followed by the short journey up the hill to the snow fields.
Its at this point however that things started to deteriorate. Approaching the main carpark the winds were howling across the road blowing fresh snow and spindrift into the air – add to that the mist and it set the scene for what was a pretty wild day out on the mountain. Due to the consistently low temps this season the snow was is awesome condition but unfortunately seeing where you were going proved somewhat difficult and the best you could manage was picking out trees to head for which would hopefully show the way
Sunday brought much of the same and after a few morning runs we accepted defeat. A quick coffee stop in Jindy and a somewhat unusually sunlit journey back to Sydney – same thing next weekend….?