Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

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Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 23 Mar, 2012 7:44 am

Just wanted to let you know that it is snowing at Cradle this morning. The snow is settling on the ground from Leary's Corner & into the park.
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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby Strider » Fri 23 Mar, 2012 1:49 pm

Snow on Mt Wellington too! :-)
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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Fri 23 Mar, 2012 1:58 pm

Snow at Vinces saddle, 350m
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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby stepbystep » Fri 23 Mar, 2012 1:59 pm

20cm on the ground at Lake Dobson at 1pm today with more falling, looks like heaps up top....
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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby tastrax » Fri 23 Mar, 2012 2:12 pm

I will bet there is none at Seven Mile Beach :lol: :lol:

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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby north-north-west » Sat 24 Mar, 2012 9:31 am

He's overdressed for Seven Mile.
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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby stepbystep » Sat 24 Mar, 2012 11:47 am

stepbystep wrote:20cm on the ground at Lake Dobson at 1pm today with more falling, looks like heaps up top....


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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby north-north-west » Sat 24 Mar, 2012 1:20 pm

*sigh*

So, all the sunshine was before I got there, and the snow after I left. The only way to get the timing right is to move back down there.

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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby Bluegum Mic » Sun 25 Mar, 2012 6:29 pm

:-)
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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby photohiker » Sun 25 Mar, 2012 8:46 pm

That's rather awesome!
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Re: Snowing at Cradle Valley on the 23rd March 12

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Wed 28 Mar, 2012 10:11 am

I was there 5 weeks ago and it was a slog in the hot, burning sun across the plains to climb Oakleigh.

Tasmanian weather.... WOW!
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Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 09 Apr, 2012 2:52 pm

Another dump of snow last night on Cradle Mountain & the Overland track,
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Re: Easter Snow at Cradle Mountain

Postby walkinTas » Mon 09 Apr, 2012 5:25 pm

How deep is the snow? I was hoping to go up to Lake Rodway tomorrow morning.
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Re: Easter Snow at Cradle Mountain

Postby Drifting » Mon 09 Apr, 2012 5:51 pm

Anyone know how the roads are?
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Re: Easter Snow at Cradle Mountain

Postby Mickeymoo » Mon 09 Apr, 2012 7:26 pm

walkinTas wrote:How deep is the snow? I was hoping to go up to Lake Rodway tomorrow morning.


We just returned from Pelion today and there was maybe 3-4 inches dumped overnight there.
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Snow Closes Roads

Postby Overlandman » Sat 12 May, 2012 1:08 pm

The Overland track & Cradle Mountain received a good Snowfall over night with the Road to Dove Lake closed to all traffic & Belvoir Road closed between Leary's corner & the Murchison Highway. Mount Roland is also white today.
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Re: Snow Closes Roads

Postby bernieq » Sat 12 May, 2012 3:49 pm

Thanks for the update, Overlandman

(I suppose I should have read your post here before replying to your post in ‘mid-May questions’)

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Re: Snow Closes Roads

Postby stepbystep » Sat 12 May, 2012 3:54 pm

Perhaps rather than create a new topic every time it snows you could have them merged and just update the one topic or we will end up with a lot of 'It's snowing today' topics? Just a thought.
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Re: Snow Closes Roads

Postby walkinTas » Sat 12 May, 2012 7:09 pm

@Overlandman - thanks for the info.

stepbystep wrote:Perhaps rather than create a new topic every time it snows you could have them merged and just update the one topic...
    Mod: Three Cradle Mt. snow reports have been merged here into one topic.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby dee_legg » Fri 22 Jun, 2012 8:47 pm

Hoping that someone from the Cradle area might be able to keep me updated on the snow conditions over the weekend?
Planning on coming up early next week to trial some new skis and snowshoes if the conditions allow.

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 23 Jun, 2012 9:33 am

I just had a look at the Cradle Mountain Snow cam, looks like there was a good snowfall over night, there are no road closures at present (Tasmanian Police Community Alerts). More snow is predicted down to 700m tonight (Weatherzone). Click on the link & scroll down until you see the snow cam photo. On a fine day you can see Cradle Mountain through the gap in between the trees in the centre of the picture.

http://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au ... e_mountain

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 10:11 am

Quote from Tasmanian Police Community Alerts

Parks and Wildlife Service advise that the road system from The Ranger's Station at Cradle Mountain, south towards Dove Lake, is not accessible to two-wheel-drive vehicles, due to snow cover.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community- ... sure-snow/

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Joel » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 4:15 pm

Hello Dee, (are you the same dee that I met at Freycinet doing the climbing with alex??)

I just came back from Marions Lookout. There is not that much up there maybe 30 cm or so. It's really really windy. I think it will snow throughout the night so we may get a bit more but it will stop tomorrow. I would be surprised if there is enough to ski on in a week or so. But who knows, cradle weather is very confusing. Maybe some of the drifts will be good.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Joel » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 4:17 pm

Oh by the way, the road closure is mis leading. I got to work at 11am and there was no snow at all on the road and almost none on the grass plains. There was a bit of black ice near the creek so they closed it. Open to all right now.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Tassiedevil » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 4:41 pm

Just returned from day walk to Mt Pilinger, bit of snow about 40cm,didn't make it to the top as it was white out and couldn't see much point continuing.Got about 3/4 of the way before turning around. Very windy and snowing on return walk out.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Miyata610 » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 4:48 pm

Joel wrote:Oh by the way, the road closure is mis leading. I got to work at 11am and there was no snow at all on the road and almost none on the grass plains. There was a bit of black ice near the creek so they closed it. Open to all right now.


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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Joel » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 5:23 pm

last day tomorrow Phil, fly out sunday. Tell wes I said goodbye please.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Miyata610 » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 5:29 pm

Joel wrote:last day tomorrow Phil, fly out sunday. Tell wes I said goodbye please.


He's in SA guiding. I saw him last week and told him you were on your way. Will we see you back at cradle next summer?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Joel » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 5:57 pm

No, I'll be skiing in the rockies (unless I run out of money)
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Miyata610 » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 6:04 pm

Joel wrote:No, I'll be skiing in the rockies (unless I run out of money)


Cool. See you next summer then. LOL.

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