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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by climberman, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    So, was it Kaputar ?
     
  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    If anyone gets this wrong, give up on life....

    But I did feel like posting it. Ahhhgghhh..... need to get into the great outdoors.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kaputar it was. Photos taken at Waa Gorge on the northern side and on the way out yesterday afternoon. Yes Ijay within 60 minutes of Moree. Some damn nice waterholes will be getting a visit in the not to distant future - wish i had known of them in the height of summer. Its amazing how many local people have never ventured the 70 or so km in there. Its not like there's a hell of a lot else to do up here!

    Climberman,

    Carruthers taken from that big wind feature that forms on the ridge that eventually ends up down at the sentinel. Wish it had looked like that this season.
     
  4. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Next please,

    [​IMG]

    edit:

    What's the name of this creek?
     
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  5. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Goodradigbee?
     
  6. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nice try, but the Goodradigbee is a river.
     
  7. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Blue Waterholes?
     
  8. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Or perhaps around Clarkes Gorge.
     
  9. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Cave Creek?
     
  10. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Didn't see the edit.
     
  11. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Well done, Cave Creek it is!
     
  12. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Has anybody eaten trout from this part of the creek?

    I have often wondered if they are any different in taste due to the limestone changing the colour of the water.
     
  13. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll tell you when I manage to catch one of the little buggers.
     
  14. Telestrom

    Telestrom A Local

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    Bugger! I was going to say Cave Creek, then changed my mind.
     
  15. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Likewise. This is how I remember Cave Creek. [​IMG]

    photo credit

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes VSG that's the part everyone knows, my pic was taken upstream from there while on work party trip to...


    [​IMG]
     
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  17. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    are we to guess this one? I will stay quiet, for now. [​IMG]
     
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  18. Telestrom

    Telestrom A Local

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    Ijay, is that Strawberry Lodge (or something like that)?

    I didn't say Cave Creek as I had in mind mind the more typical views:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Ijay's second shot is of Coolamine Homestead. Lovely photo [​IMG]
     
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  20. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    SOme great walks in and around that gorge.
     
  21. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks Craig.

    Anyone been to or know about Harris Waterhole, it's still on my list of places to see.
     
  22. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Yep I've been there. Not as interesting as Cave Creek, but it is still something to visit. Nearby are the ruins of Harris hut, and further south from there is the Devils Influx, which is where creeks coming down from the ridge hit the karst and dissapear underground. I haven't been there, but read about it Harry Hill's 'Best Bushwalks in Kosciusko NP' - sounds like an interesting spot!

    Harris Waterhole:

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Here is a little something for you people at work to think about. Where is this one looking towards and taken from?

    [​IMG]
     
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    steve8113 First Runs

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    lookin down at lake jindabyne
     
  25. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Nope, but the lake is part of the Snowy Scheme.
     
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    steve8113 First Runs

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    tantangara reservoir
     
  27. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    I would guess that it is Blowering Dam and you looking west, but since Blowering isn't part of the Snowy Scheme it is more likely then to be Talbingo Dam.

    Thanks Craig for the note on Harris Waterhole, the Devils influx sounds like the place to after the rain. [​IMG]
     
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  28. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    I thought Blowering Dam was part of the Snowy Sceme [​IMG]

    It is of Blowering Dam from the west, it was taken from above the Blowering Cliffs. The large rock in the foreground is Chimney Rock, and is very visible if you look up towards the cliffs when driving from Tumut towards Talbingo. It makes an interesting day walk [​IMG]

    Here is another view of the rock taken on the way up.

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Craig... you beat me to it. I was busy prepping a topo map. [​IMG] Blowering Cliffs sit almost 800m above the dam, and Mount Hovell sits a few k's away to the north-east.

    Nice photo! [​IMG]

    I am curious as how you got up past that cliff band. The little black line to the west that I've drawn is the only discernible track in the area! ??


    [​IMG]
     
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  30. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    As I understand Blowering was built as part of the Snowy Scheme but is today owned and operated by the State of NSW. All storages upstream are part the SMA.

    Blowering in recent years it seems is regularly run down to near empty for irrigation downstream

    [​IMG]

    NSW Storages

    [​IMG]

    The Snowy Scheme dams however continue to hold plenty of water because it's worth plenty of money, especially if your hoping to sell the scheme off.

