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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby Nuts » Fri 04 May, 2012 2:49 pm

walkinTas wrote:Ewart would have to go close to being the Crown Jewel.


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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby eggs » Fri 04 May, 2012 2:50 pm

This would be a rather pointless exercise as puddles are never ending.
Go to Lake Patrick and then try and count all the puddles in the 2 square kms SE from it!

So lets start with the lake just SE from Right Angle Peak, follow that with the lake below the Hamilton Range, or Lake Eucryphia or Lake Maconochie.
I mean people - has anyone actually touched the surface of Lake Pluto, Neptune, Saturn, Mimas, Ganymede, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Leo, Shaw, Earl or Cracroft?
Or even Lake Marilyn?
Lots of photos, but who actually descends through the crud to get a drink?

Of those we know people actually get to - surely the Font would have to be right up there.
The real challenge in Tas is not height, but scrub.
The really high lakes would be visited a lot more than most scrub bound hollows gouged deep into the sides of the ranges.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Fri 04 May, 2012 4:33 pm

Eggs is on the money. I dont think half of you understand just how difficult 90% of these lakes are to access.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby stu » Fri 04 May, 2012 4:39 pm

I understand fully...that's why I'm encouraging it :twisted:
We have Lake bagged Croaking & Ewart Mark :D
I'd guess the Font would be classified as a Tarn Brian...tho not sure what the exact definition of a Tarn vs a Lake is?
Does a Lake by definition have an outlet stream or have to be a certain size? Anyone?
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby walkinTas » Fri 04 May, 2012 4:44 pm

@eggs, @ILuvswtas, fair enough, but that really just means we need better bagging criteria. Not the end of the story. There is still no harm coming up with the list of best lakes to see (bag) and assign points for bagging them.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby eggs » Fri 04 May, 2012 4:50 pm

I suspect its arbitrary Stu
Lake Timk has no outlet - or at least no visible outlet :roll:
Although I cannot think of a Tarn which is not a bit smaller and shallower.
However Flynns Tarn and Johnstone Tarn are both fairly big - slightly bigger than Lake Eos and Lake Selene

Ok walkinTAS - but I would like to see if anyone has already been to any of that list I gave from the Arthurs.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby walkinTas » Fri 04 May, 2012 5:09 pm

eggs wrote:Ok walkinTAS - but I would like to see if anyone has already been to any of that list I gave from the Arthurs.
been to - ask in stood on the shore, touched the water, photographed, or seen from a distance? Another one would be Hidden Lake at Cradle.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby eggs » Fri 04 May, 2012 5:30 pm

The question as originally framed was - "has anyone actually touched the surface "?

I don't know where I got this from [perhaps an old Tramp article] but I think some may have been to Hidden Lake
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Fri 04 May, 2012 10:04 pm

stu wrote:I understand fully...that's why I'm encouraging it :twisted:
We have Lake bagged Croaking & Ewart Mark :D
I'd guess the Font would be classified as a Tarn Brian...tho not sure what the exact definition of a Tarn vs a Lake is?
Does a Lake by definition have an outlet stream or have to be a certain size? Anyone?


Yep, we sure have. And plenty of others! It's not a hobby im going to be taking up anytime soon... Some of the lakes around Frenchies and the Western reserve would be hell!!

Australia tarn and Square tarn are more like lakes imo.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby matagi » Fri 04 May, 2012 10:22 pm

How about starting with obvious ........ if it has "Lake" in its name, then it can be considered a lake and therefore baggable?

Should anyone bag all such bodies of water, then they are perfectly at liberty to seek out tarns, puddles, soaks and bottomless pits to add to their tally.
This makes me the first man to climb Mount Everest backwards, without oxygen...or even a jumper.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby Miyata610 » Sat 05 May, 2012 9:00 am

You guys are taking this waaaaay too seriously. It's meant to be a bit of fun. Not like peak bagging.

The simple rules as used by the clubs overseas (see above) would be just fine for a fun seasonal event, where we all start at zero points at the start of each season. They also have a definition of a suitable water body.... It's labelled as a lake on a 1:25000 Tasmap. Simple.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby doogs » Sat 05 May, 2012 4:34 pm

Lake Youl would probably be the highest lake in Tas, Scott the most remote. So what would b the most difficult to get to?
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby eggs » Sat 05 May, 2012 6:26 pm

Lake Eucryphia might rival for "most remote" - hands up all those who have even seen it?
[And why not Grassy Lake? You did see that from Dome Hill, didn't you?]

