What stuck with me even weeks after this day hike at Bunyip State Park was how I felt standing next to these huge granite boulder formations, known as the Four Brothers Rocks. Of course, these are just pebbles in comparison to many other wonders in the world, but there’s just something about standing next to a mass of granite that reminds me of how small we are, and how powerfully dwarfing nature can be. The feeling of being this tiny micro speck compared to huge mountains and canyons is both frightening and exhilarating at the same time. I can (at least partially) imagine how dizzying would be looking up at K2 or into the Grand Canyon. Maybe one day I’ll find out for myself what that’s like. Probably not K2 though, we recently watched The Summit so it’s been on my mind, but I really don’t think mountaineering is for me at all!
This day hike saw us tackle the northern section of the Cathedral Ranges in Buxton, Victoria. It was the first time both of us had actually been here so we kept at bay any expectations.
Arriving at our starting point at Jawbone car park nice and early, we passed many kangaroos, wallabies and even a lyrebird in full bloom, all of whom made haste when spotting our car. We had perfect blue skies that morning which added to our excitement, so we were both eager to hit the trail. There’s something really special about walking these tracks nice and early in the morning, when the dew has barely had a chance to evaporate, and the wildlife are going about their morning. We both knew we were in for a special day.