Access Report Mulhauser Stoneytops & West Kiewa (Diamintina Horse Yards)

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Ubiquitous Steve, Apr 22, 2014.

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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Watching the biggest yellow moon rising from the New Longspur /Mulhauser Camp....very high up here...thought it was bush fire at first but now I see this big balll at horizontal level out towards Mt Pinnabar (or so it appears).light breeze up here cooling down now was quite warm not long ago.Still in tee shirt up here ...obviously pretty. dry in NE.Fire dying down on purpose so easy to put out in morning.This is unique camp spot cos it's so bloody high. Please note Lightning Creek Picnic Ground closed at bridge till end of July for bridge works?Freaky moon gone behind big black cloud..amazing stuff.
     
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    frazels

    frazels Dedicated Member

    Thanks for the updates US. Might be heading up to DHs this weekend... what's it looking like up there at the moment? What's the best way to get up there from Mt Beauty (at night, solo?). Cheers.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    No rain over night very mild up here at about 5,000feet.Wind has moderated with gentle breeze now.Misty on ridge now but incredibly warm.Bearsg read that some bushfires are burning near Crooked River,Omeo etc...but all seems to be good up in this NE corner of state.Time for breakfast .I would drive along Kiewa Valley Highway to near Wodonga and then turn right past Tallangatta,Shelley,Cooryong and overborder to Khancoben.......take care of them Roos near Shelley....This weather is brilliant for any bush work or walking.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    No rain over night very mild up here at about 5,000feet.Wind has moderated with gentle breeze now.Misty on ridge now but incredibly warm.Bearsg read that some bushfires are burning near Crooked River,Omeo etc...but all seems to be good up in this NE corner of state.Time for breakfast .I would drive along Kiewa Valley Highway to near Wodonga and then turn right past Tallangatta,Shelley,Cooryong and overborder to Khancoben.......take care of them Roos near Shelley....This weather is brilliant for any bush work or walking.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Team Bears had a big day on Longspur .We cut through a few Log jams of moderate Diam trees that were circled when we cut through several weeks ago.Git back to diesel just before dark at new campsite at end of Long Spur Jeep Track.weather was good so we just kept working away till we reached the base of Bossiea Hill.
    So all fallen logs have been removed and track simplified where possible go straight thro previous major Log falls.
    Team Bears very stuffed now.:p

    So Track still very overgrown with scrub.Desperately needs brushcutting.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

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    Lightning Ck closed till end of July
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    :pMechanic busily removing some ball joints AWS.Anyway good to sit around bludging.
    Looks like Team Bears are chopping up ball joints every two years or so.Bears finding those Telstra Air Hot Spots as we indulge ourselves in Sunbury minimising out data usage.:p
     
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    kylep

    kylep Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Misery creek trail is the same
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Not sure why it's taking so long..but the site just before with big Oak Treei is very popular with caravans now....
     
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    Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Now this is a picnic table...

     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

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    Bloody hell Bears hate this technology sometimes...spent hours stuffing around.....Ubi has IPad burn out.......I don't think we have infringed any bodies copy right.....Time for lunch this is simple for most of you but was lots of trial and errors....now I got to see what I did right..where was Richard when I needed guidance.....but we did it......yippee.....
    Legs we like that table of yours. Looks like its got more innovation than ours...hopefully you will bang some out but make sure u immobolize them to ground some how.....Thanks Richard .....your instructions were good but trust me Team Bears not up to primary level of iPad operation
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

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    Oh dear I think we wiped out the Facebook link End of our first effort .we try again......Bears out smarted themselves big time:emoji_dizzy_face:
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Bears being disciplined for unnecessary use of Ubi,s data.....leave them for half an hour and look what happens..
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    What's that table/seat retail for...wonder if it has patent...this would surely test the skills of the bears. Very cunning design....could easily relax on one should legs put one in on the little flat below Michelle's Hut.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

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    Bears are on another field trip just passing Lockhart Gap again.Nice and warm and sunny....temp much more moderate than on previous trips.Now the down hill in to the Mitta Mitta Valley....:p:p
     
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    Legs Akimbo

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    There is a link to a website on the video.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    We hear action down in the Mulhauser Camp but we are on the ridge above....whine of chain saw and some smoke from fire.Very still.Track slippery after recent rain on the steep sections.Dont stop. Engage low 1st at bottom of incline and keep momentum up.Nearly got stuck after a silly stop to change gear.

    Had to back off and take it with momentum.After small recent rainfall it gets slippery very quickly.
    Big fire on the go ...Bears relaxing big day ahead tomorrow...we hope it stays dry for a bit..mild up here at moment. ;)
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Now we are talking.......a good fire to cheer our British Forum Members up..
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    The :thumbs:Mt Cattlemen from Mitta have done some clearing of scrub on Longspur today.They we're going to spray some blackberries across track too but it was wet.Dont complain about hoff damage and horse shit ....these guys have done a really good job today.They cleared about 1.5 km of scrub....so much better.
    I have been ringing wet on multiple trips across Longspur today...will explain later.sitting by big fire it's been burning since Friday night.:eek:Still and clear sky...hopefully tomorrow is fine cos this morning was a bummer with wet undergrowth.:(
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve

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    Sunday weather warm and sunny...Horseriders came back from there camp up somewhere near CleveCole and got stuck into a lot more track clearing....they have done a very good job...they say that at a later date they will clear the track over Mt Mulhauser that links up with the Jeep Track coming from Big River Rd....that little bit of Track ..actually the first bit of the Longspur Foot Trail is a shocker.
    So great improvements have occurred to Longspur over this weekend...Got back to truck at 9.30pm completely stuffed but all operations completed.... :eek: