The most magnificent track I have ever had the fortune to hike. Lakes, mountains, waterfalls, forests and most importantly SNOW!! The mountain summit of Conical Hill was scattered with ice and snow, making the ascend and descend rather patchy but the view from the top is absolutely priceless and is exactly why I climb mountains! Despite the 4:30am alarm and 31km of hiking, the energy I feel when I'm standing on the summit is indescribable. I am somehow recharged and every step up elevates my energy, filling me with adrenaline and anticipation, I swear I can't stop smiling as I head over the last hump of the summit.