Onwards up through the valley, from wide grassy stretches into rooty woodland, up out of the beech tree forest towards the sloping mountains. After a long climb Upper Travers Hut finally appeared nestled in a clump of trees in an open, crater-like bowl of rock formed by the ridges around. Stunning! Wicked views from the dinner table of mist swirling around craggy peaks!
The morning mist was lifting and we could now start to see the towering peaks we were walking beneath. All generally looking much meaner than the Richmond Range, even a few patches of snow places :)