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A Days Trek through the Beautiful Victorian Mountain Ranges

29 Apr

It was a bleak morning when we headed off for a day’s excursion, exploring some mountain ranges in Central Victoria.

The sky was overcast, and threatening rain clouds were approaching on the horizon.

I was visiting my brother Daryl, and jumped at the opportunity to do a day’s trekking into some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Victoria. I was assured that I would see some interesting rock formations and structures, as well as beautiful idyllic Australian scenery. I wasn’t disappointed, the last time I had a chance to lose myself in the great Australian mountains, was back in my army days, nights of camping under the stars, fast moving mountain streams and crisp, mist covered mountain ridges came to mind, endless beauty as far as the eye could see.

After approximately an hour we arrived at the base of the ranges we were going to explore, but first having to go through a couple of low lying farms, farms that had grazing lands at the base of the ranges.

The first climb appeared formidable, steep incline with boulders blanketing the climb; I realized I would need my old army training of endurance and perseverance, to see the days trekking through.

Without going into the exact details of the days excursion, we did reach the top of that range and a few others, it was well worth the effort, panoramic views in all directions, the closeness of the bush and a dark sky that hovered overhead, and a slight cold drizzle of mountain rain, evidence of fellow Deer and mountain fauna demonstrated the isolation and pristine untouched world around us. It had a very Spiritual sense to it all, a time of long ago when the Aboriginals lived their Dreamtime. The stone formations, evidence of a world long before the coming of the White man.

I was privileged to be shown this beautiful part of the country by my Brother Daryl, he is more of the Indiana Jones type.

Overall a beautiful excursion, the trip home entailed a crossing of a couple of flooded creeks, they were dry on the way up, but a little rain and Australian creeks can become raging torrents.

I leave you these pics of our excursion, not sure, but I think if you click on them, you get the full picture, they were taken on panoramic setting so you should be able to see all the detail.

Regards

Emu

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25 responses to “A Days Trek through the Beautiful Victorian Mountain Ranges

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    May 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Beautiful country side Ian.. and love that dry stone wall.. Love how they built over the large boulder .. And I think I told you before how my Dad would often help farmers and do dry stone walling.. A skill in its self..
    Have you any idea how old this particular wall is?… And some pretty hefty stones in there..

    Looking Good Ian.
    And thank you for sharing those excellent photo’s..
    Sue

     
    • The Emu

      May 12, 2015 at 3:15 am

      Hi Sue, I do remember you telling me about your Fathers stonewalling past, a laborious and back breaking profession.
      We think the walls in my pics are ancient Aboriginal, many thousands of years old, and used for corralling Kangaroos.
      Need more research to confirm yet.

       
  2. Mélanie

    May 5, 2015 at 9:27 am

    nice and interesting, Ian… well, I’d like to hike over there, too, but it’s sooo far away from our “old Europe”… 🙂

     
    • The Emu

      May 5, 2015 at 10:21 am

      You may never make it to Australia Melanie, but I certainly intend to visit old Europe.
      All the old romantic places from the b1800’s.

       
  3. cat

    May 4, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Just coming back from Victoria myself, Victoria, British Columbia, that is … Spring is in full swing over there … still very slow to arrive here in Alberta … you have Winter soon, hmmm ? Love the pics, some day I will visit and hike with you in your country, Ian … Love, cat.

     
    • The Emu

      May 5, 2015 at 3:26 am

      One day maybe Cat, you could be my guest over here, and I could show you beautiful places, our wildlife and changing panoramas.
      Would love to go hiking again Cat, maybe a few more months and a new expedition unfolds,hope your okay girl and happy.
      Fond regards.
      Ian and Emu

       
  4. giselzitrone

    May 4, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Danke gute Woche für dich Grüße und Küsse Gislinde

     
    • The Emu

      May 5, 2015 at 3:33 am

      Good afternoon my Dear Friend Gislinde, thank you for your visit.
      Always a pleasure to find a comment and visit from you.
      Hoping you are well and happy, may the sun forever shine upon you.
      Kind regards.

       
  5. reocochran

    May 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    It looks gorgeous and yet, rugged. Such a wonderful adventure, Ian. I would have liked to seen a photo of your brother, too.

     
    • The Emu

      May 3, 2015 at 3:14 am

      The mountain ranges were so peaceful and relaxing, beautiful panorama and the great sounds of mountain birds.
      Afraid my Brother doesn’t like being in pics, but I did notice him in one pic, way up the top of a stone wall.
      Regards.

       
  6. Clowie

    May 1, 2015 at 9:09 am

    They’re lovely photos. I love hiking in the mountains, it’s so peaceful.

     
    • The Emu

      May 2, 2015 at 2:17 am

      Hi Clowie, glad you appreciated my picture of mountain trekking.
      You are so right, it is beautiful, relaxing and extremely peaceful.
      Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
      Kind regards.

       
  7. RMW

    April 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    The great outdoors… always good to be in a place where the views go on forever!

     
    • The Emu

      April 30, 2015 at 6:45 am

      Thanks for the visit and comment, glad you appreciated my pictures.
      It was a beautiful area to visit, and as you say, the views did go on forever.
      Kind regards.

       
  8. giselzitrone

    April 29, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Schöne Fotos lieber Emu ich wünsche dir einen schönen Mittwoch lieber Gruß und Umarmung Gislinde

     
    • The Emu

      April 29, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      Danke Gislinde, so freuen, Ihnen meine Bilder Gebirge genossen, sie sind wirklich schöne Szenen aus einem schönen Teil von Australien.
      Mit freundlichen Grüßen.

       
  9. wonkywizard

    April 29, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Great rugged beauty with sense of silence and solitude.

     
    • The Emu

      April 29, 2015 at 11:46 am

      It certainly was my friend, and had a deep Spiritual atmosphere.
      Regards.

       
  10. prenin

    April 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Great pictures Ian! 🙂

    Thanks for taking them! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

     
    • The Emu

      April 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

      My pleasure mate, glad you liked them.
      Cheers.

       
  11. gpcox

    April 29, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Fantastic views, Ian.

     
    • The Emu

      April 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Certainly were gp, a return trip is planned.
      Cheers.

       
      • gpcox

        April 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

        Good, looking forward to it!

         
  12. einfachtilda

    April 29, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Wundervoll.Toller Mann bist du 🙂

     
    • The Emu

      April 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Wir danken Ihnen für das Betrachten meiner Mathilda Bilder.
      Ihr Besuch wird sehr geschätzt.
      Mit freundlichen Grüßen.

       

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