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Mt Field / Mawson

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by RARRRRRRR, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. BurnsideCrew

    BurnsideCrew First Runs

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    Tows this weekend?
     
  2. daveski4ever

    daveski4ever Hard Yards

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    Anyone checked the cam for Mawson, it looks like they have got a bit of snow up there, probably not enough to ski/board but hey it is the 4th December and supposed to be Summer. Would be interesting to know just how much they have got,ie enough for a bit of fun at least on the jeep track.
     
  3. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    would have been nearly enough dave.. probably 20cm on the 4th-5th
     
  4. Tassie256

    Tassie256 First Runs

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    Nice coating of snow on mawson, good to see a hand full of people up there making the most of it.

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    http://mtmawson.info/
     
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  5. daveski4ever

    daveski4ever Hard Yards

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    I agree, wish I could have gone today but no such luck, anyway top day by the looks of it up there. Would be great to see some more photos from the conditions up there. Hopefully someone will post some pics. Looks like an excellent starting cover. Ben looks like it also has quite a lot of snow. Bring on ski season !!!
     
  6. S-man

    S-man Hard Yards

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    Whoever does go up can they please wipe off the summit cam, thanks in advance.
     
  7. oze

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    A few pics from Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th.

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    Day shelter at Lake Dobson (Saturday)

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    First part of the walk to the top (Sunday)

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    Jeep track (Saturday)

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    Jeep track short cut (Sunday)

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    Jeep track last corner (Saturday)

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    Mawson tow (Sunday)

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    Mawson tow (Sunday)

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    Mawson summit looking towards uni (Sunday)

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    Mawson summit (Sunday)

    Plenty of snow to run Mawson tow. The only rocks showing through on the tow line were the couple you can see on the Mawson tow cam at the bottom. Heaps of rideable area. Didn't have much of a look at Uni tow.
     
  8. oze

    oze Hard Yards

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    Any tips for posting pictures? I hate computers.
     
  9. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    you'll need a computer
    then join photobucket or flickr - the former is easier
    then upload pics
    then get the address of the pic and paste the address between [​IMG] in a post
     
  10. oze

    oze Hard Yards

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    Cheers for the tip ill try that again.

    Mawson Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th.

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    Lake Dobson day shelter (Saturday).

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    First part of the walk to the top (Sunday).

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    Jeep track (Saturday).

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    Jeep track shortcut (Sunday).

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    Jeep track top corner (Saturday).

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    Day shelter and Mawson tow (Sunday).

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    Mawson tow (Sunday).

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    Mawson summit (Sunday).
     
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  11. daveski4ever

    daveski4ever Hard Yards

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    Sadly your photos didn't seem to work via flickr. Pity as I would love to see just how good or not the conditions are up there. The Mawson tow cam seems to show that quite a bit of snow has melted with a lot of rocks now showing. Would make it pretty interesting for a ski or board.
     
  12. RARRRRRRR

    RARRRRRRR Hard Yards

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    The grass and rocks on the cam look different to how I remember them from a few years ago!

    Hope it snows soon - otherwise it looks like a trip up to ben lomond is in order.
     
  13. RARRRRRRR

    RARRRRRRR Hard Yards

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    Went up today
    Mt Field is in quite good condition
    Wednesday should be amazing
    Jeep Track has 30-40 cm of fresh snow
    Lots up top (wish somebody had walked up before me... lots of waist deep snow)
     
  14. RARRRRRRR

    RARRRRRRR Hard Yards

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    Sunday
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    Wednesday
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  15. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    awesome RARRR...love tassie when its on...how was the boarding? looks like the pack settled down for wednesday!
     
  16. RARRRRRRR

    RARRRRRRR Hard Yards

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    nice and fresh:p one of the better runs down
    wasnt enough for snow either rodway or the golden stairs (but im hoping these are doable this week)
     
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  17. sircrackerjc

    sircrackerjc Hard Yards

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    with mountain watch's prediction for whats coming up we might even see a lift turn? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  18. daveski4ever

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    Hey all have you seen how good the snow is looking at Mawson. Skigia report said very good cover, with 10cm snow in the carpark. So I would assume this weekend should be excellent, so long as the tow(s) are running. Would be great to see some photos posted.
     
  19. Brods 1675

    Brods 1675 First Runs

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    Any updates? If the lifts are going to run I'd love to get up there! Haven't been up for years.
     
  20. daveski4ever

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    They are supposed to be running over the weekend so I have been told.
     
  21. eehan

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  22. Brods 1675

    Brods 1675 First Runs

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    awesome. Thanks.
     
  23. RARRRRRRR

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    Best day of the year today!

    can you say spring pow + bluebird;)
     
  24. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    OK so there has been significant dumpage on the big Island but Ben Lomand has not done as well from this system (wrong direction etc etc.).
    Can anyone hazard a guess as to how Mawson has faired? I see the webcams have not updated for a week or so.....
     
