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Where Is This? No 8

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by skifree, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  2. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
  3. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Nice photo, btw. :thumbs:
     
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  4. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Ok try this one.

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  5. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow, there's some synchronicity!

    Skifree feels a bit like Tawonga Huts.

    Sidetrack's hmm. Dunno. Hotham - Dinner plain somewhere?
     
  7. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crikey sidetrack....that's obscure. How about approaching treeline on Bogong?

    Skifree, one of the Huts on Howitt High Plains?
     
  8. Pebble

    Pebble First Runs

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    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.
     
  9. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    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?
     
  10. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Mine is on the AWT
     
  11. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sidetrack - is it a thredbo resort area marker on the walk up from dead horse gap?
     
  12. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Nope. Bonus points for the pole number.
     
  13. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    Sidetrack, Swindlers Spur east of Derrick Hut? Pole 115.
     
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    Skifree: Pretty Valley Hut
     
  15. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
  16. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    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.
     
  17. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    PV hut of course! :headbang: Is that the smallest hut on the HP?
     
  18. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    OK. Next. ACT.

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    Alex.C One of Us

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    VSG: Nice photo, I think I recall when you first took it and posted it but can't remember where it is. :p
     
  20. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Booroomba Rocks?
     
  21. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes from Pretty Valley Hut.
     
  22. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Sorry, I am out of order. Skifree has confirmed his picture.

    Craig D. Yes.

    Next. [​IMG]
     
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  23. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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  24. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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    AnthonyT Hard Yards

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    Craig D, it looks like Rogaining country. No idea where...
     
  26. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    VSG, Lovely pic earlier.

    Craig D - i'm going with somewhere near Jagungal but can't be any more specific.
     
  27. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Craig D.

    On the AAWT, south-west of the ACT, near Tantangara Dam. Near Blanket Plain?

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  28. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    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.
     
  29. AnthonyT

    AnthonyT Hard Yards

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    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...
     
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  30. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    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 [​IMG]
     
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  31. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tantangara ???
    Never seen it without snow. [​IMG]
     
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  32. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Yep. What is it like with snow? The little valley looks quite sheltered.
     
  33. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    ok locking this