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    Hi All,

    I'm thinking of going down to Thredbo to do a bit of hiking and take a few snaps. has anyone been down there? How do you rate it?

    Also is the location ideal for taking shots of stars at night?
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    I used to live that way. Definitely worth a visit, particularly out of ski season. Take the chairlift to the top of the main range, and do the walk along the tops to Mount Kosciusko Also do the drive on the Alpine Way from Thredbo across to Khancoben as well. You can do a complete loop from Khancoban back to Cabramurra, Kiandra, Adaminaby, Berridale and back to Jindabyne and Thredbo. Any time from now on, if a cold snap comes through you may also get a dusting of snow on the tops. Very picturesque, and photogenic. Lots of lovely snow gums to photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmmax View Post
    I used to live that way. Definitely worth a visit, particularly out of ski season. Take the chairlift to the top of the main range, and do the walk along the tops to Mount Kosciusko Also do the drive on the Alpine Way from Thredbo across to Khancoben as well. You can do a complete loop from Khancoban back to Cabramurra, Kiandra, Adaminaby, Berridale and back to Jindabyne and Thredbo. Any time from now on, if a cold snap comes through you may also get a dusting of snow on the tops. Very picturesque, and photogenic. Lots of lovely snow gums to photograph.

    Thanks farmax,

    Initially we were planning on going during the Easter weekend, however a few things popped up and we had to reschedule. We'll be heading down in May, hopefully we'll be able to get some snow during our walks.

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    The Thredbo YHA is a terrific place to stay, not too expensive, full self catering facilities. Recommend it highly. Double/twin room $76.50 - $80 in off season, with an ensuite add $10.

    In 2000, we went down for a weekend (lived in Canberra then) and were snowed in for 2 extra days. It was terrific! At that time twin rooms were just $22 pp, so it was a great bargain. They have a large common room with fire, and it looks right out over the slopes. The deck leading off it is lovely, and the birds come in very close in the surrounding trees.

    Walks through the bottom of the valleys are well worthwhile (wear waterproof footwear) and provide lots of possibilities for narrow shots of tree trunks, creeks, rocks etc.

    You'll love it and the photographic possibilities are endless.
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    Thredbo is an excellent place to stay as a base for day trips around the area. Did a short photographic trip there in 2007 and loved it and I need to do it again, but we stayed in Jindabyne.

    Do the walk to Mt Kosciuszko from the top of the Crackenback chairlift and also the walk to the Blue Lake from Charlotte's Pass. The drive from Thredbo to Khancoban and then up Swampy Plains Creek Road through Cabramurra is spectacular and lots of nice spots to stop and take photos. There is an old cabin on that road called Bradley's Hut, which is a good photo opportunity.




    Then back to the Snowy Mountains Hwy through Adaminaby and back though Jindabyne and to Thredbo.

    Here is my photo gallery from 2007:

    http://www.pbase.com/lance_b/kosciusko

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    Some stunning pics Lance!

    May I ask where (which walks) those pics where taken? I love the ones with the little stream and the lake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    The Thredbo YHA is a terrific place to stay, not too expensive, full self catering facilities. Recommend it highly. Double/twin room $76.50 - $80 in off season, with an ensuite add $10.

    In 2000, we went down for a weekend (lived in Canberra then) and were snowed in for 2 extra days. It was terrific! At that time twin rooms were just $22 pp, so it was a great bargain. They have a large common room with fire, and it looks right out over the slopes. The deck leading off it is lovely, and the birds come in very close in the surrounding trees.

    Walks through the bottom of the valleys are well worthwhile (wear waterproof footwear) and provide lots of possibilities for narrow shots of tree trunks, creeks, rocks etc.

    You'll love it and the photographic possibilities are endless.
    Thanks Analog6,

    Looking forward to get out of the city and into the countryside.





    Does anyone know if snow arrives during May?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnica View Post
    Some stunning pics Lance!

    May I ask where (which walks) those pics where taken? I love the ones with the little stream and the lake
    Thank you for your lovely comment, Phil! I am re-processing them at the moment and reposting them on the site. I have done most but have a few more to do.

    The first photos from _IGP2695.jpg up till the gravestones photo _IGP2739.jpg, are on the Swampy Plains Creek Road that I mentioned in my first post. It's a good drive and lot's of places to take photos.

