Sunday 28 September, 2014 continued the brilliant Spring weather in the south. Trip Leader Kate in her Landcruiser met Colin in his trusty Safari and Glenys & Neil in their Land Cruiser at the Crown Range car park, and later at Bannockburn Pub we hooked up with Pam in her Surf, then headed off and upward toward Duffers Saddle.
The track south from Duffers Saddle was wet and slippery, almost like driving on ice, so we all took extra care to stay on the track and in the wheel ruts to prevent any chance of sliding off down a gully.
At the Old Woman Hut we met four adults, two children and two excited dogs who had stayed the night and had a roaring fire going preparing lunch. They had ferried all these folk, children, dogs and gear from several kilometres back, where they had abandoned their Subaru car, in a small Suzuki 4WD.
Back at Duffers Saddle we topped Pam’s Surf up with water and headed home stopping in at Jones’ orchard for a fruity ice cream.
A trip of brilliant sunshine and super scenery.
Trip report by Neil McGill.