|Looking east from Mount Kosciuszko.|
|The Australian Alpine Parks system, courtesy of the Great Eastern Ranges website.|
You'll probably need to click on the map to see it properly; Mt Kosciuszko can be seen half way between the two
KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL PARK labels. The reason that the Victoria/NSW border suddenly becomes wobbly
in the middle of the parks is that from there on to the west it is defined by the Murray River, which rises in the Alps.
|Granite boulders on the slopes of Mount Kosciuszko.|
|Granites predominate; in fact they underlie most of the park. They are the same 400 million year old rocks|
that form the Lachlan Fold Belt, a 700 kilometre wide band under much of south-eastern Australia.
|Small streams, fed by snow melt, are everywhere.|
|Little Ravens Corvus mellori on Mount Kosciuszko itself. |
They forage for Bogong Moths Agrotis infusa which over-summer in the granite crevices.
|No, you can't see wind, but my beard doesn't normally grow sideways!|
|This means lots more wonderful granites in large part!|
|Lake Cootapatamba. The dam wall, comprising the terminal moraine, can be clearly seen to the left of the lake.|
The U-shaped valley is another typical glacial form, carved by the ice as it progressed.