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Where is this, No 9

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by VSG, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    This one, ie hunt for the mount, is a real doosey. The last clue I gave is quite telling. Although since you folk cannot think beyond the 3 leg syndrome yet, time for yet another clue.

    A bitter shack resides near mi mates.
    Thomo and Macca patiently await.
    Burnt we are, though near or far but damn if we go without our bloody bar!

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My maps run out at Mt Thomson, presumably your Thommo, so if anyone's got Cobbanah-Tabberabbera topo, it shold be near centre top.

    or perhaps it's just The Red Herring near Mt Valentia
     
  3. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    Your poor scone is fried?
    [​IMG]

    You'll kick yourself at how easy the clues are once someone works it out.

    But no, not The Red Herring near Mt Valentia.

    Keep trying...
     
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  4. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    Another clue:

    Mount I may be
    My road you shall see
    My track you may crack
    Got ur saddle n pack?
     
  5. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Mount Selma?
     
  6. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    Bingo!
    Well done Craig D.
    Worth every minute I kept mi trap shut...
    :thumbs:
     
  7. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

    Even though the puzzle is solved, I still need to be enlightened Wolvy! I think I understood most of your second and third clues...

    1st line: hut is nearby
    2nd line: Thomson & Macalister Rivers on either side
    3rd line: both burnt, NFI about the 'bloody bar' though?

    1st line: well it is a Mount
    2nd line: Mount Selma Road
    3rd line: Mount Selma Track
    4th line: I assume this is filler [​IMG]

    But I have no idea how your first clue fits in with all of this?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    So a quick explanation to the clues:

    I'm a very handy mountain for more reasons than one. I've got 3 sexy legs guiding the dumb.

    Mount Selma cops snow.
    Has a Trig point hence the tripod description of the 3 legs, to which one can navigate themselves.

    A bitter shack resides near mi mates. Thomo and Macca patiently await. Burnt we are, though near or far but damn if we go without our bloody bar

    The VB shed/shack atop at "Gap Getaway" private property which serves drinks on McAdam Hill isn't too far from Thompson Dam and Macalister State Forest region.

    Mount I may be, my road you shall see, my track you may crack, got ur saddle n pack?

    Mt.Selma
    Mt.Selma Road
    Mt.Selma Tk
    all near Oriental Saddle, Queen Bee Saddle and not too far from the National Horse Trail Track.
     
  9. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    Purdy criptive lass, ain't I?
     
  10. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Yes you are! My poor little mind was terribly confused - it's not used to thinking creatively :p

    Anyway, here is the next one!

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. legend

    legend One of Us

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    Snowy R valley near Willis
     
  12. Craig D.

    Craig D. Hard Yards

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    Correct [​IMG]
     
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  13. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    OK. My turn.

    After Fangin's epic saga.. this one should be a snap for NSW high country strollers...


    [​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
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  14. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    that shot craig d brings back many memories....grew up every holidays until i was 8 or so paddling (it was called canoeing then) on the snowy pretty much there....
     
  15. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Standing at northern edge of Lake Albina looking south eastish.

    Northcote top left and muellers peak top right.
     
  16. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Very good. Next.
     
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  17. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    Loved the clues fang, even though i didn't have a clue.
     
  18. teckel

    teckel Not a Loser Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wolvy and I went there looking for some back country skiing areas for the winter in burnt out parts - Mt Selma copped it bad from the fires, and all the undergrowth was burnt - except for these little blackened sticks about 15 cm high, which don't snap off or bend, and trip you up. Anyway, we found 2 possible spots there - one about 50m east of the trig point and goes down - we marked the way to that with big roofing sheets. It would be a nice blue run - the trees are sufficiently thin there to make good lines. The other spot, is more of a touring route along Mt Selma Track, which was closed just the other side of where Wolvy parked by a tree which fell over the track during the fires.

    But far better for winter skiing and more accessible, is the fire-break they made between Cambarville and Woods Point. In parts, it doesn't follow the road exactly and goes up and over some steep hills. The 50m wide fire-break is totally devoid of any vegetation and bull-dozed to a very nice skiing surface. So you could drive along that road, park anywhere, climb up and ski back down to your car - nice steeps [​IMG] Wait until after a southerly blast when Baw Baw and Lake Mountain cop a good dump, and that area east of Cambarville will have some of the best runs in the state [​IMG] Now all that firebreak needs is some rope tows ..........
     
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  19. Philanderer

    Philanderer First Runs

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    After the 03 fires our club named 'these little blackened sticks about 15 cm high, which don't snap off or bend, and trip you up' the 'black fingers of death.'

    Lurking just below the surface they would grab hold of your ski just as you committed to a turn causing even the most proficient skier to face plant turn after turn after turn.

    Also had the most ski and binding failures in many year...

    That said, looking forward to trying some BC so close to home
     
  20. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    Just a side note, what are those black fingers of death?
    Are they roots of burnt out baby ferns?

    Whatever they are, someone ought to do a study on them as they resist fires rather well. Those properties they have could be very useful in other applications. Eg: formulating a chemical replicating it's characteristics and coating the liquid form, our BC Huts, as a fire retardant???
     
  21. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    pretty sure its scoparia FW
     
  22. teckel

    teckel Not a Loser Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thinking about that firebreak, you could tour all the way from Cambarville to Matlock and back on it. At the moment they're still clearing up all the rubbish and burning it off (we passed about 50 fires - there would be another 100 yet to burn), then grading it, but it looks like they should be finished by winter if it doesn't rain too much (they have finished parts of it)
     
  23. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    so who's doing the opening post on the 100th page of Where is This? (ignoring pages lost in Cyberspace)- it could be anyone posting soon!
    (edit typo)
     
  24. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Okay I'll jump in.

    Bonus points if you can name the place this shot was taken from.

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. angusjtski

    angusjtski Hard Yards

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    Big guess: Looking to Tabletop mountain over Happy Jack's Plain. From somewhere near Jagungal - Farm Ridge, perhaps, or near O'Keefes...
     
  26. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is it taken from one of the mountains at the northern end of Lake Jindbyne looking north with snowy plains in the distance?
     
  27. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Very good angus, bonus points awarded.

    Picture taken from "Jackys Lookout" on Farm Ridge.
     
  28. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    snow blowey wins

    I've got one and I've got no idea if its hard or easy.

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Shizer!... reminds me of Leven Canyon, northern Tassie. But its not.
     
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  30. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    I'm a bit giddy looking down there, maybe Kanagra area.
     
  31. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Nope. Rock type is wrong. Bungonia Gorge?
     
  32. Ijay

    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Correction

    This is the shot from Jackys Lookout.
    A great place to spend the night with water nearby.
    [​IMG]

    This is for SB (looking South towards Snowy Plains)
    [​IMG]

    and this was sunset that night.
    [​IMG]
     
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  33. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    i'm guessing northern NSW for shreks
     
  34. surveyorcam

    surveyorcam Hard Yards

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    On the tablelandy bits around Armadale. Couple of big fally gorgy bits there.
     
  35. Telestrom

    Telestrom A Local

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    I was also guessing Bungonia Gorge for shrek's image.
     
  36. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Just so in stays in our minds... before p.10 ends..

     
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  37. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    I'll end page 10 here. I'll post mine to a new thread. Anyone else got one unguessed yet bring their's across too.