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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by piolet, Jul 14, 2011.
Does it leak water into the pack?
As with other stuff stitching can leak without being treated .
So it leaks.
Orange garden garbage bags bro
May as well have a canvas pack then.
Mine is about 3kgs. I might design a suit, so everything goes in pockets, or straps directly to me, and lose the 3 kegs!
National Parks association of the ACT facebook page has posted a sunrise pic of Yaouk Bill Range taken from Mount Scabby by @zapruda .
Haha. Thanks mate. I ended up winning the landscape category of that competition with another photo. It’s all gone to my head. I now wear a beret and judge all art with contempt.
Just for the hell of it - one more pic of of Sat evening at the Tarn as the frogs ramped up their dusk songlines.
Dinner plans for Teddys via Mount Terrible on Sat.
Don’t miss Drift Hill. A true gem of the high country.
A stunning spectacular peak and rarely visited
Depends if the goonsack comes out as soon as we get to Teddys . Off we go.
I do like this lightweight caper. Very happy with the new pack, good size, comfortable, hardly know it's there
I am enjoying reading @Ramshead 's book .
That looks like Baw Baw N.P.
Sure is. Great spot for an easy stroll amongst snowgums and fairly close to home
I am going for an overnight camp/ walk out to near Mt. Whitelaw next month. I will start at the ski village.
Osprey Exos 58. Half the weight of old pack
Sat. was an early start up Cascade trail. Plenty of water about navigating through the Big Boggy on the way to Teddys Hut. Leisurely feed and rest at the hut . Magnificent arvo walking up to Drift Hill. Sensational views on the way up and at the Trig. Visited the rocky knoll further North first and then South to Drift Hill before heading back to the hut. 18.7 km for the day earned us a Shiraz or 2. Back to the car this morning with stacks of folks walking up Cascade trail after seeing not a soul since Friday A great overnight walk but it is possible to end up in thick scrub returning back from Drift Hill if you choose the wrong line of Brumby Cairns. Click to enlarge and you can see the Trig on the 3rd pic.
Sunset at the hut.
I'd like to walk that area in 2021, possibly during Easter.
Poor bugger. Found dead laying atop his skis 18 months after disappearing. A beautiful spot in good weather like this weekend but it would have been miserable in the storm he was caught in. A tough plaque to find.
Soil con weir near Rams Head North
One of my fav camps
I had some troubles with the pic. It probably wasn’t there when you saw the text.
Makes sense now.
Just adding to the post-fire pics; these one from a Mt Clear trip this week. Just a sea of dead timber and a carpet of weeds. I remember the fire travelled southeast down to Bumbalong so I guess it was pretty fierce through here. The sand-filled creek bed was pretty atypical for Namadgi too, I thought.
Clear and Brooks Ranges fared the worst. Lots of Namadji looks to be doing well i reckon
The walk in includes negotiating the Big Boggy and its aptly named .Can be a bugger after solid rains. When you get to the plain before the gap there is a section of dead trees that dips low down on the Right . Head up to that and you can/ should pick up a Brumby trail that avoids the worst soggy sections. The grassy areas are basicaly linked by brumby pads but this aint always what is best for walkers. ( If doing Drift Hill) The hill above the hut is thick head high scrub but there is a horse pad you can scope out from the creek. From there its blissful views all the way to the Trig
Rode my MTB almost up the Chimneys using the Brumby tracks...
There is a significant amount of crazy attached to attempting that.
For those who don't venture in to the main forums, we've got our Black Friday sale up and running with some pretty tasty discounts on BC gear: https://aussieskier.com/collections/backcountry-gear
30% off Shifts seems to be the flavour of the sale already, few people jumping on them. But 20-30% off most BC gear and 40% off outerwear.
Went on a little ramble last weekend. I had 48-hours to kill before I am in Christmas lockdown (with upcoming business commitments).
So flogged it down to Guthega PS and ripped into Munyang for a wander. Weather window was the best I've seen in about a month, for my availability!
Read my full blog post HERE.
For Black Friday I am offering 15% off all wall art print orders over $100, just enter 'FRIDAY20' in the checkout.
Haha, through my 30's we had a "midnight rule", which was very brutal on occasion. Then up at dawn. Gets progressively harder, but four days was our longest trip, not too bad for an overnighter, and occasionally something magic would make it extra worth it (accompanied by cocktail slushies if in snow). One night in Twynam bowl, it was brutal, cold, and misty, just before midnight though, the mist started swirling, and kind of sucked out down the valley, leaving us in the full moonlight we had been planning for, above a sea of white.
One of the best views in Aus when you have that cloud sink to the west, below.
A close second to waking up at Shelf Camp on Mount Anne, I reckon!
The old Feathertop Hilton was unbeatable.
Going on another Tarn hunt on Sunday. Scrub gloves might get a workout this time
Scabby tarn 2?
No. Half Moon
The time I tried Half-Moon it was from the south, from Clear Ridge FT. We bailed after encountering a wall of downed timber north of the saddle, so be prepared for a go-slow through that area. Would love to see pics if you get some!
Im looking at options from Bogong Creek FT.
Ah yep, that would make more sense for a day trip.
That tarn must be very ephemeral, it's basically on a ridge!
Thanks and much appreciation to the 8 volunteers and NSW NPWS field staff that undertook track clearing maintenance works on the Hannels Spur track over the last couple of days. Top effort guys.
A mate did the hike about a week ago. Just that bit too soon