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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by sidetrack, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Roger Caffin

    Roger Caffin Hard Yards

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    The cliffs on the right hand side are the Viking. The peak to the left is the Razor. Taken from Crosscut as admmitted.
     
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  2. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    That's it, and we were on our way up McDonald! It's not far south of Buller. Anyone seen it with a good cover?
     
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    echidna Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I would have picked it as being taken from just below Speculation. Dug in a snowcave about 20 yards further on from there many many moons ago.
     
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  4. echidna

    echidna Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reckon I'll need some hints if I even know these. Is it in the Wonangatta ?

    If I had to take a wild swing I'd say Conglomerate Falls.
     
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  5. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    correct on two counts. Conglomerate falls ends up in the Wonangata. Oh and you got the Speculation one correct as well.
     
  6. echidna

    echidna Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Phew, I surprise myself every now and again (although the Specy one wasn't as difficult).

    My BIL proposed to my sister on Mt Speculation, which seemed appropriate at the time.
     
  7. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    what, from where? (twice)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli First Runs

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    Is the bottom one in the Brindabellas somewhere? Complete guess.
     
  9. Chudak

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    It seems to stick out too much from its surroundings to be Brindies. I'm guessing, wildly I'll admit, at Mt Dromedary.

    Cheerio.
     
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  10. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    warm, but it's closer to home
     
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  11. legend

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    Bottom pick: Mt Imlay
     
  12. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Mount Imlay, Eden NSW hinterland.

    From? oh, I'd say somewhere near Eden itself, or Twofold Bay. On a long zoom lens. [​IMG]
     
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  13. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    yep, from my back upstairs window shortly before posting - cropped from a wider angle pic, no need to resize then.
     
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  14. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    still waiting on the snow pic
     
  15. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its not eskdale spur is it?? The one in the background that is.
     
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  16. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli First Runs

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    Tate, with Consett Stephens out of shot to the left right [​IMG] . But that would put you inbounds at Guthega somewhere, and it doesn't look right.
     
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  17. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Saw a f@#ken huge goanna at mt Imlay a couple of years ago [​IMG]
     
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  18. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    This one's for you Graeme. Well if you can see Imlay from home you should know this place. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    And the mountain in the background is?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    I hate that. I posted my response to this page, I see the resulting page... and legend's post was not there. Now I come back... [​IMG]

    Oh well.

    Legend didn't specify where it was taken from, btw. As asked. [​IMG]
     
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  21. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Acropolis, Tas.
     
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  22. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Correct state wrong mtn
     
  23. legend

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    sidetrack - Mt Jerusalem from near L Salome - Zion Hill on left
    and Looking toward Greencape from East side of Wonboyn entrance
     
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    sidetrack One of Us

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    ok, you deserve the name legend.
     
  25. Unknown

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    Suddder, Mt Mcdonald. I know it as the Death Mountain. I started in the afternoon from a 4wd track. We hiked up along what seemed to be a rather non existant track that then suddenly turned into cliffs with loose rocks. These clifs wern't on map I might add.

    Our hike leader didnt think it was safe enough for us to walk up some sections with our packs on. Our leader feared that the school wouldnt have been happy with serious injuries, she was probably right too.

    Anyway, the Sun began to drop, we didn't make our intended campsite and we hadn't passed/found any extra water this day, and had to ration water. We subsequently made camp in a space that seemed flat. The campsite wasn't highly protective from wind, but we didnt have many other opportunites with a group as large as ours.

    That night was very windy and very cold for all in our inadequate sleeping bags. It was also very windy inside our tent as the Zip on the Fly didn't actually hold shut and opened right up. And there was only a mesh door. I found that wraping my Japara/rain coat around my sleeping bag worked quite well (well enough to survive).

    It didn't thankfully rain, however I remember waking in the morning walking 15 metres from the campsite and taking a ****. Then I turned around to walk back, and I couldnt see any tents, only thick white mist (cloud). Then 20 secs later the cloud moved on with the wind and I could see our tents again.

    After we packed our tents and all got cold fingers from the pegs, we continued to walk on. We zig zagged our way up a steep sleepery grassy and muddy slope. The mist was still thick and the air was cold and again the track was not obvious.

    This is where my memory of this morning becomes a tadd hazy. We briefly stopped at what seemed to be a rock wall/pile about 2 metres high with a few smaller rocks infront of this large wall. We stopped to have a break and access the situation.

    The next think I know is I am lying on the ground close to the slope with everyone around me and the group leaders very worried. What happened is I sat on a rock quite normally and apparently just rolled off, however I luckily didn't keep rolling once I hit the ground (maybe my pack helped).

    Well I was quite obviously Hypothermic, becuase I tried to be a tough guy and save my water for as long as possible. Luckily in someways, what caused my Hypothermia (dehydration) was also what helped me recover. I was the only one carrying water.

