Places to photograph Craig's Hut

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:16
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Morning all,

We're planning a trip to Craig's Hut this weekend for some sightseeing, 4wd'ing of the area and to take some photographs.

As part of planning SWMBO found a site on the net indicating a great spot to photograph Craig's Hut from, but alas, we can't find that site again.

I'm presuming that it may be a spot on Cicuit Road. I've looked at the maps and found one picnic area north of Craig's Hut - this may be it.

Does anyone know of a good spot away from Craig's where a good photo of the hut can be taken/seen???

Thanks,


Tim
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:20

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:20
Just a hint- don't try to photograph first thing in the morning..
The sun would be at the back of the hut...

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Reply By: DIO - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:25

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:25
Have a look at this Link it might give you a few clues. Good luck.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:41

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:41
I won't take credit for this one but Truckster, Bruce should, I think taken over the weekend. Take a bow Bruce taken from a good spot
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:08

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:08
There are a couple of rocks in strategic places in the garden around it. You can get some nice shots by climbing up onto them.

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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 12:13

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 12:13
Off Topic I know. No need to point it out. But...

Alternatively go out the back of Falls Creek to Wallaces or Cope and photograph a genuine hut.

Why there is so much interest in this early 80's movie prop that has been moved, burnt and rebuilt so many times in it's short life I'll never know.

What could have been done by way of preservation of real huts with the money thrown at Craigs Hut over the years?

Oh well. One day when the road to Craigs is sealed and the greenies have locked up the rest of the areas or lobbied to have the huts reconstruction/refurbishment delayed forever (Lovicks) we'll be able to drive our eco friendly 2wd Prius's to Craigs, pay the entry fee and reminisce about the days when we could once upon a time spend days or weeks touring the high country looking at real historical sites like the 'gatta.

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 20:24

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 20:24
You're 100% right Dave.

However it does break my heart to see Huts like Craig's in top condition when just down the hill, King's is covered in grafitti and garbage and mess and oversized fireplaces piled up with river rocks...

Which people are the bigger culprits when it comes to Hut damage? The Prius drivers or the 4WDers???
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:31

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:31
Hi Michael,

I don't think it has anything to do with the vehicle that they drive rather the driver of the vehicle. It's the same as the guns argument. It's not the gun that's the problem but a minority of gun owners - not necessarily the legal owners.

It's interesting to note that the 4wd drive destinations that are within a 2-3 hour drive of Melbourne making them an easy destination for one night trips are the more often the targets for this sort of thing. Toolangi is a a case in point. Close to Melbourne and completely wrecked last time I saw it. Very few locations further than that have a problem.

Those that do tend to be locations within very close proximity to large rural centres and are the same problem on a scaled down size. The forest around Shepparton between Mooroopna & Shep has similar issues because it is close to town and the young blokes who want to play.

The problem as far as I observe it tends to be younger owners of 4wds with an abundance of testosterone, modified trucks and something to prove. There are some other recreational groups who use 4wds as a means to access areas that they need to that contribute, and I'm not talking about fly fishermen. And again it is the minority of hunters who cause a problem and generally those who don't travel far from home.

Genuine 4wd tourers are not generally the cause of such damage.

How you modify the mind set of the others without locking all of us out is beyond me.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:57

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:57
"However it does break my heart to see Huts like Craig's in top condition"

Michael you are aware that Craig's is not a "real" high country hut in the true sense of the word??
Its a movie prop made for the film man from Snowy River and rebuilt recently after being burnt down in the last lot of fires.

Its pristine condition is nothing more than a result of the above.

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:21

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:21
Hi John,

I interpreted Michael's post to mean that he was disappointed so much was spent on Craig's Hut when so little was being done for Kings.

ie. it does break my heart to see Huts like Craig's in top condition when so many others are not....

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:29

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:29
Yeah Dave I see your point and agree it could be interpreted in that context.
Sorry Michael if I miss interpreted your post.

Dave did you get that Nissan you were looking at??
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 23:13

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 23:13
Hi John,

I didn't buy the local one. It's on ebay at the moment for $31,950.

I picked up a better one ;o) from over west in Hamilton. '04 4.2TD with 120,000 on it.

I'll be updating my website and profile as soon as I get some photos of it.

Now the build up begins.

Dave

PS You don't want to buy a well set up Courier...??
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:45

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:45
Hi Tim, tell me, is circuit rd subject to closure? cheers ...silverback
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim - Stratford (VIC) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:52

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:52
Silverback,

I'm not sure - I'll have to check it out before the weekend. If it is then I'm assuming it will be open until just after the Queen's Birthady weekend.


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