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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by skifree, Mar 31, 2007.
Tarn Shelf Mt Field Tas
Spot on Skifree. Friday 6 April 2007. Seven members of my hiking club on the big trip I ran to Mt Field. Thanks to those of you who offered me tips on getting accommodation on the mountain. The whole thing was very successful with glorious weather throughout.
Next picture please.
Nice photo, btw.
Ok try this one.
Wow, there's some synchronicity!
Skifree feels a bit like Tawonga Huts.
Sidetrack's hmm. Dunno. Hotham - Dinner plain somewhere?
Crikey sidetrack....that's obscure. How about approaching treeline on Bogong?
Skifree, one of the Huts on Howitt High Plains?
sidetrack - is that along the small section of snowpoles between Wallace hut and the intersection of that track with the Bogong High Plains Road and the AAWT?
Was in the area late last year, kinda looks like it.
No ones got mine yet, but its pretty hard.
Skifree, is yours from the hut on the left of the rd as you come down from Mckay to pretty valley?
Mine is on the AWT
Sidetrack - is it a thredbo resort area marker on the walk up from dead horse gap?
Nope. Bonus points for the pole number.
Sidetrack, Swindlers Spur east of Derrick Hut? Pole 115.
Skifree: Pretty Valley Hut
Graeme, I reckon you've got for Sidetrack's piccy. Now that you mention the location, it evokes the small clearing at the top of the serious climb on Swindlers.
It looks like Skifree's hut has stockyards, I'll vote for Pretty Valley Hut too.
Graeme, well done. Not sure about the number but I will give it to you.
I find it amazing that between a few of us(i think there are no more than 20)we can guess or know all these places. And there has been quite a few posted since I got bored one day a year or so ago.
PV hut of course! Is that the smallest hut on the HP?
OK. Next. ACT.
VSG: Nice photo, I think I recall when you first took it and posted it but can't remember where it is.
Yes from Pretty Valley Hut.
Sorry, I am out of order. Skifree has confirmed his picture.
Craig D. Yes.
Pretty Valley Hut is just a standard transportable hydro wooden "cube" similar to Cope Saddle and Langford Gap, but with a very large verandah built around it. There were also tin "cubes" like Bogong Jack's Hut and larger transportable hydro huts like Kelly's and Young's.
Craig D, it looks like Rogaining country. No idea where...
VSG, Lovely pic earlier.
Craig D - i'm going with somewhere near Jagungal but can't be any more specific.
On the AAWT, south-west of the ACT, near Tantangara Dam. Near Blanket Plain?
VSG is quite close! However it is not on the AAWT, and is not Blanket Plain.
Let's draw some boundaries here to narrow down the search area. The Snowy Mountains Highway makes up the Southern and Western boundaries. The Northern boundary is the Murrumbidgee River (upstream of Tantangara Dam obviously) whilst the Eastern boundary is the Nungar Creek.
Judging by the lack of guesses on this one, sidetrack may have spoke too soon.
I've never been there so cheated and got the Melways out - according to Craig D's directions it's east of Kiandra - but I'm sure you all knew that...
I think some people on this forum will have been to this area before. It is not extremely popular, but makes a lovely day walk from the Snowy Mountains Highway. It is skiable in a good year.
Now for another hint or two. There is a hut nearby, hidden amoungst the trees just to the right of the centre of frame. The photo was taken at an altitude of above 1500m.
Now anyone should be able to break out the 1:100k Tantangara map and track it down very quickly
Never seen it without snow.
Yep. What is it like with snow? The little valley looks quite sheltered.
ok locking this