Mt Howitt - 6-8 April 2012

Here's a collection of photos from my Easter hiking trip. The weather was absolutely perfect and the challenging walk which climbed up to the iconic Crosscut Saw and Mt Howitt provided some of the most (if not the most) stunning and dramatic scenery in all of Victoria.

This is where we went.

Driving up Mt Terrible.

The view from up here was anything but terrible.

Howqua Inlet...pretty as a postcard.

Like an Arizona sunset.

The 22.5km hike rising 1000m took 10 hours to complete. We did this in a clockwise direction.

Rock hopping.

The beautiful Howqua River.

The Crosscut Saw looking an awfully long way away.

Soaking up the view during a well deserved rest.

Are they Lemmings traversing The Crosscut Saw?

The gradient just got a little bit steeper. Rock climbing anyone?

On the ridge of The Crosscut Saw.

The Razor and The Viking.

The final climb up to the summit of Mt Howitt.

Enjoying the view from 1742m above sea level, unsurpassed in Victoria.

Descending West Peak amongst the snow gums.

Hells Window.

The purest of water from the Howqua River.

Underestimating the duration of the hike left us walking and crossing rivers in the dark.

The gateway to The Paps.

Farmland at the base of The Paps.

View from atop Paps No. 2.

Lake Eildon from Dinny's Pinch.