  25. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Richard doesn't look to be updating on cams page..
     
  27. S-man

    S-man Hard Yards

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    Ha yeah not looking so special in Tas, all these systems have favored the northern most resorts.
    Sun/mon is a half decent chance for Mawson, I would check tuesday mornings cam and go from there.
     
  28. oze

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    mtmawson.info updates a lot quicker and you can enlarge the pic. Good mountain info too but there is no cam history.
     
  29. Bish

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    Hi, I look after the mawson web site. A cam history feature is on the to do list for mtmawson.info, proving tricky to implement due to the particular wordpress theme I've built this on.
     
  30. sircrackerjc

    sircrackerjc Hard Yards

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    Hats off to you. The new site is a pearler!
     
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  31. eehan

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    Bishwa, could you please contact ski.com.au and work out why their Mt Mawson cams images are no longer updating? They may still be linked to the old website image folder still. I switched off uploading to that a few weeks ago. They run scripts to extract images from whatever webpage you specify. Cheers, Ian.
     
  32. Tassie_JamJar

    Tassie_JamJar Hard Yards

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    Looks like the new snow fence at the bottom of Mawson caught a good amount of snow.
     
  33. S-man

    S-man Hard Yards

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    Am surprised there is nothing significant on the Mawson can this am, just no moisture down there I guess
     
  34. zar

    zar One of Us

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    It's also been very mild. Hobart is on track for one of its warmest Julys in terms of average daily maximum temperature.
    2004 was a vintage year with drifts of metres in the back country and frozen tarns. That was the last winter season that was reminiscent of the olden days. The climate is changing rapidly here.
     
  35. sircrackerjc

    sircrackerjc Hard Yards

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    Cam is looking very juicy today. With hopefully more to come tonight?
     
  36. The boy from Tas

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    yep!
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  37. sircrackerjc

    sircrackerjc Hard Yards

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    Whoa, so many lines, makes me dizzyo_O
     
  38. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyone know what the fence thingy is right of the Mawson tow is (cam)?
     
  39. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    snow farming fences
     
  40. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cheers Boodwah, hadn't noticed them before, bodgy looking job I assume because they aren't sunk into the ground?
     
  41. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Mt Field NP is basically a boulder field so not much sinking into the ground is possible. Lovely place but not the easiest conditions to facilitate construction :)
     
  42. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    they dont have to be perfect - just a barrier for snow to build up behind. Lots at Falls Crack - and perisher too from memory
     
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  43. sircrackerjc

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    could be a bit of huey over the next few days putting those fences to good use
     
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    Sorry folks... it appears the Mt Mawson webcam stopped working at 10am today. It switches on briefly every hour to upload an image, but the 3G router has not logged in after 10am. This is the first time I've seen this particular issue in the 3 or 4 years it has been in operation. And just as we get a huge snowfall...I intend to take a day off work Friday to go fix, providing there is access to the Lake Dobson Car Park.
     
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    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Typical technology, fails at the critical moment :rolleyes:

    Don't suppose you could provide us an on ground condition report if you do get up there on Friday? I'm debating if I should waste the petrol and drive down from Devonport for a bit of XC on the weekend.....
     
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    No probs, will grab some pics, as well as fixing the cam. There is some rain forecast for Friday so not sure how badly that will affect the snow cover.
    Will be looking at putting in a small HD "slope cam" whilst I'm there, albeit temporarily for winter. It will be positioned near the Summit, but will have a view towards the South and East, down the slopes and across to Wombat Moor where you drive in. It also has in improved defrost system that heats the glass directly. It gets hot enough after 10 minutes to evaporate water in seconds.
    Nearly finished, just working out the biggest shield I can fit over it without getting in the way of the picture.
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I reckon you may be a bit busy this winter the way it is shaping up.
     
  48. Tassie_JamJar

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    Went up today for a look and a ski. Made it through the wind in the car park into the shelter of the trees. About 10cm down low and a foot on the jeep track. Not enough snow for any good lines down the Mawson run. For XC dont think I would drive down from Devonport especially with the warming temps.
     
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  49. almontyrat

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    Thanks for fixing the Cam eehan. It's not looking quite as inviting as I had hoped. I might try my luck closer to home and have a sticky beak up the Lake MacKenzie road
     
  50. eehan

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    Yes, all fixed. Simple problem : Loose wire. Simple fix too, but also a simple problem that could have been avoided. Anyway I've made sure that won't happen again. Conditions up there were slushy, rapidly melting snow and very high winds and occaisonal rain squalls. Basically, as forecast. Some heavy snow is forecast next week from Sunday night through Wed, but then rain again after that until the weekend. So who knows if we'll be open next weekend, I hope the forecast rain doesn't eventuate.