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Mt Tate - Snowy Mountains weekend walks

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Date:17/02/2017 - 19/02/2017
Leader:Christian Wilson
Email:christian [this one is meant to be a dot] wilson [replace this stuff with the at symbol] sydney [this one is meant to be a dot] edu [this one is meant to be a dot] au [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Mt Tate - Snowy Mountains weekend walks
I’m thinking of going down to the Snowy Mountains this coming weekend 18-19 Feb 2017. I’d like to climb Mt Tate (elevation 2068m) from Guthega. Mt Tate is a lovely peak on the Main Range with views in every direction. I have not yet climbed it (I've done many others there though). There will be some off track walking through alpine vegetation so you will need good footwear and full waterproof jacket for the alpine area. You will need a day pack and drinking water plus snacks etc for the walks. I carry water in my car as well.
I’m planning on leaving on Friday night and car camp late near Cooma or beyond which gives us a good early start for Saturday. Saturday night will be spent car camping somewhere closer to the mountains, but the I plan the mountain climb to be a day walk (easier in summer!) . You will need a tent and a sleeping bag rated to about 0C for the car camping. On Sunday we can do another shorter walk somewhere before heading home. There may be a slim chance of snow at higher elevations on Sunday!
Weather needs to be taken seriously up there & we need to be flexible . It can be very hot, very cold or very wet, so if the forecast changes I will alter our plans to suit the conditions.
I have space for 3 people in my car.
I can pick you up at Waterfall Station (Kiama train T4 / South Coast line) at 6pm, a train leaves Central at 5pm. There is another train soon after, that goes to Waterfall (T4) . Please don’t be late as otherwise it will make for a very long night!
While this is OK for a keen beginner, it may be better if you have some experience in off track walking. Please ask me anything if unsure. THis has some good advice if you are new to bushwalking!

Its a big weekend (its a long way there and back) but the rewards are bigger, I have found that the Snowy's in a weekend is easy to do and so much fun.
Share petrol costs and the National Parks fee of $17.00 plus some money for food if we choose to eat at a pub etc.
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