Brilliant Mt Buller
Last weekend Phil and his buddy went for another 7 Peaks ride, this time up Mt Buller.
I wasn't too impressed with Mt Buller and the nearby town when we explored it last year, but they convinced me to go back with them and I'm glad I did. They started off on their ride, and I drove to the base of the mountain to wait for them. I grabbed my book and found a nice quiet spot on the rocks facing the river.
The boys stopped for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and then they were off for the top of the mountain. I headed up to explore a bit and wait for them at the top. The last time we went there was a mountain bike race up at the top so I couldn't really explore the summit. Instead I was stuck in the little ski village with not much to see or do. This time, without the bike race I was able to drive to the base of the summit and from there hiked the rest of the way to the top. It was a bit bizarre seeing the ski resort signs and chair lifts without the surrounding snow, but it was a really pretty sight at the top. It was a clear day and the view went on to several other mountains. The hills were covered with little yellow flowers, and the clouds gave a nice contrast to the bright blue sky.
After the boys made it up to the top we took a detour to Jamieson Brewery. It was ok, but considering we were all starving and their kitchen was closed it was a bit of a disappointment. We had a bowl of chips to keep us going, and then had a slow drive back through some very windy tree-covered roads. It was a long day of driving, but at least the views made it worth the trip.
|Phil and Les|
|My view while reading|
|Easiest blue run I've ever done|
|Mountain bike trails and yellow flowers|
|Steps to the top of the summit|
|Strange mix of summer and winter|
|Love this picture|
|Sculpture at the ski village|
|The boys at the summit|