Monday, 28 January 2019

A hot walk on Mount Gower

Mount Gower (875 metres)is Lord Howe Island's  highest mountain. It's an impressively steep climb from sea level to the 'mist forests' on the summit plateau.

The last time I went up Mt. Gower it rained, and there was water dripping from my hat.  This time, it did not rain and there was sweat dripping from pretty much everywhere.  Darn I found it hot!

However, the views were spectacular.

The start - one of the few flat sections on the walk.

About 1/2 an hour into the walk - you start walking up hill at the small rocky island

The start of a section called 'The Low Road'

Near the end of 'The Low Road"

View from the end of "The Low Road"

Erskine Valley - where we saw the Woodhens

View towards Mt Lidgebird on the way up.

View towards Mt Lidgebird on the way up.

View over LHI from the top of Mount Gower

View over LHI from the top of Mount Gower

View towards Mt Lidgebird on the way down - people feeling pleased with themselves!

Start of the Low Road on the way back - afternoon sun and black rock - it was well hot! 
Its a remarkable walk and well worth the sore legs the next day.

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.


Yamini MacLean said...

hari OM
Fandabaloosa!!! You'll recall my having mentioned, that was the one walk I couldn't make on my visit there, which was in winter and it was actually cold and the cloud was low. These views are precious and you all look deservedly pleased! YAM xx

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

When I hike hard I sweet too


love it isn't just me with the phat finger

Marie Smith said...

Great hike though the heat would do me in. Great photos of the gorgeous scenery!

Fun60 said...

Love the views from the top. Makes it worth the effort.

italiafinlandia said...

What an amazing place to visit! The view from the top is remarkable.
Have a nice week, Stewart.

Missy George said...

You should be pleased with yourselves..that's quite an undertaking..What beautiful views..Pretty colors..makes it worth the journey.. It's the only way you can see scenery like that. Have a happy week..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a trail and a half! Wow. Really beautiful views for those who make it to the top (or aren’t afraid to look down as they climb). All four of you look happy and healthy and not the least bit out of breath!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Scenic trail!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Just breathtaking! I don't think I would be brave enough to do that walk, but the scenery is quite the payoff!

TheChieftess said...

You all are certainly more sure footed than I am!!! I don't do Mountain Goat trails!!! Looks like quite the adventure!

Lady Fi said...

Those scenes are stunning!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous scenery but a bit scary on the edge of the cliff walk. well done.

Cloudia said...

Oh how very Pacific wonderful!

Linda W. said...

Amazing views! Thanks for sharing one of the hikes where you live.

Emma said...

Wow, looks like an amazing hike!

betty-NZ said...

What fabulous scenery! That walk looks like it's in the middle of paradise!

David Gascoigne said...

Man, that is one good looking family!