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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Warin » Fri 17 Apr, 2020 4:01 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:
Overlandman wrote:Notice the shipping container now located in the car park.


Good thing you pointed it out. I almost missed it... they've done such a good job of getting it to blend in.


I expect they will move it around and rent out the advertising space
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Son of a Beach » Fri 17 Apr, 2020 4:40 pm

Warin wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:
Overlandman wrote:Notice the shipping container now located in the car park.


Good thing you pointed it out. I almost missed it... they've done such a good job of getting it to blend in.


I expect they will move it around and rent out the advertising space


I shouldn't complain. Nobody's allowed to go and see it anyhow.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Neo » Fri 17 Apr, 2020 10:11 pm

VOS is a construction project company...
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 02 May, 2020 11:28 am

A southerly blast overnight has snow settled on the higher peaks through to Great Lake with more to come today.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Sun 03 May, 2020 2:33 pm

Overlandman wrote:
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:roll: Only in Tassie!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Wed 17 Jun, 2020 7:24 pm

A cold blast overnight left a few centimetres of Snow on our higher peaks, Cradle Valley, Central Plateau and Great Lake.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby matagi » Wed 17 Jun, 2020 7:37 pm

Overlandman wrote:A cold blast overnight left a few centimetres of Snow on our higher peaks, Cradle Valley, Central Plateau and Great Lake.
Regards OLM

It was a lovely day up here - sun, no wind and snow on the ground. I think most of it will be gone by tomorrow though.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Sat 04 Jul, 2020 10:50 am

Good Snow falls from Thursday on our higher peaks including Cradle Mountain, West Coast
Surprisingly Great Lake didn’t get any.
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https://www.facebook.com/Tas.Police/pho ... 60/?type=3

https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/68 ... n/?cs=2605
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 12:35 pm

A southerly blast overnight has deposited snow on our higher peaks, plenty on Black Bluff, through to the Western Tiers.
Will be interesting to see how much we get this week.
Keep warm and safe.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Tue 04 Aug, 2020 8:36 am

A few road closures from Tasmania Police

Road Closures due to snow and ice
Monday, 3 August 2020 - 9:36 pm.

The following roads are only open to 4WD vehicles:

Murchison Highway between Fingerpost and Rosebery – 4WD ONLY

Waratah Road between Waratah and Savage River – 4WD ONLY

Belvoir Road and Cradle Mountain Road between Murchison and Lowina



The following roads have been closed to ALL vehicles:

Lyell Highway between Derwent Bridge and Lake Burbury

Anthony Road from Murchison Highway to Queenstown turnoff
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Wed 05 Aug, 2020 8:09 am

Wohoo! Snow!!

Overlandman wrote:
Belvoir Road and Cradle Mountain Road between Murchison and Lowina


Murchison Highway? & 'Moina'?? or Leary's Corner- 'Moina'? (separate from advice for 'Belvoir' Road)



Such a shame to loose the webcam, it could be re-positioned?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 05 Aug, 2020 9:31 am

I had to ski to work this morning... at sea level!

Well, since I'm working from home, I didn't HAVE to.

Heading up to Cradle on the weekend. I'm anticipating good things!
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Sat 08 Aug, 2020 9:08 am

Good cover up higher, hoping to get back up again somewhere early next week, the traffic could get a bit chaotic over the weekend.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Son of a Beach » Mon 10 Aug, 2020 8:55 am

Lots of people on the tracks around Cradle over the weekend, playing in the snow. And the vast majority had Australian accents! Weird.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby headwerkn » Mon 10 Aug, 2020 9:51 am

Cradle was lovely over the weekend... clear skies, barely a breath of wind, lots of the white stuff and surprisingly not that many people about, all things considered.

We were there Friday-Sunday, camped at Little Tarn in half a metre of snow. Summit'd Saturday and bumped into a couple of ice climbers who'd bivvy'd up there, bit of a crowd heading up as we came back down including one, ahem, tourist in gumboots and a boombox blasting out his pump track (for *&^%$# sake..). Went down to Waterfall Valley to check out the new hut and ended up staying inside as we had a whole wing to ourselves - only two other souls there, which was a surprise. New hut is flash but definitely well executed, and certainly appreciated in winter anyway.

Walked out yesterday and worked up a sweat it was that warm. Snow starting to crust up and fade over Marions, but a lot of what's underneath is still powder. Tracks are now well plowed but on Friday/Saturday I was using snow shoes a lot and still sinking a fair bit.

