Observations Mt Bogong 2020, continuing.

Cam Slee

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Thought I'd post this today, going fishing on Sunday.
1/ Mt Bogong today.
Main summit on the left visible, West Peak in the middle seems higher but it's not.
Losing snow quickly.
2/ Mt Bogong one week ago. Clearly a lot more snow, down to low levels.

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I'll try and put one up every Sunday afternoon during the season.
The scenery is constantly changing during Winter, sometimes cloudy but when it clears up after a heavy snowfall it's stunning.
In Summer it's generally bushfire smoke.
Nice, thanks for sharing.
 

Cam Slee

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6C in Tawonga South at the moment according to my thingy.
Been raining most of the day.
There's snow in the Alps but I can't see Mt Bogong at all.
I got a glimpse of snow earlier until it clouded in.
There's fresh snow up there guaranteed.
Be interested to see how much.
Fire's going.
Got to sleep, been watching too much SpaceX stuff lately.
 

lightfoot

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Here's what i looked like on thursday 4th June up top. Breakable crust with 15-25cm base average where you would want to ski. filling in nicely just awaiting another dump or two. There was a fella cutting some laps in Cairn gully making the best of the crust, I was just doing a food drop and getting the legs in shape after a foot fracture.
 

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Here's what i looked like on thursday 4th June up top. Breakable crust with 15-25cm base average where you would want to ski. filling in nicely just awaiting another dump or two. There was a fella cutting some laps in Cairn gully making the best of the crust, I was just doing a food drop and getting the legs in shape after a foot fracture.
Stunning photos!
 
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Cam Slee

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Mt Bogong.
Sunday 14 June 2020 12.15 pm.
Can't see a thing, there's a mountain up there somewhere.
Been raining all night, currently 9C and windy in the Alps.
Bugger all new snow at Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.
No rain bearing systems on the radar for up here.
Kicking back in front of the fire.

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Cam Slee

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Mt Bogong.
Tuesday 7 July 2020 at 11.30 am.
Currently 11C in the Kiewa Valley, 3.2C at Falls Creek.
The meltdown has begun.
All the snow from the weekend has melted off the trees, snowline receding.
The main summit on the left is clearly visible. West Peak in the middle, it's actually lower than the main summit.



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Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Mt Fainter.
Mt Bogong.
Tuesday 21 July 2020 at 12.45 pm.
12C in the Kiewa Valley, no wind, quite a mild day.
Not much snow left on Mt Fainter and Mt Bogong looks bulletproof.
The snow is receding.


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I was planning to do a big BC ski trip out to Mt.Fainter this year but it looks like the plague and the snow shortage have shut that option down.
 

Cam Slee

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I was planning to do a big BC ski trip out to Mt.Fainter this year but it looks like the plague and the snow shortage have shut that option down.
Don't bother.
About to only snow is in the resort. With the usual suspects Main Street, Drovers and Wombats.
Summit is unskiable so it The Maze. Bugger all left on Ruined Castle or Scotts too.
 

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I don't do XC skiing, can't be bothered with it.
If lifts not running I'm not skiing.
That is your preference but I can live without ski resort infrastructure per se i.e ski lifts etc. quite happily but without enough snow any kind of skiing is not possible. The Nordic ski athletes in the Winter Olympics do not seem to use ski lifts and they are amazing Nordic skate skiers.
@BilbyBill posted this photo today 21.7.20 from Falls Creek . That looks like something I would happily XC ski on.
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Cam Slee

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That is your preference but I can live without ski resort infrastructure per se i.e ski lifts etc. quite happily but without enough snow all kinds of skiing is not possible. The athletes in the Winter Olympics do not seem to use ski lifts and they are amazing Nordic skate skiers.
The alpine skiers are the best in the world.
They use chairlifts.
Mikaela Shiffrin uses a chairlift.
She is a top slalom skier....and rather cute
 

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Went up to Bogong on the weekend via the Eskdale Spur. Snow was icy, thin and generally unpleasant, however Cleve Cole was a very welcome overnight stop. Apart from a few smaller trees down, the track was clear. Photo taken on the ridge line between Hell Gap and the decent to Cleve Cole.
 

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I went up and skied a bunch of laps on Bogong for the day on Wednesday and had a blast. Good snow in the gullies with sth aspects. See my over excited clip of the last run of the day. It's thin but with cold temps and windloading I was happy. The ridgelines are a mess of rime and satstrugi but drop in and it was delicious.

 

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I went up and skied a bunch of laps on Bogong for the day on Wednesday and had a blast. Good snow in the gullies with sth aspects. See my over excited clip of the last run of the day. It's thin but with cold temps and windloading I was happy. The ridgelines are a mess of rime and satstrugi but drop in and it was delicious.

" I love you tombstone" LOL
 
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