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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Fri 15 Feb, 2019 8:31 pm

That is the place ribuck
There is a chain at the end of Standley Chasm to prevent onward travel - but it was not there when we visited with the kids in 2007.
It was a bit of a scramble following what I would believe would be the old Larapinta route - including climbing a fallen log and popping up through a chock stone near the top.
However, there is no chain at the other end where the diverted track comes back into the valley again - so when I was there again I wandered back to the chockstone part for another look.
Worth the effort.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sat 16 Feb, 2019 5:55 am

eggs wrote:However, there is no chain at the other end where the diverted track comes back into the valley again...

Sadly, there was a chain there in May 2018.

Anyone can go next, as I'm out walking.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sat 16 Feb, 2019 8:34 am

Just got back from walking, so I'll put this one up. Name the river and bridge in Vic.

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Snowy River at McKillops Bridge, Snowy River NP
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sat 16 Feb, 2019 9:15 am

McKillops Bridge, Snowy River?

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sat 16 Feb, 2019 11:34 am

johnw wrote:McKillops Bridge, Snowy River?


Correct, johnw. Looking north from Deddick Track. Difficult to imagine what this would have looked like in the 1970 flood. Water reached the bridge decking, 18 metres above the ground.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sat 16 Feb, 2019 12:24 pm

ribuck wrote:
eggs wrote:However, there is no chain at the other end where the diverted track comes back into the valley again...

Sadly, there was a chain there in May 2018.


I wonder when they did that. Definitely not there on my first two visits, and when I did the Larapinta (2013) I was aiming for Brinkley so didn't hang around beyond getting water. Pity, because that chockstone section eggs mentioned was one of the best things about Standley.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sat 16 Feb, 2019 8:06 pm

peregrinator wrote:
johnw wrote:McKillops Bridge, Snowy River?


Correct, johnw. Looking north from Deddick Track. Difficult to imagine what this would have looked like in the 1970 flood. Water reached the bridge decking, 18 metres above the ground.

Thanks, would have been a sight to see.

NSW:
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On the track down to Rainbow Lake in a summer snowstorm - Kosciuskzo NP via Dainers Gap NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 6:18 am

I wouldn’t mind some snow right now.

Dead horse gap track?

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 9:45 am

Zapruda wrote:I wouldn’t mind some snow right now.

Dead horse gap track?

Agreed, another 35 degree day here. Not Dead Horse Gap track.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 9:53 am

Hmmm. The track down to Four Mile hut?

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 10:09 am

Zapruda wrote:Hmmm. The track down to Four Mile hut?

Way too cold. Dead Horse Gap track was much closer, but this is accessed from a different location.
We are descending to a well known feature in a mid-summer snowstorm.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 2:20 pm

Porcupine Rocks track?

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 3:57 pm

jonnosan wrote:Porcupine Rocks track?

No, but getting closer.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 5:20 pm

I was thinking maybe . . . what's it called . . . Rainbow Lake?, below Mt Duncan . . . although don't know that it's that well known and the track wasn't that well defined when I did it, so probably not.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Sun 17 Feb, 2019 9:09 pm

north-north-west wrote:I was thinking maybe . . . what's it called . . . Rainbow Lake?, below Mt Duncan . . . although don't know that it's that well known and the track wasn't that well defined when I did it, so probably not.

Rainbow Lake it is, although not below Mt Duncan. Well it is back down the hill from it somewhat, so in a general sense I guess it is. I've climbed Duncan which is close to Porcupine Rocks about 9 km from Rainbow Lake. All yours NNW.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Mon 18 Feb, 2019 7:26 am

Shock horror - I got one right!
Well, I went from Duncan to Rainbow hence dragging the former into the discussion. Which is probably why I don''t remember the track being that well defined because it was part pad and part off-track between the two, and the walk out from Rainbow was the only bit on a proper track...

