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Kitchen Hut

Kitchen Hut

This is one of the Alpine huts built to provide shelter for hikers on the overland trail from lake St. Claire to Cradle Mountain. It's elevation is about 1250m and the winds are icy cold up here in Winter. As soon as the sun drops behind the mountains the temperature plummets. This was shot at about 4 in the afternoon and waiting for sunset at 5:10 would have been dangerous without better suited gear as the hike back down to Lake Dove is at least 90 minutes even on the steeper track, which I took. Great experience to be up here, but could have gotten better weather ! Next time :-P