Summit: Mt Franklin
Date Completed: 1 September 2013
Accompanied by: Solo
Notes: Rose early on Sunday for the 1hr 20m drive up Brindabella Rd, left at Piccadilly Circus and along Mt Franklin Rd to the Mt Franklin trailhead. The weather was perfect and the light was beautiful so early in the morning.
It was an easy ramble along the path via the Mt Franklin information area and site of the Ski Chalet which was unfortunately destroyed in the 2003 fires. The view near the summit was fantastic, particularly looking south-west towards Mt Ginini, Mt Gingera and some seriously snow-capped mountains in the distance. After a quick stop at the summit trig I returned to a nice spot to enjoy the silence, warm sun and outstanding view.
I recommend this ramble to anyone looking for a nice drive and a genuine Namadgi experience without any bushwhacking. The walk itself is comparable to Mt Ainslie in its difficulty.
(Still working on this…)