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Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 19 Sep, 2020 5:02 pm

I'm going to be at Pretty Valley for a winter camp next year. I have a couple of mates lined up to join me at some time. Open invitation to anybody else who wants to join in.
Might be a good opportunity for first time snow campers to do a first overnite in relative safety.
Dates to be announced closer to the winter but August is usually the best snow. Lets hope there is some next year.
A pre-season dump of firewood may take place if there is a lot of interest but otherwise it will be self catering unless something else is worked out well in advance
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby mikeRsyd » Sat 19 Sep, 2020 11:07 pm

Reckon the border will be open by then?

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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 20 Sep, 2020 6:44 am

I think it will be open by X-Mas
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby lbogliolo » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 6:39 pm

I was planning to go snow camping for the first time in August but then lockdown 2.0 messed my plans, so 2021 now... How's access to the Pretty Valley campground in winter? Is it accessible by car, or do you leave the car at Falls Creek and hike there? Definitely keen to do an overnight or two in snow next year.
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 8:48 pm

lbogliolo wrote:I was planning to go snow camping for the first time in August but then lockdown 2.0 messed my plans, so 2021 now... How's access to the Pretty Valley campground in winter? Is it accessible by car, or do you leave the car at Falls Creek and hike there? Definitely keen to do an overnight or two in snow next year.


You walk or ski in, it's an easy 1 to 3 hour trip or an 8 hour nightmare depending on conditions, it's about 5 klicks along a good track.
You have to pay for parking in the village so this is best done by car pooling or bus. Winter costs are high
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby lbogliolo » Sun 27 Sep, 2020 10:14 am

I looked it up and seems like a cool place for a first time overnight on snow. Planning on getting some snowshoes and going next year, will get in touch if you'll be there moondog!
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 27 Sep, 2020 4:21 pm

I'll be there for sure.
It is the actual dates and time period I'm unsure about at this stage. There have been a couple of good gatherings there in the past.
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 5:52 am

There will be no snow camp for me this coming season
Cecile got a tiny pay rise and they have cancelled my pension
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 12:13 pm

UPDATE
While my personal funds will be low the camp will go ahead with Ceciles financial assistance for fuel money.
So sometime after Easter and before the roads close I'll head up and make my usual pre-season drop of the shovel etc for the hut.
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby stry » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 4:03 pm

I am hoping for a multi dayer starting at PV sometime in April. Timing will driven by the weather forecast and decided on at very short notice, so co-ordinating anything is unlikely to be possible.

Keep us updated and maybe I can assist with goforing or some sort of transport or whatever. If I can't - no harm done.
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 4:59 pm

Well maybe you could stash some firelighters in the hut but I'll probably be there much closer to end of May.
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Neo » Tue 30 Mar, 2021 5:46 pm

I'm thinking to go for a walk around there in the second half of April. Driving down from the north.
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Orbita_Serenitatem » Sat 24 Apr, 2021 9:52 pm

I might see you in July, MD - trying out my pulk and the old heavier but more luxurious tent - but might go Cope Hut way first... hauling supplies up Wombats Ramble might be a bit exhausting..! If you’re there at PV I’ll pop in for a cuppa.
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Re: Snow camp 2021 Victoria

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 25 Apr, 2021 1:31 pm

Still planning to go but so far no planning or sewing has taken place. Loosing my pension payment has put a big hole in my preparations.
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