Denis Evans' Hiking Page.


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and

my professional page http://rsc.anu.edu.au/~evans/index.php

 

 


 

Summit of Mt Jagungal (Easter Saturday, March 29, 1997).

The shortest route to Jagungal involves a 38km hike.


But it is worth it!

View looking north from Mt Jagungal at dawn.


Hiking, Bushwalking and Mountains


Satellite Coordinates and MobileMe Photographs from Australia and overseas

 

Here are the latest Spot Communicator tracks (in Google Earth KML format. I also include links to MobileMe galleries of photos for the relevant individual tracks - Jan 3, 2011

 

Australia:

Snowy Mountains National Park, New South Wales

Blue Lake Storm (pics), Blue Lake (pics), Carruthers Clouds (pics), Ramshead Mountain in winter sastruggi (pics), Falls Creek Waterfall, Guthega (pics), Guthega Ridge (pics), Illawong Track (pics), Kangaroo Ridge loop (pics), North Etheridge (pics), North Lakes Loop (pics), North of the Crags (pics), Pilot Wilderness (pics), Ramshead Snowgums (pics), Ramshead Mountain (pics & pics), Seamans hut (pics), South Lakes loop (pics), South Ramshead (pics), Stillwell sping (pics), the Big Bog (pics), Nose loop (pics), Watsons Clouds (pics), Lake Cootapatamba (pics), Lakes Walk (pics), Mt Townsend (pics), North loop flowers (pics).

Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory

Square Rock & Orroral lookout (pics), Lake Ginnindera, Long Flat Trail (pics), Mt Tennant (pics), Fishing Gap (pics),

Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain loop (pics), wombats, wallabies and rainforrest (pics)

Overseas:

Alaska

Denali AK (pics), Hidden Lake AK (pics), Harding Icefield AK(pics),

Colorado

Mount Elbert North Trail CO (pics), Mount Princeton from the road (pics), the Peacock Pond near Longs Peak (pics), Ute Trail on Trail Ridge, Rocky Mountain National Park (pics)

Utah

Utah Fall views including Alta (pics)

French Alps

Glacier de Tre la Tete (pics),

Austrian Tyrol

Samoarsee (pics), Alpeinerferner 2008 (pics), Peiljoch to Sulzenauer (pics), Lubecker Weg & Sulzenauer Bach (pics), Grunausee &Sulzenauer Bach (pics), Similaun (pics)


My latest Garmin tracks and waypoints file (in GPX format).

Note: These coordinates are offered with NO guarantees of accuracy. If you do discover errors in the data, I would appreciate your passing on that information to me so that the accuracy of the data can be improved.


 

Australian Alps


Satellite coordinates for Australian Alps huts.

2008 coordinates in Google Earth format: waypoints and Australian tracks. Clicking links downloads the file and if you have Google Earth the coords will open in Google Earth. This is an excellent way to view and manipulate GPS coordinates.

The data were obtained using Garmin II+, eTrex Vista and now eTrex Vista HCx GPS's, and is maintained using MacGPS Pro software. Also check out Ben Johnson's web site www.firstwaypoint.com.

Some height data for south east Australian mountains.

John Evans' hiking blog (ACT and Tasmania).

Canberra bushwalking Club.


Watsons Crags at sunset. Photo taken in Summer from Townsend Saddle (7,247ft).

Winter photo of Watsons Crags taken from Mt Twynam, lo res 30KB.


Ramsheads.

A wild summer afternoon on South Ramshead. Photo by Yasunori Tabira. From left: Denis Evans, Ray Withers and Nicholas Withers.

A wild winter afternoon on South Ramshead. (June 24, 2000).

By contrast, it can be extremely pleasant in the Ramsheads - Ramshead Pass (June 18, 2000).


Images from a hike near Blue Lake with the 1997 Research School of Chemistry, David Craig Lecturer.


More Australian hiking/skiiing images. Murray Dow's bushwalking pages.


Some summer views of the Snowies.

