Dust to Snow

Submitted: Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 08:50
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What a differance a day makes.
The first 5 days in the Victorian High Country , cold mornings clear blue skies and a top of 25c and lots of dust.
Day 6 overcast and light rain all day, 10c
Day 7 Packed up in the light rain and made our way out of Talbotville. We used the Brewery Creek Road and made a steady climb from 380mt to 1000mt when we saw our first sight of snow. Once we got to Ritchie Road (1200mt) the snow was covering the track, and we were the first to drive on it.
If any one has been on the Dargo High Plains road you will know it is a good dirt road with open fields on either sides, well this and the road we were on was covered in 18" of snow. In all we drove about 50km of snow covered tracks.
This would have to be the best way to finish a trip in that area.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:17

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:17
Am hopin for more of the same on the high country weekend we are doin 8th may...
Havent done it in years, and want to before they close the tracks for good
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:09

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:09
Wayne, it doesn't usually happen like that for us when we go there in January! Lucky ducks.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:22

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:22
Scruffy will bring some snow up to you when he gets there in July.
We were very lucky to have snow on that trip, it does not snow this early as a rule. The good thing is that they needed the rain in that area.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 17:17

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 17:17
Yes I knew it was really dry - so glad you've had some rain - hope there's more to follow. Tell Scruffy to keep the snow cold!
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Reply By: John - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 20:21

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 20:21
Hi Wayne
Good to see your back safe.

Sounds like a great experience to be part of such a changing landscape / environment.
Luck bugger what a way to make a living.
I guess you could say it was just anotherbleepty day in the office.

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