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Advice needed This Weekend - Guthega Playground

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Vanders, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Vanders

    Vanders Hard Yards

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    Hi All,

    Wondering if anyone has been out towards Pound Creek lately from Guthega?

    I'm thinking about taking a couple of newbies for a short day trip our that way. I know the Munyang area well, but this area will be new to me.
    The plan is to convert an american snowshoer to the backcountry...

    Obviously, this trip will be weather dependent.
     
  2. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I think the whole splitfest group were out there last weekend?
     
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  3. Vanders

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    Thanks Jonathan, know anyone from that group that I might ask?
     
  4. Scrap

    Scrap One of Us

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    Last time I was out there was last Thursday (almost a week ago) Vanders. There's plenty of snow if that's what you're wondering about.I didn't go to Pounds Creek but had a pretty good view of it from the Illawong Highway.
     
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    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    There's a thread somewhere on this forum but I can't seem to find it?
     
  6. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I went past that way last Thursday Vanders (almost a week ago). I didn't go to Pounds Creek but got a good look at the area from the Illawong Highway. There's plenty of snow if that's what you're wondering.

    Here's some happy snaps of the mighty Snowy taken from the Illawong traverse. The second is one close to what you want.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should be no issues with snow cover generally.

    Might be some thin spots tween Guthega & Illawong.

    Also may have issues getting water from Pounds Creek right now. Should be addressable with search & shovel action.
     
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    Bloke One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    How many steps showing at the bridge?
     
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    SpiceRack First Runs

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    Please excuse the naive questions but I'm looking to do my first touring is Australia (I've done a bit in Europe) this Saturday and Pound Creek looks like and easy start.
    Do we just drive to Guthega and the start skinng up the Illawong track? Will this be mostly covered with snow?
     
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  13. Scrap

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    I reckon it might only be four Bloke, maybe five. Yep that's correct Spicey, you should only have to take your skis off for the foot bridges (Blue Cow Creek and Illawong) once you get on the snow just past the Guthega Nordic centre. If you're not too worried about your skins and skis you can even leave them on for Blue Cow Creek bridge.
     
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  14. Vanders

    Vanders Hard Yards

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    Thanks Scrap!
    Much appreciated everyone!
     
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    Bloke One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cheers Scrap, great cover and about to get better too!