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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Ubiquitous Steve, Apr 22, 2014.
also some where to hide on a wet day when u got hypothermia in Kens Property...
and Bears did some log seat corrections too...
lets hope Parks enbrace the new installation in the Horse Yards...its out of the way and replaces an old table of sorts that was there that fell to bits over the years....
Ken Harris's property is private land so do not tresspass or disturb anything.....in case of emergency it has an easy to find Fire Refuge and also note in less than hospitable weather one may justifiably seek shelter in the old open shed shown in photos...regards Team Bears....
Now for a coffee.checking out wi.fi capacity while going a coffee in Lyon st..still had to use computer to download pics from photobucket.but all is good in the technology domain well for the moment back to work on table 19 later...!!!
Originally it had a table of sorts but it rotted away and fell to bits thank god Team Bears were not in tent when the tree came down a couple of years ago it would have collected the tent we feel...that tree right behind rodeo was the most recent fall..came straight thro fire place would have crushed our truck too...always pleased when they fall when nobody is there...some look sound but always some totally unsound area of weakness...
Was rotted just at ground level...hope consultants are factoring liability insurance for Parks and State Goverment in regard to this Falls to Hotham Iconic Walk...some times it pays not to think of trees when asleep in the tunnel tent..
As usual great work and pictures Steve.
Bears out on a mission now..just slipped into Glenrowan for coffee good to be out of Melb.nice and hot and dry up here.Table 19 heading into special location in next couple of days.May beam pic down all going well after this difficult installation .
Bears say new iPad working well on Telstra 4Gwell we think it's on 4G.
Lockhartgap lets see if I pad works from up here.seems ok only one bar in vehicle fluctuates up to 2 bars max 1 min.Bears making decent now into Mitta Mitta Valley beautiful still night cooling down a little now.even vodophone got signal up here on my 2G Nokia mobile..it's so bloody quiet up here I can hear every click of I pad key board...
4G 2bars inside vehicle Eskdale Tourist Centre was 3Gwhen I hit Omeo Highway at T intersection...fluctuates to 3bars though..here at information centre...
no action at Mitta Mitta International Airport but has 4bars inside vehicle 3G.
Pub and general store intersection Mitta Mitta 3bars 4G
Bears now at top of Long Spur after lugging lots of gear up hill..New picnic table construction begins may try for photo too
3G with three bars.say our Bears...so far so good now back down bloody hill for sleepers there are six of the f.n things
Been a bloody long abpnd tiring day for Team Bears but it's looking good now.
CFA web site looks ok we will stay at camp Mullhauser and finish this tomorrow...cool up here now board no 3 done and all down hill to campsite.will have a lot to tell girls at kittens on my return..Bears very tired may have to give them a carry now.
Last sleeper on now 5min and this fairytale has come to true say Team Bears.....
Bears are completely stuffed now..say party of three coming in from Big River End 10mins ago...very windy last night but warm now.blue sky up here but total cloud over Mitta Mitta valleys..
Can u believe we have 2bars 4G now...
That is a wrap on this project now for beer at Eskdale Hotel.
Oh it sounds sweet.
Check this out .Oh it tastes good.
Good news dozer has been to End of jeep track just recently.Rodeo now just east of Mt Mulhauser on Longspur u can drive all the way track bushy but clear between wheel ruts.only one tiny branch to cut .Well done DSE.will walk the little distance to the top now and go over check out the new picnic table.such a good job by DSE.
When I return in a week this spot will definitely get a table soone on each side of Mt Mulhauser this one is good flat camp site with Internet possibilities too.
From near top of Mulhauser looking Nth
Solid as a rock oh dear big anvils to the north better get out of here ,breezy but mild. Better not rain with iPad in my hands
Yep , those anvil shaped clouds spell one word: ABORT!.You are doing a great job. I am definitely walking this whole route within the next 12 months. My pet project is to walk all the approach routes to Mt. Bogong and Mt. FT. I wonder what Long spur would be like in winter. Most people use Mulhauser spur when approaching from the Omeo Hwy. in winter. Those naughty trees keep falling down, Steve your work is never done!.
Team Bears on another mission while this dry warm weather keeps up.
Will advise forum later this evening of table 20,s installation.4G 3 bars at Mitta Mitta.
Now we are talking.Table in .saw bushwakers on AWT about hour ago he is on jeep track now coming my way .he declined a lift but hopefully he will be along soon to try out new table
I pad not like sending pics on 3 G..
Bushwaker not turned up yet ,hopefully he is camped somewhere down Track.mild night good sitting by fire campsite shielded by Mt Mulhauser from westerly winds.not a bad campsite in average weather conditions.
After a quick breakfast of chocolate teddys Team Bears did a little more work.No rain o/n breezy but mild.A bit of a fire seat should Mr T. Drop in later in year.
Basically all wrapped up this morning..all Bears present now!
Had brunch with Leon who is now heading over MtMulhauser on way to Maddison's and then on to Mt Hotham over this week.
Saw this near Mt Ck as we cut thro Hollow Way on way for coffee at Mt.Beauty Bakery(free Wifi ..yes)
Locals say there are lots of crazies coming next weekend ..so everybody watch out..
Bears are on the do nothing challenge for at least a week or so..
While the competitive forum members make their way to the Nth East with their Bikes Team Bears have been experimenting with a "micro table"based on their robust West Kiewa Standard Design..
This new one has treated sleepers that are 1.8meters in length compared to the WKSD which uses 2.4 lengths.
This is a pic of the "micro "Bears first in this smaller range..
Team Bears will have to undertake field trials naturally before any members of the public can rest their butts.
Bears say that the length between supports still remains about 1.6meters for both designs.
Bears on chainsaw mission again.nice 4g up here at picnic tables at Lockhart Gap.