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Lake Pedder Tasmania

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by skifree, Oct 18, 2020 at 7:35 PM.

  1. skifree

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

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  2. skifree

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

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  3. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Be a hell of a trick. But I wonder if there is a group who prefer it the way it is now?

    At the time I thought it a wonder of world vandalism.
     
  4. skifree

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

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    The Fishing and associated Tourism lobby have been very vocal in the past about not changing the current status quo. And the Fishing lobby is pretty powerful in Tas.

    It's a pretty simple job to drain the Serpentine Impoundment, take it down a few metres a year over 10 years and chase the drain with re-veg and job is done.

    There is nothing hard about it. But to do so would represent a defeat to the "we must develop and chop down for jobs and energy and so on" folks. It would be a signal event that could lead to other things is the concern of the loggers for example.

    The crazy thing is to restore the lake is likely to be a massive and huge tourist draw card and a world event for 10 years and then there will be a unique lake to sell. And it's not like there are not enough other lakes and impoundments to go fishing on elsewhere in Tas.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    IIRC @Bogong once posted a pic of himself as a yung'n playing on the pedder sand
     
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Speaking of Lake Pedder, I have a spare copy of Max Angus's The World of Olegas Trunchanas. Postage cost to anyone who would treasure it.
     
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  7. skifree

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

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    Recommended.
     
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  8. Gimped

    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    ...but Pedder is the best of the big fish lakes!!
     
  9. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have.