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Where is this - No 6

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Shrek, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    I'm thinking you're right.
     
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  2. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    Its not jerarra, I know that one intimately, nor is it bungonia gorge between jerrara falls and the eflux track. It might be bungonia gorge downstream from the gorge proper. Or it could be spring creek but ive never been there, and never likely too. Miles too dangerous.
     
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    Shrek/VSG.

    Spot on. The shot was taken not far from the junction of the ??? (has been a while since I've been there) river and the bottom of the gorge. I love that area.

    This shot is taken at right at the top of the gorge (again, can't remember any of the names). There's no track to get to it as it involves a reasonable hairy scree slope to get to.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    Telestrom, alan D and I have often wondered about running a caving weekend.

    camp at bungonia, jerrarra on the saturday and caving on the sunday, maybe grill for begginers and B4-5 for the more adventurous.
     
  5. legend

    legend One of Us

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    sidetrack, mr and Graeme you're not quite right Here's another clue. It's behind the mountain you can't see:
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    A map, anyone?

    Funny how the contours get greyed out.... [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty sure thats Mt Cope legend. There is a steep backside (south) off that, but only seen it under snow.
     
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    legend One of Us

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    Yes the pic shows Mt Cope but the original photo is up and behind the mount where the brumbies are. I think few people go there but it is an impressive boulder field with 400 year old trees not far below. Look carefully at the tree photo and you can make out Cope.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah, so the south side of Mt Bundara then, or Cope saddle? Just guessing now based on the view to Cope. You were scrambling down to the aquaduct?
     
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    Getting closer. From this mountain I can head direct to the aquaduct through the ancient trees.
     
  11. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gotta be Jim then. 'Magnetic anomoly occurs here'
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Come on legend, you cant go to bed now! If i'm going to sit up on a sunday night writing a F!@#$%n fee proposal i need something to keep me going other than green tea and freddo frogs.
     
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    legend One of Us

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    mr spot on. It's SE from the summit. We can only hope the fires haven't cooked the oldest snow gums on th BHP.
     
  14. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hooray!. Took me a while....with a little help. Yes, very interested in getting out there this year. The other really old group i can think of is on that little plain on the way to the fainters from tawonga.
     
  15. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    I thought it is so significant, it need an encore. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Thanks for the info legend, I'll have to spend a couple of days exploring the area more thoroughly!

    This little clump of snowgums fascinates me - it is about 1km NE of Mt Jim.

    [​IMG]

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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Wonder which way the wind generally blows? [​IMG]

     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've camped behind that clump and watched the sun set. As for the fainters group (is it 'little plain'?) - oh dear. But they'll be back....
     
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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    That's what I said about snowgums around the NSW high plains, near Kiandra and Tabletop Mountain (~1400 to 1700m)... nearly four years later, I am still waiting for some trees to show signs of re-growth. Depends how hot these fires at Fainters/Little Plain were... [​IMG]
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Off the topic a little bit.....but you can see how mountains erode and landscapes change. Big fire goes thru, followed by torrential rain in places - lots of erosion. Certainly evident in areas after the Vic fires this year. I read somewhere that it could take 20+ years for the alpine areas to look the same (assuming no more similar fires). I'll be an old fart by then [​IMG]
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    ..and its why our hills are flat. Took me a long time to really understand what living in an 'old' country meant.

    I've seen plenty regrowth around hotham area from 2003 fires.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    ok my turn. Where be this?

    [​IMG]
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    sorry, i'm going to what legend did last night and go to bed.
     
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    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    And I'll throw one of mine in here too [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    AlanD Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    mmm ... Grill is an ugly cave for taking beginners down IMO. B4-5 for beginners and B51 Blowfly for the adventurous, thanks.
     
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    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG] mr, that is one weird picture, a composite with faces blotted out by strange coloured ladybirds [​IMG]

    If we're sticking to the formerly unwritten, but now written guidelines of no foreign pics, it can only be Tassie, but I'm buggered if I can pick where. I suspect mr has bent the rules and will claim that NZ is really just another state.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Graeme confirmed a few weeks back that NZ is the eighth state and therefore eligible for entry in our humble comp. So yes, guess on.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think mr pic is the crosscut
     
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    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    I cant make sense of it with the background as the Crosscut.(mr, just how composite it it?)
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't quite figure out where "it's" [​IMG] taken from as the pics don't quite match, but I'm guessing it's looking toward the twin knobs from the Howitt end, taken with a longish lens.

    However it is possible I have no idea! [​IMG]
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope not in Aus - its in the south island of the 'eighth state', December 1998 i think.

    It is a composite (panorama) taken by the photographer standing in one spot at one time, so it is not a composite of many photos.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you havent got close by tonight i'll re-scan it and stitch it in photoshop so you can see it in a broader context. But like most of our stuff, if you've been there, you'll know it.
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I should have taken the hint.... :rolleyes:
     
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    To save us flicking back and forth. [​IMG]

     
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    Oh, and I'd hazard a guess: Mackinnon Pass?
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    No. Not Milford Track
     
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    I'm trying to narrow it down a bit: Aspiring Nat Park
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeeeeyus!
     
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  41. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That pass on the Rees-Dart?
     
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    MacKenzies Pass on the Routeburn Track?
     
  44. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you can be a little more specific GS the money is yours.
     
  45. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rees Saddle? Never been there myself but my sister has some similar pics.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes GS. Rees saddle. Other than my (youthful) face the other ladybug covers the sign saying Rees saddle 1420m ASL. There was a nice scramble up an icy slope left of shot.
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Been trying to convince my other half into doing some walks over there with the Rees Dart being one of them. Unsuccessful so far.....
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was a hardish walk, but spectacular. 25kms / 8-9 hour days. We were the first ones through after being shut for winter. We took our tent (ah young love)so carried more gear than we should have. My gal did her knee on day 3, and we had a hard days' walk before jetboating it out on the Dart Day 5. Good thing down there is its light until 10.30pm so can do long days. Flamin' sandlies, though. Keep a day to go to the Dart Glacier.
     
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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    mmm.. love them glaciated valleys. Where does one tramp from/to when passing through the Rees Saddle?

    [​IMG]

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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    According to the book I have, it's pretty much a loop up the Rees river, over the pass and back down the Dart to a point maybe 10ks south of your map. Access out of Queenstown. Apparently it's quite easy to get onto the Routeburn from the end of the Rees/Dart walk. Don't know what you do about the extra food required.
    Damn, I have to stop looking at this book, or just go :headbang: