Trip Report Mt Stirling - Victoria - 2017

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  1. mr

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    saturday was not as drizzly as expected, bluff hut busy as ive seen it, a bit of snow overnight then turned to rain around 5am sunday. top to bottom cover holding in there. ive put a few pix up in the BC chatter thread. such a beautiful place mt stirling, even just down in the trees
     
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    ---- 2017 Trip Reports ----
     
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    ill be up there this weekend for SAR training and the buller skyrun

    Ill make sure its still there
     
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    definitely still there
     
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    when was that stansi? wasnt yesterday from 6am-11am.....
     
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    No, year or so back.
    Horse rider with head injury.
     
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    We are heading up to Mt. Stirling on May 20-22nd 2017 to do a hike over to Lake Cobbler and back . It might snow which would be nice.
     
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    I was impressed by the new hut at Howqua Gap. The Razorback hut at Mt. Stirling is quite a hut complex too. I am looking forward to July at Mt. Stirling. I wonder how much longer it would take to snow shoe from TBJ to the summit area via either River Spur track or the Howqua Gap Track ?
    Late in May is very quiet up there. Even Craig's hut was relatively quiet with no army of 4 WD bogans or anything like that.
     
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    You're adding approximately 7km over the way up the Bluff Spur track by going to Howqua Gap first, though on a clear day, the views off the upper part of the Howqua Gap track might be worth it.
     
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    ......And there are nice secluded camping sites on the upper part of Howqua Gap track.
     
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    Returning via the Howqua Gap track has appeal.I went out to Craig's hut and back from The Bluff spur hut in full snow cover last winter. I saw NOBODY out there.It was spooky.