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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by piolet, Jul 14, 2011.
It looks like they've reinvented the rat trap.
of course , there is a TV Mountain of it
Thats my impression as well.
The rat trap is dead.
It’s an inverse tech toe.
I wonder how the pins on the boots will hold up to rocks and general wear and tear.
Can i buy a vowel ?
Looks shit to me!
Still used by zombies.
And telemark continues to shoot itself in the foot (literally) ....... Dynafit compatible, bellows, light weight will be a winner, but no, lets do something different.....
The Xplore system isn't trying to be a Telemark system.
Sportiva 90 mm waist looks ok.
La Sportiva MAXIMO LS M - 2020/2021 - Skis - backcountryskiing equipment - Skitour.Guru
Had a good chat with @El Diablo just before New year. Says he will have some exciting new gear coming soon.
I bought the wrong tele bindings it seems....
maybe an oldy from us telemark forum
Very much a newie. Cheryl is a bit of a stirrer.
Im off to cross Bulls Peak Creek again. Doing a partialy ad lib wander around Mackays and Boobees - yes that is how you spell it.
Bro! Tibeaudos and Boobee.......
Ummm, 3 posts prior.
So some telemarkers can count!
Isn’t Prior a snowboard brand?
They make skis, toboggans as a sideline for beer money.
Tibeaudos is definitely quite lyrical, I like it.
Ill have to start calling you Paddy Pallin soon
Or Dr Dark.
Lovely morning for a walk, and I got to add 3 huts to my list! I’ve never seen a sheep dip before either. It was about 5 degrees at the start, feeling positively autumnal!
Someone misplace their shoe?!
Just up the road from your new place?
Not quite the dusting I was hoping for under the Rams Head on Friday night but the cool change was welcome and refreshing.
Some sago and rime made me happy enough. Yesterday turned out to be really nice with a bit of sun, cloud and a cool wind.
Sure was! Did a little drive by to check on it too before settlement next week. Was my first time on Boboyan road, it was quite pleasant. I can see why it’d be sketchy in the snow though.
Congratulations! (I missed this good news entirely)
Thanks! It’s in the ‘movin to the country’ thread somewhere. Small acreage at about 1140ASL - hoping for a spot of tobogganing come winter, either the real type or stand up type
Sat morning at the N P boundary Snowy Plains Fire Trail
Saturdays goal was Boobees Hut. Set off along the fenceline and followed my nose to an unmamed peak on the way to Spencers Peak. Spencers is a very worthwhile visit. Approaching from the left ridge proved to be a good choice . Skirting around Spencers to get to top of Tibeaudo Ck looked a tad evil.. From the top we dropped straight down to Tibeaudo Creek via a tributary that had our scrub gloves on again for a bit. Tib Creek was beautiful but some of the grass is now head high with lumpy half burnt tussocks or bush stubs underneath so can be slow going. Followed the old Diggers Creek water race . Some of it has been filled with fire enabled erosion . No one at Boobees last night. Today was up to Doubtful Gap Fire Trail- Grey Mare FT to Diggers Creek . Doubtful Ck to Cesjacks is absolutely gorgeous but its rough and wild .
View from Doubtful Trail to Big Bogong and Doubtful Creek
The bit south of the border is in bad nick at moment with potholes, and is usually better. Supposedly it'll be sealed soon if Barilaro is to be believed! The "big dipper" is the high point on the road and is the spot where people tend to get stuck when the snow is slippery, due to the gradient. Otherwise I would say mostly pretty casual for any AWD.
Boobee Hut log book entry. Craig on his 38th day.
OK wow that Doubtful Creek looks tight and rough. Great pic!
Yeah but you dont need a GPS.
Fred has gone viral.
Great job here if you tick all the boxes. https://jobs.antarctica.gov.au/jobs-in-antarctica/station-support/field-training-officer/
Don't tell anyone, but it's actually an amazingly beautiful drive in the snow. Just make sure you've got a good chainsaw in the vehicle...
Long grass on Happy Jacks and fire damage around Boobee Hut.
I love that hut. So cozy and simple. It’s almost a sure thing that you won’t encounter other visitors during your stay. The stove absolutely pumps out the heat on a cold winters night.
Has an oven section too. Could do with cast iron thingy to bake damper in.
Took the boys (13 & 19) on a little amble on the Bogong High Plains - from Brandy Creek mine, down the maintenance track to the Cobungra, up Paling Spur (navigation entertaining as always) to Youngs Hut, down to Cobungra Gap and past Dibbins hut, up to Derrick Hut, bush bashing straight down to the Cobungra river from the spur between One Tree Hill and Golden Point and then up the Davenpoint Track.
Snow overnight at Youngs hut.
Meadow on the Saddle between One Tree Hill and Golden Point.
Green Hotham ski slopes.
How is Dibbins looking these days ?
Needs work - the shutter at the back has had a slat missing for 2 seasons, the ‘plastering’ between logs is crumbling, and the heritage plastic sheeting some enterprising conservationists put up on the inside to windproof the wall on one side is shredded.
With snow and rain being able to enter the structure via the damaged back shutter it is suffering damage over winter.
So not that good - which really surprises me.
It is about 1.5 km from the West Kiewa Logging Road so not difficult to access for maintenance, receives significant traffic and is on the Falls-Hotham crossing which has quite a bit of funding coming to it.
I don’t think it has a specifically designated group caring for it, although ParksVic and the Hut Association do oversee it, though not actively, which probably accounts for its current condition. The fire season and Covid has probably diminished ParksVic and volunteer activity over the past year....
I should probably get in touch with ParksVic and the VHCHA....
I have those shoes. Only early days but they seem great.
I’ve used the Terreventures on and off for a while. My last pair got shredded on the Larapinta so now I’m trying the MTN racers in the photo. I like them so far. A bit burlier and a bit more cushion. So far so good. I don’t think I’ll ever find the right shoe unfortunately.