Leaving supplies at New Pelion Hut

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Leaving supplies at New Pelion Hut

Postby Berlout » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 9:52 am

Hello, I tried to search for this or similar topic but was unsuccessful so apologies if it's already been discussed.

Is it possible to leave a dry bag (or two) at New Pelion Hut for 3 or 4 days? I'm trying to plan in a side trip from the Overland Track to summit King David and Mt Jerusalem but don't want to take my last Overland supplies with me if at all possible. Any suggestions?
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Re: Leaving supplies at New Pelion Hut

Postby headwerkn » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 1:39 pm

Unless you can convince one of the commercial operators to spare a little space in their secure drums which are kept under the hut itself, there's nowhere specific or convenient to store anything. Rangers obviously have secure facilities for themselves but I would image it would be a matter of policy they don't provide storage for anyone, lest they end up being inundated with requests.
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Re: Leaving supplies at New Pelion Hut

Postby Tino B » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 2:46 pm

I have hung a dry bag in a tree near the hut for 4 nights
while we did the Ossa-Paddys-Thetis-PW circuit. I placed food and fuel inside 2 large Opsaks, then camo dry bag. I strung a line between 2 trees and then hung the bag with more cordage from that line.

I’m not certain that my actions were that ethical - next time I’ll carry it - but I was virtually certain that the hang could not be accessed by any animals.
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