*mad scramble to find suitable photo*
I'm sick of dubberland so I'm heading south of the border. This one should be easy.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Mon 18 Feb, 2019 12:21 pm

north-north-west wrote:Well, I went from Duncan to Rainbow hence dragging the former into the discussion. Which is probably why I don''t remember the track being that well defined because it was part pad and part off-track between the two, and the walk out from Rainbow was the only bit on a proper track...

You shouldn't have told me that. Never thought of it before but now I'm poring over the map trying to invent an interesting day hike circuit between them :roll:

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Mon 18 Feb, 2019 1:33 pm

johnw wrote:
north-north-west wrote:Well, I went from Duncan to Rainbow hence dragging the former into the discussion. Which is probably why I don''t remember the track being that well defined because it was part pad and part off-track between the two, and the walk out from Rainbow was the only bit on a proper track...

You shouldn't have told me that. Never thought of it before but now I'm poring over the map trying to invent an interesting day hike circuit between them :roll:


Pre GPS so I can't help much with the planning. Can't even find the map I used. Memory says the loop included Porcupine Rocks, but we know how (un)reliable my memory can be.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Tue 19 Feb, 2019 1:21 pm

Come on mates, don't try to do a number on me. This one can't be that hard!

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Tue 19 Feb, 2019 1:22 pm

WAG - Cleft Peak?

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Tue 19 Feb, 2019 2:06 pm

I can see Cleft . . . hmmm, I should have specified that this was meant as a Where Am I? But given that Cleft is in the photo (along with a few others, maybe I should pay it. What's the consensus?

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Tue 19 Feb, 2019 4:22 pm

Well, the title of this thread is "where is it", so I reckon you can pay that.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Tue 19 Feb, 2019 4:39 pm

OK eggs, once again it's over to you.

btw, I was on Cobberas One, looking over Middle and Cleft to somewhere north of the border.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Tue 19 Feb, 2019 10:41 pm

I had a suspicion that Cleft might have been further along. I am unfamiliar with the Cobberas.
Anyone can go next - I did not deserve the gong.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Wed 20 Feb, 2019 8:06 am

This one is from the days when you could buy red gaiters. It's in the NT. A bushwalker is resting and taking in the view, whilst climbing which mountain?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Wed 20 Feb, 2019 9:15 am

Nice shot ribuck - did the red in the gaiters provide extra defense against the spinifex?

Not much to go on so I'll take a stab with Mt Sonder.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Wed 20 Feb, 2019 10:24 am

With that slope it might be Giles.

NNW - just curious - but I suspect your Cobberas 1 shot is actually looking south. Cleft is probably not in view.
Otherwise we should be seeing the Pilot and the Main range.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Wed 20 Feb, 2019 10:45 am

eggs wrote:With that slope it might be Giles.

Yes, it's Mt Giles. Well done!

MountainMadness wrote:did the red in the gaiters provide extra defense against the spinifex?

It's not me in the photo, but ... for Central Australia it makes no sense to wear dark coloured gaiters, because they get very hot in the sun. If I found some sand-coloured gaiters that weren't too heavy I would definitely buy them.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Wed 20 Feb, 2019 11:15 am

eggs wrote:NNW - just curious - but I suspect your Cobberas 1 shot is actually looking south. Cleft is probably not in view.
Otherwise we should be seeing the Pilot and the Main range.


Is possible. It's a bit dark isn't it? All I can say for sure is that it was taken on top of Cobberas 1.

Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Wed 20 Feb, 2019 12:11 pm

ribuck wrote:
MountainMadness wrote:did the red in the gaiters provide extra defense against the spinifex?

It's not me in the photo, but ... for Central Australia it makes no sense to wear dark coloured gaiters, because they get very hot in the sun. If I found some sand-coloured gaiters that weren't too heavy I would definitely buy them.



Yep agreed regarding the heat - so much so I usually just go for the free acupuncture option when wandering around the NT.
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