Wee Jasper

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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby Serenity Now » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:12 pm

Hi,
This has come just at the right time,well maybe.

We are hiring a soft floor CT next Monday and we are heading to Wee jasper.
We do realise that it is winter. :***
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby Lin » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:29 pm

Oh brrrrr! It was cold at night when we were last there mid-April and I don't think I'd cope well there this time of year. It'll be very beautiful there though!
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby Jo&Kev » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:58 pm

Serenity - I live at the top of the hill - in Yass. Based on the past couple of weeks I would advise that you plan for temps between -2 and -8 overnight down there. When I set off for work yesterday morning it looked like it had snowed overnight. Days in Yass have been between 8 and about 12 for the past few.
Billy Grace Reserve is the only camping area with hot showers. I would highly recommend them.
It should be magnificent down there as we have had a fair bit of rain, so the rivers should be up and the grass and trees green...
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby Serenity Now » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:30 pm

Thanks Kev,

We have (or at least i do ) have a plan B which involves heading east to the coast.

Hubby is not perturbed by the weather but we will go well prepared for the low temps.

As a local are there any must do walks in the area as we love to hike.

We are hiring a Ct so i don't know how much warmer it is in the CT as opposed to the tent we camp in.

It sounds so beautiful there.
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby xmasbaby67 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:39 pm

It's not that much warmer SN, the best bit is that you are up off the ground in a comfy bed!!

Take hot water bottles, they are great for keeping you warm. We camped on the long weekend and had -4 and they kept us warm & the kids loved them in their swags.
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:51 pm

xmasbaby67 wrote:Take hot water bottles, they are great for keeping you warm.


Good suggestion XB.....
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby cokebottle » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Serenity Now wrote:As a local are there any must do walks in the area as we love to hike.


I am not a local, but we camped there in October & we loved the area, the Hume & Hovel walking trail which starts almost opposite the Billy Grace is a must do we only walked part way up the mountain but from the top I reckon the view would be even better than how far up we went....

The picture below is one I took part way up the trail.

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Rain eroded limestone on Hume & Hovel walking trail up Mt Wee Jasper

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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby Jo&Kev » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:17 pm

The Wee Jasper Reserves website has some downloadable walk brochures - see http://www.weejasperreserves.com.au/bushwalks.html

A must do is Carey's Cave. I'm not a cave fan but I loved the visit there I had - a couple of hours well spent.

If you call into the Yass Visitor Centre they shoule be able to fit you up with a whole heap of things to do, especially as we are the start (or end I suppose) of the Hume and Hovell Walking Track.
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby Lin » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:18 pm

I just found this link: http://www.weejasper.org/hhtrack.html

Must check out some of the walking tracks there next time we go!
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby cokebottle » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:43 pm

Jo&Kev wrote:A must do is Carey's Cave. I'm not a cave fan but I loved the visit there I had - a couple of hours well spent.


Yep, Carey's is great! the guy who runs the tours is a real character & we ended up spending almost 3hrs underground instead of the advertised 1.5hrs!

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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby xmasbaby67 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:44 pm

Thanks Gypsy yes it is a good suggestion that I got from someone very knowledgeable on this very forum and now we are hot water bottle converts!!! ::)
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:45 pm

cokebottle wrote:
Yep, Carey's is great! the guy who runs the tours is a real character & we ended up spending almost 3hrs underground instead of the advertised 1.5hrs!

Michael


Is there a fee for this Michael??
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby cokebottle » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:55 pm

gypsylady wrote:Is there a fee for this Michael??


What is the cost?
Adult - $14.30 Child (5-15) - $9.90 Family (2A,3C) - $38.50
These prices are valid as of 1st December 2008...
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website: http://www.weejaspercaves.com/

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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:15 pm

Thanks Michael......looks like you got some real value for money.
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Re: Wee Jasper

Postby Lin » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:41 pm

Yep, Carey's is great! the guy who runs the tours is a real character & we ended up spending almost 3hrs underground instead of the advertised 1.5hrs!

We actually fled. It drove me nuts! I thought the guy was repetitive and his rethorical questions were driving me bonkers. And not a great activity with a 5yo, no matter how patient she was. I would've liked it if we would've been shown the whole cave in the 1.15 mins it was supposed to be. But I was pretty annoyed when after 2 hours we still had only seen a tiny fraction of it and we had planned to get back early to enjoy the sun and cook an early dinner. Plus I had my dog in the car outside!
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