Our approach to Bluff Knoll trailhead - looks a bit formidable.
This path doesn't seem so bad.
Or this one, but you can see in the distance it's starting to go up!
One of many photographed plants along the way - a gravel bottlebrush. The spring flowers were in abundance.
Ummm, really? - we're going up there??
The clouds started moving in - should we continue?? Most of the trail books we read warned of quickly changing and potentially dangerous weather conditions.
Andrew photographed beautiful flowers, which gave me a break to bring my heart rate down.
Nearly halfway up!
The views were majestic.
But the trail was still very steep and another 90 minutes of climbing.
One of the skinks we saw on the trail. Thankfully no snakes!
A Banksia species. Western Australia is noted for its diversity of flowering plants and The Stirling Range alone has over 1500 species.