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Old 11-04-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
mattherat OP
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Location: sydney australia
Oddometer: 194
Nsw Snowy Mts On An Orange Pig

I finally bit the bullet and traded my wee strom and 1200s bandit on a

2008 r1200gs . this will be a 3 day ride to the snowy mts, about

half way between Sydney and Melbourne. I might even get to see a

bit snow as it has been a good season this year.

ready to roll

just south of Golburn on the way to Braidwood

I"m now on the Braidwood / Captains flat road just about to enter tallaganda forest

see that round object on top of the hill, i'm going up there, it

might get a little rough

This is the Canberra weather radar. I've been up here on my wee strom

its pretty easy , just have to be a bit careful.

from there i went to cooma via bredbo on the dirt

ended up in cooma where i spent the night.

day2 coming up, left cooma and went to eucembene dam

from here i went to jindabyne, and entered kosiousko national park.

the first place i went to was island bend, and guthega, two places

iv'e never been to before

next pic is at smiggins hole, this is where i learned to ski way back

in the 1970's.

finally, some snow close up, very mushy though.

the next stop was charlottes pass, the road ends here, so from

now on its walking for a while.

next pic shows the road to the summit of the highest mountain in

australia, all 2000 meters of it

authorised vehicles only bummer

well, that was a nice little walk and to top it off the pig is still here

heading back to cooma now,

next pic is of thredbo river, lots of trout here.

next pic is if curiosity rocks in lake jindabyne,

i had to walk down to the lake edge to get this pic and on the

way back to the bike i disturbed a " big" snake about 3 or 4 ft. long.

it really had a go at me and i was " shittin bricks" for a minute

back to the motel in cooma for the night. day 3 coming up

first stop, the rrrreeeeeaaaaalllllyyyy big trout at adaminiby

more to come , see ya later.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
mattherat OP
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Location: sydney australia
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pic above is of the old kiandra courthouse

it is finally being restored after many years of neglect

not far from kiandra i turned onto long plain road to get to long plain hut

a little further west on the snowy mts highway i came to this turnoff,

i went down this track for a few klicks then turned back as i was starting

to run out of time and petrol

next 2 pics show jounama pondage and its inflow into

blowering dam. there has been very good rainfall here

for months. i have never seen the waterlevels so high

coming up are some pics of blowering dam, i was here about 12 months

ago and the water level was much lower. an aussie named ken warby

broke the world water speed record on this lake back in the 80's

i bet the kangaroos were impressed

well thats all folks i hope you enjoyed the ride
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