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Smiggins Hole

Snow season is just around the corner, so that means its sundancer adventure time down in the Snowy Mountains. After a long night shooting Vivid in the city we headed off from our less then 5 star hotel in western Sydney, destination Smiggin Holes, Kosciuszko National Park and our most palatial 5 star ski chalet!

After a quick bite to eat in Cooma we headed on down the highway with a short stop to shoot the Cooma Tors, fields of big granite boulders that line the paddocks along the highway.

Cooma Rocks

We met the crew in Jindabyne did the shopping and headed up to the ski lodge.

We did a quick trip to Charlottes Pass for sunset that was a bit of a fizzer but its always love to stand up on the top lookout, looking out at the majestic snowy mountain ranges and beautiful gum trees.

Charlottes Snow Gums

We also decided to try some trails down on the Rennix trail.

Stars Trail Rennix Trail

Unfortunately the trails were a lot shorter than we had planned due to temperature dropping quite significantly and my lens starting to freeze over i had to call it quits.

Saturday morning it was an early rise and a 1.5km hike in the dark into Rainbow Lake for sunrise. Once the fog finally lifted the sun broke through the clouds and found its way down the hill and onto the lake.

After a hearty breaky it was over to Thredbo and up the chair lift to find what little snow had actually fallen. We walked to the Kosciuszko Lookout as some of the others had made a decision not to walk and we had already on a previous  trip walked to the summit.

Snaking Creek

Rams Head Rocks

After a long walk one needs to rehydrate so we stopped off for a hot chocolate with a little extra shot of baileys to warm us back up and then headed back down the mountain on the chairlifts bound for the schnapps distillery back in Crackenback.

Sunday morning the weather wasn’t quite pleasant enough for a sunrise but by breaky we decided to brave it anyway and try to get some atmospheric shots of the beautiful gums up around Charlottes Pass.

Leaning Gums

The weather didn’t clear up much during the day but we still headed in the 4 wheel drives to see what we could find which aside from getting very wet wasn’t a great deal. Just as we thought that sunset was going to be hidden altogether by the weather when suddenly the clouds parted and the light started to come through, so we grabbed our gear and darted up the road to see what we could capture.

Spencers Valley

We trialled some more milky way shots this time not so far from the house and the warmth 🙂

Milky Way Rd

Unfortunately it was then time to pack and get a good nights sleep before our trip home tomorrow with another wonderful trip with great mates almost at its end.

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