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Thredbo Hikes Track Report | 3 February

Posted on 3 Feb, 2021 in Hikes Track Report

Track Report by Rachael Schultz | Guest Services Outdoor Operations Manager

February means the beginning of many changes in the alps as the height of summer has passed.

THREDBO TO MT KOSCIUSZKO 

Some flowers are in the late stages of their prime, if you have a keen eye you’ll be sure to spot the following – Muellers Snow-Gentians have begun budding, Button Everlastings with bright orange flowers, Carpet Heath sprawling and Tadgells Leek-Orchid standing tall. If you are hiking through the cloud or after rainfall, be cautious as any moisture on the metal track makes it extremely slippery. Track work remains underway near Cootapatamba Lookout with small diversions in place.

Button Everlasting

 

Billy Buttons up to Mt Kosciuszko summit.

 

Muellers Snow Gentians

RAMSHEAD RANGE 

Thredbo guides will take you on the path less travelled to revel in grand views from North, Central and South Ramshead. Whether you choose a full-day hike or the half-day option you will need to be ready for an adventure. You will be lead scrambling across boulders, creek hopping and Brumby spotting all whilst being dwarfed by the ranges’ iconic granite tors. By taking a Thredbo guide you will discover new terrain and what vegetation to avoid and why.

Carpet Heath below Granite Tors.

 

Granite Tors

 

FAUNA 

If you were hiking during the intense rainfall last week you would have likely spotted Blue Planarians. These deep-blue worms grow to be 6cm long and are clever predators! After the rain they head above the ground and create trails behind them of viscous slime. This slime then traps small bugs, like millipedes, for them to eat.

Blue Planarian

To make the most of lift operating hours and hiking opportunities check out their latest statuses 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.

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about how you can hike the amazing alpine with Thredbo’s local knowledgeable guides click here

For more information please contact Thredbo Guided Hikes at guides_thredbo@evt.com 

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