PS - I am pretty sure Dave Noble would have seen Eucryphia. But swim in it?
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Sat 05 May, 2012 6:32 pm

eggs wrote:Lake Eucryphia might rival for "most remote" - hands up all those who have even seen it?
[And why not Grassy Lake? You did see that from Dome Hill, didn't you?]


Doogs only saw the inside of his tent while 3 of us went out to Dome Hill.... :lol:

And we didnt see all that much out there besides some old mining and a brief glimpse of Eldon Bluff.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby doogs » Sat 05 May, 2012 6:54 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:
eggs wrote:Lake Eucryphia might rival for "most remote" - hands up all those who have even seen it?
[And why not Grassy Lake? You did see that from Dome Hill, didn't you?]


Doogs only saw the inside of his tent while 3 of us went out to Dome Hill.... :lol:

And we didnt see all that much out there besides some old mining and a brief glimpse of Eldon Bluff.

I read a whole 300 page book that day, how many people can claim to have done that at Lake Ewart ;)
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Sat 05 May, 2012 6:57 pm

doogs wrote:
ILUVSWTAS wrote:
eggs wrote:Lake Eucryphia might rival for "most remote" - hands up all those who have even seen it?
[And why not Grassy Lake? You did see that from Dome Hill, didn't you?]


Doogs only saw the inside of his tent while 3 of us went out to Dome Hill.... :lol:

And we didnt see all that much out there besides some old mining and a brief glimpse of Eldon Bluff.

I read a whole 300 page book that day, how many people can claim to have done that at Lake Ewart ;)


Haha really? Wow, I reckon your the first!
Was it a good book?? Really needed a book on that trip. Had so much tent time.....
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby doogs » Sat 05 May, 2012 7:13 pm

No it was *&%$#!. I gave it to Mike on the High Dome saddle just to torture the poor bloke ;)
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby stu » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 3:32 pm

BUMP - just because i'm bored & want to see if anyone has taken the idea of this list any further?
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby tibboh » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 1:28 pm

Although I've only seen it from a distance I think Lake Mars surely should make it into the top ten beautiful lakes. Has anyone here stood on the sandy beach? I'm sure the views to it's lofty guardians would be superb. Just the sight of the kilometres of surrounding steep scrub made me cringe but I put it on my must visit bucket-list anyway.......some day :D

On a sidenote to a previous comment, I don't think photographic evidence of skinnydipping is feasable unless you have a waterproof camera. With the colour of the water I doubt any of these photos would turn out anyway :wink:

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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby stu » Mon 08 Jul, 2013 8:12 pm

Love that second shot, thanks for sharing :-)
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby Rickygee » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 6:06 pm

In reply to tibboh - yes someone has stood on the Lake Mars sandy beach - see the latest news item on my website: http://www.richardgreen.net.au/news .
I guess your photo was taken from just below the peak of Mt Aldebaran - here is a closer view.
How long did it take you to hike there?
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby tasadam » Tue 04 Nov, 2014 6:59 pm

Fancy this topic going into hiding for so long...
Good wake-up Rickygee

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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby dee_legg » Tue 04 Nov, 2014 7:55 pm

Lake Helios is a cracker! It looked like paradise when I was walking up Mt Massif on a hot day in February!
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby tibboh » Thu 06 Nov, 2014 5:48 am

Hi Richard, a couple of days walk will get you a view of lake Mars. I think helicopters would constitute cheating in the lake bagging rules. Nice to see what the view would be like from down there. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 7:28 pm

Came across this thread the other day and it inspired me to bring a raft with me over the weekend.

A couple of shots from Lake Baker (highest lake in Tas) and Lake Youl.

Not sure how many points thats worth but I don't reckon i'll keep lake bagging :lol:
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby jmac » Mon 10 Dec, 2018 6:25 am

Great to see that Lakes Baker and Youl have been paddled! Would you be willing to post these pictures to the FB Packrafting in Tasmania group, please? I'm sure members there would enjoy them.
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Re: Lake Bagging

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Mon 10 Dec, 2018 6:58 am

jmac wrote:Great to see that Lakes Baker and Youl have been paddled! Would you be willing to post these pictures to the FB Packrafting in Tasmania group, please? I'm sure members there would enjoy them.


Hi jmac, happy to post them. I don't have facebook but i'll get my partner to do it.
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