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thredbo, August, camping

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by hpsauce, May 19, 2008.

  1. hpsauce

    hpsauce A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Want to camp close to thredbo in August for a few days.
    Does anyone have any advice or experience re campgrounds close to thredbo....e.g. Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings?
    Also, how safe/secure from thievery do you reckon a pitched tent would be during the day?
    Thanks
    (ps I also posted this on the backcountry forum if anyone wants to see related responses)
     
  2. snowkiter

    snowkiter First Runs

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    yep it can get really cold at night .(well thats stating the bleeding obvious ) i was surprised at how cold tho .We woke up one morning last year and the whole of the river had ice across it and the thermometer was minus 8 at 8 am .i had multiple multiple layers and was still cold .Don't know about how safe leaving a tent there is but whenever I go past during the day there are tents there .Just don't leave big time valuables in there .
     
  3. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've left tent there, a calculated risk I suppose. Had no drama's.

    Agree snowkiter, have found Island Bend a touch warmer as there is a bit more 'drift' in the air. At the near Thredbo spots it gets very still and very very cold.
     
  4. SnowBound

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    Camped at Thredbo Diggings last monday (15th) its a very nice area but bloody cold!!!!!!! and it wasnt even in the season!! my advice is stay indoors, unless u wanna freeze to death (seriously)
     
  5. skinavy

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    Slept in Thredbo carpark under a hoochie strung up between two cars. Had a 4 season sleeping bag in a bivy bag and froze. (Actually my boots and gloves froze to the ground)

    Don't be a cheapskate stay somewhere inside (or have a really really good tent and sleeping bag)
     
  6. oreo

    oreo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plenty of people sleep in more inhospitable places than a carpark or diggings campground. Just check out the backcountry forum.

    Just have appropriate equipment.
     
  7. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nothing inhospitable about Mt Twynam!
     
  8. rollyz

    rollyz One of Us

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    Sounds like a good place to set up a snowgun [​IMG]
     
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  9. hpsauce

    hpsauce A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks folks. and yes, I have picked up some "good oil" from the backcountry forum. I do have some good kit...and prepared to feel v cold. I might treat myself to a new bag.

    It's just that I think accom in OZ in Aug is about the worst value-for-money of any resort I've experienced in the world. I have often felt consumately shafted. Hopefully I'll have the best outlook on the mountain in a campground....albeit the coldes.
     
  10. smegs10

    smegs10 First Runs

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    Just put your belongings in a car and leave the tent empty. If you don't have a car stash them behind a well concealed tree. You should be fine.
     
  11. rollyz

    rollyz One of Us

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    And put a rattle snake in the tent to deter tent theives.
     
  12. rodatthebay

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    We camp all the time at the Caravan park at Jindy my boys and I. It goes subzero most night. Its got showers, a drying room, kitchen, lounge, all you do is bed down in the tent. Its really cheap at about $15 adults and $8 kids. You do need a good tent , sleeping bag, thermals etc. Im toasty warm. I can do 4 weekends for the price of one in decent accom.

    When I was going through uni, we regularly tented at island bend at the back of guthega, its was goo there too, but I think there are now no camping signs.
     
  13. rollyz

    rollyz One of Us

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    You can still camp at Island Bend, we did last year. It snowed two days after we set up. We lived on the snow for the rest of the week [​IMG]
     
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    I'm going camping in June up at Boyd River in Kanangra-Boyd National Park, shoud be awesome.
     
  15. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Camping at Ngarigo
    [​IMG][/img]
     
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    Mr Crag.....

    Thats hilarious...
    Ever copped a roo foot to the balls during the night?
     
  17. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    First time we did it we were new to the body bag thing and decided to try them close to the car in case they werent all they were cracked up to be. We figured if it didnt work out they could just zip up the bags and we were ready to go!

    Actually its a great nights sleep. No roo feet yet, just a couple of amorous possums that were invited in for the night. Mmmm cuddly!
     
  18. ndls

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    man thats pretty much what i wanna do..

    just outta interest telecrag, what temperature was it when u sleepin on the snow? and what kinda gear were u using to make it through the night?
     
  19. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was -10C we had gortex, mine is emphatex, bivy/body bags, and down sleeping bags, a foam mat and thermarest. Totally comfy, on a reasonably calm night I highly recommend it, its a great sleep breathing the cold fresh air.

    Have used them a fair bit backcountry, but have been caught out a few times. Its really hard to sleep in them when you are being buffeted by strong winds, or if you wake up with 5cm of snow on you it can be hard to get up and dressed. Bearable for an overnighter.
     
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    I remember sleeping in a bag up in the ACT high country with just a plastic tarp over the bag. Tarp was solid when I woke. I reckon at least a -8 that night. [​IMG] I was warm. On an old school Karrimor mat. And two beanies. [​IMG]
     
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  21. Wizard!

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    I was on a walk up Howwit once and we camped at Mac Springs. One guy in our group slung a hammock between two trees and covered it with a make shift roof made from rope and tarp. It snowed 4cm that night and he said he was toasty warm.
     
  22. Wizard!

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    I think ive gotta photo of it that i entered in a comp, give me a day or two and ill try and find it.