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Mount Gingera Trail Pics (Aug 2012)

By mcleodwealth 8 September 2012 24

I went up the Mount Gingera trail a few weeks ago, thought I’d post up a few pics..  Was a bit dangerous though as I kept losing the track under the snow (and I was on my own), so I’m happy to mark it out a bit better during the spring.  Any suggestions?  A few posts?  String ties?  I’d like to leave something fairly durable for others during the winter.

Beautiful hike although I could not stay up top long due to the cold but the view was just stunning.  Can’t wait to get up in spring, and for next winter to come around again.  I’m not a big fan of stinking hot hikes!

For the geeks I’ve included a shot of my tablet barometer (Motorola Xoom) that recorded the air pressure drop as I walked up.  I think I hit the snow around 885mb, if that means anything to anyone, or around 1550 metres.

http://img204.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=20120812071509.jpg

On another note, has anyone ever seen a corroboree frog in the wild?

What is the Brindabella’s like in the spring?

What’s Your opinion?


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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 12:17 pm 13 Sep 12

Jivrashia said :

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII said :

it might be best to reconsider walking 10km (one way) and 1100vm into an alpine area alone while relying on the emergency services for rescue

U mad?

I don’t think you understand – re·con·sid·er/Verb: Consider (something) again, esp. for a possible change of decision regarding it.

eg. reassess a decision to walk to Mt Gingerra alone if you’re genuinely concerned about spraining your ankle in the absence of a clearly marked track.

Jivrashia 11:36 am 13 Sep 12

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII said :

it might be best to reconsider walking 10km (one way) and 1100vm into an alpine area alone while relying on the emergency services for rescue

U mad?

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 10:16 am 13 Sep 12

“To each his own, but I had serious trouble. The snow hides bushes and sometimes it’s not obvious you’re standing on very uneven ground, with the potential to sprain your ankle.”

“it would be easy for someone to slip and sprain their ankle or something. I did lose the trail a few times but the GPS got me back”

If you’re concerned about slipping and spraining your ankle you can take precautions like training and strengthening your ankle muscles, wearing footwear with grip and (most importantly) placing your feet sensibly. If this is a genuine concern then forgive my bluntness but it might be best to reconsider walking 10km (one way) and 1100vm into an alpine area alone while relying on the emergency services for rescue if an accident occurs, or the weather changes or your andriod tablet crashes/gets wet/runs out of batteries. It’s a wilderness area in a national park at an elevation only 373m lower than Mt Kosciuszko – 1855m above sea level. Keep in mind that the track to Gingerra itself is uneven, rutted and rocky – maybe rather than modifying the environment to be suited to your skills and fitness you could consider gaining skills and experience – modifying yourself – to be comfortable in the wilderness.

mcleodwealth 9:45 pm 12 Sep 12

OK it was just a suggestion for others as I relied heavily on a hand held GPS with the downloaded trail to reach the top, and it would be easy for someone to slip and sprain their ankle or something. I did lose the trail a few times but the GPS got me back (I use the ViewRanger app on an Android tablet with downloaded OSM maps). But of course I don’t want to ‘deface’ anything. That being said the trail is already ‘defaced’ to an extent with logs and other trail developments. I don’t see how it would hurt to bang in a few more wooden stakes. But of course I would never do anything without checking with the parks authority first.

In the meantime I have completed the Stockyard Spur to Gingera trail on Open Street Map so that’s a non-intrusive way to help out. I will continue adding to OSM as I come across more trails needing to be mapped, like Mount Gudgenby.

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