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Hotham / dp bbq thread

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by hongomania, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Hully

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    Classic! Unfortunately not much at all has changed around the mountain since then! Funny entrance by Steve Lee at 34:30ish and the follow up discussion of the snow board (as opposed to the snow ski).
     
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    Thanks for that mossy, bit of history there. And I think Your right, not much has changed.

    Edit...... except the Zoo Cart.
     
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    Even the inside of Zirky's looks the same.

    I noticed the RMB built a 'Zoo Cart Park' in Davenport near Trapdoor. Thought they might bring back one of the old trailers to life.....seems to be just a bocce court.

    Did I tell you that I tried to upload the video of installing the towers on Gotcha/Keohs/Orchard lifts? (and didn't succeed).
     
  5. Boodwah

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    Bets for which lifts turning, QBWE?
    Hard to know new owners thinking (and deal still not done!), but I'm thinking they wont open early... then for long weekend Big D, summit Roadrunner and village. They could also have Heavenly open if they could be arsed and weren't so tight - but maybe new owners will be breath of fresh air.
     
  6. mr

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    yeah hmm @Boodwah i expect they could get heavenly open based on next weeks forecast. im pretty tempted to head up anyway
     
  7. Boodwah

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    DP is always fun with or without snow!
     
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    Tempted to head up this weekend for a bit of sidecountry :)
    Had a kid/wifeless weekend away planned for Apollo Bay/Aire river way but , well I love my flyfishing and all, but....snow!
    Hmmmm.
     
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    Yeees nice...... mrs mr is away this w/e so no go for me but maybe warming up for stirling tomoz, and then hotham with the 2 older kids next w/e
     
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    Agree, HV should be ready but they might not be.
    Myself and 2 kids plan to go up for QB weekend.should feel like mid winter.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do our hero passes just top up last years physical card? I cant remember what the website said last october ir whatever
     
  12. Hully

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    Yep, has for me every year.
     
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  13. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Simples - Snow Saturday, fly fishing Sunday.

    Monday- sickie. (Manflu)
     
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  14. hongomania

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    Getting the house sorted for the season

    Have lost firewood supply number - I think his name was Richard? From cobungra - does anyone have his number? Thanks in advance (no doubt I'll run into him driving around dp)
     
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    I use Rob S ,local at DP 0407 097 994
     
  16. mr

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    Do you get the 'benefits' posted?

    Ill be up with about 6 teen boys this weekend.....staying peninsula
     
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  17. Hully

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    Mine ends up not being a normal HERO Pass due to work arrangements but my wife definitely gets the 'benefits' with hers.
     
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    cheers @Hully, ill chase it up with hotham......be good to know before sat
     
  19. hongomania

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    Found this during a spring clean. Found the milk one quite funny

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  20. hongomania

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    Great work in organising by Steve! :cheers:
     
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  23. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    The Moscow Villa hut at Bentley Plain in the Ensay/Omeo region has not , as far as I can ascertain , been damaged by fire, so far.
     
  24. Chaeron

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    CFA Fundraiser now stands at 47.5 K.

    That’s the kind of sum that starts making a difference when it comes to additional equipment etc.
     
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  27. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Has JB hut survived the Bushfires? Can @hongomania add anything to this subject?
     
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  28. hongomania

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    Room with a view and dead timber hill loop. Cope looks skiable. Good to acclimatise, and walking over snow covered ground is always great training. Base fitness is good, and only 1 week to go until full ankle recovery (rolled it 4wding) Even did some light jogging for the first time in 5 weeks

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  29. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    It does not look very XC skiable, yet. In August last year I skied those routes.
     