It is a seven hour round trip to Mount Alice Rawson from the Crackenback chairlift. (This time includes lunch etc.) Total distance is 24km. Mt Townsend is a two and one half hour rapid hike from the chairlift. Alice Rawson from Mt Townsend. The Sentinel and Watsons Crags, view down to the Geehi and a panorama of the Main Range.


Galleries

Winter scenes near Mountain Tate (6,784ft) in the Main Range of the Australian Alps, August 29, 1998.

The most beautiful trees on earth snow gums, December 2000.

Views from Mt Townsend, Easter 2001, and ANZAC Day 2003.

Moods of Mount Tate, September 2002.

The worst local bushfires in a century were started by lightning on January 8, 2003.

Here we see the end of the fires with rain on Mount Morgan, February 22.

A day among the Ice Trees on the Sawyers Hill Tantangara Mtn ridge, Kosciuszcko National Park, June 14 2003.

A beautiful winter day on Mt Tate, July 19, 2003.

Snowshoe tour through the Ramsheads, August 9, 2003.

A walk above Blue Lake, Kosciuszcko National Park, December 13, 2003.

Some photos from Mt Morgan, Jan 3, 2004 - almost one year after the fires.

Watsons Crags 2004. Amazingly stark summer landscape!

Wilkinsons Valley, Easter 2004.

A day doing the Ramshead loop, August 2004.

Images from Tidbinbilla Ridge a favourite hike for Canberrans, October 2004.

An Easter weekend in the Ramsheads, March 2005.

A day walk to Mt Clarke, Northcote and back, May 2005.

A hike/climb/scramble up onto the Sentry Box complex which forms part of the ACT southern border, May 2005.

First snow for 2005 came late.

Days like these are pretty indescribeable.

Snowshoe trip to Cootapatamba, October 2005.

A picture essay of Carruthers, Oct 2005.

The Toolona Creek circuit, Lamington National Park, Gold Coast hinterland, Queensland Australia, December 2005.

Photos from a camping trip to Wilkinson's Valley, Christmas 2005. This valley is surrounded by Australia's highest mountains - (numbers 1, 2 ,5, 8, 9, 10..). Strangely many are unamed! Here is my list. It's not really possible to explore this place unless you plan a muti-day camping trip. Perhaps that is why is is rarely mentioned in hiking books.

A trip to Carruthers Couloir in April 2006.

The Lakes Walk in May 2006.

Bogong Ridge above Dead Horse Gap - blizzard scenes, August 2007.

Snow gums at Charlottes Pass, Snowy Mountains, Australia, 2007.

Mt Scabby and Yaouk Valley views, NSW, Australia, 2007.

Watson's Crags, with Henk van Beijeren, May 26, 2007.

Nice winter views of the Ramsheads in June, 2007.

Ramshead Loop ~9km, from Dead Horse Gap up to the Ramshead plateau, and return to Cascade Creek carpark.

A twenty four kilometer roundtrip ACT's highest mountain: Mt Bimberi 1913m.

Cradle Mountain loop, Tasmania, Christmas 2008.

Alpine flowers Spring 2008.

Crummer Ridge above Blue Lake, summer 2009.

Brindabella spring flowers.

Scenes from Bruny Island, Tasmania, April 2009.

Snow shoe trip to neighbourhood of Blue Lake. Clouds and snow scenes, early May, 2009.

A 14km round trip on snow shoes - 800m vertical, May 9 2009: Charlottes Pass, Mt Clarke, Northcote, Lee, Carruthers.

For comparison here's the same trip in summer. It is very interesting to compare summer and winter.

More web photos are here.

Mount Wellington, October, 2012.

Mount Field National Park near Hobart - Russell and Horseshoe Falls, October 2012.


Austrian and French Alps


Hoch Golling, south of Schladming, Austria.

A strange view on the summit at 2862m. And again. (July 6, 2000)

Galleries


Some summer images from the Stubai (Austria), August 2002.

Trek through the Oetztal in the Tyrolean Alps, August, 2003.

Hut to hut trek (Bremer Hutte 2411m, Nurnberger Hutte 2288m to Sulzenau Hutte 2191m) in the Stubai, August 2004.

