Trip report: Fainters, Pretty Valley, Spion Kopje circuit

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Trip report: Fainters, Pretty Valley, Spion Kopje circuit

Postby andrewbish » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 3:33 pm

Hi all

Although this trip report is a year old I don't believe this fun 4 day walk, circumnavigating Falls Creek, has been discussed anywhere on the forum so am posting it here for those who may be interested in following a similar route.

http://trailsandtracks.blogspot.com.au/ ... -2013.html

I completed the walk in June 2013, in fairly benign conditions.

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Re: Trip report: Fainters, Pretty Valley, Spion Kopje circui

Postby Travis22 » Sat 23 Aug, 2014 8:04 am

Fantastic read Andrew!

Lots of great photographs also. Extremely inspiring and motivating indeed!

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Re: Trip report: Fainters, Pretty Valley, Spion Kopje circui

Postby neilmny » Sat 23 Aug, 2014 8:50 am

Always enjoy your bloggs Andrew. Keep them coming. :D
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Re: Trip report: Fainters, Pretty Valley, Spion Kopje circui

Postby andrewbish » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 7:22 am

I somehow managed to put the wrong trip report link in the post! Have corrected this now.
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Postby ofuros » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 8:31 am

Enjoyed your trip, thanks andrew.

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Re: Trip report: Fainters, Pretty Valley, Spion Kopje circui

Postby Earwig » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 10:18 pm

Nice report. How did you approach the J'thankgs from the Fainters. Did you walk up the trackless ridge from the saddle below The Fainters or take the track from Tawonga Huts as aside trip? I'm curious if the ridge is still trackless. Also, what condition is the Fainters fire trail - last time I walked it it was degenerating into a walking track.

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Re: Trip report: Fainters, Pretty Valley, Spion Kopje circui

Postby icefest » Tue 02 Sep, 2014 11:28 am

A year ago the ridge was still trackless, and the fire trail was variable between single file walking track and wide open spaces.
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