It was a quite warm day in Hobart last Monday, with a warmer day to come on Tuesday. On the way home it occurred to me that a walk in a cool breeze up a mountain would be nice, and this was just the day and time of year for it. Isaac was up for it, and we headed off directly to Hartz. We got walking around 6:15pm and got to the top at about 7:25pm. I'd had delusions about watching the sunset, but that wasn't until 8:49 according to the internet. The breeze was so cool that I needed the soft-shell and hood, and would have been hard-pressed to stay there for an hour. We didn't hang around that long, although we had head torches for a dark return trip if necessary. It was very nice to climb Hartz Peak after a day at work, and even more surprising to find there was more than enough time to do so. The views in the evening light were lovely. I didn't see much in the way of colour in the sky as sunset passed later, so I don't think we missed much by leaving.
Flower (Eyebright?), Hartz Mountains - 16th January 2012