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the BC chatter thread

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by piolet, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    The KNP website now says that day parking only at The Cascades car park is allowed. NO overnight parking there during the ski season is allowed.
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    yup.
    Altitude is our friend or otherwise.
     
  3. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have skied up, but walked back. Even in August. You cannot pick a date, and expect anything. When it snows, go. IMO our snowpack is somewhere above 1600 now, such as we have one. Very good above 1800 generally. But if you are there on the day, happy times!
     
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    PK Sawd Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  5. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Could you please tell me whether there will be snow on Happy Jacks in August?
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not in 2009, at least not until you are well past it!
     
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  8. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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  9. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Too early. Damn it.
     
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  10. skifree

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

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    Go at midnight, the light will be better for your style of picture.
     
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    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I generally look at the Guthega and Kosi live cams for up to date MR conditions.
     
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  12. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    That is my modus operandi. :)
     
  13. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Did n't the hut at Happy Jack's burn down?. Predicting snow falls and snow coverage anywhere at any time is not easy ..I am itching to ski !!. I do like to visit the KNP when I can but it is a long way from Melbourne. I still have my KNP annual pass :) .
    Here is another question which you can all wind me up over: What is the Barry Way like to drive on in August ? .
     
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  14. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don’t know about Happy’s Hut. My tent will be cosy though.

    ....and the HJ’s plain is predictable. I’ve calculated a .03426% chance of snow on any trip I do.
     
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  15. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rode the back way from Marysville up to Lake Mountain yesterday. Stopped first to buy some ex-rental XC gear (from @teckel ) for kids for this year’s likely grim en piste season.
    Lady Talbot Drive still closed from just after Marysville. Side sorties to Phantom, Taggerty and Keppel Falls, plus what’s left of the Beeches. Up to Boundary track, then Keppel track. The snow line was around 1200m, and I was aiming for the highest point of the Yarra Ranges which is an unnamed 1500m hill north of LM, but the track up to it from Keppel Hut was impossibly overgrown. Next time would do Upper Taggerty and then down the Cascades Trail, a very nice loop.
    Anyway, very pretty patches of rainforest, lots of lyrebirds, and a symphony of birds in general.
     
  16. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some light relief.

     
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  17. climberman

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    I’m not sure which Tuesday in which month of which year though!!
     
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  18. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    The Team leader and I have cleared the foot track from Keppel's hut up to The Boundary Hut ruins track which is near where you describe. We have used chainsaws and circular metal blade 2 stroke brush cutters.
    Are you talking about the same track or are you using a pre 2009 bushfires era map?
    @beefa skiing used that track and skied on it earlier in June this year. It is not overgrown. @beefa skiing helped slash back a fair bit of that track too.

    The Team leader has cleared the Upper Taggerty Track from start to finish. @beefa skiing and I skied on it in May :). Work is still under way on the locked Boundary track (1200 M.ASL average elevation) which will provide in the right conditions, XC BC skis on access from Mt. Margaret gap to Keppel's hut and LM's XC ski trails.
    :)
     
  19. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Who is the supreme leader?
     
  20. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Team Bears have their esteemed Team leader guiding these B.C. access projects ( a.k.a @Ubiquitous Steve ) .
     
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  21. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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  22. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sounds like a show on ABC kids....
    Anywho, nice work on track clearing
     
  23. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm in the market for a new sleeping bag + mat. Would love to take advantage of the EOFY sales. Needs to handle overnight BC trips and fit a 189cm tall dude inside.

    Any of the BC gear junkies notice anything good and discounted at the moment ?
     
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  24. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cheap, light and functional.

    Pick 2



    Mont Brindabella 700 -12C rating
    Thermarest ProlightPlus
     
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  25. skifree

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

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    What took you so long?
     
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  26. skifree

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

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  27. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes ...we need lots of adults and kids to throw rubbish off the Boundary trail so it becomes more friendly for skis,mt bikes,snow shoes etc...bring up the picnic lunch and start clearing...a new play activity for kids and a work out for grown ups!

    This message from Team Bears enjoying the sun at Mt Margaret Gap!
     
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  28. Chaeron

    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ambled out of Guthega on Thursday across the Illawong suspension bridge and up to 1700 metres below Mt Anton. Rock hopping and gardening till the bridge and very soft snow till about 1650 metres.



    Tate East Ridge

     
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  29. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    While the credit card is still out of the wallet, anyone notice any decent lightweight tents on special at the moment ? Needs to be able to be tied to the front of the MTB and carried in the backpack.
     
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  30. skifree

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

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    You will need to shop test, biggest issue will be you fitting inside the tent, not the cost fitting inside your budget.
     
  31. skifree

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

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    Some new tools arrived in the mail this week.

    These look brutal in a good way close up in flesh.
     
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  32. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Ooohh. Nice.
     
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  33. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have a pair of those bad boys, very handy bit of kit
     
  34. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I’d like a pair in aluminium or aluminum, whichever material they make them in in the US :)
     
  35. skifree

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

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    Not too heavy in the black steel. Will try and remember to weigh them tomoroz.
     
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  36. Byron

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    Nice, where did you get them from, and how much?
     
  37. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like u might be climbing trees ?o_O
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  39. Byron

    Byron Hard Yards

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  40. buckwheat

    buckwheat One of Us

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    I also have a pair. I reckon weight savings over my CAMP aly pons is minimal, but space savings more significant when squeezing crap into a daypack. Agree with ecowain, would love to see them in aly.
     
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    Packing them in a space efficient manner without the points stabbing your shite was the biggest issue i found. Would love too see them come with some sort of moulded case
     
  42. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The petzl leopard are nice and compact and light as well.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    Found this photo of them nicely wedged inside some ski crampons. This person was clearly expecting some "Aussie" june conditions that day!

    I can't see the point in making them in aluminium. They only weigh 250gr (allegedly), so any weight saving would be minimal and you'd obviously lose strength.

    I would love a pair, but being currently somewhat underemployed :cry:, can't justify them at this price.

     
  47. DidSurfNowSki

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    Went Kiwi

    Zempire Atom

    1.2 m height
    1.6 kg weight
    5000 mm water

    Can just squeeze in !!!
     
  48. Snow Blowey

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    It won't look or function any different to how it did. Noone will visit. Anyone who does visit will be underwhelmed.
     
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    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Goats will be happy. I might have to visit next trip up there and check out the unique ......... mmm.......
     
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    Nicko4334 Hard Yards

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    Can you make it Wednesday? I have plans for Tuesday...
     
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