Up at dawn this morning to meet Dave. We headed up to Poolburn and out exploring where we could on the ice. Ice was a bit stronger today and we managed to get to the far end of the lake. Some areas at still too thin especially as the day warmed up.
I left Dave there to camp over night and drove over to the Grey Lake (I think that is its official name although it seems green to me?) I had visited in summer as a potential place to skate. It was a bit of a trek down through the snowy track but rewarding to find skate-able ice there in a fantastic setting. Ice was mix of green ice and snow ice and although it was in the warm part of the day most of the ice was hard enough to skate. Interesting to see and hear the constant erosion of the cliff - including a bit of a slide with clay smashing onto the ice. Worth the magical walk through the snow and trees although next time I won’t forget the ice spikes as the track was slippery in places. Great day!
|Around at the dam on Poolburn|
|Clear as bro|
|Grey (Green?) Lake - fabulous!|
|Just loving it...|
|Clay bomb form the cliff - while I was there....|
Poolburn: Good ice in the main bay. Varies elsewhere so check first. Track ok when frozen but muddy and slippery when thawed. Skate with the frost
Manorburn - skate able ice out from Rushcutters corner.