|Buffalo Long Weekend, March 2004
Lots of fun in the sun. See the full report over here:
I'll edit the video and get it posted soon. Thanks Owen, Brad and others for making this one of the best trips yet!
Funny old weekend. The VCC had a trip there over the same weekend and our paths didn't cross except for the people who bivvied on Maharajah. They would have met an old grey-bearded gent called Peter Watling (aka Bangla) at the Cathedral carpark. (How did the bivvy go by the way?) If they had called into our campsite during the night they would have met up with Geoff Gledhill, and Ian Anger (aka Ferret) joined us on the Sunday night.
I spent the Saturday sussing out Og, Gog, Magog for the guide. A more verbose access discription and a map of the area should stop the confusion in that area.
On Sunday I mainly spent it walking with a trip to the Monolith thrown in as well, where I found that Mick Hampton's map was wrong! I couldn't believe it! Mick getting something wrong? I had to double and triple check to make sure I wasn't wrong. The access to the Monolith has been rewritten, it is something like a 35+ minute walk from the campsite. I think the original team who did the guide assumed that the "Lake Catani Walk 1km" sign meant that it was to the campsite rather than the walking track that skirts the edge of the lake. It takes 15 minutes to walk up to the monolith from the track that starts opposite the Snow Clearing station and 10 minutes up the track from opposite the Park Headquarters.
Anybody else from that trip got beta that they think would be useful? If so let us know.
Parks have been doing a lot of track re-routing since the fires... The viewpoint track, the monolith track, mushroom rock track for starters. There is no hint of the start of the mushroom rock/gorge track from anywhere; I guess they don't want non-climbers to find their way down there.
Added three video clips to the trip report!
On 10/03/2004 BA wrote:
>Funny old weekend. The VCC had a trip there over the same weekend and our
>paths didn't cross except for the people who bivvied on Maharajah. They
>would have met an old grey-bearded gent called Peter Watling (aka Bangla)
>at the Cathedral carpark. (How did the bivvy go by the way?) If they had
>called into our campsite during the night they would have met up with Geoff
>Gledhill, and Ian Anger (aka Ferret) joined us on the Sunday night.
I found myself re-reading old TR's and realised when I read this post that I failed to reply to it (way back then), though I did indirectly of sorts...
Apologies BA for not providing a link earlier, though I expect you picked up on it at the time.
Cool trip report Rod!