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Old 03-02-2013, 03:09 AM   #1
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Mt Hotham Fires

Just a coupla pics from Harrietville area today..



the fires are out since the rain a coupla days ago...

I spoke to the gent manning the road closure at Harrietville...he says crews are working on the landslides which closed the Great Alpine way down hill from the Dargo HP turn off...weather permitting they are aiming for an opening this Thursday or Friday in time for the long weekend ONLY...the road will be closed again for continueing repairs...



Omeo to Hotham is open..road closed at the tunnel at Hotham.
Dargo HP closed from Mt Blowhard turn off.

This is what the Ovens River near Harrietville looks like today...





but the fires are out and the smoke has gone.....Mt Beauty today..



The Horn at Mt Buffalo.....





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Old 03-02-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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I wondered what was happening with the fires today - even with the roaring easterly, there was no smoke in the air for a change..
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:31 AM   #3
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I wandered along the licola road today, but couldn't bring myself to take photos. In fact I turned back halfway. It just didn't seem right to be out having fun .
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:46 AM   #4
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as I understand it, the road itself has slipped away as well as landslides onto it.
It may well open for the long weekend but winter is being touted as a full reopening. Cant have the skiers being disadvantaged after all.
Base camp at Omeo was completely gone last wednesday and only the rehabilitation crew remain as extras at Swifts Creek depot.
Around 70mm rain last few days, higher in places.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:11 AM   #5
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https://www.mthotham.com.au/news/lat...h-13_14007.asp

And this report https://www.mthotham.com.au/news/lat...y-13_13929.asp says up to 10,000 trees may need to be cut down.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #6
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10,000 DEAD trees - from the 2003 fires - so ten years dead already: good firewood with winter coming!
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
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We spent tuesday and wednesday nights at mt beauty while the rain bucketed down, we just declared wednesday a rest day, everyone we talked to was so relived with the rain, went to morie's at harrietville for lunch in thursday and they were pleased to see us as things have been very slow for them.

Also did a run up mt buffalo.

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #8
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On the way back from the Supers, I did the Anglers rest to Mt Beauty (via Falls) last Tuesday... fantastic

Camped Monday night at Anglers Rest (opp the Blue Duck), nice pub but pricey for a feed.

I have heard the Hotham and Dargo roads will be closed until all the widow makers are cut away from the road. Could be months on some of the side roads.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:09 AM   #9
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Hope all the closed tracks open soon .
Where is pick 7 , the one before the look out ? Looks awesome .
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #10
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #11
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Hope all the closed tracks open soon .
Where is pick 7 , the one before the look out ? Looks awesome .

Pic 7 is looking north from the top of the Horn...it's the road leading up to the Horn.
The stone building is at the Horn carpark on the south side.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:53 AM   #12
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I`ve been up Buffalo several times & haven`t been there . It`s on the must do list .
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:02 AM   #13
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V Twin wants to know if the Mt Berrigan Road is open, or the lower one across to Ensay okay to use this long weekend.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:06 AM   #14
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It`s not open to Vtwin , he`ll have to head west with the real men ( & a lady )
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:23 AM   #15
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It`s not open to Vtwin , he`ll have to head west with the real men ( & a lady )
I won't be with him.

Going on a solo trip for 6 days, ditching him.
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