Tarn Bluff and Valentine Creek
Danny Yee, Vic Gosbell, Camilla Ip
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Camilla hadn't seen the Snowy mountains in summer, Vic had some free time and wanted to get out of town, and I wanted to go back to the lovely tarn which I'd seen on a walk with Vic and Val way back in 1993.
This was Vic's first walk with his digital camera (he also brought along
an "analogue" Nikon), I'd just bought a 256MB CompactFlash card for
mine, and Camilla was also carrying a camera. So much time was spent
A bit of a road bash.
We meet at Guthega power station, walk up the aqueduct track, and have lunch at Schlink Pass.
We avoid a large Catholic Bushwalkers party by camping on Duck Creek.
Mostly off track.
Leaving the firetrail a kilometre past Valentine Hut, we reach the tarn via the Big Bend.
Finding others at Mawson's Hut, we camp upstream on Valentine Creek.
Day Three - the Kerries and Gungartan, Jindabyne
Above the tree line.
We climb up onto the Kerries and explore some alpine bogs.
After lunch on Gungartan we descend to Schlink Pass and the power station.
Then we indulge ourselves in the fleshpots of Jindabyne.