  30. snowgum

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    Nice pics - I love the rolling snow gum country. :cool:

    And Well done for getting back on the horse.:thumbs:

    But not exactly Powder Central is it? :confused:
     
  31. hongomania

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    Choices for the afternoon, leaning towards option 3 and save the skiing for when its not disgusting up there

    Ski hotham
    Hit up xc trail
    Walk Montane loop
     
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    Another nice day out amongst the snowgums. Good fitness. All to myself. Save skiing for when conditions improve and #fairweatherskiing - @Boodwah was right, Carmichael falls natural amphitheatre saved DP from the fires

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    Nice!
    Wish we were still up there despite the lack of snow...
     
  34. hongomania

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    Advantage of resort not being open - can actually get a park in corral. How resort management thought putting containers there was a good idea baffles me
     
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    Convenience for business owners? Great photos, thanks.
     
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    Great shots. That last photo - I think I know that little pool. Is that about 3/4 way down to the falls?
    If so, its an excellent spot for a cooling dip on the hottest summer days when even DP feels it.
     
  37. hongomania

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    How is it convenient? Thanks, I enjoy getting out there and getting shots not relatively many get to see, and share them
     
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    Cheap storage? Guessing.
     
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    Seemingly a sharp increase in dogs at DP. To dog owners (and cat owners, who apparently can get alpine shire council permission), please train your animal so it SHUTS UP. Try to enjoy some tranquility in the mountain forest and all I can hear is bloody barking dogs
     
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    I swear dogs have more rights than people in some ways.

    If we make man-made noise (parties, music, power tools etc...) at excessive volumes or overnight/ early morning, the Police can force us to cease or Even charge us.

    I understand with dog noise - it’s up to the council - with outcomes generally in favour of the offending yapper.

    You have my sympathies H - we have a lot of happy small dogs ( Pomeranians, etc...) here in SE Mel subs - it’s bad when you can’t escape dog noise in the very few Alpine Areas we have!

    I quite like nice quiet dogs BTW. I don’t mind the odd bark but geez our dog laws are weak! A joke!
     
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    Dogs are bad enough, but no way should there be cats up there!
     
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  42. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    You will have to type louder, I cannot hear you over the sound of all those bleeding dogs barking.
     
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    Egads Cats don’t belong up there! Gee Alpine Shire must be desperate for pet licence fees.

    you’d have to hope most cats will naturally want to stay inside with (usually) cold, wet snow surrounding the house. Other than bodily functions. Not sure I lime the sound of thaw time with dogs around?
     
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    A few years back I saw a feral cat on the far edge of JB Plain on my way to Mt Tabletop. We don't need to be adding to those numbers...
     
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    Having skiied all of the terrain available in VIC, it was time to find something else to keep the fitness up

    Thanks to bcbro for his suggestion and to @Cam Walker for his track notes

    Buckland gap - the gunns. Absolutely stunning views, including over the razorback to the politically correct mountains and bhp. Some really beautiful trees. A young couple camping with their 4wd on the helipad were surprised to see someone wander up the track on foot lol

    Will definetly be taking the 4WD out there after it receives some much needed TLC

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    Great photos.I have looked at the map and wondered what that is like up there. In a better ski season it could be good to skin up there.
     
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    Great pics (trees & views) but I’m staggered about how little snow there is for early August. Maybe this week will help turn it around?

    I’m trying work out on Google Maps exactly where these ridges, helipads are - seem to be ~ West Of the (snowless) Twins & the GAR. Maps takes me down to near Myrtleford. Would love to visit au 4WD myself out of snow season (ha!). Not that keen bushwalking with diesel & dust. ;)

    Thanks in advance for any tips.
     
  48. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Buckland gap is before you reach the Mt. St. Bernard Hospice. The 4 wd track starts near the resort entrance on the Gt. Alpine road coming up from the Harrietville side.
     
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    Dragged myself off the couch with many coffees, had to get out amongst it - it is the first time it has actually snowed in weeks, albeit not much. Good fitness, 12km, 300m vert, 1.5 hrs moving time, including 3km Bush bashing

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    J B Plain is not exactly endowed with deep continuous snow cover, is it ?. Have you ever seen such a lean snow season up there?