The year 2005 was completely crapped out by bad weather - rain, snow, floods and rockslides. Sorry no images of Similaun Hutte.

Hochwildehaus and Gurgler Ferner, 2006.

Glacier de Tre la Tete on the Mont Blanc Massif, France, October 2007.

Alpeinerferner Tyrol 2008. Summer snow! Wonderful!

Lubecker Weg & Sulzenauer Bach, Tyrol 2008.

Grunausee & Sulzenau Bach, Tyrol 2008.


North America


 

Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

A collection of winter views along the Chasm Lake trail just below the east face of Longs. Photos taken before 2003 were taken with a Canon S100 digital Elph. After this date, a Canon S45 was used: Longs, Chasm Lake trail (centre foreground), Chasm Lake, Longs East face, my pack and poles, wow!

 

ThanksGiving views from Halletts Peak: Flattop trail, down Tyndall Glacier (you can see the trail head just to the left of the right hand ridge), Flattop Mtn, the Great Divide, Halletts Peak from across Tyndall, Halletts from head of Tyndall (this shows the route up Halletts Peak), into Tyndall, Longs from Hallett

 

Views from near Granite Pass Longs, storm on Halletts, the pine. (November, 2000).


Colorado Rockies.

View from Mt Belford (14,197ft) down to Missouri Gulch. Aspens are showing their Fall colors, 4,000ft below.

Mt Belford is one of Colorado's 53 mountains over 14,000ft. (September 26, 1998).


Galleries
Mt Princeton, Colorado, July 2002.

Views of Telluride, Colorado, July 2002.

Two hikes above Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, May, 2003.

Mt Audubon, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, August 2006.

Views in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2007.


Hiking, Trekking, Mountaineering Links


Denis Evans' Hiking Gear Favorites.


Web sites

Kosciuszko Huts Association, PlanetMountain (It), Mountainzone.com (USA), Go-mountain.com (It), British Mountaineering Council, Austrian Alpine Association, mounteverest.net, American Alpine Institute., Hiking, Trekking & Camping @ ABC-of-Hiking.com, summitpost, Continental Divide

German Alpine Association (DAV) Regensberger section, American Alpine Club, Italian Alpine Club, Swiss Alpine Club, Sudtirol Alpine Association (It),

German Alpine Club (DAV) Stubai info(AT), Stubai high tour huts(AT), Franz Senn Hutte(AT), Sulzenauer Hutte(AT), Oetztal (AT)

Backpacker Mountaineering Guide.


 

then check out:


Suppliers/Manufacturers

Australia

Paddy Pallin, Mountain Designs, Mont, Cigana, Snowgum, Larry Adler, WildernessSports Jindabyne

Rest of the world

Stores

REI (USA), Ellis Brigham (UK), Taiga(Canada),Neptune Mountaineering (USA), Mountain Sports Boulder CO, L. L. Bean (USA), ProMountain Sports (Seattle), SummitHut (Arizona), BackCountry Store (Utah), MooseJaw (USA), GME Electrophone (AUS), Eastern Mountain Sports (USA) ,Bergsport Austria, Austrian weather (English)

Manufacturers

the North Face (USA), Mountain Hardware (USA), Grivel (It), Garmin (USA), Helly Hansen, Marmot, SUUNTO (FI), Vaude, Komperdell (AT), Lowa Boots

Magazines

Backpacker (USA), Outside (USA), Wild & Rock (Aus), Rock & Ice (USA), Climbing (USA), Outdoor (Aus),

Climbers

Conrad Anker, Ed Viesturs, Chris Bonington,

More Links

Ellis Brigham links, DAV links,


Jagungal (6,761ft) on the evening of Good Friday, March 28, 1997.



"There are only 3 real sports: bull-fighting, car racing and mountain climbing. All the others are mere games... "

Ernest. Hemingway


Travel Galleries


Images from around Broome, Western Australia, September 2004.

The Greek Island of Santorini was known in ancient times as Thera.

Drought scenes from the Dry Plains area south of the Australian Capital Territory, 2007.


My High School


Westfields High class of 1968 photos.


If you have comments or suggestions, email me at evans@rsc.anu.edu.au