Sorry if this has been discussed before - I had a little search through the forum but couldn’t find anything. I’m currently studying my new Kosciusko SUTMAP, and I see that there is a legend for “ski pole route”, with one such route near the Kosciusko lookout, and many near Charlotte Pass and Perisher. On my drive between CP and Perisher the other day I also noticed some poles, and just assumed they were a relic of a fence line (if you zoom in you should be able to see them in this photo). From side comments I’ve seen on this forum, I thought that only Victoria had pole routes, not NSW. But it seems there ARE pole routes in NSW!! How much do they get used? Are they for navigating in white outs? Do they get maintained or are they a relic from a snowy past, like the CP-Thredbo chairlift? I’m so curious about these poles. And my google searching keeps bringing up ski poles that you use for skiing, not for navigation, so it’s no help. Anyone have any info? Thanks!!