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Green season prep for the 2020 BC season

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Interruptedbyfireworks, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    don’t worry @skull has admitted to being able to carry 50kg so I plan to load up his pack
     
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  2. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Oooh I like this plan!!!
     
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  3. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    oi, I now carry that extra weight permanently on my belly.

    LOL
     
  4. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s a solid plan, I was going to put the red wine in his pack but I was a little concerned that if we can’t keep up this might just provide him something to do.
     
  5. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    The OP needs to work on pack carry fitness doing day walks up and down hills as well as distance swimming, cycling, surfing and floor work for core exercise strength.
    I find these things help with XC ski fitness and help keep my bones and muscles strong. This is important for quick recovery from ski fall injuries which do happen sometimes.
    In the end XC skiing 20+ kms in a day with a day pack with the usual safety gear in it plus food & water , spare gloves etc. can only be done easily by building up to it over the first month or two of the white season.
    Autumn is a good time to be bushwalking. You can go hard and not become too hot or be hassled by flies.
     
  6. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s still green season.
     
  7. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Such a beautiful area!
     
  8. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    More rain than cloud today. Jacket on off on off.
     
  9. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Walked up Black Mountain again today - with more weight in the pack and less puffing than last time, though it did take me nearly 2mins longer.
    Right about when I thought it would never end



    Smile and say "fitness"!
     

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  10. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Well done. Keep it up but put some bricks ;-P in your pack next time just to increase the challenge. Come to VIC. and hike/skin/climb /grovel up Mt.Bogong , Mt. Feathertop and Mt. Howitt !!. You know you want to do it.
     
  11. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    One day when Victorians aren’t public enemy number 1 :p
     
  12. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  13. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Pretty sunset. Is that where you have stored your skis? Or just pretty photos?

    It is pretty funny re-reading this thread and how pessimistic I was about the 2020 season! I’ve already been out on my splitboard 3 times, and this weekend I’ll be getting the solid out to ride Friday Flat yippee!!!
     
  14. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The sunset is at Mt Lofty summit, 450M over 4km from car park at Water Fall Gully.
     
  15. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Today’s special treat was a Bandicoot, normally only spotted deep in dusk.
    Thursday’s was an Olive Whistler and last Sunday’s an Eastern Spinebill.
     
  16. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just worked out I’ve been posting these in the wrong thread. I’ll try and move the errant posts tomoroz.






    Today’s special animal was a Flame Robin (well our local version) one at South and another at the North extents of what is a an East to West return loop.
     
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  17. kylep

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    Haha, I was wondering! Lovely country
     
  18. skifree

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    A quick Mt Lofty lap, got back to truck just as the rain buckets hit.
     
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  19. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  20. Interruptedbyfireworks

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    So green! And that first photo looks moody, love the fog
     
  21. skifree

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  22. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  23. Untele-whippet

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    Looks green.
     
  24. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, we get 6 weeks of green each year, if we are lucky.
     
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