Mitre Flats Working Bee

Over The weekend of the 4&5th May, seven members of the Tramping club headed to Mitre Flats for a working bee. Jason Cheated and arrived the day before on the helicopter but had to unload two loads of firewood and start the cleaning before the others arrived on Saturday morning.
We all set about to clean and prepare the underside on the porch area around the two sides of the hut. We have now painted it white from the old flaking polyurethane and as you will see by the photos looks really good. When the temperature got to cold outside to paint some moved inside to paint underside of the bunks a dark green to colour to cover up all the graffiti. The new hut history sign and pin board were install on the hut. The tracks into and away from the hut were weed-eatered and the area around the hut also.
It was then onto the long three-course dinner which was a very good spread supplied by all. I am sure we all ate too much.
A slower start in the morning as we had other trampers sleeping in the hut. A great feed of bacon eggs and sausages on toast was available for everyone. Way too much food again!!! We will all be crawling out the track today.
This morning saw us apply the second coat of paint to both jobs as well as a number of hut maintenance jobs that were on the list to do.
After a quick lunch we packed up and headed back to the road end.
Another very successful working bee weekend at Mitre Flats.

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