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the BC chatter thread

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

  1. skifree

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

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    Does it leak water into the pack?
     
  2. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    As with other stuff stitching can leak without being treated .
     
  3. skifree

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

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    So it leaks.
     
  4. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Orange garden garbage bags bro LOL
     
  5. skifree

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

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    May as well have a canvas pack then.
     
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  6. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    So heavy!
     
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  7. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mine is about 3kgs. I might design a suit, so everything goes in pockets, or straps directly to me, and lose the 3 kegs!
     
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  8. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    National Parks association of the ACT facebook page has posted a sunrise pic of Yaouk Bill Range taken from Mount Scabby by @zapruda .
     
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  9. zapruda

    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  10. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Just for the hell of it - one more pic of of Sat evening at the Tarn as the frogs ramped up their dusk songlines.
     
  11. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Dinner plans for Teddys via Mount Terrible on Sat.
     
  12. zapruda

    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don’t miss Drift Hill. A true gem of the high country.
     
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    A stunning spectacular peak and rarely visited
     
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  14. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Depends if the goonsack comes out as soon as we get to Teddys . Off we go.
     
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  15. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I do like this lightweight caper. Very happy with the new pack, good size, comfortable, hardly know it's there

     
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  16. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I am enjoying reading @Ramshead 's book .
    :)
     
  17. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    That looks like Baw Baw N.P. :)
     
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  18. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure is. Great spot for an easy stroll amongst snowgums and fairly close to home

     
  19. Gerg

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    Which pack?
     
  20. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I am going for an overnight camp/ walk out to near Mt. Whitelaw next month. I will start at the ski village.
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Osprey Exos 58. Half the weight of old pack
     
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  22. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    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.
     

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  23. Kletterer

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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Great images.
     
  25. Kletterer

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    Sunset at the hut.
     
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  26. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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  27. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I'd like to walk that area in 2021, possibly during Easter.
     
  28. zapruda

    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.




    Nice...


    Soil con weir near Rams Head North


    One of my fav camps


    Tent m&m’s
     
  29. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    ???
     
  30. zapruda

    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had some troubles with the pic. It probably wasn’t there when you saw the text.
     
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  31. Telemark Phat

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    Makes sense now.
     
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  32. Kletterer

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  33. mholling

    mholling One of Us

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    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.

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  34. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Clear and Brooks Ranges fared the worst. Lots of Namadji looks to be doing well i reckon
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    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
     
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  36. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rode my MTB almost up the Chimneys using the Brumby tracks...
     
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  37. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    There is a significant amount of crazy attached to attempting that.
     
  38. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
  39. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.









     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    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!
     
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    The old Feathertop Hilton was unbeatable.
     
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    Going on another Tarn hunt on Sunday. Scrub gloves might get a workout this time
     
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    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Scabby tarn 2?
     
  45. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    No. Half Moon
     
  46. mholling

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    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!
     
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    Im looking at options from Bogong Creek FT.
     
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    Ah yep, that would make more sense for a day trip.

    That tarn must be very ephemeral, it's basically on a ridge!
     
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    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.
     
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    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    A mate did the hike about a week ago. Just that bit too soon
     
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