Dinner Plain Grade 3 snowshoe & 3 night snow camp CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER EVENT

From July 27, 2023 1:00 pm until July 30, 2023 12:30 pm
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Please note event will go ahead subject to weather.  Please bring your own/borrow or hire snowshoes as the club no longer has any.

Snow chains are required to be carried.

Just a short step from Dinner Plain, yet offering a great sense of remoteness, this walking track offers a fantastic snapshot of a
sub-alpine environment. It traverses varying landscapes and a range of habitats - scenic snow gum forests and mature Mountain Tea Tree bushland, snow grass plains, wetlands and alpine rivers and streams. Along the way there are many great places to stop for a picnic or rest or simply to enjoy the fresh mountain air.

You can park vehicles at Dinner Plain and walk 1.4km to JB Hut or park cars on side of road and walk less than 1km to Hut. The Hut is not available to camp in, and you'll need cooking equipment and food. Because vehicles can be parked very close to the Hut, it is easier to bring your own water, rather than depend on the hut supply or use a lot of gas to melt snow.  It's an ideal spot for a first snow camp.
When you book, let me know which nights you will be camping. 
Snow shoeing distances will depend on the group and weather conditions.

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps. 

Day Walking / XC Skiing / Snowshoeing in the Alps

    Activities in the Alps require additional safety equipment due to the fact that weather can change really quickly from benign to dangerous
  • Current Medical Information Form - Login first  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 
  • Water - 2 litres recommended - exercise in the Alps uses prodigious amounts of fluid
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Snow goggles & sunglasses
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event (snacks for morning and afternoon tea and lunch)
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies
  • Whistle
  • Toilet paper, trowel and sanitiser
  • A set of dry clothing in a separate bag to be left in the car to change into if you get wet
  • 4 Season Tent Preferred
  • Sleeping Bag ?  -  Check Temperature rating
  • Space Blanket
  • Balacava (optional)
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Trekking poles with snow baskets
  • Snow shovel (optional)

Overnight Event Packing list

Current Medical Information Form LOGIN FIRST  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 

  • Bedding 
  • Tent (sharing sections of the tent is an option)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Bag Liner
  • Mattress
  • Pillow 
  • Bed Clothing
  • Thermals - top and bottom
  • Second layer - top and bottom
  • Warm Gloves beanie and dry socks
  • Keep clothing in a water tight bag - zip lock - dry bags etc.. 
  • Wet Weather / Cold
  • Rain jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Warm Gloves and Water Proof Over Glove plus a Benie or suitable walk hat.
  • Essentials
  • Tooth Brush and paste
  • Any medication ( please inform leader if necessary Allergies etc)
  • Personal first aid 
  • Water to drink and prepare meal ( some locations and walks have water on site or en route )
  • Leader should inform the group re water supply
  • Tablets for water ( be safe rather than get a bug ) ( water purification tablets )
  • Toilet paper and trowl to dig appropiate hole.
  • Food
  • Dehydrated food for weight considerations
  • 3 Meals , plus snacks.  per day.  
  • Stove (another item that can be shared) 
  • Plate and cuttlery 
  • Cup for warm drink  your choice