Back in autumn (a long time ago now since spring seems to be in the air… yay!) my friend and I did the famous Pinnacles Track in the Coromandel. This was my first overnight tramping hike so I was suitably giddy with excitement. Was I going to perish, or were the packets of Mi Goreng going to sustain me against all odds?
I guess since I am writing to you now, you can pretty much guess that it ended reasonably well.
Despite all the rain, mud, mist and overcast skies, it was a fun walk. I wouldn’t mind doing it again in summer with the blue sky to see the difference. But one of the upshots of having lots of rain before a walk is that the creeks and waterfalls will be fuller and look nicer to photograph 🙂
A few water crossing, uphill treks and mud slides later, we caught sight of the Pinnacles summit.
Such a lovely view of mountains, made me think of the Led Zeppelin song “Over the Hills and Far Away”. My attempts of humming the tune were quickly shot down by my tramping buddy.
The next morning we tackled the summit walk. It was a slightly misty morning giving a different feel to the place. It felt a little Tolkienesque. My attempts to hum the Misty Mountain song from The Hobbit were also speedily dispatched. It was not going to be a musical journey, apparently.
Here’s a view of the Pinnacles from up close.
Meanwhile my travelling companion went for an epic pose with a hi-viz jacket. Safety first, folks.
The walk down was highlighted with more mud slides and a bad knee. I won’t bore you with that. Here’s a peek of our dinner under the stars that night, though. I have to say, best Mi Goreng ever.