    Further stuff on NSW storages here

    Of course if I've got this wrong I'm happy to be corrected. [​IMG]
     
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    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes indeed, good photo.

    Thanks VSG thats just what I had in mind.
     
  32. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was thinking Blowering from the eastern side, but there hasn't been that much water in Blowering since Mr Warby was testing out his little fishing boat.
     
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    surveyorcam Hard Yards

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    How come Jindabyne doesn't get a mention? Is it not part of the scheme then?
     
  34. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    VSG your map is quite good. The track you have marked in black is the tourist track to the base of the waterfalls coming down the cliffs. There is no such track to Chimney Rock - only scrub [​IMG]

    I continued up the slight spur from where the tourist track leaves the vehicle track. After a fairly brisk climb the country levels out in relative terms, so you head south, dropping into the valley where the two creeks are. Just downstream of where they join the water cascades off the edge of the cliffs.

    From here it is a simple climb up the other side, staying between the small creek to the east and the cliffs to the west. Eventually you come to Chimney Rock. So basically you skirt the cliffs at the start and stay above them the whole walk.

    There is a log book at the base of the rock; when I did the walk in September (?) 05 there had only been 3 other entries in 5 years [​IMG]

    I have a panorama taken from the top somewhere, might post it when I get home [​IMG]
     
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  35. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    mmmm... that is a long time ago, Taxman. I know that Talbingo Dam, upstream, is nearly always full, somehow. And yes, Blowering has been very low for a while. However, I am sure I've observed Blowering as full as that, in the last few years. edit: Blowering hit 60% August 2006 .

    CraigD? how old is that photo?
     
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  36. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Mmm... That answers my question of when: Blowering Dam was quite full. And here is my little graphic of your scrub bash... [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  37. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm curious what will happen if they let Craig loose in Tasmania [​IMG] All the trips that have exhausted us like the Arthur and Picton Ranges will be easy for him. A day trip to Vanishing Falls? [​IMG]
     
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  38. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think that map shows the major irrigation release dams. The water in Lake Jindabyne ends up being used for irrigation but Lake Hume is the considered the ultimate release point for irrigation water for the Murray.
     
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  39. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    I think you are right. http://www.waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/sr/index.html
     
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  40. BrumbyJack

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    Well, you might be right on some of the stuff, but not on the Snowy Storages being full [​IMG]

    Jindabyne, Eucumbene and Tantangara are just about at record lows ATM. Old Adaminaby is out of the water. I have no idea about the other storages but suspect they aren't much better.

    FWIW after the last heavy rainfalls we had here in Jindy, Snowy Hydro recorded no inflows into Lake Jindabyne due to most of it being soaked up by bogs etc (verbal, scientific staff).
     
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  41. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    out of turn but moving on:
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    Long Reef [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  43. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Amazingly, the trout numbers being caught are as high as ever... less water, more fish per sq. km. Eucumbene is the lowest I've ever seen, in 20+ years...
     
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  44. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks BJ for the tip about Old Adaminaby, I must have a look.

    VSG, any report on trout in the streams. That's where I'll be fishing at Easter.
     
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    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    no - its missing the 300 surfers on a day like this!
     
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  46. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmm, fairly non-descript rock platform with cusps forming on beach. Could be almost anywhere, but does remind me of the rock platform near Swan Lake south of Sussex Inlet (or North of Berrara).
     
  47. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    At the risk of hijacking the thread: No Ijay, things are very tough in the streams. very low levels have spooked the fish badly. But, with good technique and perserverence, catches are being made. Mind you, this latest report says things are picking up! [​IMG] I was last at Kiandra and Eucum. in early Feb. [​IMG]
     
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    Graeme, Iron Prince between Cape Howe & Wau Wauka estuary.
     
  49. BrumbyJack

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    We had a beauty come into work on Monday.

    A brown trout, caught on the lake in Jindy using a fly.

    6.2 Kilograms [​IMG]

    Bloody ugly fish [​IMG] but I'm guessing you guys would have loved it [​IMG]

    I've certainly never seen a trout that big before.

    My source told me tonight that the dams are now at the lowest they have ever been since construction. 6% for Eucumbene.
     
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  50. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    6.2 kg is massive. about 14 pounds, in the old measure. My record is about 4.5 kg.

    Eucumbene is 16%, not 6. But bloody low, anyway.
     
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