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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by piolet, Jul 14, 2011.
What does that sign say ?
This was taken on the 17th of March. The signs said something like “Fire affected area beyond this point. entry prohibited.”
Signs like that added to the confusion of what was open and closed post fire in the park. At that time in March NPWS hadn’t announced that unburnt areas adjacent to burnt areas were closed. There were no closure maps and even senior rangers were contradicting each other. Poor buggers. It would have been a shit show for them. They didn’t really get things finalised until mid June from memory.
Unfortunately, I only had a quick look inside and didn't look for the log book.
Just saw a few shots from back in August my mate Chris shot of some skiing out west. Hands down the best snow i've ever had in Aus. Proper blower pow on the western faces, not sure when that'll happen again. We arrived on the ridge at first light, dropped one of the first gullies to the bottom, then put in the bootpack and dropped main face four times, all before lunch. Westerly puffed and the weather shut it down, just as we were making tracks towards a steeper arvo objective across the valley that another friend & @POW_hungry were hogging on earlier in the day. Probably just as well, might not have been able to make it out of another big climb after all that
Might need more than gummies for the xing
all killer no filler.
Looking at your other pics on the Perisher thread, I don’t think I’ll be crossing it tomorrow. Was there anything skiable left around charlottes, Perisher or guthega trig?
Moods of the Mountains . Lovely
Nudda, MR only
Ride up to Kosi
Damn. I’ll go have a look. But, it’d be a walk, not a ride.
You may get across the stones but I wouldn't count on it.
Work has started rehabilitating the Burrungubbee shaft that allows the Gungarlin river to be diverted. See it before it is fixed and drys up the gorge above Island Bend again.
That’d be awesome to see! it’s a very cool gorge. I walked down the Gungarlin from Nimmo to the bottom of the gorge one year over a few days, really lovely country.
Little ‘bows in the Gorge pools in late summer also, #14 stimulators.
Has anyone walked the footpad track from the bluff summit, in a SSE direction back down to brocks road? Does the track still exist?
New setup......Used the same model ski once this season (on loan) - liked them a lot so brought a pair and now fitted with Fritschi Evo 12.....Won’t get a proper workout till next season but maybe a little in close toddle tomorrow....DPS Tour 99 Wailers with Kingpin will be sold.
Did hear that the river crossing (from the circle) was flowing solid with only a very small top piece of the larger rock showing. Beyond my skill set so a little walk this morning with @Annago.
Low cloud out on the peaks coming and going early on.
25 paddlers did the upper Snowy from CP to Guthega today, looked like it dropped a bit, but still covering most.
Where abouts did you ski @SMSkier ? I’m planning to head up tomorrow morning. Hoping to find a few short runs not too far out. And not crossing the river.
Yep. Just on Guthrie’s. There is some snow up past the false peak. Per pics on my prior post. Couple of us there from 8 a.m. tomorrow if your about. It’s nearly done, a little trudging but an easy little skin for 3 or 4 circuits.
I don’t know that it does. I was up there this summer walking from Bluff hut. The only self-evident track from the Bluff Summit is to the Bluff Link Track, and that IS maintained.
Some of the terrain is quite passable, so if you’re comfortable it’s a manageable bush bash along the ridge from the Summit to Brocks Road at its closest point.
Has anyone got a digital copy of buller howitt map? Dont have one on me at DP and planning a hike for this week
Anyone want to come? Looking like ill be solo, friend is bailing
Thinking a circuit from upper Jameison hut - McDonald - king billys and back via bluff track
Or low saddle to hotham
If you can’t get a digital copy the Avenza maps app has it for about $15.
I have downloaded the free Shonkymaps onto my E-trex GPS.
https://www.shonkylogic.net/ - works great!
Unfortunately Stuck in Melbourne - would love to come!
Low Saddle to Hotham would be quite the thing! Other route not as exciting.
Brilliant. Thanks for the app recommendation
Keen for low saddle - hotham in 4 days, but weather looking dicey and i would like to watch the grand prix on my TV, not my phone #teamlh #stillirise #44
Are we talking about from green P to 1725?
If so I did it in Winter several years ago, there was a track of sorts under a fair bit of fresh loose snow. It did help to have some sort of trail to get up.
No - That track is well-established and is maintained - we’re talking about a route 1725 to the 2.5km point on Brocks Road from Upper Jamieson hut....
Loving this hike planning - screen sharing on TV. Technology can be great
What about the north approach up McDonald? Seems to be trip reports but no marking on the map except for the start of the trail
It makes all the difference .
Pity i can't seem to get rid of the status bars and network bar and fill the screen with the map
Delwp maps aren’t too bad..
Hi @hongomania I'm on Hotham. Got a copy of that map You can have. Can't drop it down to night, (had too much wine) but if You PM Me Your address I'll do it in the morning.
Any info from today? We're thinking of heading out to club lake tomorrow - we're massive frothers but probably not keen for a waist deep river crossing...
Walked in to Oldfields from Pocket Sadddle road on Fri arvo. Had been raining and some light ocassional drizzle persisted. Lots of water in the streams and soaks. Sunny Sat morning and an earlyish start for the walk to Murrays saddle and up the ridge to Bimberi Peak. 360 Views to rival anything elsewhere- a stunning location. Intermittent areas of understory was burnt but almost no canopy damage. Overall much of the walk from the gate is unburnt and the view from the hut shows no signs of fire damage. The fire ring around the hut has also been dozed flat again.
Mount Murray from the climb to Bimberi
Bimberi Trig. Had a 20 min kip next to the granite.
Man injured in cave fall on Tasmania's West Coast taken to hospital after 8-hour rescue
Volkl convert today.......
@ecowain Have you done Rawleys-Maurice Luton Trail- Mount Scabby ?
This one? And I've walked most of this decades ago. Maps near end of page.
Yes but not the the whole circuit. As you know the scrub changes over time also and unfortunately John is unwell atm.
Yes. Not good. Met him once, longtime back. His walk journals are a priceless asset.
I have. Plenty of times. As recently as 3 weeks ago. But I don’t bother with the Firetrail.
If you want some real obscure far south Namadgi bc chatter, go look for this lake. With all the rain you guys have had lately....
Here is Scabby Tarn in snow and Mt Murray in the distance. There is also a second Tarn up there that is harder to find and rarely visited, it’s pictured above in my last post.
Scabby Range is/was just a stunning sub alpine environment. Fantastic walking and full of surprises.
@zapruda this is a sad picture
The fire damage is beyond horrible up there. It was such a beautiful place but now it’s just dirt and charred roots. There are some areas that look just like desert.