Mount Dale Circuit
Helena National Park
Directions - Take Brookton Highway east from Armadale until you reach the turnoff for Ashendon Road. Follow this for 3-4km before making a right turn onto Dale Road. This takes you all the way to the summit where there is a car park. Head along the path south of the summit lookout where you will find a path leading to where the loop begins.
The Hike - Mount Dale is a place that I adore and have enjoyed every visit I've been fortunate enough to take. I first visited back in 2015 and it was one of the very early posts for the website and as such, was long overdue for a refresh of photos. Nostalgia is a big thing for me so if I was going to return then I was going to try and recreate the experience so this meant an early start in winter to get there for a misty sunrise. While I was on my own in 2015, I had extended an invitation to friends as part of a series of hiking/movie weekends we would be holding over the hiking season. Unfortunately one couple came down with illness and Aron's partner bailed on the very early start so it was just myself and Aron left to enjoy the experience.