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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Majikthise, Aug 18, 2005.
VSG, Cman both wrong. It is NSW.
VSG - thanks for the references. My apologies to Kiwis for misspelling Ngauruhoe. I googled "Ngaurahoe" and got hits so went with it. Now stand corrected.
Friend and I spent some time there in 1980 - did a Tongariro circuit (fumaroles are fascinating) and waited out some ferocious weather in the NZ Alpine Club hut at Ruapehu.
Just remembered something interesting - along with a couple Kiwis in the hut there was an Aussie who had moved to NZ because he liked mountains. One of our entertainments over several days of bad weather was to try to traverse the dining table. Starting from one side, you try to go under the table and back up on top of the other side without touching the floor. It's a wide table and required more climbing skills than I had - in fact the Aussie (name escapes me) was the only one there who could do it. Is this a regular hut pastime in NZ?
It's a regular climbers game in Australia.
argh of course it is :<
Close. No cigar.
Edit: If it's near Franklin - Ginini? Must be a naturally open glade.. I keep thinking of the summit road to the comms tower, which is much more exposed.
Close, but likewise, no cigar. It's neither Franklin nor Ginini. Nor is it naturally open.
OK. Cleared run. Puts in somewhere near Mt Aggie? or Gingera? You really have me stumped. The background looks very open.. not the narrow valleys up the Cotter Valley, nr Gingera or Ginni.
Off the back of Pryor's Hut, looking west? Now I am scratching...
graeme : hydro country, alpine way between Khancban abd geehi/
Majik: the more I think about it.. Kieran's pic is probably a cleared run (that I am oblivious to) off Gingera. We'll see when he gets back to us.
Edit: I think it has to be from Little Ginini. Which as I recall is the peak at the head of the Stockyard Spur track, from Corin Dam. Nothing like a 2000ft+ ascent in less than a kilometre! Only done it a couple of times.
Check this link: http://darb.net/photos/anonymous/ginini_or_little_ginini2.jpg
Nope. You're all getting colder... It's off the top of that sat pic VSG posted. Oh stuff it.
It's the view south from the top of an unnamed hill between Franklin and Ginini. The CAC cleared a ski run on it sometime in the middle of last century and called it "Little Ginini", despite the fact it's not actually on the hill called Little Ginini. It's about 4km before Ginini as you drive along the road.
The view out to the south is across Tantangara to Jagungal and is very nice.
South, you say? I suppose so. Just that I perceived the shadows to be cast by the northern sun to be running from right to left.. which made me think the pic is looking W or SW. It all makes sense now.
I see one set of tracks. That would be you climbing to the top on your skis?
Edit: Does this fit?
Yeah, that's it - you can see the run doing an "S" shape on the satellite photo.
Course it's me climbing to the top on skis. Part of an afternoon trip up there a few years back. Left home at 11:30, skied a 10km loop and was back home by 5pm.
Gotta love living in Canberra.
And yeah, I spose the view would be southwest-ish.
This one is pretty easy.
no, its not as alpine as that
Just got this through the email.. .
What is the mountain left of centre?
Somewhere on the Hawkesbury, north of Sydney. Not being a local, I cannot be more precise.
Gingera at a really bizarre angle. Was that taken from a plane? I can't work out a place on the surface of the planet you could get that aspect.
Nice shot but.
Not the Hawkesbury.
This one is probably easy if you live there, so dont say anything if you do.
If that's a pub in the background I've been there.
The pubs one block up, and slightly different colour.
Same shape, though.
Right, then I know where it is then. My bro used to live just the other side of the tracks and a few streets down.
Theres no tracks - train tracks that is.
Drat. Not where I thought it was, clearly.
23rd June 2005.
Mount Ainslie, laddie. With a real long tele lens. Mount Ainslie is about 850m ASL. Gingera is about 35-40 k's away and 1000m higher.
Yah, OK - that's a big old tele lens then.
kokopelli, looks like akuna bay to me
Its Coal and Candle Creek VSG. Its a tributary of Cowan Creek which is a tributary of the Hawkesbury so you were on the money. Very nice part of the world.
Its a shame Kokopelli lives near there.
my last one (Brown Mountain) might have been a bit nonspecific. Try this - the second one is camp site within half day walking distance of the first. A name for the locality of the first will do.
nup, wrong state
croagingalong north of 'coota?
Mr Shrek gets a cigar.
I used to live in Oberon. Man what a hole in the earth that place is.
And Snow Bowey doesn't - who said it was somewhere else, nr Cowan Bay. But maybe SB does get a rollie cigarette, because this would seem to indicate that the Coal and Candle Creek area feeds into Akuna Bay. All stemming from the Hawkesbury.
and the little red arrow makes my point for me.
Thanks to d'Albora Marinas.
You betcha. Have you got any of the dam and hydro off the side of Brown Mountain? On the Bemboka River? I hear it's got a serious Hydro elec unit on it, now.
yes, but not Croajingalong. A very long beach, but where on it? which river of interest is nearby?
I'm surprised d'Alboras ever find themselves. That is a seriously misleading map.
Graeme, near Nelson- Glenelg river
I used to live in Oberon. Man what a hole in the earth that place is. [/QB][/QUOTE]
Hey, Oscar I would have thought living in Oberon would be cool... centrally located to rock climbing on granite at Evans Crown, the big canyons, speccy bushwalking and trout fishing of Kanangra-Boyd NP, caving at Jenolan +
Colong, choice MTB in various state forests, an interesting back route via Black Springs and Taralga or Crookwell to Goulburn en-route to Kosciuszko...
Ninety Mile Beach. (I used to live in Sale.)
But as for a river? So many flow into the lakes system behind 90 mile... avon mitchell tambo latrobe... etc?
That's OK. If it's near a tributary, or even a bit of water in the same vicinity, it's near enough. By your rules Bourke is on the Murray.