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Whisky flat cam - where is it exactly??

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by Richard, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Can anyone drop a pin to exactly where this is please
     
  2. Richard

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    Suspect spelling on the cam image is incorrect too. Whiskey v's Whisky
     
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    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That depends on whether the camera is Irish or Scottish.
     
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    coldsmoker Hard Yards

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    Not sure about that one..
     
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    snow drive solutions Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Whisky Flat on Google Earth is here:

     
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    I had a good dig, but couldn't turn up anything definitive. There is a site, www.keywhite.com, that shows a *very* similar image (Whisky Flat Solar Research Site), but the last capture was in July 2019.

    I can't make out enough information from the partial advertising sign to assist in the location, and Google Maps doesn't have any streetview of that section of the GAP.

    I would suspect that it is somewhere relevant to the biathlon centre, but other than that I don't know.
     
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    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that near the biathlon range?
     
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    Let's ask them!

     
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  11. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Before posting here I did some Googling and all that returned, both with general search and maps search, was Whisky (no 'e') Flat accommodation - revealing (what I already knew) that Google is now 90% commercial search and the serendipitous knowledge results of yore are gone
     
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    Nice one @cold wombat @Jellybeans

    I've grouped the Whisky* Flat cam with Dinner Plain but it turns out it's closer to Hotham than DP.

    I think I'll move both cams into the Hotham grouping and be done with any notion of DP as a separate area.

    (Perisher got really upset when I grouped the Wilson Valley cam with Perisher because it's below the snowline)

    *as suspected, maps shows it as a no 'e' Whisky
     
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    Its the last carpark for hotham when you take the car down and get on the bus
     
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    And fair enough too, leave all those below snowline cams to Thredbo :out::deadhorse:
     
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    Going by the mention of solar research on the image, I'm pretty sure it is on the solar panels whose shadow you can see in Google maps:
    https://goo.gl/maps/M3pu96xmRycxT1f28
    And which can see be seen more clearly in Mapshare: This is 100m or so north of the tunnel under the road.(which is just of the bottom edge of this image)
     
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  18. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    I XC ski that route every year in August from JB Hut to Wire plain Shelter hut and back . Whiskey Flat is near the Biathlon range and it is close to the GAR and car park.
    It has special appeal to me and I am pleased that this snow cam. exists.
     
  19. cold wombat

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    Yep, that agrees with what I was told by PM on twitter.