    Then after about 10-20mins of shivvering and crying for slowing the group down I was good to go.

    After that the rest of the hike was fantastic. We subsequently made our first nights campsite on the second night and got water.
    We then went over both Billies and is it possible we went on Mt Willam too??

    Just my little horror story. What I have learned from the experience, Carrying warm, heavy sleeoing bags, using high quality expensive tents and carrying water may make a heavy pack, but it also make me a happy camper.
     
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  26. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    Nup, but you are in the right state.
     
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  27. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    one more:
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  28. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks suspiciously similar to here:

    [​IMG]

    The peninsula of which is in the background on this pic:

    [​IMG]

    Which is where I have spent a decent proportion of my life [​IMG]
     
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  29. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Graeme is your most recent one King Billys?
     
  30. echidna

    echidna Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is it the Little Viking ? Taken from the Viking itself.

    Or did I get that back to front ? Or am I way off the mark ?
     
  31. Snow Blowey

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    Carveman. Is it Mallacoota?
     
  32. echidna

    echidna Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope, definitely scratch my earlier guess. Is it the Bluff ?
     
  33. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    no, but warm
     
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  34. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Its got to be bteween Billys and High knob but i just cant narrow it down. It been a while since ive been that side of Chesters
     
  35. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    I took a little while to click to the from location -I suppose from the other end of the beach to the entrance - "Roxby's Corner"
    edit...on second thought maybe the foreground is the Baycliff rock platform
     
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  36. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    Wonboyn Lake. Upstream or downstream from the boat ramp? Very nice! Are you still coming this way off season, Carveman?
     
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  37. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    OK, time for a couple of clues, but no points for partial anwers anymore
    [​IMG]
    (1)The little bird dug by the lake while the mechanical harvester picked fruit.
    (2)The fisherman's place of worship has been the subject of a TV program. The geologist's place of worship has not.
     
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  38. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    go a bit further
     
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  39. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow. I was just thinking of visiting this lake very soon for a few casts ! Had never heard of it but saw it on a map and thought it looked awesome.

    Graeme, Yet again my leave has been rejigged, but I have managed to get some with a rider to be able to head back if we score a major project. Have thought I might head south, have a fish, and then head up to the mtns for a few daytrips. Is there easy lake access for a kayak, or somewhere to hire a tinny, somewhere to camp, that kind of stuff, at Womboyne ? I'd be solo.

    Apologies for the thread hijack. Any PM's info gratefully recieved Graeme, CM, anyone !
     
  40. sidetrack

    sidetrack One of Us

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    Graeme, the one of Green cape is taken from a place call city rocks. It was a dirt track off the right hand side of the rd. I had know idea what was down there and was just off for a walk. Found this place and ran back to the car for my shoes, chalk bag and crash pad. I spent the next 6 hours bouldering and did at least 5 x star problems between vo and v6. The place was great.
     
  41. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    now it makes sense to me - seemed too much foreshortening between foreground and background for what I was thinking. City Rocks is best known to fisherman - land based game fishing from there if northeast wind; from Pulpit Rock on the other side if opposite wind. I often go for a dip or a dive in the area, but I am not serious with fishing and don't often go the City Rocks as such. Green Cape also good for land based whale watching.
     
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    sidetrack One of Us

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    WTF. I hate those sort of clues [​IMG]
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love cryptic crosswords.

    Pity my brain has been contracted out for the day on other stuff, such as work.

    Aha - Red Robin Mine, Bogong High Plains
     
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    sidetrack One of Us

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    Whats the Cape in the background?

    [​IMG]
     
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    sidetrack One of Us

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    A one too remind us how good this weekend will be.

    [​IMG]
     
  46. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    partial won't do, need specific to and from features now.
     
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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    No peeking at the URL. and a big clue. The distant snow capped range of the far, far horizon is in Victoria. [​IMG]

    Credit to Denis Evans.

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

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    Geez you've turned tough graeme.

    Ok , you left hotham at 9am after bacon and eggs, you climbed over loch, there by 11, you went down the Machinery spur to red robin mine. Thats a bit of the razorback in the background, as the shadows tell me your facing west. Otherwise, it would be loking down into cobungra gap, maybe you've reversed the photo to fool us.

    You had cabana and cheese for lunch from 1 to 2, a bit of hot tea from your thermos, shagged the girl from 2pm - 2.19pm in your tent that you pitched just to the right of the rock, thought about staying because it was all so lovely in there, but it was such a niceday mid-september, and being invigorated, packed up the tent and climbed back over loch to the carpark and were drinking Stolles in your lodge by 6.
     
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    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    back of crags form Mt Anderson?
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That is a truly beautiful photo VSG.