From the St James Homestead to Scotties Hut is approx. 17 kms one way, on the St James Cycle Trail.

Quite a baron part of the back bone alive with pink flowered thistles that buzzed with bumbles.

Not a bad little jaunt to a tin shed that sleeps four. Extremely hot conditions made for the plough through some streams refreshing on the return journey.

Oh, the decent down from Pete’s Pass can result in skidding with feet as second anchors! The climb back up in reverse can cause a sweat on the fore-head.

Some heavy breathing and the odd swear word when one starts to skid backwards too.

Worth a soak in the Hanmer Springs hot pools after.

Take soap.