Huts of the high country

Submitted: Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 18:21
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I'm wanting to head away to the high country for a long weekend to see a few of the lesser known huts and some snow, does anyone know of a few good ones and their positions?
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 18:35

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 18:35
Personally I'm not keen on the huts, but many are - some links which may help you:

www.vhcha.org.au/
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:05

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:05
this is the trip I run, which you can do in a day if you REALLY REALLY want, but I make it 2 days cruisy.

FRIDAY NIGHT: (OPTIONAL!)
Camping at Sheepyard Flat socialise and put crap on any Toyotas, and IFS.

SATURDAY:
Hopefully 8am and 9am this depends on Friday night ;-)~ But will more than likely be 9am and 10am.

1 - Frys Hut
2 - Tunnel Bend
3 - Upper Jamieson Hut
4 - Refrigerator Gap
* Depends on the weather if we do Bluff or Lovicks first. *
5 - Lovicks Hut
6 - Bluff Hut
7 - Pikes Flat
8 – Bindaree Hut --- Either camp there or another location nearby Wink
If we run 2 groups, we will aim to have them meet up on the Saturday night for HAPPY HOUR!

SUNDAY: Either causal or FULL ON KLMS!

1 - Bindaree Falls – Walk up the hill for those willing, fit and silly.
2 - Monument Track – Can be slippery – will see how we go on the day.
3 - Craigs Hut.
4 - Kings Hut.

If people are hutted out at this point, we could go back past Craigs Hut and do Clearhills Track, which is BRILLIANT. Good track, and the views are stunning, or we can go onwards to more huts. Also depending on time and weather at this point as to what we do.

5 – Razorback Hut
6 – Bus Hut
7 – Refuge Mt. No. 3 Hut
8 – Tomahawk Gap and Hut
Then into Mansfield for a coffee, dinner if you like, defiantly a wee and then home.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal B - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:13

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:13
truckster maybe you could tell rib eye what maps you use to find the huts mal
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:17

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:17
You forgot about grabbing a Big Mac at Craigs Hut and then seeing a movie at the Cinema that has just been constucted there.

You can also get your dry cleaning done whilst at the Cinema.

That Craig's Hut has turned into a veritable suburban hot spot LOL.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:41

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:41
Jimbo - its KFC!

Mal. its called Huts of the High Country or similar. its a rooftop

www.vhcha.org.au/shop/rooftop_maps.html
I think its

Bush Huts Around Mansfield
Features pictures of each of the 12 huts to the east of Mansfield, from Craigs Hut of Man from Snowy River Fame to the popular Cattleman's Huts of Lovicks, Bluff and Frys. The map has set a logical route to visit the huts as two day tour with an overnight stop in the Upper Howqua Valley. The tour is only suitable for 4WD vehicles and many of the tracks are seasonally closed from June to November each year.
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Follow Up By: Nick R - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 22:16

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 22:16
hey bruce, ya missed the Merijig pub.....
a better map is the 1:50000 King Howqua Jamieson (KHJ) map, you can actually buy plastic ones now so no need for laminating.
just fro those of us who like to hold something instead of checking a tiny screen!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 23:45

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 23:45
yea Im with you Nick. bollox to smashed screens and craptops
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Follow Up By: Moose - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 13:49

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 13:49
G'day Bruce
Our club's running a 2 week trip to the high country after Christmas this year. Would you mind if the organisers contacted you regarding camping spots suited to a group and other general info re the area? If so how can they reach you?
Thanks from the Moose.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:49

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:49
yea should be kewl. What club are you from? Could possibly arrange an interclub trip if that suits your club and ours.

I am trying to get these interclub things happening with as many clubs as I can. Working with Beachport people at moment for our Nov long weekend trip there :)

Get me www.nissan4x4vic.com/contact.php webmaster there.
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:18

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:18
For a detailed book showing where & the history of, you can't go past "Cattlemen & Huts of the High Plains" by Harry Stephenson. Rooftop Maps has 2 maps........Bush huts of the high plains & Bush huts around Mansfield......showing both the popular & obscure ones. Rooftop huts maps

Cheers Craig..............
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