These pages are for 'In the field' observations for Bogong High Plains. This is an open social platform for everyone to contribute to. There are some pointers on what and how to submit observations here: 'How to write and submit observations'. So if your up on the BHP, please take the time to punch through an observation below in the 'Comments' section. This is pretty basic and easy, and let's face it, your just sitting around a lot between 6pm and 6am so if you have enough network coverage, help us all out.
The large expanse of high country extending from Falls Creek north and east is the homeland of more traditional 'Cross Country' (XC) skiing pursuit. The majority of the terrain is varied undulating hills, scattered with huts and Hydro infrastructure. The major roads and the 'Heathy Spur' enjoy the attention of the XC groomers. So if lycra is your thing, this is you place. Conversely if gore tex is more your thing, try and keep the groomed trail in good nick by staying to the side... And give way to your speedy XC compadres.
It is certainly the best introductory area available to Victorians. That said it is no easy get. Once you have left the protection of the resort and then the trees, the area can be challenging to navigate. Similar to its satellite neighbour Mt Bogong, when the weather sets it, there are only marginal aspects to seek shelter. These are Namely the hut sites of Edmondson's on Bakers Spur, Ropers Hut beyond Mt Nelse and the eastern aspects of Wallace, Cope and The Bogong Rover huts. Or geographic shelter in the form of Watchbed Creek and the eastern apsect of Mt Nelse. Here is the trail map (Click Here).
The more challenging terrain can be found in the bowls of the east face of Mt Nelse, The south side of Spion Kopje as seen from Falls Creek, and the northern descents from the ridge west of Ropers Hut.
The emergency contingencies are good with lots of access points and the close proximity of Falls Creek.