Below the rimy peaks of Mt. Sparrowhawk and Bogart lies a pleasant tarn that emanates tranquillity, reflection and perhaps swimming on a UV soaked Spray Valley afternoon.
The trail begins on the dusky, dusty Smith- Dorrian Trail at the Sparrowhawk day use area. Across the road the trail climbs the hillside into a breezy forest with prime views of the Spray Lakes as it winds through the mountain valley. You’ll encounter primeval forests, babbling brooks, open expanses of cobbles with trails winding through larch and willow. When you feel like your about to say goodbye to all earthly lifeforms and step beyond in to the land of sharp rock and faceted snow, the Sparrowhawk tarns emerge as an oasis in the alpine. Spend a sun blissed afternoon on the moss cracked cliffs by the pool listing to the winds swirl in the amphitheatre, or hunker down as the winds descent in great gusts from the rocky giants who surround.
Watch the cliffs for Golden Eagles, and falling rocks from the rotten Red Ridge above.
Sparrowhawk tarns… KK