Shortly after leaving Radium we drove through the first of a few tunnels on this stretch of road. This was something different as I don’t believe there are any tunnels like this in our home state of Tasmania.
Not long down the road from the Radium Hot Springs we came across a lake next to the road. The lake was called Olive Lake, and while it was small it was still stunning to see it so close to the road. We stopped here to take some photos and enjoy the scenery. The lake had the same emerald coloured water from the glaciers melting over time. There we several photos taken in the morning light here. This was more of a gentle opening to the grandeur that awaited us at the end of the day.
It was here, at Olive Lake, that we encountered the “Russian Mafia family” for the first time. As we reached the waters edge from the car park they were sitting/standing around drinking something from large beer steins. They didn’t seem particularly approachable so we kept our distance.