Thredbo Hikes Track Report | 14 April
Posted on 14 Apr, 2021 in
Track Report by Rachael Schultz | Guest Services Outdoor Operations Manager
Sunshine, snow and wind warnings have been handed to hikers this April.
THREDBO TO MT KOSCIUSZKO
Venturing from Thredbo to Mt Kosciuszko this week meant hikers journeyed across the first snowfall of 2021! The strong winds from the cold snap resulted in sizeable snow drifts having developed across the walking track in some areas.
Caution is advised when crossing snow patches particularly when passing two-way traffic in steeper areas.
The toilet block at Rawsons Pass was barricaded by wind blown snow, thank you to NPWS staff in digging out the entrance way. Cootapatamba Lookout upgrades have been complete, taking hikers closer to the cirque now with a hand rail across the picturesque stops putting the summit of Mt Kosciuszko as the perfect backdrop for group photos.
The most abundant bloom is mainly in the Snowpatch Feldmark in the form of White Purslane. All other remaining blooms such as Snow Daisy, Spoon Daisy and Bidgee-widgees are now spotted in singular populations. Autumn colours across the alpine create an unspoiled scene to make the most of the last few weeks of hiking season.
BEYOND MT KOSCIUSZKO
With the recent rain and snow fall across the alpine, hikes to Mt Townsend and Ramshead Range are mostly inaccessible and the routes are sodden with the fragile terrain now impassible. Thredbo Guided Hikes have ceased these private hike options until further notice. We advise for those choosing to head out on their own to be cautious of rising water levels of creeks, avoid stepping on moss and grasses are extremely slippery when wet.
To make the most of lift operating hours and hiking opportunities check out the lift and trail status here.
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them their cultures, and elders past, present and future.
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