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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Interruptedbyfireworks, Mar 3, 2020.
don’t worry @skull has admitted to being able to carry 50kg so I plan to load up his pack
Oooh I like this plan!!!
oi, I now carry that extra weight permanently on my belly.
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.
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.
It’s still green season.
Such a beautiful area!
More rain than cloud today. Jacket on off on off.
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"!
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.
One day when Victorians aren’t public enemy number 1
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!!!
The sunset is at Mt Lofty summit, 450M over 4km from car park at Water Fall Gully.
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.
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.
Haha, I was wondering! Lovely country
A quick Mt Lofty lap, got back to truck just as the rain buckets hit.
So green! And that first photo looks moody, love the fog
Yep, we get 6 weeks of green each year, if we are lucky.
A windy wander today.
This messy but promising sky should hit the hilly bits Monday maybe.
I’m doing some green season prep at a winery today.
That counts, right?
Gotta have well tuned elbows for poling.
Great pics and scenery Skifree. Quite a handy set of tracks to get fit on?
Have to say, Adelaide still looks so small from the hills. I think My last visit was around 1990. It seemed very low density and low rise, and so easy to drive around. McLaren Vale nice and handy too.
Seems(?) to have a few more medium rise towers 30 years on but nothing tall like Mel or Syd?
Seeing it all green it’s hard to believe the same bushy hills are trying to roast one alive several months per year.
We’ve building about 3 towers a year in the City for about 10 years now. Not sure what we’re doing with them.
It’s our mostest vertical set of tracks, the regular Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty summit is 8km total with 450M vertical. I’ve slowly worked out a series of side loops to give 12 to 13km with 800ishM vertical.
Left home in the rain, loverly cloud walk down, then just enough sunshine on the way up.
The white beacon tower is at the start finish at the Summit.
Motivation was thin today, more than likely the planned August Da Bo ski trip will be cancelled come Monday.
Unless there is some sign that people coming into SA from NSW won’t be hotel quarantined at their expense the bosses will pull the pin. And today’s news generally is suggesting the quarantine situation will not change.
That is a bummer for SA skiers. 2020 has been a stinker so far esp. for snow sports addicts.
I didn't realise you were stuck there, thought youd made it out before shut down by the skin of your teeth and were skiing. My sister is in Radelaide, and it at least seems that despite being stuck there, life is pretty much as normal.
@SAsurfer is probably still in SA but at least he/ she is allowed to drive to the surf. That seems to be a no no for Melb. people at present.
A whole bunch of things came together to keep me home this Winter.
And yes life is pretty normal here, haven’t stopped for breath at work the whole time.
Core & Arm training today, very cruisey 7 km paddle.
And a boat clean before I winched it back under the car port roof.
A rainy wander at Kalkite today. And I was pleased to see that there was still some snow by the road!
Forest wander on Saturday arvo, it’s getting harder with motivation vaporising each day. And it was hot, 18 degrees, a reminder why I normally do this in the morning.
No cruisey kayak paddle today for core & armies, just moving 1/2 ton of horse poo. This is the easy bit. The harder bit is moving the tray load by 20 litre bucket the 40M to the end of the garden.
I'm not going anywhere with out my four poster bed with the hangings, plus my whips and chains and ropes ....
Well application for lift ticket refunds and airfare has been turned into a flight credit.
So preparation for 2020 skiing is off.
Back to gardening for me.
Yeah, it's a bit like that.
I think we can all agree that 2020 can get in the bin.