On top of old Snowy

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con­di­tions, doesn’t ap­prove. “Lay­ered cloth­ing is a must. And you’d be foolish not to have a wa­ter­proof jacket.”

Then we’ve ar­rived. Hik­ers take ad­van­tage of the good mo­bile re­cep­tion to boast of their lo­ca­tion, 2228m above sea level. We sit on rocks and eat our pic­nic lunch and ad­mire the view.

I’m far more pleased to be here than I imag­ined. I scram­ble on top of the sum­mit’s stone cairn for a photo.

Maybe I’m just on the mod­est top of Aus­tralia, but I feel on top of the world.

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