Hi. Your correspondent in the field went to stay in Hall's Gap and go for a some day walks in Western Victoria's Grampians / Gariwerd N.P.. There was no snow or skiing involved but some spring adventure was to be had walking the rocky and sometimes remote terrain. The Asses Ears walk and the Staplyton Loop hike were the highlights .These were wild and not quite so over populated and "nanny stated " as the usual tourist friendly walks to the The Balconies, Mackenzie's Falls, Paddy's Castle and The Pinnacle happen to be. The view from The top of Mt Duwil ( Mt. William) on a clear day is always worth the walk up the service road and overall the weather was rather good. Also with me was my lady friend from N.Y.C. She is not a hill walker, trekker, XC skier, cyclist , surfer or distance swimmer. She did huff and puff going up these hills but she seemed to appreciate the wildlife and wildflowers and the wide open spaces.