Thursday, January 15, 2009
Boulderfields to Adaminaby
This length of the Snowy Mountains Highway is fairly flat and very boulder-strewn. But the horizon tells us another climb is ahead before we escape the Great Dividing Range.
After a few short hours, we find ourselves in Adaminaby, and here at thier Big Trout we found a lovely place to set up the camp stove. A sign at the base of the trout reads that it was erected in 2007 to mark the 50th anniversary of the moving of the town of Adaminaby.
Seems Old Adaminaby was in the way of the new Lake Eucumbene, which was formed as part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric scheme.
Now the new town does a fair trade with trout fishermen during the summer, and the ski set all winter. Locals told us that with the drought of the last few years, the water level is low enough that you can still see the old town. Can you imagine it? We would have gone to see ourselves, but time urged us onwards.