Scotts Shelter

Accommodation type  shelter & campsite
Guidebook map  Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 8
Location http://www.forestry.sa.gov.au/crawford.stm (ForestrySA)
Latitude -34.7599020000
Longitude 138.9066590000
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Kodiak
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 09 7:56am 
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this shelter is atrocious during rain. It gives the false impression of shelter from the rain but in reality the entire roof leaks. I woke up to find that my down sleeping bag, which I can't afford to get wet was covered in water. Nice to see that the camping fees are going towards the badly needed maintenance... not!
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Julian
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 09 8:13am 
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Kodiak
Sorry to hear about your soaking.
We will look into it.
Was the water coming through the roof or between the roof and the walls?
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Kodiak
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 09 1:54pm 
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hey Julian,

Anger not directed at Friends of the Heysen but at DEH as I know they are the ones who are supposed to be responsible for this trail. Seems they are happy to take the money but not fulfil their obligations.

From what I could understand of the situation the water was seeping through the roof where the roofing sheets overlap. It then trickled down onto the rafters where it collected in large droplets and every minute or so the droplets would all fall and soak anything under the rafters. The only safe spot was on the floor underneath the bunks. Everywhere else was affected. I could see moisture on the entire surface of the roofing sheets.
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Julian
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 09 2:26pm 
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Kodiak,
It sounds like a design problem, which is probably DEH's responsibility.
Interestingly, the money you pay I think goes to Forestry SA, not DEH and certainly not the Friends.
Nevertheless, we are the maintainers and without your input, we would not be aware of the problem.
It has been logged and a couple of our manic maintainers will deal with it.
Cheers
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mattycat
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 10 3:04pm 
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Visited this one in May 2010 with some Angle Vale Scouts/Venturers, nice convenient shelter - appears to have had a wall added in front since the photos on the site here. We had no problems with water/condensation, but previous campers had logged this in the book there. We only left gear in the shelter and used tents, but our gear stayed safe. Thanks to those who volunteer their time to maintain this and other facilities :-) matthew
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Julian
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 10 4:12pm 
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Matthew,
You are correct, since the previous correspondence on the forum, a wall has been built to try and stop wind eddies etc which we found caused some of the problems
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 10 6:08pm 
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Thanks Julian, we found it a great stopover. Amazingly huge colonies of ladybugs like it too ;-)
Any idea when the new map books are going to be out?
cheers,
Matthew
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 10 9:29pm 
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Matthew,
Delighted you liked it. I think is much better since the screen was installed.
New Guide books-if I knew I could be a rich man! They were a couple of weeks away last November!!
Supposedly a couple of weeks away-TRUE
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