Fred had attempted Mount Barr in late October with Steve and Drew, but crotch deep post holing had gotten them a little uh....distracted. OK then, pack the skis this time!
A small (big) problem arose in February, as a large chunk of blasted mountainside decided to come down and completely cover the good road leading up Hunter Creek. It happened just off the highway at about 0.75km, and about 200' above sea level. It was a long walk from here to the end of the road, but the optimistic side of me thought that maybe the slide event wasn't that bad, and that maybe my Jeep could get around it. Hey maybe some locals patched it up well enough to drive through?
Fred's not nearly as optimistic (naive?) as me, and he suggested we bring his "econobox" (Tercel), instead of my gas loving Jeep. I still thought there might be a chance the slide was drivable, but when we talked to some (slightly surly) locals, they informed us we would be lucky to climb across, let alone drive. [photo]three.jpg[caption]Ridges above Hunter Creek[/photo]
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