    The first streams and pond photos, from _IGP2760.jpg to image number _IGP2930.jpg were on the walk to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko from Crackenback Chairlift at Thredbo. There is a metal raised walking track all the way to the summit, I think it is about 13kms round trip.

    http://www.thredbo.com.au/wp-content..._Walks_Map.pdf

    Images from _IGP2962.jpg to _IGP3121.jpg are on the walk from Charlotte's Pass to The Blue Lake. There is a walking track. They say it's about 9.2km

    http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking...blue-lake.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance B View Post
    Thank you for your lovely comment, Phil! I am re-processing them at the moment and reposting them on the site. I have done most but have a few more to do.

    The first photos from _IGP2695.jpg up till the gravestones photo _IGP2739.jpg, are on the Swampy Plains Creek Road that I mentioned in my first post. It's a good drive and lot's of places to take photos.

    The first streams and pond photos, from _IGP2760.jpg to image number _IGP2930.jpg were on the walk to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko from Crackenback Chairlift at Thredbo. There is a metal raised walking track all the way to the summit, I think it is about 13kms round trip.

    http://www.thredbo.com.au/wp-content..._Walks_Map.pdf

    Images from _IGP2962.jpg to _IGP3121.jpg are on the walk from Charlotte's Pass to The Blue Lake. There is a walking track. They say it's about 9.2km

    http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking...blue-lake.html
    Thanks for the replies Lance!

    I'm looking forward to the reprocessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnica View Post
    Thanks for the replies Lance!

    I'm looking forward to the reprocessing.
    You have probably seen most that I re-processed anyway, up to about image _IGP3007.jpg so far. It's quite a bit more difficult to get the result I want with the older camera technology, sometimes it works, other times not.

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    Does anyone know if snow arrives during May?[/QUOTE]

    It sure does! Our snowed in weekend was the second last weekend in may, from memory. IF you get a big dump or even just some really freezing weather, look for things like icicles hanging from gutters and signs, small frozen cameos in creeks and along the banks etc. It's a magical place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    Does anyone know if snow arrives during May?
    It sure does! Our snowed in weekend was the second last weekend in may, from memory. IF you get a big dump or even just some really freezing weather, look for things like icicles hanging from gutters and signs, small frozen cameos in creeks and along the banks etc. It's a magical place.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Analog6, It's gonna be an interesting couple of hikes for us then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnica View Post
    Does anyone know if snow arrives during May?
    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    It sure does!
    Odille visited in 2000. It is variable and climate change is not crap in the high country!!
    You may or may not get lucky, but don't get excited before it happens. As pointed out by others, there's plenty more than just snow.

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    Take care up top the weather can change very quickly. Ive not used the chair lift but walk up from the car park at dead horse gap, I only tend to go when theres been reasonable snow and stay a day or two (sometimes not by choice).
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    Snow can definitely come at any time of the year. We had a White Christmas, plus a white new year. Snow at easter is not unusual. Don't forget the official ski season starts on the June long weekend, so you will probably want to go before then. Otherwise you may struggle for accommodation and the price goes up steeply. I assume they will start snow making in May if the nights get cold enough.

    All the warnings on sudden changes in weather ... take notice of them! People have died because of them. Do not do the main range walk without wind and cold weather gear, no matter how warm it is when you set off. Particularly at this time of the year.

    It is a beautiful area, with a large variety of land types and vegetation and these days a large variety of activities. A photographers paradise in winter or summer. Enjoy yourselves.

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    Just wondering if Thredbo would be an alright place for photographing stars at night?

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    Down in Thredbo village itself, probably not, as it is in a narrowish valley. Up on top of the main range, probably a spectacular place to photograph night skies, but you'd probably have to camp out for the night, and that would present problems.

    If you have a decent internet connection, Google maps street view is available for nearly every street and road in the valley, so you could do a virtual drive around the lot of it. Don't forget it looks a lot flatter on Google than it is in reality though.

    They have already had snowfalls down there just over a week ago. Don't know if it is still hanging around on the tops.

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    You'll get the overhead starts beautifully from the valley, but none of the low stuff. You could drive to Dead Horse Gap, it's fairly open (although the trees may have grown in 15 years ) .

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    Sweet, Dead Horse gap isn't that far away from where we are staying as well.

    I'm thinking of shooting away from Thredbo once I get up to Dead Horse Gap, hopefully that will less light pollution.

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