Vic High Country pics

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 14:28
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Here's a few (OK lots) of pics from my xmas/new year trip.
You've probably seen Craigs Hut a million times before but its in such an awesome spot. Sorry

Lunch at Tobacco Flat


Upper Jamieson Hut


Mt Buller




Craigs Hut










Good PR for 4WDers and 4WD Clubs


Lake Cobbler








Billy Goat Bluff Track






Crooked River Area






Cricket practice at Wonnangatta


Somewhere along the way


Kookas


An art photo by my 8 year old son

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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 15:11

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 15:11
Absolutely awesome pics ...... The weather looks just fantastic.... makes me wanna go camping again.

Jens fav. spot is Craigs Hut - it's different each time we go there.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:53

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:53
This year was total opposite to last year.
Last year there was low cloud that we entered about 500m below the hut. When we got to Craigs there was no view but it was fantastic with a really eerie feel about the place.
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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 15:39

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 15:39
OK heres a couple we took when there
Davies High Plain Hut


Buckwong Hut


Tomahawk Hut


Sheepyards Flat


With wildlife


Craigs Hut


Washington Winch


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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:13

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:13
Guess we can take the series of photos as proof of route through the Alpine National Park, and the photo at Tomahawk Hut as proof that you probably had a dog with you (unless he was someone elses.)

Good way to end up on a summons to appear before a magistrate when you get home from your trip, and a ticket worth more than your fuel bill (bout $500 I think.)

I love holidaying with my dogs too, but don't do it in the National Parks. The signs are there, the rules have been in place for longer than I can remember.

It's not hard.

Glad to see you had a good trip. Next time, leave the pooch at home.

Dave

Dave
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Reply By: Smitty - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 15:53

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 15:53
Can't get enough of those type of PICS - love em'!! Looks like you had a great time and perfect conditions.

My uncle just last week went through Wonnagatta Station and was forced to take an alternative route out of the valley - orginal plans was Zeka Spur but due to HEAVY rain the track became impassable. I thought he was just getting soft as this is usually a nice track - but he assured me it was a mud bath.

Love the High Country

Cheers
SMITHY
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 18:01

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 18:01
Great photos, Andrew and Redback - we missed going there this year. I'd like to be able to go there in Winter and see it also. Pretty good in summer - love taking a dip in the Snowy - my word but it's coolish.
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 18:26

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 18:26
Ruth

Autumn in Bright is also worth a look. Have been there in April and its spectacular.
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Reply By: jdpatrol - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 18:43

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 18:43
Hi Andrew (& Redback)
Like the others, I thought the photo's were just brilliant.
I'm also from SA and havn't travelled that country yet. I wanted to know, could you have travelled the places you did without lockers or a winch, or both?
Regards
JD
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 19:01

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 19:01
JD

We had a 2005 3litre auto Patrol with us, towing a Deluxe camper Trailer. It was standard right down to the 17" alloys and Bridgestone ATs.

Pick your tracks and watch the weather.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:36

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:36
Yep what Andrew has said, i have a rear Maxidrive Locker but never used it, in fact on alot of tracks you don't even need to lock in the centre diff (hubs for the old school) but be prepared, as some of the tracks do get steep, caution is the secret.

There are tracks that you would not attempt towing a camper, thats when you make a base camp and then explore these tracks, weather permitting.

It's a beautiful place.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: jdpatrol - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:40

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:40
thanks Andrew & Redback
Well I'm out of reasons not to go now. Wil start planning............
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:57

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:57
I am currently camped in my parents back yard at Pt Stephens. It's very nice, been sailing and had excellent coffee at the Pilot Station. But it is raining and the 4wding is scarce.

Last year on our way home we went via the High Country, Craigs Hut etc. I was sooooo hoping to go back this year but have to get home so the 17yr old can get to Adelaide for the Big Day Out.

I am jealous, seriously jealous, very seriously jealous.

Love the pics, only wish I had taken them.

Duncs
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:04

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:04
You fitly swine. (OK, organised swine; a swine that is organised enough to go there & do that).

That is cruel, showing pics like that to a South Australian.

But, on balance, it's hard to enjoy the beauty of rangelands in the green patch that is Victoria.

Is it not a marvellous thing that so many can get enjoyment out of your visit?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:29

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:29
lol Rick

Its only fair - the Mexicans invade Robe so we invade the HC.... 8-))

How was Robe this year? By family request (demand) we will be back at Robe this xmas. Shall we see how many we can get bogged at once at Canunda this time? I think it was 14 last time. LOLOL
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:57

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:57
Have not been to Robe as yet.1 week to go.......was frightened by all those drink spikers & being overcome with drugs LOL

easy way to beat that bogged record..................invite some more Vics to come with us.

BTW, what was the WORLD RECORD SNATCHING figure...how many straps / how many metres?

RM
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 16:15

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 16:15
Its in a trip report somewhere.
I think it was 11 straps totalling 180m ?????
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Reply By: Barnesy - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 20:53

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 20:53
Good photos Andrew.I wish i could have gone along too but again work got in the way. Damn shift-work. Looking forward to going to this beautiful region myself.....eventually.
Barnesy
Whyalla
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:46

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:46
Work sux but ya need the bux
We did 3950kms in less than 2 weeks
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