Lophophaps wrote:If the Barry Saddle tank is dead I'm going NNW, down about 100 metres ...
north-north-west wrote:Lophophaps wrote:If the Barry Saddle tank is dead I'm going NNW, down about 100 metres ...
I am not going to be waiting there with water for you.
Lophophaps wrote:Plans are being prepared for a zip line off The Twins.
Lophophaps wrote:I've just returned from the Barries. There are detailed notes at Mac Springs and Barry Saddle. The following were the only water points I found.
Mac Springs is running nicely, as is the creek to the south (right going to MS) on the Howitt link.
Camp Creek is running very well, but you have to go to the road for water. Camping on the road.
I was advised that there is water at Viking Saddle, a fair way down.
Barry Saddle tank is full, mostly water, lots of wrigglers. Suggest filter with cotton then boil.
Barry Mountains Water Tank 844952 is empty, unlikely to be repaired due to poor access.
East Riley Road tank is good, 100 metres up the SW track ~848966. Poor camping in saddle.
South Selwyn is good, ~100 metres from the summit (east) ~908996. Good camping, or on the road
Twins Tank is good, about 200 metres past the campsite saddle (east) 037019.
Tracks are hard to follow in places, especially where trees have fallen over the track. Plans are being prepared for a zip line off The Twins.
wilray wrote:Is march still a reasonable time to start the aawt from Walhalla or is it getting too late in the year, that is would it be too dry after summer, and too close to bad weather in alpine areas, what do most of u think ?????
scouts1 wrote:Hi all
I am a new user here, I have a question about the AAWT in reverse from Kiandra to Thredbo.
I have a few venturer level scouts keen to do this part of the AAWT in January. aged 15-16 with one young fellow aged 12 tagging along.
These are tough kids and I feel they are up to it as they are training with multi night hikes at present.
I see many comments on number of days etc, how long would they actually take? of course that has weather variables and where are good spots to leave caches for them along this route?
Sorry if theses questions are mundane but anyone who has ever done a risk assessment for a scouting activity will understand!
scouts1 wrote:Thanks for the feedback. The 12 year old is my own son, so I fully expect to carry the majority of his load (tent/water/ food etc). We aim for him to carry 10kg which he has done for 3 night hikes and cross country skiing before. he is also now running 10km easy off road with me regularly. so I feel he should be right with his physical stamina (but I am a little concerned about his motivation given the distance involved- waking up every day on a walk of so many days is very different to a 3 night hike where the end is always in sight).
He is determined to come along so I don't think I can now stop him without a good excuse.
scouts1 wrote:The actual route will take in some of the AAWT side tracks (they need to decide on the actual side tracks themselves). Some add distance, some lessen the distance- so if we say 9 days we should be roughly ok- and I will allow 1 day for bad weather contingency. so 10 in total.
scouts1 wrote:The cache is merely for things they might not need, but would like-- chocolates, dried fruit, nutragrain with long life milk, additional fuel for stoves, notes from family etc. Just a stash of stuff to raise their morale when they might be feeling down.
scouts1 wrote:Given the budget I would like to book accommodation for them in Thredbo in advance to save some $ but we might need to book last minute as we cannot be sure when they will get in. I have often found walking in off the street gets you the maximum price they have. Maybe the YHA would be a good spot last minute.
north-north-west wrote:Chocolate is never a 'nice but not necessary' item.
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