Rat-a-Tat History

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Rat-a-Tat History

Postby Danielclimbs » Thu 24 Aug, 2017 11:16 pm

Just curious having returned frpm the Rat-a-Tat site. Was there actually a hut at some point? And what happened to it? Thanks
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Re: Rat-a-Tat History

Postby tomh » Fri 25 Aug, 2017 7:34 am

This doesn't answer your question but an article Blazes on the Border - A bushwalk to remember in the Feb 2017 Sydney Bushwalker magazine is an interesting read and includes a visit to the rat-a-tat 'hut' in 1979.
http://www.sbw.org.au/images/documents/magazines/201702_February_SBW_Magazine.pdf
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Re: Rat-a-Tat History

Postby kbm63 » Fri 10 Nov, 2017 9:35 am

That is a great story. Thanks for providing the link.
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Re: Rat-a-Tat History

Postby Waipuna » Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:11 am

Danielclimbs wrote:Just curious having returned frpm the Rat-a-Tat site. Was there actually a hut at some point? And what happened to it? Thanks


The hut was still there in the late 90's.

I have camped in the hut a few times through the 80's and 90's.
The last time I was there was 1996 and I spent 3 nights camped in the hut due to blizzard conditions making the hike back from the Stinson really challenging.

It had a dirt floor and 3 x corrugated iron walls (open front) and had enough room to set the tent up at one end and sit and cook at the other end.

There was a small permanent creek behind for water.

Disappointed to hear it is not there any more.

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