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It's Iconic

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Gimp, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe even iconic
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that looking north down Spencer's toward Tate?. Wrong thread I know, just trying to work out where.
     
  5. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking up the Snowy below CP crossing
     
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    Looking north towards Guthega
     

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    Deliveries
     
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  9. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Recycling rock blasted during the building of the Snowy Scheme, sourced from the Island Bend rock dump.
     
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    Should have enough at IB for a track to Perth LOL
     
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    as part of this iconism is there a bridge over spencers near where it joins the snowy?
     
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    I think there used to be something a bit upstream many moons ago; I’ve seen a reference to it but not found the reference again! (So I could be totally wrong!)
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hope they left the asbestos behind.
     
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    It’s iconic.

    Just like the brand new bus stop shelter to be provided to the bus stop behind my mum’s place.
     
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    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes but not until next green season. Just doing CP to Spencer's before winter.
     
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    Thanks for the updates, Gimp. Nice to see a good solid track being built in KNP.
     
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  17. Gimp

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    Frosty start
     
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    Glorious day
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Park Coaster. Fark Yeah!
     
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    I had the same thought
     
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    Cutting the track below Guthries, great views of the catchment below Headly Yarn. Looking towards Illawong, untamed Snowy Busy day for deliveries
     
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    sorry I’ve missed something here. What project / thing is this please? Just track clearing?
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Say gidday to GT for me.
     
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  25. skifree

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

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    I'm looking forward to the Perisher to Bullocks Flat leg.

    And the battle to keep MTBs off it.
     
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    I know all the tracks and routes in the area pretty well, but I'm a Victorian, so I haven't been exposed to what people think of this project. It looks fairly good to me, vastly better than the wasteful and poorly routed $35 million plan to upgrade the current one day walk from Falls Creek to Hotham to a five day "experience", complete with painfully high fees to pay for it. :mad:

    So... is this regarded as a good thing by hikers or is it seen as a bit of a waste of money?
    Do people think the new tracks are in the right place, or are there better routes (such as Illawong to Twynam or Stillwell to Thredbo River) that might have been built instead?

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    Also I wonder who is funding this project?
    Is it mainly state - I suspect so?

    If its partly Fed - I’d like to think all states & terry’s would get some $ for equally worthwhile projects.

    Its not like these things are ever pork barrels is it??
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It'll be OK. A big portion of it exists already.

    And it creates a logical loop that can be serviced.

    The only odd bit it the Perisher to Bullocks Flat section which Parks told me a few years ago prior to the invention of the Iconic Walk any track down the South face of the Ramshead Range would never happen. Their reasons were erosion control and management of MTBs given all the proposals at that point in time were from MTB interests. And they had no funds then to build new or even maintain the existing tracks. I understand build funding is available for the Iconic so that is addressed. It remains to be seen who really will fund the maintenance of the Iconic.

    As an alternative to the Perisher to Bullocks Flat section, it would have been simpler and lower cost to resurrect the deliberately neglected Perisher to Rainbow Lake Track and add a new small link track from Rainbow Lake to Saw Pit. Then use the existing Pallibo from Saw Pit to drop off the Range to the existing Thredbo Picnic Area at the Bridge over the Snowy. The natural extension of this is to extend the existing Thredbo to Bullocks Flat track along the Thredbo River to Thredbo Picnic Area at the Bridge over the Snowy. So you can actually complete the walk as a loop back to Thredbo passing Bullocks Flat on the way.
     
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    Yep, it looks pretty good to me. But as a Mexican, I know that I should probably restrict my thoughts to south of the border, so I was interested what the locals thought of it.

    I notice on that map that they are still pretending that there isn't a dirty great road along the ridge heading from Mt Anton to Mt Twynam. How cute! If they pretend it's not there then perhaps walkers won't use it and the faeries will make it magically disappear. ROFL

    BTW. Are they really allowed to use the term "Iconic"? I thought the Falls Creek spin department trademarked it about a decade ago and then proceeded to use it in approximately 10,000 media releases.
     
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    I think its just to link Crackenback to the walk, it means people can stay at more than one place on the walk, maybe some plans for CP to have stuff open in summer? Perisher/Guthega also?
     
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    First section of crazy track rock laid, welders completed 2nd small metal walkway over a sphagnum bog. I wouldn't be recommending cycling the metal walkway for many years or be carrying lots of spare tubes.
     
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    It will be become part of the Alpine Walking Track. At the moment those following the actual track walk along the road between Charlottes and Munyang Power Station.
     
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    It's fading away, hardly visible on the sat pics these days. What's your issue with it?
     
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    I have no issue with it. In fact I like it and have used it to make getting around that area easier.
     
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    Have they gone for metal or the plastic/fiberglass one?

    On the Coast Track (Royal NP) there are many many many kms of the plastic one. Quite amazing.
     
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    I wonder if they missed a trick by not including a link between Guthega and Perisher, as that would close that part of the loop and make more route possibilities.

    Sure, the existing Blue Cow summer road goes most of the way, but it'd be a nicer walk to go straight over the top of Back Perisher. All they would need to complete this link is a short new track linking between the top of Pleasant Valley to the top of the Perisher Quad.
     
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    Metal, rock, gravel.
     
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    Track cut to just south of Crummer Spur trig.
     
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    Which trig is this? Is it the one on Guthrie Ridge or the one across the Snowy on the spur down from Twynam?
     
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    The latter
     
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    There you go, I’ve eye’d off the line off that trig into the Snowy for years & never known it had a name. Will update my waypoint name for the trig now.
     
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    Truth be known, we'd actually refer to the spur runs ENE Crummer, the trig is located on a spur more ESE, pretty much opp Guthries trig.
     
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    The trig in the middle of this map snippet.
     
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    First section of metal walkway will be finished tomorrow.
     
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    Found an antichinus waiting patiently in an inch of water in a bucket on arrival this morning. Lucky it wasn't a couple of days ago. Rock work continues.
     
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    Beautiful day - for those confined.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking at that metal track I’m thinking ski down from Eyre, sandshoes on and I’m up at the snow bridges or Snowy crossing in about 15 minutes.
     
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