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Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby Hikrazy » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 7:03 pm

Hi everyone

Just a question of water availability around ada tree or big pats Creek at this time of year. Or is Latrobe River a safe bet.
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby indented » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 6:33 am

The Little Ada River crossing between the Ada tree and the crossroads would almost certainly have water. I recall recently someone had found it too deep to cross with the water over the stepping stones. There's a few small streams between there and Starling Gap also.
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby Baeng72 » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 8:49 am

In March 2019, much drier than this summer, there was plenty of water at Big Pat's campsite in the eponymous creek. I think there would be plenty today.
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby Dexter » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 8:58 am

I was there around 4 weeks ago, and found water (and many leeches) near Ada #2 campsite over the boardwalk closest to Ada2. There had been quite a bit of rain before we walked it though. We didn't go any further than that towards Ada Tree. I also spoke to some parks workers, and they mentioned at the time they were going to be clearing the track from Starlings Gap to Ada Tree in the next week or so. There were loads of trees down to navigate. So hopefully that's done, and the track is a little easier to navigate.

I'd love to hear a report back though if you go, I'm likely to head there again in the coming weeks.
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby Hikrazy » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 7:22 pm

Thank you everyone.
I will post when I get back.
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby Hikrazy » Tue 09 Mar, 2021 5:12 pm

Track report.
No problem with water. Basically 90% of re-enterants had at least a trickle of water.
Tracks looked as if they have been cleared recently.
I learnt a valuable lesson. Don't text and hike, as I had to do the tiger snake dance after almost stepping on a 1 meter long bad boy.
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby ChrisJHC » Tue 09 Mar, 2021 5:16 pm

Hikrazy wrote:Track report.
No problem with water. Basically 90% of re-enterants had at least a trickle of water.
Tracks looked as if they have been cleared recently.
I learnt a valuable lesson. Don't text and hike, as I had to do the tiger snake dance after almost stepping on a 1 meter long bad boy.
What was the leech situation?
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby Baeng72 » Tue 09 Mar, 2021 5:51 pm

Hikrazy wrote:Track report.

I learnt a valuable lesson. Don't text and hike, as I had to do the tiger snake dance after almost stepping on a 1 meter long bad boy.

Thanks for the update!
I learnt a similar lesson. Don't look at the view while walking on a raised boardwalk.
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Re: Big Pats creek/ada tree

Postby Hikrazy » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 7:14 pm

Leeches were like long grass in the wind
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