Will post up some pics over the coming days when I get a chance. Suffice to say it was once-in-a-lifetime (maybe) conditions out there. Wouldn't wanted to have been anywhere else ;-)
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Tue 11 Aug, 2020 11:49 am

Fun times. No camping in the 'Day-walk' area. It's set aside for walks that can be completed in a day :wink:
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby headwerkn » Tue 11 Aug, 2020 11:34 pm

Nuts wrote:No camping in the 'Day-walk' area.


We were just outside the Day Use Only boundary, in a 'known' if not widely advertised area ;-)

Camping on the mountain itself is a bit of a grey area admittedly, probably not the sort of thing to be encouraged for both safety and environmental reasons. A few souls probably possess the ability to truly leave no trace though your average OLTer isn't amongst them.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 6:50 am

I don't altogether agree with the rules but it is clearly marked on maps and on site that there's no camping between dove lake and waterfall valley. Not so grey unfortunately.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Tazz81 » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 8:43 am

Did you take your poo with you? Or just bury it in the snow?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby headwerkn » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 9:51 am

Well south and west of that area ILUVSWTAS. Confirmed OK with the two rangers we met whilst out there. Like I said, not advertised but accepted so long as you take everything (including human waste) with you. Left only snowshoe prints in the snow.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Thu 13 Aug, 2020 10:15 am

So, in a worse case scenario, now 'Little Tarn' is trashed. There's regulations and rangers, redundant here. (think I'm a type Three :) )
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby headwerkn » Thu 13 Aug, 2020 1:06 pm

Unless you consider the tent-sized hole in the snow we left 'trashing' a place, no. Little Tarn is a colloquial name, I've never seen it identified on a map. The people who know, know, and I get the feeling you guys are talking about another area anyway.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Nuts » Thu 13 Aug, 2020 10:05 pm

Well, I'd only be guessing myself. We could play fFnd that Tarn?? :) (jj)

Personally I was thinking of the bivvy guys you mentioned, and then back to another recent winter epic involving camping up high (and shared freely).
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby headwerkn » Fri 14 Aug, 2020 12:31 pm

Nuts wrote:Personally I was thinking of the bivvy guys you mentioned, and then back to another recent winter epic involving camping up high (and shared freely).


Agreed. For photographers or videographers after certain shots over night or early morning, I can understand... but probably not the sort of thing that should be advertised or encouraged for general walkers.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby aarob » Fri 14 Aug, 2020 7:33 pm

How’s the snow at the top? Ski worthy??
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 11:52 pm

More snow predicted from tonigh so rug up and keep safe.

A story from the Advocate newspaper

https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/68 ... ems/?cs=12

State-of-the-art weather and climate monitoring equipment has been built in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

One of the stations has been installed in the Cradle Valley, and a second has been placed near the Davey River.

The stations will allow for better real-time observations of weather events affecting planned fuel reduction burns, and bushfire events.


HIGH TECH: The weather observation stations have been installed in the world heritage area and will improve the observations for the PWS during fire events.

A Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson said weather intelligence during fire events will be "dramatically improved".


"The up-to-date data will reduce the reliance on forecast predictions based on data gathered further afield at Low Rocky Point and Scotts Peak," the spokesperson said.

The new stations will also help keep the state's firefighters safe.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby tastrax » Fri 21 Aug, 2020 10:20 am

Parks Weather Stations - down the bottom of the page

http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/observations/tasall.shtml

General Area Locations

PWS A - 250092 - Pieman Heads
PWS B - 250093 - Recherche
PWS C - 250094 - Melaleuca
PWS D - 250107 - Davey River
PWS F - 250113 - Cradle Mountain
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 21 Aug, 2020 1:22 pm

Thanks Tastrax
Snowfalls across the states higher peaks, settling on the ground at Cradle Valley through to Ben Lomond

From Tas Police
Road Closures 21/08/2020
Friday, 21 August 2020 - 7:39 am. Updated Friday, 21 August 2020 - 11:18 am

Please be advised the following roads are closed due to Ice and heavy Snowfall.

Dove Lake Road – Cradle Mountain

Lyell Highway – Between Lake Burbury and Derwent Bridge

Anthony Road – between Zeehan and Murchison Highway

Highland Lakes Road South of Golden Valley
The Following Roads are open to 4WD only.

Belvior Road from the Murchison Hwy to Learys Corner (Towards Cradle Mountain) 4WD only
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Re: Cradle Mountain Snow Reports

Postby Overlandman » Fri 25 Sep, 2020 4:16 pm

Currently snow is settling at Cradle Mountain and our higher peaks.
Summer is not far away. :)
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