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    Beautiful Mt Buller

    Hi ALL,

    I have been here for about nine days and I can honestly say the people and the place here offer a very rare tranquility. This place should assist the production of high quality chess!

    Please come and enjoy an unforgetable experience and kick some chess goals into the bargain.

    Kindest Regards
    George
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    Have to say the place looks great for bushwalking for those interested in such things. I was able to pick up a 1:25 000 map of Buller down here yesterday and there are walking tracks and firetrails going off every which way for basically as far as you like. Looking forward to exploring the place as much as I'm looking forward to the chess. Don't expect to be seeing me in the rapidplay this time. *runs away*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Don't expect to be seeing me in the rapidplay this time. *runs away*
    just checking, you are aware that the rapidplay is on the 1st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Have to say the place looks great for bushwalking for those interested in such things. I was able to pick up a 1:25 000 map of Buller down here yesterday and there are walking tracks and firetrails going off every which way for basically as far as you like. Looking forward to exploring the place as much as I'm looking forward to the chess. Don't expect to be seeing me in the rapidplay this time. *runs away*
    Yeah, its a wonderful place for hiking. We spent a lot of time around Mt Buller years ago, day trips and overnight camping out. Heaps of exploring possible, and its such a big park, away from the cities it should be pretty empty, always a big plus for the bushwalker.

    mini hint: take a good legionairs hat with you, although daily high temperatures are around 25 grad (I think) in summer, the UV strength is a strong as anywhere and you don't realise until later in the evening. Could really spoil a good chess tournament and vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Have to say the place looks great for bushwalking for those interested in such things. I was able to pick up a 1:25 000 map of Buller down here yesterday and there are walking tracks and firetrails going off every which way for basically as far as you like. Looking forward to exploring the place as much as I'm looking forward to the chess. Don't expect to be seeing me in the rapidplay this time. *runs away*
    For info - from my Mt Buller booklet again. Also, it seems to be a great place for mountain biking too (still to finish that page) with opportunities for the casual weekend "pedaller" to serious "extreme" enthusiasts. You can hire bikes up there.

    Mt. Buller offers a variety of hiking experiences for all ages and levels of fitness. Maps for the walking tracks are available from the Mt Buller Resort Management Office (the Post Office, map reference 118, O 10). Here’s a little preview to tempt your walking feet!

    The Village Circuit (EASY 3.12 km/1.5 hrs) and The Canyon (ADVANCED 300m/30mins) - This easy walk, over gently undulating terrain is a great way to orientate yourself with the Mt Buller Village. Offering fantastic views of Mt Stirling and the ranges to the south and east, the Village Circuit allows you to walk amidst grevilleas and snow gums. Incorporates a series of exercise
    stations for the fitness fanatics!

    Along the Village Circuit you will find the short, but challenging Canyon walk. Perfect for those with a sense of adventure, the Canyon offers grand views and has its own private water stream.

    The Summit Nature Walk (EASY to INTERMEDIATE 3.6km return/1.5-2hrs) A chance to enjoy the views and enjoy the flora and fauna of the high country.

    The Klingsporn Bridle Track (INTERMEDIATE 8.65km/3hrs one-way, down so you might want to be collected at the bottom!) Established by cattlemen in the early 1900s to bring stock up to graze in the lush alpine grasslands, the historic Klingsporn Bridle Track will take you from the top of Mt Buller down to the park at Mirimbah - beyond the resort boundaries. The narrow single
    track descends through scenic meadows, quiet woodlands and majestic forests. It is recommended to undertake the walk one-way from the top.

    Mt Stirling via Corn Hill and Howqua Gap (INTERMEDIATE 16.4 kms via Corn Hill or 20.4 kms via the Quarry/5-7hrs return) Venture beyond the resort boundaries to Corn Hill and Mt Stirling, walking along a combination of 4WD tracks and walking trails. One of the longer trails around Mt Buller, this walk has a number of picnic locations along the way, a majestic Alpine Ash forest
    to be explored and fantastic views back to the picturesque Mt Buller Resort.

    There are many more walks to enjoy around the Village. All are clearly signposted with markers placed periodically on longer or more difficult trails to confirm you are on the right track. Both the Resort Management Office and LaTrobe offer GUIDED WALKS to groups and you may wish to investigate this option to get the most from your experience.

    No matter what the walk ALWAYS adhere to the HIKERS CODE OF CONDUCT -
    Prevent erosion and trail damage - stay on the trail whenever possible.
    Leave no trace - carry out all garbage and litter. Fires are not permitted.
    Keep the wilderness wild - cutting new tracks is illegal and marking tracks is unsightly.

    Respect native flora & fauna - do not disturb, handle or provoke wildlife. Never pick flowers or collect any other parts of trees or plants.

    Practice good hygeine - ensure you are at least 50 metres from waterbodies when going to the toilet.

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    perhaps there could be some organised activites for interested parties during the rest days

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    just checking, you are aware that the rapidplay is on the 1st
    Doesn't affect me; I don't think I'll be partying like an idiot on NYE.

    I guess it's just a question of how far I should walk in one day when I have a game the next day.

    Probably go for walks in the mornings before games too but have to be careful not to do too much; made that mistake before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george
    Hi ALL,

    I have been here for about nine days and I can honestly say the people and the place here offer a very rare tranquility. This place should assist the production of high quality chess!

    Please come and enjoy an unforgetable experience and kick some chess goals into the bargain.

    Kindest Regards
    George
    My best wishes to all Mt B participants and onlookers. Have a good tourney.

    starter

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    Hello everyone,

    It has been snowing on and off during today. If the snow keeps up tonight, then the mountain will look amazing tomorrow for the start of the Lidums Australian Open

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Hello everyone,

    It has been snowing on and off during today. If the snow keeps up tonight, then the mountain will look amazing tomorrow for the start of the Lidums Australian Open
    Sounds awesome.

    Is there any chance you could put some photos of the participants or the beautiful scenery up on the website? Or if not, perhaps even here on the forum. So that those of us not going can at least enjoy the experience vicariously from our lounge rooms. Thanks.

    W.E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Hello everyone,

    It has been snowing on and off during today. If the snow keeps up tonight, then the mountain will look amazing tomorrow for the start of the Lidums Australian Open
    EEK - I don't think Shannon has too much in the way of warm clothing!!

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    Could someone remind me why we are going here for our summer holidays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenni
    Could someone remind me why we are going here for our summer holidays?
    Heh no chance of a tan then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenni
    Could someone remind me why we are going here for our summer holidays?
    You know what they say? There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Just had an SMS from Shannon - its snowing, she's cold and feels that Mt Buller should need a passport to visit.....

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