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the BC chatter thread

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

  1. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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  2. climberman

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    of course , there is a TV Mountain of it :D
     
  3. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats my impression as well.
     
  4. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    The rat trap is dead.
     
  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s an inverse tech toe.
    I wonder how the pins on the boots will hold up to rocks and general wear and tear.
    Rat trap.
     
  6. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Can i buy a vowel ?
     
  7. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks shit to me!
     
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  8. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Still used by zombies.
     
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    Fozzie Bear A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.....
     
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  11. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Xplore system isn't trying to be a Telemark system.
     
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  12. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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  13. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Had a good chat with @El Diablo just before New year. Says he will have some exciting new gear coming soon.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I bought the wrong tele bindings it seems....

    maybe an oldy from us telemark forum

     
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  15. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very much a newie. Cheryl is a bit of a stirrer.
     
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  16. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    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.
     
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  17. Untele-whippet

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  18. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bro! Tibeaudos and Boobee.......
     
  19. skifree

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

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    Ummm, 3 posts prior.
     
  20. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh! Sorry.
    So some telemarkers can count!
    Isn’t Prior a snowboard brand?
     
  21. skifree

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

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    They make skis, toboggans as a sideline for beer money.
     
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  22. mholling

    mholling One of Us

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    Tibeaudos is definitely quite lyrical, I like it.
     
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    Old School Mike One of Us

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    Ill have to start calling you Paddy Pallin soon
     
  24. Untele-whippet

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    Or Dr Dark.
     
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  25. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    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!


    Brayshaws Hut


    Waterhole hut


    Westermans Homestead
    Sheep dip


    Someone misplace their shoe?!
     
  26. mholling

    mholling One of Us

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    Just up the road from your new place?
     
  27. zapruda

    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.

     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    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.
     
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    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Congratulations! (I missed this good news entirely)
     
  30. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    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 LOL
     
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  31. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Sat morning at the N P boundary Snowy Plains Fire Trail
     
  32. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    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 .
     
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  33. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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  34. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    View from Doubtful Trail to Big Bogong and Doubtful Creek
     
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    mholling One of Us

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    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.
     
  36. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Boobee Hut log book entry. Craig on his 38th day.
     
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    mholling One of Us

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    OK wow that Doubtful Creek looks tight and rough. Great pic!
     
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  38. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Yeah but you dont need a GPS.
     
  39. Untele-whippet

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  40. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fred has gone viral.
     
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    nfip Cold 'n Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    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...
     
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  43. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Long grass on Happy Jacks and fire damage around Boobee Hut.
     
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    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  45. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Has an oven section too. Could do with cast iron thingy to bake damper in.
     
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  46. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.

     
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    How is Dibbins looking these days ?
     
  48. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    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....
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have those shoes. Only early days but they seem great.
     
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    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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