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Thredbo self-guided walks

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by smyrton, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. smyrton

    smyrton First Runs

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    We are going to Thredbo this weekend. We won't be skiing. The weather forecast is showing mostly sunny day on the 27th. I was wondering if there are self-guided walks that can be done during the day.

    I was looking at this map (not sure how applicable this is for the winter). I am thinking of easy grade walks such as the Riverside walk, Bridle trail loop and Pipeline path. These are not on top of the hill and should be fine. Not sure if I can climb up the hill with my hiking shoes and jeans but I do have waterproof top and thermal underwear.
     
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    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    The walks around the river should be clear.... and keep you occupied for a short while.
     
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    PiniPowPow One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Assuming you have a vehicle, there are some nice walks from Crackenback resort. Also, nice spot for lunch.
     
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    smyrton First Runs

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    No we will be going there by coach, so don't have a vehicle. Maybe that's for some other time. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Thanks for this, I am looking at doing a walk or two next week. Is there a link or what do they start from etc in the resort ?
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Dos One of Us

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    If you have snow shoes/boots you can walk up to Merritts house via Merritts Traverse from Friday Flat. It takes only about 30-45 mins up.
     
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    Great. We might give that a try. That'd be more interesting than walking around at the base.
    No we don't have snow shoes. We'll be wearing hiking shoes. Not sure how good they'll be for the snow. Any idea?
     
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    Hmm.. how come I didn't find that when I was googling.. [​IMG]
    That has some great info about self-guided walks. Hope that's applicable for snow season as well. Thanks!
     
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    I think that route may be closed during Winter (but I'm not 100%), certainly the bottom is now a ski run.

    The path to Dead Horse Gap, on the far left of the map, should be nice, along the river, no hills. At DHG it goes pretty steeply uphill and is likely to be snow covered, so turn around and come back the way you came.
     
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    Dos One of Us

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    Same as walking up the side of Friday Flat for photo taking, they won't usually stop you. They might ask where you're going if they see you walking up that road. Just tell them you're hiking up a bit for photos. In fact, the lifties at the top of the Burrow might not even bother asking.
     
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    If you are prepared to hire snow shoes a fine day then head up to Southerly Ramshead from Dead Horse Gap. Basically Straight up the hill from the road and straight back down again with a ripper view across to Vitoria and Mt Kosciuszko from the top.
     
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    What about getting to/from Yarrangobilly Caves – Thermal Pool walk

    Worth the walk in Winter ??
     
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    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    A fair distance from Thredbo... hour and a half drive first?
     
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    Hiking boots might get tricky if u hit some icy sections in any steep areas.
     
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    And the water is only around 27 degrees so not as enticing as a bath. But the caves and location are great.