Where's the hut at Mt Skene?

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:22
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Fellow Snow travellers,

Just wondering where this hut is?

TIA

Leroy
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:46

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:46
Which one?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:47

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:47
Theres about 8 round skene..

Ask Diamond LMAO
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:49

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:49
I thought there was one at the summit?
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:56

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:56
I just went out to the car to get a new Rooftops map that i got the other day and there are a couple of hut ruins and that's it. I thought it would be good to get out of the weather for lunch if need be on Sunday.

Hey Truckster you got day release yet? A few mates want to go play in the snow this weekend!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:01

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:01
way too muchbleepon this weekend.

theres more than 1 hut up top ;)~

Follow the thousands of others up there, it used to be 'hidden', the track in there is now like the hume hwy... you would be LUCKY to get in it.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:44

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:44
Both entrances to the hut on the summit have been blocked, and dozed, to support re vegitation, and all are being asked to stay away from the track unless on foot, or the hut will go all together.

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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:29

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:29
G'day Leroy,

Check out the map at my site (from last year when a group of guys from the forum went up there went up there). Not much snow when we were there:

http://www.geocities.com/cruiserpics/mtskene_july_2003/

click at the map on the bottom of the page

There is a plot file there for download as well for Oziexplorer if you have it.

I just loaded it up and the hut is at:

37° 25.0'S 146°22.8'E or 445 150E, 5 858 750N, Zone 55

both are in WGS 84

I am sitting in my office in Singapore at the moment. Minimum temp here about 25 and max 31, every day, all year round. Will be back in melbourne in about 5 weeks time for 6 weeks if you guys are up for more snow action ??

Always bring me maps over here to plan my next trip.... Anyway, it if 5:30pm so that must mean time to go down the pub.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:47

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:47
Thanks for the info. I'll let you know how we all go. I bought 5 pairs of snow chains for the boys tonight so we are all prepared!!

Leroy
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 14:09

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 14:09
Did you get to Mt Skene on the weekend?
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Follow Up By: robsil - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 18:25

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 18:25
my sons and thier mates made it to the top of skene sat morn walked to the hut a good 4foot of snow liclola to jamieson and back to licola sunday no one else around
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 23:36

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 23:36
we didn't quite get there. Went in from woods point along webber tk and got to goulburn and decided it was too strong to cross. It was at top of bull bar depth but mate could barely stand let alone walk against current. Was 12pm so had lunch and went back out and then came in via army track and checked the holylands tk crossing was even worse. Looked deeper and was much wider. Went up a little further and the Lazarini tk crossing was prob a little wider but appeared to not have as strong current and didn't appear too deep. We just decided not to cross. Cars cost too much now... Went back to main rd and up to Jamison and was 5pm at this time. Stupidity took over as the others wanted to see snow so we went up the heyfield rd and got to snow and was digging around tyres to put chains on the other 2 vehicles (cooper st's not so good in snow but the bfg muddies.....) and drove a little further. I would say there was about 2-3km's to go to the summit but the others thought they prefered to turn where we did as they didn't want to chance a cold night out stuck in the snow. Also looked like weather may of been turning as gusty winds were picking up. I don't think we would of had a prob. as we had all the gear but it was 7.30pm when we started turning and heading back and midnight by the time we got home.
Disappointed 2 weeks in a row! Oh well

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Wazza (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 10:36

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 10:36
Sounds like a good weekend all round. Can't wait to get back to Melbourne and get the bus up there. Yeah reckon I would always throw the sleeping bags in the car, even on a day trip up there.
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