Dead Horse Snowshoe XII

Trip type: 
Snowshoeing
Difficulty: 
Easy
Start date: 
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 6:00am

Would you like a day of back country snow adventure that doesn’t involve having to learn to ski? Then this short 5km return classic snowshoe trip is for you. Starting from Dead Horse Gap (1582m) the route climbs 470m through snow gum forest onto the Rams Head Range (+2050m). The objective is the ice and snow bound rocky crag of South Rams Head for a taste of winter alpine adventure and (weather dependent) magnificent views of Mt Kosciuszko, the Main Range and the Thredbo Valley. Snowshoes are a fun and easy alternative for background country snow exploration, especially if you find maintaining you balance on skis too much of a challenge. This tried and tested route is sheltered, short and varied, and hence ideal for snowshoe beginners and even complete novices who have never seen snow. Map: 1:25,000 Thredbo Ski Touring.

Costs: 
About $30-40 for transport, park entry and chain hire.
Intended plan: 
As per the trip description. If conditions are poor we might only ascend as far as the tree-line and avoid the exposed high ground.
Departure and intended return times: 
Depart Canberra about 6am Saturday and return about 8pm after dinner in Cooma
Local knowledge: 
Trip leader has snowshoed this route over numerous winters
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