The Pinnacle

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

There are many walks through the Grampians, most leading to spectacular lookouts. One of those is the Pinnacle. There are two ways up to it. One, from the Wonderland Carpark, is described in the brochure as ‘a strenuous walk to a famous peak’. The other, from the Sundial Carpark, is ‘a medium grade route to the Pinnacle’. We took the second, and that was a good challenge.

It was a lovely walk, along a path that wound up the side of mountains, over rocky plateaus and hopping over rocks and boulders. And it was enough for me! It made me realise that I wasn’t as unfit as I thought I was. All that work at the gym had some benefits! (Although I have yet to see a reason for sit-ups!)

Rock formations along the track (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Rock formations along the track (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The view of Halls Gap from the Pinnacle.

 

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

I couldn’t believe how many people were up at the lookout. Most of them had come from the Wonderland Carpark — fitter that I am! There was a group of young Asian people, who had a ball up there, taking photos of each other, laughing and enjoying their experience and each other’s company.

Like Bourke St up there! (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Like Bourke St up there! (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The Pinnacle lookout (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The Pinnacle lookout (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

And down there is our caravan park.

Look! You can just about see Alice the Caravan! (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

Look! You can just about see Alice the Caravan! (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

 

 

 

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One Response to The Pinnacle

  1. EllaDee says:

    Don’t just love being up high looking out over the view, worth the walk every time. I would have opted for the Sundial Car park route also, a stimulating walk is quite preferable to a strenuous walk. Great images, the Pinnacle is a spectacular rock formation.

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