Thursday, April 11, 2013
We got an early start today because we had several long hard climbs ahead of us. We trekked up and over several hills before tackling Mt. Cooke, the highest point in the Darling Range. Once again we were greeted by awesome views that made the climb worthwhile. After descending Mt. Cooke, we traveled through wandoo flats and crossed the Albany Highway where we began to see granite outcroppings dotted with wildflowers.
We then climbed Boonering Hill where we found a surprise in the form of a shimmering rock pool. We could also see the granite peaks of the White Horse Hills from here. Our final climb of the day was Mt. Wells where we camped for the night and were able to survey the surrounding area from the firewatcher's hut. As you can imagine, we were tired after all this climbing and we're looking forward to a hot shower and a soft bed tomorrow night.