Well, summer is most certainly here. With the mercury rising above 30°C, things have been getting a little warm, the sun has been doing it’s best to melt everything but that didn’t stop us getting back to Semaphore Lakes (click link for my first trip up there) for our first hike of the season. It’s a good trek to start the season with as it is a fairly mellow trail. It’s only about one hour and a half in, a little steep in parts as the trail rises 300 odd metres in a short distance.
Along the trail there is a beautiful creek, a beautiful forest and as you get closer to the top the trail opens up into a stunning clearing. Once the 300 metres has been conquered an incredible view of the top lake and the main backdrop of the landscape, Locomotive Mountain, burst into view.
My favourite campsite is down by the lower lake. It still offers fantastic views of Locomotive Mountain and is near to amazing little ‘stream rapids’ and views down the valley.
There was barely a cloud in the sky so the night time photography was promising. Star trails were at a risk of seeming a bit dull due to the near full moon… …however I think the foreground ended up coming out pretty well.
I spent the rest of the night playing around with the night sky…
Let me know what you think!