The Grampians — Mt William

The Grampians, from Mt William (photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The Grampians, from Mt William (photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Mt William is the highest peak in the Grampians, so it has a telecommunications tower on top. This means that there is an access road up to the top. However the road is not for mere (unfit) mortals like the Fella and me to drive up! We had to walk. The advantage was that it was a road, and so no rock hopping. (More of that in another post.) The disadvantage was that the incline was fairly constant for all of the 1.8 km we had to walk.

The cairn at the top said that the road was built in 1963. It was quite possible that when we camped in the Grampians as a child that we drove all the way up to the top.

I stopped often, with the excuse of taking photos of the lovely views and wild flowers. Really I was just letting my heart rate settle a little! As you enjoy the photos, think of the effort I went to, just for you!

 (photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

(photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Looking North (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Looking North (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The Grampians, from Mt William (photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The Grampians, from Mt William (photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Looking back to the car park. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Looking back to the car park. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

 

 

 

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4 Responses to The Grampians — Mt William

  1. EllaDee says:

    I thank you for the effort, the images are wonderful and a 1.8 km incline walk is quite a feat of fitness, as far as I’m concerned. I employ the same tactic on steep walks, lots of stopping and taking in the scenery. Hopefully the return was a little easier.

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    • anne54 says:

      The return was much easier for me, but My Fella has knee issues, and found the down hill difficult. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      It is a cunning ploy to be looking at the scenery while really getting ones breath back! Thank heavens for those glorious view and interesting plants. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. metan says:

    I stop to take photos all the time too, at least the walk back would have been much easier!
    Those rocks are wonderful, the colours and shapes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • anne54 says:

      The rocks in the Grampians are magnificent. But then I have an interest (read obsession?!) with rocks. I could have taken photos of them everywhere. I will only post a modest number! ๐Ÿ™‚

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