Whoever camped on west side of Carruthers before me must have had very tired arms, because they left lots of rubbish for me to take out for them.Had to drive Albury to Canberra today so packed my skis and went the long way via dead horse gap. Walked /skinned up had a few runs above the tree line, bit of lunch and continued on my way.
Was a bit pissed to find 3 empty beer bottles just left in the snow. They went to the effort of carrying them out there, how hard would it be to carry them out to the road. Its all downhill. I know the world is full of thoughtless pricks but its sad when you realise they even manage to go back country. Could of at least left me a full one as payment for carrying the empties out.
Oh. It looked ok from a distance yesterday. Just shows you don't know unless your on it I guess. Almost went up there after Guthries and Stilwell. Ended up on Mt P and found that to be the pick of the day. Appreciate it's in resort but the snow simply was better.Road was still locked this morning, no freeze, so just doodled on Paralyser, which was a first for me.
What a day!Jay Woo on Audax Saturday.
Very warm arvo in NE...just returned down Staircase.
Track dry to Bivouc Hut....felt like Low twenties on ridge line.
Insects are going berko on the Kiewa Valley Highway.
Spur is dry with much ground litter and debri.....it's ganna be a fun fire season shortly.
Melt is really on... thought MR would be holding up better than than that. Had been thinking of another trip, but...
Geez there's been a lot of snow melt over the last 2 weeks up there.
The last big Alpine fire has led to the large fuel loading now....from Bivouc Hut down its loaded with dry fallen trees and branches....the fine fuel load looks high too.If you had dropped a match this arvo up there I reckon it would have run ....it's a bit scary for mid October.Of course the CFA and Sustainability or whatever they call themselves this year will not cool burn to reduce fuel load adequately. ...or if they do it will get away from them....as usual.
On Saturday I skinned the entire way up with only about two steps worth of grass-skinning on that windswept bit near the top of Carruthers. On the way back on Sunday evening the grass patch had widened to a few metres and there were new patches down low, but you could still skin from the river to the top with good route selection.Hey guys, what's the approach like from Charlotte, from the Snowy River to Clubby. Is the track clear with just big snow drifts at parts? Ie similar to this time last year?
Thanks guys, just trying to scope for some of my mates who could of walked more than ski'd up there this weekend for a birthday weekend, but sounds too snowy still. Will be a great weekend again in the mountains!