Amid some massive electrical storms late Christmas Eve we left Munyang Power Station and arrived at Whites River Hut just as the rain began to fall. The inside of the hut was burnt out in Winter 2010 and the new hut is really comfortable and a more than welcome place to bed down for the night.
Late the following morning we headed up Disappointment Ridge, past Gungartan Trig and down the ridge to Tin Hut in perfect walking weather. We had beautiful views of the Kerrie Range and looking further to the north we could see Lake Eucumbene. We were impressed to see a great view of the Watson’s Creek area on the main range and spent a lot of time discussing future winter ski trips. While there is no better way to spend Christmas day than roaming about in the hills we also took the opportunity to test out the Memory Map HOLUX funtrek GPS. After trying a few different GPSs we were really pleased with this little unit. As the topo maps are preloaded it couldn’t be easier to use and we could pin point our exact location which we were easily able to transfer to our physical map.
Before leaving we also marked a series of way points, we easily made route changes along the way and the GPS recorded our exact path for the trip which we will be able to down load onto our PC. Battery life is about a day, we turned the unit on and off on our first afternoon and then left it on for the second day, by the end of the day (about 6pm) the battery was running out of life. This is certainly our pick for anyone looking for a GPS that offers a lot of detail and is easy to use. Look out for our more extensive review of this fantastic mapping GPS soon.