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 is just a short write up; other than encountering the boulders and shivering in the drizzle eating our sandwiches, there wasn’t much else of note. Don’t get me wrong, this was a nice day out, despite the constant rain, and I think it would be great to return when visibility from the rocks is better. I could sense there were some decent views beyond the fog, so I’m sure we will be back soon.
Credit goes to the Bushwalking Blog again for the trail advice, which was super easy to follow and gave us pretty realistic timings. If you haven’t already explored this blog, you absolutely should. There are many great ideas for walks of varying lengths and difficulties around Victoria and beyond, and Justin and I have found ourselves ticking through the archives. One day we’d like to do Mt Bogong, most likely after our Kilimanjaro trek this year.
Thanks for reading!